Impact Evaluation Research

The Impact Evaluation Working Paper Series represents all World Bank Policy Research Papers that make use of a rigorous causal identification strategy. The methodologies include experimental methods, such as randomized controlled trials (RCT), non- or quasi-experimental methods such as regression discontinuity designs, difference-in-differences, propensity score matching, as well as qualifying utilization of instrumental variables. It also includes review papers. 


Featured Research
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Cost-effective allocation of conditional cash transfers (CCT) requires identifying recipients with low opportunity costs who might change behavior.
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What determines the distribution of information acquired within the hierarchy of a public organization?
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The findings in this paper suggest that recurrent agricultural production shocks such as climate change, exacerbate failures in rural credit markets.
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The study finds that although transfer programs generally tend to reduce child labor, other policies risk increasing child labor, especially if they affect households' productive opportunities.

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