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Welfare Effects of Introducing Competition in the Telecom Sector in Djibouti (English)

Djibouti is very well placed, as a landing site of undersea fiber optic cables, to benefit from the digital economy. However, the prevalence of a single national telecom operator in the country has stifled service delivery and innovation in the telecom sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8850 MAY 07, 2019

Decoster,Xavier Stephane; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Mendiratta,Vibhuti; Santacroce,Marco Disclosed

Welfare Effects of Introducing Competition in the Telecom Sector in Djibouti (English)

Djibouti is very well placed, as a landing site of undersea fiber optic cables, to benefit from the digital economy. However, the prevalence of a single national telecom operator in the country has stifled service delivery and innovation in the telecom sector. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136702 MAY 07, 2019

Decoster,Xavier Stephane; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Mendiratta,Vibhuti; Santacroce,Marco Disclosed

Impact of Fiscal Policy on Inequality and Poverty in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)

This study assesses the redistributive impact of fiscal policy –– including expenditures and taxation –– in the Arab Republic of Egypt. Using a broadly applied methodology, a fiscal incidence analysis is conducted using survey and government data for fiscal year 2015. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8824 APR 18, 2019

Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Sinha,Nistha; Fayez,Rana Nayer Safwat; Jellema,Jon Robbert Disclosed

Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICR) Document - Djibouti Household Survey 2017 - P162743 (English)

Ratings of Household Survey 2017 Project for Djibouti were as follows: outcome was satisfactory, Bank performance was satisfactory, and monitoring and evaluation quality was substantial. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR00004810 APR 08, 2019

Lara Ibarra,Gabriel Disclosed

Impact of Fiscal Policy on Inequality and Poverty in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)

This study assesses the redistributive impact of fiscal policy – including expenditures and taxation – in the Arab Republic of Egypt. Using a broadly applied methodology, a fiscal incidence analysis is conducted using survey and government data for fiscal year 2015. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136315 APR 01, 2019

Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Sinha,Nistha; Fayez,Rana Nayer Safwat; Jellema,Jon Robbert Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Djibouti Household Survey 2017 - P162743 - Sequence No : 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR30635 DEC 07, 2017

Lara Ibarra,Gabriel Disclosed

Learning the impact of financial education when take-up is low (English)

This note shows how big data can help combine experimental with non-experimental approaches in impact evaluations when take-up is low. In this study, author have access to a large administrative data set (of 660 MB), which follows the monthly financial indicators of each client for up to 18 months prior to the intervention and 6 months after it. ... See More +

Brief 121894 DEC 01, 2017

Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Mckenzie,David J.; Ruiz Ortega,Claudia Disclosed

Learning the impact of financial education when take-up is low (English)

Financial education programs are increasingly offered by governments, nonprofits, and financial institutions. However, voluntary participation rates in such programs are often very low, posing a severe challenge for randomized experiments attempting to measure their impact. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8238 NOV 07, 2017

Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Mckenzie,David J.; Ruiz Ortega,Claudia Disclosed

Learning the impact of financial education when take-up is low (English)

Financial education programs are increasingly offered by governments, nonprofits, and financial institutions. However, voluntary participation rates in such programs are often very low, posing a severe challenge for randomized experiments attempting to measure their impact. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125572 NOV 01, 2017

Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Ruiz Ortega,Claudia; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Rental regulation and its consequences on measures of well-being in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)

The paper delves into the implications of a failure to account for rental regulation in the measurement of households' welfare, poverty, and inequality when using household surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8152 JUL 20, 2017

Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Mendiratta,Vibhuti; Vishwanath,Tara Disclosed

Rental regulation and its consequences on measures of well-being in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)

The paper delves into the implications of a failure to account for rental regulation in the measurement of households’ welfare, poverty, and inequality when using household surveys. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125563 JUL 01, 2017

Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Mendiratta,Vibhuti; Vishwanath,Tara Disclosed

Tunisia - Impact of the Libya crisis on the Tunisian economy (English)

This study assesses the main spillover effects of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy and estimates the crisis’ overall social welfare and fiscal impacts on Tunisia. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS16340 FEB 01, 2017

Sy,Abdoulaye; El Abassi,Marouane; Tsoungui Belinga,Vincent De Paul; Bchir, Mohamed Hedi; Zitouna, Habib; Djiofack,Calvin Zebaze; Antonio,Jose; Cuesta Leiva,Jose Antonio; Fruttero,Anna; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Mouley,Sami; Ayadi,Lotfi; Fourati,Habib; Ouelhazi,Zied; Hedi, Saidi; Hrizi, Lotfi; Hassen,Majdi; Salim,Muna Abeid; Saadi Refai,Besma; Chelaifa,Leila; Irhiam,Hend Disclosed

Uneven odds, unequal outcomes : inequality of opportunity in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Perceptions of eroding living standards and low life satisfaction are widespread in the Middle East and North Africa region today, along with pessimism about prospects for economic mobility. ... See More +

Publication 106773 JUN 28, 2016

Krishnan,Nandini; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Narayan,Ambar; Tiwari,Sailesh; Vishwanath,Tara Disclosed

Tunisia - Poverty assessment (English)

