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The economic impact of Ebola on sub-Saharan Africa : updated estimates for 2015 (English)

The most severe impact of the Ebola epidemic, which began in Guinea in December 2013 and quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, has been in lost human lives and suffering. ... See More +

Working Paper 93721 JAN 20, 2015

Thomas, Mark Roland; Smith, Gregory; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Evans, David; Maliszewska, Maryla; Cruz, Marcio; Himelein, Kristen; Over, Mead

Integrating qualitative methods into investment climate impact evaluations (English)

Incorporating qualitative methods into the evaluation of development programs has become increasingly popular in recent years, both for the distinctive insights such approaches can bring in their own right and because of their capacity to complement the strengths -- and where necessary correct some of the weaknesses -- of quantitative approaches. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7145 DEC 01, 2014

Mendoza Alcantara, Alejandra; Woolcock, Michael

Facing the hungry tide : climate change, livelihood threats, and household responses in coastal Bangladesh (English)

This paper quantifies the impact of inundation risk and salinization on the family structure and economic welfare of coastal households in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7148 DEC 01, 2014

Dasgupta, Susmita; Hossain, Md. Moqbul; Huq, Mainul; Wheeler, David

Which firms create the most jobs in developing countries ? evidence from Tunisia (English)

This paper examines private sector job creation in Tunisia over the period 1996-2010 using a unique database containing information on all registered private enterprises, including self-employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7068 OCT 01, 2014

Rijkers, Bob; Arouri, Hassen; Freund, Caroline; Nucifora, Antonio

GLS estimation and empirical bayes prediction for linear mixed models with Heteroskedasticity and sampling weights : a background study for the POVMAP project (English)

This note adapts results by Huang and Hidiroglou (2003) on Generalized Least Squares estimation and Empirical Bayes prediction for linear mixed models with sampling weights. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7028 SEP 01, 2014

van der Weide, Roy

Testing weak exogeneity in cointegrated panels (English)

For reason of empirical tractability, analysis of cointegrated economic time series is often developed in a partial setting, in which a subset of variables is explicitly modeled conditional on the rest. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7045 SEP 01, 2014

Moral-Benito, Enrique; Serven, Luis

A decade of development in sub-Saharan African science, technology, engineering and mathematics research (English)

This report analyzes Africaapos;s current performance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) research, as well as future trends. In March 2014 several African governmentsapos; ministers agreed on a Joint Call for Action in Kigali to adopt a strategy that uses strategic investments in science and technology to accelerate Africa toward a developed knowledge-based society within one generation. ... See More +

Working Paper 91016 SEP 01, 2014

Implementing enterprise surveys in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy?s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, competition, corruption, crime, gender, infrastructure, innovation, labor, performance measures, and trade. ... See More +

Brief 92287 AUG 01, 2014

Validity of rapid measures of hand washing behavior : an analysis of data from multiple impact evaluations in the global scaling up hand washing project (English)

There is increasing interest in improving hand washing in low- and middle-income countries. The validity of rapid hand washing measures was evaluated by comparing them to hand washing behavior measured during five-hour structured observations. ... See More +

UNDP-Water ; Sanitation Program 90744 AUG 01, 2014

Ram, Pavani K.; Sahli, Michelle W.; Arnold, Benjamin; Colford, John M.; Chase, Claire; Briceno, Bertha; Orsola-Vidal, Alexandra; Gertler, Paul

Resilience in Education Settings Research (RES-Research) : training facilitator guidance notes (English)

These guidance notes prepare universities, local researchers, and development and humanitarian agencies to use and teach the approach of the Resilience in Education Settings (RES)-Research module, in its entirety or partially. ... See More +

Working Paper 88847 JUN 01, 2014

Reyes, Joel; Liebenberg, Linda; Kelcey, Jo

Resilience in Education Settings Research (RES-Research) : training facilitator guidance notes (Vol. 2) (English)

These guidance notes prepare universities, local researchers, and development and humanitarian agencies to use and teach the approach of the Resilience in Education Settings (RES)-Research module, in its entirety or partially. ... See More +

Working Paper 88847 JUN 01, 2014

Reyes, Joel; Liebenberg, Linda; Kelcey, Jo

Measuring psychosocial wellbeing in Democratic Republic of Congo report of a pilot study (English)

Since it began operating in the 1990s in northern Uganda, the LRA has inflicted enormous suffering on millions of civilians in several countries of the Great Lakes and Central African regions. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 90137 APR 01, 2014

Horn, Rebecca

The effects of the intensity, timing, and persistence of personal history of mobility on support for redistribution (English)

This paper examines the association between the intensity, timing, and persistence of personal history of mobility on individual support for redistribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6803 MAR 01, 2014

