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Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches (English)

This report provides operational guidance to maximize the impact of investments on nutrition outcomes for women and young children. The recommendations in this document build on evidence to date on issues of malnutrition, with the aim of providing concrete guidance on how to mainstream nutrition into agriculture, social protection, and health. ... See More +

Working Paper 75102 JAN 01, 2013

Alderman,Harold H.; Elder,Leslie K.; Goyal,Aparajita; Herforth,Anna Whitson; Hoberg,Yurie Tanimichi; Marini,Alessandra; Ruel Bergeron,Julie; Saavedra Chanduvi,Jaime; Shekar,Meera; Tiwari,Sailesh; Zaman,Hassan Spanish, French Disclosed

Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches (Spanish)

This report provides operational guidance to maximize the impact of investments on nutrition outcomes for women and young children. The recommendations in this document build on evidence to date on issues of malnutrition, with the aim of providing concrete guidance on how to mainstream nutrition into agriculture, social protection, and health. ... See More +

Working Paper 75102 JAN 01, 2013

Alderman,Harold H.; Elder,Leslie K.; Goyal,Aparajita; Herforth,Anna Whitson; Hoberg,Yurie Tanimichi; Marini,Alessandra; Ruel Bergeron,Julie; Saavedra Chanduvi,Jaime; Shekar,Meera; Tiwari,Sailesh; Zaman,Hassan French, English Disclosed

Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches (French)

This report provides operational guidance to maximize the impact of investments on nutrition outcomes for women and young children. The recommendations in this document build on evidence to date on issues of malnutrition, with the aim of providing concrete guidance on how to mainstream nutrition into agriculture, social protection, and health. ... See More +

Working Paper 75102 JAN 01, 2013

Alderman,Harold H.; Elder,Leslie K.; Goyal,Aparajita; Herforth,Anna Whitson; Hoberg,Yurie Tanimichi; Marini,Alessandra; Ruel Bergeron,Julie; Saavedra Chanduvi,Jaime; Shekar,Meera; Tiwari,Sailesh; Zaman,Hassan Spanish, English Disclosed

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: firms' 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. Disclosed

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; Sharif, Iffath; Rahman, Hossain Zillur; Zaman, Hassan Disclosed

Estimating the short-run poverty impacts of the 2010-11 surge in food prices (English)

Global food prices have increased substantially since mid-2010, as have prices in many developing countries. In this study we assess the poverty impact of the price changes between June and December 2010 in twenty-eight low and middle income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5633 APR 01, 2011

Ivanic, Maros; Martin, Will; Zaman, Hassan Disclosed

Can we rely on cash transfers to protect dietary diversity during food crises ? estimates from Indonesia (English)

The 2008 "food price crisis" and more recent spikes in food prices have led to a greater focus on policies and programs to cushion their impact on poverty and malnutrition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5548 JAN 01, 2011

Skoufias, Emmanuel; Tiwari, Sailesh; Zaman, Hassan Disclosed

The impact of economic shocks on global undernourishment (English)

This paper estimates the impact of the 2008 food price spike and the 2009 contraction in global growth on undernourishment rates. The analysis is based on a methodology that uses a calorie-income relationship and income distribution data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5215 FEB 01, 2010

Tiwari, Sailesh; Zaman, Hassan Disclosed

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

Kotikula, Aphichoke; Narayan, Ambar; Zaman, Hassan Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 25 (1) (English)

This paper presents new evidence on the capacity of agricultural growth to serve as an effective instrument for poverty reduction. The poverty reduction value of land and labor productivity growth and of Gross Domestic Product(GDP) growth originating in agriculture versus the rest of the economy; the comparative linkage value of a quantum of sectoral growth for aggregate growth and poverty reduction; the contribution made by rural areas to aggregate poverty reduction under alternative migration scenarios; and the household pathways out of poverty in the context of aggregate growth, in particular via market-oriented smallholder farming. ... See More +

Publication 63378 FEB 01, 2010

Jimenez, Emmanuel; de Janvry, Alain; Sadoulet, Elisabeth; Anderson, Kym; Headey, Derek; Bezemer, Dirk; Hazell, Peter B.; Demirgüç-Kunt, Ash; Serven, Luis; Caprio. Jr , Gerard; Kane, Edward J.; Wodon , Quentin; Zaman, Hassan Disclosed

Higher food prices in Sub-Saharan Africa : poverty impact and policy responses (English)

The spike in global food prices in 2008 led to significantly higher food prices across the developing world. Global commodity prices have since fallen but remain volatile, and local food prices remain high in many countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 76802 NOV 11, 2009

Wodon, Quentin; Zaman, Hassan Disclosed

Who migrates overseas and is it worth their while ? an assessment of household survey data from Bangladesh (English)

The paper assesses the costs and household level benefits of migrating overseas from Bangladesh. The authors survey households who have had overseas migrants to assess their characteristics compared to non-migrants. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5018 AUG 01, 2009

Sharma, Manohar; Zaman, Hassan Disclosed

Rising food prices in Sub-Saharan Africa : poverty impact and policy responses (English)

