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Tunisia - Impact of the Libya crisis on the Tunisian economy (English)

This study assesses the main spillover effects of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy and estimates the crisis’ overall social welfare and fiscal impacts on Tunisia. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS16340 FEB 01, 2017

Sy,Abdoulaye; El Abassi,Marouane; Tsoungui Belinga,Vincent De Paul; Bchir, Mohamed Hedi; Zitouna, Habib; Djiofack,Calvin Zebaze; Antonio,Jose; Cuesta Leiva,Jose Antonio; Fruttero,Anna; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Mouley,Sami; Ayadi,Lotfi; Fourati,Habib; Ouelhazi,Zied; Hedi, Saidi; Hrizi, Lotfi; Hassen,Majdi; Salim,Muna Abeid; Saadi Refai,Besma; Chelaifa,Leila; Irhiam,Hend Disclosed

Tunisia - Poverty assessment (English)

Tunisia emerges today the only success story of the Arab Spring revolution that swept the Arab world five years ago. This poverty assessment seeks to learn from the pre and post revolution periods with a view of avoiding the repetition of past mistakes in the future. ... See More +

Working Paper 104913 MAR 01, 2016

Cuesta Leiva,Jose Antonio French Disclosed

Tunisia - Poverty assessment : Évaluation de la pauvreté en Tunisie (French)

Tunisia emerges today the only success story of the Arab Spring revolution that swept the Arab world five years ago. This poverty assessment seeks to learn from the pre and post revolution periods with a view of avoiding the repetition of past mistakes in the future. ... See More +

Working Paper 104913 MAR 01, 2016

Cuesta Leiva,Jose Antonio; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Barry,Abdoul Gadiry; Maratou-Kolias,Laura Maria; El-Laga, Abdel Rahman English Disclosed

The socioeconomic impacts of energy reform in Tunisia : a simulation approach (English)

Tunisian social development policy making has always counted on energy subsidies to play a pivotal role. Due to the increasingly unsustainable budget implications, a new strategy has begun to reform the subsidy system in the energy sector while striking a balance between improving fiscal and equity considerations without increasing social tensions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7312 JUN 17, 2015

Cuesta Leiva,Jose Antonio; El Lahga,Abdelrahmen; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel Disclosed

A public expenditure review for Paraguay : the quest for optimal tax and expenditure policies for shared prosperity (English)

Paraguay has achieved significant progress in terms of fiscal policy over the past decade. Despite this progress on fiscal reform, three major challenges remain: 1) a volatile macroeconomic environment; 2) still insufficient fiscal resources; and 3) high levels of poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 78194 NOV 25, 2013

Koehler-Geib, Fritzi; Chakeri, Jasmin; Mustafaoglu, Zafer; Diaz-Bonilla, Carolina; Polastri, Rossana; Mossi, Dante; Estrada, Eduardo Andres; Busquets, Renato; Caballero Cabrera, Elida; Cabral, Guillermo; Araujo, Jorge; Villarroel, Miriam Beatriz; Holt, Patricia Chacon; Rittenauer, Patrick; Siegenthaler, Peter; Gulino, Silvia; Dure, Gloria; Arestivo de Cuentas Zavala, Rosa; Alvarenga Capurro, Telma; Favaro, Edgardo; Ramirez, Julio; Stewart, Lisa; Cicowiez, Martin; Lustig, Nora; Schenone, Osvaldo; Higgins, Sean; Swanson, William; Cuesta, Jose Antonio; Suarez Becerra, Pablo; Togo, Eriko; Velandia-Rubiano, Antonio; Horigoshi Reis, Ana Mie; Weiner, Fanny; Perez, Luis Orlando; de Hoyos, Rafael; Moreno, Juan Martin; Indaco, Agustin; Lajer Baron, Andres; Saizar, Carolina; Nielsen, Hannah; Picarelli, Nathalie; Zanett, Pia Maria; Varma, Sona; Verhoeven, Marijn; Mastruzzi, Massimo Disclosed

A public expenditure review for Paraguay (Vol. 2) : supplementary volume with selected background papers (English)

Paraguay has achieved significant progress in terms of fiscal policy over the past decade. Despite this progress on fiscal reform, three major challenges remain: 1) a volatile macroeconomic environment; 2) still insufficient fiscal resources; and 3) high levels of poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 78194 NOV 25, 2013

Koehler-Geib, Fritzi; Chakeri, Jasmin; Mustafaoglu, Zafer; Diaz-Bonilla, Carolina; Polastri, Rossana; Mossi, Dante; Estrada, Eduardo Andres; Busquets, Renato; Caballero Cabrera, Elida; Cabral, Guillermo; Araujo, Jorge; Villarroel, Miriam Beatriz; Holt, Patricia Chacon; Rittenauer, Patrick; Siegenthaler, Peter; Gulino, Silvia; Dure, Gloria; Arestivo de Cuentas Zavala, Rosa; Alvarenga Capurro, Telma; Favaro, Edgardo; Ramirez, Julio; Stewart, Lisa; Cicowiez, Martin; Lustig, Nora; Schenone, Osvaldo; Higgins, Sean; Swanson, William; Cuesta, Jose Antonio; Suarez Becerra, Pablo; Togo, Eriko; Velandia-Rubiano, Antonio; Horigoshi Reis, Ana Mie; Weiner, Fanny; Perez, Luis Orlando; de Hoyos, Rafael; Moreno, Juan Martin; Indaco, Agustin; Lajer Baron, Andres; Saizar, Carolina; Nielsen, Hannah; Picarelli, Nathalie; Zanett, Pia Maria; Varma, Sona; Verhoeven, Marijn; Mastruzzi, Massimo Disclosed

