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Human Development and Public Services: 2008 Publications

Journal Articles
Books
Chapters in Books
Conferences & Seminars
Data
Outreach
Working Papers


Journal Articles

Dang, Hai-Anh H., and F. Halsey Rogers. 2008. “The Growing Phenomenon of Private Tutoring: Does It Deepen Human Capital, Widen Inequalities, or Waste Resources?” World Bank Research Observer 23(2): 161–200.

Das, Jishnu, Quy-Toan Do, and Jed Friedman. 2008. “Response to Comment on Mental Health and Poverty in Developing Countries: Revisiting the Relationship.” Social Science & Medicine 66(9): 2064–66.

Das, Jishnu. 2008. “Low Income, Social Growth and Good Health: A History of Twelve Countries.” New England Journal of Medicine 358(26): 2851–51.

Das, Jishnu, Quy-Toan Do, Jed Friedman, and David McKenzie. 2008. "The Quality of Medical Advice in Low-Income Countries." Journal of Economic Perspectives 22(2): 93-114. 

Das Gupta, Monica. 2008. “Can Biological Factors like Hepatitis Explain the Bulk of Gender Imbalance in China? A Review of the Evidence.” World Bank Research Observer 23(2): 201–17.

de Walque, Damien. 2008. “Do Unsafe Tetanus Toxoid Injections Play a Significant Role in the Transmission of HIV/AIDS? Evidence from Seven African Countries.” Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) 84: 122–25.

de Walque, Damien. 2008. “Review of the Demography of Armed Conflict, 2006, edited by Helge Brunborg, Ewa Tabeau and Henrik Urdal.” Population Studies 62(1): 122–23.

Eggleston, Karen, Li Ling, Meng Qingyue, Magnus Lindelow, and Adam Wagstaff. 2008. “Health Service Delivery in China: A Literature Review.” Health Economics 17(2): 149–65.

Filmer, Deon P. 2008. “Disability, Poverty, and Schooling in Developing Countries: Results from 14 Household Surveys.” World Bank Economic Review 22(1): 141–63.

Filmer, Deon P., and Norbert Schady. 2008. “Getting Girls into School: Evidence from a Scholarship Program in Cambodia.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 56(3): 581–617.

Glewwe, Paul, and Hai-Anh Dang. 2008. “The Impact of Decentralized Data Entry on the Quality of Household Survey Data in Developing Countries: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Vietnam.” World Bank Economic Review 22(1): 165–85.

Goldstein, Markus, and Christopher Udry. 2008. “The Profits of Power: Land Rights and Agricultural Investment in Ghana.” Journal of Political Economy 116(6): 981–1022.

Gultiano, Socorro, and Elizabeth M. King. 2008. “A Better Start in Life: Evaluation Results from an Early Childhood Development Program.” Philippine Journal of Development 33(1): 101–28.

Heckelman, Jac, and Stephen Knack. 2008. “Foreign Aid and Market-Liberalizing Policy Reform.” Economica 75(299): 524–48.

Linnemayr, Sebastian, Harold H. Alderman, and Abdoulaye Kane. 2008. “Determinants of Malnutrition in Senegal: Individual, Household, Community Variables, and Their Interaction.” Economics and Human Biology 6(2): 252–63.

Ravallion, Martin, and Dominique van de Walle. 2008. “Land and Poverty in Reforming East Asia.” Finance and Development 45(3): 38–41.

Ravallion, Martin, and Dominique van de Walle. 2008. “Does Rising Landlessness Signal Success or Failure for Vietnam’s Agrarian Transition?” Journal of Development Economics 87(2): 191–209.

Schady, Norbert, and M. Caridad Araujo. 2008. “Cash Transfers, Conditions, and School Enrollment in Ecuador.” Economía 8(2): 43–70.

Thirumurthy, Harsha, Joshua Zivin, and Markus Goldstein. 2008. “The Economic Impact of AIDS Treatment: Labor Supply in Western Kenya.” The Journal of Human Resources 43(3): 511–52.

Wagstaff, Adam, and Magnus Lindelow. 2008. “Can Insurance Increase Financial Risk? The Curious Case of Health Insurance in China.” Journal of Health Economics 27(4): 990–1005.
 


 

Books

Amin, Samia, and Markus Goldstein, eds. 2008. Data Against Natural Disasters: Establishing Effective Systems for Relief, Recovery, and Reconstruction. Washington, DC: World Bank. Download Book

Dang, Hai-Anh. 2008. Private Tutoring in Vietnam: An Investigation of its Causes and Impacts with Policy Implications. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller Publishing House.

