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

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