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The Impact of Mobile Money on Poor Rural Households : Experimental Evidence from Uganda (English)

This paper studies the effect of rolling out mobile money agents in rural Northern Uganda. In a randomized experiment, 168 areas were randomly selected to receive an agent in 2017, with another 163 areas serving as a control group. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8913 JUN 25, 2019

Wieser,Christina; Bruhn,Miriam; Kinzinger,Johannes Philipp; Ruckteschler,Christian Simon; Heitmann,Soren Disclosed

Living Conditions and Settlement Decisions of Recent Afghan Returnees : Findings from a 2018 Phone Survey of Afghan Returnees and UNHCR data (English)

This report is the result of a collaboration between the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank Group (WBG). ... See More +

Working Paper 138068 JUN 01, 2019

Haroon, Mohammad; Krishnan,Nandini; Savage, Jeffrey; Wieser,Christina; Yde-Jensen,Thea Disclosed

Hunger before the Drought : Food Insecurity in Afghanistan (English)

Food insecurity and malnutrition are some of the most serious manifestations of protracted crises, which disrupt livelihoods and food systems. Over half of the Afghan population, approximately 16 million people, lives below the poverty line, a sharp increase over the last decade. ... See More +

Working Paper 139670 JUN 01, 2019

Krishnan,Nandini; Wang,Zihao; Wieser,Christina Disclosed

Afghanistan Development Brief : Food Insecurity in Afghanistan - Five Key Policy-Relevant Findings about Food Insecurity (English)

This brief highlights five key policy-relevant findings about food insecurity in Afghanistan prior to the 2018 drought. These findings are based on analysis of the Afghanistan Living Conditions Surveys. ... See More +

Brief 139671 MAY 01, 2019

Krishnan,Nandini; Wieser,Christina; Wang,Zihao Disclosed

Afghanistan Development Brief : The Implications of Afghanistan’s 2014 Security Transition, Deteriorating Welfare, Declining Employment (English)

The overall macro-economic and security context in the country since 2007 can be broken into two distinct phases, pre- and post- the 2014 security transition, when security responsibilities were transferred from international troops to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). ... See More +

Brief 136327 FEB 01, 2019

Krishnan,Nandini; Wieser,Christina; Wang,Zihao Disclosed

Maldives - Poverty and Inequality in the Maldives (English)

Around the world, countries use a wide variety of poverty measurement methodologies. A common method used to measure poverty is based on levels of consumption - a person is considered poor if his or her consumption level falls below some minimum level necessary to meet basic needs. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000309 NOV 01, 2018

Wieser,Christina Disclosed

Afghanistan’s Displaced People : A Socio-Economic Profile, 2013-2014 (English)

Afghans represent the world’s largest protracted refugee population, and one of the largest populations to be repatriated to their country of origin in this century. ... See More +

Working Paper 129249 AUG 03, 2018

Tan,Xiayun; Yde-Jensen,Thea; Wieser,Christina; Krishnan,Nandini Disclosed

Poverty Measurement Methodology in the Maldives : Technical Report (English)

The Maldives national bureau of statistics (NBS) undertook a household income and expenditure survey (HIES) in 2016. The latest round of HIES in the Maldives (with other rounds conducted in 2003 and 2009-10) was undertaken by NBS with a completely revised survey and questionnaire design which includes important survey improvements to bring the HIES up to international standards, particularly in the measurement of poverty, but also hinders comparability with past survey years. ... See More +

Working Paper 137714 FEB 01, 2018

Wieser,Christina; Vecchi,Giovanni; Mancini,Giulia Disclosed

Afghanistan Poverty Measurement Methodology Using ALCS 2016-17 (English)

The official poverty line for Afghanistan was set in 2007-08, using information available from the national risk and vulnerability assessment (NRVA) survey. ... See More +

Working Paper 129247 JAN 01, 2018

Wang,Zihao; Wieser,Christina; Krishnan,Nandini Disclosed

Afghanistan World Bank Phone Survey of Afghan Returnees : Methodology and Representativeness (English)

In early 2017, as Afghanistan witnessed the largest influx of refugee returns in recent years, little was known about the location patterns and needs of the more than 2 million Afghan returnees who had come back since 2015. ... See More +

Working Paper 129252 JAN 01, 2018

Wieser,Christina; Yde-Jensen,Thea; Krishnan,Nandini Disclosed

Afghanistan development update (English)

Afghanistan’s security environment is continuing to deteriorate. The increased conflict appears to be holding back business and consumer confidence from recovering fully from the impact of the security transition in 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 121392 NOV 22, 2017

Haven,Bernard James; Joya,Mohammad Omar; Lee,Taehyun; Wieser,Christina; Farahi,Mohammad Aman Disclosed

Maldivian labor market : spotlight on youth, tourism, and fisheries - analysis based on census 2014 data (English)

Over the past 30 years, Maldives has successfully built on its extraordinary natural assets to promote growth and socio-economic development. Maldives shares many of the Small Island Developing States development challenges, such as: a small domestic market; a narrow and fragile resource base; a shortage of skilled manpower; difficult inter-island transport and communication; high cost of social and economic infrastructure provision; and heavy dependence on external trade and vulnerability to external shocks and natural disasters. ... See More +

Working Paper 115743 MAY 30, 2017

Wieser,Christina Disclosed

Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk (Vol. 2) : انځورپاڼې (Pashto)

A severe slow-down in Afghanistan's economic growth characterized the period between 2012 and 2014, the so called Transition period leading to the 2014 election and handover of security responsibility to Afghan forces. ... See More +

