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Does access to information empower the poor ? evidence from the Dominican Republic (English)

This paper summarizes the results of the impact evaluation of the Access to Information pilot project on empowerment of citizens in poor municipalities in the Dominican Republic. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6895 MAY 01, 2014

Skoufias, Emmanuel; Narita, Renata; Narayan, Ambar

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

Conditional cash transfers, adult work incentives, and poverty (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Conditional cash transfers, adult work incentives, and poverty, conducted in 1997 in Mexico. ... See More +

Brief 81219 AUG 14, 2013

Skoufias, Emmanuel; di Maro, Vincenzo

Mexico - The impact of PROGRESA on food consumption (English)

The brief summarizes the impact of Programa de Educacion, Salud y Alimentacion (PROGRESA) on food consumption in Mexico. The program started in 1997 and still exists today. ... See More +

Brief 81503 AUG 14, 2013

Hoddinott, John; Skoufias, Emmanuel

Disquiet on the weather front : the welfare impacts of climatic variability in the rural Philippines (English)

Three recent rounds (2003, 2006, and 2009) of the Family Income and Expenditure Survey are matched to rainfall data from 43 rainfall stations in the Philippines to quantify the extent to which unusual weather has any negative effects on the consumption of Filipino households. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6579 AUG 01, 2013

Safir, Abla; Piza, Sharon Faye; Skoufias, Emmanuel

Shorter, cheaper, quicker, better : linking measures of household food security to nutritional outcomes in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Uganda, and Tanzania (English)

Using nationally representative household survey data from five countries -- three from South Asia (Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal) and two from Sub-Saharan Africa (Tanzania and Uganda) -- this paper conducts a systematic assessment of the correlation between various measures of household food security and nutritional outcomes of children. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6584 AUG 01, 2013

Tiwari, Sailesh; Skoufias, Emmanuel; Sherpa, Maya

Monsoon babies : rainfall shocks and child nutrition in Nepal (English)

Do household consumption-smoothing strategies in poor countries entail significant long-run costs in terms of reduced human capital? This paper exploits the timing of monsoon rainfall shocks and the seasonal nature of agriculture to isolate income effects on early childhood anthropometric outcomes in rural Nepal and to provide evidence on the persistence of these effects into later childhood. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6395 MAR 01, 2013

Tiwari, Sailesh; Jacoby, Hanan G.; Skoufias, Emmanuel

The World Bank economic review 26 (3) (English)

This issue of the World Bank economic review includes the following topics of interest: is there a metropolitan bias? the relationship between poverty and city size in a selection of developing countries; impact of SMS-based agricultural information on Indian farmers; crises, food prices, and the income elasticity of micronutrients - estimates from Indonesia; economic geography and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa; the decision to import capital goods in India: firmsapos; financial factors matter; coffee market liberalization and the implications for producers in Brazil, Guatemala and India; implications of COMTRADE compilation practices for trade barrier analyses and negotiations. ... See More +

Publication 80522 NOV 01, 2012

Lanjouw, Peter; Fafchamps, Marcel; Minten, Bart; Skoufias, Emmanuel; Tiwari, Sailesh; Zaman, Hassan; Bosker, Maarten; Garretsen, Harry; Bas, Maria; Berthou, Antoine; Russell, Bill; Mohan, Sushil; Banerjee, Anindya; Yeats, Alexander J.; Ferre, Celine; Ferreira, Francisco H.G.

Weather and child health in rural Nigeria (English)

The effect of weather shocks on childrenapos;s anthropometrics is investigated using the two most recent rounds of the Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6214 OCT 01, 2012

Rabassa, Mariano; Skoufias, Emmanuel; Jacoby, Hanan G.

Reducing elderly poverty in Thailand : the role of Thailandapos;s pension and social assistance programs (English)

This policy note examines Thailandapos;s programs for preventing poverty among the elderly, and suggests options for improving the effectiveness of these programs. ... See More +

Working Paper 80527 OCT 01, 2012

Jitsuchon, Somchai; Skoufias, Emmanuel; Wiener, Mitchell; Brixi, Hana; Tansanguanwong, Pamornrat; Sondergaard, Lars Thai

Reducing elderly poverty in Thailand : the role of Thailandapos;s pension and social assistance programs (Thai)

This policy note examines Thailandapos;s programs for preventing poverty among the elderly, and suggests options for improving the effectiveness of these programs. ... See More +

Working Paper 80527 OCT 01, 2012

Jitsuchon, Somchai; Skoufias, Emmanuel; Wiener, Mitchell; Brixi, Hana; Tansanguanwong, Pamornrat; Sondergaard, Lars English

The poverty and welfare impacts of climate change quantifying the effects, identifying the adaptation strategies (English)

