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Seeing is believing : poverty in the palestinian territories (English)

The Palestinian Territories have a uniquely fragmented geography, characterized by the isolation of Gaza from the rest of the world, and the man-made barriers to mobility within the West Bank. ... See More +

Working Paper 86038 JAN 01, 2014

Vishwanath, Tara; Blankespoor, Brian; Calandra, Faythe; Krishnan, Nandini; Mahadevan, Meera; Yoshida, Mobuo

Soft skills or hard cash? : the impact of training and wage subsidy programs on female youth employment in Jordan (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Soft skills or hard cash? : the impact of training and wage subsidy programs on female youth employment in Jordan, conducted between 2010 and 2011 in Jordan. ... See More +

Brief 81461 AUG 14, 2013

Groh, Matthew; Krishnan, Nandini; McKenzie, David; Vishwanath, Tara

Urbanization beyond municipal boundaries : nurturing metropolitan economies and connecting peri-urban areas in India (English)

The report is organized into three chapters: chapter two looks at the pace and patterns of India's urbanization, providing a 100-year perspective on demographic shifts and a 20-year perspective on the spatial distribution of jobs across India's portfolio of settlements. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 75734 FEB 21, 2013

Lozano-Gracia, Nancy; Sharma, Siddharth; Dowall, David; Vishwanath, Tara; Lall, Somik V.; Wang, Hyoung Gun

Leveraging land to enable urban transformation : lessons from global experience (English)

Around the world, in both developed and developing countries, policy makers use a variety of tools to manage and accommodate urban growth and redevelopment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6312 JAN 01, 2013

Lozano-Gracia, Nancy; Young, Cheryl; Lall, Somik V.; Vishwanath, Tara

Aspirations on hold? Young lives in the West Bank and Gaza (English)

Seventy percent of West Bank and Gaza's population is under the age of 30, and their share will continue to grow in the years ahead. The aspirations and ambitions of this large and growing population of children and youth have the potential to define the future of the West Bank and Gaza. ... See More +

Working Paper 71269 OCT 26, 2012

Krishnan, Nandini; Vishwanath, Tara; Thumala, Angelica; Petesch, Patti

Soft skills or hard cash ? the impact of training and wage subsidy programs on female youth employment in Jordan (English)

Throughout the Middle East, unemployment rates of educated youth have been persistently high and female labor force participation, low. This paper studies the impact of a randomized experiment in Jordan designed to assist female community college graduates find employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6141 JUL 01, 2012

Groh, Matthew; Krishnan, Nandini; McKenzie, David; Vishwanath, Tara

Promoting youth opportunities and participation in Morocco (English)

This quick note is based on the report of the same name which was prepared just prior to the Arab Spring. The study anticipates the demands for social and economic inclusion articulated by Moroccan young people, especially February 2011. ... See More +

Brief 73001 JUN 01, 2012

Morgandi, Matteo; Cava, Gloria La; Jillson, Irene; Serajuddin, Umar; Vishwanath, Tara; Ivanic, Maros

Poverty in MENA : advances and challenges (English)

On February 29, 2012, the World Bank released an updated dataset of internationally comparable poverty estimates. Poverty is assessed against two internationally comparable poverty lines: $1.25 and $2 a day per capita (measured using 2005 purchasing power parity exchange rates). ... See More +

Brief 68272 APR 01, 2012

Serajuddin, Umar; Vishwanath, Tara

Opening doors : gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Many countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are undergoing a profound transformation. From Morocco to Yemen, popular movements have called for reforms to make government more inclusive and more accountable, extend social and economic freedoms, and boost employment opportunities. ... See More +

Brief 67741 MAR 01, 2012

Vishwanath, Tara

After the microfinance crisis : assessing the role of government-led microcredit alternatives (English)

In light of the recent microfinance crisis in South India, government-run institutions in general, and primary agricultural credit cooperatives in particular, may end up playing a larger role in the provision of financial services for the poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5808 SEP 01, 2011

Gine, Xavier; Vishwanath, Tara; de la Torre, Jordi

Capabilities, opportunities and participation : gender equality and development in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)

Many countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are undergoing a profound transformation. From Bahrain to Yemen, from Tunisia to Egypt, popular movements are calling for political change and a more inclusive development path that will provide ordinary citizens with greater voice, social and economic freedom, and government accountability. ... See More +

Brief 66106 SEP 01, 2011

Walker, Thomas; Comboni, Gabriela Inchauste; Krishnan, Nandini; Nguyen, Nga; Do, Quy-Toan; Vishwanath, Tara

Ex-post impact evaluation of an export promotion matching grant : Tunisia's second EMAF (English)

Among the root causes of the current political turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are the large numbers of unemployed but increasingly educated youth. ... See More +

Brief 62240 MAY 01, 2011

Sharma, S; Vishwanath, T; Gourdon, J; Marchat, JM

Perspectives on poverty in India : stylized facts from survey data (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)

This report's objective is to develop the evidence base for policy making in relation to poverty reduction. It produces a diagnosis of the broad nature of the poverty problem and its trends in India, focusing on both consumption poverty and human development outcomes. ... See More +

Publication 57428 APR 13, 2011

Dubey, Amaresh; Pigato, Miria; Jaison, Shiny; Das, Maitreyi; Yoshida, Nobuo; Datt, Gaurav; May, Ernesto; Deaton, Angus; Das, Jishnu; Ravallion, Martin; Hall, Gillett; Kapur, Davesh; Dercon, Stefan; Kapoor, Soumya; Crost, Benjamin; Himanshu; Zagha, N. Roberto; Krutikova, Sonya; de Janvry, Alain; Vishwanath, Tara; Lanjouw, Peter; Soni, Rita; Dutta, Puja Vasudeva; Rascon, Ericka; Sriram, Jyoti; Sadoulet, Elisabeth; Witsoe, Jeffrey; Murgai, Rinku; Joddar, Pinaki; Nikitin, Denis

