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Promoting shared prosperity in South Asia (English)

The geography of poverty has changed. More than 70 percent of the world’s poor live not in low-income countries, but in middle-income countries. ... See More +

Brief 75984 MAR 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Iyer, Lakshmi; Mishra, Saurabh

Creating jobs in South Asia's conflict zones : Creating jobs in South Asia's conflict zones (English)

This paper describes the key challenges to job creation in conflict-affected environments in South Asia. It uses household survey data since the early 2000s for Afghanistan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka to document the characteristics of labor markets in conflict-affected areas, exploiting the spatial and time variation in armed conflict within countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6104 JUN 01, 2012

Iyer, Lakshmi; Santos, Indhira

Conflict and development : lessons from South Asia (English)

South Asia is the second most violent place on earth after Iraq. Conflicts in Afghanistan and Pakistan have attracted global attention. Parts of India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal have experienced long-running conflict. ... See More +

Brief 56610 SEP 01, 2010

Ghani, Ejaz; Iyer, Lakshmi

Mental health in the aftermath of conflict (English)

The authors survey the recent literature on the mental health effects of conflict. They highlight the methodological challenges faced in this literature, which include the lack of validated mental health scales in a survey context, the difficulties in measuring individual exposure to conflict, and the issues related to making causal inferences from observed correlations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5132 NOV 01, 2009

Iyer, Lakshmi; Do, Quy-Toan

Poverty, social divisions, and conflict in Nepal (English)

The authors conduct an econometric analysis of the economic and social factors which contributed to the spread of violent conflict in Nepal. They find that conflict intensity is significantly higher in places with greater poverty and lower levels of economic development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4228 MAY 01, 2007

Iyer, Lakshmi; Do, Quy-Toan

Land rights and economic development : evidence from Vietnam : Land rights and economic development - evidence from Viet Nam (English)

The authors examine the impact of land reform in Vietnam which gives households the power to exchange, transfer, lease, inherit, and mortgage their land-use rights. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3120 AUG 31, 2003

Quy-Toan Do; Lakshmi Iyer