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Purchasing Power Parities Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)

Given substantial differences in price levels across countries, international spatialdeflators are needed to compare welfare aggregates to a common international povertyline. ... See More +

Working Paper 129965 SEP 01, 2018

Atamanov,Aziz; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Lakner,Christoph; Prydz,Espen Beer Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza Poverty and Shared Prosperity Diagnostic 2011-2017 (English)

This poverty diagnostic documents changes in welfare and living standards in the West Bank and Gaza over the period 2011 to 2017. Since the last poverty assessment for these territories, in 2011, the economic constraints facing them have worsened. ... See More +

Working Paper 129742 AUG 14, 2018

Atamanov,Aziz; Palaniswamy,Nethra Disclosed

Measuring Poverty in West Bank and Gaza : Methodology Review Using PECS 2016 - Technical Report (English)

The Palestinian expenditure and consumption survey (PECS) is a multi-purpose survey (on household budget and living standards), based on which official poverty estimates are estimated for the Palestinian territories. ... See More +

Working Paper 129608 JUL 01, 2018

Al-Salehi,Jawad; Twam,Feda; Atamanov,Aziz; Palaniswamy,Nethra Disclosed

April 2018 Povcalnet Update : What’s New (English)

The April 2018 update to PovcalNet involves several changes to the data underlying the global poverty estimates. Some welfare aggregates have been changed for improved harmonization, some surveys have been dropped due to data quality concerns, and some of the consumer price index (CPI) and national accounts input data have been revised. ... See More +

Working Paper 125776 APR 01, 2018

Atamanov,Aziz; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Castaneda Aguilar,Raul Andres; Chen,Shaohua; Corral Rodas,Paul Andres; Dewina,Reno; Diaz-Bonilla,Carolina; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Lakner,Christoph; Lee,Kihoon; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Montes,Jose; Mungai,Rose; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Prydz,Espen Beer; Sangraula,Prem; Scott,Kinnon; Wambile,Ayago Esmubancha; Yang,Judy; Zhao,Qinghua Disclosed

Progress towards gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)

Progress towards gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa (MNA) region is a descriptive note on progress and gaps towards gender equality and women’s empowerment in the region, produced to provide the situational context to the World Bank Group’s regional gender action plan (RGAP) FY18-23. ... See More +

Working Paper 121679 SEP 01, 2017

Atamanov,Aziz; Lundvall,Jonna Maria; De Paz Nieves,Carmen; Constant,Samantha M. Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - WASH poverty diagnostic : toward water security for Palestinians (English)

The Palestinian territories face significant and growing shortfalls in the water supply available for domestic use. With population of approximately 4.8 million growing at an average annual rate of 2.8 percent, the domestic supply gap is projected to dramatically increase unless supply and service options are expanded. ... See More +

Working Paper 127838 JUL 06, 2017

Ghosheh,Adnan Farouq Saad Aldin; Atamanov,Aziz; Venkateswaran,Rama Krishnan Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Palestine PECS 2016/17 : P158633 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR27409 MAR 24, 2017

Atamanov,Aziz Disclosed

Constructing robust poverty trends in the Islamic Republic of Iran : 2008-14 (English)

This paper constructs and tests the robustness of consistently measured poverty trends in the Islamic Republic of Iran after 2008, using international poverty lines based on U.S. dollars at 2011 purchasing power parity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7836 SEP 27, 2016

Atamanov,Aziz; Mostafavi,Mohammad-Hadi; Salehi Isfahani,Djavad; Vishwanath,Tara Disclosed

Iran economic monitor : towards reintegration (Farsi)

The economy-wide positive impact of the JCPOA since January 2016 is proving to be slower than expected. Iran’s economy moderated to an estimated annual growth rate of 0.6 percent in 2015 ahead of the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). ... See More +

Working Paper 111462 SEP 01, 2016

Karakurum-Ozdemir,Kamer; Le Borgne,Eric; Mobasher Fard,Shahrzad; Hayati,Fayavar; Matta,Samer Naji; Kazemi Najaf Abadi,Majid; Vishwanath,Tara; Atamanov,Aziz; Sarraf,Maria; Heger,Martin; Salehi Isfahani,Djavad; Mostafavi,Mohammad-Hadi; Lee,Jia Jun; Kalbasi-Anaraki,Nahid; Nedeljkovic,Milan; Salim,Muna Abeid English Disclosed

Iran economic monitor : towards reintegration (English)

The economy-wide positive impact of the JCPOA since January 2016 is proving to be slower than expected. Iran’s economy moderated to an estimated annual growth rate of 0.6 percent in 2015 ahead of the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). ... See More +

Working Paper 111462 SEP 01, 2016

Karakurum-Ozdemir,Kamer; Le Borgne,Eric; Mobasher Fard,Shahrzad; Hayati,Fayavar; Matta,Samer Naji; Kazemi Najaf Abadi,Majid; Vishwanath,Tara; Atamanov,Aziz; Sarraf,Maria; Heger,Martin; Salehi Isfahani,Djavad; Mostafavi,Mohammad-Hadi; Lee,Jia Jun; Kalbasi-Anaraki,Nahid; Nedeljkovic,Milan; Salim,Muna Abeid Farsi Disclosed

Constructing robust poverty trends in the Islamic Republic of Iran : 2008-14 (English)

This paper constructs and tests the robustness of consistently measured poverty trends in the Islamic Republic of Iran after 2008, using international poverty lines based on United States dollars at 2011 purchasing power parity. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125587 SEP 01, 2016

Atamanov,Aziz; Mostafavi,Mohammad-Hadi; Salehi Isfahani,Djavad; Vishwanath,Tara Disclosed

Robustness of shared prosperity estimates : how different methodological choices matter (English)

This paper is the first to systematically test the robustness of shared prosperity estimates to different methodological choices using a sample of countries from all regions in the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7611 MAR 18, 2016

Atamanov,Aziz; Wieser,Christina; Uematsu,Hiroki; Yoshida,Nobuo; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Dewina,Reno Disclosed

Robustness of shared prosperity estimates : how different methodological choices matter (English)

This paper is the first to systematically test the robustness of shared prosperity estimates to different methodological choices using a sample of countries from all regions in the world. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125516 MAR 01, 2016

Atamanov,Aziz; Wieser,Christina; Uematsu,Hiroki; Yoshida,Nobuo; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Dewina,Reno Disclosed

Snapshot of poverty and labor market outcomes in Lebanon based on household budget survey 2011-2012 : central administration for statistics and World Bank (English)

This brief is based on analysis of the 2011-12 household budget survey (HBS) implemented by Central Administration for Statistics (CAS) with technical assistance from the World Bank. ... See More +

Working Paper 102819 DEC 08, 2015

Yaacoub, Najwa; Daher, Mayssaa; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Atamanov,Aziz Disclosed

Energy subsidies reform in Jordan : welfare implications of different scenarios (English)

Facing a fiscal crisis, Jordan initiated substantial petroleum subsidy reforms in 2012. The government has also long contemplated how to cut electricity subsidies, which surpass the fiscal burdens imposed by the petroleum subsidies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7313 JUN 17, 2015

Atamanov,Aziz; Jellema,Jon Robbert; Serajuddin,Umar Disclosed

Energy subsidies reform in Jordan : welfare implications of different scenarios (English)

Facing a fiscal crisis, Jordan initiated substantial petroleum subsidy reforms in 2012. The government has also long contemplated how to cut electricity subsidies, which surpass the fiscal burdens imposed by the petroleum subsidies. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125605 JUN 01, 2015

Atamanov,Aziz; Jellema,Jon Robbert; Serajuddin,Umar Disclosed

How costly are labor gender gaps? : estimates for the Balkans and Turkey (English)

In this paper, survey data are used to document the presence of gender gaps in self-employment, employership, and labor force participation in seven Balkan countries and Turkey. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125606 JUN 01, 2015

Atamanov,Aziz; Jellema,Jon Robbert; Serajuddin,Umar Disclosed

Energy subsidies reform in Jordan : welfare implications of different scenarios (English)

As the Arab Spring unfolded and political unrest spread across the Arab world, Jordan faced an adverse economy as well. Fundamental to the economic challenge was high and rising energy prices, already heavily subsidized for consumers. ... See More +

Working Paper 97159 MAY 31, 2015

Atamanov,Aziz; Jellema,Jon Robbert; Serajuddin,Umar Disclosed

Poverty reduction and shared prosperity in Tajikistan : a diagnostic (English)

Tajikistan was one of the fastest growing countries in the Europe and Central Asia region during the last decade. The economic growth was widely shared by the population and as a result poverty (measured by the national poverty line) declined from 73 percent in 2003 to 47 percent in 2009 accompanied by falling inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6923 JUN 01, 2014

Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Atamanov, Aziz; Rajabov, Alisher Disclosed

Pathways to the middle class in Turkey : how have reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity helped? (English)

Turkey's poverty reduction performance in the 2000s has been remarkably consistent. Extreme and moderate poverty have fallen considerably since 2003. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6834 APR 01, 2014

Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Atamanov, Aziz Turkish Disclosed

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Purchasing Power Parities Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129965 Working Paper
West Bank and Gaza Poverty and Shared Prosperity Diagnostic 2011-2017 (English)
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AUG 14, 2018 129742 Working Paper
Measuring Poverty in West Bank and Gaza : Methodology Review Using PECS 2016 - Technical Report (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 129608 Working Paper
April 2018 Povcalnet Update : What’s New (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125776 Working Paper
Progress towards gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 121679 Working Paper
West Bank and Gaza - WASH poverty diagnostic : toward water security for Palestinians (English)
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JUL 06, 2017 127838 Working Paper
West Bank and Gaza - Palestine PECS 2016/17 : P158633 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)
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MAR 24, 2017 ISR27409 Implementation Status and Results Report
Constructing robust poverty trends in the Islamic Republic of Iran : 2008-14 (English)
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SEP 27, 2016 WPS7836 Policy Research Working Paper
Iran economic monitor : towards reintegration (Farsi)
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SEP 01, 2016 111462 Working Paper English
Iran economic monitor : towards reintegration (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 111462 Working Paper Farsi
Constructing robust poverty trends in the Islamic Republic of Iran : 2008-14 (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 125587 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Robustness of shared prosperity estimates : how different methodological choices matter (English)
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MAR 18, 2016 WPS7611 Policy Research Working Paper
Robustness of shared prosperity estimates : how different methodological choices matter (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 125516 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Snapshot of poverty and labor market outcomes in Lebanon based on household budget survey 2011-2012 : central administration for statistics and World Bank (English)
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DEC 08, 2015 102819 Working Paper
Energy subsidies reform in Jordan : welfare implications of different scenarios (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7313 Policy Research Working Paper
Energy subsidies reform in Jordan : welfare implications of different scenarios (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 125605 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
How costly are labor gender gaps? : estimates for the Balkans and Turkey (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 125606 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Energy subsidies reform in Jordan : welfare implications of different scenarios (English)
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MAY 31, 2015 97159 Working Paper
Poverty reduction and shared prosperity in Tajikistan : a diagnostic (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6923 Policy Research Working Paper
Pathways to the middle class in Turkey : how have reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity helped? (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6834 Policy Research Working Paper Turkish