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The Policy Research Working Paper Series disseminates findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. These are official working papers of the World Bank and are drawn from the World Bank's institutional archives. Each link opens a page with an abstract of the document and several download options.


The Latest Working Papers  

  • Are the Benefits of Export Support Durable?  Evidence from Tunisia
    by Olivier Cadot, Ana M. Fernandes, Julien Gourdon, Aaditya Mattoo
    December 2012

    This paper evaluates the effects of the FAMEX export promotion program in Tunisia on the performance of beneficiary firms.
    Working Paper 6295

  • Learning from the Experiments that Never Happened: Lessons from Trying to Conduct Randomized Evaluations of Matching Grant Programs in Africa
    by Francisco Campos, Aidan Coville, Ana M. Fernandes, Markus Goldstein, David McKenzie 
    December 2012

    This paper describes the three main proximate reasons for lack of implementation: continued project delays, politicians not willing to allow random assignment, and low program take-up; and then delves into the underlying causes of these occurring.
    Working Paper 6296

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