Gauri, Varun, and Daniel Brinks, eds. 2008. Courting Social Justice: Judicial Enforcement of Social and Economic Rights in the Developing World. New York: Cambridge University Press. Order Book

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. Washington, DC: World Bank.

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


 

Chapters in Books

Alderman, Harold H., Jere Behrman, and John Hoddinott. 2008. “Health, Nutrition and Economic Development.” In International Handbook of Development Economics, Vol.1 (Chap. 25), ed. Amitava Krishna Dutt and Jaime Ros. London: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Alderman, Harold H., and Patrice Engle. 2008. “The Synergy of Nutrition and ECD Interventions in Africa.” In Africa’s Future—Africa’s Challenge: Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) in Sub-Saharan Africa, ed. Marito Garcia, Alan Pence, and Judith Evans. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Benjamin, Dwayne, Loren Brandt, John T. Giles, and Sangui Wang. 2008. “Income Inequality during China’s Economic Transition.” In China's Great Economic Transformation, ed. Loren Brandt and Thomas Rawski. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Das, Jishnu, and Kenneth Leonard. 2008. “Using Vignettes to Measure the Quality of Health Care.” In Are You Being Served: New Tools for Measuring Service Delivery, ed. Samia Amin, Jishnu Das, and Markus Goldstein. Washington, DC: Palgrave Macmillan/World Bank.
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Filmer, Deon P. 2008. “Lessons from School Surveys in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.” In Are You Being Served: New Tools for Measuring Service Delivery, ed. Samia Amin, Jishnu Das, and Markus Goldstein. Washington, DC: Palgrave Macmillan/World Bank.
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Filmer, Deon P. 2008. “Inequalities in Education: Effects of Gender, Poverty, Orphanhood, and Disability.” In Girls’ Education in the 21st Century Gender Equality, Empowerment, and Economic Growth, ed. Mercy Tembon and Lucia Fort. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Gauri, Varun, and Daniel Brinks. 2008. “The Elements of Legalization and the Triangular Shape of Social and Economic Rights.” In Courting Social Justice, ed. Varun Gauri and Daniel Brinks. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Gauri, Varun, and Daniel Brinks. 2008. “A New Policy Landscape: Legalizing Social and Economic Rights in the Developing World.” In Courting Social Justice, ed. Varun Gauri and Daniel Brinks. New York: Cambridge University Press.

King, Elizabeth M., and Jere Behrman. 2008. “Program Impact and Variation in the Duration of Exposure.” In Are You Being Served? New Tools for Measuring Service Delivery, ed. Samia Amin, Jishnu Das, and Markus Goldstein. Washington, DC: Palgrave Macmillan/World Bank.
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Knack, Stephen. 2008. “Governance and Growth.” In Good Governance and Developing Countries: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, ed. K. Kotschau, T. Marauhn. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Knack, Stephen, and Aminur Rahman. 2008. “Donor Fragmentation.” In Reinventing Foreign Aid, ed. William Easterly. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Leung, G. M., Adam Wagstaff, Magnus Lindelow, and J.R. Lu. 2008. “The Health Systems of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.” In International Encyclopedia of Public Health, ed. K. Heggenhougen. San Diego: Academic Press.

Lindelow, Magnus, and Adam Wagstaff. 2008. “Assessment of Health Facility Performance: An Introduction to Data and Measurement Issues.” In. Are You Being Served? New Tools for Measuring Service Delivery, ed. Samia Amin, Jishnu Das, and Marcus Goldstein. Washington DC: Palgrave Macmillan/World Bank.
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Martinez-Vazquez, Jorge, Baoyun Qiao, Shuilin Wang, and Heng-Fu Zou. 2008. “Expenditure Assignments in China: Challenges and Policy Options.” In Public Finance in China: Reform and Growth for a Harmonious Society, ed. Lou Jiwei and Shuilin Wang. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Orazem, Peter F., and Elizabeth M. King. 2008. “Schooling in Developing Countries: The Roles of Supply, Demand and Government Policy (Chap.55).” In Handbook of Development Economics, ed. T.P. Schultz and J. Strauss. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers.

Wagstaff, Adam, and Magnus Lindelow. 2008. “Health Reform in Rural China: Challenges and Options.” In Public Finance in China: Reform and Growth for a Harmonious Society, ed. Lou Jiwei and Shuilin Wang. Washington, DC: World Bank.


