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Policy Research Working Papers

The policy research working papers below are drawn from the World Bank's institutional archives. Each link opens a page with an abstract of the document and several download options. Choose the 'light-weight documents' option for easy download.

Impact and Adaptation to Climate Change

WPS6262The cost structure of the clean development mechanismRahman, Shaikh M.; Larson, Donald F.; Dinar, Ariel2012/11
WPS6188Climate change, agriculture and food security in TanzaniaArndt, Channing; Farmer, William; Strzepek, Kenneth; Thurlow, James2012/09
WPS6080Aligning climate change mitigation and agricultural policies in Eastern Europe and Central AsiaLarson, Donald F.; Dinar, Ariel; Blankespoor, Brian2012/06
WPS5239Will the clean development mechanism mobilize anticipated levels of mitigation ?Rahman, Shaikh M.; Dinar, Ariel; Larson, Donald F.2010/03
WPS5117Climate volatility and poverty vulnerability in TanzaniaAhmed , Syud Amer; Diffenbaugh, Noah S.; Hertel , Thomas W.; Lobell, David B.; Ramankutty, Navin; Rios, Ana R.; Rowhani, Pedram2009/11

Agriculture

WPS6466Estimating quarterly poverty rates using labor force surveys : a primerDouidich, Mohamed; Ezzrari, Abdeljaouad; Van der Weide, Roy; Verme, Paolo2013/05
WPS6433Political economy of public policies : insights from distortions to agricultural and food marketsAnderson, Kym; Rausser, Gordon; Swinnen, Johan2013/05
WPS6412Food prices, wages, and welfare in rural IndiaJacoby, Hanan G.2013/04
WPS6393Food price volatility and domestic stabilization policies in developing countriesGouel, Christophe2013/03
WPS6261Agricultural trade : what matters in the Doha round ?Laborde, David; Martin, Will2012/11
WPS6206Distortions to agriculture and economic growth in Sub-Saharan AfricaAnderson, Kym; Bruckner, Markus2012/09
WPS5943Optimal food price stabilization in a small open developing countryGouel, Christophe; Jean, Sebastien2012/01
WPS5928Reducing distortions in international commodity markets : an agenda for multilateral cooperationHoekman, Bernard; Martin, Will2012/01
WPS5865Can social safety nets alleviate seasonal deprivation ? evidence from northwest BangladeshKhandker, Shahidur R.; Khaleque, M. Abdul; Samad, Hussain A.2011/10
WPS5665Measuring the impacts of global trade reform with optimal aggregators of distortionsLaborde, David; Martin, Will; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique2011/05

Agricultural Growth and Productivity

WPS6190Should African rural development strategies depend on smallholder farms ? an exploration of the inverse productivity hypothesisLarson, Donald F.; Otsuka, Keijiro; Matsumoto, Tomoya; Kilic, Talip2012/09
WPS6031Food security and storage in the Middle East and North AfricaLarson, Donald F.; Lampietti, Julian; Gouel, Christophe; Cafiero, Carlo; Roberts, John2012/04
WPS5717Can diaries help improve agricultural production statistics ? Evidence from UgandaDeininger, Klaus; Carletto, Calogero; Savastano, Sara; Muwonge, James2011/06
WPS5621Agriculture and the clean development mechanismLarson, Donald F.; Dinar, Ariel; Frisbie, J. Aapris2011/04
WPS5478Can Africa replicate Asia's green revolution in rice ?Larson, Donald F.; Otsuka, Keijiro; Kajisa, Kei; Estudillo, Jonna; Diagne, Aliou2010/11
WPS5472Measures of fixed capital in agricultureButzer, Rita; Mundlak, Yair; Larson, Donald F.2010/11
WPS5410Costs of taxation and benefits of public goods with multiple taxes and goodsAnderson, James E.; Martin, Will2010/09
WPS5235Incomplete markets and fertilizer use : evidence from EthiopiaZerfu, Daniel; Larson, Donald F.2010/03
WPS5258Resource management and the effects of trade on vulnerable places and people : lessons from six case studiesLarson, Donald F.; Nash, John2010/03
WPS5158Soil fertility, fertilizer, and the maize green revolution in East AfricaMatsumoto, Tomoya; Yamano, Takashi2009/12
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Rural Development

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

Land Policy

WPS6293Does sharecropping affect productivity and long-term investment ? evidence from West Bengal's tenancy reformsDeininger, Klaus; Jin, Songqing; Yadav, Vandana2012/12
WPS6032Land fragmentation, cropland abandonment, and land market operation in AlbaniaDeininger, Klaus; Savastano, Sara; Carletto, Calogero2012/04
WPS5949Moving off the farm: Land institutions to facilitate structural transformation and agricultural productivity growth in ChinaDeininger, Klaus; Jin, Songqing; Xia, Fang2012/01
WPS5864What drives the global "land rush" ?Arezki, Rabah; Deininger, Klaus; Selod, Harris2011/10
WPS5765Environmental and gender impacts of land tenure regularization in Africa : pilot evidence from RwandaAli, Daniel Ayalew; Deininger, Klaus; Goldstein, Markus2011/08
WPS5727Productivity effects of land rental markets in Ethiopia : Evidence from a matched tenant-landlord sampleDeininger, Klaus; Ali, Daniel Ayalew; Alemu, Tekie2011/07
59463Rising global interest in farmland : can it yield sustainable and equitable benefits?Deininger, Klaus; Byerlee, Derek; Lindsay, Jonathan; Norton, Andrew; Selod, Harris; Stickler, Mercedes2011/01
WPS5461General equilibrium effects of land market restrictions on labor market : evidence from wages in Sri LankaEmran, M. Shahe; Shilpi, Forhad2010/10
WPS5338Inheritance law reform and women's access to capital : evidence from India's Hindu succession actDeininger, Klaus; Goyal, Aparajita; Nagarajan, Hari2010/06
WPS5244Going digital : credit effects of land registry computerization in IndiaDeininger, Klaus; Goyal, Aparajita2010/03
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Infrastructure

WPS6095Who benefits most from rural electrification ? evidence in IndiaKhandker, Shahidur R.; Samad, Hussain A.; Ali, Rubaba; Barnes, Douglas F.2012/06
WPS5867Estimating the long-term impacts of rural roads : a dynamic panel approachKhandker, Shahidur R.; Koolwal, Gayatri B.2011/10
WPS5463Energy poverty in rural and urban India : are the energy poor also income poor ?Khandker, Shahidur R.; Barnes, Douglas F.; Samad, Hussain A.2010/11
WPS5472Measures of fixed capital in agricultureButzer, Rita; Mundlak, Yair; Larson, Donald F.2010/11
WPS5332Energy access, efficiency, and poverty : how many households are energy poor in Bangladesh ?Barnes, Douglas F.; Khandker, Shahidur R.; Samad, Hussain A. 2010/06
WPS4484On measuring the benefits of lower transport costsJacoby, Hanan G.; Minten, Bart2008/01
WPS4097Road network upgrading and overland trade expansion in Sub-Saharan AfricaBuys, Piet; Deichmann, Uwe; Wheeler, David 2006/12
WPS3875The poverty impact of rural roads : evidence from BangladeshKhandker, Shahidur R.; Bakht, Zaid; Koolwal, Gayatri B.2006/04
WPS2845The spatial division of labor in NepalFafchamps, Marcel; Shilpi, Forhad2002/05
WPS2663Agglomeration economies and productivity in Indian industryLall, Somik; Shalizi, Zmarak; Deichmann, Uwe2001/08
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Community-Driven Development

WPS6139Can participation be induced ? some evidence from developing countriesMansuri, Ghazala; Rao, Vijayendra2012/07
WPS3209Community-based (and driven) development : A critical reviewMansuri, Ghazala; Rao, Vijayendra2004/02

Rural Informal and Micro Finance

WPS6821Dynamic effects of microcredit in BangladeshKhandker, Shahidur R.; Samad, Hussain A.2014/03
WPS6333Does access to finance matter in microenterprise growth ? evidence from BangladeshKhandker, Shahidur R.; Samad, Hussain A.; Ali, Rubaba2013/01
WPS6273Replicating replication : due diligence in Roodman and Morduch's replication of Pitt and Khandker (1998)Pitt, Mark M.; Khandker, Shahidur R.2012/11
WPS6255The surprising effects of the great recession : losers and winners in Thailand in 2008-2009Haughton, Jonathan; Khandker, Shahidur R.2012/11
WPS6204Grameen bank lending : does group liability matter ?Khandker, Shahidur R.2012/09
WPS5331Seasonal and extreme poverty in Bangladesh : evaluating an ultra-poor microfinance projectKhandker, Shahidur R.; Khalily, M. A. Baqui; Samad, Hussain A.2010/06
WPS3826Incomplete contracts and investment : a study of land tenancy in PakistanJacoby, Hanan G.; Mansuri, Ghazala2006/02
WPS2998Does micro-credit empower women : evidence from BangladeshPitt, Mark M.; Khandker, Shahidur R.; Cartwright, Jennifer2003/03
WPS2945Microfinance and poverty - evidence using panel data from BangladeshKhandker, Shahidur R.2003/01

Economics and Institutions of Water (Completed)

WPS4294Scarperation : an empirical inquiry into the role of scarcity in fostering cooperation between international river ripariansDinar, Shlomi; Dinar, Ariel; Kurukulasuriya, Pradeep2007/07
WPS4083Water allocation strategies for the Kat Basin in South Africa : comparing negotiation tools and game theory modelsDinar, Ariel; Farolfi, Stefano; Patrone, Fioravante; Rowntree, Kate2006/12
WPS4073Cooperative game theory and its application to natural, environmental, and water resource issues : 2. application to natural and environmental resourcesZara, Stefano; Dinar, Ariel; Patrone, Fioravante2006/11
WPS4074Cooperative game theory and its application to natural, environmental, and water resource issues : 3. application to water resourcesParrachino, Irene; Dinar, Ariel; Patrone, Fioravante2006/11
WPS3641Applications of negotiation theory to water issuesCarraro, Carlo; Marchiori, Carmen; Sgobbi, Alessandra2005/06
WPS3636Comparison of institutional arrangements for river basin management in eight basinsBlomquist, William; Dinar, Ariel; Kemper, Karin2005/06
WPS3637Decentralization of river basin management : a global analysisDinar, Ariel; Kemper, Karin; Blomquist, William; Diez, Michele; Sine, Gisele; Fru, William2005/06
WPS3550Feedback links between economy-wide and farm-level policies : application to irrigation water management in MoroccoRoe, Terry; Dinar, Ariel; Tsur, Yacov; Xinshen Diao2005/03
WPS3527Institutional and policy analysis of river basin management: the Murray Darling River Basin, AustrialiaBlomquist, William; Haisman, Brian; Dinar, Ariel; Bhat, Anjali2005/02
WPS3528Institutional and policy analysis of river basin management: the Warta River Basin, PolandBlomquist, William; Tonderski, Andrzej; Dinar, Ariel2005/02
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