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Business Environment and Dual-Track Private Sector Development : China's Experience in Two Crucial Decades (Inglês)

A void in the literature on the business environment is how it evolves over time. Focusing on China during its crucial two decades of transition (from the early 1990s to the early 2010s), this paper documents how the country's business environment and the characteristics of entrepreneurs evolved, along with the role played by local governments. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9161 FEB 25, 2020

Long,Cheryl Xiaoning; Xu,L. Colin; Yang,Jin Disclosed

Mobilization Effects of Multilateral Development Banks (Inglês)

This study uses loan-level data on syndicated lending to a large sample of developing countries between 1993 and 2017 to estimate the mobilization effects of multilateral development banks (MDBs), that is, their ability to crowd-in capital from private creditors. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9163 FEB 25, 2020

Broccolini,Chiara; Lotti,Giulia; Maffioli,Alessandro; Presbitero,Andrea F.; Stucchi,Rodolfo Mario Disclosed

Learning from Power Sector Reform : The Case of the Arab Republic of Egypt (Inglês)

The challenge of power sector reform in the Arab Republic of Egypt has long been dominated by extremely high subsidies, with prices set well below the costs of supply. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9162 FEB 25, 2020

Rana,Anshul; Khanna,Ashish Disclosed

Identifying Urban Areas by Combining Human Judgment and Machine Learning : An Application to India (Inglês)

This paper proposes a methodology for identifying urban areas that combines subjective assessments with machine learning, and applies it to India, a country where several studies see the official urbanization rate as an under-estimate. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS0160 FEB 24, 2020

Galdo,Virgilio; Li,Yue-000316086; Rama,Martin G. Disclosed

The Upstream Tariff Simulator (UTAS) : A Tool to Assess the Impact of Tariff Reform on Input Costs and Effective Protection across Sectors (Inglês)

Increased international production fragmentation implies that firms at home rely on imported intermediates for production. In this context, tariff policy design needs to consider the impact downstream of changes in tariffs upstream. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9158 FEB 20, 2020

Eberhard,Andreas; Varela,Gonzalo J.; Casal,Lucia; Ganz,Federico Disclosed

Modeling Uncertainty in Large Natural Resource Allocation Problems (Inglês)

The productivity of the world's natural resources is critically dependent on a variety of highly uncertain factors, which obscure individual investors and governments that seek to make long-term, sometimes irreversible investments in their exploration and utilization. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9159 FEB 20, 2020

Cai,Yongyang; Steinbuks,Jevgenijs; Judd,Kenneth L.; Jaegermeyr,Jonas; Hertel,Thomas W. Disclosed

icio : Economic Analysis with Inter-Country Input-Output Tables in Stata (Inglês)

Several new statistical tools and analytical frameworks have been developed recently to measure countries' and sectors' involvement in global value chains. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9156 FEB 19, 2020

Belotti,Federico; Borin,Alessandro; Mancini,Michele Disclosed

Iraq's Universal Public Distribution System : Utilization and Impacts During Displacement (Inglês)

Subsidized or free distribution of food has been a central pillar of social protection programs in many countries. With the number of forcibly displaced persons at record levels, the question arises of whether in-kind food transfer programs are effective in mitigating the loss of welfare induced by forced displacement. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9155 FEB 19, 2020

Phadera,Lokendra; Sharma,Dhiraj; Wai-Poi,Matthew Grant Disclosed

Analyzing Female Employment Trends in South Asia (Inglês)

This paper studies employment patterns and trends in South Asia to shed light on determinants of extremely low female employment rates in the region. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9157 FEB 19, 2020

Najeeb,Fatima; Morales,Matias; Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C. Disclosed

Getting the (Gender-Disaggregated) Lay of the Land : Impact of Survey Respondent Selection on Measuring Land Ownership and Rights (Inglês)

Foundational to the monitoring of international goals on land ownership and rights are the household survey respondents who provide the required individual-disaggregated data. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9151 FEB 18, 2020

Kilic,Talip; Moylan,Heather G.; Koolwal,Gayatri B. Disclosed

Are You Being Asked ? Impacts of Respondent Selection on Measuring Employment (Inglês)

Accurate estimates of men's and women's employment are at the heart of understanding sources of productivity and economic growth and designing well-targeted, gender-sensitive labor policies. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9152 FEB 18, 2020

Kilic,Talip; Van den Broeck,Goedele; Koolwal,Gayatri B.; Moylan,Heather G. Disclosed

Understanding Decisions Made on Asylum Applications in Host Countries (Inglês)

Millions of forcibly displaced people apply for asylum every year facing uncertain outcomes. What can explain cross-country heterogeneity in these outcomes? ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9153 FEB 18, 2020