 

Conferences & Seminars

Impact Evaluation of HIV Interventions in Africa
Session at the International AIDS Conference, August 3-8, 2008, Mexico

The session began with an overview of impact evaluation and why it is a useful tool to assess effectiveness of interventions. This was followed by presentations of completed, ongoing and planned impact evaluations in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mozambique and Kenya.

Conference website

 

Gender, Poverty and Demography Workshop

March 25, 2008, Washington, DC

How do demographic processes shape gender and poverty outcomes? This conference discussed the papers prepared for a research program examining the dynamics of gender and poverty under four demographic scenarios: very young rapidly growing populations; aging populations; populations that have lost significant proportions of young adults due to disease and conflict; and populations with low dependency ratios. The workshop was co-organized by Development Research Group and Gender and Development Unit (PRMGE).  The research program is funded by the World Bank and the Government of Norway.

Agenda and papers

 

Population Association of America Annual Meeting

April 17-19, 2008, New Orleans, LA

Organized two panel sessions with 7 papers presented and discussed:

Session 1: Child Health and Wellbeing in Developing Countries 

Session 2: Child Health and Wellbeing in Developed Countries 

 

Socioeconomic Outcomes of Fertility and Reproductive Behaviors and Outcomes 

April 22, 2008, Washington, DC

This workshop discussed the approaches and preliminary results of a research program on the relationships between reproductive behaviors and outcomes and economic development.

Agenda and papers

 

Evaluating Human Development Projects: What Works, What Doesn't, Why?

Human Development Forum,  November 3-5, 2008, Washington, DC
A poster session showcasing 13 Human Development impact evaluations.
Posters

Measuring the Quality of Service Delivery in Health and Education:  Recent Advances
Human Development Forum, November 3-5, 2008, World Bank Washington, DC
This session presented recent advances in measurement of the quality of service delivery in education and health in developing countries.  
Forum website

Evaluating the Impact of Development Programs: Turning Promises into Evidence
(Regional Impact Evaluation Workshop)
December 1-5, 2008, Manila, Philippines
The workshop was a highly interactive mix of small and large group sessions involving the “hands on” application of what is learned throughout the week.  It was co-sponsored and co-organized with the Human Development Vice-Presidency and the East Asia & Pacific Region.

Seminars

Empirics of Governance

May 2008, Washington, DC

The aim of this seminar was to create a common understanding of the complexities involved in measuring and using governance indicators, and the need to move ahead even when perfection is not attainable, to deepen the interaction between producers of indicators, researchers and operational users, and  to help develop an operational agenda for the development of indicators,  their operational use within the Bank, and priority research activities. Organized by Development Economics Vice President's office with input from the Development Research Group.

Agenda and presentations

Poverty and Applied Microeconomics Seminars (internal only)
Organizer: Dominique van de Walle
 (
 research@worldbank.org)


 

Data

Fiscal Policy and Electoral Politics in the States of India
This database is an annual panel of 15 major states of India over the period 1972-1995, and contains fiscal variables obtained from the Reserve Bank of India Bulletin and electoral variables from Butler, Lahiri, and Roy (1995). It also contains demographic and economic characteristics, and a state-level price index to convert all fiscal variables into real terms from a data set put together at the World Bank, which is described in detail in Özler and others (1996).
Contact: Stuti Khemani (research@worldbank.org)

The Learning and Educational Achievement in Punjab Schools (LEAPS) Project Data
These datasets were collected from 823 schools in 112 villages in 3 districts of the Punjab province of Pakistan. The data were designed to collect information about the educational environment facing children and their parents, including data from school surveys, teacher surveys, child tests, and household surveys. The data are available from  http://www.leapsproject.org.
Contact: Jishnu Das (research@worldbank.org)

Poverty and Health Dataset
This dataset provides tabulations of health indicators by wealth quintile, along with summary statistics. Tabulations are available for 120 health, nutrition and population indicators, for 56 countries. Data are available by country and by indicator. Approximately half the country datasets provide tabulations for two or more years. The data are drawn from 95 household surveys undertaken in 56 low- and middle-income countries by the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) project between 1990 and 2005. The dataset is a joint product between the World Bank’s Development Research Group and Human Development Network (Health Financing). Acknowledgement should be to: Davidson R. Gwatkin, Shea Rutstein, Kiersten Johnson, Eldaw Suliman, Adam Wagstaff, and Agbessi Amouzou. 2007. Socio-Economic Differences in Health, Nutrition, and Population (Washington, DC: The World Bank).
Data page
Contact: Adam Wagstaff (research@worldbank.org)

Educational Attainment and Enrollment Around the World
This database reports statistics and graphs on equity in years of schooling completed by age cohort; enrollment by age; grade survival; and school participation by level and age. Equity is determined along the dimensions of economic status quintiles, gender, rural, or urban residence. The database is updated regularly as new source household survey data become available, and currently includes statistics derived from 268 datasets from 96 countries. The database is accessible at  http://econ.worldbank.org/projects/edattain.
Contact: Deon Filmer (
research@worldbank.org)


 

Outreach

Alderman, Harold H. 2008. “Improving Nutrition through Community Growth Promotion in Uganda.” World Bank Research Digest 2(3, Spring): 5.

