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Outcomes, opportunity and development : why unequal opportunities and not outcomes hinder economic development (English)

This paper studies the relationship between inequality of opportunity and development outcomes in a cross-country setting. Scholars have long debated the impact of inequality on growth, development, and the quality of institutions in a society. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6735 DEC 01, 2013

Molina, Ezequiel; Narayan, Ambar; Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime

Shared prosperity : links to growth, inequality and inequality of opportunity (English)

Focusing on the welfare of the less well off as a measure of real societal progress is the fundamental principle underlying the WBG indicator of "shared prosperity", namely income growth of the bottom 40 percent in every country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6649 OCT 01, 2013

Narayan, Ambar; Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime; Tiwari, Sailesh

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (English)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Analyzing the World Bank’s goal of achieving “shared prosperity”; Managing risk is essential to reducing poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 82533 OCT 01, 2013

Narayan, Ambar; Tiwari, Sailesh; Olinto, Pedro; Ashwill, Maximillian; Ferreira, Francisco; Saavedra, Jaime; Lopez-Calva, Luis-Felipe; Newman, John; Demombynes, Gabriel; Reva, Anna; Mulligan, Mary Anne Spanish, French

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (Spanish)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Analyzing the World Bank’s goal of achieving “shared prosperity”; Managing risk is essential to reducing poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 82533 OCT 01, 2013

Narayan, Ambar; Tiwari, Sailesh; Olinto, Pedro; Ashwill, Maximillian; Ferreira, Francisco; Saavedra, Jaime; Lopez-Calva, Luis-Felipe; Newman, John; Demombynes, Gabriel; Reva, Anna; Mulligan, Mary Anne English, French

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (French)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Analyzing the World Bank’s goal of achieving “shared prosperity”; Managing risk is essential to reducing poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 82533 OCT 01, 2013

Narayan, Ambar; Tiwari, Sailesh; Olinto, Pedro; Ashwill, Maximillian; Ferreira, Francisco; Saavedra, Jaime; Lopez-Calva, Luis-Felipe; Newman, John; Demombynes, Gabriel; Reva, Anna; Mulligan, Mary Anne English, Spanish

Is labor income responsible for poverty reduction ? a decomposition approach (English)

Demographics, labor income, public transfers, or remittances: Which factor contributes the most to observed reductions in poverty? Using counterfactual simulations, this paper accounts for the contribution labor income has made to the observed changes in poverty over the past decade for a set of 16 countries that have experienced substantial declines in poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6414 APR 01, 2013

Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Olivieri, Sergio; Saavedra, Jaime; Winkler, Hernan; Inchauste, Gabriela

When job earnings are behind poverty reduction (English)

Improvement in labor market conditions has been the main explanation behind many of the poverty success stories observed in the last decade, that is the primary conclusion of an analysis of changes in poverty by income source. ... See More +

Brief 73663 NOV 01, 2012

Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Olivieri, Sergio; Saavedra, Jaime; Winkler, Hernan; Inchauste, Gabriela

What is behind the decline in poverty since 2000 ? evidence from Bangladesh, Peru and Thailand (English)

This paper quantifies the contributions of different factors to poverty reduction observed in Bangladesh, Peru and Thailand over the last decade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6199 SEP 01, 2012

Olivieri, Sergio; Saavedra, Jaime; Winkler, Hernan; Comboni, Maria Gabriela Inchauste

Common threads : steel case and ARZU's market-led approach to create employment opportunities for women weavers in Afghanistan (English)

ARZU, a Chicago-based Non-governmental Organization (NGO), was founded on the goal to apply a market-led approach for sustainable poverty alleviation achieved through artisan-based employment that empowers women. ... See More +

Working Paper 77343 AUG 01, 2012

Hwang, Helena; Saavedra, Jaime; Acevedo, Gladys Lopez

Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 1) (French)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Introduction to the Inequality in Focus series; An overview of global income inequality trends; Declining income inequality in Brazil: the proud outlier; Inequality of opportunity around the world: what do we know so far? ... See More +

Newsletter 79921 APR 01, 2012

Olinto, Pedro; Saavedra, Jaime; Lopez-Calva, Luis F.; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Mulligan, Mary Anne English, Spanish

Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 1) (English)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Introduction to the Inequality in Focus series; An overview of global income inequality trends; Declining income inequality in Brazil: the proud outlier; Inequality of opportunity around the world: what do we know so far? ... See More +

Newsletter 79921 APR 01, 2012

Olinto, Pedro; Saavedra, Jaime; Lopez-Calva, Luis F.; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Mulligan, Mary Anne Spanish, French

Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 1) (Spanish)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Introduction to the Inequality in Focus series; An overview of global income inequality trends; Declining income inequality in Brazil: the proud outlier; Inequality of opportunity around the world: what do we know so far? ... See More +

Newsletter 79921 APR 01, 2012

Olinto, Pedro; Saavedra, Jaime; Lopez-Calva, Luis F.; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Mulligan, Mary Anne English, French

¿Está el piso parejo para los niños en el Perú? Medición y comprensión de la evolución de las oportunidades (Spanish)

Over the past decade, Peru has achieved extraordinary rates of economic growth, significant reductions in poverty and a slight reduction in income inequality. ... See More +

Publication 66849 JAN 01, 2012

Escobal, Javier; Saavedra, Jaime; Vakis, Renos

Do our children have a chance? A human opportunity report for Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

This book reports on the status and evolution of human opportunity in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). It builds on the 2008 publication in several directions. ... See More +

Publication 65656 NOV 16, 2011

Giugale, Marcelo; Molinas Vega, Jose R.; Saavedra Chanduvi, Jaime; Cord, Louise J.; Hasan, Amer; Barros, Ricardo Paes de; Pessino, Carola

