Vijaya Ramachandran

Center for Global Development

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Business Environment and Comparative Advantage in Africa: Evidence from the Investment Climate Data

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 31 Mar 2008
Benn Eifert, Alan Gelb and Vijaya Ramachandran
World Bank, World Bank and Center for Global Development
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Africa, economic development, business reform

Business Environment and Comparative Advantage in Africa: Evidence from the Investment Climate Data

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 56
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 05 Jul 2007
Benn Eifert, Alan Gelb and Vijaya Ramachandran
World Bank, World Bank and Center for Global Development
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Why Doesn't Africa Get More Equity Investment? Frontier Stock Markets, Firm Size and Asset Allocations of Global Emerging Market Funds

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 112
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Apr 2007
Todd J. Moss, Vijaya Ramachandran and Scott Standley
Center for Global Development, Center for Global Development and Center for Global Development
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sub-Saharan African, equity markets, global emerging market, inward equity flows, private investment, Johannesburg Stock Exchange

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China's Development Finance to Africa: A Media-Based Approach to Data Collection

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 323
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 03 May 2013 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2014
Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Government, College of William and Mary, College of William and Mary, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Heidelberg University and Center for Global Development
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China, development finance, foreign aid, non-DAC donors, emerging donors, southsouth cooperation, media-based data collection

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Development as Diffusion: Manufacturing Productivity and Sub-Saharan Africa's Missing Middle

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 357
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 22 Jun 2014
Alan Gelb, Christian Meyer and Vijaya Ramachandran
Center for Global Development, European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO) and Center for Global Development
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Productivity, Manufacturing, Dualism, Firms, Africa

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Is Africa's Skepticism of Foreign Capital Justified? Evidence from East African Firm Survey Data

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 41
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 Mar 2008
Todd J. Moss, Vijaya Ramachandran and Manju Kedia Shah
Center for Global Development, Center for Global Development and World Bank
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economic development, foreign direct invesment, Africa

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To Formalize or Not to Formalize? Comparisons of Microenterprise Data from Southern and East Africa

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 14 Sep 2009
Alan Gelb, Taye Mengistae, Vijaya Ramachandran and Manju Kedia Shah
World Bank, World Bank, Center for Global Development and World Bank
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microenterprise, informal sector, Southern Africa, East Africa, formalization, regulations

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What Matters to African Firms? The Relevance of Perceptions Data

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4446
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Alan Gelb, Vijaya Ramachandran, Manju Kedia Shah and Ginger Turner
World Bank, Center for Global Development, World Bank and World Bank
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Emerging Markets, Microfinance, Governance Indicators, Access to Finance

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Why are There so Few Black-Owned Firms in Africa? Preliminary Results from Enterprise Survey Data

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 104
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 02 May 2007
Vijaya Ramachandran and Manju Kedia Shah
Center for Global Development and World Bank
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Sub Saharan Africa, extractive industries, formal private sector, indigenous entrepreneurs, credit

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A Fresh Look at Global Governance: Exploring Objective Criteria for Representation

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 160
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 17 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2013
Enrique Rueda-Sabater, Vijaya Ramachandran and Robin Kraft
United Nations, Center for Global Development and Center for Global Development
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global governance, bretton woods, united nations, G-20, OECD

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Does Poor Mean Cheap? A Comparative Look at Africa's Industrial Labor Costs

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 325
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 May 2013 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2013
Alan Gelb, Christian Meyer and Vijaya Ramachandran
Center for Global Development, European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO) and Center for Global Development
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Africa, manufacturing, private sector, labor cost, productivity, firm survey

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The Commanders Emergency Response Program in Afghanistan: Refining U.S. Military Capabilities in Stability and In-Conflict Development Activities

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 265
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Sep 2011
Gregory Johnson, Vijaya Ramachandran and Julie Walz
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Center for Global Development and Center for Global Development
Downloads 70 (323,703)

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Afghanistan, U.S. military, counterinsurgency, stabilization, in-conflict development

Financing Food Assistance: Options for the World Food Programme to Save Lives and Dollars

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 22 Jul 2010
Vijaya Ramachandran, Benjamin Leo and Owen McCarthy
Center for Global Development, Center for Global Development and Center for Global Development
Downloads 46 (402,429)

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Food assistance, hunger, global health, World Food Programme

Financing Food Assistance: Options for the World Food Programme to Save Lives and Dollars

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 209
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 19 Oct 2010
Vijaya Ramachandran, Benjamin Leo and Owen McCarthy
Center for Global Development, Center for Global Development and Center for Global Development
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Food, Agriculture

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How Does Influence-Peddling Impact Industrial Competition? Evidence from Enterprise Surveys in Africa

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 04 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2008
Vijaya Ramachandran, Manju Kedia Shah and Gaiv M. Tata
Center for Global Development, World Bank and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Africa, economic reform, influence-peddling

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West African Experience with the World Rice Crisis, 2007-2008

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 242
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 27 Apr 2011
Jenny C. Aker, Steven Block, Vijaya Ramachandran and C. Peter Timmer
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Center for Global Development and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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West Africa, rice, food crisis, markets

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Can Africa Be a Manufacturing Destination? Labor Costs in Comparative Perspective

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 466
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 02 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2017
Alan Gelb, Christian Meyer, Vijaya Ramachandran and Divyanshi Wadhwa
Center for Global Development, European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO), Center for Global Development and Center for Global Development
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Africa, Industrialization, Labor, Manufacturing

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Does the Private Sector Care About Aids?

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 76
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 03 May 2007
Vijaya Ramachandran, Manju Kedia Shah and Ginger Turner
Center for Global Development, World Bank and World Bank
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HIV/AIDS, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, private sector, public sector, investment climate

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Stunted Growth: Why Don't African Firms Create More Jobs?

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 353
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Feb 2014
Leo Iacovone, Vijaya Ramachandran and Martin Schmidt
World Bank, Center for Global Development and University of Maryland, College Park
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Africa, underemployment, finance, economic growth

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Stunted Growth: Why Don't African Firms Create More Jobs?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6727
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Leo Iacovone, Vijaya Ramachandran and Martin Schmidt
World Bank, Center for Global Development and University of Maryland, College Park
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Labor Policies, E-Business, Environmental Economics & Policies, Small Scale Enterprise, Microfinance

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The Face of African Infrastructure: Service Availability and Citizens' Demands

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 393
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 27 Jun 2015
Benjamin Leo, Robert Morello and Vijaya Ramachandran
Center for Global Development, Center for Global Development and Center for Global Development
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infrastructure, infrastructure access, Africa

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How Do African Firms Respond to Unreliable Power? Exploring Firm Heterogeneity Using K-Means Clustering

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 493
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 15 Jan 2019
Vijaya Ramachandran, Manju Kedia Shah and Todd J. Moss
Center for Global Development, World Bank and Center for Global Development
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electricity, power outages, Africa, firm growth, industrialization

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Strategies to Improve the World Food Programme's Revenue Mobilisation and Procurement Practices

Development Policy Review, Vol. 31, Issue 3, pp. 321-341, 2013
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 13 Apr 2013
Vijaya Ramachandran, Benjamin Leo and Owen McCarthy
Center for Global Development, Center for Global Development and Center for Global Development
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Food aid, World Food Programme, hedging, derivatives

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Brave New World: A Literature Review of Emerging Donors and the Changing Nature of Foreign Assistance

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 273
Posted: 15 Dec 2011
Julie Walz and Vijaya Ramachandran
Center for Global Development and Center for Global Development

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OECD-DAC, Emerging Donors, BRICs, Arab Donors, Aid Transparency