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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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The Easy Part of Development Is Over (and the Easy Part Wasn't Actually That Easy)

September 2017: Recent successes at reducing extreme poverty mean countries must now tackle increasingly complex tasks to sustain their momentum. Building state capability will be the defining challenge for development in the decades to come.
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Research on Promoting Effective Governance

September 2017: Recent papers on promoting effective governance examine the challenges civil servants face in serving the poor; how civil society leaders can use social pressure to improve governance; exploring why the implementation of a participatory anti-poverty project in India worsened as it expanded; and more.

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

  • Çaglar Özden is a Lead Economist with the Development Research Group of the World Bank. His current research explores the determinants and patterns of global labor mobility; impacts of migrants on the destination labor market outcomes; linkages between migration, trade, and foreign direct investment flows; medical brain drain; and linkages between ageing and global economic integration.

The Management Team

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

Last updated: 2017-10-10

New Policy Research Working Papers

8220Who escaped poverty and who was left behind ? a non-parametric approach to explore welfare dynamics using cross-sections2017/10
8219Revisiting the national innovation system in developing countries2017/10
8218Product and factor market distortions : the case of the manufacturing sector in Morocco2017/10
8217The socioeconomics of fish consumption and child health in Bangladesh2017/10
8216Fiscal incidence in Belarus : a commitment to equity analysis2017/10


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