Gender in the Middle East and North Africa : progress and remaining challenges (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has made impressive strides in reducing gender gaps in human development. The ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education is 0.96, women in the region are more likely than men to attend university, maternal mortality is around 200 deaths per 100,000 live births (compared to a world average of 400 deaths), and fertility rates have decreased in the past decade. ... See More +

Brief 62244 MAR 01, 2011

Krishnan, Nandini; Vishwanath, Tara

Perspectives on poverty in India : stylized facts from survey data (Vol. 2 of 2) : Overview (English)

This report's objective is to develop the evidence base for policy making in relation to poverty reduction. It produces a diagnosis of the broad nature of the poverty problem and its trends in India, focusing on both consumption poverty and human development outcomes. ... See More +

Publication 57428 JAN 01, 2011

Dubey, Amaresh; Pigato, Miria; Jaison, Shiny; Das, Maitreyi; Yoshida, Nobuo; Datt, Gaurav; May, Ernesto; Deaton, Angus; Das, Jishnu; Ravallion, Martin; Hall, Gillett; Kapur, Davesh; Dercon, Stefan; Kapoor, Soumya; Crost, Benjamin; Himanshu; Zagha, N. Roberto; Krutikova, Sonya; de Janvry, Alain; Vishwanath, Tara; Lanjouw, Peter; Soni, Rita; Dutta, Puja Vasudeva; Rascon, Ericka; Sriram, Jyoti; Sadoulet, Elisabeth; Witsoe, Jeffrey; Murgai, Rinku; Joddar, Pinaki; Nikitin, Denis

Providing social protection and livelihood support during post-earthquake recovery (English)

Providing basic income and employment support is an essential component of the government efforts to rebuild the province of Sichuan from the devastation caused by the earthquake. ... See More +

Brief 52951 DEC 01, 2010

Vishwanath, Tara; Yu, Xiaoqing Laotian, Vietnamese

Bridging the gap : improving capabilities and expanding opportunities for women in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)

This brief summarizes some of the significant constraints women in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face: limited labor market mobility, a mismatch between skills acquired in school and what is in demand in the labor market, and legal or institutional factors related to cultural norms, all of which inhibit the transition from school to work. ... See More +

Working Paper 57518 OCT 01, 2010

Vishwanath, Tara

Jordan now : new work opportunities for women (English)

Improving women's access to economic opportunities remains an important development challenge for the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). ... See More +

Brief 59408 OCT 01, 2010

Krishnan, Nandini; Vishwanath, Tara

Providing social protection and livelihood support during post-earthquake recovery (Laotian)

Providing basic income and employment support is an essential component of the government efforts to rebuild the province of Sichuan from the devastation caused by the earthquake. ... See More +

Brief 52951 MAY 12, 2008

Vishwanath, Tara; Yu, Xiaoqing English, Vietnamese

Providing social protection and livelihood support during post-earthquake recovery : Cung cap ho tro sinh ke va bao trox hoi trong qua trinh khac phuc hau qua dong dat (Vietnamese)

Providing basic income and employment support is an essential component of the government efforts to rebuild the province of Sichuan from the devastation caused by the earthquake. ... See More +

Brief 52951 MAY 12, 2008

Vishwanath, Tara; Yu, Xiaoqing English, Laotian

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Seeing is believing : poverty in the palestinian territories (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 86038 Working Paper
Soft skills or hard cash? : the impact of training and wage subsidy programs on female youth employment in Jordan (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81461 Brief
Urbanization beyond municipal boundaries : nurturing metropolitan economies and connecting peri-urban areas in India (English)
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FEB 21, 2013 75734 Other Urban Study
Leveraging land to enable urban transformation : lessons from global experience (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 WPS6312 Policy Research Working Paper
Aspirations on hold? Young lives in the West Bank and Gaza (English)
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OCT 26, 2012 71269 Working Paper
Soft skills or hard cash ? the impact of training and wage subsidy programs on female youth employment in Jordan (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 WPS6141 Policy Research Working Paper
Promoting youth opportunities and participation in Morocco (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 73001 Brief
Poverty in MENA : advances and challenges (English)
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APR 01, 2012 68272 Brief
Opening doors : gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 67741 Brief
After the microfinance crisis : assessing the role of government-led microcredit alternatives (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 WPS5808 Policy Research Working Paper
Capabilities, opportunities and participation : gender equality and development in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 66106 Brief
Ex-post impact evaluation of an export promotion matching grant : Tunisia's second EMAF (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 62240 Brief
Perspectives on poverty in India : stylized facts from survey data (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)
See More +
APR 13, 2011 57428 Publication
Gender in the Middle East and North Africa : progress and remaining challenges (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2011 62244 Brief
Perspectives on poverty in India : stylized facts from survey data (Vol. 2 of 2) : Overview (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2011 57428 Publication
Providing social protection and livelihood support during post-earthquake recovery (English)
See More +
DEC 01, 2010 52951 Brief Laotian, Vietnamese
Bridging the gap : improving capabilities and expanding opportunities for women in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2010 57518 Working Paper
Jordan now : new work opportunities for women (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2010 59408 Brief
Providing social protection and livelihood support during post-earthquake recovery (Laotian)
See More +
MAY 12, 2008 52951 Brief English, Vietnamese
Providing social protection and livelihood support during post-earthquake recovery : Cung cap ho tro sinh ke va bao trox hoi trong qua trinh khac phuc hau qua dong dat (Vietnamese)
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MAY 12, 2008 52951 Brief English, Laotian