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New Research Points to the Future of Global Poverty Monitoring

July 2017: Progress in the fight against extreme poverty is prompting new thinking about poverty measures that can supplement the current extreme poverty line of $1.90/day.
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Policy Research Talk on Financial Education

Redesigning Financial Education to Engage and Entertain Audiences Is Delivering Results

August 2017: Poor households will not achieve the full benefits of greater financial access without the tools to make good financial decisions.
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Well-Designed Early Childhood Development Programs Can Pay Big Dividends

March 2017: Small investments in nutrition in the first two years of life can help 250 million children under the age of five at risk of not reaching their full development potential.
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Research on Financial Education

August 2017: Research shows engaging, entertaining, and experiential approaches to financial education are more effective at equipping people with the tools to make better use of financial services and products.

Winners of the 2017 Research Academy

April 2017: This year the Research Academy competition identified four policy-relevant research papers from across the World Bank Group that contribute to our understanding of human development.

Researchers at the Bank

  • Harris Selod is a Senior Economist with the Development Research Group of the World Bank. His research focuses on urban development, including issues related to transport and land use, as well as land tenure, land markets and the political economy of the land sector in West Africa.

The Management Team

  • The Development Research Group is managed by the Research Director and seven Research Managers


Last updated: 2017-09-20


New Policy Research Working Papers

8201Output- and performance-based road contracts and agricultural production: evidence from Zambia2017/09
8200Assessing effects of large-scale land transfers: challenges and opportunities in Malawi's estate sector2017/09
8199Regulatory constraints to agricultural productivity2017/09
8198Which emerging markets and developing economies face corporate balance sheet vulnerabilities ? a novel monitoring framework2017/09
8197Flies without borders : lessons from Chennai on improving India's municipal public health services2017/09

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