How the war in Ukraine is reshaping world trade and investment
The war in Ukraine is causing worldwide disruptions to trade and investment, affecting auto makers in Europe, hoteliers in Georgia and the Maldives, as well as impacting consumers of food and fuel globally . Although the world’s poor—who spend a large part of their incomes on life’s necessities—are the most vulnerable, no country ...
Three Opportunities and Three Risks of the Belt and Road Initiative
As a way to stimulate an informed debate, we outline three opportunities and three risks associated with the initiative. Opportunities. Tremendous size and scope. BRI economies account for one-third of global GDP and trade, and close to two-thirds of world population. For some BRI countries, poverty ratios, the percentage of the population ...
Overcoming barriers to women’s work in the Philippines - World Bank Blogs
At just 49%, the Philippines’ female labor force participation in 2019 was one of the lowest in the EAP region (regional average rate is 59%). In contrast, 76% of Filipino men were in the labor force, creating a massive gender gap. Progress towards closing the gap has been minimal and female labor force participation has remained roughly the ...
10 journals for publishing a short economics paper - World Bank Blogs
Schady and Rosero had a paper on cash transfers there in 2008 that has 122 citations. Hanushek and Woessman had an education paper there in 2011 that has 38 citations.These non-representative examples are intended to demonstrate only that there is a right tail, so if you have a paper that is of interest to the broader research community, it can still get cited if it’s in Economics Letters.
Using mobile phones in data collection: Opportunities, issues and ...
Speed: Collecting data through the use of a mobile phone can greatly speed up the data collection process.Where network availability allows for near-instantaneous transmission of data to a central coordinating group, the reduced amount of time that elapses between local data collection and delivery can save weeks or even months of time in the overall data collection process.
3 Innovative Ways to Manage Rural Water Supply - World Bank Blogs
With 70% of the world's extreme poor living in rural areas, and improved water access still lacking for close to 768 million people around the world, investing in safe and sustainable drinking water for rural populations is important to our goal of eradicating extreme poverty within our generation. When compared to urban water supply, rural areas present a different set of challenges:
An overview of multiple hypothesis testing commands in Stata
We run the following treatment regressions for outcome j at time t: Y (j,t) = a + b1*treat1+b2*treat2+b3*treat3+b4*treat4 + c1*y (j,0) + d’X + e (j,t) With 5 outcomes and 4 treatments, we have 20 hypothesis tests and thus 20 p-values. Here’s an example from a recent experiment of mine (where the outcomes are firm survival, and four types of ...
The problem with rural transport is that it is rural, the solution is ...
A major constraint with developing and maintaining rural roads is the fact that they are, unfortunately, rural. The areas where they are needed are often difficult to access, logistics become complicated, local contracting capability is limited, engineers are few and far between, and younger engineers especially, are not keen to leave the urban ...
What is non-revenue water? How can we reduce it for better water service?
The need to manage NRW better and protect precious water resources has become increasingly important. Non-revenue water (NRW) management allows utilities to expand and improve service , enhance financial performance, make cities more attractive, increase climate resilience and reduce energy consumption. In a water constrained environment, NRW ...
Global poverty in the 2020s is on a new, worse course
In addition to the ongoing pandemic, many things have happened since the world shut down in 2020. Two global events that are still developing and have potentially negative implications for poverty are widespread inflationary pressures and the war in Ukraine. To account for this increased uncertainty, we also present a downside scenario for 2022.