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David K. Evans

Not to be confused with: David A. Evans, David S. Evans

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First Name:David
Middle Name:K.
Last Name:Evans
RePEc Short-ID:pev50
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Center for Global Development (CGD)

Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
RePEc:edi:cgdevus (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Attanasio, Orazio & de Barros, Ricardo Paes & Carneiro, Pedro & Evans, David K. & Lima, Lycia & Olinto, Pedro & Schady, Norbert, 2022. "Public Childcare, Labor Market Outcomes of Caregivers, and Child Development: Experimental Evidence from Brazil," IZA Discussion Papers 15705, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  2. Collin,Matthew Edward & Di Maro,Vincenzo & Evans,David K. & Manang,Frederik, 2022. "Property Tax Compliance in Tanzania : Can Nudges Help ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 10148, The World Bank.
  3. Di Maro,Vincenzo & Evans,David K. & Khemani,Stuti & De Gouvea Scot De Arruda,Thiago, 2021. "Building State Capacity : What Is the Impact of Development Projects ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 9875, The World Bank.
  4. David K. Evans, 2021. "Education Technology for Effective Teachers," World Bank Publications - Reports 35079, The World Bank Group.
  5. Noam Angrist & Peter Bergman & David K. Evans & Susannah Hares & Matthew C. H. Jukes & Thato Letsomo, 2020. "Practical Lessons for Phone-Based Assessments of Learning," Working Papers 534, Center for Global Development, revised 10 Jul 2020.
  6. David K. Evans & Maryam Akmal & Pamela Jakiela, 2020. "Gender Gaps in Education: The Long View," Working Papers 523, Center for Global Development.
  7. Andre Loureiro & Louisee Cruz & Ildo Lautharte & David K. Evans, 2020. "The State of Ceara in Brazil is a Role Model for Reducing Learning Poverty," World Bank Publications - Reports 34156, The World Bank Group.
  8. Angrist,Noam & Evans,David & Filmer,Deon P. & Glennerster,Rachel & Rogers,F. Halsey & Sabarwal,Shwetlena, 2020. "How to Improve Education Outcomes Most Efficiently ? A Comparison of 150 Interventions Using theNew Learning-Adjusted Years of Schooling Metric," Policy Research Working Paper Series 9450, The World Bank.
  9. David K. Evans & Fei Yuan & Deon Filmer, 2020. "Are Teachers in Africa Poorly Paid? Evidence from 15 Countries," Working Papers 538, Center for Global Development.
  10. Di Giorgio,Laura & Evans,David & Lindelow,Magnus & Nguyen,Son Nam & Svensson,Jakob & Wane,Waly & Tarneberg,Anna Welander, 2020. "An Analysis of Clinical Knowledge, Absenteeism, and Availability of Resources for Maternal andChild Health : A Cross-Sectional Quality of Care Study in 10 African Countries," Policy Research Working Paper Series 9440, The World Bank.
  11. Anna Popova & David K. Evans & Mary E. Breeding & Violeta Arancibia, 2019. "Teacher Professional Development around the World: The Gap between Evidence and Practice," Working Papers 517, Center for Global Development.
  12. Evans,David & Yuan,Fei, 2019. "Equivalent Years of Schooling : A Metric to Communicate Learning Gains in Concrete Terms," Policy Research Working Paper Series 8752, The World Bank.
  13. David Evans & Fei Yuan, 2019. "What We Learn about Girls' Education from Interventions that Do Not Focus on Girls," Working Papers 513, Center for Global Development.
  14. Evans,David & Holtemeyer,Brian & Kosec,Katrina L., 2018. "Cash transfers increase trust in local government," Policy Research Working Paper Series 8333, The World Bank.
  15. Evans,David & Ngatia,Irene Muthoni, 2018. "School costs, short-run participation, and long-run outcomes : evidence from Kenya," Policy Research Working Paper Series 8421, The World Bank.
  16. Felipe A. Dunsch & David K. Evans & Ezinne Eze-Ajoku & Mario Macis, 2017. "Management, Supervision, and Health Care: A Field Experiment," NBER Working Papers 23749, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  17. Popova,Anna & Evans,David & Arancibia,Violeta, 2016. "Training teachers on the job : what works and how to measure it," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7834, The World Bank.
  18. Evans,David & Holtemeyer,Brian & Kosec,Katrina L., 2016. "Cash transfers and health : evidence from Tanzania," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7882, The World Bank.
  19. Alfaro,Pablo & Evans,David & Holland,Peter Anthony, 2015. "Extending the school day in Latin America and the Caribbean," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7309, The World Bank.
  20. Blimpo,Moussa P. & Evans,David & Lahire,Nathalie, 2015. "Parental human capital and effective school management : evidence from The Gambia," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7238, The World Bank.
  21. Evans, David K. & Popova, Anna, 2015. "Orphans and Ebola : estimating the secondary impact of a public health crisis," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7196, The World Bank.
  22. David K. Evans & Anna Popova, 2015. "Cash Transfers and Temptation Goods," Working Papers id:6420, eSocialSciences.
  23. Evans,David-000213993 & Popova,Anna, 2015. "What really works to improve learning in developing countries ? an analysis of divergent findings in systematic reviews," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7203, The World Bank.
  24. Evans,David & Goldstein,Markus P. & Popova,Anna, 2015. "The next wave of deaths from Ebola ? the impact of health care worker mortality," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7344, The World Bank.
  25. Sabarwal, Shwetlena & Evans, David K. & Marshak, Anastasia, 2014. "The permanent input hypothesis : the case of textbooks and (no) student learning in Sierra Leone," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7021, The World Bank.
  26. Evans, David K. & Popova, Anna, 2014. "Cash transfers and temptation goods : a review of global evidence," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6886, The World Bank.
  27. Evans, David K. & Popova, Anna, 2014. "Cost-effectiveness measurement in development : accounting for local costs and noisy impacts," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7027, The World Bank.
  28. David K. Evans & Arkadipta Ghosh, 2008. "Prioritizing Educational Investments in Children in the Developing World," Working Papers WR-587, RAND Corporation.
  29. Evans, David & Miguel, Edward A., 2005. "Orphans and Schooling in Africa: A Longitudinal Analysis," Center for International and Development Economics Research, Working Paper Series qt14w3s2fh, Center for International and Development Economics Research, Institute for Business and Economic Research, UC Berkeley.


