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Electoral accountability and local government spending in Indonesia (English)

This paper takes advantage of the exogenous phasing of direct elections in districts and applies the double-difference estimator to measure impacts on (i) human development outcomes and (ii) the pattern of public spending and revenue generation at the district level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6782 FEB 01, 2014

Skoufias, Emmanuel; Narayan, Ambar; Dasgupta, Basab; Kaiser, Kai

Outcomes, opportunity and development : why unequal opportunities and not outcomes hinder economic development (English)

This paper studies the relationship between inequality of opportunity and development outcomes in a cross-country setting. Scholars have long debated the impact of inequality on growth, development, and the quality of institutions in a society. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6735 DEC 01, 2013

Molina, Ezequiel; Narayan, Ambar; Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime

Shared prosperity : links to growth, inequality and inequality of opportunity (English)

Focusing on the welfare of the less well off as a measure of real societal progress is the fundamental principle underlying the WBG indicator of "shared prosperity", namely income growth of the bottom 40 percent in every country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6649 OCT 01, 2013

Narayan, Ambar; Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime; Tiwari, Sailesh

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (English)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Analyzing the World Bank’s goal of achieving “shared prosperity”; Managing risk is essential to reducing poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 82533 OCT 01, 2013

Narayan, Ambar; Tiwari, Sailesh; Olinto, Pedro; Ashwill, Maximillian; Ferreira, Francisco; Saavedra, Jaime; Lopez-Calva, Luis-Felipe; Newman, John; Demombynes, Gabriel; Reva, Anna; Mulligan, Mary Anne Spanish, French

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (Spanish)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Analyzing the World Bank’s goal of achieving “shared prosperity”; Managing risk is essential to reducing poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 82533 OCT 01, 2013

Narayan, Ambar; Tiwari, Sailesh; Olinto, Pedro; Ashwill, Maximillian; Ferreira, Francisco; Saavedra, Jaime; Lopez-Calva, Luis-Felipe; Newman, John; Demombynes, Gabriel; Reva, Anna; Mulligan, Mary Anne English, French

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (French)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Analyzing the World Bank’s goal of achieving “shared prosperity”; Managing risk is essential to reducing poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 82533 OCT 01, 2013

Narayan, Ambar; Tiwari, Sailesh; Olinto, Pedro; Ashwill, Maximillian; Ferreira, Francisco; Saavedra, Jaime; Lopez-Calva, Luis-Felipe; Newman, John; Demombynes, Gabriel; Reva, Anna; Mulligan, Mary Anne English, Spanish

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 1) (English)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: The state of opportunities in South Africa: inequality among children and in the labor market; Climate change and inequality: what can current patterns of food insecurity tell us? ... See More +

Newsletter 76979 APR 01, 2013

McCarthy, Nancy; Lipper, Leslie; Ashwill, Maximillian; Narayan, Ambar; Mahajan, Sandeep Spanish, French

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 1) (French)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: The state of opportunities in South Africa: inequality among children and in the labor market; Climate change and inequality: what can current patterns of food insecurity tell us? ... See More +

Newsletter 76979 APR 01, 2013

McCarthy, Nancy; Lipper, Leslie; Ashwill, Maximillian; Narayan, Ambar; Mahajan, Sandeep English, Spanish

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 1) (Spanish)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: The state of opportunities in South Africa: inequality among children and in the labor market; Climate change and inequality: what can current patterns of food insecurity tell us? ... See More +

Newsletter 76979 APR 01, 2013

McCarthy, Nancy; Lipper, Leslie; Ashwill, Maximillian; Narayan, Ambar; Mahajan, Sandeep English, French

World development report 2013 : inequality of opportunities in the labor market - evidence from life in transition surveys in Europe and Central Asia (English)

This paper attempts to quantify the degree of inequality of opportunity in labor market outcomes for a selection of countries in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. ... See More +

Working Paper 73698 NOV 15, 2012

Abras, Ana; Narayan, Ambar; Tiwari, Sailesh; Hoyos, Alejandro

Equality of opportunities and fiscal incidence in Cote d'Ivoire (English)

This study analyzes opportunities for children in Cote d'Ivoire, where opportunities refer to access to basic services and goods that improve the likelihood of a child maximizing his or her human potential. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6048 APR 01, 2012

Abras, Ana; Narayan, Ambar; Cuesta, Jose; Hoyos, Alejandro

Knowing, when you do not know : simulating the poverty and distributional impacts of an economic crisis (English)

Economists have long sought to predict how macroeconomic shocks will affect individual welfare. Macroeconomic data and forecasts are easily available when crises strike. ... See More +

Publication 66237 JAN 12, 2012

Narayan, Ambar; Paramo, Carolina Sanchez

South Africa economic update : focus on inequality of opportunity (English)

Section one provides an economic update and assesses the challenges and near-term prospects facing the South African economy. In particular, it looks at the implications for South Africa of the resurgence of uncertainty in global financial markets, the surge in capital flows to safe-haven assets, the continuing Euro zone crisis, and signs of slowdown in some of the large emerging market economies. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 71553 JAN 01, 2012

