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1.

Hitting the Trillion Mark -- a Look at How Much Countries are Spending on Infrastructure

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8730
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 04 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, Korea Development Institute (KDI), Government of the Republic of Korea - Ministry of Strategy and Finance, World Bank Institute and Korea Development Institute (KDI)
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2.

Measuring Natural Risks in the Philippines: Socioeconomic Resilience and Wellbeing Losses

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8723
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 01 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank and World Bank
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3.

Estimating Poverty in a Fragile Context -- The High Frequency Survey in South Sudan

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8722
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 30 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank and United Nations - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
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4.

Learning from Developing Country Power Market Experiences: The Case of the Philippines

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8721
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 30 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile - School of Engineering and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile - School of Engineering
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5.

Discriminatory Laws Against Women: A Survey of the Literature

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8719
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 30 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
King's College London
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6.

Policy Implications of Non-Linear Effects of Tax Changes on Output

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8720
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 30 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
Colby College - Department of Economics, World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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7.

Reducing Environmental Risks from Belt and Road Initiative Investments in Transportation Infrastructure

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8718
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 28 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
Duke University, Duke University - Policy, Economics, Environment, Duke University, Duke University and Duke University
Downloads 23
8.

Investing in Human Capital: What Can We Learn from the World Bank's Portfolio Data?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8716
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 24 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
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9.

Paid Maternity Leave and Female Employment: Evidence Using Firm-Level Survey Data for Developing Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8715
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Enterprise Analysis Unit and World Bank
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10.

Measuring Farm Labor: Survey Experimental Evidence from Ghana

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8717
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 24 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank and IZA
11.

Interest Rate Pass-Through: A Meta-Analysis of the Literature

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8713
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 23 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
Technical University of Ostrava, VSB - Technical University Ostrava, Faculty of Economics and World Bank
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12.

Enforcing Competition and Firm Productivity: Evidence from 1,800 Peruvian Municipalities

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8714
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 23 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank and World Bank
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13.

Understanding the Economic Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Policies on Shipping: What is the State of the Art of Current Modeling Approaches?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8695
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 23 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
Independent, University College London and World Bank
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14.

Can Regulation Promote Financial Inclusion?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8711
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 23 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank and World Bank
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15.

When the Cycle Becomes the Trend: The Emerging Market Experience with Fiscal Policy During the Last Commodity Super Cycle

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8712
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 23 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
Parliamentary Budget Office, University of Oxford and Government of the Republic of South Africa - South Africa National Treasury
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16.

A New Tail-Based Correlation Measure and its Application in Global Equity Markets

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8709
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank
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17.

Can Environmental Cash Transfers Reduce Deforestation and Improve Social Outcomes? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Mexico's National Program (2011-2014)

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8707
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 18 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences, Amherst College, World Bank, World Bank - Research Department, National Forestry Commission of Mexico, National Forestry Commission of Mexico and World Bank - Environment and Natural Resources Division
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18.

Highway Politics in a Divided Government: Evidence from Mexico

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8710
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 18 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and Independent
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19.

Using Referenda to Improve Targeting and Decrease Costs of Conditional Cash Transfers

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8708
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 18 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences, Amherst College and North Carolina State University - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
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20.

Assessing Innovation Patterns and Constraints in Developing East Asia: An Introductory Analysis

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8706
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank
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21.

Natural Resources and Total Factor Productivity Growth in Developing Countries: Testing a New Methodology

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8704
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 17 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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22.

Subjective Well-Being and Peaceful Uprisings

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8705
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 17 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Applied Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) and World Bank
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23.

Long-Term Evolution of Inequality of Opportunity

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8700
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 16 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Chief Economist Office for Europe and Central Asia, Università degli Studi di Milano - Dipartimento di Economia Politica e Aziendale (DEPA) and University of Bari
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24.

The Medium-Term Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Labor Market Outcomes: Experimental Evidence from University Graduates in Tunisia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8701
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 16 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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25.

Managing South Africa's Exposure to Eskom: How to Evaluate the Credit Risk from the Sovereign Guarantees?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8703
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 16 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank and Government of the Republic of South Africa - South Africa National Treasury
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Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Urban Growth in Latin American Cities: An Analysis Using Nighttime Lights Imagery

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8702
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 16 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
Universidad EAFIT - School of Economics and Finance - Center for Research in Economic & Finance (CIEF), World Bank, Universidad EAFIT, World Bank and Universidad EAFIT
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27.

