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The Growing Phenomenon of Private Tutoring
(World Bank, 2008-09-01)
Does private tutoring increase parental choice and improve student achievement, or does it exacerbate social inequalities and impose heavy costs on households, possibly without improving student outcomes? Private tutoring ...
A Short Note on Updating the Grilli and Yang Commodity Price Index
(World Bank, 2007-01-30)
The Grilli and Yang commodity price index is one of the most widely used commodity price series in the applied economics literature. This note provides some practical advice on updating this data series by listing the base ...
Bringing Bangladesh into the Digital Age
(World Bank, 2008-06-01)
Shows how a multistakeholder partnership improved access to ICT to enhance health and education services in Bangladesh.
Top Indian Incomes, 1922-2000
(Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank, 2005-01)
This article presents data on the evolution of top incomes and wages for 1922-2000 in India using individual tax return data. The data show that the shares of the top 0.01 percent, ...
A Cost–Benefit Analysis of Cholera Vaccination Programs in Beira, Mozambique
(World Bank, 2009-06-30)
Economic and epidemiological data collected in Beira, Mozambique, are used to conduct this first social cost–benefit analysis for cholera vaccination in Sub-Saharan Africa. The analysis compares the net economic benefits ...
Industrial Location in Developing Countries
(World Bank, 2008-09-01)
Despite a diminishing role in industrial countries, the manufacturing sector continues to be an engine of economic growth in most developing countries. This article surveys the evidence on the determinants of industry ...
A Firm's-Eye View of Commercial Policy and Fiscal Reforms in Cameroon
(Washington, DC: World Bank, 2002-09)
After decades of high trade restrictions, fiscal distortions, and currency overvaluation, Cameroon implemented important commercial and fiscal policy reforms in 1994. Almost simultaneously, ...
Disarm, Demobilize and Reintegrate
(World Bank, 2009-10-01)
The Multi-Country Demobilization and Reintegration Program (MDRP) was created in Africa in the late 1990s. It closed down after 7 years leaving behind an unquestionable legacy of success.
China's Accession to the World Trade Organization, Policy Reform, and Poverty Reduction : An Introduction
(Washington, DC: World Bank, 2004-01)
China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) was a watershed event for both China and the WTO. After 30 years of effective isolation from the world economy, and close to a ...
Success and Failure of Reform
(American Economic Association, 2004-06)
The paper analyzes the linkages between the reform strategies in transition countries and economic performance. We focus on agriculture because of the sharpness of the policy changes, fundamental differences among ...