Working Paper 114741 MAY 02, 2017

Wieser,Christina; Rahimi,Ismail; Redaelli,Silvia English, Dari Disclosed

Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk (Vol. 2) : Infographics (English)

A severe slow-down in Afghanistan's economic growth characterized the period between 2012 and 2014, the so called Transition period leading to the 2014 election and handover of security responsibility to Afghan forces. ... See More +

Working Paper 114741 MAY 02, 2017

Wieser,Christina; Rahimi,Ismail; Redaelli,Silvia Pashto, Dari Disclosed

Afghanistan development update (English)

The Afghanistan Development Update, which is published twice a year, provides a comprehensive report of the state of the Afghan economy. It covers recent economic developments and outlines the medium-term outlook for Afghanistan. ... See More +

Working Paper 115229 MAY 01, 2017

Joya,Mohammad Omar; Farahi,Mohammad Aman; Wieser,Christina; Nassif,Claudia Pashto, Dari Disclosed

Afghanistan development update : د افغانستان اقتصادي راپور (Pashto)

The Afghanistan Development Update, which is published twice a year, provides a comprehensive report of the state of the Afghan economy. It covers recent economic developments and outlines the medium-term outlook for Afghanistan. ... See More +

Working Paper 115229 MAY 01, 2017

Joya,Mohammad Omar; Farahi,Mohammad Aman; Wieser,Christina; Nassif,Claudia English, Dari Disclosed

Afghanistan development update : گزارش اقتصادی افغانستان (Dari)

The Afghanistan Development Update, which is published twice a year, provides a comprehensive report of the state of the Afghan economy. It covers recent economic developments and outlines the medium-term outlook for Afghanistan. ... See More +

Working Paper 115229 MAR 20, 2017

Joya,Mohammad Omar; Farahi,Mohammad Aman; Wieser,Christina; Nassif,Claudia Pashto, English Disclosed

Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk : پیشرفت در معرض خطر : گزارش تحلیل وضعیت فقر در افغانستان (Dari)

A severe slow-down in Afghanistan's economic growth characterized the period between 2012 and 2014, the so called Transition period leading to the 2014 election and handover of security responsibility to Afghan forces. ... See More +

Working Paper 114741 FEB 14, 2017

Wieser,Christina; Rahimi,Ismail; Redaelli,Silvia Pashto, English Disclosed

Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk (English)

A severe slow-down in Afghanistan's economic growth characterized the period between 2012 and 2014, the so called Transition period leading to the 2014 election and handover of security responsibility to Afghan forces. ... See More +

Working Paper 114741 FEB 14, 2017

Wieser,Christina; Rahimi,Ismail; Redaelli,Silvia Pashto, Dari Disclosed

Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk (Vol. 2) : اینفوگرافیک (Dari)

A severe slow-down in Afghanistan's economic growth characterized the period between 2012 and 2014, the so called Transition period leading to the 2014 election and handover of security responsibility to Afghan forces. ... See More +

Working Paper 114741 JAN 01, 2017

Wieser,Christina; Rahimi,Ismail; Redaelli,Silvia English, Pashto Disclosed

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The Impact of Mobile Money on Poor Rural Households : Experimental Evidence from Uganda (English)
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JUN 25, 2019 WPS8913 Policy Research Working Paper
Living Conditions and Settlement Decisions of Recent Afghan Returnees : Findings from a 2018 Phone Survey of Afghan Returnees and UNHCR data (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 138068 Working Paper
Hunger before the Drought : Food Insecurity in Afghanistan (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 139670 Working Paper
Afghanistan Development Brief : Food Insecurity in Afghanistan - Five Key Policy-Relevant Findings about Food Insecurity (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 139671 Brief
Afghanistan Development Brief : The Implications of Afghanistan’s 2014 Security Transition, Deteriorating Welfare, Declining Employment (English)
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FEB 01, 2019 136327 Brief
Maldives - Poverty and Inequality in the Maldives (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 AUS0000309 Working Paper
Afghanistan’s Displaced People : A Socio-Economic Profile, 2013-2014 (English)
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AUG 03, 2018 129249 Working Paper
Poverty Measurement Methodology in the Maldives : Technical Report (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 137714 Working Paper
Afghanistan Poverty Measurement Methodology Using ALCS 2016-17 (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 129247 Working Paper
Afghanistan World Bank Phone Survey of Afghan Returnees : Methodology and Representativeness (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 129252 Working Paper
Afghanistan development update (English)
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NOV 22, 2017 121392 Working Paper
Maldivian labor market : spotlight on youth, tourism, and fisheries - analysis based on census 2014 data (English)
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MAY 30, 2017 115743 Working Paper
Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk (Vol. 2) : انځورپاڼې (Pashto)
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MAY 02, 2017 114741 Working Paper English, Dari
Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk (Vol. 2) : Infographics (English)
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MAY 02, 2017 114741 Working Paper Pashto, Dari
Afghanistan development update (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115229 Working Paper Pashto, Dari
Afghanistan development update : د افغانستان اقتصادي راپور (Pashto)
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MAY 01, 2017 115229 Working Paper English, Dari
Afghanistan development update : گزارش اقتصادی افغانستان (Dari)
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MAR 20, 2017 115229 Working Paper Pashto, English
Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk : پیشرفت در معرض خطر : گزارش تحلیل وضعیت فقر در افغانستان (Dari)
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FEB 14, 2017 114741 Working Paper Pashto, English
Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 114741 Working Paper Pashto, Dari
Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk (Vol. 2) : اینفوگرافیک (Dari)
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JAN 01, 2017 114741 Working Paper English, Pashto