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Policy Research Working papers

March 1988 - present

 

The Policy Research Working Paper series disseminates findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. The series includes research that may cut across countries and sectors, and reach beyond specific regional units or sector boards. Topics cover the following nine development research programs: Agriculture and Rural Development, Computational Tools, The Development Impact Evaluation Initiative (DIME), Environment and Energy, Finance and Private Sector Development, Human Development and Public Services, Macroeconomics and Growth, Poverty and Inequality, and Trade and International Integration.

 

Foreign language translations are uploaded when available.

 

Otherwise known as: 

Policy, Planning and Research Department working paper (March 1988 - February 1990)

Policy, Research and External Affairs working paper (March 1990 - November 1991)

 

Sub-series:

Knowledge for Change Program (KCP)

Impact Evaluation series (numbering stops at 129, June 2014)

World Development Report Background Papers

 

Frequency:    Monthly

 

 

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Preventing Violence in the Most Violent Contexts : Behavioral and Neurophysiological Evidence (Inglês)

This paper provides experimental evidence of the impact of an after-school program on vulnerable public-school students in El Salvador. The program combined a behavioral intervention with ludic activities for students aged 10-16 years old. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8862 MAY 23, 2019

Dinarte,Lelys; Egana-delSol,Pablo Disclosed

Small African Economies in a More Uncertain Global Trade Environment : The Potential Impact of Post-AGOA Scenarios for Lesotho (Inglês)

This paper provides a forward-looking view of trade and its relevance for Lesotho’s medium- and long-term development. It does this through computable general equilibrium analysis of potential impacts based on specific trade-related scenarios. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8861 MAY 22, 2019

Maliszewska,Maryla; Engel,Jakob; Arenas,Guillermo Carlos; Kotschwar,Barbara R Disclosed

Exploring Carbon Pricing in Developing Countries : A Macroeconomic Analysis in Ethiopia (Inglês)

This study uses a computable general equilibrium model to analyze various policy scenarios for a carbon tax on greenhouse gas emissions from petroleum fuels and kerosene in Ethiopia. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8860 MAY 20, 2019

Telaye,Andualem; Benitez,Pablo; Tamru,Seneshaw; Medhin,Haileselassie Amaha; Toman,Michael A. Disclosed

Identifying the Vulnerable to Poverty from Natural Disasters : The Case of Typhoons in the Philippines (Inglês)

This paper builds on the existing literature assessing retrospectively the quantitative effects of natural disasters on different dimensions of household welfare, to make progress toward the ex ante identification of households that are vulnerable to poverty due to natural disasters, especially typhoons. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8857 MAY 20, 2019

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Kawasoe,Yasuhiro; Strobl,Eric; Acosta,Pablo Ariel Disclosed

Trade Integration and Growth : Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (Inglês)

This paper examines the growth effects of different dimensions of international trade integration -- notably, volume, diversification, and natural resource dependence -- in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8859 MAY 20, 2019

Calderon,Cesar; Castillo Castro,Catalina Disclosed

The Economics of Sustainability : Causes and Consequences of Energy Market Transformation (Inglês)

The paper deals with the economics of sustainability associated with the transformation of energy markets. It emphasizes the interrelations between technical changes and energy markets and how in turn the resulting transformations alter the sustainability of economic systems that are dependent on these markets. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8858 MAY 20, 2019

Arezki,Rabah Disclosed

Improving Management with Individual and Group-Based Consulting : Results from a Randomized Experiment in Colombia (Inglês)

Differences in management quality are an important contributor to productivity differences across countries. A key question is how to best improve poor management in developing countries. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8854 MAY 15, 2019

Iacovone,Leonardo; Maloney,William F.; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Voice and Punishment : A Global Survey Experiment on Tax Morale (Inglês)

An online survey experiment spanning 50 countries finds sizable improvements in tax morale when (a) the salience of anti-corruption efforts is increased and (b) citizens are allowed to voice their expenditure preferences to the government. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8855 MAY 15, 2019

Sjoberg,Fredrik Matias; Mellon,Jonathan; Peixoto,Tiago Carneiro; Hemker,Johannes Zacharias; Tsai,Lily Lee Disclosed

Learning from Power Sector Reform : The Case of The Philippines (Inglês)

The Philippines power sector underwent a substantial and largely complete reform process. Following a severe shortage of supply in the late 1980s and the Asian Financial crisis of 1997, which made the dollar-denominated debt of the National Power Corporation extremely burdensome, the Electric Power Industry Reform Act was passed in 2001. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8853 MAY 13, 2019