  1. Evans, David K. & Yuan, Fei & Filmer, Deon, 2022. "Teacher pay in Africa: Evidence from 15 countries," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 155(C).
  2. Cattaneo, Andrea & Adukia, Anjali & Brown, David L. & Christiaensen, Luc & Evans, David K. & Haakenstad, Annie & McMenomy, Theresa & Partridge, Mark & Vaz, Sara & Weiss, Daniel J., 2022. "Economic and social development along the urban–rural continuum: New opportunities to inform policy," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 157(C).
  3. Anna Popova & David K Evans & Mary E Breeding & Violeta Arancibia, 2022. "Teacher Professional Development around the World: The Gap between Evidence and Practice [Training to Teach Science: Experimental Evidence from Argentina]," The World Bank Research Observer, World Bank Group, vol. 37(1), pages 107-136.
  4. Evans David K. & Akmal Maryam & Jakiela Pamela, 2021. "Gender gaps in education: The long view," IZA Journal of Development and Migration, Sciendo & Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), vol. 12(1), pages 1-27, January.
  5. David K. Evans, 2021. "Florent Bédécarrats, Isabelle Guérin, François Roubaud (Eds.) Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development: A Critical Perspective Oxford University Press, 2020, 448 p., $100.00," Population and Development Review, The Population Council, Inc., vol. 47(2), pages 551-554, June.
  6. Evans, David K. & Holtemeyer, Brian & Kosec, Katrina, 2019. "Cash transfers increase trust in local government," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 114(C), pages 138-155.
  7. David K Evans & Brian Holtemeyer & Katrina Kosec, 2019. "Cash Transfers and Health: Evidence from Tanzania," The World Bank Economic Review, World Bank Group, vol. 33(2), pages 394-412.
  8. David K. Evans & Anna Welander Tärneberg, 2018. "Health‐care quality and information failure: Evidence from Nigeria," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 27(3), pages 90-93, March.
  9. David K. Evans & Anna Popova, 2017. "Cash Transfers and Temptation Goods," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 65(2), pages 189-221.
  10. David K. Evans & Anna Popova, 2016. "What Really Works to Improve Learning in Developing Countries? An Analysis of Divergent Findings in Systematic Reviews," The World Bank Research Observer, World Bank Group, vol. 31(2), pages 242-270.
  11. Evans, David K. & Popova, Anna, 2016. "Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Development: Accounting for Local Costs and Noisy Impacts," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 77(C), pages 262-276.
  12. Moore Melinda & Trujillo Horacio R. & Stearns Brooke K. & Basurto-Davila Ricardo & Evans David K., 2009. "Learning from Exemplary Practices in International Disaster Management: A Fresh Avenue to Inform U.S. Policy?," Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, De Gruyter, vol. 6(1), pages 1-40, May.
  13. David Evans & Edward Miguel, 2007. "Orphans and schooling in africa: a longitudinal analysis," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 44(1), pages 35-57, February.