Das Gupta, Monica. 2008. “China’s “Missing Girls”—Son Preference or Hepatitis B Infections?” Research Brief (online only), Development Research Group, World Bank, September.

de Brauw, Alan, and John T. Giles. 2008. “ Rural to Urban Migration in China: How Do Migrant-Sending Communities Benefit?” Research Brief (online only), Development Research Group, World Bank, April.

de Walque, Damien. 2008. “Armed Conflict and Schooling: Long-term Evidence from Cambodia and Rwanda.” Research Brief (online only), Development Research Group, World Bank, May.

de Walque, Damien. 2008. “Exploring New Policy Questions in HIV/AIDS Treatment.” Featured Article (online only), Development Research Group, World Bank, August.

Goldstein, Markus, Emmanuel Skoufias, and Ariel Fiszbein. 2008. “Assessing Our Work on Impact Evaluation.” PREM Notes, World Bank, November.http://www1.worldbank.org/prem/premnotes.cfm

Khemani, Stuti. 2008. “Does Community Monitoring Improve Public Services? Diverging Evidence from Uganda and India.” Research Brief (online only), Development Research Group, World Bank, September.

King, Elizabeth M., and Bjorn Lomborg. 2008. “Women and Development.” Business World, June.

King, Elizabeth M., and Bjorn Lomborg. 2008. “Giving Girls and Women the Tools to Build a Better Tomorrow.” Taipei Times, June.

King, Elizabeth M., and Bjorn Lomborg. 2008. “Gender Inequality Stifles Development.” South China Morning Post, June.

King, Elizabeth M., and Bjorn Lomborg. 2008. “Make Educating Girls a Priority.” Kenya Chronicles, June.

Peter F. Orazem and Elizabeth M. King. 2008. “ Schooling in Developing Countries.” World Bank World Bank Research Digest 2 (3, Spring): 3.

Quisumbing, Agnes, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Lucy Bassett, Michael Usnick, Lauren Pandolfelli, Cheryl Morden, and Harold H. Alderman. 2008. “Helping Women Respond to the Global Food Price Crisis.” International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC.

Wane, Waly. 2008. “Public Health in Chad: Connecting Spending and Results.” Research Brief (online only), Development Research Group, World Bank, August.

World Bank. 2008. “Exploring New Policy Questions in HIV/AIDS Treatment.” Featured Article (online only), Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC, August.


 

Working Papers

Akresh, Richard, and Damien de Walque. 2008. “ Armed Conflict and Schooling: Evidence from the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.” Policy Research Working Paper 4606, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Ban, Radu, Monica Das Gupta, and Vijayendra Rao. 2008. “ The Political Economy of Village Sanitation in South India: Capture or Poor Information?” Policy Research Working Paper 4802, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Dabalen, Andrew, Talip Kilic, and Waly Wane. 2008. “ Social Transfers, Labor Supply and Poverty Reduction: The Case of Albania.” Policy Research Working Paper 4783, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Dang, Hai-Anh and Halsey F. Rogers. 2008. “How to Interpret the Growing Phenomenon of Private Tutoring: Human Capital Deepening, Inequality Increasing, or Waste of Resources?” Policy Research Working Paper 4530, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Das, Jishnu, and Tristan Zajonc. 2008. “India Shining and Bharat Drowning: Comparing Two Indian States to the Worldwide Distribution in Mathematics Achievement.” Policy Research Working Paper 4644, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Das, Jishnu, Jeffrey Hammer, and Kenneth Leonard. 2008. “The Quality of Medical Advice in Low-Income Countries.” Policy Research Working Paper 4501, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Das, Jishnu, Quy-Toan Do, Jed Friedman, and David McKenzie. 2008. “Mental Health Patterns and Consequences: Results from Survey Data in Five Developing Countries.” Policy Research Working Paper 4495, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Das Gupta, Monica. 2008. “Does Hepatitis B Infection or Son Preference Explain the Bulk of Gender Imbalance in China? A Review of the Evidence.” Policy Research Working Paper 4502, World Bank, Washington, DC.

