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All Hands on Deck : Reducing Stunting through Multisectoral Efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the scale of undernutrition is staggering; 58 million children under the age of five are too short for their age (stunted), and 14 million weighs too little for their height (wasted). ... See More +

Publication 138768 JUL 01, 2019

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Vinha,Katja Pauliina; Sato,Ryoko Disclosed

Identifying the Vulnerable to Poverty from Natural Disasters : The Case of Typhoons in the Philippines (English)

This paper builds on the existing literature assessing retrospectively the quantitative effects of natural disasters on different dimensions of household welfare, to make progress toward the ex ante identification of households that are vulnerable to poverty due to natural disasters, especially typhoons. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8857 MAY 20, 2019

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Kawasoe,Yasuhiro; Strobl,Eric; Acosta,Pablo Ariel Disclosed

Identifying the Vulnerable to Poverty from Natural Disasters : The Case of Typhoons in the Philippines (English)

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 137064 MAY 01, 2019

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Kawasoe,Yasuhiro; Strobl,Eric; Acosta,Pablo Ariel Disclosed

The Chronology of a Disaster : A Review and Assessment of the Value of Acting Early on Household Welfare (English)

When shocks strike they have an immediate and direct impact on life, income, and assets.Two strands of literature can be usefully brought together to generate some initial indicative estimates of the timing of a shock’s impacts, and thus the likely benefit of acting early to mitigate these impacts: i) Post-disaster and vulnerability assessments that explain how the impact of different disasters unfolds, that estimate losses from assets and income, or that present data on coping mechanisms used; and ii) Micro econometric studies that assess the cost imposed by coping strategies on income and growth.An initial assessment of this literature was undertaken in Clarke and Hill (2013) for drought in Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper 136752 JAN 01, 2019

Hill,Ruth; Skoufias,Emmanuel; Maher,Barry Patrick Disclosed

Reducing inequalities in water supply, sanitation, and hygiene in the era of the sustainable development goals synthesis report of the WASH poverty diagnostic initiative : Reducing Inequalities in Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals (English)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the World Bank’s corporate goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity call for specific attention to the poor and vulnerable. ... See More +

Working Paper 127135 JUN 11, 2018

Loughnan,Elizabeth Clementine; Rana,Suneira; Li,Shiqing; Carlitz,Ruth Denali; Kullmann,Craig Phillip; Skoufias,Emmanuel; Srivastava,Vivek; Andres,Luis Alberto; Grabel,Brittany Meryl Disclosed

The reallocation of district-level spending and natural disasters : evidence from Indonesia (English)

This paper combines district-level government spending data from Indonesia and natural disaster damage indices to analyze the extent to which districts are forced to reallocate their expenditures across categories after the incidence of floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8359 MAR 06, 2018

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Strobl,Eric; Tveit,Thomas Breivik Disclosed

Natural disaster damage indices based on remotely sensed data: an application to Indonesia (English)

Combining nightlight data as a proxy for economic activity with remote sensing data typically used for natural hazard modeling, this paper constructs novel damage indices at the district level for Indonesia, for different disaster events such as floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and the 2004 Christmas Tsunami. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8188 SEP 08, 2017

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Strobl,Eric; Tveit,Thomas Breivik Disclosed

Safeguarding against a reversal in social gains during the economic crisis in Brazil (Portuguese)

This note summarizes the findings of the analysis carried out regarding the poverty and inequality impacts of the ongoing economic crisis in Brazil in 2016 and 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 112896 JAN 01, 2017

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Nakamura,Shohei; Mayer Gukovas,Renata English Disclosed

Safeguarding against a reversal in social gains during the economic crisis in Brazil (English)

This note summarizes the findings of the analysis carried out regarding the poverty and inequality impacts of the ongoing economic crisis in Brazil in 2016 and 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 112896 JAN 01, 2017

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Nakamura,Shohei; Mayer Gukovas,Renata Portuguese Disclosed

Synergies in child nutrition : interactions of food security, health and environment, and child care (English)

This paper examines the extent to which the three key underlying determinants of nutrition -- food security; adequate caregiving resources at the maternal, household, and community levels; and access to health services and a safe and hygienic environment -- on their own and interactively are correlated with nutrition outcomes, such as height-for-age z-scores. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7794 AUG 15, 2016

Skoufias,Emmanuel Disclosed

Estimating poverty rates in target populations : an assessment of the simple poverty scorecard and alternative approaches (English)

The performance of the Simple Poverty Scorecard is compared against the performance of established regression-based estimators. All estimates are benchmarked against observed poverty status based on household expenditure (or income) data from household socioeconomic surveys that span nearly a decade and are representative of subnational populations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7793 AUG 15, 2016

Diamond,Alexis; Gill,Michael; Rebolledo Dellepiane,Miguel Angel; Skoufias,Emmanuel; Vinha,Katja; Xu,Yiqing Disclosed

Estimating poverty rates in target populations : an assessment of the simple poverty scorecard and alternative approaches (English)

The performance of the simple poverty scorecard is compared against the performance of established regression-based estimators. All estimates are benchmarked against observed poverty status based on household expenditure (or income) data from household socioeconomic surveys that span nearly a decade and are representative of subnational populations. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125523 AUG 01, 2016

Diamond,Alexis; Gill,Michael; Rebolledo Dellepiane,Miguel Angel; Skoufias,Emmanuel; Vinha,Katja Pauliina; Xu,Yiqing Disclosed

Synergies in child nutrition : interactions of food security, health and environment, and child care (English)

This paper examines the extent to which the three key underlying determinants of nutrition - food security; adequate caregiving resources at the maternal, household, and community levels; and access to health services and a safe and hygienic environment – on their own and interactively are correlated with nutrition outcomes, such as height-for-age z-scores. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125524 AUG 01, 2016

Skoufias,Emmanuel Disclosed

Cyclical variations in participation and employment in urban Brazil (English)

Brazilian labor markets have performed very strongly for most of the last 15 years, with dramatic increases in the employment rate of unskilled workers and significant declines in the overall unemployment rate. ... See More +

Working Paper 106936 MAY 01, 2016

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Mayer Gukovas,Renata; Scot,Thiago Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

The poverty impacts of cash and in-kind transfers : experimental evidence from rural Mexico (English)

The unique experimental design of the food support program (programa de apoyo alimentario) is used to analyze in-kind and cash transfers in the poor rural areas of southern states of Mexico. ... See More +

Journal Article 82846 SEP 04, 2013

Gonzalez-Cossio, Teresa; Skoufias,Emmanuel; Unar, Mishel Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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All Hands on Deck : Reducing Stunting through Multisectoral Efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 138768 Publication
Identifying the Vulnerable to Poverty from Natural Disasters : The Case of Typhoons in the Philippines (English)
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MAY 20, 2019 WPS8857 Policy Research Working Paper
Identifying the Vulnerable to Poverty from Natural Disasters : The Case of Typhoons in the Philippines (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 137064 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The Chronology of a Disaster : A Review and Assessment of the Value of Acting Early on Household Welfare (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 136752 Working Paper
Reducing inequalities in water supply, sanitation, and hygiene in the era of the sustainable development goals synthesis report of the WASH poverty diagnostic initiative : Reducing Inequalities in Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals (English)
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JUN 11, 2018 127135 Working Paper
The reallocation of district-level spending and natural disasters : evidence from Indonesia (English)
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MAR 06, 2018 WPS8359 Policy Research Working Paper
Natural disaster damage indices based on remotely sensed data: an application to Indonesia (English)
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SEP 08, 2017 WPS8188 Policy Research Working Paper
Safeguarding against a reversal in social gains during the economic crisis in Brazil (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 2017 112896 Working Paper English
Safeguarding against a reversal in social gains during the economic crisis in Brazil (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112896 Working Paper Portuguese
Synergies in child nutrition : interactions of food security, health and environment, and child care (English)
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AUG 15, 2016 WPS7794 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating poverty rates in target populations : an assessment of the simple poverty scorecard and alternative approaches (English)
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AUG 15, 2016 WPS7793 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating poverty rates in target populations : an assessment of the simple poverty scorecard and alternative approaches (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 125523 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Synergies in child nutrition : interactions of food security, health and environment, and child care (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 125524 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Cyclical variations in participation and employment in urban Brazil (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 106936 Working Paper
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
The poverty impacts of cash and in-kind transfers : experimental evidence from rural Mexico (English)
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SEP 04, 2013 82846 Journal Article
Mexico - The impact of PROGRESA on food consumption (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81503 Brief
Conditional cash transfers, adult work incentives, and poverty (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81219 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