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How significant is Africa's demographic dividend for its future growth and poverty reduction ? (الإنجليزية)

Africa will be undergoing substantial demographic changes in the coming decades with the rising working age share of its population. The opportunity of African countries to convert these changes into demographic dividends for growth and poverty reduction will depend on several factors. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7134 DEC 01, 2014

Ahmed, S. Amer; Cruz, Marcio; Go, Delfin S.; Maliszewska, Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte, Israel

Measuring risk preferences in rural Ethiopia : risk tolerance and exogenous income proxies (الإنجليزية)

Risk-aversion has generally been found to decrease in income. This may lead one to expect that poor countries will be more risk-averse than rich countries. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7137 DEC 01, 2014

Vieider, Ferdinand M.; Beyene, Abebe; Bluffstone, Randall; Dissanayake, Sahan; Gebreegziabher, Zenebe; Martinsson, Peter; Mekonnen, Alemu

Village political economy, land tenure insecurity, and the rural to urban migration decision : evidence from China (الإنجليزية)

This paper investigates the impact of land tenure insecurity on the migration decisions of China's rural residents. A simple model first frames the relationship among these variables and the probability that a reallocation of land will occur in the following year. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7080 NOV 01, 2014

Giles, John; Mu, Ren

Informing migration policies : a data primer (الإنجليزية)

Researchers in many fields, such as demography, economics, and sociology, have established various data collection methodologies and principles to answer a range of academic and policy questions on migration. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7082 NOV 01, 2014

Carletto, Calogero; Larrison, Jennica; Ozden, Caglar

Protected areas and deforestation : new results from high resolution panel data (الإنجليزية)

This paper investigates the effectiveness of protected areas in slowing tropical forest clearing in 64 countries in Asia/Pacific, Africa, and Latin America for the period 2001-2012. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7091 NOV 01, 2014

Blankespoor, Brian; Dasgupta, Susmita; Wheeler, David

Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (الإنجليزية)

Incentive-based policies have been shown to be powerful in many areas of behavior, but have rarely been tested in the sexual domain. The Rewarding Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention and Control in Tanzania (RESPECT) study is a randomized controlled trial testing the hypothesis that a system of rapid feedback and positive reinforcement that uses cash as the primary incentive can be used to reduce risky sexual activity among young people, male and female, who are at high risk of HIV infection. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7099 NOV 01, 2014

de Walque, Damien; Dow, William H.; Nathan, Rose

Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey (الإنجليزية)

In 1959, shortly after the European Economic Community was founded under the 1957 Treaty of Rome, Turkey applied for Associate Membership in the then six-member common market. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS7059 OCT 01, 2014

Larson, Donald F.; Martin, Will; Sahin, Sebnem; Tsigas, Marino

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

Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (الإنجليزية)

The paper assesses the impact of overall inequality, as well as inequality among the poor and among the rich, on the growth rates along various percentiles of the income distribution. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6963 JUL 01, 2014

van der Weide, Roy; Milanovic, Branko

Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (الإنجليزية)

This paper proposes a method for estimating distribution functions that are associated with the nested errors in linear mixed models. The estimator incorporates Empirical Bayes prediction while making minimal assumptions about the shape of the error distributions. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6962 JUL 01, 2014

Elbers, Chris; van der Weide, Roy

Trade flows and trade disputes (الإنجليزية)

This paper introduces a new data set and establishes a set of basic facts and patterns regarding the trade that countries fight about under World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6979 JUL 01, 2014

Bown, Chad P.; Reynolds, Kara M.

Fiscal multipliers in recessions and expansions : does it matter whether government spending is increasing or decreasing ? (الإنجليزية)

Using non-linear methods, this paper finds that existing estimates of government spending multipliers in expansion and recession may yield biased results by ignoring whether government spending is increasing or decreasing. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6993 JUL 01, 2014

Riera-Crichton, Daniel; Vegh, Carlos A.; Vuletin, Guillermo

The price of empowerment : experimental evidence on land titling in Tanzania (الإنجليزية)

This paper reports on a randomized field experiment that uses price incentives to address economic and gender inequality in land tenure formalization. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6908 JUN 01, 2014

Ali, Daniel Ayalew; Collin, Matthew; Deininger, Klaus; Dercon, Stefan; Sandefur, Justin; Zeitlin, Andrew

Institutional investors and long-term investment : evidence from Chile (الإنجليزية)

Developing countries are trying to develop long-term financial markets and institutional investors are expected to play a key role. This paper uses unique evidence on the universe of institutional investors from the leading case of Chile to study to what extent mutual funds, pension funds, and insurance companies hold and bid for long-term instruments, and which factors affect their choices. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6922 JUN 01, 2014

Opazo, Luis; Raddatz, Claudio; Schmukler, Sergio L.

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

Economics of transiting to renewable energy in Morocco : a general equilibrium analysis (الإنجليزية)

Morocco has set an ambitious target of supplying 42 percent of electricity through renewable sources, 14 percent each through hydro, wind, and solar, by 2020. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6940 JUN 01, 2014

Timilsina, Govinda R.; Landis, Florian

Deals and delays : firm-level evidence on corruption and policy implementation times (الإنجليزية)

This paper examines whether demands for bribes for particular government services are associated with expedited or delayed policy implementation. ... انظر المزيد +

ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات WPS6949 JUN 01, 2014

Freund, Caroline; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Rijkers, Bob

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

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How significant is Africa's demographic dividend for its future growth and poverty reduction ? (الإنجليزية)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7134 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Measuring risk preferences in rural Ethiopia : risk tolerance and exogenous income proxies (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
DEC 01, 2014 WPS7137 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Village political economy, land tenure insecurity, and the rural to urban migration decision : evidence from China (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
NOV 01, 2014 WPS7080 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Informing migration policies : a data primer (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
NOV 01, 2014 WPS7082 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Protected areas and deforestation : new results from high resolution panel data (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
NOV 01, 2014 WPS7091 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
NOV 01, 2014 WPS7099 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
OCT 01, 2014 WPS7059 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
Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
JUL 01, 2014 WPS6963 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
JUL 01, 2014 WPS6962 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Trade flows and trade disputes (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
JUL 01, 2014 WPS6979 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Fiscal multipliers in recessions and expansions : does it matter whether government spending is increasing or decreasing ? (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
JUL 01, 2014 WPS6993 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
The price of empowerment : experimental evidence on land titling in Tanzania (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
JUN 01, 2014 WPS6908 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Institutional investors and long-term investment : evidence from Chile (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
JUN 01, 2014 WPS6922 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
Economics of transiting to renewable energy in Morocco : a general equilibrium analysis (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
JUN 01, 2014 WPS6940 ورقة عمل خاصة ببحوث السياسات
Deals and delays : firm-level evidence on corruption and policy implementation times (الإنجليزية)
انظر المزيد +
JUN 01, 2014 WPS6949 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