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Pakistan poverty trends, scenarios and drivers (English)

This policy paper examines recent poverty trends in Pakistan. Official statistics continue to indicate strong poverty reduction through 2010-11, thanks in large part to policies and investments that boosted productivity in the non-agricultural sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 91701 JUN 05, 2014

Lopez-Calix, Jose; Mejia, Carolina; Newhouse, David; Sobrado, Carlos Disclosed

Where have all the poor gone? : Cambodia poverty assessment 2013 (English)

Over the seven years from 2004 through 2011, Cambodian economic growth was tremendous, ranking amid the best in the world. Moreover, household consumption increased by nearly 40 percent. ... See More +

Poverty Assessment ACS4545 MAY 26, 2014

Sobrado, Carlos; Neak, Samsen; Ly, Sodeth; Aldaz-Carroll, Enrique; Gamberoni, Elisa; Arias-Vazquez, Francisco; Fukao, Tsuyoshi; Beng, Simeth; Johnston, Timothy; Joaquin, Miguel San; Bruni, Lucilla; de Groot, Richard Khmer 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

Where have all the poor gone? : Cambodia poverty assessment 2013 (Khmer)

Over the seven years from 2004 through 2011, Cambodian economic growth was tremendous, ranking amid the best in the world. Moreover, household consumption increased by nearly 40 percent. ... See More +

Poverty Assessment ACS4545 NOV 01, 2013

Sobrado, Carlos; Neak, Samsen; Ly, Sodeth; Aldaz-Carroll, Enrique; Gamberoni, Elisa; Arias-Vazquez, Francisco; Fukao, Tsuyoshi; Beng, Simeth; Johnston, Timothy; Joaquin, Miguel San; Bruni, Lucilla; de Groot, Richard English 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

Beegle,Kathleen G.; Olinto,Pedro; Sobrado,Carlos E.; Uematsu,Hiroki Disclosed

Costa Rica - Recapturing momentum for poverty reduction : Costa Rica - Recuperacion del impulso en los esfuerzos por reducir la pobreza (Spanish)

Costa Rica is well-known for its socio-economic achievements with low levels of poverty and inequality by Latin American standards. It also performs well in health, access to improved water supplies, suitable housing and other basic services, including electricity and sanitation, relative to comparable countries. ... See More +

Brief 38739 OCT 01, 2006

Mason, Andrew D.; Sobrado, Carlos English Disclosed

Costa Rica - Recapturing momentum for poverty reduction (English)

Costa Rica is well-known for its socio-economic achievements with low levels of poverty and inequality by Latin American standards. It also performs well in health, access to improved water supplies, suitable housing and other basic services, including electricity and sanitation, relative to comparable countries. ... See More +

Brief 38739 OCT 01, 2006

Mason, Andrew D.; Sobrado, Carlos Spanish Disclosed