The increase in food prices represents a major crisis for the world's poor. This paper aims to review the evidence on the potential impact of higher food prices on poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, and examines the extent to which policy responses will benefit the poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4738 OCT 01, 2008

Wodon, Quentin; Zaman, Hassan Disclosed

Poverty assessment for Bangladesh : creating opportunities and bridging the East-West divide (English)

Bangladesh has made good progress in reducing poverty over the past decade despite the series of external shocks which have routinely affected the country. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 73147 OCT 01, 2008

Narayan,Ambar; Zaman,Hassan Disclosed

Economics and governance of nongovernmental organizations in Bangladesh (English)

This report shows that Bangladesh has made striking progress on a range of social indicators over the last 15 years, an achievement widely credited to the country's pluralist service provision regime. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 38291 APR 16, 2006

Alamgir,Dewan; Annamalai,Nagavalli; Appasamy,Irajen; Hasan,Mirza Hamid; Hossain,Naomi Therese; Khan,Safi Rahman; Matsaert, Frank; Rasmussen,Stephen F.; Zaman,Hassan; Zannath,Suraiya Disclosed

The scaling-up of microfinance in Bangladesh : determinants, impact, and lessons (English)

The microfinance industry in Bangladesh currently provides access to credit to around 13 million poor households. The author describes the factors that led to the scaling-up of micro-credit in Bangladesh, the impact this has had on the poor, future challenges in Bangladesh, and possible lessons for other countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3398 SEP 01, 2004

Zaman, Hassan

Scaling up poverty reduction: case studies in microfinance (English)

The CrediAmigo microfinance program mounted by Brazil's Banco do Nordeste (BN) shows how an international financial institution like the World Bank can be a useful catalyst in the development of microfinance retail capacity. ... See More +

Working Paper 31164 MAY 27, 2004

Christen, Robert Peck; Cook, Tamara; Zaman, Hassan; Martinez, Herminia; Matin, Imran; Yasmin, Rabeya; Maurer, Klaus; Taber, Lisa; Terberger, Eva; Lepp, Anja; Nyerere, John

The changing distribution of public education expenditure in Malawi (English)

In 1994, the newly elected Government in Malawi abolished primary school fees. Using household survey data from 1990/91, and 1997/98, this paper assesses the impact this major policy change, combined with increased Government spending on education, has had on access to schooling by the poor. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 26693 MAR 30, 2002

AlSamarrai, Samer; Zaman, Hassan

Who gained from Vietnam's boom in the 1990s? An analysis of poverty and inequality trends (English)

The authors assess the extent to which Vietnam's rapid economic growth in the 1990s was accompanied by reductions in poverty. They also investigate factors that contribute to certain households benefiting more than others. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2275 JAN 31, 2000

Glewwe, Paul; Gragnolatti, Michele; Zaman, Hassan

Assessing the impact of micro-credit on poverty and vulnerability in Bangladesh (English)

The author examines the extent to which micro-credit reduces poverty and vulnerability through a case study of BRAC, one of the largest providers of micro-credit to the poor in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2145 JUL 31, 1999

Zaman, Hassan

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75102 Working Paper Spanish, French
Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2013 75102 Working Paper French, English
Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches (French)
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JAN 01, 2013 75102 Working Paper Spanish, English
The World Bank economic review 26 (3) (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 80522 Publication
How do the poor cope with shocks in Bangladesh ? evidence from survey data (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 WPS5810 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating the short-run poverty impacts of the 2010-11 surge in food prices (English)
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APR 01, 2011 WPS5633 Policy Research Working Paper
Can we rely on cash transfers to protect dietary diversity during food crises ? estimates from Indonesia (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 WPS5548 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of economic shocks on global undernourishment (English)
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FEB 01, 2010 WPS5215 Policy Research Working Paper
To what extent are Bangladesh's recent gains in poverty reduction different from the past? (English)
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FEB 01, 2010 WPS5199 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank research observer 25 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2010 63378 Publication
Higher food prices in Sub-Saharan Africa : poverty impact and policy responses (English)
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NOV 11, 2009 76802 Journal Article
Who migrates overseas and is it worth their while ? an assessment of household survey data from Bangladesh (English)
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AUG 01, 2009 WPS5018 Policy Research Working Paper
Rising food prices in Sub-Saharan Africa : poverty impact and policy responses (English)
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OCT 01, 2008 WPS4738 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty assessment for Bangladesh : creating opportunities and bridging the East-West divide (English)
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OCT 01, 2008 73147 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Economics and governance of nongovernmental organizations in Bangladesh (English)
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APR 16, 2006 38291 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The scaling-up of microfinance in Bangladesh : determinants, impact, and lessons (English)
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SEP 01, 2004 WPS3398 Policy Research Working Paper
Scaling up poverty reduction: case studies in microfinance (English)
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MAY 27, 2004 31164 Working Paper
The changing distribution of public education expenditure in Malawi (English)
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MAR 30, 2002 26693 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Who gained from Vietnam's boom in the 1990s? An analysis of poverty and inequality trends (English)
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JAN 31, 2000 WPS2275 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing the impact of micro-credit on poverty and vulnerability in Bangladesh (English)
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JUL 31, 1999 WPS2145 Policy Research Working Paper