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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

 

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Informal Employment and Worker's Well-Being in the Russian Federation (Inglês)

This paper finds that informal workers are more likely to have inferior work conditions, but do not necessarily report worse subjective well-being. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8989 AUG 20, 2019

Kim,Yeon Soo; Matytsin,Mikhail; Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel Disclosed

Fiscal Rules for the Western Balkans (Inglês)

Policy toward fiscal rules is an important issue in the countries of the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia). ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8990 AUG 20, 2019

Kikoni,Edith; Madzarevic-Sujster,Sanja; Irwin,Tim; Jooste,Charl Disclosed

Financing Low-Carbon Transitions through Carbon Pricing and Green Bonds (Inglês)

To finance the transition to low-carbon economies required to mitigate climate change, countries are increasingly using a combination of carbon pricing and green bonds. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8991 AUG 20, 2019

Heine,Dirk; Semmler,Willi; Mazzucato,Mariana; Braga,Joao Paulo; Flaherty,Michael; Gevorkyan,Arkady; Hayde,Erin Kate; Radpour,Siavash Disclosed

Revisiting the Trade Impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act : A Synthetic Control Approach (Inglês)

This study examines the impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act using the synthetic control method, a quasi-experimental approach. The novelty in the approach is that it addresses problems of estimation that are prevalent in nonexperimental methods used to analyze the impact of preferential trade agreements. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8993 AUG 20, 2019

Kassa,Woubet; Coulibaly,Souleymane Disclosed

Manufacturing in Structural Change in Africa (Inglês)

This paper investigates the scale, causes, and timing of significant episodes of industrialization and deindustrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8992 AUG 20, 2019

Nguimkeu,Pierre; Zeufack,Albert G. Disclosed

Innovative Learning Environments : The Role of Energy--Efficient Investments in Russian Preschool Education Facilities (A Case Study of the Khanty-Mansyisk Region) (Inglês)

This paper discusses an example of an early childhood development facility intervention in the Khanty-Mansyisk region of the Russian Federation and its potential to produce efficiency gains in the region and the country overall. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8987 AUG 19, 2019

Shmis,Tigran; Chugunov,Dmitry; Ustinova,Maria; Kotnik,Jure Disclosed

Test Score Gap Robustness to Scaling : The Scale Transformation Command (Inglês)

Social scientists frequently rely on the cardinal comparability of test scores to assess achievement gaps between population subgroups and their evolution over time. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8986 AUG 19, 2019

Yi Chang,Andres Disclosed

Sources of Manufacturing Productivity Growth in Africa (Inglês)

This paper investigates the sources of growth in manufacturing productivity in Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Tanzania in comparison with the case of Bangladesh. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8988 AUG 19, 2019

Jones,Patricia; Lartey,Emmanuel Kwasi Koranteng; Mengistae,Taye Alemu; Zeufack,Albert G. Disclosed

Generating Gridded Agricultural Gross Domestic Product for Brazil : A Comparison of Methodologies (Inglês)

This paper examines two new methods to generate gridded agricultural Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and compares the results with a traditional method. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8985 AUG 19, 2019

Chambers,Thomas Timothy; You,Liangzhi; Wood-Sichra,Ulrike; Ru,Yating; Blankespoor,Brian; Kalvelagen,Erwin Marinus Franciscus Disclosed

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

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Informal Employment and Worker's Well-Being in the Russian Federation (Inglês)
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Financing Low-Carbon Transitions through Carbon Pricing and Green Bonds (Inglês)
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Revisiting the Trade Impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act : A Synthetic Control Approach (Inglês)
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Manufacturing in Structural Change in Africa (Inglês)
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AUG 20, 2019 WPS8992 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Innovative Learning Environments : The Role of Energy--Efficient Investments in Russian Preschool Education Facilities (A Case Study of the Khanty-Mansyisk Region) (Inglês)
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AUG 19, 2019 WPS8987 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Test Score Gap Robustness to Scaling : The Scale Transformation Command (Inglês)
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AUG 19, 2019 WPS8986 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Sources of Manufacturing Productivity Growth in Africa (Inglês)
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AUG 19, 2019 WPS8988 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Generating Gridded Agricultural Gross Domestic Product for Brazil : A Comparison of Methodologies (Inglês)
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AUG 19, 2019 WPS8985 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Does Media Stimulate Reform Efforts ? (Inglês)
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AUG 16, 2019 WPS8984 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Turkey : An Empirical Assessment of the Determinants of the Current Account Balance (Inglês)
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AUG 15, 2019 WPS8982 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Evaluating the Accuracy of Homeowners' Self-Assessed Rent in Metropolitan Lima (Inglês)
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AUG 15, 2019 WPS8983 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Gender Differences in Time Use : Allocating Time between the Market and the Household (Inglês)
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AUG 14, 2019 WPS8981 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Industrialization on a Knife's Edge : Productivity, Labor Costs and the Rise of Manufacturing in Ethiopia (Inglês)
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AUG 13, 2019 WPS8980 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
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