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अच्छी नौकरियों की खोज में सहायता : युगांडा में शोध से प्राप्त साक्ष्य

ऐसी नीतियाँ बनाने के लिए जो श्रम-बाज़ार में प्रवेश करने वाले युवाओं को अच्छी नौकरियों की ओर ले जाएं, नौकरी खोज प्रक्रियाओं को समझना महत्वपूर्ण है। यह समझना भी महत्वपूर्ण है कि इनका लाभकारी रोज़गार खोजन...

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Aiding the search for good jobs: Evidence from Uganda

To design policies that lead young labour-market entrants to good jobs, it is important to understand job search processes and what affects the ability to find gainful employment. Based on an experime...

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Should civil servants be allowed to serve in their home areas?

Bureaucrats form an essential part of State capacity. Should they be allowed to serve in their home areas? This article finds that Indian Administrative Service officers assigned to their home states ...

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Let Them Buy Light: The Welfare Benefits of Electricity for Rural Households and Enterprises

This project measured the welfare effects of increased access to electricity for rural households and micro-enterprises by letting them buy light. The research design experimentally offers off-grid, s...

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Lighting Up Bihar: Electrification to Sustain Economic Growth

This project looks at incentivising consumers to pay for the electricity consumed by the area in Bihar. The intervention specifically links the duration of supply to the payment performance of a group...

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Creating entrepreneurs: A big new idea in development

Can the world’s poorest people become entrepreneurs? This column outlines results from an evaluation of the Ultra Poor programme in Bangladesh, a scheme that the NGO behind it claims is a staggering...

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