World Bank Research Digest

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The World Bank Research Digest is a quarterly publication\r + disseminating findings of World Bank research.\r + The views and interpretations in the articles are those\r + of the authors and do not necessarily represent the\r + views of the World Bank, its Executive Directors, or the\r + countries they represent. \r + The Research Digest is financed by the Bank’s\r + Research Committee and managed by DECRS, the\r + research support unit of the Development Economics\r + Senior Vice Presidency (DEC).

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    World Bank Research Digest, Vol. 14(1)
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2019-10-09) World Bank
    This issue focuses on Global Migration and features the following articles: Migration is Key for Reducing Poverty and Sustaining Economic Growth; How Labor Markets Fit Into the Global Migration Debate; How Big is the Payoff From Migration? Evidence from a Lottery; Reducing Barriers to Migration Boosts Welfare in China's Rural Villages; Exposure to Immigrant Classmates and Natives' Test Scores; Exposure to Immigrant Classmates and Natives' Test Scores; How Aging, Education, and Migration Affect Wages; Highly Skilled Migration: "Brain Drain" or "Brain Gain"? Aging, Trade, and Migration; Global Spillovers of National Migration Policies; and Getting a Better Sense of How Long Refugees Have Been in Exile; Creating a Migrant Rights Database.
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    World Bank Research Digest, Vol. 13(3)
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2019-04-17) World Bank
    This issue focuses on Urbanization and Infrastructure Development and features the following articles:Building Sustainable Cities and Efficient Infrastructure; Who Benefits from Investments in Bus Rapid Transit Systems? Evidence from Colombia; Beyond Faster Travel: Assessing the WiderEconomic Benefits of Transport Corridors; A Big Push or a Backwash? Economic Effects of Connecting a Hinterland; Highway Politics in Mexico; How Does the Shape of Latin American Cities AffectTheir Productivity? Getting to Jobs in Nairobi; Public Infrastructure and Structural Transformation; Buses, Houses, or Cash? Choices and Consequences in Reforming Public Transport Subsidies; Improving the Resilience of Peru’s Road Network to Climate Events; and The Vulnerability of Manufacturing Firms to Unreliable Water Infrastructure.
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    World Bank Research Digest, Vol. 13(2)
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2019-02-07) World Bank
    This issue focuses on Energy and features the following articles: Sustainable Energy Is Key to Achieving Global Development Goals; Charting the Diffusion of Power Sector Reforms across the Developing World; How Much Do Rural Households Benefit from Electrification? Evidence from Bangladesh; Forecasting Electricity Demand in Developing Countries: Is There a Better Way? Expanding Cross-Border Electricity Trade to Promote Hydropower in South Asia; The Nexus of Energy Supply and Human Health; Can Improved Biomass Stoves Be Cost-Effective in Mitigating Climate Change? Can Peer Pressure Encourage People to Adopt Energy-Saving Technologies? Solar Lanterns and Youth Academic Performance in Bangladesh; The Complexities of Integrating Renewable Energy into a Power System; and Interactions of Renewable Energy Standards with Carbon Emission Trading for Climate Change Mitigation.
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    World Bank Research Digest, Vol. 13(1)
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2018-09-26) World Bank
    This issue focuses on Health and Nutrition and features the following articles: The Critical Role of Health and Nutrition in Supporting Development; The Income Losses from Childhood Stunting—and the Returns to Nutrition Programs Aimed at Reducing It; Measuring Physical Activity to Investigate the Link between Health and Productivity; Bed Nets and Politics in Tanzania; Investigating the Joint Effects of Parenting and Nutrition on Child Development; How Do Targeted Cash Transfers Affect Nutrition among Nonbeneficiary Children? Cities, Slums, and Child Nutrition in Bangladesh; The Dynamics of Child Development in a Very Low-Income Country; Can Offering People Gifts Increase Their Use of Health Services? Looking into the Black Box of Performance-Based Financing; The Importance of Good Roads in Access to Health Care; and Recent World Bank Research Publications on Health and Nutrition.
