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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 Africa's current performance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) research, as well as future trends. 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 +

Working Paper 91016 SEP 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 (Vol. 1 of 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

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

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

Imports of intermediate inputs and country size (English)

The paper analyzes the relationship between country size and the use of imported intermediate inputs by firms in 76 developing countries. Recent evidence indicates that the use of imported inputs can have a large, positive effect on productivity and growth, thus motivating a better understanding of the determinants of foreign inputs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6758 JAN 01, 2014

Amin, Mohammad; Islam, Asif

Size and age of establishments: evidence from developing countries (English)

Survey data from 120 developing countries are used to examine the relation between establishment size and age in the formal sector. Existing research suggests that manufacturing establishments in developing countries do not grow over time, most likely because of market imperfections and regulations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6718 DEC 01, 2013

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

Evidence gap maps -- a tool for promoting evidence-informed policy and prioritizing future research : Evidence gap maps - a tool for promoting evidence-informed policy and prioritizing future research (English)

Evidence-gap maps present a new addition to the tools available to support evidence-informed policy making. Evidence-gap maps are thematic evidence collections covering a range of issues such as maternal health, HIV/AIDS, and agriculture. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6725 DEC 01, 2013

Snilstveit, Birte; Vojtkova, Martina; Bhavsar, Ami; Gaarder, Marie

Uganda - Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 83759 NOV 01, 2013

Education resilience research training in South Asia : a transformative and capacity building agenda (English)

The Resilience in Education Settings (RES)-Research training module, designed by the Education Resilience Approaches (ERA) Program, builds on the capacities of academics and education practitioners in fragile, conflict and violence affected contexts to undertake locally relevant and rigorous education resilience research. ... See More +

Brief 84858 NOV 01, 2013

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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
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 (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88847 Working Paper
Resilience in Education Settings Research (RES-Research) : training facilitator guidance notes (Vol. 2 of 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
Connecting evaluation and budgeting (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 88419 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Imports of intermediate inputs and country size (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6758 Policy Research Working Paper
Size and age of establishments: evidence from developing countries (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6718 Policy Research Working Paper
Evidence gap maps -- a tool for promoting evidence-informed policy and prioritizing future research : Evidence gap maps - a tool for promoting evidence-informed policy and prioritizing future research (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6725 Policy Research Working Paper
Uganda - Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services Project : procurement plan (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 83759 Procurement Plan
Education resilience research training in South Asia : a transformative and capacity building agenda (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84858 Brief
Vietnam - Project Preparation Technical Assistance (TA) Facility Project : procurement plan for Thai Nguyen (English)
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OCT 23, 2013 82005 Procurement Plan