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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)
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World Bank working papers and publications

1 .From mines and wells to well-built minds : turning Sub-Saharan Africa's natural resource wealth into human capital
2 .What do teachers know and do ? does it matter ? evidence from primary schools in Africa
3 .Information, knowledge and behavior: evaluating alternative methods of delivering school information to parents
4 .Abr�g�
5 .Overview
6 .Full report
7 .Rapport complet
8 .Impact evaluation of three types of early childhood development interventions in Cambodia
9 .Incentivizing schooling for learning : evidence on the impact of alternative targeting approaches
10 .Trends and socioeconomic gradients in adult mortality around the developing world
11 .Making schools work : new evidence on accountability reforms
12 .The World Bank economic review 23 (3)
13 .Are there diminishing returns to transfer size in conditional cash transfers ?
14 .Own and sibling effects of conditional cash transfer programs : theory and evidence from Cambodia
15 .School enrollment, selection and test scores
16 .Orphanhood and the living arrangements of children in sub-saharan Africa
17 .Development, modernization, and son preference in fertility decisions
18 .Assessing asset indices
19 .The World Bank economic review 22 (1)
20 .Getting girls into school : evidence from a scholarship program in Cambodia
21 .Disability, poverty, and schooling in developing countries : results from 11 household surveys
22 .If you build it, will they come? School availability and school enrollment in 21 poor countries
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 .World Development Report 2004 : making services work for poor people
27 .Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2004 : servicios para los pobres
28 .Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 2004 : des services pour les pauvres
29 .World Development Report 2004 : making services work for poor people
30 .Poverty, AIDS, and children's schooling - a targeting dilemma
31 .Fever and its treatment among the more and less poor in Sub-Saharan Africa
32 .The World Bank research observer 17 (1)
33 .Autonomy, participation, and learning in Argentine schools - findings and their implications for decentralization
34 .Does Indonesia have a "low-pay" civil service?
35 .The World Bank research observer 15 (2)
36 .The structure of social disparities in education : gender and wealth
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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