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Does Media Stimulate Reform Efforts ? (Inglês)

This paper investigates to what extent media impacts political decisions. A viable practical approach to test the relationship between mass media and political actions is through the use of the World Bank’s Doing Business data, specifically, by assessing local media coverage of Doing Business and implementation of business regulatory reforms. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8984 AUG 16, 2019

Ramalho,Rita; Saltane,Valentina Disclosed

Turkey : An Empirical Assessment of the Determinants of the Current Account Balance (Inglês)

Turkey has moved rapidly from a current account that was relatively in balance up to the turn of the millennia, to sustaining relatively large current account deficits over the past 15 years. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8982 AUG 15, 2019

Knight,David Stephen; Portugal-Perez,Alberto; Nedeljkovic,Milan Disclosed

Evaluating the Accuracy of Homeowners' Self-Assessed Rent in Metropolitan Lima (Inglês)

Attributing a rental value to homeowners' dwellings is essential in different contexts, including poverty and inequality analysis, the compilation of national accounts, consumer price indexes, and estimation of purchasing power parity indexes. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8983 AUG 15, 2019

Ceriani,Lidia; Olivieri,Sergio Daniel; Ranzani,Marco Disclosed

Gender Differences in Time Use : Allocating Time between the Market and the Household (Inglês)

Important progress toward gender equality has been made in the past decades, but inequalities linked to gender norms, stereotypes, and the unequal distribution of housework and childcare responsibilities persist. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8981 AUG 14, 2019

Rubiano Matulevich,Eliana Carolina; Viollaz,Mariana Disclosed

Industrialization on a Knife's Edge : Productivity, Labor Costs and the Rise of Manufacturing in Ethiopia (Inglês)

The latest push for industrialization in Ethiopia has attracted much academic and public interest. This paper assesses Ethiopia's competitiveness and attractiveness as an investment destination by comparing domestic productivity and input costs to a sample of manufacturing exporting countries. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8980 AUG 13, 2019

Caria,Stefano Disclosed

The Extent of Engagement in Global Value Chains by Firms in Rwanda (Inglês)

Using administrative data for an exhaustive sample of formally registered firms, reveals that the engagement of Rwandan firms in global value chains (GVCs) is remarkably limited. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8979 AUG 13, 2019

Frazer,Garth; Van Biesebroeck,Johannes Disclosed

Performance and Challenges of the Income Protection System for Older People in Ecuador (Inglês)

The purpose of this work is to analyze the performance of the Ecuadorian pension system, its challenges, and available policy options. Therefore, the study analyzes coverage, financing sufficiency, and sustainability indicators that were created based on information from the Encuesta Nacional de Empleo, Desempleo y Subempleo (National Employment, Unemployment and Underemployment Survey) that was carried out over 2003-16. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8978 AUG 13, 2019

Apella,Ignacio Raul Disclosed

Reducing Hunger with Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) : Experimental Evidence from Burkina Faso (Inglês)

Does financial compensation for providing environmental conservation, improve the food security of the rural poor in the drylands of Sub-Saharan Africa? ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8974 AUG 12, 2019

Adjognon,Guigonan Serge; van Soest,Daan; Guthoff,Jonas Christoph Disclosed

Can Taxes Help Ensure a Fair Globalization ? (Inglês)

This paper analyzes whether taxation can be successfully used to reduce the incidence of labor informality and achieve higher equality in a globalized economy. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8975 AUG 12, 2019

Langot,Francois; Merola,Rossana; Oh,Samil Disclosed

Shortening Supply Chains : Experimental Evidence from Fruit and Vegetable Vendors in Bogota (Inglês)

Small trading activities are a prevalent form of self-employment in developing countries, but their integration into supply value chains is not efficient, especially when it comes to perishable produce. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8977 AUG 12, 2019

Iacovone,Leonardo; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Wading Out the Storm: The Role of Poverty in Exposure, Vulnerability and Resilience to Floods in Dar Es Salaam (Inglês)

Dar es Salaam is frequently affected by severe flooding causing destruction and impeding daily life of its 4.5 million inhabitants. The focus of this paper is on the role of poverty in the impact of floods on households, focusing on both direct (damage to or loss of assets or property) and indirect (losses involving health, infrastructure, labor, and education) impacts using household survey data. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8976 AUG 12, 2019

Erman,Alvina Elisabeth; Tariverdi,Mersedeh; Obolensky,Marguerite Anne Beatrice; Chen,Xiaomeng; Vincent,Rose Camille; Malgioglio,Silvia; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Hallegatte,Stephane; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Property Rights, Political Connections, and Corporate Investment (Inglês)

Despite the literature on rural land property rights, studies on urban land property rights are rare. This paper studies the impact of an urban land titling program on firm investment. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8973 AUG 12, 2019

Miao,Meng; Tang,Dragon Yongjun; Xu,L. Colin Disclosed

Exploring Accessibility to Employment Opportunities in African Cities : A First Benchmark (Inglês)

This paper presents an analysis of transit accessibility to employment for 11 African cities. The use of identical methodologies and similar data sets allows for the creation of the first benchmark to compare accessibility across urban areas in Africa through different metrics and visuals. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8971 AUG 08, 2019

Peralta Quiros,Tatiana; Kerzhner,Tamara; Avner,Paolo Disclosed

A Novel Approach to the Automatic Designation of Predefined Census Enumeration Areas and Population Sampling Frames : A Case Study in Somalia (Inglês)

