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Expediting trade : impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program (English)

Despite the importance of trade facilitation as an area of trade and development policy, there have been very few impact evaluations of specific trade facilitation reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7708 JUN 20, 2016

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Berg,Claudia N. Disclosed

Benchmarking institutions of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (ASET) in Sub-Saharan Africa : benchmarking results (English)

In this benchmarking report, a comprehensive benchmarking analysis of the participating Sub-Saharan African universities is conducted in terms of the key indicators identified and constructed for the purpose of assessing institutional performance and health. ... See More +

Working Paper 107420 JUN 06, 2016

Disclosed

Indonesia - Sustainable Management of Agricultural Research and Technology Dissemination (SMARTD) Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of Sustainable Management of Agricultural Research and Technology Dissemination (SMARTD) Project for Indonesia is to improve the institutional capacity and performance of the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) to develop and disseminate relevant and demand-driven innovative technologies, meeting the needs of producers and of the agri-food system. ... See More +

Project Paper RES18411 JUN 03, 2016

Ekanayake,Indira Janaki Disclosed

Who supports violent extremism in developing countries ? analysis of attitudes based on value surveys (English)

What are the common characteristics among radicalized individuals, willing to justify attacks targeting civilians? Drawing on information on attitudes toward extreme violence and other characteristics of 30,787 individuals from 27 developing countries around the world, and employing a variety of econometric techniques, this paper identifies the partial correlates of extremism. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7691 JUN 01, 2016

Kiendrebeogo,Youssouf; Ianchovichina,Elena Disclosed

India - Second Karnataka State Highway Improvement Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Second Karnataka State Highway Improvement Project for India is to accelerate the development of the core road network through leveraging public sector outlays with private sector financing and improving the institutional effectiveness of the road sector agencies to deliver effective and safe roads to users. ... See More +

Project Paper RES18941 MAY 17, 2016

Disclosed

Serbia - Competitiveness and Jobs Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 105187 MAY 04, 2016

Disclosed

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

Uganda - Millennium Science Initiative Project (English)

Ratings for the Millennium Science Initiative Project for Uganda were as follows: outcome was moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was significant, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 102970 APR 07, 2016

Disclosed

East Africa - Public health laboratory networking project : evaluation of performance-based financing for public health laboratories in Rwanda (English)

This report summarizes the main findings from the application of performance based incentives linked to progress on a standardized, globally recognized metric - the stepwise laboratory improvement process towards accreditation (SLIPTA) checklist - under the East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project (EAPHLNP) in Rwanda. ... See More +

Working Paper 105015 APR 01, 2016

Kumar, Meghan; Lehmann,Joel Thomas; Rucogoza,Aniceth; Kayobotsi, Claver; Das,Ashis Kumar; Schneidman,Miriam Disclosed

Second-stage sampling for conflict areas : methods and implications (English)

The collection of survey data from war zones or other unstable security situations is vulnerable to error because conflict often limits the implementation options. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7617 MAR 29, 2016

Himelein,Kristen; Eckman,Stephanie; Murray,Siobhan; Bauer,Johannes Disclosed

Providing policy makers with timely advice : the timeliness-rigor trade-off (English)

Policy makers bemoan the lack of research findings to guide urgent decisions, whereas researchers' professional code puts rigor first. This article argues that provisional assessments, produced early in the research cycle, can bridge the gap. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7610 MAR 18, 2016

Bell,Clive L.G.; Squire,Lyn 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

Revisiting the impact of the Brazilian SIMPLES program on firms' formalization rates (English)

A recent survey of rigorous impact evaluations of programs to help small and medium-size firms to formalize indicates that the programs do not seem to work for most informal firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7605 MAR 16, 2016

Piza,Caio Disclosed

Land measurement bias and its empirical implications : evidence from a validation exercise (English)

This paper investigates how land size measurements vary across three common land measurement methods (farmer estimated, Global Positioning System (GPS), and compass and rope), and the effect of land size measurement error on the inverse farm size relationship and input demand functions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7597 MAR 14, 2016

Dillon,Andrew S.; Gourlay,Sydney; Mcgee,Kevin Robert; Oseni,Gbemisola O. Disclosed

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 Disclosed

Qualitative research to enhance the evaluation of results-based financing programmes : the promise and the reality (English)

This Discussion Paper presents the approach, findings, and recommendations from a desk review of the qualitative research conducted within Results-Based Financing programmes (RBF) under the Health Results Innovations Trust Fund (HRITF). ... See More +

Working Paper 103670 FEB 01, 2016

Cataldo,Fabian; Kielmann,Karina Disclosed

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

Procurement Plan 102036 DEC 05, 2015

Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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Expediting trade : impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7708 Policy Research Working Paper
Benchmarking institutions of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (ASET) in Sub-Saharan Africa : benchmarking results (English)
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JUN 06, 2016 107420 Working Paper
Indonesia - Sustainable Management of Agricultural Research and Technology Dissemination (SMARTD) Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 03, 2016 RES18411 Project Paper
Who supports violent extremism in developing countries ? analysis of attitudes based on value surveys (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 WPS7691 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Second Karnataka State Highway Improvement Project : restructuring (English)
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MAY 17, 2016 RES18941 Project Paper
Serbia - Competitiveness and Jobs Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAY 04, 2016 105187 Procurement Plan
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
Uganda - Millennium Science Initiative Project (English)
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APR 07, 2016 102970 Project Performance Assessment Report
East Africa - Public health laboratory networking project : evaluation of performance-based financing for public health laboratories in Rwanda (English)
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APR 01, 2016 105015 Working Paper
Second-stage sampling for conflict areas : methods and implications (English)
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MAR 29, 2016 WPS7617 Policy Research Working Paper
Providing policy makers with timely advice : the timeliness-rigor trade-off (English)
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MAR 18, 2016 WPS7610 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
Revisiting the impact of the Brazilian SIMPLES program on firms' formalization rates (English)
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MAR 16, 2016 WPS7605 Policy Research Working Paper
Land measurement bias and its empirical implications : evidence from a validation exercise (English)
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MAR 14, 2016 WPS7597 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Qualitative research to enhance the evaluation of results-based financing programmes : the promise and the reality (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103670 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