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Do the poor waste cash transfers? (English)

Dozens of countries have implemented cash transfer programs. In at least 20 studies, researchers have measured how people who receive the transfers spend their money. ... See More +

Brief 98627 AUG 01, 2015

Evans,David; Popova,Anna Disclosed

Industry speed bumps on local tobacco control in Japan? : The case of Hyogo (English)

Journal Article 102460 JUL 05, 2015

Keiko Yamada; Nagisa Mori; Mina Kashiwabara; Sakiko Yasuda; Horie,Rumi; Hiroshi Yamato; Loic Garçon; Francisco Armada Disclosed

Determinants of tobacco consumption in Papua New Guinea : challenges in changing behaviors (English)

This paper analyzes smoking prevalence and smoking behaviors in Papua New Guinea. Using the 2009–10 Papua New Guinea Household Income and Expenditure Survey, the paper analyzes the determinants of tobacco use and tobacco choices in Papua New Guinea. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7302 JUN 10, 2015

Hou,Xiaohui; Xu,Xiaochen; Anderson,Ian Disclosed

Tobacco consumption in Papua New Guinea (English)

Tobacco use is a major challenge to international development. Despite being a signatory to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and a Tobacco Free Pacific, Papua New Guinea is one of the ten countries with the highest rates of tobacco use in the world. ... See More +

Brief 96795 MAY 01, 2015

Hou,Xiaohui Disclosed

The effects of tobacco taxes on health : an analysis of the effects by income quintile and gender in Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine (English)

The main objectives of this paper are to estimate the burden of tobacco-caused mortality as a whole and by main tobacco-related diseases in Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine, and to assess the distributional health impact of an increase in tobacco taxation in these three countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 92765 OCT 01, 2014

Denisova, Irina; Kuznetsova, Polina Disclosed

Risking your health : causes, consequences, and interventions to prevent risky behaviors (English)

A growing share of the burden of disease across the world is associated with risky behaviors by individuals. Drug use, smoking, alcohol, unhealthy eating causing obesity, and unsafe sex are highly prevalent in low-income countries, even though they are traditionally associated with richer countries. ... See More +

Publication 82470 NOV 18, 2013

de Walque, Damien [editor] Disclosed

Smoking-attributable mortality in Bangladesh : proportional mortality study (English)

The objective of the article is to directly estimate how much smoking contributes to cause-specific mortality in Bangladesh. A case–control study was conducted with surveillance data from Matlab, a rural subdistrict. ... See More +

Journal Article 102482 JUL 12, 2013

Dewan S Alam; Jha,Prabhat K.; Chinthanie Ramasundarahettige; Peter Kim Streatfield; Louis W Niessen; Muhammad Ashique H Chowdhury; Ali T Siddiquee; Shyfuddin Ahmeda; Evans,Timothy Grant Disclosed

An economic model of Brazil's ethanol-sugar markets and impacts of fuel policies (English)

The lack of growth in the Brazilian sugarcane-ethanol complex since the 2008 financial crisis has been blamed on policies: lower mandate, holding gasoline prices below world levels, high fuel taxes, and inadequate fuel tax exemptions for ethanol. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6524 JUN 01, 2013

de Gorter, Harry; Drabik, Dusan; Kliauga, Erika M.; Timilsina, Govinda R. Disclosed

Governance of multi-sectoral interventions to promote healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has been experiencing a rapid demographic and epidemiological transition which has important health and economic consequences. ... See More +

Brief 75189 JAN 01, 2013

Bonilla-Chacin, Maria E. Disclosed

Turkey - econometric analysis of youth smoking behavior in Turkey (English)

The report is organized as follows. The information about the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) is provided in the first part. The second part gives some descriptive statistics about the prevalence rate of students and their consumption based on several characteristics observed in the survey. ... See More +

Social Analysis 69504 JAN 01, 2012

Onder, Zeynep Disclosed

Would liberalization lead to epidemic cocaine consumption? (English)

This paper uses cross-country data to estimate the potential effect of drastic reductions in the price of cocaine on the share of the population who consumes this drug. ... See More +

Journal Article 79413 AUG 01, 2011

Loayza, Norman V.; Sugawara, Naotaka Disclosed

Comprendre la dynamique du khat à Djibouti Aspects sociaux, économiques et de santé (French)

The aim of the study is to analyze and document the dynamics of Khat in Djibouti, primarily focusing on the social, economic and health aspects. ... See More +

Other Health Study 62823 MAY 01, 2011

Disclosed

Towards a political economy of tobacco control in low- and middle-income countries (English)

This study provides the basis for constructing a political economy of tobacco control in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The authors first undertook a literature review of tobacco control in LMICs to explore the forces that oppose the adoption, implementation, and enforcement of tobacco control strategies. ... See More +

