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Counting the Costs of Tariff Evasion in Tunisia

June 2015: After President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fell from power in Tunisia during the Arab Spring in 2011, the authorities found a rare archive of financial mischief.


A Measured Approach to Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity

October 2014: This report argues that data and measurement are pivotal to the assessment of the Bank Group’s twin goals of ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

Global Financial Development Report 2015|2016: Long-Term Finance

September 2015: A shortage of long-term finance since the 2008 global crisis has been choking the growth of firms in developing countries and hampering the ability of credit-worthy families to borrow.

September Research Highlights

How firms grow in developing economies | Creating transport networks | Growing businesses in Nigeria | Removing barriers to democratic participation | Integrated rural-urban land reform in China | Attending secondary school in Kenya is a good investment | Capital market financing and firm growth | Better agricultural policies through better statistics | The cost of international freight delays

Research at Work 2015

Research plays a crucial role in learning from past policies and thinking about the future. This report profiles the role of the World Bank’s research department in generating new knowledge on the process of development and policies to enhance it.


Researchers at the Bank

  • Adam Wagstaff is Research Manager of the Human Development and Public Services team in the Development Research Group. He has published extensively on the topic of health, including health financing and health systems reform; health, equity, and poverty; the valuation of health; the demand for and production of health; efficiency measurement; and illicit drugs and drug enforcement.
  • Meet the Management Team
  • The Development Research Group is managed by the Research Director and nine Research Managers.

Last updated: 2015-10-08

New Policy Research Working Papers

7436Determinants of long-term versus short-term bank credit in EU countries2015/10
7435Formalizing rural land rights in West Africa : early evidence from a randomized impact evaluation in Benin2015/10
7434A Coasian model of international production chains2015/10
7433A methodological framework for prioritizing infrastructure investment2015/10
7432A global count of the extreme poor in 2012 : data issues, methodology and initial results2015/10


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