Trade Effects of the New Silk Road: A Gravity Analysis

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8694
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 11 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 16 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
Purdue University, World Bank and Economic Research Division, WTO
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28.

Urban Form and Productivity: What is the Shape of Latin American Cities?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8697
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 11 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
Universidad EAFIT - School of Economics and Finance - Center for Research in Economic & Finance (CIEF), World Bank, Universidad EAFIT and World Bank
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29.

Understanding Economic Growth in Ghana in Comparative Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8699
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 11 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz - Gutenberg School of Economics and Management
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30.

Institutional Fragmentation and Metropolitan Coordination in Latin American Cities: What Consequences for Productivity and Growth?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8696
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 11 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
Universidad EAFIT - School of Economics and Finance - Center for Research in Economic & Finance (CIEF), World Bank, Universidad EAFIT and World Bank
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31.

Impact of Drought on Poverty in Somalia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8698
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank and World Bank
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32.

Measuring the Statistical Capacity of Nations

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8693
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 09 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank- Development Data Group (DECDG), World Bank, George Washington University and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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33.

Persistent Misallocation and the Returns to Education in Mexico

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8690
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 09 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and United Nations Development Programme
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34.

Poverty Measurement in the Era of Food Away from Home: Testing Alternative Approaches in Vietnam

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8692
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 09 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank and World Bank Group, Kenya
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35.

The Short-Term Impact of Inter-Community Volunteering Activities and Soft Skills Training on Self-Reported Social Cohesion Values: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Lebanon

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8691
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank, United Nations, Ministry of Social Affairs (Lebanon) and Ministry of Social Affairs (Lebanon)
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36.

Understanding the Geographical Distribution of Stunting in Tanzania: A Geospatial Analysis of the 2015-16 Demographic and Health Survey

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8688
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 04 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, University of Oxford, Imperial College London and Imperial College London
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37.

The Use of Data Analytics Techniques to Assess the Functioning of a Government's Financial Management Information System: An Application to Pakistan and Cambodia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8689
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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38.

Financial Outreach and Working Poverty in Developing Countries: New Evidence from Bank Penetration

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8687
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 26 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
Université d'Auvergne - Clermont 1, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Developpement International (CERDI), Students and University of Yaounde II
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39.

Beyond Capital: Monitoring Development Outcomes of Multinational Enterprises

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8686
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 21 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 25 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
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40.

Shifting Social Norms to Reduce Open Defecation in Rural India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8684
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank, Georgetown University and World Bank
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41.

International Comparisons of Poverty in South Asia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8683
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
Elon University, World Bank and World Bank
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42.

Intervening at Home and then at School: A Randomized Evaluation of Two Approaches to Improve Early Educational Outcomes in Tonga

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8682
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 20 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2019
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Human Development Network, World Bank, University of New South Wales (UNSW), World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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The Relationship between Conflicts, Economic Shocks, and Death with Depression, Economic Activities, and Human Capital Investment in Nigeria

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8685
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
World Bank eMBeD (Mind, Behavior, and Development), World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, National University of Singapore (NUS), The World Bank and World Bank Group, Kenya
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44.

The Economic Case for Education in Vietnam

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8679
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
World Bank, Vietnam National University (VNU) - VNU University of Economics and Business and Vietnam National University (VNU) - VNU University of Economics and Business
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45.

Green Sukuk, Energy Poverty, and Climate Change: A Roadmap for Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8680
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 19 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
World Bank, Durham Business School, World Bank and World Bank
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46.

Minimum Wages and Labor Supply in an Emerging Market: The Case of Mauritius

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8681
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 19 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
University of Cape Town (UCT), University of Cape Town (UCT), Cornell University, World Bank and World Bank
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47.

Labor Market Effects of Demographic Shifts and Migration in OECD Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8676
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 18 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 25 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
Université catholique de Louvain, World Bank Group, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
Downloads 18
48.

Measuring Urban Economic Density

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8678
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 18 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - London School of Economics
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49.

Explaining the WAEMU Growth Spurt -- The Role of Financial Deepening and Macro Policy

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8675
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 18 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
World Bank and World Bank
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50.

How Much Would Bangladesh Gain from the Removal of Subsidies on Electricity and Natural Gas?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8677
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 18 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 19 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), U.S. International Trade Commission and World Bank
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