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1.

The Worldwide Governance Indicators: Methodology and Analytical Issues

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5430
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 24 Sep 2010
Working Paper Series
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank Institute
Downloads 51,781
2.

The Role of Education Quality for Economic Growth

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4122
Number of pages: 96 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Stanford University - Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace and Ifo Institute for Economic Research
Downloads 10,886
3.

A Note on Rising Food Prices

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4682
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)
Downloads 5,372
4.

Worldwide Governance Indicators Project: Answering the Critics

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4149
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank Institute
Downloads 5,173
5.

Measuring Financial Inclusion: The Global Findex Database

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6025
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group and World Bank
Downloads 3,982
6.

Islamic vs. Conventional Banking: Business Model, Efficiency and Stability

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5446
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
City University London - Sir John Cass Business School, World Bank - Development Research Group and World Bank
Downloads 3,787
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Governance Matters V: Aggregate and Individual Governance Indicators for 1996-2005

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4012
Number of pages: 110 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank Institute
Downloads 3,735
8.

Rural-Urban Migration in Developing Countries: A Survey of Theoretical Predictions and Empirical Findings

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3915
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 26 Jul 2006
Working Paper Series
World Bank, National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and World Bank - Research Department
Downloads 3,068
9.

Bank Financing for SMEs around the World: Drivers, Obstacles, Business Models, and Lending Practices

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4785
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
City University London - Sir John Cass Business School, World Bank - Development Research Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Downloads 2,962
10.

The Impact of Sea Level Rise on Developing Countries: A Comparative Analysis

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4136
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Independent Consultant, The World Bank, Center for Global Development and Independent Consultant
Downloads 2,694
11.

Financial Institutions and Markets Across Countries and Over Time - Data and Analysis

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4943
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
City University London - Sir John Cass Business School, World Bank - Development Research Group and UC Berkeley
Downloads 2,510
12.

The Global Apparel Value Chain, Trade and the Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5281
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Duke University - Department of Sociology - Director, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness and Duke University - Center on Globalization, Governance, & Competitiveness
Downloads 2,292
13.

Financial Literacy Around the World: An Overview of the Evidence with Practical Suggestions for the Way Forward

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6107
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 2,290
14.

Corporate Governance and Shariah Compliance in Institutions Offering Islamic Financial Services

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4054
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank and Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Africa
Downloads 2,203
15.

The Perception of and Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4308
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
University College London - Department of Economics
Downloads 2,191
16.

Effects of the Internet on Participation: Study of a Public Policy Referendum in Brazil

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7204
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
University of British Columbia (UBC), University of Oxford - Nuffield College, World Bank - Governance Global Practice and Data-Pop Alliance
Downloads 2,186
17.

Education and Hiv/Aids Prevention: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Western Kenya

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4024
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Dartmouth College - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Downloads 2,152
18.

The Developing World is Poorer than We Thought, But No Less Successful in the Fight Against Poverty

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4703
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank and Georgetown University
Downloads 2,151
19.

Bank Financing to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Colombia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4481
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
BIS/Financial Stability Board and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 2,140
20.

Global Income Inequality: What it is and Why it Matters

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3865
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 2,127
21.

Review of Environmental, Economic and Policy Aspects of Biofuels

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4341
Number of pages: 109 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
University of California, Berkeley - Energy and Resources Group and University of California, Berkeley - The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy
Downloads 2,117
22.

Measuring Empowerment in Practice: Structuring Analysis and Framing Indicators

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3510
Number of pages: 123 Posted: 10 Feb 2005
Working Paper Series
World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 2,051
23.

Finance, Financial Sector Policies, and Long-Run Growth

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4469
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group and UC Berkeley
Downloads 2,032
24.

A Polycentric Approach for Coping with Climate Change

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5095
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

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Downloads 2,005
25.

Cognitive and Behavioral Challenges in Responding to Climate Change

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4940
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Whitman College
Downloads 1,845
26.

Crime and Violence in Development: A Literature Review of Latin America and the Caribbean

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4041
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank and World Bank - Latin America and Caribbean Region
Downloads 1,825
27.

Corporate Governance in Institutions Offering Islamic Financial Services: Issues and Options

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4052
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank and Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Africa
Downloads 1,818
28.

Formal versus Informal Finance: Evidence from China

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4465
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
George Washington University - School of Business, World Bank - Development Research Group and University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business
Downloads 1,770
29.

Scaling-Up Microfinance for India's Rural Poor

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3646
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 Jul 2005
Working Paper Series
World Bank Group - Finance and Private Sector Division (WBIFP) and National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)
Downloads 1,725
30.

Sustainability of Microfinance Self Help Groups in India: Would Federating Help?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3516
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 09 Feb 2005
Working Paper Series
World Bank
Downloads 1,702
31.

Bank Competition and Financial Stability: Friends or Foes?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4656
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
City University London - Sir John Cass Business School
Downloads 1,681
32.

Global Poverty and Inequality: A Review of the Evidence

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4623
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Georgetown University
Downloads 1,661
33.

The Cost of Being Landlocked: Logistics Costs and Supply Chain Reliability

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4258
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 1,600
34.

Public-Private Partnerships in Transport

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4436
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES), World Bank and Departamento de Analisis Economico Aplicado
Downloads 1,501
35.

Inclusive Growth Analytics: Framework and Application

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4851
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank and The World Bank
Downloads 1,499
36.

A Comparative Perspective on Poverty Reduction in Brazil, China and India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5080
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Georgetown University
Downloads 1,450
37.

Regional Trade Agreements

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5314
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Middle East and North Africa Region and Sao Paulo School of Economics

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Downloads 1,408
38.

Infrastructure and Growth in Developing Countries: Recent Advances and Research Challenges

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4460
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
University of Toulouse 1 - Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)
Downloads 1,388
39.

Microfinance Meets the Market

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4630
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Development Research Group and New York University (NYU) - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

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Downloads 1,335
40.

Infrastructure and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4712
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank and World Bank - Office of the Chief Economist
Downloads 1,317
41.

Development Strategies: Integrating Governance and Growth

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5196
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank and Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Downloads 1,302
42.

Cooperative Game Theory and its Application to Natural, Environmental, and Water Resource Issues: 3. Application to Water Resources

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4074
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Università degli Studi di Genova, World Bank - Agriculture and Rural Development Department and Università degli Studi di Genova - Dipartimento di Matematica
Downloads 1,295
43.

Measuring Corruption in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: A Critique of the Cross-Country Indicators

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3968
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 1,279
44.

Poverty, Inequality, and Social Disparities During China's Economic Reform

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4253
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC)
Downloads 1,279
45.

Placing the 2006/08 Commodity Price Boom into Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5371
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank and European Union - European Commission
Downloads 1,266
46.

China's (Uneven) Progress Against Poverty

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3408
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Georgetown University and World Bank
Downloads 1,264
47.

Measuring the Economic Impact of Climate Change on Ethiopian Agriculture: Ricardian Approach

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4342
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI)
Downloads 1,262
48.

How Will China's Saving-Investment Balance Evolve?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3958
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank
Downloads 1,247
49.

Implications of Higher Global Food Prices for Poverty in Low-Income Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4594
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Downloads 1,230
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Migration, Remittances, Poverty, and Human Capital: Conceptual and Empirical Challenges

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4272
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Europe and Central Asia Region
Downloads 1,226