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Rural Development


Community Driven Development 

  • Poverty targeting effectiveness of public service delivery, and sustainability of community infrastructure, and a community’s capacity for collective action
  • Decentralization and CDD, and the role of community organizations in enhancing the productive capacity of the poor.
  • This early research work fed into the Policy Research Report: Localizing Development: Does Participation Work? (November 2012)

Land Policy

  • Studies on land tenure, land markets, and land reform.

Rural Informal and Micro Finance

  • Consequences of increasing competition among micro-finance providers on the market for credit and the sustainability of micro-credit
  • Interaction of informal rural financial markets with formal financial intermediaries, including micro-credit providers
  • Impact of new product/design innovations in micro-credit programs using randomized placement and a fully experimental evaluation design.
Policy Research Working Papers
For more policy research working papers from the World Bank's institutional archives, search here using author’s last name, title or working paper number (“wpsxxxx”).
WPS6412Food prices, wages, and welfare in rural IndiaJacoby, Hanan G.2013/04
WPS6273Replicating replication : due diligence in Roodman and Morduch's replication of Pitt and Khandker (1998)Pitt, Mark M.; Khandker, Shahidur R.2012/11
WPS6096Causes and implications of credit rationing in rural Ethiopia : the importance of spatial variationAyalew Ali, Daniel; Deininger, Klaus2012/06
WPS6055Gender, geography and generations : intergenerational educational mobility in post-reform IndiaEmran, M. Shahe; Shilpi, Forhad2012/05
WPS5867Estimating the long-term impacts of rural roads : a dynamic panel approachKhandker, Shahidur R.; Koolwal, Gayatri B.2011/10
WPS5765Environmental and gender impacts of land tenure regularization in Africa : pilot evidence from RwandaAli, Daniel Ayalew; Deininger, Klaus; Goldstein, Markus2011/08
WPS5710Crossing boundaries : gender, caste and schooling in rural PakistanJacoby, Hanan G.; Mansuri, Ghazala2011/06
WPS5258Resource management and the effects of trade on vulnerable places and people : lessons from six case studiesLarson, Donald F.; Nash, John2010/03




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