Enumeration areas are the operational geographic units for the collection, dissemination, and analysis of census data and are often used as a national sampling frame for various types of surveys. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8972 AUG 08, 2019

Qader,Sarchil; Lefebvre,Veronique; Ninneman,Amy; Himelein,Kristen; Pape,Utz Johann; Bengtsson,Linus; Tatem,Andy; Bird,Tomas Disclosed

Using Student and Teacher Assessments to Design More Pertinent In-Service Teacher Training : The Case of Ecuador (Inglês)

The development of pertinent and effective in-service teacher training remains a policy challenge for many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8970 AUG 08, 2019

Angel-Urdinola,Diego; Burgos Davila,Sebastian Francisco Disclosed

Lessons from Power Sector Reforms : The Case of Morocco (Inglês)

Morocco charted its own distinctive path of power sector reform. It selectively introduced private sector participation for generation capacity expansion and electricity distribution, while retaining a strong, state-owned and vertically-integrated national power utility operating as a single buyer at the core of the sector. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8969 AUG 07, 2019

Usman,Zainab; Amegroud,Tayeb Disclosed

Are Budget Rigidities a Source of Fiscal Distress and a Constraint for Fiscal Consolidation ? (Inglês)

This paper studies whether budget rigidities affect the probability of countries getting into fiscal distress and reduce the likelihood of governments performing fiscal adjustments. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8957 AUG 06, 2019

Munoz,Ercio; Olaberria,Eduardo Disclosed

Measuring Inequality of Access : Modeling Physical Remoteness in Nepal (Inglês)

Simple linear distances between origin and destination poorly describe travel in Nepal, where rugged terrain, underdeveloped transportation infrastructure, and diverse vegetation heavily influence favorable travel routes. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8966 AUG 06, 2019

Banick,Robert Steven; Kawasoe,Yasuhiro Disclosed

Temporary Trade Shocks, Spatial Reallocation, and Persistence in Developing Countries : Evidence from a Natural Experiment in West Africa (Inglês)

In response to rising inequality following decades of trade liberalization, many countries are adopting trade restrictions. Can temporary trade restrictions have long-lasting effects on the spatial distribution of employment and resource allocation? ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8962 AUG 06, 2019

Emran,M. Shahe; Shilpi,Forhad J.; Coulombe,Harold; Blankespoor,Brian Disclosed

Political Connections and Financial Constraints : Evidence from Transition Countries (Inglês)

This paper examines whether political connections ease financial constraints faced by firms. Using firm-level data from six Central and Eastern European economies, the paper shows that politically connected firms: (i) have high levels of leverage, (ii) have low levels of profitability, (iii) are less capitalized, (iv) have low marginal productivity of capital, and (v) do not invest more than unconnected firms. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8956 AUG 06, 2019

Bussolo,Maurizio; De Nicola,Francesca; Panizza,Ugo G.; Varghese,Richard Disclosed

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Evaluating the Accuracy of Homeowners' Self-Assessed Rent in Metropolitan Lima (Inglês)
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Gender Differences in Time Use : Allocating Time between the Market and the Household (Inglês)
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Industrialization on a Knife's Edge : Productivity, Labor Costs and the Rise of Manufacturing in Ethiopia (Inglês)
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The Extent of Engagement in Global Value Chains by Firms in Rwanda (Inglês)
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AUG 13, 2019 WPS8979 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Performance and Challenges of the Income Protection System for Older People in Ecuador (Inglês)
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AUG 13, 2019 WPS8978 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Reducing Hunger with Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) : Experimental Evidence from Burkina Faso (Inglês)
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AUG 12, 2019 WPS8974 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Can Taxes Help Ensure a Fair Globalization ? (Inglês)
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AUG 12, 2019 WPS8975 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Shortening Supply Chains : Experimental Evidence from Fruit and Vegetable Vendors in Bogota (Inglês)
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AUG 12, 2019 WPS8977 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Wading Out the Storm: The Role of Poverty in Exposure, Vulnerability and Resilience to Floods in Dar Es Salaam (Inglês)
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AUG 12, 2019 WPS8976 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Property Rights, Political Connections, and Corporate Investment (Inglês)
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AUG 12, 2019 WPS8973 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Exploring Accessibility to Employment Opportunities in African Cities : A First Benchmark (Inglês)
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AUG 08, 2019 WPS8971 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
A Novel Approach to the Automatic Designation of Predefined Census Enumeration Areas and Population Sampling Frames : A Case Study in Somalia (Inglês)
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AUG 08, 2019 WPS8972 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Using Student and Teacher Assessments to Design More Pertinent In-Service Teacher Training : The Case of Ecuador (Inglês)
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AUG 08, 2019 WPS8970 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Lessons from Power Sector Reforms : The Case of Morocco (Inglês)
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AUG 07, 2019 WPS8969 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Are Budget Rigidities a Source of Fiscal Distress and a Constraint for Fiscal Consolidation ? (Inglês)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8957 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Measuring Inequality of Access : Modeling Physical Remoteness in Nepal (Inglês)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8966 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Temporary Trade Shocks, Spatial Reallocation, and Persistence in Developing Countries : Evidence from a Natural Experiment in West Africa (Inglês)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8962 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Political Connections and Financial Constraints : Evidence from Transition Countries (Inglês)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8956 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas