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New Research Points to the Future of Global Poverty Monitoring

July 2017: Progress in the fight against extreme poverty is prompting new thinking about poverty measures that can supplement the current extreme poverty line of $1.90/day.
Story | Video | Presentation | Research on Monitoring Global Poverty

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.
Story | Video | Presentation | Research on Financial Education

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.
Story | Video | Brief| Research on Governance

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.
Story | Report | Video | Presentation | Research on International Banking

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.
Story | Video | Presentation | Research on Urbanization

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: 2018-01-10

New Policy Research Working Papers

8308Structural reforms and firms' productivity : evidence from developing countries2018/01
8307Female migration in Lesotho : determinants and opportunities2018/01
8306Marital shocks and women's welfare in Africa2018/01
8305Impact of phone reminders on survey response rates : evidence from a web-based survey in an international organization2018/01
8304Simulating pension income scenarios with penCalc : an illustration for India's national pension system2018/01


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