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

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas 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 (Inglés)

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6931 JUN 01, 2014

Das, Ashis; Friedman, Jed; Kandpal, Eeshani

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

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

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6932 JUN 01, 2014

Keefer, Philip; Khemani, Stuti

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

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6958 JUN 01, 2014

Ananthpur, Kripa; Malik, Kabir; Rao, Vijayendra

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

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6959 JUN 01, 2014

Gine, Xavier; Mansuri, Ghazala

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

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6865 MAY 01, 2014

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

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

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." ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas 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 (Inglés)

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas 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 (Inglés)

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas 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 (Inglés)

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

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas 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 (Inglés)

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

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6836 APR 01, 2014

Fuchs, Alan; Rodriguez-Chamussy, Lourdes

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

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

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6807 MAR 01, 2014

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

HIV testing, behavior change, and the transition to adulthood in Malawi (Inglés)

For young adults living in countries with AIDS epidemics, getting an HIV test may influence near-term decisions, such as when to leave school, when to marry, and when to have a first child. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6825 MAR 01, 2014

Beegle, Kathleen; Poulin, Michelle; Shapira, Gil

The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing (Inglés)

An extensive multi-disciplinary literature examines the effects of learning one's HIV status on subsequent risky sexual behaviors. However, many of these studies rely on non-experimental designs; use self-reported outcome measures, or both. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6823 MAR 01, 2014

Baird, Sarah; Gong, Erick; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

International interventions to build social capital : evidence from a field experiment in Sudan (Inglés)

Over the past decade the international community, especially the World Bank, has conducted programs to increase local public service delivery in developing countries by improving local governing institutions and creating social capital. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6772 FEB 01, 2014

Avdeenko, Alexandra; Gilligan, Michael J.

Does energy consumption respond to price shocks ? evidence from a regression-discontinuity design (Inglés)

This paper exploits unique features of a recently introduced tariff schedule for natural gas in Buenos Aires to estimate the short-run impact of price shocks on residential energy utilization. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6785 FEB 01, 2014

Bastos, Paulo; Castro, Lucio; Cristia, Julian; Scartascini, Carlos

Impact of intermittent screening and treatment for malaria among school children in Kenya : a cluster randomized trial (Inglés)

This paper investigates the effects of intermittent screening and treatment of malaria on the health and education of school children in an area of low-to-moderate malaria transmission. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6791 FEB 01, 2014

Halliday, Katherine E.; Okello, George; Turner, Elizabeth L.; Njagi, Kiambo; Mcharo, Carlos; Kengo, Juddy; Allen, Elizabeth; Dubeck, Margaret M.; Jukes, Matthew C.H.; Brooker, Simon J.

Academic peer effects with different group assignment policies : residential tracking versus random assignment (Inglés)

This paper studies the relative academic performance of students tracked or randomly assigned to South African university dormitories. Tracked or streamed assignment creates dormitories where all students obtained similar scores on high school graduation examinations. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6787 FEB 01, 2014

Garlick, Robert

The impact of early childhood education on early achievement gaps : evidence from the Indonesia early childhood education and development (ECED) project (Inglés)

This paper assesses whether the Indonesia Early Childhood Education and Development project had an impact on early achievement gaps as measured by an array of child development outcomes and enrollment. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6794 FEB 01, 2014

Jung, Haeil; Hasan, Amer

Evaluating aid for trade : a survey of recent studies (Inglés)

The demand for accountability in aid-for-trade is increasing but monitoring has focused on case studies and impressionistic narratives. The paper reviews recent evidence from a wide range of studies, recognizing that a multiplicity of approaches is needed to learn what works and what does not. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS6742 JAN 01, 2014

Cadot, Olivier; Fernandes, Ana; Gourdon, Julien; Mattoo, Aaditya; de Melo, Jaime

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The Brasilia experiment : road access and the spatial pattern of long-term local development in Brazil (Inglés)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6964 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Does involvement of local NGOs enhance public service delivery ? cautionary evidence from a Malaria-prevention evaluation in India (Inglés)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6931 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Radio's impact on preferences for patronage benefits (Inglés)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6932 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
The anatomy of failure : an ethnography of a randomized trial to deepen democracy in rural India (Inglés)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6958 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Money or ideas ? a field experiment on constraints to entrepreneurship in rural Pakistan (Inglés)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6959 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
The effect of aid on growth : evidence from a quasi-experiment (Inglés)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6865 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Cash transfers and temptation goods : a review of global evidence (Inglés)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6886 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Rewarding provider performance to enable a healthy start to life : evidence from Argentina's Plan Nacer (Inglés)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6884 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
The impact of a pay-for-performance scheme on prescription quality in rural China : an impact evaluation (Inglés)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6892 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
The impact of an adolescent girls employment program : the EPAG project in Liberia (Inglés)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6832 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Voter response to natural disaster aid : quasi-experimental evidence from drought relief payments in Mexico (Inglés)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6836 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
The impact of vocational training for the unemployed : experimental evidence from Turkey (Inglés)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6807 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
HIV testing, behavior change, and the transition to adulthood in Malawi (Inglés)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6825 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing (Inglés)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6823 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
International interventions to build social capital : evidence from a field experiment in Sudan (Inglés)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6772 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Does energy consumption respond to price shocks ? evidence from a regression-discontinuity design (Inglés)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6785 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Impact of intermittent screening and treatment for malaria among school children in Kenya : a cluster randomized trial (Inglés)
Vea más +
FEB 01, 2014 WPS6791 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Academic peer effects with different group assignment policies : residential tracking versus random assignment (Inglés)
Vea más +
FEB 01, 2014 WPS6787 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
The impact of early childhood education on early achievement gaps : evidence from the Indonesia early childhood education and development (ECED) project (Inglés)
Vea más +
FEB 01, 2014 WPS6794 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Evaluating aid for trade : a survey of recent studies (Inglés)
Vea más +
JAN 01, 2014 WPS6742 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas