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Bangladesh - Handbook on Impact Evaluation: Quantitative Methods and Practices - Exercises 2009

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This exercise dataset was created for researchers interested in learning how to use the models described in the "Handbook on Impact Evaluation: Quantitative Methods and Practices" by S. Khandker, G. Koolwal and H. Samad, World Bank, October 2009 (permanent URL http://go.worldbank.org/FE8098BI60). Public programs are designed to reach certain goals and beneficiaries. Methods to understand whether such programs actually work, as well as the level and nature of impacts on intended beneficiaries, are main themes of this book. Has the Grameen...

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Bangladesh - Citizen's Experiences of the Legal System 2009

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The survey focuses upon citizens' experiences of civil wrongs and criminal offences and their use of formal and informal dispute resolution mechanisms to obtain redress. BACKGROUND The World Bank began its engagement on legal and judicial reform in Bangladesh with the Legal and Judicial Capacity Building Project (the project commenced in 2001 and has been extended until December 2008), a Government strategy supporting the reform agenda in this package was adopted in 2000. The project was a product of its time, and focused on a series of technocratic reforms to the civil justice system (...

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Bangladesh - Improving Indoor Air Quality for Poor Families: Controlled Experiments 2005-2006

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Indoor air pollution (IAP) is dangerously high for many poor families in Bangladesh. Concentrations of 300 ug/m3 for respirable airborne particulates (PM10) or greater are common in Bangladeshi households, implying widespread exposure to a serious health hazard. To promote a better understanding of IAP, in 2003, the World Bank’s research department has investigated the IAP in Bangladesh using the latest air monitoring technology and a national household survey (IAP Research, Phase I). The analysis of determinants of IAP verifies the IAP reducing potential of clean fuels (kerosene, natural...

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Bangladesh - Integrated Pest Management 2003

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The research of Integrated Pest Management in Bangladesh was carried out by the World Bank in the summer of 2003. Structured questionnaires were used to collect information on conventional and IPM farming techniques, pesticide use and practices, applicator precautions and damage-averting behavior, health effects and environmental impacts. The survey was designed and supervised by the World Bank team, and conducted by the Development Policy Group in Bangladesh. To minimize reporting bias, the survey was conducted under the agreement that the team would not reveal the identity of the farmers...

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Bangladesh - Pesticide Use 2003

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The research carried out by the World Bank in the summer of In 2003 used structured questionnaires to collect information on pesticide use and practices, risk perceptions, knowledge, precautions and damage averting behavior, and health effects from 1,078 farmers (175 owners, 132 applicators & 771 owner+applicator), randomly selected. The survey was designed and supervised by the World Bank team, and conducted by the Development Policy Group in Bangladesh. The survey, by design, focused on major pesticide intensive crops such as Boro (winter rice), potato, bean, eggplant, cabbage,...

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Bangladesh - Pesticide Traders 2003

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Background: Bangladesh does not produce any active ingredients, it only imports and formulates. The marketing channel of pesticides in Bangladesh consists of pesticide companies, distributors, wholesalers, wholesaler-cum-retailers, retailers and farmers (Sabur and Moila, 2000). At the top, there exist approximately 66 officially registered companies, with 6 of these being multinational in nature. Distributors buy almost all of their products from pesticide companies. However, the pesticide companies also directly sell to wholesalers. Distributors, in turn, sell their products to the...

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Bangladesh - Long-Term Impact of Microcredit Impacts 1998-1999

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The Long-Term Impact of Microcredit Impacts 1998 is a follow up survey conducted by Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and the World Bank. The survey was first carried out in 1991-1992 and the survey's main focus was to provide data for an analysis of three major credit programs (Grameen Bank, Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, and the Rural Development-12 program of the Bangladesh Rural Development Board). The survey covered both villages from each of the programs under study as well as villages where no lending took place. The 1991-1992 survey included 1,798...

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Bangladesh - Long-Term Impact of Microcredit Impacts 1991-1992

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The Long-Term Impact of Microcredit Impacts was conducted in 1991-1992 by Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and the World Bank. The survey's main focus was to provide data for an analysis of three major credit programs (Grameen Bank, Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, and the Rural Development-12 program of the Bangladesh Rural Development Board). The survey covered both villages from each of the programs under study as well as villages where no lending took place. The survey included 1,798 households randomly drawn from 87 villages of 29 thanas in rural Bangladesh....

