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Evidence on policies to increase the development impacts of international migration (الإنجليزية)

International migration offers individuals and their families the potential to experience immediate and large gains in their incomes, and offers a large number of other positive benefits to the sending communities and countries. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7057 OCT 01, 2014

McKenzie, David; Yang, Dean

Measuring agricultural knowledge and adoption (الإنجليزية)

Understanding the trade-offs in improving the precision of agricultural measures through survey design is crucial. Yet, standard indicators used to determine program effectiveness may be flawed and at a differential rate for men and women. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7058 OCT 01, 2014

Kondylis, Florence; Mueller, Valerie; Zhu, Siyao Jessica

Radio frequency (un)identification : results from a proof-of-concept trial of the use of RFID technology to measure microenterprise turnover in Sri Lanka (الإنجليزية)

Accurate measurement of stock levels, turnover, and profitability in microenterprises in developing countries is difficult because the majority of these firms do not keep detailed records. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7064 OCT 01, 2014

de Mel, Suresh; Herath, Dammika; McKenzie, David; Pathak, Yuvraj

Testing the importance of search frictions, matching, and reservation prestige through randomized experiments in Jordan (الإنجليزية)

Unemployment rates for tertiary-educated youth in Jordan are high, as is the duration of unemployment. Two randomized experiments in Jordan were used to test different theories that may explain this phenomenon. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7030 SEP 01, 2014

Groh, Matthew; McKenzie, David; Shammout, Nour; Vishwanath, Tara

Macroinsurance for microenterprises : a randomized experiment in post-revolution Egypt (الإنجليزية)

Firms in many developing countries cite macroeconomic instability and political uncertainty as major constraints to their growth. Economic theory suggests uncertainty can cause firms to delay investments until uncertainty is resolved. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7048 SEP 01, 2014

Groh, Matthew; McKenzie, David

Seeing is believing ? evidence from an extension network experiment (الإنجليزية)

Extension services are a keystone of information diffusion in agriculture. This paper exploits a large randomized controlled trial to track diffusion of a new technique in the classic Training and Visit (T&V) extension model, relative to a more direct training model. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7000 AUG 01, 2014

Kondylis, Florence; Mueller, Valerie; Zhu, Siyao Jessica

Small business tax policy, informality, and tax evasion -- evidence from Georgia (الإنجليزية)

Using a panel of administrative data and regression discontinuity analysis, this paper examines how the introduction of preferential tax regimes for Georgian micro and small businesses in 2010 affects formal firm creation and tax compliance. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7010 AUG 01, 2014

Bruhn, Miriam; Loeprick, Jan

Information is power : experimental evidence on the long-run impact of community based monitoring (الإنجليزية)

This paper presents the results of two field experiments on local accountability in primary health care in Uganda. Efforts to stimulate beneficiary control, coupled with the provision of report cards on staff performance, resulted in significant improvements in health care delivery and health outcomes in both the short and the longer run. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7015 AUG 01, 2014

Nyqvist, Martina Bjorkman; de Walque, Damien; Svensson, Jakob

The Brasilia experiment : road access and the spatial pattern of long-term local development in Brazil (الإنجليزية)

This paper studies the impact of the rapid expansion of the Brazilian road network, which occurred from the 1960s to the 2000s, on the growth and spatial allocation of population and economic activity across the country's municipalities. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6964 JUL 01, 2014

Bird, Julia; Straub, Stephane

Does involvement of local NGOs enhance public service delivery ? cautionary evidence from a Malaria-prevention evaluation in India (الإنجليزية)

Using data from an experimental supportive intervention to India's malaria control program, this paper studies the impact of leveraging local non-state capacity to promote mosquito net usage and recommended fever care-seeking patterns. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6931 JUN 01, 2014

Das, Ashis; Friedman, Jed; Kandpal, Eeshani

Radio's impact on preferences for patronage benefits (الإنجليزية)

Citizens in developing countries support politicians who provide patronage or clientelist benefits, such as government jobs and gifts at the time of elections. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6932 JUN 01, 2014

Keefer, Philip; Khemani, Stuti

The anatomy of failure : an ethnography of a randomized trial to deepen democracy in rural India (الإنجليزية)

Programs that induce citizen participation to improve the quality of government at the local level are the subjects of large amounts of funding and intense debate. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6958 JUN 01, 2014

Ananthpur, Kripa; Malik, Kabir; Rao, Vijayendra

Money or ideas ? a field experiment on constraints to entrepreneurship in rural Pakistan (الإنجليزية)

This paper identifies the relative importance of human and physical capital for entrepreneurship. A subset of rural microfinance clients were offered eight full time days of business training and the opportunity to participate in a loan lottery of up to Rs. 100,000 (USD 1,700), about seven times the average loan size. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6959 JUN 01, 2014

Gine, Xavier; Mansuri, Ghazala

The effect of aid on growth : evidence from a quasi-experiment (الإنجليزية)

The literature on aid and growth has not found a convincing instrumental variable to identify the causal effects of aid. This paper exploits an instrumental variable based on the fact that since 1987, eligibility for aid from the International Development Association (IDA) has been based partly on whether or not a country is below a certain threshold of per capita income. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6865 MAY 01, 2014

Galiani, Sebastian; Knack, Stephen; Xu, Lixin Colin; Zou, Ben

Cash transfers and temptation goods : a review of global evidence (الإنجليزية)

Cash transfers have been demonstrated to improve education and health outcomes and alleviate poverty in various contexts. However, policy makers and others often express concern that poor households will use transfers to buy alcohol, tobacco, or other "temptation goods." ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6886 MAY 01, 2014

Evans, David K.; Popova, Anna

Rewarding provider performance to enable a healthy start to life : evidence from Argentina's Plan Nacer (الإنجليزية)

Argentina's Plan Nacer provides insurance for maternal and child health care to uninsured families. The program allocates funding to provinces based on enrollment of beneficiaries and adds performance incentives based on indicators of the use and quality of maternal and child health care services and health outcomes. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6884 MAY 01, 2014

Gertler, Paul; Giovagnoli, Paula; Martinez, Sebastian

The impact of a pay-for-performance scheme on prescription quality in rural China : an impact evaluation (الإنجليزية)

In China, health care providers have traditionally been paid fee-for-service and overprescribing and high out-of-pocket spending are common. In this study, township health centers in two counties were assigned almost randomly to two groups: in one, fee-for-service was replaced by a global capitated budget; in the other, by a mix of global capitated budget and pay-for-performance. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6892 MAY 01, 2014

Sun, Xiaojie; Liu, Xiaoyun; Sun, Qiang; Yip, Winnie; Wagstaff, Adam; Meng, Qingyue

The impact of an adolescent girls employment program : the EPAG project in Liberia (الإنجليزية)

This paper presents findings from the impact evaluation of the Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (EPAG) project in Liberia. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6832 APR 01, 2014

Adoho, Franck; Chakravarty, Shubha; Korkoyah, Jr, Dala T.; Lundberg, Mattias; Tasneem, Afia

Voter response to natural disaster aid : quasi-experimental evidence from drought relief payments in Mexico (الإنجليزية)

The paper estimates the effects on presidential election returns in Mexico of a government climatic contingency transfer that is allocated through rainfall-indexed insurance. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6836 APR 01, 2014

Fuchs, Alan; Rodriguez-Chamussy, Lourdes

The impact of vocational training for the unemployed : experimental evidence from Turkey (الإنجليزية)

A randomized experiment is used to evaluate a large-scale, active labor market policy: Turkey's vocational training programs for the unemployed. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6807 MAR 01, 2014

Hirshleifer, Sarojini; McKenzie, David; Almeida, Rita; Ridao-Cano, Cristobal

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Evidence on policies to increase the development impacts of international migration (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
OCT 01, 2014 WPS7057 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Measuring agricultural knowledge and adoption (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
OCT 01, 2014 WPS7058 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Radio frequency (un)identification : results from a proof-of-concept trial of the use of RFID technology to measure microenterprise turnover in Sri Lanka (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
OCT 01, 2014 WPS7064 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Testing the importance of search frictions, matching, and reservation prestige through randomized experiments in Jordan (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
SEP 01, 2014 WPS7030 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Macroinsurance for microenterprises : a randomized experiment in post-revolution Egypt (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
SEP 01, 2014 WPS7048 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Seeing is believing ? evidence from an extension network experiment (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
AUG 01, 2014 WPS7000 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Small business tax policy, informality, and tax evasion -- evidence from Georgia (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
AUG 01, 2014 WPS7010 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Information is power : experimental evidence on the long-run impact of community based monitoring (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
AUG 01, 2014 WPS7015 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
The Brasilia experiment : road access and the spatial pattern of long-term local development in Brazil (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
JUL 01, 2014 WPS6964 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Does involvement of local NGOs enhance public service delivery ? cautionary evidence from a Malaria-prevention evaluation in India (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
JUN 01, 2014 WPS6931 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Radio's impact on preferences for patronage benefits (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
JUN 01, 2014 WPS6932 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
The anatomy of failure : an ethnography of a randomized trial to deepen democracy in rural India (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
JUN 01, 2014 WPS6958 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Money or ideas ? a field experiment on constraints to entrepreneurship in rural Pakistan (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
JUN 01, 2014 WPS6959 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
The effect of aid on growth : evidence from a quasi-experiment (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
MAY 01, 2014 WPS6865 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Cash transfers and temptation goods : a review of global evidence (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
MAY 01, 2014 WPS6886 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Rewarding provider performance to enable a healthy start to life : evidence from Argentina's Plan Nacer (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
MAY 01, 2014 WPS6884 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
The impact of a pay-for-performance scheme on prescription quality in rural China : an impact evaluation (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
MAY 01, 2014 WPS6892 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
The impact of an adolescent girls employment program : the EPAG project in Liberia (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
APR 01, 2014 WPS6832 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Voter response to natural disaster aid : quasi-experimental evidence from drought relief payments in Mexico (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
APR 01, 2014 WPS6836 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
The impact of vocational training for the unemployed : experimental evidence from Turkey (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
MAR 01, 2014 WPS6807 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات