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Does SDR Recycling Impair Reserve Management?
November 14, 2023
Improving School Management of Violence in Peru
November 22, 2023
Commitment to Development Index 2017
September 05, 2017
The Commitment to Development Index ranks 27 of the world's richest countries on policies that affect more than five billion people living in poorer nations. Because development is about more than foreign aid, the Index covers seven distinct policy areas: Aid, Finance, Technology, Environment, Trade...
Can a Public-Private Partnership Improve Liberia’s Schools?
August 24, 2017
After one year, public schools managed by private operators raised student learning by 60 percent compared to standard public schools. But costs were high, performance varied across operators, and contracts authorized the largest operator to push excess pupils and under-performing teachers into othe...
Measuring Rents from Public Employment: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Kenya - Working Paper 457
June 13, 2017
Public employees in many developing economies earn much higher wages than similar private-sector workers. These wage premia may reflect an efficient return to effort or unobserved skills, or an inefficient rent causing labor misallocation. To distinguish these explanations, we exploit the Kenyan gov...
Girls’ Schooling and Women’s Literacy: Schooling Targets Alone Won’t Reach Learning Goals
February 27, 2017
Commitment to Development Index 2016
January 05, 2017
The Commitment to Development Index ranks 27 of the richest countries on their dedication to policies that benefit poorer nations. Finland takes first in 2016. The UK moves down three places to 9th while the United States moves up one to 20th. Switzerland takes last of 27.