Mahajan, Sandeep; Suarez, Alejandro Hoyos; Narayan, Ambar; Tiwari, Sailesh; Dennis, Allen; Ngwenya, Phindile; Im, Fernando; Mitra, Shabana

Inequality of opportunities among children : how much does gender matter? (English)

Authors apply a decomposition method to a measure of inequality of opportunities among children (the human opportunity index) to examine the question of how much does gender of a child contribute to inequality in access to critical services that should be available as basic minimum opportunities to all children. ... See More +

Working Paper 76511 JUN 27, 2011

Narayan, Ambar; Hoyos, Alejandro

How do ex ante simulations compare with ex post evaluations ? evidence from the impact of conditional cash transfer programs (English)

This paper compares the ex ante simulation of the impacts of conditional cash transfer programs against the ex post estimates of impacts obtained from experimental evaluations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5705 JUN 01, 2011

Narayan, Ambar; Skoufias, Emmanuel; Leite, Phillippe

Electoral accountability, fiscal decentralization and service delivery in Indonesia (English)

This paper takes advantage of the exogenous phasing of direct elections in districts and applies the double difference estimator to: (i) measure impacts on the pattern of public spending and revenue generation at the district level; and (ii) investigate the heterogeneity of the impacts on public spending. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5614 MAR 01, 2011

Narayan, Ambar; Dasgupta, Basab; Kaiser, Kai; Skoufias, Emmanuel

Assessing poverty and distributional impacts of the global crisis in the Philippines : a microsimulation approach (English)

As the financial crisis has spread through the world, the lack of real-time data has made it difficult to track its impact in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5286 APR 01, 2010

Narayan, Ambar; Olivieri, Sergio; Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina; Habib, Bilal

Assessing ex ante the poverty and distributional impact of the global crisis in a developing country : a micro-simulation approach with application to Bangladesh (English)

Measuring the poverty and distributional impact of the global crisis for developing countries is not easy, given the multiple channels of impact and the limited availability of real-time data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5238 MAR 01, 2010

Narayan, Ambar; Olivieri, Sergio; Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina; Habib, Bilal

The impact of the financial crisis on poverty and income distribution : insights from simulations in selected countries (English)

As the financial crisis has spread through the world, the lack of real-time data has made it difficult to track its impact in developing countries. ... See More +

Brief 53745 MAR 01, 2010

Narayan, Ambar; Olivieri, Sergio; Sanchez, Carolina; Habib, Bilal

To what extent are Bangladesh's recent gains in poverty reduction different from the past? (English)

The poor in Bangladesh are more likely to belong to households with a larger number of dependents and lower education among household members, be engaged in daily wage labor, own little land, and be less likely to receive remittances. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5199 FEB 01, 2010

Narayan, Ambar; Zaman, Hassan; Kotikula, Aphichoke

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Electoral accountability and local government spending in Indonesia (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6782 Policy Research Working Paper
Outcomes, opportunity and development : why unequal opportunities and not outcomes hinder economic development (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6735 Policy Research Working Paper
Shared prosperity : links to growth, inequality and inequality of opportunity (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6649 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 82533 Newsletter Spanish, French
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2013 82533 Newsletter English, French
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (French)
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OCT 01, 2013 82533 Newsletter English, Spanish
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 1) (English)
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APR 01, 2013 76979 Newsletter Spanish, French
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 1) (French)
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APR 01, 2013 76979 Newsletter English, Spanish
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 1) (Spanish)
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APR 01, 2013 76979 Newsletter English, French
World development report 2013 : inequality of opportunities in the labor market - evidence from life in transition surveys in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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NOV 15, 2012 73698 Working Paper
Equality of opportunities and fiscal incidence in Cote d'Ivoire (English)
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APR 01, 2012 WPS6048 Policy Research Working Paper
Knowing, when you do not know : simulating the poverty and distributional impacts of an economic crisis (English)
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JAN 12, 2012 66237 Publication
South Africa economic update : focus on inequality of opportunity (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 71553 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Inequality of opportunities among children : how much does gender matter? (English)
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JUN 27, 2011 76511 Working Paper
How do ex ante simulations compare with ex post evaluations ? evidence from the impact of conditional cash transfer programs (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 WPS5705 Policy Research Working Paper
Electoral accountability, fiscal decentralization and service delivery in Indonesia (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5614 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing poverty and distributional impacts of the global crisis in the Philippines : a microsimulation approach (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2010 WPS5286 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing ex ante the poverty and distributional impact of the global crisis in a developing country : a micro-simulation approach with application to Bangladesh (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2010 WPS5238 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of the financial crisis on poverty and income distribution : insights from simulations in selected countries (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2010 53745 Brief
To what extent are Bangladesh's recent gains in poverty reduction different from the past? (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2010 WPS5199 Policy Research Working Paper