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Bangladesh, a middle income country by 2021 : what will it take in terms of poverty reduction? (English)

The vision 2021 plan and the associated perspective plan 2010-2021, adopted by the Government of Bangladesh lay out a series of development targets for 2021. ... See More +

Working Paper 87656 JAN 01, 2014

Gimenez, Lea; Jolliffe, Dean; Sharif, Iffath

Bangladesh - Poverty assessment : assessing a decade of progress in reducing poverty for the period 2000-2010 (English)

Throughout the 2000-2010 decade, Bangladesh experienced steady and strong gross domestic product (GDP) growth of nearly 6 percent per year on average. ... See More +

Brief 78518 JUN 01, 2013

Sharif, Iffath; Gimenez, Lea; Ahmed, Faizuddin; Jolliffe, Dean

Bangladesh - Poverty assessment : assessing a decade of progress in reducing poverty, 2000-2010 (English)

The purpose of this report is to document some of the aforementioned achievements over the 2000-2010 decade and to illustrate their collective impact on poverty in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 78559 JUN 01, 2013

Jolliffe, Dean; Sharif, Iffath; Gimenez, Lea; Ahmed, Faizuddin

How do the poor cope with shocks in Bangladesh ? evidence from survey data (English)

This paper uses household survey data collected in September-October 2009 on a nationally representative sample of 2,000 households in Bangladesh to examine the nature of shocks experienced by households over the preceding 12 months and the type of coping mechanisms that were adopted. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5810 SEP 01, 2011

Santos, Indhira; Zaman, Hassan; Sharif, Iffath; Rahman, Hossain Zillur

Poverty and social exclusion in India (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)

The report is organized around three chapters, in addition to this overview, each one dealing with an excluded group: Scheduled Tribe (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC), and women. ... See More +

Publication 61314 APR 12, 2011

Kalwij, Adriaan; Dubey, Amaresh; Cooper, Gertrude; Badda, John Prakash; Rashid, Mansoora; Das, Maitreyi Bordia; Noon, James; Talukdar, Tanusree; Pradhan, Sujata; Sharif, Iffath; Verschoor, Arjan; Hall, Gillette; Kapoor, Soumya; Desai, Sonalde; Vanneman, Reeve; Kebede, Bereket; Zagha, N. Roberto; Witsoe, Jeffrey; Dutta, Puja Vasudeva; Johnson, Kiersten; Lanjouw, Peter; Burra, Neera; Nikitin, Denis; Murgai, Rinku; Iversen, Vegard; Joddar, Pinaki

Poverty and social exclusion in India (Vol. 2 of 2) : Overview (English)

The report is organized around three chapters, in addition to this overview, each one dealing with an excluded group: Scheduled Tribe (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC), and women. ... See More +

Publication 61314 JAN 01, 2011

Kalwij, Adriaan; Dubey, Amaresh; Cooper, Gertrude; Badda, John Prakash; Rashid, Mansoora; Das, Maitreyi Bordia; Noon, James; Talukdar, Tanusree; Pradhan, Sujata; Sharif, Iffath; Verschoor, Arjan; Hall, Gillette; Kapoor, Soumya; Desai, Sonalde; Vanneman, Reeve; Kebede, Bereket; Zagha, N. Roberto; Witsoe, Jeffrey; Dutta, Puja Vasudeva; Johnson, Kiersten; Lanjouw, Peter; Burra, Neera; Nikitin, Denis; Murgai, Rinku; Iversen, Vegard; Joddar, Pinaki

Building a targeting system for Bangladesh based on proxy means testing (English)

This paper develops and discusses a Proxy Means Test (PMT) based household targeting system for Bangladesh. The PMT model derived from household survey data includes observable and verifiable characteristics on: (i) household demographics and characteristics of household head; (ii) ownership of assets; (iii) housing quality, and access to facilities and remittances; and (iv) location variables in a formal algorithm to proxy household welfare. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 50670 AUG 01, 2009

Sharif, Iffath A.;