Almost a decade after the rise in land demand triggered by the 2007/08 commodity price boom, most potential target countries still lack access to relevant information on a routine basis.
Using National Statistics to Increase Transparency of Large Land Acquisition: Evidence from Ethiopia
Great Expectations: A Framework for Assessing and Understanding Key Factors Affecting Student Learning of Foundational Reading Skills
This article addresses the evolution of the underlying theories of change in global education reform efforts between 1990 and 2015, informed by the shift in focus from access to quality and learning.
Promoting Children's Learning and Development in Conflict-Affected Countries: Testing Change Process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
This study tests a theory of change derived from the fields of developmental psychopathology and social ecology about how a school-based universal socioemotional learning program, the International Rescue Committee's Learning to Read in a Healing Classroom (LRHC), impacts children's learning and development.
The Return Motivations of Legal Permanent Migrants: Evidence from Exchange Rate Shocks and Immigrants in Australia
Why do legal permanent migrants return to their home countries? This paper uses exogenous exchange rate shocks arising from the 1997 Asian financial crisis to distinguish between theories of what motivates Australian immigrants to return to their home country.
The Access to Agricultural Finance Credit Program in Moldova: Findings from an End-of-Compact Analysis
This report describes the findings from an end-of-compact analysis of the Access to Agricultural Finance Credit Program in Moldova.
Do Employers Value Return Migrants? An Experiment on the Returns to Foreign Work Experience
What is the value of return migrants and the foreign experience they bring to domestic employers? This paper describes an experiment conducted in the Philippines, in which over 8,000 fictitious resumes were randomly assigned varying lengths of foreign work experience and were sent to online job ads.
The Skills Development Challenge in Latin America: Diagnosing the Problems and Identifying Public Policy Solutions
This paper describes key drivers of the skills development problem in Latin America and offers recommendations for leveraging policy tools to address the challenge.
Impacts After One Year of “Healing Classroom” on Children's Reading and Math Skills in DRC: Results from a Cluster Randomized Trial
This article examines the effects of one year of exposure to “Learning to Read in a Healing Classroom” (LRHC) on the reading and math skills of second- to fourth-grade children in the low-income and conflict-affected Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Climate and Health Co-Benefits in Low-Income Countries: A Case Study of Carbon Financed Water Filters in Kenya and a Call for Independent Monitoring (Journal Article)
This article summarizes reasons for mandating independent monitoring of greenhouse gas emission reduction projects.
Determinants of Quality of Family Planning Counseling Among Private Health Facilities in Lagos
Using mystery client surveys of 927 private health facilities in Lagos State in Nigeria, we determine what variables are associated with quality of family planning counseling. Key strong predictors include cadre of provider, location, fees charged for the service, facility type, among others.