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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

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

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

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. Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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 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
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
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
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