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Measuring Monetary Poverty in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region : Data Gaps and Different Options to Address Them (Inglês)

This paper identifies gaps in availability, access, and quality of household budget surveys in the Middle East and North Africa region used to measure monetary poverty and evaluates ways to fill these information gaps. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9259 MAY 28, 2020

Atamanov,Aziz; Tandon,Sharad Alan; Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Vergara Bahena,Mexico Alberto Disclosed

COVID-19 Mortality in Rich and Poor Countries : A Tale of Two Pandemics ? (Inglês)

COVID-19 can be described as a heat-seeking missile speeding toward the most vulnerable in society. That metaphor applies not just to the vulnerable in the rich world; the vulnerable in the rest of the world are not more immune. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9260 MAY 28, 2020

Schellekens,Philip; Sourrouille,Diego M. Disclosed

Analyzing Flooding Impacts on Rural Access to Hospitals and Other Critical Services in Rural Cambodia Using Geo-Spatial Information and Network Analysis (Inglês)

Transport connectivity in Cambodia is challenged by its geography and exposure to recurrent flooding. Flood events create severe disruptions in segments of the transport network that undermine access to health, education, and work opportunities as well as create barriers to economic growth. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9262 MAY 28, 2020

Espinet Alegre,Xavier; Stanton-Geddes,Zuzana; Aliyev,Sadig Disclosed

The Transformative Effects of Privatization in China : A Natural Experiment Based on Politician Career Concern (Inglês)

The serious implications of privatizing state-owned enterprises for politicians, managers, and investors make such decisions highly contingent on firm characteristics and past performance, complicating the identification of the privatization effects. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9261 MAY 28, 2020

Huang,Zhangkai; Liu,Jinyu; Ma,Guangrong; Xu,L. Colin Disclosed

The Sooner, the Better : The Early Economic Impact of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Inglês)

The size of the economic shocks triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of the associated non-pharmaceutical interventions have not been fully assessed, because the official economic indicators have not been published. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9257 MAY 26, 2020

Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Lokshin,Michael M.; Torre,Ivan Disclosed

The Insights and Illusions of Consumption Measurements (Inglês)

Although household well-being is anchored in long-term average rates of consumption, welfare comparisons typically rely on shorter-duration survey measurements. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9255 MAY 21, 2020

Battistin,Erich; De Nadai,Michele; Krishnan,Nandini Disclosed

Does Better Information Curb Customs Fraud? (Inglês)

This paper examines how providing better information to customs inspectors and monitoring their actions affects tax revenue and fraud detection in Madagascar. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9254 MAY 21, 2020

Chalendard,Cyril Romain; Duhaut,Alice; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Mattoo,Aaditya; Raballand,Gael J. R. F.; Rijkers,Bob Disclosed

Pull Your Small Area Estimates up by the Bootstraps (Inglês)

After almost two decades of poverty maps produced by the World Bank and multiple advances in the literature, this paper presents a methodological update to the World Bank's toolkit for small area estimation. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9256 MAY 21, 2020

Corral Rodas,Paul Andres; Molina,Isabel; Nguyen,Minh Cong Disclosed

Remote-learning, Time-Use, and Mental Health of Ecuadorian High-School Studentsduring the COVID-19 Quarantine (Inglês)

The COVID-19 pandemic has closed schools around the world, forcing school systems and students to quickly attempt remote learning. A rapid response phone survey of over 1,500 high school students aged 14 to 18 in Ecuador was conducted to learn how students spend their time during the period of quarantine, examine their access to remote learning, and measure their mental health status. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9252 MAY 19, 2020

Asanov,Igor; Flores,Francisco; Mckenzie,David J.; Mensmann,Mona; Schulte,Mathis Disclosed

Covid-19 and Food Protectionism : The Impact of the Pandemic and Export Restrictions on World Food Markets (Inglês)

This paper analyzes the impact of Covid-19 and uncooperative trade policies on world food markets. It quantifies the initial shock due to the pandemic under the assumption that products that are more labor intensive in production are more affected through workers' morbidity and containment policies. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9253 MAY 19, 2020

Espitia,Alvaro; Rocha,Nadia; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

A Multiple-Arm, Cluster-Randomized Impact Evaluation of the Clean India (Swachh Bharat) Mission Program in Rural Punjab, India (Inglês)

This study reports the findings of a large-scale, multiple-arm, cluster-randomized control study carried out in rural Punjab, India, to assess the impact of a flagship sanitation program of the Government of India. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9249 MAY 18, 2020

Andres,Luis Alberto; Deb,Saubhik; Joseph,George; Larenas,Marna Isabel; Grabinsky Zabludovsky,Jonathan Disclosed

Gender Bias and Intergenerational Educational Mobility : Theory and Evidence from China and India (Inglês)

This paper incorporates gender bias against girls in the family, school and labor market in a model of intergenerational persistence in schooling where parents self-finance children's education because of credit market imperfections. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9250 MAY 18, 2020

Emran,M. Shahe; Jiang,Hanchen; Shilpi,Forhad J. Disclosed

Locking Crops to Unlock Investment : Experimental Evidence on Warrantage in Burkina Faso (Inglês)

Financial market imperfections remain pervasive in developing countries, constraining potentially profitable investment decisions, especially for rural smallholder farmers. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9248 MAY 18, 2020

