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Deon Filmer

Lead Economist
DEON FILMER is a Lead Economist in the Research Group of the World Bank. He works on issues of youth employment and skills, service delivery and the study of policies and programs to improve human development outcomes, with research spanning the areas of education, health, social protection, and poverty and inequality. His publications include papers on the impact of demand-side programs on schooling outcomes; the roles of poverty, gender, orphanhood, and disability in explaining education inequalities; the determinants of effective service delivery and the evaluation of interventions aimed at improving it; the determinants of fertility behavior; and on trends in adult mortality around the world. He has recently co-authored books on Making Schools Work: New Evidence from Accountability Refoms and Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa, and was a core team member of the World Bank's World Development Reports in 1995 Workers in an Integrating World and 2004 Making Services Work for Poor People, and a contributor to the 2007 report on Development and the Next Generation. He holds a PhD and MA from Brown University and a BA from Tufts University.

The list below is of World Bank working papers and publications. You can also see (and in some cases download) other publications by this author.

World Bank Research Dataset

Toolkit for Informality Scenario Analysis
Lakner-Milanovic (2013) World Panel Income Distribution (LM-WPID)

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .What do teachers know and do ? does it matter ? evidence from primary schools in Africa
2 .Information, knowledge and behavior: evaluating alternative methods of delivering school information to parents
3 .Abr�g�
4 .Overview
5 .Full report
6 .Rapport complet
7 .Impact evaluation of three types of early childhood development interventions in Cambodia
8 .Incentivizing schooling for learning : evidence on the impact of alternative targeting approaches
9 .Trends and socioeconomic gradients in adult mortality around the developing world
10 .Making schools work : new evidence on accountability reforms
11 .The World Bank economic review 23 (3)
12 .Are there diminishing returns to transfer size in conditional cash transfers ?
13 .Own and sibling effects of conditional cash transfer programs : theory and evidence from Cambodia
14 .School enrollment, selection and test scores
15 .Orphanhood and the living arrangements of children in sub-saharan Africa
16 .Development, modernization, and son preference in fertility decisions
17 .Assessing asset indices
18 .The World Bank economic review 22 (1)
19 .Getting girls into school : evidence from a scholarship program in Cambodia
20 .Disability, poverty, and schooling in developing countries : results from 11 household surveys
21 .If you build it, will they come? School availability and school enrollment in 21 poor countries
22 .World Development Report 2004 : making services work for poor people
23 .World Development Report 2004 : making services work for poor people
24 .World Development Report 2004 : making services work for poor people
25 .World Development Report 2004 : making services work for poor people
26 .Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2004 : servicios para los pobres
27 .Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 2004 : des services pour les pauvres
28 .World Development Report 2004 : making services work for poor people
29 .Poverty, AIDS, and children's schooling - a targeting dilemma
30 .Fever and its treatment among the more and less poor in Sub-Saharan Africa
31 .The World Bank research observer 17 (1)
32 .Autonomy, participation, and learning in Argentine schools - findings and their implications for decentralization
33 .Does Indonesia have a "low-pay" civil service?
34 .The World Bank research observer 15 (2)
35 .The structure of social disparities in education : gender and wealth
36 .Estimating wealth effects without expenditure data - or tears : with an application to educational enrollments in states of India
37 .The effect of household wealth on educational attainment : demographic and health survey evidence
38 .Pay and grade differentials at the World Bank
39 .Gender disparity in South Asia : comparisons between and within countries
40 .Health policy in poor countries : weak links in the chain
41 .Child mortality and public spending on health : how much does money matter?
42 .What educational production functions really show : a positive theory of education spending
43 .Environmental degradation and the demand for children : searching for the vicious circle
44 .Educational attainments in developing countries : new estimates and projections disaggregated by gender
45 .Estimating the world at work

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