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Costing household surveys for monitoring progress toward ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity (English)

On October 15, 2015, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced the World Bank Group’s commitment to support the 78 poorest countries to implement a multi-topic household survey every three years between 2016 and 2030, for monitoring progress toward ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7951 JAN 24, 2017

Kilic,Talip; Serajuddin,Umar; Uematsu,Hiroki; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Who are the poor in the developing world ? (English)

This paper presents a new demographic profile of extreme and moderate poverty, defined as those living on less than $1.90 and between $1.90 and $3.10 per day in 2013, based on household survey data from 89 developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7844 OCT 02, 2016

Castaneda Aguilar,Raul Andres; Doan,Dung Thi Thuy; Newhouse,David Locke; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Uematsu,Hiroki; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De Disclosed

Trends and drivers of poverty reduction in Nepal : a historical perspective (English)

Nepal made remarkable progress in poverty reduction between 1995 and 2010, a period coinciding with a decade-long violent conflict followed by tumultuous post-conflict recovery. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7830 SEP 21, 2016

Uematsu,Hiroki; Shidiq,Akhmad Rizal; Tiwari,Sailesh 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

Data deprivation : another deprivation to end (English)

The Millennium Development Goal of halving the incidence of extreme poverty from its 1990 level will be achieved in 2015, and the international development community is now moving to a new goal of “ending extreme poverty.” ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7252 APR 28, 2015

Serajuddin,Umar; Uematsu,Hiroki; Wieser,Christina; Yoshida,Nobuo; Dabalen,Andrew L. Disclosed

Inequality in focus vol. 3 (no. 1) (English)

The Inequality in Focus series aims at informing the public debate on equity, inequality of opportunity, and socioeconomic.This issue has the following headlines : Ending extreme poverty and promising and promoting shared prosperity; Increasing opportunities and improving income mobility for the poor. ... See More +

Newsletter 88462 MAY 01, 2014

Beegle,Kathleen G.; Olinto,Pedro; Sobrado,Carlos E.; Uematsu,Hiroki; Kim,Yeon Soo; Ashwill,Maximillian Shen Disclosed

Is extreme poverty going to end ? an analytical framework to evaluate progress in ending extreme poverty (English)

The World Bank has recently adopted a target of reducing the proportion of population living below US$1.25 a day at 2005 international prices to 3 percent by 2030. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6740 JAN 01, 2014

Yoshida, Nobuo; Uematsu, Hiroki; Sobrado, Carlos E. Disclosed

The state of the poor : where are the poor, where is extreme poverty harder to end, and what is the current profile of the world's poor? (English)

Although the world witnessed an unprecedented pace of poverty reduction over the last decades, reducing the number of people living in extreme poverty by more than 700 million, approximately 1.2 billion people remained entrenched in destitution in 2010.1 In order to leverage developing country efforts and galvanize the international development community to exert concerted effort to end extreme poverty, the World Bank has established the twin goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and promoting shared prosperity by fostering income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population in every country. ... See More +

Brief 81801 OCT 01, 2013

Olinto, Pedro; Beegle, Kathleen; Sobrado, Carlos; Uematsu, Hiroki Disclosed