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Parental human capital and effective school management : evidence from The Gambia (英文)

Education systems in developing countries are often centrally managed in a top-down structure. In environments where schools have different needs and where localized information plays an important role, empowerment of the local community may be attractive, but low levels of human capital at the local level may offset gains from local information. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7238 2015年4月13日

Blimpo,Moussa P.; Evans,David; Lahire,Nathalie

Information, knowledge and behavior: evaluating alternative methods of delivering school information to parents (英文)

Improving education outcomes by disseminating information to parents and thereby encouraging them to become more actively engaged in school oversight is attractive, since it can be done relatively cheaply. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7233 2015年4月6日

Cerdan-Infantes,Pedro; Filmer,Deon P.

Report cards : the impact of providing school and child test scores on educational markets (英文)

This paper studies study the impact of providing school and child test scores on subsequent test scores, prices, and enrollment in markets with multiple public and private providers. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7226 2015年3月30日

Andrabi,Tahir; Das,Jishnu; Khwaja,Asim Ijaz

An evaluation of the 2014 subsidy reforms in Morocco and a simulation of further reforms (英文)

Under increasing budget pressure, Morocco carried out an extensive set of subsidy reforms in 2014 and is planning for further reforms for 2015–2017, which will eliminate most consumers' subsidies. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7224 2015年3月30日

Verme,Paolo; El Massnaoui,Khalid

Using lotteries to incentivize safer sexual behavior : evidence from a randomized controlled trial on HIV prevention (英文)

Financial incentives are a promising HIV prevention strategy. This paper assesses the effect on HIV incidence of a lottery program in Lesotho with low expected payments but a chance to win a high prize conditional on negative test results for sexually transmitted infections. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7215 2015年3月18日

Nyqvist,Martina Björkman; Corno,Lucia; De Walque,Damien B. C. M.; Svensson,Jakob

Trade effects of customs reform : evidence from Albania (英文)

Despite enormous academic interest in international trade costs and keen policy interest in efforts to mitigate them, so far there is very little hard evidence on the impacts of trade facilitation efforts. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7210 2015年3月10日

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Hillberry,Russell Henry; Mendoza Alcantara,Alejandra

Debiasing on a roll: changing gambling behavior through experiential learning (英文)

This paper tests experiential learning as a debiasing tool against gambling and lottery behavior in South Africa. The study implemented a simple, interactive dice game that simulates worsening winning odds of rolling sixes as more dice are added to the game. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7195 2015年2月1日

Abel , Martin; Cole, Shawn; Zia, Bilal

Impact evaluation helps deliver development projects (英文)

Does research add value to aid? Specifically, does impact evaluation research help or hinder the delivery of development projects? This paper analyzes the question by constructing a new data set of 100 impact evaluations and 1,135 projects approved by the World Bank between 2005 and 2011. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7157 2015年1月1日

Legovini, Arianna; Di Maro, Vincenzo; Piza, Caio

Promoting handwashing and sanitation : evidence from a large-scale randomized trial in rural Tanzania (英文)

The association between hygiene, sanitation, and health is well documented, yet thousands of children die each year from exposure to contaminated fecal matter. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7164 2015年1月1日

Briceno, Bertha; Coville, Aidan; Martinez , Sebastian

Short-term impacts of formalization assistance and a bank information session on business registration and access to finance in Malawi (英文)

Despite regulatory efforts designed to make it easier for firms to formalize, informality remains extremely high among firms in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7183 2015年1月1日

Campos, Francisco; Goldstein, Markus; McKenzie, David

Integrating qualitative methods into investment climate impact evaluations (英文)

Incorporating qualitative methods into the evaluation of development programs has become increasingly popular in recent years, both for the distinctive insights such approaches can bring in their own right and because of their capacity to complement the strengths -- and where necessary correct some of the weaknesses -- of quantitative approaches. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7145 2014年12月1日

Mendoza Alcantara, Alejandra; Woolcock, Michael

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

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7099 2014年11月1日

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

Health information, treatment, and worker productivity : experimental evidence from malaria testing and treatment among Nigerian sugarcane cutters (英文)