Delavallade,Clara Anne; Godlonton,Susan Disclosed

Transformational Climate Finance : Donors' Willingness to Support Deep and Transformational Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions in Lower-Income Countries (Inglês)

This paper uses simple analytical models to study high-income donor countries' willingness to pay to supply mitigation finance to low-income countries; how this depends on modality for finance supply; and how it changes as the global greenhouse gas mitigation agenda moves forward. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9251 MAY 18, 2020

Strand,Jon Disclosed

Nowcasting Economic Activity in Times of COVID-19 : An Approximation from the Google Community Mobility Report (Inglês)

This paper proposes a leading indicator, the "Google Mobility Index," for nowcasting monthly industrial production growth rates in selected economies in Latin America and the Caribbean. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9247 MAY 14, 2020

Sampi Bravo,James Robert Ezequiel; Jooste,Charl Disclosed

Early-Life Access to a Basic Health Care Program and Adult Outcomes in Indonesia (Inglês)

Access to primary care during early life can have substantial benefits in developing countries. This study evaluates the long-run impact of the Village Midwife Program in Indonesia. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9243 MAY 12, 2020

Ahsan,Md Nazmul; Banerjee,Rakesh; Maharaj,Riddhi Disclosed

Determinants of Social Distancing and Economic Activity during COVID-19 : A Global View (Inglês)

The paper uses Google mobility data to identify the determinants of social distancing during the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak. The findings for the United States indicate that much of the decrease in mobility is voluntary, driven by the number of COVID-19 cases and proxying for greater awareness of risk. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9242 MAY 12, 2020

Maloney,William F.; Taskin,Temel Disclosed

Study of the Distributional Performance of Piped Water Consumption Subsidies in 10 Developing Countries (Inglês)

This paper provides new evidence on how effectively piped water consumption subsidies are targeting poor households in 10 low- and middle-income countries around the world. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9245 MAY 12, 2020

Abramovsky,Laura Fernanda; Andres,Luis Alberto; Joseph,George; Rud,Juan Pablo; Sember,German Eduardo; Thibert,Michael David Disclosed

Cross-Region Transfers in a Monetary Union : Evidence from the US and Some Implications (Inglês)

US federal transfers to individuals are large, countercyclical, vary geographically, and are often credited for helping stabilize regional economies. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9244 MAY 12, 2020

Pennings,Steven Michael Disclosed

Migration and Asset Accumulation in South India : Comparing Gains to Internal and International Migration from Kerala (Inglês)

This study examines the asset gains to households in Kerala, India, from two types of labor migration: moving overseas versus moving within India for employment. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9237 MAY 11, 2020

Seshan,Ganesh Kumar Disclosed

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Analyzing Flooding Impacts on Rural Access to Hospitals and Other Critical Services in Rural Cambodia Using Geo-Spatial Information and Network Analysis (Inglês)
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The Transformative Effects of Privatization in China : A Natural Experiment Based on Politician Career Concern (Inglês)
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The Sooner, the Better : The Early Economic Impact of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Inglês)
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The Insights and Illusions of Consumption Measurements (Inglês)
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Does Better Information Curb Customs Fraud? (Inglês)
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Pull Your Small Area Estimates up by the Bootstraps (Inglês)
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Remote-learning, Time-Use, and Mental Health of Ecuadorian High-School Studentsduring the COVID-19 Quarantine (Inglês)
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MAY 19, 2020 WPS9252 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Covid-19 and Food Protectionism : The Impact of the Pandemic and Export Restrictions on World Food Markets (Inglês)
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MAY 19, 2020 WPS9253 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
A Multiple-Arm, Cluster-Randomized Impact Evaluation of the Clean India (Swachh Bharat) Mission Program in Rural Punjab, India (Inglês)
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MAY 18, 2020 WPS9249 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Gender Bias and Intergenerational Educational Mobility : Theory and Evidence from China and India (Inglês)
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MAY 18, 2020 WPS9250 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Locking Crops to Unlock Investment : Experimental Evidence on Warrantage in Burkina Faso (Inglês)
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MAY 18, 2020 WPS9248 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Transformational Climate Finance : Donors' Willingness to Support Deep and Transformational Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions in Lower-Income Countries (Inglês)
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MAY 18, 2020 WPS9251 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Nowcasting Economic Activity in Times of COVID-19 : An Approximation from the Google Community Mobility Report (Inglês)
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MAY 14, 2020 WPS9247 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Early-Life Access to a Basic Health Care Program and Adult Outcomes in Indonesia (Inglês)
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MAY 12, 2020 WPS9243 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Determinants of Social Distancing and Economic Activity during COVID-19 : A Global View (Inglês)
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MAY 12, 2020 WPS9242 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Study of the Distributional Performance of Piped Water Consumption Subsidies in 10 Developing Countries (Inglês)
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MAY 12, 2020 WPS9245 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Cross-Region Transfers in a Monetary Union : Evidence from the US and Some Implications (Inglês)
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MAY 12, 2020 WPS9244 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Migration and Asset Accumulation in South India : Comparing Gains to Internal and International Migration from Kerala (Inglês)
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MAY 11, 2020 WPS9237 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas