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de la Torre, Augusto, Juan Carlos Gozzi, and Sergio L. Schmukler. 2017. Innovative Experiences in Access to Finance : Market-Friendly Roles for the Visible Hand? Latin American Development Forum;. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Andrews, Matt, Lant Pritchett, and Michael Woolcock. 2017. Building State Capability: Evidence, Analysis, Action. New York. Oxford University Press.


Cuesta, José, and Mario Negre. 2016. Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016: Taking on Inequality. Washington, DC: World Bank Group.

Devarajan, Shantayanan, Lili Mottaghi, Quy-Toan Do, Anne Brockmeyer, Clement Joubert, Kartika Bhatia, and Mohamed Abdel-Jelil.. 2016. Middle East and North Africa Economic Monitor: Economic and Social Inclusion to Prevent Violent Extremism. Washington, DC: World Bank. 

Khemani, Stuti, Ernesto Dal Bó, Claudio Ferraz, Frederico Shimizu Finan, Johnson Stephenson, Louise Corinne, Adesinaola Michael Odugbemi, Dikshya Thapa, and Scott David Abrahams. 2016. Making Politics Work for Development: Harnessing Transparency and Citizen Engagement, Policy Research Reports. Washington, DC: World Bank Publications.

Zottel, Siegfried, Bilal Zia, and Fares Khoury. 2016. Enhancing Financial Capability and Inclusion in Senegal: A Demand-Side Survey. Report No: ACS18885, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Trust, Voice, and Incentives: Learning from Local Success Stories in Service Delivery in the Middle East and North Africa
Hana Brixi, Ellen Lust, and Michael Woolcock
Washington, DC: World Bank, June 2015.

Latin America and the Rising South: Changing World, Changing Priorities
Augusto de la Torre, Tatiana Didier, Alain Ize, Daniel Lederman, and Sergio L. Schmukler
Latin America and Caribbean Studies
Washington, DC: World Bank, May 2015.

Land Delivery Systems in West African Cities: The Example of Bamako, Mali
Alain Durand-Lasserve, Maÿlis Durand-Lasserve, and
Harris Selod
Washington, DC: World Bank, March 2015.
China’s Technological Catch-Up Strategy for Industrial Development:  Impact on Energy Efficiency and CO2 Emissions
Michael Toman and Michael T. Rock.
Oxford University Press, January 2015.

Trade in Zimbabwe: Changing Incentives to Enhance Competitiveness
Martha Denisse Pierola Castro and Richard Newfarmer.
World Bank Development Studies series. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2015.

Urban Flooding of Greater Dhaka in a Changing Climate: Building Local Resilience to Disaster Risk
Susmita Dasgupta
, Asif Zaman, Roy Subhendu, Mainul Huq, Sarwar Jahan, and Ainun Nishat
Directions in Development--Environment and Sustainable Development. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2015.


Simulating Distributional Impacts of Macro-dynamics: Theory and Practical Applications 
Sergio Olivieri, Sergiy Radyakin, Stainslav Kolenikov, Michael Lokshin, Ambar Narayan, Carolina Sánchez-Páramo
Washington, DC: World Bank. September 2014.

Surge in Solar-Powered Homes: Experience in Off-Grid Rural Bangladesh 
Shahidur R. Khandker, Hussain A. Samad, Zubair K.M. Sadeque, Mohammed Asaduzzaman, Mohammad Yunus, and A.K. Enamul Haque
Directions in Development Series
Washington, DC: World Bank, 2014.

The Unfinished Revolution: Bringing Opportunity, Good Jobs and Greater Wealth to All Tunisians
Antonio Nucifora and Bob Rijkers
Washington, DC: World Bank, May 2014.
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Working toward Better Pay: Earning Dynamics in Ghana and Tanzania
Paolo Falco, Andrew Kerr, Pierella Paci, and Bob Rijkers
A World Bank Study.
Washington, DC: Washington, DC, May 2014.

Monitoring Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage at Country and Global Levels: Framework, Measures and Targets
Ties Boerma, David Evans, Marie-Paule Kieny, Patrick Eozenou, Tim Evans, and
Adam Wagstaff
World Health Organization and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, May 2014.

Inequality in the Arab Republic of Egypt: Facts and Perceptions across People, Time, and Space
Paolo Verme, Branko Milanovic, Sherine Al-Shawarby, Sahar El Tawila, May Gadallah and Enas Ali A.El-Majeed
Washington, DC: World Bank, April 2014.

Analyzing Food Security Using Household Survey Data: Streamlined Analysis with ADePT Software 
Ana Moltedo, Nathalie Troubat, Michael Lokshin, Zurab Sajaia 
Washington, DC: World Bank, April 2014.
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Right to Work? Assessing India's Employment Guarantee Scheme in Bihar
Puja Dutta, Rinku Murgai, Martin Ravallion, and Dominique van de Walle
Washington, DC: World Bank, February 2014.
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Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa
Deon Filmer
and Louise Fox
Washington, DC: World Bank, January 2014.
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Investing in the Livestock Sector. Why Good Numbers Matter 
U. Pica-Ciamarra, D. Baker, N. Morgan, Alberto Zezza, C. Azzarri, C. Ly, L. Nsiima, S. Nouala, P. Okello, J. Sserugga
FAO and World Bank, January 2014.
The Impacts of Biofuels on the Economy, Environment, and Poverty
Edited by Govinda R. Timilsina and David Zilberman 
Springer: New York, 2014.
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Sustaining Trade Reform: Institutional Lessons from Argentina and Peru
By Elias A. Baracat, J. Michael Finger, Raúl León Thorne, Julio J. Nogués
Washington, DC: World Bank, August 2013
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Improving Gender and Development Outcomes through Agency: Policy Lessons from Three Peruvian Experiences
Elizaveta Perova and Renos Vakis
World Bank, Washington, DC, July 2013
Enterprising Women: Expanding Economic Opportunities in Africa
By Mary Hallward-Driemeier
Washington, DC: World Bank, June 2013
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The Pirates of Somalia: Ending the Threat, Rebuilding a Nation
Quy-Toan Do
Washington DC: World Bank, May 2013.

The Clean Development Mechanism: An Early History of Unanticipated Outcomes
Dinar, Ariel, Donald F. Larson, and Shaikh M. Rahman
Singapore: World Scientific, May 2013.
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A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality: Theory and Practice
By James Foster, Suman Seth, Michael Lokshin, Zurab Sajaia
World Bank Training Series
Washington, DC: World Bank, May 2013.
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Growing Green: The Economic Benefits of Climate Action
By Uwe Deichmann and Fan Zhang
Europe and Central Asia Report
Washington, DC: World Bank, April 2013.
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An African Green Revolution: Finding Ways to Boost Productivity on Small Farms
Edited by Keijiro Otsuka and Donald F. Larson
Dordrecht: Springer, 2013.

Greenprint: A New Approach to Cooperation on Climate Change
By Arvind Subramanian and
Aaditya Mattoo
Washington, DC: Center for Global Development, December 2012.

Economic Mobility and the Rise of the Latin American Middle Class
By Francisco H. G. Ferreira, Julian Messina, Jamele Rigolini, Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva, Maria Ana Lugo, Renos Vakis, Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva
Latin America and Caribbean Studies
Washington, DC: World Bank (November 2012)
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Eurasian Cities: New Realities along the Silk Road
By Souleymane Coulibaly, Uwe Deichmann, William R. Dillinger, Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu, Ioannis N. Kessides, Charles Kunaka, Daniel Saslavsky
Eastern Europe and Central Asia Reports
Washington, DC: World Bank (September 2012).
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Pathways to African Export Sustainability
By Paul Brenton, Olivier Cadot, and Martha Denisse Pierola
Directions in Development
Washington, DC: World Bank (July 2012).
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Seasonal Hunger and Public Policies: Evidence from Northwest Bangladesh
By Shahidur R. Khandker and Wahiduddin Mahmud
Directions in Development.
Washington, DC: World Bank (July 2012).
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Does What You Export Matter? In Search of Empirical Guidance for Industrial Policies 
By Daniel Lederman and William Maloney
Latin American Development Forum
Washington, DC: World Bank (2012).
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Financial Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Road Ahead
By Sergio Schmukler, Augusto de la Torre, and Alain Ize
Washington, DC: World Bank (2012).
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The Elderly and Old Age Support in Rural China 
By Fang Cai, John Giles, Philip O'Keefe, and Dewen Wang
Directions in Development
Washington, DC: World Bank (2012).
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The Land Governance Assessment Framework: Identifying and Monitoring Good Practice in the Land Sector
By Klaus Deininger, Harris Selod, Anthony Burns
Washington, DC: World Bank (2012).
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Assessing Sector Performance and Inequality in Education
By Emilio Porta, Gustavo Arcia, Kevin Macdonald, Sergiy Radyakin, and Michael Lokshin
Washington, DC: World Bank, 2011.
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Connecting Landlocked Developing Countries to Markets: Trade Corridors in the 21st Century
By Jean-Francois Arvis, Graham Smith, Robin Carruthers, Christopher Willoughby
Washington, DC: World Bank , 2011.
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History, Historians and Development Policy: A Necessary Dialogue 
Edited by C.A. Bayly, Vijayendra Rao, Simon Szreter and Michael Woolcock
Manchester University Press, August 2011.

Contesting Development: Participatory Projects and Local Conflict Dynamics in Indonesia
By Patrick Barron, Rachael Diprose, and Michael Woolcock
Yale University Press, 2011.
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Health Equity and Financial Protection: Streamlined Analysis with ADePT Software 
By Adam Wagstaff, Marcel Bilger, Zurab Sajaia, and Michael Lokshin
Washington, DC: World Bank, 2011.

Leveraging Migration for Africa: Remittances, Skills, and Investments
By Dilip Ratha, Sanket Mohapatra, Caglar Ozden, Sonia Plaza, William Shaw, Abede Shimeles
Washington, DC: World Bank, 2011.
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India's Health Insurance Scheme for the Poor: Evidence from the Early Experience of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana
By Robert J. Palacios, Jishnu Das, and Changqing Sun
New Delhi: Centre for Policy Research, 2011.

Making Schools Work: New Evidence on Accountability Reforms
By Barbara Bruns, Deon Filmer, and Harry Anthony Patrinos
Washington, DC: World Bank, 2011.

The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality
By Branko Milanovic
New York: Basic Books (2011).
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Rising Global Interest in Farmland: Can it Yield Sustainable and Equitable Benefits?
By Klaus W. Deininger, Derek Byerlee, Jonathan Lindsay, Andrew Norton, Harris Selod, and Mercedes Stickler
Washington, DC: World Bank (2011).

Special Economic Zones in Africa: Comparing Performance and Learning from Global Experiences
By Thomas Farole
Washington, DC: World Bank (2011)
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Supply Chains in Export Agriculture, Competition, and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa
By Guido Porto, Nicolas M Depetris Chauvin, and Marcelo Olarreaga
Washington, DC: World Bank (2011)
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The Changing Wealth of Nations: Measuring Sustainable Development in the New Millennium
By Glenn-Marie Lange, Kirk E. Hamilton, Giovanni Ruta, Lopa Chakraborti, Deval Desai, Bram Edens, Susana Ferreira, Barbara Fraumeni, Michael Jarvis, William Kingsmill, and Haizheng Li
Washington, DC: World Bank (2011).
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The Land Governance Assessment Framework: Identifying and Monitoring Good Practice in the Land Sector 
By Klaus W. Deininger, Harris Selod, and Anthony Burns
Washington, DC: World Bank (2011).
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Trends in Corruption and Regulatory Burden in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
By Stephen Knack and Gregory Kisunko 
Washington, DC: World Bank (2011).

Perspectives on Poverty in India: Stylized Facts from Survey Data
Washington, DC: World Bank (April 2011)
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Rokx, Claudia, John T.Giles, Elan Satriawan, Puti Marzoeki, and Pandu Harimurti. 2010. New Insights into the Provision of Health Services in Indonesia: A Health Work Force Study. Directions in Development. Washington, DC: World Bank.
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Khandker, Shahidur R., Hussain A. Samad, and Gayatri B. Koolwal. 2010. Handbook on Impact Evaluation: Quantitative Methods and Practices. Washington, DC: World Bank.
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Hentschel, J., M. Aran, R. Can, F. H. G. Ferreira, J. Gignoux and A. Uraz. 2010. Life Chances in Turkey: Expanding Opportunities for the Next Generation. Washington. DC: World Bank.
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Klapper, Leora, and Inessa Love, with Elena Cirmizi, Caroline Giraud, and Douglas Randall. 2010. Entrepreneurial Snapshots 2010: Measuring the Impact of the Financial Crisis on New Business Registration. Washington, DC: World Bank. 
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Bhattasali, Deepak, Mary Hallward-Driemeier, and Yue Li. 2009. The Ease of Doing Business in APEC: The Impact of Regulatory Reforms. Prepared by the World Bank for APEC Economic Committee. Singapore: APEC.

Fiszbein, Ariel, and Norbert Schady, with Francisco H.G. Ferreira,Margaret Grosh, Nial Kelleher, Pedro Olinto, and Emmanuel Skoufias. 2009. Conditional Cash Transfers for Attacking Present and Future Poverty. A Policy Research Report. Washington, DC: World Bank.
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Khandker, Shahidur, and Joanathan Haughton. 2009. Handbook on Poverty and Inequality. Washington, DC: World Bank.
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Lieberman, Samuel S., and Adam Wagstaff. 2009. Health Financing and Delivery in Vietnam: Looking Forward. Washington, DC: World Bank.
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Mendelsohn, Robert, and Ariel Dinar. 2009. Climate Change and Agriculture: An Economic Analysis of Global Impacts, Adaptation and Distributional Effects. Northhampton, MA: Edward Elger.

Wagstaff, Adam, Magnus Lindelow, Sharon Wang, and Shuo Zhang. 2009. Reforming China’s Rural Health System. Washington, DC: World Bank.
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Yusuf, Shahid, with Angus Deaton, Kemal Derviş,William Easterly, Takatoshi Ito,and Joseph E. Stiglitz. 2009. Development Economics through the Decades: A Critical Look at 30 Years of the World Development Report. Washington, DC: World Bank.
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2008 Books 

Dang, Hai-Anh. 2008. Private Tutoring in Vietnam. Saarbrucken. VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller Publishing House.

O’Donnell, Owen, Eddy Van Doorslaer, Adam Wagstaff, and Magnus Lindelow. 2008. Analyzing Health Equity Using Household Survey Data A Guide to Techniques and Their Implementation. World Bank.
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Paes De Barros, Ricardo, Francisco H. G. Ferreira, Jose R. Molinas Vega, and Jaime Saavedra. 2008. Measuring Inequality of Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean. World Bank.

Ravallion, Martin
, and Dominique van de Walle. 2008. Land in Transition: Reform and Poverty in Rural Vietnam. Washington, DC: Palgrave Macmillan.
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