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

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS7238 APR 13, 2015

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

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

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS7233 APR 06, 2015

Cerdan-Infantes,Pedro; Filmer,Deon P.

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

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS7226 MAR 30, 2015

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

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

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS7224 MAR 30, 2015

Verme,Paolo; El Massnaoui,Khalid

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

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS7215 MAR 18, 2015

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

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

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS7210 MAR 10, 2015

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

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

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS7195 FEB 01, 2015

Abel , Martin; Cole, Shawn; Zia, Bilal

Impact evaluation helps deliver development projects (Inglés)

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS7157 JAN 01, 2015

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

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

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

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS7164 JAN 01, 2015

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 (Inglés)

Despite regulatory efforts designed to make it easier for firms to formalize, informality remains extremely high among firms in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS7183 JAN 01, 2015

Campos, Francisco; Goldstein, Markus; McKenzie, David

Integrating qualitative methods into investment climate impact evaluations (Inglés)

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS7145 DEC 01, 2014

Mendoza Alcantara, Alejandra; Woolcock, Michael

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

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS7099 NOV 01, 2014

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 (Inglés)

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS7120 NOV 01, 2014

Dillon, Andrew; Friedman, Jed; Serneels, Pieter

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

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS7057 OCT 01, 2014

McKenzie, David; Yang, Dean

Measuring agricultural knowledge and adoption (Inglés)

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS7058 OCT 01, 2014

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 (Inglés)

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas 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 (Inglés)

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS7030 SEP 01, 2014

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

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

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS7035 SEP 01, 2014

Stein, Daniel

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

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS7048 SEP 01, 2014

Groh, Matthew; McKenzie, David

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

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. ... Vea más +

Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas WPS7010 AUG 01, 2014

Bruhn, Miriam; Loeprick, Jan

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Parental human capital and effective school management : evidence from The Gambia (Inglés)
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APR 13, 2015 WPS7238 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Information, knowledge and behavior: evaluating alternative methods of delivering school information to parents (Inglés)
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APR 06, 2015 WPS7233 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Report cards : the impact of providing school and child test scores on educational markets (Inglés)
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MAR 30, 2015 WPS7226 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
An evaluation of the 2014 subsidy reforms in Morocco and a simulation of further reforms (Inglés)
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MAR 30, 2015 WPS7224 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Using lotteries to incentivize safer sexual behavior : evidence from a randomized controlled trial on HIV prevention (Inglés)
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MAR 18, 2015 WPS7215 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Trade effects of customs reform : evidence from Albania (Inglés)
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MAR 10, 2015 WPS7210 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Debiasing on a roll: changing gambling behavior through experiential learning (Inglés)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7195 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Impact evaluation helps deliver development projects (Inglés)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7157 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Promoting handwashing and sanitation : evidence from a large-scale randomized trial in rural Tanzania (Inglés)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7164 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Short-term impacts of formalization assistance and a bank information session on business registration and access to finance in Malawi (Inglés)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7183 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Integrating qualitative methods into investment climate impact evaluations (Inglés)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7145 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (Inglés)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7099 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Health information, treatment, and worker productivity : experimental evidence from malaria testing and treatment among Nigerian sugarcane cutters (Inglés)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7120 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Evidence on policies to increase the development impacts of international migration (Inglés)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7057 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Measuring agricultural knowledge and adoption (Inglés)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7058 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Radio frequency (un)identification : results from a proof-of-concept trial of the use of RFID technology to measure microenterprise turnover in Sri Lanka (Inglés)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7064 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Testing the importance of search frictions, matching, and reservation prestige through randomized experiments in Jordan (Inglés)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7030 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Dynamics of demand for rainfall index insurance : evidence from a commercial product in India (Inglés)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7035 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Macroinsurance for microenterprises : a randomized experiment in post-revolution Egypt (Inglés)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7048 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas
Small business tax policy, informality, and tax evasion -- evidence from Georgia (Inglés)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7010 Documento de trabajo sobre investigaciones relativas a políticas