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Crime and persistent punishment : a long-run perspective on the links between violence and chronic poverty in Mexico (English)

The relationship between violence and chronic poverty has been studied mostly in the context of war or long-term episodes of conflict. In contrast to previous studies, this paper explores whether violence that does not include the shattering of infrastructure impacts the chance that poverty may remain chronic. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7706 JUN 16, 2016

Martinez-Cruz, Adan L.; Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos Disclosed

Addressing the enforcement gap to counter crime : investing in public safety, the rule of law and local development in poor neighborhoods (Vol. 3) : Part 3 : Annotated bibliography (English)

Crime and violence impede development and disproportionally impact poor people in many countries across the world. Though crime and violence represent serious problems in many countries, less-developed countries experience particular concentrations, especially those that are characterized by fragile or less-trusted government institutions and pervasive insecurity. ... See More +

Working Paper 105089 MAR 01, 2016

Gramckow,Heike P.; Greene,Jack Raymond; Marshall, Ineke; Barao, Lisa Disclosed

Idle youth in Mexico : trapped between the war on drugs and economic crisis (English)

The present study combines data from Mexico's employment surveys (Encuesta Nacional de Empleo and Encuesta Nacional de Ocupación y Empleo) with the country's official statistics on murder rates to create a state-level panel data set covering the period 1995 to 2013. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7558 FEB 04, 2016

De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Gutierrez Fierros,Carlos; Vargas M.,J. Vicente Disclosed

Central African Republic - Country engagement note : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 98712 JUL 30, 2015

Disclosed

A new cross-national measure of corruption (English)

A new measure of cross-national corruption is constructed based on the geographic distribution of public officials involved in cross-border corruption cases. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7371 JUL 20, 2015

Escresa,Laarni; PICCI, LUCIO Disclosed

Crime, violence, and community-based prevention in Honduras : research report (English)

Violent crime has emerged as a growing development challenge, affecting large segments of societies, and taking a severe toll on economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper 97642 JUN 01, 2015

Berg,Louis Alexandre; Carranza,Marlon Disclosed

Urban fragility and violence in Africa : a cross-country analysis (English)

This report includes four main sections. The first section provides an analytical overview of urban fragility, and in particular, urban crime and violence in the Africa Region. ... See More +

Working Paper 98475 JUN 01, 2015

Rossiasco Uscategui,Paula Andrea Disclosed

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 Disclosed

The (non-) effect of violence on education : evidence from the "war on drugs" in Mexico (English)

This paper studies the sharp increase in violence experienced in Mexico after 2006, known as "The War on Drugs," and its effects on human capital accumulation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7230 APR 02, 2015

Márquez-Padilla,Fernanda; Pérez-Arce,Francisco; Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos Disclosed

Trafficking and fragility in West Africa (English)

Trafficking is an emerging concern in West Africa that is gaining increasing attention from the international community. This paper examines the relationship between trafficking and fragility in the region through a meta-analysis of existing knowledge and data on the subject. ... See More +

Working Paper 98903 JAN 01, 2015

Dechery,Come Jean Maurice; Ralston,Laura R. Disclosed

The socio-economic costs of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea : recommendations for policy and programs (English)

At the request of the Prime Minister's office, between 2011-2013, the World Bank conducted a study to understand the social and economic costs of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88545 MAY 01, 2014

Lakhani, Sadaf; Willman, Alys M. Disclosed

The socio-economic costs of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea : recommendations for policy and programs (English)

At the request of the Prime Minister's office, between 2011-2013, the World Bank conducted a study to understand the social and economic costs of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88545 MAY 01, 2014

Lakhani, Sadaf; Willman, Alys M. Disclosed

Drivers of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea (English)

Reports in both the national and international media and anecdotal evidence indicate that the prevalence of crime and violence is high in PNG, and presents an important obstacle to long-term development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75058 MAY 01, 2014

Lakhani, Sadaf; Willman, Alys M. Disclosed

Trends in crime and violence in Papua New Guinea (English)

Crime and violence are widely viewed as posing a considerable challenge to development in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The full scale of crime and violence in PNG is difficult to assess, given the scarcity of national-level studies and a distinct urban bias in the available studies. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75057 MAY 01, 2014

Lakhani, Sadaf; Willman, Alys M. Disclosed

Gates, hired guns and mistrust : business unusual - the cost of crime and violence to businesses in Papua New Guinea (English)

High levels of crime and violence are widely viewed as a critical constraint to development in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The most casual discussion on the topic inevitably elicits stories of personal experiences of victimization, or those of friends or family. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88544 MAY 01, 2014

Lakhani, Sadaf; Willman, Alys M. Disclosed

South Asia gender initiative newsletter (English)

The report finds that nutrition interventions rarely target adolescent girls, fathers, or elderly women. The report stresses that gender inclusive nutrition programs will ideally increase: (1) women's household autonomy; (2) household support for the woman and her own and her children's nutrition; (3) community support for the woman and her own and her children's nutrition; and include (4) help for adolescent girls. ... See More +

Newsletter 86387 APR 01, 2014

Disclosed

South Asia gender initiative newsletter (English)

This South Asia gender initiative newsletter includes the following headings: gender-based violence in South Asia; harnessing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to end violence against women in Nepal; technical and financial support to address gender based violence; and the promise of expanding one-stop crisis centers in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Newsletter 86041 MAR 04, 2014

Disclosed

Crimes and disputes : missed opportunities and insights from a national data collection effort in Papua New Guinea (English)

As in many developing countries, data collection has proved to be a considerable challenge in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The country has contended with what are said to be amongst the highest levels of crime and violence in the world, and there have been ongoing Government and donor interventions in the law and justice field for several decades. ... See More +

Brief 86185 MAR 01, 2014

Akmeemana, Sakuntala; Diwa, Reno; Menzies, Nicholas; Bailey, Laura Disclosed

Crimes and disputes : missed opportunities and insights from a national data collection effort in Papua New Guinea (English)

As in many developing countries, data collection has proved to be a considerable challenge in Papua New Guinea (PNG). A welcome effort at data collection on dispute incidence and personal security was made in PNG's household income and expenditure survey (HIES or the Survey), (2009-2010) an experience that also highlights some of the challenges of such an exercise. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88599 FEB 01, 2014

Akmeemana, Sakuntala; Diwa, Reno; Menzies, Nicholas; Bailey, Laura Disclosed

How firms cope with crime and violence (English)

The costs of crime and violence to the private sector amount to significant losses in terms of gross domestic product (GDP). The private sector's response to crime and violence varies by country, size of firm, and sector, among other factors. ... See More +

Publication 83898 JAN 01, 2014

Goldberg, Michael; Wook Kim, Kwang; Ariano, Maria Disclosed

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Crime and persistent punishment : a long-run perspective on the links between violence and chronic poverty in Mexico (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 WPS7706 Policy Research Working Paper
Addressing the enforcement gap to counter crime : investing in public safety, the rule of law and local development in poor neighborhoods (Vol. 3) : Part 3 : Annotated bibliography (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 105089 Working Paper
Idle youth in Mexico : trapped between the war on drugs and economic crisis (English)
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FEB 04, 2016 WPS7558 Policy Research Working Paper
Central African Republic - Country engagement note : chair summary (English)
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JUL 30, 2015 98712 Board Summary
A new cross-national measure of corruption (English)
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JUL 20, 2015 WPS7371 Policy Research Working Paper
Crime, violence, and community-based prevention in Honduras : research report (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97642 Working Paper
Urban fragility and violence in Africa : a cross-country analysis (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 98475 Working Paper
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
The (non-) effect of violence on education : evidence from the "war on drugs" in Mexico (English)
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APR 02, 2015 WPS7230 Policy Research Working Paper
Trafficking and fragility in West Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 98903 Working Paper
The socio-economic costs of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea : recommendations for policy and programs (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88545 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The socio-economic costs of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea : recommendations for policy and programs (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88545 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Drivers of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 75058 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Trends in crime and violence in Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 75057 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Gates, hired guns and mistrust : business unusual - the cost of crime and violence to businesses in Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88544 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
South Asia gender initiative newsletter (English)
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APR 01, 2014 86387 Newsletter
South Asia gender initiative newsletter (English)
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MAR 04, 2014 86041 Newsletter
Crimes and disputes : missed opportunities and insights from a national data collection effort in Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86185 Brief
Crimes and disputes : missed opportunities and insights from a national data collection effort in Papua New Guinea (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 88599 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
How firms cope with crime and violence (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 83898 Publication