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Does SDR Recycling Impair Reserve Management?
November 14, 2023
Improving School Management of Violence in Peru
November 22, 2023
How Much Will Health Coverage Cost? Future Health Spending Scenarios in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico - Working Paper 382
October 16, 2014
As Latin American countries seek to expand the coverage and benefits provided by their health systems under a global drive for universal health coverage (UHC), decisions taken today – whether by government or individuals – will have an impact tomorrow on public spending requirements.&nbs...
The Political Economy of Bad Data: Evidence from African Survey & Administrative Statistics - Working Paper 373
July 14, 2014
Across multiple African countries, discrepancies between administrative data and independent household surveys suggest official statistics systematically exaggerate development progress. We provide evidence for two distinct explanations of these discrepancies.
Delivering on a Data Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa
June 24, 2014
Despite improvements in censuses and household surveys, the building blocks of national statistical systems in sub-Saharan Africa remain weak. Measurement of fundamentals such as births and deaths, growth and poverty, taxes and trade, land and the environment, and sickness, schooling, and safety is ...
Skill Development and Regional Mobility: Lessons from the Australia-Pacific Technical College - Working Paper 370
June 09, 2014
This paper was updated in March 2015. Developing countries invest in training skilled workers and can lose part of their investment if those workers emigrate.
The WHO Global Code of Practice: A Useful Guide for Recruiting Health Care Professionals? Lessons from Germany and Beyond
June 04, 2014
More and more countries are recruiting doctors and nurses overseas, unleashing global debates on the proper regulation health worker migration. The World Health Organization (WHO) has advanced a “Global Code of Practice” on health worker recruitment.
Data Set for "Understanding Latin America’s Financial Inclusion Gap - Working Paper 367"
May 27, 2014
This is the data set for Working Paper 367 which analyzes Latin America’s financial inclusion gap, the difference between the average financial inclusion for Latin America and the corresponding average for a set of comparator countries.
Understanding Latin America’s Financial Inclusion Gap - Working Paper 367
May 20, 2014
This paper analyzes Latin America’s Financial Inclusion Gap, the difference between the average financial inclusion for Latin America and the corresponding average for a set of comparator countries.