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    World Bank Research Digest, Vol. 12(3)
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2018-05-22) World Bank
    This issue focuses on FCV Countries and Topics and features the following articles: Confronting the Development Challenges of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence; What Drives the Radicalization of Foreign Terrorist Recruits? The Cost of Fear; Leaving, Staying, or Coming Back? Migration Decisionsduring the Northern Mali Conflict; How Myanmar’s Reforms Are Playing Out in Rural Villages; Obstacles on the Road to Economic Growth in the West Bank; Can Public Works Help Postconflict Communities Escape Poverty? Can Mass Media Increase Women’s Political Participation after Civil War? Conflict and Poverty in Afghanistan’s Transition; Who Benefited from Burundi’s Demobilization Program? and U.S. Food Aid and Civil Conflict Revisited: A Methodological Caution .
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    World Bank Research Digest, Vol. 12(2)
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2018-02-28) World Bank
    This issue focuses on India and features the following articles: A Long History of World Bank Research Focusing on India; Looking Back on Two Decades of Poverty and Well-Being in India; For India's Rural Poor, Growing Towns Matter More Than Growing Cities; Weighing the Cost-Effectiveness of Strategies to Reduce Teacher Absence in India; Flies without Borders: Lessons from Chennai on Improving Municipal Public Health Services; Are Invisible Walls Inhibiting Internal Migration in India?Making It Easier to Apply for a Bank Account in India; Managing Food Price Volatility in India; Uncertainty and Inefficiency in South India's Groundwater Markets; Deliberative Inequality: A Text-as-Data Study of Village Assemblies in India; Cultural Impediments to Cooperating: A Studyof Low- and High-Caste Men in Rural India.
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    World Bank Research Digest, Vol. 12(1)
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2017-10-04) World Bank
    This issue includes the following headings: Realizing Education's Promise; Investing in School Readiness; Can Participation by Parents Improve School Quality? Does More Time in School ImproveLearning Outcomes for Students? How Does Partnering with the Government Affect Low-Cost Private Schools? Making Teachers Better: What We Know and How to Learn More; Improving Service Delivery for Better Education and Health Outcomes in Uganda; Building More Schools: The Effects onEquality of Opportunity in Education; Predicting School Dropouts in Guatemala and Honduras; Teachers’ Effectiveness in Pakistan and the Link to Wages; and Going Beyond Schooling to ImproveWorkforce Skills.
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    World Bank Research Digest, Vol. 11(3)
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2017-05-22) World Bank
    This issue includes the following headings: Are Active Labor Market Programs Effective in Developing Countries?; Are Automation and Trade Polarizing Developing Country Labor Markets, Too?; How Does Innovation Affect Employment in Developing Countries?; How Is the Internet Reshaping Work?; Big Data from Online Job Portals; The Motherhood Penalty and Female Employment in Urban India; How Some Female Entrepreneurs in Africa Enter Male-Dominated Sectors; Can Wage Subsidies Boost Employment in the Wake of an Economic Crisis?; Understanding the Effects of the World'sLargest Workfare Program; How Do Cities in Ethiopia Create Jobs?; What Is Behind the Decline in Wage Inequality in Latin America?; and Global Talent Flows.
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    World Bank Research Digest, Vol. 11(2)
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2017-02-13) World Bank
    This issue includes the following headings: Estimating International Poverty Lines; Global Inequality between 1988 and 2008 and the "Elephant Graph"; Challenges in Counting theWorld's Hungry; Incentive Effects of Antipoverty Programs; Importing High Food Pricesby Exporting; The Decision to Invest in Child Quality over Quantity; Supporting Parents to ImprovePreschool Outcomes; Can Conditional Cash Transfers Improve Child Nutrition?; Globalization, Comparative Advantage, and Fertility Decisions; Experimental Justice Reform; and the Recent World Bank Research Publications and Papers on Poverty and Inequality
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    World Bank Research Digest, Vol. 11(1)
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-08-30) World Bank
    This issue includes the following headings: Insights from World Bank Research on Trade and Globalization; What Drives Differences in Exporter Behavior across Countries? The Rising Domestic Content of Chinese Exports; The Quality Effects of Exporting to High-Income Countries; Labor Market Frictions and Trade Adjustment Costs in Developing Countries; How Product Standards AffectFirms' Export Decisions; How Services Reform Helped Revive Indian Manufacturing; Are the Benefits of Export Support Durable? Resource Rents and Local Development in Post-Apartheid South Africa; Are Politically Connected Firms More Likely to Evade Import Tariffs and Other Taxes? Trade Agreements under Threat; and Recent World Bank Research Publications and Papers on Trade and Globalization