The continued decline in global poverty over the past 100 years particularly in the past three decades is a remarkable achievement. In 1981, 52 percent of the world population lived on less than $1.25 a day. ... See More +

Publication 71451 JUL 20, 2012

Skoufias, Emmanuel

Rainfall variability, occupational choice, and welfare in rural Bangladesh (English)

This study investigates the choice of occupational focus versus diversification between household members in rural Bangladesh as an autonomous and proactive adaptation strategy against ex ante local rainfall variability risks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6134 JUL 01, 2012

Bandyopadhyay, Sushenjit; Skoufias, Emmanuel

Too little too late : welfare impacts of rainfall shocks in rural Indonesia (English)

In this article, the authors consider two shocks: (i) a delay in the onset of monsoon; and (ii) a significant shortfall in rainfall in the 90 day post-onset period. ... See More +

Journal Article 78987 NOV 01, 2011

Skoufias, Emmanuel; Katayama, Roy S.; Essama-Nssah, R.

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

Leite, Phillippe; Narayan, Ambar; Skoufias, Emmanuel

The poverty impacts of climate change : a review of the evidence (English)

Climate change is believed to represent a serious challenge to poverty reduction efforts around the globe. This paper conducts an up-to-date review of three main strands of the literature analyzing the poverty impacts of climate change : (i) economy-wide growth models incorporating climate change impacts to work out consistent scenarios for how climate change might affect the path of poverty over the next decades; (ii) studies focusing on the poverty impacts of climate change in the agricultural sector; and (iii) studies exploring how past climate variability impacts poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5622 APR 01, 2011

Skoufias, Emmanuel; Rabassa, Mariano; Olivieri, Sergio

Distributional implications of climate change in India (English)

Global warming is expected to heavily impact agriculture, the dominant source of livelihood for the worldapos;s poor. Yet, little is known about the distributional implications of climate change at the sub-national level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5623 APR 01, 2011

Jacoby, Hanan; Rabassa, Mariano; Skoufias, Emmanuel

The poverty impacts of climate change (English)

Over the last century, the world has seen a sustained decline in the proportion of people living in poverty. However, there is an increasing concern that climate change could slow or possibly even reverse poverty reduction progress. ... See More +

Brief 60073 MAR 01, 2011

Skoufias, Emmanuel; Rabassa, Mariano; Olivieri, Sergio; Brahmbhatt, Milan

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

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

Too little too late : welfare impacts of rainfall shocks in rural Indonesia (English)

The authors use regression analysis to assess the potential welfare impact of rainfall shocks in rural Indonesia. In particular, they consider two shocks: (i) a delay in the onset of monsoon and (ii) a significant shortfall in the amount of rain in the 90 day post-onset period. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5615 MAR 01, 2011

Skoufias, Emmanuel; Essama-Nssah, B.; Katayama, Roy S.

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Does access to information empower the poor ? evidence from the Dominican Republic (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6895 Policy Research Working Paper
Electoral accountability and local government spending in Indonesia (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6782 Policy Research Working Paper
Conditional cash transfers, adult work incentives, and poverty (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81219 Brief
Mexico - The impact of PROGRESA on food consumption (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81503 Brief
Disquiet on the weather front : the welfare impacts of climatic variability in the rural Philippines (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6579 Policy Research Working Paper
Shorter, cheaper, quicker, better : linking measures of household food security to nutritional outcomes in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Uganda, and Tanzania (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6584 Policy Research Working Paper
Monsoon babies : rainfall shocks and child nutrition in Nepal (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 WPS6395 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 26 (3) (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 80522 Publication
Weather and child health in rural Nigeria (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 WPS6214 Policy Research Working Paper
Reducing elderly poverty in Thailand : the role of Thailandapos;s pension and social assistance programs (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 80527 Working Paper Thai
Reducing elderly poverty in Thailand : the role of Thailandapos;s pension and social assistance programs (Thai)
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OCT 01, 2012 80527 Working Paper English
The poverty and welfare impacts of climate change quantifying the effects, identifying the adaptation strategies (English)
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JUL 20, 2012 71451 Publication
Rainfall variability, occupational choice, and welfare in rural Bangladesh (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 WPS6134 Policy Research Working Paper
Too little too late : welfare impacts of rainfall shocks in rural Indonesia (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 78987 Journal Article
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
The poverty impacts of climate change : a review of the evidence (English)
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APR 01, 2011 WPS5622 Policy Research Working Paper
Distributional implications of climate change in India (English)
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APR 01, 2011 WPS5623 Policy Research Working Paper
The poverty impacts of climate change (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 60073 Brief
Electoral accountability, fiscal decentralization and service delivery in Indonesia (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5614 Policy Research Working Paper
Too little too late : welfare impacts of rainfall shocks in rural Indonesia (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5615 Policy Research Working Paper