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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

Equality of opportunities, redistribution and fiscal policies : the case of Liberia (English)

This paper brings back the fiscal angle to the analysis of equal opportunities both by connecting traditional benefit-incidence analysis of public spending with equal opportunities and by conducting ex-ante micro-simulations on the fiscal cost of equal opportunity policies in education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5801 SEP 01, 2011

Abras, Ana; Cuesta, Jose