Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants
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Working PaperCOVID-19 in Central America: effects of firm resilience and policy responses on employment
With data from the World Bank Enterprise Survey, this paper examines how firm-level resilience capabilities interact with government support in the reduction of lay-offs among formal firms in Central America...Capabilities Resilience COVID-19
Working PaperRemote sensing of urban cyclone impact and resilience: Evidence from Idai
Cyclone Idai, the most devastating cyclone ever recorded in Southern Africa, caused havoc in large parts of central Mozambique, especially the port city of Beira, upon its landfall in March 2019...Remote sensing Natural disasters Urban
Working PaperFirms’ resilience to financial constraints: The role of trade credit
We study the role of trade credit in enhancing the resilience of financially constrained firms from 2010 to 2017...Financial constraints trade credit Employment
Journal ArticleEconomic Vulnerability and Resilience: Concepts and Measurements
Part of Journal Special Issue Vulnerability in DevelopmentEconomic development Index numbers (Economics) Government policy (Poor)
Working PaperEconomic Vulnerability and Resilience: Concepts and Measurements
In this paper, economic vulnerability is defined as the exposure of an economy to exogenous shocks, arising out of economic openness, while economic resilience is defined as the policy-induced ability of an economy to withstand or recover from the ef...Economic development Index numbers (Economics) Government policy (Poor)