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Reducing crime and violence : experimental evidence on adult noncognitive investments in Liberia (English)

The paper shows that self-control, time preferences, and values are malleable in adults, and that investments in these skills and preferences reduce crime and violence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7648 APR 20, 2016

Blattman,Christopher; Jamison,Julian C; Sheridan,Margaret Disclosed

When measure matters: coresidency, truncation bias, and intergenerational mobility in developing countries (English)

Biases from truncation caused by coresidency restriction have been a challenge for research on intergenerational mobility. Estimates of intergenerational schooling persistence from two data sets show that the intergenerational regression coefficient, the most widely used measure, is severely biased downward in coresident samples. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7608 MAR 18, 2016

Emran,M. Shahe; Greene,William; Shilpi,Forhad J. Disclosed

Nudging and habit change for open defecation : new tactics from behavioral science (English)

Open defecation (OD) remains a critical global health challenge, affecting almost 1 billion people around the world and contributing significantly to the estimated 842,000 people who die each year because of poor sanitation, hygiene practices, and unsafe water supplies (WHO, 2014). ... See More +

UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program 104328 MAR 01, 2016

Neal, David; Vujcic, Jelena; Burns, Rachel; Wood, Wendy; Devine,Jacqueline Disclosed

Senegal - Do hygiene and handwashing make for better brain development? (English)

Poor hygiene is a particular problem when it comes to children because they are more susceptible to diarrhea and repeated or severe episodes can harm their health and development. ... See More +

Brief 104787 MAR 01, 2016

Marcus,Aliza; Berman,Daphna Disclosed

Employer voices, employer demands, and implications for public skills development policy connecting the labor and education sectors (English)

Educators believe that they are adequately preparing youth for the labor market while at the same time employers lament the students' lack of skills. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7582 FEB 29, 2016

Cunningham,Wendy; Villasenor,Paula Disclosed

Cognitive and non-cognitive skills for the Peruvian labor market : addressing measurement error through latent skills estimations (English)

Evidence from developed country data suggests that cognitive and non-cognitive skills contribute to improved labor market outcomes. This paper tests this hypothesis in a developing country by using an individual-level data set from Peru that incorporates modules to measure cognitive and non-cognitive skills. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7550 FEB 01, 2016

Cunningham,Wendy; Parra Torrado,Mónica; Sarzosa,Miguel Alonso Disclosed

Striving for balance in economics : towards a theory of the social determination of behavior (English)

This paper is an attempt to broaden economic discourse by importing insights into human behavior not just from psychology, but also from sociology and anthropology. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7537 JAN 21, 2016

Hoff,Karla; Stiglitz,Joseph E. Disclosed

The role of preschool quality in promoting child development : evidence from rural Indonesia (English)

This paper reports on the quality of early childhood education in rural Indonesia. On average, the paper finds that centers created under the Indonesia Early Childhood Education and Development Project provide higher quality services than other types of preschools, as measured by a comprehensive instrument of preschool quality based on direct observation of classrooms in session (the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7529 JAN 05, 2016

Brinkman,Sally Anne; Hasan,Amer; Jung,Haeil; Kinnell,Angela; Nakajima,Nozomi; Pradhan,Menno Prasad Disclosed

Skills for work in Bulgaria : the relationship between cognitive and socioemotional skills and labor market outcomes (English)

Bulgaria is undergoing both a rapid demographic transition and a significant structural shift in its economy. Increasing longevity combined with low fertility and emigration have made Bulgaria’s age structure increasingly top-heavy and its dependency ratios higher. ... See More +

Working Paper 102627 JAN 01, 2016

Levin,Victoria; Guallar Artal,Silvia; Safir,Abla Bulgarian Disclosed

Pakistan - Second Phase of Punjab Education Sector Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102164 DEC 17, 2015

Disclosed

Pakistan - Second Phase of Sindh Education Sector Project (SERP II) : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102163 DEC 17, 2015

Disclosed

Pakistan - Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Productivity Improvement Program Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102039 DEC 15, 2015

Disclosed

Pakistan - Promoting Girls' Education in Balochistan (PGEB) Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102043 DEC 15, 2015

Disclosed

Pakistan - Land Records Management and Information Systems Program Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102029 DEC 15, 2015

Disclosed

Pakistan - Punjab Skills Development Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102026 DEC 15, 2015

Disclosed

Pakistan - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Southern Area Development Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102025 DEC 15, 2015

Disclosed

Pakistan - Dasu Hydropower Project (DHP) : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 101853 DEC 14, 2015

Disclosed

Pakistan - FATA Rural Livelihoods and Community Infrastructure Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102009 DEC 14, 2015

Disclosed

Poland - Skilling up the next generation : an analysis of Poland’s performance in the program for international student assessment (English)

Facing the prospects of rapid demographic aging and decline over the coming decades, Poland needs a highly skilled workforce to help generate the productivity growth that it needs to fuel continued convergence of its living standards with those of its West European neighbors. ... See More +

Working Paper 101562 DEC 02, 2015

Bodewig,Christian; Gortazar,Lucas; Herrera Sosa,Katia Marina; Kutner,Daniel; Amoroso,Jeremie Matthew; Moreno,Juan Martin Disclosed

Slovak Republic - Skilling up the next generation : an analysis of Slovak Republic’s performance in the program for international student assessment (English)

Facing the prospects of rapid aging and shrinking population over the coming decades, Slovakia needs a highly skilled workforce to help generate the productivity growth that it needs to fuel its continued convergence of living standards with its West European neighbors. ... See More +

Working Paper 101563 DEC 02, 2015

Herrera Sosa,Katia Marina; Gortazar,Lucas; Amoroso,Jeremie Matthew; Bodewig,Christian; Karacsony,Sandor I.; Moreno,Juan Martin Disclosed

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Reducing crime and violence : experimental evidence on adult noncognitive investments in Liberia (English)
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APR 20, 2016 WPS7648 Policy Research Working Paper
When measure matters: coresidency, truncation bias, and intergenerational mobility in developing countries (English)
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MAR 18, 2016 WPS7608 Policy Research Working Paper
Nudging and habit change for open defecation : new tactics from behavioral science (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104328 UNDP-Water & Sanitation Program
Senegal - Do hygiene and handwashing make for better brain development? (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104787 Brief
Employer voices, employer demands, and implications for public skills development policy connecting the labor and education sectors (English)
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FEB 29, 2016 WPS7582 Policy Research Working Paper
Cognitive and non-cognitive skills for the Peruvian labor market : addressing measurement error through latent skills estimations (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 WPS7550 Policy Research Working Paper
Striving for balance in economics : towards a theory of the social determination of behavior (English)
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JAN 21, 2016 WPS7537 Policy Research Working Paper
The role of preschool quality in promoting child development : evidence from rural Indonesia (English)
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JAN 05, 2016 WPS7529 Policy Research Working Paper
Skills for work in Bulgaria : the relationship between cognitive and socioemotional skills and labor market outcomes (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102627 Working Paper Bulgarian
Pakistan - Second Phase of Punjab Education Sector Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 17, 2015 102164 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - Second Phase of Sindh Education Sector Project (SERP II) : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 17, 2015 102163 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Productivity Improvement Program Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 15, 2015 102039 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - Promoting Girls' Education in Balochistan (PGEB) Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 15, 2015 102043 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - Land Records Management and Information Systems Program Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 15, 2015 102029 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - Punjab Skills Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 15, 2015 102026 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Southern Area Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 15, 2015 102025 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - Dasu Hydropower Project (DHP) : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 14, 2015 101853 Procurement Plan
Pakistan - FATA Rural Livelihoods and Community Infrastructure Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 14, 2015 102009 Procurement Plan
Poland - Skilling up the next generation : an analysis of Poland’s performance in the program for international student assessment (English)
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DEC 02, 2015 101562 Working Paper
Slovak Republic - Skilling up the next generation : an analysis of Slovak Republic’s performance in the program for international student assessment (English)
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DEC 02, 2015 101563 Working Paper