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Quality Education and the Efficiency of Public Expenditure : A Cross-Country Comparative Analysis (Inglês)

Improving access to quality education has been the backbone of several development strategies around the world and considerable public resources have been dedicated to achieving this goal. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9077 DEC 10, 2019

Miningou,Elise Wendlassida Disclosed

Behavior Revealed in Mobile Phone Usage Predicts Credit Repayment (Inglês)

Many households in developing countries lack formal financial histories, making it difficult for firms to extend credit, and for potential borrowers to receive it. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9074 DEC 06, 2019

Bjorkegren,Daniel; Grissen,Darrell Disclosed

Free Riding in Loan Approvals : Evidence from SME Lending in Peru (Inglês)

This paper provides evidence that commercial lenders in Peru free ride off their peers' screening efforts. Leveraging a discontinuity in the loan approval process of a large bank, the study finds that competing lenders responded to additional loan approvals by issuing approvals of their own. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9072 DEC 03, 2019

Arraiz,Irani; Bruhn,Miriam; Roth,Benjamin N.; Ruiz Ortega,Claudia; Stucchi,Rodolfo Mario Disclosed

Decomposing the Labor Productivity Gap between Upper-Middle-Income and High-Income Countries (Inglês)

Using firm-level survey data on registered private firms collected by the World Bank's Enterprise Surveys, this paper compares the level of labor productivity in 22 upper-middle-income countries and 11 high-income countries for which comparable data are available. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9073 DEC 03, 2019

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Khalid,Usman Disclosed

Intergenerational Impact of Population Shocks on Children's Health : Evidence from the 1993-2001 Refugee Crisis in Tanzania (Inglês)

This paper examines how parents' early childhood exposure to a refugee crisis impacts their children's health status. Based on Demographic and Health Survey data from Tanzania with the migration history of mothers and fathers, the analysis exploits geographical, time, and cohort variations using shock intensity and distance from refugee camps to instrument treatment. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9075 DEC 03, 2019

Wang Sonne,Soazic Elise; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Estimating Poverty for Refugee Populations : Can Cross-Survey Imputation Methods Substitute for Data Scarcity ? (Inglês)

The increasing growth of forced displacement worldwide has led to the stronger interest of various stakeholders in measuring poverty among refugee populations. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9076 DEC 03, 2019

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Household Impacts of Tariffs : Data and Results from Agricultural Trade Protection (Inglês)

How do trade reforms impact households in different parts of the income distribution? This paper presents a new database, the Household Impacts of Tariffs data set, which contains harmonized household survey and tariff data for 54 low- and lower-middle income countries. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9045 DEC 03, 2019

Artuc,Erhan; Porto,Guido; Rijkers,Bob Disclosed

Basel III Implementation and SME Financing : Evidence for Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (Inglês)

This paper examines the effect of Basel III implementation on the access to finance of small and medium-size enterprises in 32 emerging markets and developing economies. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9069 DEC 02, 2019

Fisera,Boris; Horvath,Roman; Melecky,Martin Disclosed

Adaptive Safety Nets for Rural Africa : Drought-Sensitive Targeting with Sparse Data (Inglês)

This paper combines remote-sensed data and individual child-, mother-, and household-level data from the Demographic and Health Surveys for five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) to design a prototype drought-contingent targeting framework that may be used in scarce-data contexts. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9071 DEC 02, 2019

Baez,Javier E.; Kshirsagar,Varun; Skoufias,Emmanuel Disclosed

Improving Preschool Provision and Encouraging Demand : Heterogeneous Impacts of a Large-Scale Program (Inglês)

This paper experimentally examines the impacts of a large-scale government program that increased the supply and quality of community preschools in rural Cambodia. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9070 DEC 02, 2019

Berkes,Jan Lukas; Bouguen,Adrien; Filmer,Deon P.; Fukao,Tsuyoshi Disclosed

The Financial Costs of the U.S.-China Trade Tensions : Evidence from East Asian Stock Markets (Inglês)

This paper examines the impacts of U.S.-China trade tensions via the lens of East Asian stock markets. Studying 10 indices of the main East Asian stock markets, it finds that announcements of "trade war" escalation translated into 50 to 60 percent of the total declines in two major Chinese stock markets over the first eight months of 2018. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9068 NOV 26, 2019

De Nicola,Francesca; Kessler,Martin Dov Alfred; Nguyen,Ha Minh Disclosed

Management Practices in Croatia : Drivers and Consequences for Firm Performance (Inglês)

Embedding management and operational practices survey in a broader firm capabilities survey, this paper finds that an average firm in Croatia scores 0.532 on structured management practices, which is farther from the frontier (0.615 in the United States). ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9067 NOV 22, 2019

Grover,Arti Goswami; Iacovone,Leonardo; Chakraborty,Pavel Disclosed

Obesity and Food away from Home : What Drives the Socioeconomic Gradient in Excess Body Weight ? (Inglês)

Rising obesity rates are one of the most challenging public health issues in many emerging economies. The extent to which the nutritional composition of food consumed away from home is behind this rise, and the links with socioeconomic status, is not yet well understood. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9066 NOV 22, 2019

Strupat,Christoph; Farfan Bertran,Maria Gabriela; Moritz,Laura; Negre Rossignoli,Mario; Vakis,Renos Disclosed

Labor Market Analysis Using Big Data : The Case of a Pakistani Online Job Portal (Inglês)

Facing a youth bulge—a large influx of a young labor force—the Pakistani economy needs to create more jobs by taking advantage of this relatively well-educated young labor force. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9063 NOV 20, 2019

Matsuda,Norihiko; Ahmed,Tutan; Nomura,Shinsaku Disclosed

The Effects of International Scrutiny on Manufacturing Workers : Evidence from the Rana Plaza Collapse in Bangladesh (Inglês)

After the tragic factory collapse of Rana Plaza in 2013, the direct reforms and indirect responses of retailers have both plausibly affected workers in the ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9065 NOV 20, 2019

Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Cho,Yoonyoung; Heath,Rachel Disclosed

Third-Country Effects of Regional Trade Agreements : A Firm-Level Analysis (Inglês)

Do regional trade agreements negatively impact non-members? This paper revisits this long-standing trade policy question using firm-level data and detailed information on the content of trade agreements. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9064 NOV 20, 2019

Lee,Woori; Mulabdic,Alen; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Built to Last : Sustainability of Early Childhood Education Services in Rural Indonesia (Inglês)

This paper studies the sustainability of early childhood education centers established under a large-scale, donor-funded project in rural Indonesia. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9061 NOV 19, 2019

Hasan,Amer; Jung,Haeil; Kinnell,Angela; Maika,Amelia; Nakajima,Nozomi; Pradhan,Menno Prasad Disclosed

Contrasting Experiences : Understanding the Longer-Term Impact of Improving Access to Preschool Education in Rural Indonesia (Inglês)

This paper examines the longer-term impact of a project that expanded access to playgroup services in rural Indonesia. It compares the outcomes of two cohorts of children who were exposed to the same intervention at different points in time. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9060 NOV 19, 2019

Hasan,Amer; Jung,Haeil; Kinnell,Angela; Maika,Amelia; Nakajima,Nozomi; Pradhan,Menno Prasad Disclosed

Credit Cycles in Countries in the MENA Region -- Do They Exist ? Do They Matter? (Inglês)

This paper estimates private sector credit cycles for most of the oil-importing and oil-exporting countries in the Middle East and North Africa. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9602 NOV 19, 2019

Aghabarari,Leila; Rostom,Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick Disclosed

Impact of Early Life Exposure to Environments with Unimproved Sanitation on Education Outcomes : Evidence from Bangladesh (Inglês)

Despite Bangladesh's notable progress toward the eradication of open defecation, the country still faces severe deficits in the availability of improved sanitation. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9059 NOV 18, 2019

Joseph,George; Hoo,Yi Rong; Moqueet,Nazia Sultana; Chellaraj,Gnanaraj Disclosed

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Quality Education and the Efficiency of Public Expenditure : A Cross-Country Comparative Analysis (Inglês)
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Behavior Revealed in Mobile Phone Usage Predicts Credit Repayment (Inglês)
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Free Riding in Loan Approvals : Evidence from SME Lending in Peru (Inglês)
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Decomposing the Labor Productivity Gap between Upper-Middle-Income and High-Income Countries (Inglês)
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DEC 03, 2019 WPS9073 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Intergenerational Impact of Population Shocks on Children's Health : Evidence from the 1993-2001 Refugee Crisis in Tanzania (Inglês)
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DEC 03, 2019 WPS9075 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Estimating Poverty for Refugee Populations : Can Cross-Survey Imputation Methods Substitute for Data Scarcity ? (Inglês)
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DEC 03, 2019 WPS9076 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Household Impacts of Tariffs : Data and Results from Agricultural Trade Protection (Inglês)
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DEC 03, 2019 WPS9045 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Basel III Implementation and SME Financing : Evidence for Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (Inglês)
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DEC 02, 2019 WPS9069 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Adaptive Safety Nets for Rural Africa : Drought-Sensitive Targeting with Sparse Data (Inglês)
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DEC 02, 2019 WPS9071 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Improving Preschool Provision and Encouraging Demand : Heterogeneous Impacts of a Large-Scale Program (Inglês)
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DEC 02, 2019 WPS9070 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
The Financial Costs of the U.S.-China Trade Tensions : Evidence from East Asian Stock Markets (Inglês)
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NOV 26, 2019 WPS9068 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Management Practices in Croatia : Drivers and Consequences for Firm Performance (Inglês)
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NOV 22, 2019 WPS9067 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Obesity and Food away from Home : What Drives the Socioeconomic Gradient in Excess Body Weight ? (Inglês)
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NOV 22, 2019 WPS9066 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Labor Market Analysis Using Big Data : The Case of a Pakistani Online Job Portal (Inglês)
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NOV 20, 2019 WPS9063 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
The Effects of International Scrutiny on Manufacturing Workers : Evidence from the Rana Plaza Collapse in Bangladesh (Inglês)
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NOV 20, 2019 WPS9065 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Third-Country Effects of Regional Trade Agreements : A Firm-Level Analysis (Inglês)
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NOV 20, 2019 WPS9064 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Built to Last : Sustainability of Early Childhood Education Services in Rural Indonesia (Inglês)
Exibir mais +
NOV 19, 2019 WPS9061 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Contrasting Experiences : Understanding the Longer-Term Impact of Improving Access to Preschool Education in Rural Indonesia (Inglês)
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NOV 19, 2019 WPS9060 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Credit Cycles in Countries in the MENA Region -- Do They Exist ? Do They Matter? (Inglês)
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NOV 19, 2019 WPS9602 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Impact of Early Life Exposure to Environments with Unimproved Sanitation on Education Outcomes : Evidence from Bangladesh (Inglês)
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NOV 18, 2019 WPS9059 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas