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    • Measuring Violent Conflict in Micro-Level Surveys 

      Bruck, Tilman; Justino, Patricia; Verwimp, Philip; Tedesco, Andrew (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-02)
      This paper reviews both current practices and common challenges of measuring the causes, functioning, and consequences of violent conflict at the micro-level. The authors review ...
    • Sifting through the Data 

      Scot, Thiago; Rodella, Aude-Sophie (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-02)
      In Latin America, labor markets have been the main channel through which growth has reduced poverty, with higher labor income accounting for 49 percent of the reduction in poverty in ...
    • Does Child Sponsorship Pay Off in Adulthood? 

      Wydick, Bruce; Glewwe, Paul; Rutledge, Laine (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-02)
      This research estimates the impact of international child sponsorship on adult income and wealth of formerly sponsored children using data on 10,144 individuals in six countries. To ...
    • Prices and welfare 

      Araar, Abdelkrim; Verme, Paolo (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-02)
      What is the welfare effect of a price change? This simple question is one of the most relevant and controversial questions in microeconomic theory and its different answers can lead ...
    • Health Worker Survey in Timor-Leste 

      World Bank; Oxford Policy Management (World Bank, Dili and Oxford Policy Management, Oxford, 2015-06)
      At the time of independence in 2002, Timor-Leste had a seriously weak health system with only a handful of doctors in the country. In this context, the governments of Timor-Leste ...
    • Doing Business Regional Profile 2016 

      World Bank Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-01)
      Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. It measures ...
    • Empowerment of Socio-economic Associations 

      Maier, Elisabeth; Rees Smith, Emilie; Shakya, Daksha (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2013-06)
      The lord’s resistance army (LRA) has inflicted enormous suffering on millions of civilians in several countries of the Great Lakes and Central African regions since it began operating ...
    • The Labor Content of Exports in South Africa and Botswana 

      Calì, Massimiliano; Hollweg, Claire (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015-01)
      The LACEX dataset has been recently assembled to compute the (direct and indirect) value of the compensation of employees linked to exports for each sector/country/year. The data has ...
    • Zambia Country Program Evaluation FY04-13 

      Independent Evaluation Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015)
      From 2004 to 2012, Zambia experienced a combination of good economic policies and high rates of growth not seen since the early years after its independence. While growth was mainly ...
    • Consolidating Social Protection and Labor Policy in Tunisia 

      World Bank Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015-12-01)
      Tunisia today represents a paradox: despite political progress since its 2011 revolution, wide economic and social disparities persist, threatening stability. While Tunisia has several ...
    • Federative Republic of Brazil iRAP Pilot Technical Report 

      World Bank (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-01)
      As part of efforts to curb road deaths and serious injuries, the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) invited the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) to work with ...
    • Is a ‘Factory Southern Africa’ Feasible? 

      Draper, Peter; Freytag, Andreas; Scholvin, Sören; Tran, Luong Thanh (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-01)
      The countries comprising the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) are currently not very integrated into global value chains (GVCs), potentially missing out on important development ...
    • Contingent Liabilities Risk Management 

      Bachmair, Fritz Florian (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-01)
      Sovereign credit guarantees and government on-lending can catalyze private sector investment and fulfill specific policy objectives. However, contingent liabilities stemming from ...
    • Strengthening Sustainable Water Supply Services through Domestic Private Sector Providers in Cambodia 

      World Bank (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-01-28)
      With the exception of Myanmar, Cambodia has the lowest access to piped water supply in the South East Asia region, which was estimated to be 21 percent in 2015. Less than one in ten ...
    • Improved Nutrition through Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services 

      Babu, Suresh Chandra; Singh, Meera; Hymavathi, T. V.; Rani, K. Uma; Kavitha, G. G.; Karthik, Shree (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-02)
      Even after several decades of green revolution, malnutrition continues to be a major development challenge in much of South Asia, and India has a major share of the malnourished people ...
    • Energizing Myanmar 

      World Bank Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-02)
      Myanmar has the opportunity to significantly enhance energy access, starting from a situation where energy consumption per capita is among the lowest in the world. Two-thirds of the ...
    • Pricing Partially Guaranteed Bonds 

      Launay, Vincent (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-02)
      The absence of sovereign bond issuances with World Bank guarantee support for almost 15 years and the customized application of the WB guarantee instrument led potential investors in ...
    • Delivering the Millennium Development Goals to Reduce Maternal and Child Mortality 

      Independent Evaluation Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-02)
      Improved outcomes for women and children - more education, lower fertility rates, higher nutritional status, and lower incidence of illness, among other outcomes - have broad individual, ...
    • The Demand for, and Impact of, Youth Internships 

      McKenzie, David; Assaf, Nabila; Cusolito, Ana Paula (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-02-05)
      This paper evaluates a youth internship program in Yemen. The authors examine the demand for the program, and find an oversupply of graduates in science, technology, engineering, and ...
    • Greying the Budget 

      de Mello, Luiz; Schotte, Simone; Tiongson, Erwin R.; Winkler, Hernan (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-02)
      This paper looks at how individual preferences for the allocation of government spending change along the life cycle. Using the Life in Transition Survey II for 34 countries in Europe ...