Bacon,Robert W. Disclosed

Productivity Growth : Patterns and Determinants across the World (Inglês)

This is the background paper for the productivity extension of the World Bank’s Long-Term Growth Model (LTGM). Based on an extensive literature review, the paper identifies the main determinants of economic productivity as innovation, education, market efficiency, infrastructure, and institutions. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8852 MAY 10, 2019

Kim,Young Eun; Loayza,Norman V. Disclosed

The Apprenticeship-to-Work Transition : Experimental Evidence from Ghana (Inglês)

This paper examines the effects of a government-sponsored apprenticeship training program designed to address high levels of youth unemployment in Ghana. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8851 MAY 09, 2019

Hardy,Morgan L.; Mbiti,Isaac Mulangu; Mccasland,Jamie Lee; Salcher,Isabelle Disclosed

The Rise of Domestic Capital Markets for Corporate Financing (Inglês)

During the past decades, firms from emerging economies have significantly increased the amount of financing obtained in capital markets. Whereas the literature argues that international markets have been an important contributor to this process, the role of domestic markets is mostly unknown. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8844 MAY 07, 2019

Abraham,Facundo; Cortina Lorente,Juan Jose; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

The Economics of International Student and Scholar Mobility : Directions for Research (Inglês)

International trade in higher education services in the form of international student mobility has increased sharply since the 1960s and especially from Eastern Europe and Central Asia since the fall of the Soviet Union. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8848 MAY 07, 2019

Chellaraj,Gnanaraj Disclosed

The Lost Human Capital : Teacher Knowledge and Student Achievement in Africa (Inglês)

In many low-income countries, teachers do not master the subject they are teaching, and children learn little while attending school. Using unique data from nationally representative surveys of schools in seven Sub-Saharan African countries, this paper proposes a methodology to assess the effect of teacher subject content knowledge on student learning when panel data on students are not available. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8849 MAY 07, 2019

Bold,Tessa; Filmer,Deon P.; Molina,Ezequiel; Svensson,Jakob Disclosed

Combining Growth and Gender Diagnostics for the Benefit of Both (Inglês)

Women's economic empowerment is not a new issue; nevertheless, it continues to challenge governments and development assistance agencies. One of the reasons for this hurdle may well be that gender advocates and growth devotees are speaking different languages when there is a huge space for them to collaborate effectively and pursue both agendas simultaneously. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8847 MAY 07, 2019

Ianchovichina,Elena; Leipziger,Danny M. Disclosed

Labelled Loans, Credit Constraints and Sanitation Investments (Inglês)

Credit constraints are considered to be an important barrier hindering adoption of preventive health investments among low-income households in developing countries. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8845 MAY 07, 2019

Augsburg,Britta; Caeyers,Bet; Giunti,Sara; Malde,Bansi Khimji; Smets,Susanna Disclosed

Can Micro-Credit Support Public Health Subsidy Programs ? (Inglês)

The low take-up of cost-effective and highly subsidised preventive health technologies in low-income countries remains a puzzle. One under-studied reason is that the design of subsidy schemes is such that households remain financially constrained. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8846 MAY 07, 2019

Augsburg,Britta; Caeyers,Bet; Malde,Bansi Khimji Disclosed

Welfare Effects of Introducing Competition in the Telecom Sector in Djibouti (Inglês)

Djibouti is very well placed, as a landing site of undersea fiber optic cables, to benefit from the digital economy. However, the prevalence of a single national telecom operator in the country has stifled service delivery and innovation in the telecom sector. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8850 MAY 07, 2019

Decoster,Xavier Stephane; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Mendiratta,Vibhuti; Santacroce,Marco Disclosed

Tracking the Sustainable Development Goals : Emerging Measurement Challenges and Further Reflections (Inglês)

The Sustainable Development Goals recently adopted by the United Nations represent an important step to identify shared global goals for development over the next two decades. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8843 MAY 06, 2019

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Serajuddin,Umar Disclosed

Learning from Power Sector Reform : The Case of Pakistan (Inglês)

Pakistan's power sector underwent a substantial, if protracted, reform process. Beginning with an independent power producer program in 1994, the full unbundling of the national vertically integrated power and water utility, the Water and Power Development Authority, and the establishment of a regulatory entity, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, followed in 1997, paving the way for the eventual privatization of one major distribution utility, Karachi Electric, in 2005. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8842 MAY 06, 2019

Bacon,Robert W. Disclosed

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