Issifou,Ismael Disclosed

Does Greater Regulatory Burden Lead to More Corruption ? Evidence Using Firm-Level Survey Data for Developing Countries (Inglês)

Regulation often creates opportunities for public officials to extract bribes. If this is true, deregulation offers a simple way to combat corruption. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9149 FEB 18, 2020

Amin,Mohammad; Soh,Yew Chong Disclosed

Elite Capture of Foreign Aid : Evidence from Offshore Bank Accounts (Inglês)

Do elites capture foreign aid? This paper documents that aid disbursements to highly aid-dependent countries coincide with sharp increases in bank deposits in offshore financial centers known for bank secrecy and private wealth management, but not in other financial centers. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9150 FEB 18, 2020

Andersen,Jorgen Juel; Johannesen,Niels; Rijkers,Bob Disclosed

A Field Experiment on the Role of Socioemotional Skills and Gender for Hiring in Turkey (Inglês)

A vast literature shows the importance of socioemotional skills in earnings and employment, but whether they matter in getting hired remains unanswered. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9154 FEB 18, 2020

Nas Ozen,Selin Efsan; Hut,Stefan; Levin,Victoria; Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria Disclosed

Digital Platforms and the Demand for International Tourism Services (Inglês)

Tourism is an important source of foreign exchange and employment across developing economies. A scant literature has explored the relationship between tourism and the advent of the internet. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9147 FEB 13, 2020

Lopez Cordova,Jose Ernesto Disclosed

Emerging and Developing Economies : Ten Years After the Global Recession (Inglês)

Although emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) weathered the global recession a decade ago relatively well, they now appear less well placed to cope with the substantial downside risks facing the global economy. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9148 FEB 13, 2020

Kose,Ayhan; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte Disclosed

The Role of Historical Christian Missions in the Location of World Bank Aid in Africa (Inglês)

This article documents a positive and sizable correlation between the location of historical Christian missions and the allocation of present-day World Bank aid at the grid-cell level in Africa. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9146 FEB 12, 2020

Alpino,Matteo; Hammersmark,Eivind Moe Disclosed

Salt of the Earth : Quantifying the Impact of Water Salinity on Global Agricultural Productivity (Inglês)

Salinity in surface waters is on the rise throughout much of the world. Many factors contribute to this change, including increased water extraction, poor irrigation management, and sea-level rise. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9144 FEB 10, 2020

Russ,Jason Daniel; Zaveri,Esha Dilip; Damania,Richard; Desbureaux,Sebastien Gael; Escurra,Jorge Jose; Rodella,Aude-Sophie Disclosed

The Dynamics of High-Growth Firms : Evidence from Tunisia (Inglês)

This paper examines the dynamics and characteristics of high-growth firms in Tunisia. Further knowledge about the dynamics of these firms can inform the design of business support policies, especially toward small and medium-size firms. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9145 FEB 10, 2020

Marcio,Cruz; Baghdadi,Leila; Arouri,Hassen Disclosed

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Business Environment and Dual-Track Private Sector Development : China's Experience in Two Crucial Decades (Inglês)
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Learning from Power Sector Reform : The Case of the Arab Republic of Egypt (Inglês)
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Iraq's Universal Public Distribution System : Utilization and Impacts During Displacement (Inglês)
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Analyzing Female Employment Trends in South Asia (Inglês)
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Getting the (Gender-Disaggregated) Lay of the Land : Impact of Survey Respondent Selection on Measuring Land Ownership and Rights (Inglês)
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Are You Being Asked ? Impacts of Respondent Selection on Measuring Employment (Inglês)
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Understanding Decisions Made on Asylum Applications in Host Countries (Inglês)
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FEB 18, 2020 WPS9153 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Does Greater Regulatory Burden Lead to More Corruption ? Evidence Using Firm-Level Survey Data for Developing Countries (Inglês)
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FEB 18, 2020 WPS9149 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Elite Capture of Foreign Aid : Evidence from Offshore Bank Accounts (Inglês)
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FEB 18, 2020 WPS9150 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
A Field Experiment on the Role of Socioemotional Skills and Gender for Hiring in Turkey (Inglês)
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FEB 18, 2020 WPS9154 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Digital Platforms and the Demand for International Tourism Services (Inglês)
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FEB 13, 2020 WPS9147 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Emerging and Developing Economies : Ten Years After the Global Recession (Inglês)
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FEB 13, 2020 WPS9148 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
The Role of Historical Christian Missions in the Location of World Bank Aid in Africa (Inglês)
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FEB 12, 2020 WPS9146 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Salt of the Earth : Quantifying the Impact of Water Salinity on Global Agricultural Productivity (Inglês)
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The Dynamics of High-Growth Firms : Evidence from Tunisia (Inglês)
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