Do our children have a chance? The 2010 human opportunity report for Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 1 of 2) : Executive summary (English)

The (Human Opportunity Index) HOI calculates how personal circumstances (like birthplace, wealth, race or gender) impact a child's probability of accessing the services that are necessary to succeed in life, like timely education, running water or connection to electricity. ... See More +

Working Paper 54508 JAN 01, 2010

Pessino, Carola; Saavedra, Jaime; Cord, Louise J.; Hasan, Amer; Molinas, Jose R.; Barros, Ricardo Paes de; Giugale, Marcelo Spanish

Do our children have a chance? The 2010 human opportunity report for Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 1 of 2) : Síntesis en español (Spanish)

The (Human Opportunity Index) HOI calculates how personal circumstances (like birthplace, wealth, race or gender) impact a child's probability of accessing the services that are necessary to succeed in life, like timely education, running water or connection to electricity. ... See More +

Working Paper 54508 JAN 01, 2010

Pessino, Carola; Saavedra, Jaime; Cord, Louise J.; Hasan, Amer; Molinas, Jose R.; Barros, Ricardo Paes de; Giugale, Marcelo English

Do our children have a chance? The 2010 human opportunity report for Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 2 of 2) : Main report (English)

The (Human Opportunity Index) HOI calculates how personal circumstances (like birthplace, wealth, race or gender) impact a child's probability of accessing the services that are necessary to succeed in life, like timely education, running water or connection to electricity. ... See More +

Working Paper 54508 JAN 01, 2010

Pessino, Carola; Saavedra, Jaime; Cord, Louise J.; Hasan, Amer; Molinas, Jose R.; Barros, Ricardo Paes de; Giugale, Marcelo

Do our children have a chance? The 2010 human opportunity report for Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The Human Opportunity Index (HOI) calculates how personal circumstances (like birthplace, wealth, race or gender) impact a child's probability of accessing the services that are necessary to succeed in life, like timely education, running water or connection to electricity. ... See More +

Working Paper 73697 JAN 01, 2010

De Barros, Ricardo Paes; Saavedra, Jaime; Giugale, Marcelo; Molinas, Jose R.

Measuring inequality of opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Over the past decade, faster growth and smarter social policy have reversed the trend in Latin America's poverty. Too slowly and insufficiently, but undeniably, the percentage of Latinos who are poor has at long last begun to fall. ... See More +

General Economy, Macroeconomics and Growth Study 46827 NOV 12, 2008

De Carvalho, Mirela; Gignoux, Jeremie; Molinas Vega, Jose R.; Saavedra Chanduvi, Jaime; H. G. Ferreira, Francisco; Franco, Samuel; Freije-Rodriguez, Samuel; Paes de Barros, Ricardo Spanish

Measuring inequality of opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean : Midiendo la desigualdad de oportunidades en America Latina y el Caribe (Spanish)

Over the past decade, faster growth and smarter social policy have reversed the trend in Latin America's poverty. Too slowly and insufficiently, but undeniably, the percentage of Latinos who are poor has at long last begun to fall. ... See More +

General Economy, Macroeconomics and Growth Study 46827 OCT 01, 2008

De Carvalho, Mirela; Gignoux, Jeremie; Molinas Vega, Jose R.; Saavedra Chanduvi, Jaime; H. G. Ferreira, Francisco; Franco, Samuel; Freije-Rodriguez, Samuel; Paes de Barros, Ricardo English

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Outcomes, opportunity and development : why unequal opportunities and not outcomes hinder economic development (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6735 Policy Research Working Paper
Shared prosperity : links to growth, inequality and inequality of opportunity (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6649 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 82533 Newsletter Spanish, French
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2013 82533 Newsletter English, French
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (French)
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OCT 01, 2013 82533 Newsletter English, Spanish
Is labor income responsible for poverty reduction ? a decomposition approach (English)
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APR 01, 2013 WPS6414 Policy Research Working Paper
When job earnings are behind poverty reduction (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 73663 Brief
What is behind the decline in poverty since 2000 ? evidence from Bangladesh, Peru and Thailand (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 WPS6199 Policy Research Working Paper
Common threads : steel case and ARZU's market-led approach to create employment opportunities for women weavers in Afghanistan (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 77343 Working Paper
Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 1) (French)
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APR 01, 2012 79921 Newsletter English, Spanish
Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 1) (English)
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APR 01, 2012 79921 Newsletter Spanish, French
Inequality in focus vol. 1 (no. 1) (Spanish)
See More +
APR 01, 2012 79921 Newsletter English, French
¿Está el piso parejo para los niños en el Perú? Medición y comprensión de la evolución de las oportunidades (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2012 66849 Publication
Do our children have a chance? A human opportunity report for Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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NOV 16, 2011 65656 Publication
Do our children have a chance? The 2010 human opportunity report for Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 1 of 2) : Executive summary (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2010 54508 Working Paper Spanish
Do our children have a chance? The 2010 human opportunity report for Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 1 of 2) : Síntesis en español (Spanish)
See More +
JAN 01, 2010 54508 Working Paper English
Do our children have a chance? The 2010 human opportunity report for Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 2 of 2) : Main report (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2010 54508 Working Paper
Do our children have a chance? The 2010 human opportunity report for Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2010 73697 Working Paper
Measuring inequality of opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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NOV 12, 2008 46827 General Economy, Macroeconomics and Growth Study Spanish
Measuring inequality of opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean : Midiendo la desigualdad de oportunidades en America Latina y el Caribe (Spanish)
See More +
OCT 01, 2008 46827 General Economy, Macroeconomics and Growth Study English