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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 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 .From mines and wells to well-built minds : turning Sub-Saharan Africa's natural resource wealth into human capital
3 .From mines and wells to well-built minds : turning Sub-Saharan Africa's natural resource wealth into human capital
4 .What do teachers know and do ? does it matter ? evidence from primary schools in Africa
5 .What do teachers know and do ? does it matter ? evidence from primary schools in Africa
6 .What do teachers know and do ? does it matter ? evidence from primary schools in Africa
7 .Information, knowledge and behavior: evaluating alternative methods of delivering school information to parents
8 .Abr�g�
9 .Overview
10 .Full report
11 .Rapport complet
12 .Impact evaluation of three types of early childhood development interventions in Cambodia
13 .Incentivizing schooling for learning : evidence on the impact of alternative targeting approaches
14 .Trends and socioeconomic gradients in adult mortality around the developing world
15 .Making schools work : new evidence on accountability reforms
16 .The World Bank economic review 23 (3)
17 .Are there diminishing returns to transfer size in conditional cash transfers ?
18 .Own and sibling effects of conditional cash transfer programs : theory and evidence from Cambodia
19 .School enrollment, selection and test scores
20 .Orphanhood and the living arrangements of children in sub-saharan Africa
21 .Development, modernization, and son preference in fertility decisions
22 .Assessing asset indices
23 .The World Bank economic review 22 (1)
24 .Getting girls into school : evidence from a scholarship program in Cambodia
25 .Disability, poverty, and schooling in developing countries : results from 11 household surveys
26 .If you build it, will they come? School availability and school enrollment in 21 poor countries
27 .World Development Report 2004 : making services work for poor people
28 .World Development Report 2004 : making services work for poor people
29 .World Development Report 2004 : making services work for poor people
30 .World Development Report 2004 : making services work for poor people
31 .Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2004 : servicios para los pobres
32 .Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 2004 : des services pour les pauvres
33 .World Development Report 2004 : making services work for poor people
34 .Poverty, AIDS, and children's schooling - a targeting dilemma
35 .Fever and its treatment among the more and less poor in Sub-Saharan Africa
36 .The World Bank research observer 17 (1)
37 .Autonomy, participation, and learning in Argentine schools - findings and their implications for decentralization
38 .Does Indonesia have a "low-pay" civil service?
39 .The World Bank research observer 15 (2)
40 .The structure of social disparities in education : gender and wealth
41 .The effect of household wealth on educational attainment : demographic and health survey evidence
42 .Pay and grade differentials at the World Bank
43 .Gender disparity in South Asia : comparisons between and within countries
44 .Health policy in poor countries : weak links in the chain
45 .Child mortality and public spending on health : how much does money matter?
46 .What educational production functions really show : a positive theory of education spending
47 .Environmental degradation and the demand for children : searching for the vicious circle
48 .Educational attainments in developing countries : new estimates and projections disaggregated by gender
49 .Estimating the world at work




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