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Why are the elderly more averse to immigration when they are more likely to benefit ? evidence across countries (English)

Using household surveys for 24 countries over a 10-year period, this paper investigates why the elderly are more averse to open immigration policies than their younger peers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7554 FEB 02, 2016

Schotte,Simone Raphaela; Winkler,Hernan Jorge

Vietnam - Food Carbon Partnership Facility REDD+ Readiness Grant Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 102036 DEC 05, 2015

Sub-Saharan African science, technology, engineering, and mathematics research : decade of development (English)

In March 2014, several African governments’ 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 +

Publication 101305 NOV 19, 2015

Blom,Andreas; Lan, George; Adil,Mariam Nusrat

Spurring innovation with matching grants : evidence from Yemen (English)

Matching grants are one of the most common tools used in private sector development programs in developing countries and have been included in more than 60 World Bank projects totaling over US$1.2 billion, funding over 100,000 micro, small and medium enterprises. ... See More +

Brief 100641 NOV 01, 2015

Mckenzie,David J.; Assaf,Nabila; Cusolito,Ana Paula

Population aging and households’ saving in the Russian Federation (English)

Using household data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey, this paper assesses how aging affects saving. To overcome a systematic bias against the life-cycle hypothesis of survey data, the paper estimates how the age profile of saving changes when the micro data are corrected to account for the contribution to pensions (as additional saving) and receipt of benefits from pensions (as dissaving). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7443 OCT 15, 2015

Bussolo,Maurizio; Simone,Schotte; Matytsin,Mikhail

On the effects of enforcement on illegal markets : evidence from a quasi-experiment in Colombia (English)

This paper studies the effects of enforcement on illegal behavior in the context of a large aerial spraying program designed to curb coca cultivation in Colombia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7409 SEP 02, 2015

Mejía,Daniel; Restrepo,Pascual; Rozo,Sandra V.

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Concept Stage) - LSMS-ISA Burkina Faso Panel Surveys - P157034 (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet SEP 01, 2015

Sonia Joseph

Are large firms born or made ? evidence from developing countries (English)

This paper uses survey data from 120 developing countries to compare the role of institutions with firm characteristics at the time of creation of the firm in explaining the size, growth, and productivity of firms over their lifecycle. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7406 AUG 27, 2015

Ayyagari,Meghana; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Maksimovic,Vojislav

Pakistan - Water Sector Capacity Building and Advisory Services Project(WCAP) : additional financing - environmental assessment : Environmental and social management plan (English)

The objective of the Additional Financing for the Water Sector Capacity Building and Advisory Services Project (WCAP) for Pakistan is to strengthening institutional capacity for improved development and management of the Indus Basin Irrigation System (IBIS) in the context of economic, social, and environmental change. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1386 AUG 01, 2015

Lower bounds on inequality of opportunity and measurement error (English)

When measuring inequality of opportunity, researchers usually opt to eliminate within-type variation. Provided that in practice it is impossible to observe all circumstances, this implies that the researcher estimates a lower bound of the true level of inequality of opportunity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7379 JUL 28, 2015

Balcazar Salazar,Carlos Felipe

Subjective well-being across the lifespan in Europe and Central Asia (English)

This paper uses data from the Integrated Values Survey, the Life in Transition Survey, and the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey to analyze the relation between age and subjective well-being in the Europe and Central Asia region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7378 JUL 28, 2015

Bauer,Jan Michael; Levin,Victoria; Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria; Nie,Peng; Sousa-Poza,Alfonso

Linking risk models to microeconomic indicators (English)

Catastrophe risk models are quantitative models used to estimate probabilistic loss distributions for a specified range of assets subject to a baseline level of disaster risk. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7359 JUL 02, 2015

Small cash rewards for big losers : experimental insights into the fight against the obesity epidemic (English)

This paper examines the sustainability of weight loss achieved through cash rewards and, for the first time, the potential of monetary incentives to prevent weight cycling. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7339 JUN 26, 2015

Augurzky,Boris; Bauer,Thomas K.; Reichert,Arndt Rudiger; Schmidt,Christoph M.; Tauchmann,Harald

Product standards and firms’ export decisions (English)

The paper estimates the effect of product standards on firms’ export decisions using two novel datasets. The first covers all exporting firms in 42 developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7315 JUN 18, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Ferro,Esteban; Wilson,John S.

