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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

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

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

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

Wider Economic Benefits of Transport Corridors : Evidence from International Development Organizations (Inglês)

This paper collects meta data on transport corridor projects financed by the Asian Development Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency, and World Bank and links them to one important wider economic benefit -- local economic activity. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9057 NOV 13, 2019

Alam,Muneeza Mehmood; Herrera Dappe,Matias; Melecky,Martin; Goldblatt,Ran Philip Disclosed

Regional Development Overview : Challenges, Adopted Strategies, and New Initiatives (Inglês)

Despite the increasing attention in recent years to the spatial dimensions of economic development, consideration of the importance of space and the recognition that macro, aspatial perspectives can prove to be misleading are not new. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9056 NOV 11, 2019

Jackson,Randall W; Hewings,Geoffrey J. D.; Rey,Serge; Lozano Gracia,Nancy Disclosed

Children Need Clean Water to Grow : E. Coli Contamination of Drinking Water and Childhood Nutrition in Bangladesh (Inglês)

Water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions are increasingly recognized as essential for improving nutritional outcomes in children. Emerging literature describes the negative effects of poor sanitation on child growth. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9054 NOV 07, 2019

Joseph,George; Haque,Sabrina Sharmin; Moqueet,Nazia Sultana; Hoo,Yi Rong Disclosed

Index Insurance : A Viable Solution for Irrigated Farming? (Inglês)

This paper documents the practical experience of deploying index insurance in a tropical country whose agriculture is dependent on dual sources of water: rainfall and irrigation. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9055 NOV 07, 2019

Arandara,Rathnija; Gunasekera,Shanuki; Mookerjee,Agrotosh Disclosed

Measuring and Explaining Management in Schools : New Approaches Using Public Data (Inglês)

Why do some students learn more in some schools than others? One consideration receiving growing attention is school management. To study this, researchers need to be able to measure school management accurately and cheaply at scale, and also explain any observed relationship between school management and student learning. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9053 NOV 06, 2019

Leaver,Clare; Lemos,Renata Freitas; Dillenburg Scur,Daniela Disclosed

Can We Rely on VIIRS Nightlights to Estimate the Short-Term Impacts of Natural Disasters ? (Inglês)

Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) nightlights are used to model damage caused by earthquakes, floods, and typhoons in five Southeast Asian countries (Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam). ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9052 OCT 31, 2019

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Strobl,Eric; Tveit,Thomas Breivik Disclosed

Impact of Fiscal Policy on Poverty and Inequality in Uganda : Fiscal Incidence Analysis Using the UNHS 2016/17 (Inglês)

This study analyzes the incidence of public revenues (tax collection) and expenditures (including direct and indirect transfers, indirect subsidies, and in-kind transfers) on the level of poverty and inequality in Uganda, using the internationally recognized methodology developed by the Commitment to Equity institute. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9051 OCT 30, 2019

Mejia-Mantilla,Carolina; Fajardo Gonzalez,Deisy Johanna; Goldman,Maya Scott; Jellema,Jon Robbert; Renda,Haley Disclosed

Trade Policy and Market Power : Firm-Level Evidence (Inglês)

This paper identifies the effect of trade policy on market power through new data and a new identification strategy. It uses a large data set containing export values and quantities by product and destination for all exporting firms in 12 developing and emerging countries over several years, merged with destination-product-specific information on tariffs and non-tariff barriers. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9050 OCT 29, 2019

Asprilla,Alan; Berman,Nicolas; Cadot,Olivier; Jaud,Melise Disclosed

Polarization and Its Discontents : Morocco before and after the Arab Spring (Inglês)

This paper uses data obtained from three Moroccan household surveys that took place between 2000 to 2013, to address issues related to the so-called "Arab puzzle." ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9049 OCT 28, 2019

Clementi,Fabio; Khan,Haider Ali Daud; Molini,Vasco; Schettino,Francesco; Soudi,Khalid Disclosed

Policy Uncertainty, Trade, and Global Value Chains : Some Facts, Many Questions (Inglês)

This paper attempts to quantify the impact of economic policy uncertainty on overall trade and trade linked to global value chains. Using new data on policy uncertainty for 18 countries and 24 years, it finds a statistically significant negative impact of policy uncertainty on overall trade growth. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9048 OCT 25, 2019

Constantinescu,Ileana Cristina; Mattoo,Aaditya; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

New Approaches to the Identification of Low-Frequency Drivers : An Application to Technology Shocks (Inglês)

This paper addresses the identification of low-frequency macroeconomic shocks, such as technology, in Structural Vector Autoregressions. Whilst identification issues with long-run restricted VARs are well documented, the recent attempt to overcome said issues using the Max-Share approach of Francis et al. (2014) and Barsky and Sims (2011) has its own shortcomings, primarily that they are vulnerable to bias from confounding non-technology shocks. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS9047 OCT 24, 2019

Dieppe,Alistair Matthew; Neville,Francis; Kindberg Hanlon,Gene Joseph Disclosed

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Credit Cycles in Countries in the MENA Region -- Do They Exist ? Do They Matter? (Inglês)
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Impact of Early Life Exposure to Environments with Unimproved Sanitation on Education Outcomes : Evidence from Bangladesh (Inglês)
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Regional Development Overview : Challenges, Adopted Strategies, and New Initiatives (Inglês)
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Children Need Clean Water to Grow : E. Coli Contamination of Drinking Water and Childhood Nutrition in Bangladesh (Inglês)
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NOV 07, 2019 WPS9054 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Index Insurance : A Viable Solution for Irrigated Farming? (Inglês)
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Measuring and Explaining Management in Schools : New Approaches Using Public Data (Inglês)
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NOV 06, 2019 WPS9053 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Can We Rely on VIIRS Nightlights to Estimate the Short-Term Impacts of Natural Disasters ? (Inglês)
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OCT 31, 2019 WPS9052 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Impact of Fiscal Policy on Poverty and Inequality in Uganda : Fiscal Incidence Analysis Using the UNHS 2016/17 (Inglês)
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OCT 30, 2019 WPS9051 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Trade Policy and Market Power : Firm-Level Evidence (Inglês)
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OCT 29, 2019 WPS9050 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Polarization and Its Discontents : Morocco before and after the Arab Spring (Inglês)
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OCT 28, 2019 WPS9049 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Policy Uncertainty, Trade, and Global Value Chains : Some Facts, Many Questions (Inglês)
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OCT 25, 2019 WPS9048 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
New Approaches to the Identification of Low-Frequency Drivers : An Application to Technology Shocks (Inglês)
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