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Invisible and Excluded: The Fate of Widows and Divorcees in Africa

January 2018: Providing widows and divorcees a secure foothold in societies where they are particularly disadvantaged is central to the broader struggle for gender equality.
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Policy Research Talk on Financial Education

Redesigning Financial Education to Engage and Entertain Audiences Is Delivering Results

August 2017: Poor households will not achieve the full benefits of greater financial access without the tools to make good financial decisions.
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The Easy Part of Development Is Over (and the Easy Part Wasn't Actually That Easy)

September 2017: Recent successes at reducing extreme poverty mean countries must now tackle increasingly complex tasks to sustain their momentum. Building state capability will be the defining challenge for development in the decades to come.
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Sound Domestic Policies Are Key to Unlocking the Benefits of International Banking

January 2018: Countries open to international banking can attract the capital, expertise, and technologies needed to stimulate a vibrant private sector.
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Dancing with the Demons of Density: Urbanization in the 21st Century

October 2017: The growth of cities could be one of the greatest forces for ending poverty and creating opportunity in the 21st century. But if urbanization is poorly planned and managed cities can become crowded, disconnected, and costly.
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Researchers at the Bank

  • Eric Mvukiyehe is an Economist in the the Development Research Group, where he leads an impact evaluation program on Fragility, Conflict and Violence—a portfolio of 35 impact evaluations in over 25 countries. His research focuses on the political economy of post-conflict reconstruction, labor markets, civil service reforms, and female empowerment.

The Management Team

  • The Development Research Group is managed by the Research Director, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, and seven Research Managers

Last updated: 2018-01-19

New Policy Research Working Papers

8315Financial sector strategies and financial sector outcomes : do the strategies perform?2018/01
8314Global data set on education quality (1965-2015)2018/01
8313The impact of social mobilization on health service delivery and health outcomes : evidence from rural Pakistan2018/01
8312Lessons from reforming financial management information systems : a review of the evidence2018/01
8311The changing way governments talk about poverty and inequality : evidence from two centuries of Latin American presidential speeches2018/01


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