Agricultural and other physically demanding sectors are important sources of growth in developing countries but prevalent diseases such as malaria adversely impact the productivity, labor supply, and choice of job tasks among workers by reducing physical capacity. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7120 2014年11月1日

Dillon, Andrew; Friedman, Jed; Serneels, Pieter

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

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7057 2014年10月1日

McKenzie, David; Yang, Dean

Measuring agricultural knowledge and adoption (英文)

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7058 2014年10月1日

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 (英文)

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7064 2014年10月1日

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

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

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7030 2014年9月1日

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

Dynamics of demand for rainfall index insurance : evidence from a commercial product in India (英文)

This paper analyzes the dynamic nature of rainfall insurance purchasing decisions, specifically looking at whether and why receiving an insurance payout induces a greater chance of purchasing insurance again the next year. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7035 2014年9月1日

Stein, Daniel

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

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7048 2014年9月1日

Groh, Matthew; McKenzie, David

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

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. ... 更多显示

政策研究报告 WPS7010 2014年8月1日

Bruhn, Miriam; Loeprick, Jan

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Parental human capital and effective school management : evidence from The Gambia (英文)
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2015年4月13日 WPS7238 政策研究报告
Information, knowledge and behavior: evaluating alternative methods of delivering school information to parents (英文)
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2015年4月6日 WPS7233 政策研究报告
Report cards : the impact of providing school and child test scores on educational markets (英文)
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2015年3月30日 WPS7226 政策研究报告
An evaluation of the 2014 subsidy reforms in Morocco and a simulation of further reforms (英文)
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2015年3月30日 WPS7224 政策研究报告
Using lotteries to incentivize safer sexual behavior : evidence from a randomized controlled trial on HIV prevention (英文)
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2015年3月18日 WPS7215 政策研究报告
Trade effects of customs reform : evidence from Albania (英文)
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2015年3月10日 WPS7210 政策研究报告
Debiasing on a roll: changing gambling behavior through experiential learning (英文)
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2015年2月1日 WPS7195 政策研究报告
Impact evaluation helps deliver development projects (英文)
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2015年1月1日 WPS7157 政策研究报告
Promoting handwashing and sanitation : evidence from a large-scale randomized trial in rural Tanzania (英文)
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2015年1月1日 WPS7164 政策研究报告
Short-term impacts of formalization assistance and a bank information session on business registration and access to finance in Malawi (英文)
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2015年1月1日 WPS7183 政策研究报告
Integrating qualitative methods into investment climate impact evaluations (英文)
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2014年12月1日 WPS7145 政策研究报告
Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (英文)
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2014年11月1日 WPS7099 政策研究报告
Health information, treatment, and worker productivity : experimental evidence from malaria testing and treatment among Nigerian sugarcane cutters (英文)
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2014年11月1日 WPS7120 政策研究报告
Evidence on policies to increase the development impacts of international migration (英文)
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2014年10月1日 WPS7057 政策研究报告
Measuring agricultural knowledge and adoption (英文)
更多显示
2014年10月1日 WPS7058 政策研究报告
Radio frequency (un)identification : results from a proof-of-concept trial of the use of RFID technology to measure microenterprise turnover in Sri Lanka (英文)
更多显示
2014年10月1日 WPS7064 政策研究报告
Testing the importance of search frictions, matching, and reservation prestige through randomized experiments in Jordan (英文)
更多显示
2014年9月1日 WPS7030 政策研究报告
Dynamics of demand for rainfall index insurance : evidence from a commercial product in India (英文)
更多显示
2014年9月1日 WPS7035 政策研究报告
Macroinsurance for microenterprises : a randomized experiment in post-revolution Egypt (英文)
更多显示
2014年9月1日 WPS7048 政策研究报告
Small business tax policy, informality, and tax evasion -- evidence from Georgia (英文)
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2014年8月1日 WPS7010 政策研究报告