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Do African children have an equal chance? : A human opportunity report for sub saharan Africa (English)

This study explores the changing opportunities for children in Africa. While the definition of “opportunities” can be subjective and depend on the societal context, this report focuses on efforts to build future human capital, directly (through education and health investments) and indirectly (through complementary infrastructure such as safe water, adequate sanitation, electricity, and so on). ... See More +

Publication 91640 JAN 01, 2014

Dabalen, Andrew; Narayan, Ambar; Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime; Suarez, Alejandro Hoyos; Abras, Ana; Tiwari, Sailesh

World development report 2013 : inequality of opportunities in the labor market - evidence from life in transition surveys in Europe and Central Asia (English)

This paper attempts to quantify the degree of inequality of opportunity in labor market outcomes for a selection of countries in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. ... See More +

Working Paper 73698 NOV 15, 2012

Abras, Ana; Narayan, Ambar; Tiwari, Sailesh; Hoyos, Alejandro

Equality of opportunities and fiscal incidence in Cote d'Ivoire (English)

This study analyzes opportunities for children in Cote d'Ivoire, where opportunities refer to access to basic services and goods that improve the likelihood of a child maximizing his or her human potential. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6048 APR 01, 2012

Abras, Ana; Narayan, Ambar; Cuesta, Jose; Hoyos, Alejandro

South Africa economic update : focus on inequality of opportunity (English)

Section one provides an economic update and assesses the challenges and near-term prospects facing the South African economy. In particular, it looks at the implications for South Africa of the resurgence of uncertainty in global financial markets, the surge in capital flows to safe-haven assets, the continuing Euro zone crisis, and signs of slowdown in some of the large emerging market economies. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 71553 JAN 01, 2012

Im, Fernando; Mahajan, Sandeep; Dennis, Allen; Tiwari, Sailesh; Suarez, Alejandro Hoyos; Mitra, Shabana; Ngwenya, Phindile; Narayan, Ambar