Tunisia emerges today the only success story of the Arab Spring revolution that swept the Arab world five years ago. This poverty assessment seeks to learn from the pre and post revolution periods with a view of avoiding the repetition of past mistakes in the future. ... See More +

Working Paper 104913 MAR 01, 2016

Cuesta Leiva,Jose Antonio French Disclosed

Tunisia - Poverty assessment : Évaluation de la pauvreté en Tunisie (French)

Tunisia emerges today the only success story of the Arab Spring revolution that swept the Arab world five years ago. This poverty assessment seeks to learn from the pre and post revolution periods with a view of avoiding the repetition of past mistakes in the future. ... See More +

Working Paper 104913 MAR 01, 2016

Cuesta Leiva,Jose Antonio; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Barry,Abdoul Gadiry; Maratou-Kolias,Laura Maria; El-Laga, Abdel Rahman English Disclosed

Exploring the sources of downward bias in measuring inequality of opportunity (English)

This study analyzes the extent of downward bias in the calculation of inequality of opportunity for continuous outcomes such as income. A typically recognized source of bias is the unobserved circumstances as there is a limited set of variables available in household and labor force surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7458 OCT 26, 2015

Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Martinez Cruz,Adan L. Disclosed

Exploring the sources of downward bias in measuring inequality of opportunity (English)

This study analyzes the extent of downward bias in the calculation of inequality of opportunity for continuous outcomes such as income. A typically recognized source of bias is the unobserved circumstances as there is a limited set of variables available in household and labor force surveys. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125424 OCT 01, 2015

Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Cruz,Adan L. Martinez Disclosed

The socioeconomic impacts of energy reform in Tunisia : a simulation approach (English)

Tunisian social development policy making has always counted on energy subsidies to play a pivotal role. Due to the increasingly unsustainable budget implications, a new strategy has begun to reform the subsidy system in the energy sector while striking a balance between improving fiscal and equity considerations without increasing social tensions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7312 JUN 17, 2015

Cuesta Leiva,Jose Antonio; El Lahga,Abdelrahmen; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel Disclosed

How unfair is the inequality of wage earnings in Russia ? estimates from panel data (English)

This paper attempts to determine the extent to which inequality in wage earnings in the Russian Federation is unfair. Unlike other similar attempts that can, at best, produce a lower bound on the estimate of the share of inequality that is unfair, this paper exploits the longitudinal nature of the data to come up with a lower bound as well as an upper bound. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7291 JUN 03, 2015

Tiwari,Sailesh; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Narayan,Ambar Disclosed

The socioeconomic impacts of energy reform in Tunisia : a simulation approach (English)

Tunisian social development policy making has always counted on energy subsidies to play a pivotal role. Due to the increasingly unsustainable budget implications, a new strategy has begun to reform the subsidy system in the energy sector while striking a balance between improving fiscal and equity considerations without increasing social tensions. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125602 JUN 01, 2015

Cuesta,José; El Lahga,Abdelrahmen; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel Disclosed

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Welfare Effects of Introducing Competition in the Telecom Sector in Djibouti (English)
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MAY 07, 2019 WPS8850 Policy Research Working Paper
Welfare Effects of Introducing Competition in the Telecom Sector in Djibouti (English)
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MAY 07, 2019 136702 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Impact of Fiscal Policy on Inequality and Poverty in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)
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APR 18, 2019 WPS8824 Policy Research Working Paper
Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICR) Document - Djibouti Household Survey 2017 - P162743 (English)
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APR 08, 2019 ICR00004810 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Impact of Fiscal Policy on Inequality and Poverty in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136315 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Djibouti Household Survey 2017 - P162743 - Sequence No : 01 (English)
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DEC 07, 2017 ISR30635 Implementation Status and Results Report
Learning the impact of financial education when take-up is low (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121894 Brief
Learning the impact of financial education when take-up is low (English)
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NOV 07, 2017 WPS8238 Policy Research Working Paper
Learning the impact of financial education when take-up is low (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 125572 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Rental regulation and its consequences on measures of well-being in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)
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JUL 20, 2017 WPS8152 Policy Research Working Paper
Rental regulation and its consequences on measures of well-being in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 125563 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Tunisia - Impact of the Libya crisis on the Tunisian economy (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 ACS16340 Working Paper
Uneven odds, unequal outcomes : inequality of opportunity in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 106773 Publication
Tunisia - Poverty assessment (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104913 Working Paper French
Tunisia - Poverty assessment : Évaluation de la pauvreté en Tunisie (French)
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MAR 01, 2016 104913 Working Paper English
Exploring the sources of downward bias in measuring inequality of opportunity (English)
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OCT 26, 2015 WPS7458 Policy Research Working Paper
Exploring the sources of downward bias in measuring inequality of opportunity (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 125424 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The socioeconomic impacts of energy reform in Tunisia : a simulation approach (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7312 Policy Research Working Paper
How unfair is the inequality of wage earnings in Russia ? estimates from panel data (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 WPS7291 Policy Research Working Paper
The socioeconomic impacts of energy reform in Tunisia : a simulation approach (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 125602 Working Paper (Numbered Series)