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  • Publication - Project Report

    Ask a local: Improving the public pricing of land titles in urban Tanzania

    Information on willingness-to-pay is key for public pricing and allocation of services but not easily collected. Studying land titles in Dar-es-Salaam, we ask whether local leaders know and will reveal plot owners' willingness-to-pay. We randomly assign leaders to predict under different settings then elicit owners' actual willingness-to-pay. Demand is substantial, but...

    4 May 2022 | Martina Manara, Tanner Regan

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    Increasing vaccine access and uptake in Lahore

    Lahore has been the main urban centre driving the COVID-19 case count in Punjab, Pakistan. Less than 40% of its population has received the first dose and it is in this context that Lahore District Administration has requested assistance in planning and delivering an efficient data-driven vaccination drive. This project has two aims: To develop a community and/or...

    28 Feb 2022 | Maha Rehman, Jason Abaluck, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

  • Publication - Project Report

    Forced displacement and human capital: Evidence from separated siblings

    We examine the impact of conflict-driven displacement on human capital looking at the Mozambican civil war (1977 - 1992), during which more than four million civilians fled to the countryside, to cities, and to refugee camps and settlements in neighboring countries. First, we present descriptive patterns linking education and sectoral employment to the various...

    21 Jan 2022 | Giorgio Chiovelli, Stelios Michalopoulos, Elias Papaioannou, Sandra Sequeira

  • Publication - Project Report

    Food security during pandemic times: Insights and perspectives from rural Bihar

    24 Nov 2021 | Sunil Kumar Mishra, Swati Dutta, Aditi Madan

  • Project

    Value chain development and public expenditure priorities in Rwanda’s agri-food system

    The project will assess the potential social and economic impacts and trade-offs between and among different value chains and related public expenditures in Rwanda’s agri-food system. Using a forward-looking economy-wide model specifically adapted to Rwanda, the project will identify value chains that are most effective at fostering social and economic development along...

    16 Nov 2021 | James Thurlow, David Spielman

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Subnational income, convergence, and the COVID-19 pandemic

    This brief investigates the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on gross national income in Pakistan and its districts. To address the lack of available data, we developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict economy activity in real time by leveraging administrative, night-light, and other real-time data. Urban districts in Pakistan drove the slow-down in...

    8 Nov 2021 | Ali Choudhary, Ijlal Haqqani, Federico Lenzi, Nicola Limodio

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Exchange rate reform in Sudan (Arabic)

    29 Oct 2021 | Sarah Logan

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Fiscal federalism in Sudan (Arabic)

    Arabic version of the 'Fiscal federalism in Sudan' working paper.

    29 Oct 2021 | Sarah Logan, Arlette Nyembo, Barrett Owen, Moussa Saab, Camilla Sacchetto

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Fiscal federalism in Sudan

    Since independence, there have been numerous decentralisation efforts – many of these have not been fully implemented, in part due to central resistance.

    29 Oct 2021 | Sarah Logan, Arlette Nyembo, Barrett Owen, Moussa Saab, Camilla Sacchetto

  • Publication - Project Report

    Subnational income, convergence, and the COVID-19 pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic severely affected the growth and subnational distribution of income in low-income countries. To understand these effects, we produce monthly aggregates on gross national income (GNI) for 147 Pakistani districts through real-time data and machine learning between 2012 and 2021. Three findings emerge from our analysis. First, urban districts...

    25 Oct 2021 | Ali Choudhary, Ijlal Haqqani, Federico Lenzi, Nicola Limodio