The time cost of documents to trade (English)

The paper shows that the number of documents required to export and import tend to increase the time cost of shipments. However, this relationship is far from simplistic, varying sharply in magnitude depending on the income level and the size of the country. ... See More +

Journal Article 100258 JUN 04, 2015

Amin, Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed

External review of the independent evaluation group of the World Bank Group report to code from the independent panel (English)

The Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) of the World Bank Group (WBG) commissioned the Independent Panel to conduct an external review of the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG). ... See More +

Board Report 99101 JUN 01, 2015

Doing the survey two-step : the effects of reticence on estimates of corruption in two-stage survey questions (English)

This paper develops a structural approach for modeling how respondents answer survey questions and uses it to estimate the proportion of respondents who are reticent in answering corruption questions, as well as the extent to which reticent behavior biases down conventional estimates of corruption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7276 MAY 22, 2015

Karalashvili,Nona; Kraay,Aart C.; Murrell,Peter

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

Procurement Plan 97124 MAY 20, 2015

Evaluating the economic and health impacts of investing in laboratories in East Africa : development and application of a conceptual framework (English)

Laboratories provide essential services to the health sector on the monitoring and treatment of disease. Routine implementation of new diagnostic techniques may be costly; therefore, understanding their clinical utility, impact, and cost-effectiveness are necessary to guide decisions as to whether and how such techniques should be implemented. ... See More +

Working Paper 97386 MAY 01, 2015

Boyce, Simone Peart; Berruti, Andres A.; Connolly, Helen; Schneidman,Miriam

Program evaluation and spillover effects (English)

This paper is a practical guide for researchers and practitioners who want to understand spillover effects in program evaluation. The paper defines spillover effects and discusses why it is important to measure them. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7243 APR 21, 2015

Angelucci,M.; Di Maro,Vincenzo

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Why are the elderly more averse to immigration when they are more likely to benefit ? evidence across countries (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7554 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Food Carbon Partnership Facility REDD+ Readiness Grant Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 05, 2015 102036 Procurement Plan
Sub-Saharan African science, technology, engineering, and mathematics research : decade of development (English)
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NOV 19, 2015 101305 Publication
Spurring innovation with matching grants : evidence from Yemen (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 100641 Brief
Population aging and households’ saving in the Russian Federation (English)
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OCT 15, 2015 WPS7443 Policy Research Working Paper
On the effects of enforcement on illegal markets : evidence from a quasi-experiment in Colombia (English)
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SEP 02, 2015 WPS7409 Policy Research Working Paper
Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Concept Stage) - LSMS-ISA Burkina Faso Panel Surveys - P157034 (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Are large firms born or made ? evidence from developing countries (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7406 Policy Research Working Paper
Pakistan - Water Sector Capacity Building and Advisory Services Project(WCAP) : additional financing - environmental assessment : Environmental and social management plan (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 SFG1386 Environmental Assessment
Lower bounds on inequality of opportunity and measurement error (English)
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JUL 28, 2015 WPS7379 Policy Research Working Paper
Subjective well-being across the lifespan in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUL 28, 2015 WPS7378 Policy Research Working Paper
Linking risk models to microeconomic indicators (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7359 Policy Research Working Paper
Small cash rewards for big losers : experimental insights into the fight against the obesity epidemic (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7339 Policy Research Working Paper
Product standards and firms’ export decisions (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 WPS7315 Policy Research Working Paper
The time cost of documents to trade (English)
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JUN 04, 2015 100258 Journal Article
External review of the independent evaluation group of the World Bank Group report to code from the independent panel (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 99101 Board Report
Doing the survey two-step : the effects of reticence on estimates of corruption in two-stage survey questions (English)
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MAY 22, 2015 WPS7276 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Project Preparation Technical Assistance Facility (PPTAF) Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAY 20, 2015 97124 Procurement Plan
Evaluating the economic and health impacts of investing in laboratories in East Africa : development and application of a conceptual framework (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 97386 Working Paper
Program evaluation and spillover effects (English)
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APR 21, 2015 WPS7243 Policy Research Working Paper