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Tanzania - National Panel Survey 2008-2009

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The NPS is nationally-representative household survey which provides measures of poverty, agricultural yields, and other key development indicators. The NPS is an “integrated” household survey, in that it covers a broad range of topics in the same questionnaire – from education and health to crime, gender-based violence and a range of other sections – to allow analysis of the links between sectors and the determinants of development outcomes. The National Panel Survey (NPS) was designed to meet three principle objectives. The first, overarching goals was to monitor progress toward the...

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Tanzania - Kagera Health and Development Survey 2004 (Wave 5 Panel)

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The Kagera Health and Development Survey 2004 (KHDS 2004) took place in 2004 as a fifth round following on the four rounds of the baseline Kagera Health and Development Survey 1991-1994 (KHDS 91-94). The KHDS 2004 was designed to provide data to understand economic mobility and changes in living standards of the sample of individuals interviewed 10-13 years ago. The KHDS 2004 attempted to reinterview all respondents ever interviewed in the KHDS 91-94. This entailed attempting to track these individuals, even if they had moved out of the village, region or country.

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Tanzania - Human Resource Development Survey 1993

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The objectives of the survey were to provide information regarding the following: a. Household use of, and expenditure patterns for, social services; b. Reasons for low levels of household investment in education and health services for children; c. The distribution of the benefits of public spending for social services and how to improve targeting; d. Households' evaluation of the social services available to them; e. The potential for demand-side interventions to increase human capital investment directly (especially for girls and the poor); and f. The feasibility of repeated national...

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Tanzania - Kagera Health and Development Survey 1991-1994 (Wave 1 to 4 Panel)

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The Kagera Health and Development Survey was conducted for the research project on “The Economic Impact of Fatal Adult Illness due to AIDS and Other Causes”, Mead Over (Principal Investigator, World Bank), Martha Ainsworth (Co-investigator, World Bank), and Godlike Koda, George Lwihula, Phare Mujinja, and Innocent Semali (Co-investigators, University of Dar es Salaam). The primary objective of the Kagera Health and Development Survey (KHDS) was to estimate the economic impact of the death of prime-age adults on surviving household members. This impact was primarily measured as the...

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Albania - Living Standards Measurement Survey 2005

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Over the past decade, Albania has been seeking to develop the framework for a market economy and more open society. It has faced severe internal and external challenges in the interim – extremely low income levels and a lack of basic infrastructure, the rapid collapse of output and inflation rise after the shift in regime in 1991, the turmoil during the 1997 pyramid crisis, and the social and economic shocks accompanying the 1999 Kosovo crisis. In the face of these challenges, Albania has made notable progress in creating conditions conducive to growth and poverty reduction. In the process...

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Albania - Living Standards Measurement Survey 2004 (Wave 3 Panel)

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Over the past decade, Albania has been undergoing a transition toward a market economy and a more open society. It has faced severe internal and external challenges, such as lack of basic infrastructure, rapid collapse of output and inflation rise after the collapse of the communist regime, turmoil during the 1997 pyramid crisis, and social and economic instability because of the 1999 Kosovo crisis. Despite these shocks, Albanian economy has recovered from a very low income level through a sustained growth during the past few years, even though it remains one of the poorest countries in...

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Albania - Living Standards Measurement Survey 2002 (Wave 1 Panel)

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Over the past decade, Albania has been seeking to develop the framework for a market economy and more open society. It has faced severe internal and external challenges in the interim – extremely low income levels and a lack of basic infrastructure, the rapid collapse of output and inflation rise after the shift in regime in 1991, the turmoil during the 1997 pyramid crisis, and the social and economic shocks accompanying the 1999 Kosovo crisis. In the face of these challenges, Albania has made notable progress in creating conditions conducive to growth and poverty reduction. A poverty...

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Bhutan - Employee Survey 2009

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The survey of Bhutan manufacturing and services sectors workers was conducted from April 15 to June 4, 2009, at the same time with 2009 Bhutan Indicator Survey. The research aimed to capture employees' perspectives on work environment and their satisfaction with work conditions. 486 full-time employees in 61 firms were interviewed. Employee Survey topics include workers' demographic characteristics, their job titles, hours, pay, work experience, on-site training, paid leave, compensation when a contract is terminated and work commuting issues. The study also focuses on membership in...

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