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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 53,920
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 11,698
3.

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 5,393
4.

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 5,392
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 4,527
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 3,861
7.

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 3,751
8.

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 3,133
9.

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 3,093
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 2,733
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 2,710
12.

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 2,662
13.

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 2,324
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 2,230
15.

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 2,200
16.

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 2,200
17.

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 2,197
18.

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 2,184
19.

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 2,180
20.

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 2,167
21.

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 2,159
22.

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 - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
Downloads 2,136
23.

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 2,061
24.

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 2,059
25.

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 1,967
26.

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 1,887
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 1,873
28.

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 1,792
29.

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 1,787
30.

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 1,739
31.

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 1,733
32.

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 1,725
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 1,619
34.

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 1,573
35.

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 1,565
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 1,515
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 1,427
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 1,409
39.

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 1,376
40.

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 1,353
41.

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 1,337
42.

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 1,328
43.

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 1,325
44.

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 1,317
45.

Mobile Banking and Financial Inclusion: The Regulatory Lessons

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5664
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and University of Oxford - Said Business School
Downloads 1,317
46.

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 1,290
47.

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 1,286
48.

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 1,274
49.

Small vs. Young Firms Across the World: Contribution to Employment, Job Creation, and Growth

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5631
Number of pages: 43 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 1,263
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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 1,256