This brief provides insights on how learning losses caused by the closure of schools during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic can be recovered in Asia and the Pacific.
This study examines different forms of support for smallholders provided through farmers’ groups and cooperatives in Nepal. It finds that multidimensional support involving productive assets and training is especially effective.
This paper looks at investments in children's health and education among participants of the Philippine conditional cash transfer program. It suggests reforms to incentivize more balanced investments in all the children of each family.
This guide explains how to measure people's willingness to pay for goods and services, such as improved air quality, that are not traded in a market. It aims to help improve the assessment of potential investment projects.
This brief sets out how paid sick leave can play an important and cost-effective role in containing the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and protecting workers from loss of income due to sickness.
This brief models the effectiveness of closing face-to-face schooling to help contain COVID-19 in the Philippines. It finds much higher health and economic costs than benefits from untargeted closures, and recommends alternatives.
This paper uses cross-country panel data to examine the effects of interventions such as lockdowns, gathering bans, and testing and tracing on transmission of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
This publication reviews 91 impact evaluations of transport interventions in developing countries, summarizes findings on outcomes, identifies evidence gaps, and proposes ways forward.
This report aims to support impact evaluation in the energy sector by assessing what has been produced against what might be possible.