Working Paper 54632 AUG 01, 2009

Bump, J.B.; Reich, M.R.; Adeyi, O.; Khetrapal, S.; Disclosed

So you want to quit smoking : have you tried a mobile phone? (English)

Tobacco use, which is rising quickly in developing countries, kills 5.4 million people a year worldwide. This paper explores the impacts of mobile phone ownership on tobacco consumption. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 44837 JUN 01, 2008

Labonne, Julien; Chase, Robert S Disclosed

So you want to quit smoking : have you tried a mobile phone ? (English)

Tobacco use, which is rising quickly in developing countries, kills 5.4 million people a year worldwide. This paper explores the impacts of mobile phone ownership on tobacco consumption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4657 JUN 01, 2008

Labonne, Julien; Chase, Robert S. Disclosed

Progression of tobacco control policies : lessons from the United States and implications for global action (English)

This paper examines the historical experience of tobacco control in the last five decades and shares important lessons of public health interventions to inform current and future tobacco control programs in other countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 44303 MAY 01, 2008

Novotny, Thomas E.; Mamudu, Hadii M.: Disclosed

Responding to Afghanistan's Opium economy challenge : lessons and policy implications from a development perspective (English)

Opium, Afghanistan's leading economic activity, lies at the heart of the challenges the country faces in state building, governance, security, and development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4545 MAR 01, 2008

Byrd, William A. Disclosed

Can production and trafficking of illicit drugs be reduced or merely shifted ? (English)

The production of cocaine and heroin, the two most important drugs economically, has been concentrated in a small number of poor nations for 25 years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4564 MAR 01, 2008

Reuter, Peter Disclosed

Burley tobacco clubs in Malawi : nonmarket institutions for exports (English)

This paper studies nonmarket institutions that facilitate exports. In Malawi, as in many other developing countries, farmers face numerous constraints that disconnect them from export markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4561 MAR 01, 2008

Negri, Mariano; Porto, Guido G. Disclosed

Brazil : the role of the tobacco control program in curbing smoking : Brasil : o papel do programa nacional de controle do tabagismo em seu esforco para controlar o tabagismo (Portuguese)

Available evidence indicates that there was a significant decline in smoking in Brazil between 1989 and 2006. About two decades ago, the government launched a tobacco control program, with a marked acceleration of efforts since 1990, focusing on non-price interventions such as bans on advertising, restrictions on smoking in public places, and other activities. ... See More +

Brief 44689 MAR 01, 2008

Iglesias, Roberto; Jha, Prabhat; Pinto, Marcia; Godinho, Joana; Costa e Silva, Vera Luiza da English Disclosed

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Do the poor waste cash transfers? (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 98627 Brief
Industry speed bumps on local tobacco control in Japan? : The case of Hyogo (English)
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JUL 05, 2015 102460 Journal Article
Determinants of tobacco consumption in Papua New Guinea : challenges in changing behaviors (English)
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JUN 10, 2015 WPS7302 Policy Research Working Paper
Tobacco consumption in Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96795 Brief
The effects of tobacco taxes on health : an analysis of the effects by income quintile and gender in Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92765 Working Paper
Risking your health : causes, consequences, and interventions to prevent risky behaviors (English)
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NOV 18, 2013 82470 Publication
Smoking-attributable mortality in Bangladesh : proportional mortality study (English)
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JUL 12, 2013 102482 Journal Article
An economic model of Brazil's ethanol-sugar markets and impacts of fuel policies (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6524 Policy Research Working Paper
Governance of multi-sectoral interventions to promote healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75189 Brief
Turkey - econometric analysis of youth smoking behavior in Turkey (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 69504 Social Analysis
Would liberalization lead to epidemic cocaine consumption? (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 79413 Journal Article
Comprendre la dynamique du khat à Djibouti Aspects sociaux, économiques et de santé (French)
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MAY 01, 2011 62823 Other Health Study
Towards a political economy of tobacco control in low- and middle-income countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2009 54632 Working Paper
So you want to quit smoking : have you tried a mobile phone? (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 44837 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
So you want to quit smoking : have you tried a mobile phone ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 WPS4657 Policy Research Working Paper
Progression of tobacco control policies : lessons from the United States and implications for global action (English)
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MAY 01, 2008 44303 Working Paper
Responding to Afghanistan's Opium economy challenge : lessons and policy implications from a development perspective (English)
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MAR 01, 2008 WPS4545 Policy Research Working Paper
Can production and trafficking of illicit drugs be reduced or merely shifted ? (English)
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MAR 01, 2008 WPS4564 Policy Research Working Paper
Burley tobacco clubs in Malawi : nonmarket institutions for exports (English)
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MAR 01, 2008 WPS4561 Policy Research Working Paper
Brazil : the role of the tobacco control program in curbing smoking : Brasil : o papel do programa nacional de controle do tabagismo em seu esforco para controlar o tabagismo (Portuguese)
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MAR 01, 2008 44689 Brief English