de Brauw, Alan, and John T. Giles. 2008. “ Migrant Opportunity and the Educational Attainment of Youth in Rural China.” Policy Research Working Paper 4526, World Bank, Washington, DC.

de Brauw, Alan, and John T. Giles. 2008. “ Migrant Labor Markets and the Welfare of Rural Households in the Developing World: Evidence from China.” Policy Research Working Paper 4585, World Bank, Washington, DC.

de Walque, Damien. 2008. “Race, Immigration, and the U.S. Labor Market: Contrasting the Outcomes of Foreign Born and Native Blacks.” Policy Research Working Paper 4737, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Edmonds, Eric, and Norbert Schady. 2008. “ Poverty Alleviation and Child Labor.” Policy Research Working Paper 4702, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Ferreira, Francisco H. G., and Norbert Schady. 2008. “ Aggregate Economic Shocks, Child Schooling and Child Health.” Policy Research Working Paper 4701, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Filmer, Deon P., Jed Friedman, and Norbert Schady. 2008. “Development, Modernization, and Son Preference in Fertility Decisions.” Policy Research Working Paper 4716, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Filmer, Deon P., and Kinnon Scott. 2008. “Assessing Asset Indices.” Policy Research Working Paper 4605, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Giles, John T., Albert Park, and Meiyan Wang. 2008. “The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, Disruptions to Education, and Returns to Schooling in Urban China.” Policy Research Working Paper 4729, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Khemani, Stuti, Abhijit Banerjee, Rukmini Banerji, Esther Duflo, and Rachel Glennerster. 2008. “Pitfalls of Participatory Programs: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Education in India.” Policy Research Working Paper 4584. World Bank, Washington, DC.

King, Elizabeth M., and Jere R. Behrman. 2008. “Timing and Duration of Exposure in Evaluations of Social Programs.” Policy Research Working Paper 4686, World Bank, Washington, DC.

King, Elizabeth M., Peter F. Orazem, and Elizabeth M. Paterno. 2008. “Promotion With and Without Learning: Effects on Student Enrollment and Dropout Behavior.” Policy Research Working Paper 4722. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Knack, Stephen. 2008. “Sovereign Rents and the Quality of Tax Policy and Administration.” Policy Research Working Paper 4773, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Langbein, Laura, and Stephen Knack. 2008. “ The Worldwide Governance Indicators and Tautology: Causally Related Separable Concepts, Indicators of a Common Cause, or Both?” Policy Research Working Paper 4669, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Linnemayr, Sebastian, and Harold H. Alderman. 2008. “ Almost Random: Evaluating a Large-Sale Randomized Nutrition Program in the Presence of Crossover.” Policy Research Working Paper 4784,World Bank, Washington, DC.

Macours, Karen, Norbert Schady, and Renos Vakis. 2008. “ Cash Transfers, Behavioral Changes, and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment.” Policy Research Working Paper 4759,World Bank, Washington, DC.

Medlin, Carol, and Damien de Walque. 2008. “ Potential Applications of Conditional Cash Transfers for Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Policy Research Working Paper 4673,World Bank, Washington, DC.

Oosterbeek, Hessel, Juan Ponce, and Norbert Schady. 2008. “ The Impact of Cash Transfers on School Enrollment: Evidence from Ecuador.” Policy Research Working Paper 4645,World Bank, Washington, DC.

Paxton, Pamela, and Stephen Knack. 2008. “ Individual and Country-Level Factors Affecting Support for Foreign Aid.” Policy Research Working Paper 4714,World Bank, Washington, DC.

Rogers, F. Halsey. 2008. “Aid Effectiveness in Education: Setting Priorities in a Time of Crisis.” World Bank, Washington, DC, December.

van de Walle, Dominique. 2008. “Impact Evaluation of Rural Road Projects.” Doing Impact Evaluation Working Papers Project 12. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Wagstaff, Adam. 2008. “Measuring Financial Protection in Health.” Policy Research Working Paper 4554,World Bank, Washington, DC.

Wagstaff, Adam. 2008. “Fungibility and the Impact of Development Assistance: Evidence from Vietnam's Health Sector.” Policy Research Working Paper 4800, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Wane, Waly, and Bernard Gauthier. 2008. “Bypassing Health Providers: The Quest for Better Price and Quality of Health Care in Chad.” Policy Research Working Paper 4462, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Wane, Waly, and Andrew Dabalen. 2008. “Informal Payments and Moonlighting in Tajikistan's Health Sector.” Policy Research Working Paper 4555, World Bank, Washington, DC.


 

 




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