Dabalen, Andrew; Parinduri, Rasyad; Paul, Saumik

The state of STEM research in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related research output and impact are related to a region’s long-run economic development. 2) The overall publication output by Sub-Saharan Africa has increased over the past ten years, but not all subregions have grown at the same pace. 3) While relative output in the Health Sciences has increased, relative output in the Physical Sciences/STEM has been stagnant. 4) The impact of research in the Health Sciences is much greater than that in Physical Sciences/STEM, even after controlling for differences in citation norms. 5) Science is an international enterprise, and research collaboration is an important driver of success. ... See More +

Brief 86061 MAR 01, 2014

French

The state of STEM research in Sub-Saharan Africa : Situation de la recherche dans les STIM en Afrique subsaharienne (French)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related research output and impact are related to a region’s long-run economic development. 2) The overall publication output by Sub-Saharan Africa has increased over the past ten years, but not all subregions have grown at the same pace. 3) While relative output in the Health Sciences has increased, relative output in the Physical Sciences/STEM has been stagnant. 4) The impact of research in the Health Sciences is much greater than that in Physical Sciences/STEM, even after controlling for differences in citation norms. 5) Science is an international enterprise, and research collaboration is an important driver of success. ... See More +

Brief 86061 MAR 01, 2014

English

Vietnam - Preparation Technical Assistance (TA) Facility Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 86213 MAR 01, 2014

Dynamic effects of microcredit in Bangladesh (English)

This paper uses long panel survey data spanning over 20 years to examine the dynamics of microcredit programs in Bangladesh. With the phenomenal growth of microfinance institutions representing 30 million members with over $2 billion of annual disbursement over the past two decades, it is important to understand the dynamics of microcredit expansion and its induced impact on household welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6821 MAR 01, 2014

Khandker, Shahidur R.; Samad, Hussain A.

Designing experiments to measure spillover effects (English)

This paper formalizes the design of experiments intended specifically to study spillover effects. By first randomizing the intensity of treatment within clusters and then randomly assigning individual treatment conditional on this cluster-level intensity, a novel set of treatment effects can be identified. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6824 MAR 01, 2014

Baird, Sarah; Bohren, J. Aislinn; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

Report of the World Bank on the international comparison program (English)

This report provides the Commission with a comprehensive update on the status of the implementation of the 2011 round of the International Comparison Program (ICP), with specific emphasis on the activities that took place from November 2012 - November 2013. ... See More +

Working Paper 91002 MAR 01, 2014

Connecting evaluation and budgeting (English)

This paper discusses how evaluation is an essential tool for good budgeting and a core element of any well-designed government wide performance budgeting system. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88419 MAR 01, 2014

Robinson, Marc

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The economic impact of Ebola on sub-Saharan Africa : updated estimates for 2015 (English)
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JAN 20, 2015 93721 Working Paper
Integrating qualitative methods into investment climate impact evaluations (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7145 Policy Research Working Paper
Facing the hungry tide : climate change, livelihood threats, and household responses in coastal Bangladesh (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7148 Policy Research Working Paper
Which firms create the most jobs in developing countries ? evidence from Tunisia (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7068 Policy Research Working Paper
GLS estimation and empirical bayes prediction for linear mixed models with Heteroskedasticity and sampling weights : a background study for the POVMAP project (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7028 Policy Research Working Paper
Testing weak exogeneity in cointegrated panels (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7045 Policy Research Working Paper
A decade of development in sub-Saharan African science, technology, engineering and mathematics research (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91016 Working Paper
Implementing enterprise surveys in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 92287 Brief
Validity of rapid measures of hand washing behavior : an analysis of data from multiple impact evaluations in the global scaling up hand washing project (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90744 UNDP-Water ; Sanitation Program
Resilience in Education Settings Research (RES-Research) : training facilitator guidance notes (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88847 Working Paper
Resilience in Education Settings Research (RES-Research) : training facilitator guidance notes (Vol. 2) (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88847 Working Paper
Measuring psychosocial wellbeing in Democratic Republic of Congo report of a pilot study (English)
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APR 01, 2014 90137 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The effects of the intensity, timing, and persistence of personal history of mobility on support for redistribution (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6803 Policy Research Working Paper
The state of STEM research in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86061 Brief French
The state of STEM research in Sub-Saharan Africa : Situation de la recherche dans les STIM en Afrique subsaharienne (French)
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MAR 01, 2014 86061 Brief English
Vietnam - Preparation Technical Assistance (TA) Facility Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86213 Procurement Plan
Dynamic effects of microcredit in Bangladesh (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6821 Policy Research Working Paper
Designing experiments to measure spillover effects (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6824 Policy Research Working Paper
Report of the World Bank on the international comparison program (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 91002 Working Paper
Connecting evaluation and budgeting (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 88419 Working Paper (Numbered Series)