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The making of behavioral development economics (English)

A core insight from early behavioral economics is that much of human judgment and behavior is influenced by "fast thinking" that is intuitive, associative, and automatic; very little human thinking resembles the rational thinking that characterizes homo economicus. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8317 JAN 24, 2018

Demeritt,Allison Davis; Hoff,Karla Disclosed

Nigeria - Depression brief (English)

A new study in Nigeria shows that chronic depression is associated with a lower labor force participation and reduced investments in children’s schooling.A new study by the World Bank looks at the first nationally representative estimates of chronic depression in Nigeria to shed light on how it may be linked to economic outcomes, such as labor market and human capital investments, especially in heavy-conflict areas or for individuals or communities who have experienced shocks or deaths. ... See More +

Brief 122976 JAN 24, 2018

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Getting to gender equality in energy infrastructure : lessons from electricity generation,transmission, and distribution projects (English)

Getting to Gender Equality in Electricity Infrastructure: Lessons from Electricity Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Projects examines the social and gender footprint of large-scale electricity generation, transmission, and distribution projects to establish a foundation on which further research and replication of good practices can be built. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 122887 JAN 19, 2018

Orlando,Maria Beatriz; Janik,Vanessa Lopes; Vaidya,Pranav; Angelou, Nicolina; Zumbyte,Ieva; Adams,Norma Disclosed

Female migration in Lesotho : determinants and opportunities (English)

Migration, internal and external, continues to be a dominant livelihood strategy for households in Lesotho, with almost half (43 percent) of households reporting at least one member living away. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8307 JAN 18, 2018

Chakravarty,Shubha; Botea,Ioana Alexandra; Compernolle,Nell Disclosed

Can mothers afford to work in Poland : labor supply incentives of social benefits and childcare costs (English)

This paper analyzes the incentives to labor supply faced by families, particularly mothers, with young children in the context of a recently introduced fertility promotion benefit in Poland. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8295 JAN 08, 2018

Bargu,Ali; Morgandi,Matteo Disclosed

Gender streaming in Vietnam (English)

We examine the gender wage gap in Vietnam and show that a non-trivial part of the gap is associated with occupational sorting. We consider three explanations for why occupational sorting emerges. ... See More +

Working Paper 123477 JAN 01, 2018

Chowdhury,Iffat Ara; Johnson,Hillary C.; Mannava,Aneesh; Perova,Elizaveta Disclosed

The whys of social exclusion : insights from behavioral economics (English)

All over the world, people are prevented from participating fully in society through mechanisms that go beyond the structural and institutional barriers identified by rational choice theory (poverty, exclusion by law or force, taste-based and statistical discrimination, and externalities from social networks). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8267 DEC 11, 2017

Walsh,James Sonam; Hoff,Karla Disclosed

Gender norms in flux : bride kidnapping and women’s civic participation in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)

This exploratory small-scale, qualitative study examines the apparent backsliding on gender norms as evidenced in the Kyrgyz Republic by two observable behaviors: the rise of bride kidnapping and low women’s civic participation. ... See More +

Working Paper 121927 DEC 06, 2017

Casabonne,Ursula; Muldoon,Ryan Patrick Disclosed

China - Anhui Aged Care System Demonstration Project : environmental assessment : Environment and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Anhui Aged Care System Demonstration Project for China is to support establishment and management of diversified aged care service system of Anhui Provincial Government. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3798 DEC 01, 2017

Beijing Zhongzi Huayu Environmental Protection Technology Company Limited Disclosed

The effect of height on earnings : is stature just a proxy for cognitive and non-cognitive skills ? (English)

This study investigates the degree to which the association of height and earnings in Pakistan is independent of other cognitive and socioemotional skills. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8254 NOV 22, 2017

Mete,Cem; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Giles,John T.; Alderman,Harold H. Disclosed

Glass barriers : constraints to women's small-scale cross-border trade in Cambodia and Lao PDR (English)

Trade facilitation projects often assume indirect benefits for small-scale, cross-border traders. Recent studies have shown the challenges faced in Africa by this population, especially women, but it remains unknown in Cambodia and the Lao People's Democratic Republic, despite large trade facilitation investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8249 NOV 21, 2017

Seror,Marlon Armand Remy; Record,Richard James Lowden; Clarke,Julian Latimer Disclosed

Women's entrepreneurship : how to measure the gap between new female and male entrepreneurs? (English)

This paper analyzes data on female and male entrepreneurship that were collected by the World Bank Group's Entrepreneurship Database. Recognizing the importance of a differentiated approach to entrepreneurship in terms of legal entities, the data on female and male business owners are collected at the level of limited liability companies and sole proprietorships. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8242 NOV 14, 2017

Krylova,Yulia; Ramalho,Rita; Meunier,Frederic Disclosed

Gender and enterprise development in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)

Female participation in entrepreneurial activities is higher in Sub-Saharan Africa than in any other region. However, women-owned businesses significantly underperform those owned by men. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8239 NOV 07, 2017

Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Gassier,Marine Disclosed

How to identify legal barriers to women’s participation in agriculture (English)

How do legal barriers perpetuate the gender gap in agriculture? The gender gap in agriculture - women’s lower productivity and earnings compared to men’s - has crippling effects on producers and consumers alike, from the household to the national level. ... See More +

Brief 120912 NOV 01, 2017

Van De Velde,Patricia; Vyzaki,Marialena Disclosed

How to integrate gender issues in climate-smart agriculture projects : training module (English)

Climate change poses a huge threat to the agricultural sector and food security: about 75 percent of the world’s poor men and women live in rural areas and depend on agriculture, forestry, and fisheries for their livelihood. ... See More +

Working Paper 122208 OCT 02, 2017

Kononen,Minna Maria; Sisto, Ilaria; Sadler,Marc Peter; Karttunen,Anna Kaisa; Taivalmaa,Sanna Liisa Disclosed

Women and tourism: designing for inclusion (English)

Many advancements have been made in empowerment of women, but women are still far from enjoying the same basic rights, privileges and benefits that men do. ... See More +

Working Paper 120477 OCT 01, 2017

Twining-Ward,Louise D; Zhou,Vera Disclosed

Top policy lessons from Africa gender innovation lab research (French)

The study in Togo reveals that psychology-based entrepreneur training (personal initiative training) increases firm profits by 30 percent, compared to a statistically insignificant increase for traditional business training. ... See More +

Brief 120303 OCT 01, 2017

Coleman,Rachel Dawn; Goldstein,Markus P. English Disclosed

Unequal laws and the disempowerment of women in the labor market : evidence from firm-level data (English)

Institutions are defined as the set of rules that govern human interactions. When these rules are discriminatory, they may disempower segments of a population in the economic spheres of activity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8202 SEP 21, 2017

Islam,Asif Mohammed; Muzi,Silvia; Amin,Mohammad Disclosed

Assessing effects of large-scale land transfers: challenges and opportunities in Malawi's estate sector (English)

This study uses data from the complete computerization of agricultural leases in Malawi, a georeferenced farm survey, and satellite imagery to document the opportunities and challenges of land-based investment in novel ways. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8200 SEP 20, 2017

Deininger,Klaus W.; Xia,Fang Disclosed

Progress towards gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)

Progress towards gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa (MNA) region is a descriptive note on progress and gaps towards gender equality and women’s empowerment in the region, produced to provide the situational context to the World Bank Group’s regional gender action plan (RGAP) FY18-23. ... See More +

Working Paper 121679 SEP 01, 2017

Lundvall,Jonna Maria; Constant,Samantha M.; Atamanov,Aziz; De Paz Nieves,Carmen Disclosed

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The making of behavioral development economics (English)
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JAN 24, 2018 WPS8317 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeria - Depression brief (English)
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JAN 24, 2018 122976 Brief
Getting to gender equality in energy infrastructure : lessons from electricity generation,transmission, and distribution projects (English)
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JAN 19, 2018 122887 ESMAP Paper
Female migration in Lesotho : determinants and opportunities (English)
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JAN 18, 2018 WPS8307 Policy Research Working Paper
Can mothers afford to work in Poland : labor supply incentives of social benefits and childcare costs (English)
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JAN 08, 2018 WPS8295 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender streaming in Vietnam (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 123477 Working Paper
The whys of social exclusion : insights from behavioral economics (English)
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DEC 11, 2017 WPS8267 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender norms in flux : bride kidnapping and women’s civic participation in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)
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DEC 06, 2017 121927 Working Paper
China - Anhui Aged Care System Demonstration Project : environmental assessment : Environment and social management framework (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 SFG3798 Environmental Assessment
The effect of height on earnings : is stature just a proxy for cognitive and non-cognitive skills ? (English)
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NOV 22, 2017 WPS8254 Policy Research Working Paper
Glass barriers : constraints to women's small-scale cross-border trade in Cambodia and Lao PDR (English)
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NOV 21, 2017 WPS8249 Policy Research Working Paper
Women's entrepreneurship : how to measure the gap between new female and male entrepreneurs? (English)
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NOV 14, 2017 WPS8242 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender and enterprise development in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)
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NOV 07, 2017 WPS8239 Policy Research Working Paper
How to identify legal barriers to women’s participation in agriculture (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120912 Brief
How to integrate gender issues in climate-smart agriculture projects : training module (English)
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OCT 02, 2017 122208 Working Paper
Women and tourism: designing for inclusion (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120477 Working Paper
Top policy lessons from Africa gender innovation lab research (French)
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OCT 01, 2017 120303 Brief English
Unequal laws and the disempowerment of women in the labor market : evidence from firm-level data (English)
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SEP 21, 2017 WPS8202 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing effects of large-scale land transfers: challenges and opportunities in Malawi's estate sector (English)
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SEP 20, 2017 WPS8200 Policy Research Working Paper
Progress towards gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 121679 Working Paper