Education and equal opportunities among Liberian children (English)

This paper expands the analysis of equal opportunities by connecting traditional benefit incidence analysis of public spending with the human opportunity index, a distribution sensitive measure of access to public services. ... See More +

Journal Article 82809 SEP 12, 2013

Gouvea Abras,Ana Luisa; Cuesta Leiva,Jose Antonio Disclosed

Creating jobs in Africa's fragile states : are value chains an answer? (English)

What is the relationship between employment and conflict in fragile states? Although this question cannot be definitively answered, a large body of research suggests that in countries emerging from conflict, peace is likelier to endure if growth can be rapidly restored and translated into economic opportunities for large segments of the population. ... See More +

Publication 78681 JUN 12, 2013

Cuesta Leiva,Jose Antonio; Dudwick,Nora; Madani,Dorsati H.; Srinivasan,Radhika Disclosed

Social spending, distribution, and equality of opportunities : opportunity incidence analysis (English)

Existing evidence forms a body of "conventional wisdom" on the redistributive impact of fiscal policies that has been recently questioned by more disaggregated analyses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6489 JUN 01, 2013

Cuesta, Jose Disclosed

Feeding five billion Asians : a socioeconomic perspective (English)

This paper reviews the prospects for long-term food security in Asia, where a significant number of malnourished individuals still live after decades of mixed progress. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6328 JAN 01, 2013

Cuesta, Jose Disclosed

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; Cuesta, Jose; Hoyos, Alejandro; Narayan, Ambar Disclosed

How pro-poor and progressive is social spending in Zambia ? (English)

This paper analyzes the distributional effect of public spending in Zambia using the most recent data from the 2010 Living Conditions Monitoring Survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6052 APR 01, 2012

Cuesta, Jose; Kabaso, Pamela; Suarez-Becerra, Pablo Disclosed

Equality of opportunities, redistribution and fiscal policies : the case of Liberia (English)

This paper brings back the fiscal angle to the analysis of equal opportunities both by connecting traditional benefit-incidence analysis of public spending with equal opportunities and by conducting ex-ante micro-simulations on the fiscal cost of equal opportunity policies in education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5801 SEP 01, 2011

Abras, Ana; Cuesta, Jose Disclosed

Labor market transitions and social security in Colombia (English)

This paper quantifies the magnitude of transitions across occupational categories in Colombia, a country with high unemployment and informality but quickly increasing its social security coverage for health. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5650 MAY 01, 2011

Cuesta, Jose; Bohorquez, Camilo Disclosed

Food insecurity and public agricultural spending in Bolivia : putting money where your mouth is ? (English)

This paper explores the reduction of food insecurity in Bolivia, adopting a supply side approach that analyzes the role of agricultural spending on vulnerability. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5604 MAR 01, 2011

Cuesta, Jose; Edmeades, Svetlana; Madrigal, Lucia Disclosed

Social security distortions onto the labor market: estimates for Colombia (English)

This paper identifies and quantifies three distortions caused by the existing social security and social assistance systems in Colombia. These distortions refer to the discrepancy between the cost of formal social security for the employer and the worker's valuation of the received service (social distortion): the differences in social security benefits received by salaried and self-employed formal workers (occupational distortion); and the discrepancy caused by the cost in employing a formal instead of an informal worker (informal distortion). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5390 JUL 01, 2010

Cuesta, Jose; Olivera, Mauricio Disclosed

Extending coverage in multi-pillar pension systems : constraints and hypotheses, preliminary evidence and future research agenda (English)

This report provides a set of preliminary hypotheses and exploratory econometric testing to explain low rates of participation in reformed social security systems, with special emphasis on two Latin American countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 21303 JAN 31, 2000

Holzmann, Robert; Packard, Truman; Cuesta, Jose

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Tunisia - Impact of the Libya crisis on the Tunisian economy (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 ACS16340 Working Paper
Tunisia - Poverty assessment (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104913 Working Paper French
Tunisia - Poverty assessment : Évaluation de la pauvreté en Tunisie (French)
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MAR 01, 2016 104913 Working Paper English
The socioeconomic impacts of energy reform in Tunisia : a simulation approach (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 WPS7312 Policy Research Working Paper
A public expenditure review for Paraguay : the quest for optimal tax and expenditure policies for shared prosperity (English)
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NOV 25, 2013 78194 Public Expenditure Review
A public expenditure review for Paraguay (Vol. 2) : supplementary volume with selected background papers (English)
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NOV 25, 2013 78194 Public Expenditure Review
Education and equal opportunities among Liberian children (English)
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SEP 12, 2013 82809 Journal Article
Creating jobs in Africa's fragile states : are value chains an answer? (English)
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JUN 12, 2013 78681 Publication
Social spending, distribution, and equality of opportunities : opportunity incidence analysis (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6489 Policy Research Working Paper
Feeding five billion Asians : a socioeconomic perspective (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 WPS6328 Policy Research 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
How pro-poor and progressive is social spending in Zambia ? (English)
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APR 01, 2012 WPS6052 Policy Research Working Paper
Equality of opportunities, redistribution and fiscal policies : the case of Liberia (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 WPS5801 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor market transitions and social security in Colombia (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 WPS5650 Policy Research Working Paper
Food insecurity and public agricultural spending in Bolivia : putting money where your mouth is ? (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5604 Policy Research Working Paper
Social security distortions onto the labor market: estimates for Colombia (English)
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JUL 01, 2010 WPS5390 Policy Research Working Paper
Extending coverage in multi-pillar pension systems : constraints and hypotheses, preliminary evidence and future research agenda (English)
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JAN 31, 2000 21303 Working Paper (Numbered Series)