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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.

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HIV/AIDS Research

WPS5966Mines, migration and HIV/AIDS in southern AfricaCorno, Lucia; de Walque, Damien2012/02
WPS5973Stimulating demand for AIDS prevention : lessons from the RESPECT trialde Walque, Damien; Dow, William H.; Medlin, Carol; Nathan, Rose2012/02
WPS5716Trends and socioeconomic gradients in adult mortality around the developing worldde Walque, Damien; Filmer, Deon2011/06
WPS5644Income shocks and adolescent mental healthBaird, Sarah; de Hoop, Jacobus; Ozler, Berk 2011/04
WPS5522Food crisis, household welfare and HIV/AIDS treatment : evidence from Mozambiquede Walque, Damien; Kazianga, Harounan; Over, Mead; Vaillant, Julia2011/01
WPS5486Antiretroviral therapy awareness and risky sexual behaviors : evidence from Mozambiquede Walque, Damien; Kazianga, Harounan; Over, Mead2010/11
WPS5207A new approach to producing geographic profiles of HIV prevalence : an application to MalawiIvaschenko, Oleksiy; Lanjouw, Peter2010/02
WPS5130Comparing condom use with different types of partners : evidence from national HIV surveys in Africade Walque, Damien; Kline, Rachel2009/11
WPS5118The association between remarriage and HIV infection : evidence from national HIV surveys in Africade Walque, Damien; Kline, Rachel2009/11
WPS5076Demographic and socioeconomic patterns of HIV/AIDS prevalence in AfricaBeegle, Kathleen; de Walque, Damien2009/10
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Fertility, Reproductive Health, and Socioeconomic Outcomes

WPS5966Mines, migration and HIV/AIDS in southern AfricaCorno, Lucia; de Walque, Damien2012/02
WPS5973Stimulating demand for AIDS prevention : lessons from the RESPECT trialde Walque, Damien; Dow, William H.; Medlin, Carol; Nathan, Rose2012/02
WPS5958Alternative cash transfer delivery mechanisms : impacts on routine preventative health clinic visits in Burkina FasoAkresh, Richard; de Walque, Damien; Kazianga, Harounan2012/01
WPS5952Do informed citizens receive more...or pay more ? the impact of radio on the government distribution of public health benefitsKeefer, Philip; Khemani, Stuti2012/01
WPS5938Human rights based approaches to developmen t: concepts, evidence, and policyGauri, Varun; Gloppen, Siri2012/01
WPS5853The labor supply and retirement behavior of China's older workers and elderly in comparative perspectiveGiles, John; Wang, Dewen; Cai, Wei2011/10
WPS5734Lasting welfare effects of widowhood in a poor countryvan de Walle, Dominique2011/07
WPS5719Population, poverty, and sustainable development : a review of the evidenceDas Gupta, Monica; Bongaarts, John; Cleland, John2011/06
WPS5716Trends and socioeconomic gradients in adult mortality around the developing worldde Walque, Damien; Filmer, Deon2011/06
WPS5644Income shocks and adolescent mental healthBaird, Sarah; de Hoop, Jacobus; Ozler, Berk 2011/04
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Public Health Systems and Communicable Disease Control

WPS3787Public health in India : an overviewDas Gupta, Monica2005/12
WPS3447India's public health system - how well does it function at the National level?Das Gupta, Monica; Rani, Manju2004/11
WPS3220Public management and essential public health functionsKhaleghian, Peyvand; Das Gupta Monica2004/02
WPS3100Governance of communicable disease control services : a case study and lessons from IndiaDas Gupta, Monica; Khaleghian, Peyvand; Sarwal, Rakesh2003/07

Gender

WPS5934Aid tying and donor fragmentationKnack, Stephen; Smets, Lodewijk2012/01
WPS5951Human rights as demands for communicative actionGauri, Varun; Brinks, Daniel M.2012/01
WPS5938Human rights based approaches to developmen t: concepts, evidence, and policyGauri, Varun; Gloppen, Siri2012/01
WPS5778The impact of recall periods on reported morbidity and health seeking behaviorDas, Jishnu; Hammer, Jeffrey; Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina2011/08
WPS5734Lasting welfare effects of widowhood in a poor countryvan de Walle, Dominique2011/07
WPS5710Crossing boundaries : gender, caste and schooling in rural PakistanJacoby, Hanan G.; Mansuri, Ghazala2011/06
WPS5658Is it what you inherited or what you learnt ? Intergenerational linkage and interpersonal inequality in SenegalLambert, Sylvie; Ravallion, Martin; van de Walle, Dominique2011/05
WPS5510Can China's rural elderly count on support from adult children ? implications of rural-to-urban migrationGiles, John; Wang, Dewen; Zhao, Changbao2010/12
WPS5486Antiretroviral therapy awareness and risky sexual behaviors : evidence from Mozambiquede Walque, Damien; Kazianga, Harounan; Over, Mead2010/11
WPS5370Child ability and household human capital investment decisions in Burkina FasoAkresh, Richard; Bagby, Emilie; de Walque, Damien; Kazianga, Harounan2010/07
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Aid Effectiveness

WPS5934Aid tying and donor fragmentationKnack, Stephen; Smets, Lodewijk2012/01
WPS5938Human rights based approaches to developmen t: concepts, evidence, and policyGauri, Varun; Gloppen, Siri2012/01
WPS5531Crossing the threshold : an analysis of IBRD graduation policyHeckelman, Jac C.; Knack, Stephen; Rogers, F. Halsey2011/01
WPS5440In aid we trust : hearts and minds and the Pakistan earthquake of 2005Andrabi, Tahir; Das, Jishnu2010/10
WPS5162International aid and financial crises in donor countriesDang, Hai-Anh; Knack, Steve; Rogers, Halsey2009/12
WPS5005Aid and trust in country systemsKnack, Stephen; Eubank, Nicholas2009/07
WPS4773Sovereign rents and the quality of tax policy and administrationKnack, Stephen2008/11
WPS4714Individual and country-level factors affecting support for foreign aidPaxton, Pamela; Knack, Stephen2008/09
WPS3557Foreign aid and market-liberalizing reformHeckelman, Jac; Knack, Stephen2005/04
WPS3186Donor fragmentation and bureaucratic quality in aid recipientsKnack, Stephen; Rahman, Aminur2004/01
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Education

WPS5965Child labor, schooling, and child abilityAkresh, Richard; Bagby, Emilie; de Walque, Damien; Kazianga, Harounan2012/02
WPS5934Aid tying and donor fragmentationKnack, Stephen; Smets, Lodewijk2012/01
WPS5958Alternative cash transfer delivery mechanisms : impacts on routine preventative health clinic visits in Burkina FasoAkresh, Richard; de Walque, Damien; Kazianga, Harounan2012/01
WPS5952Do informed citizens receive more...or pay more ? the impact of radio on the government distribution of public health benefitsKeefer, Philip; Khemani, Stuti2012/01
WPS5951Human rights as demands for communicative actionGauri, Varun; Brinks, Daniel M.2012/01
WPS5938Human rights based approaches to developmen t: concepts, evidence, and policyGauri, Varun; Gloppen, Siri2012/01
WPS5878Average and marginal returns to upper secondary schooling in IndonesiaCarneiro, Pedro; Lokshin, Michael; Ridao-Cano, Cristobal; Umapathi, Nithin2011/11
WPS5873The measurement of educational inequality : achievement and opportunityFerreira, Francisco H. G.; Gignoux, Jeremie2011/11
WPS5751A hybrid approach to efficiency measurement with empirical illustrations from education and healthWagstaff, Adam; Wang, L. Choon2011/08
WPS5785Does expanding health insurance beyond formal-sector workers encourage informality ? measuring the impact of Mexico's Seguro PopularAterido, Reyes; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Pages, Carmen2011/08
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Impact Evaluation

WPS5952Do informed citizens receive more...or pay more ? the impact of radio on the government distribution of public health benefitsKeefer, Philip; Khemani, Stuti2012/01
WPS5873The measurement of educational inequality : achievement and opportunityFerreira, Francisco H. G.; Gignoux, Jeremie2011/11
WPS5629School inputs, household substitution, and test scoresDas, Jishnu; Dercon, Stefan; Habyarimana, James; Krishnan, Pramila; Muralidharan, Karthik; Sundararaman, Venkatesh2011/04
WPS5601A practical comparison of the bivariate probit and linear IV estimatorsChiburis, Richard C.; Das, Jishnu; Lokshin, Michael2011/03
WPS5522Food crisis, household welfare and HIV/AIDS treatment : evidence from Mozambiquede Walque, Damien; Kazianga, Harounan; Over, Mead; Vaillant, Julia2011/01
WPS5518Impact evaluation of school feeding programs in Lao PDRButtenheim, Alison; Alderman, Harold; Friedman, Jed2011/01
WPS5527Shrinking classroom age variance raises student achievement : evidence from developing countriesWang, Liang Choon2011/01
WPS5486Antiretroviral therapy awareness and risky sexual behaviors : evidence from Mozambiquede Walque, Damien; Kazianga, Harounan; Over, Mead2010/11
WPS5483Did higher inequality impede growth in rural China ?Benjamin, Dwayne; Brandt, Loren; Giles, John2010/11
WPS5471Protecting child nutritional status in the aftermath of a financial crisis : evidence from IndonesiaGiles, John; Satriawan, Elan2010/11
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Political Economy and Service Delivery

WPS5829Four decades of health economics through a bibliometric lensWagstaff, Adam; Culyer, Anthony J.2011/10
WPS5733Civil society, public action and accountability in AfricaDevarajan, Shantayanan; Khemani, Stuti; Walton, Michael2011/07
WPS5707Intersubjective meaning and collective action in 'fragile' societies : theory, evidence and policy implicationsGauri, Varun; Woolcock, Michael; Desai, Deval2011/06
WPS5699Redressing grievances and complaints regarding basic service deliveryGauri, Varun2011/06
WPS5720The correlation between human capital and morality and its effect on economic performance : theory and evidenceBalan, David J.; Knack, Stephen2011/06
WPS5531Crossing the threshold : an analysis of IBRD graduation policyHeckelman, Jac C.; Knack, Stephen; Rogers, F. Halsey2011/01
WPS5510Can China's rural elderly count on support from adult children ? implications of rural-to-urban migrationGiles, John; Wang, Dewen; Zhao, Changbao2010/12
WPS5483Did higher inequality impede growth in rural China ?Benjamin, Dwayne; Brandt, Loren; Giles, John2010/11
WPS5471Protecting child nutritional status in the aftermath of a financial crisis : evidence from IndonesiaGiles, John; Satriawan, Elan2010/11
WPS5439The impact of the global financial crisis on off-farm employment and earnings in rural ChinaHuang, Jikun; Zhi, Huayong; Huang, Zhurong; Rozelle, Scott; Giles, John2010/10
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Absenteeism of Teachers and Health Workers

WPS3065Ghost doctors - absenteeism in Bangladeshi health facilitiesChaudhury, Nazmul; Hammer, Jeffrey S.2003/05

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