  1. Omar Arias & David K. Evans & Indhira Santos, 2019. "The Skills Balancing Act in Sub-Saharan Africa [Le développement des compétences en Afrique subsaharienne, un exercice d’équilibre]," World Bank Publications - Books, The World Bank Group, number 31723, October.
  2. David K. Evans & Stephanie Hausladen & Katrina Kosec & Natasha Reese, 2014. "Community-Based Conditional Cash Transfers in Tanzania : Results from a Randomized Trial," World Bank Publications - Books, The World Bank Group, number 17220, October.
  3. Barbara Bruns & David Evans & Javier Luque, 2012. "Achieving World-Class Education in Brazil : The Next Agenda," World Bank Publications - Books, The World Bank Group, number 2383, October.
  4. David K. Evans & Katrina Kosec, 2012. "Early Child Education : Making Programs Work for Brazil’s Most Important Generation," World Bank Publications - Books, The World Bank Group, number 13144, October.

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 25 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-EDU: Education (8) 2014-10-03 2015-03-05 2015-04-25 2015-06-27 2020-03-02 2020-03-09 2020-03-23 2022-11-21. Author is listed
  2. NEP-DEV: Development (7) 2014-06-02 2014-09-29 2014-10-03 2015-04-25 2019-07-29 2019-11-04 2020-08-31. Author is listed
  3. NEP-HEA: Health Economics (7) 2015-02-28 2015-07-18 2017-09-03 2017-09-10 2020-09-07 2022-11-21 2022-12-19. Author is listed
  4. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (6) 2014-09-29 2015-04-25 2015-06-27 2020-08-31 2022-10-31 2022-12-12. Author is listed
  5. NEP-EXP: Experimental Economics (4) 2014-10-03 2015-04-25 2017-09-03 2017-09-10
  6. NEP-LMA: Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages (4) 2019-11-04 2020-09-07 2022-12-12 2022-12-19
  7. NEP-HRM: Human Capital & Human Resource Management (3) 2015-04-25 2017-09-03 2017-09-10
  8. NEP-LAM: Central & South America (3) 2015-06-27 2022-12-12 2022-12-19
  9. NEP-AFR: Africa (2) 2020-09-07 2022-11-21
  10. NEP-DEM: Demographic Economics (1) 2022-12-12
  11. NEP-GEN: Gender (1) 2020-03-09
  12. NEP-GER: German Papers (1) 2014-09-29
  13. NEP-IUE: Informal & Underground Economics (1) 2022-10-31
  14. NEP-LAB: Labour Economics (1) 2020-03-09
  15. NEP-LTV: Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty (1) 2022-12-19
  16. NEP-MFD: Microfinance (1) 2015-03-05
  17. NEP-PBE: Public Economics (1) 2022-10-31
  18. NEP-PPM: Project, Program & Portfolio Management (1) 2022-11-07
  19. NEP-PUB: Public Finance (1) 2022-10-31


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