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World Bank Research Digest, Volume 3, No. 3

Research Digest

The Research Digest is a quarterly publication aimed at communicating, in an accessible and timely way, the findings of research relevant for development policy. The research featured in this digest has been selected based on several criteria: it is of high quality, path-breaking, relevant for policy, and useful for the development community.


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Featured Articles

Banking on Politics
Matias Braun and Claudio Raddatz

FOCUS: What Is the Evidence on Conditional Cash Transfers?
Ariel Fiszbein and Norbert Schady, with Francisco Ferreira, Margaret Grosh, Niall Keleher, Pedro Olinto, and Emmanuel Skoufias

More Capital Not Enough to Grow Female-Owned Businesses
Suresh de Mel, David McKenzie, and Christopher Woodruff

No More Cutting Class?
Halsey Rogers and Emiliana Vegas

Timing of Evaluations and Duration of Exposure Affect Estimates of Program Impact
Elizabeth M. King and Jere R. Behrman

What Drives Firm Productivity Growth?
Paloma Anos-Casero and Charles Udomsaph

The Challenge of Establishing World-Class Universities
Jamil Salmi

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