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Updating poverty estimates at frequent intervals in the absence of consumption data : methods and illustration with reference to a middle-income country (English)

Obtaining consistent estimates on poverty over time as well as monitoring poverty trends on a timely basis is a priority concern for policy makers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7043 SEP 01, 2014

Dang, Hai-Anh H.; Lanjouw, Peter F.; Serajuddin, Umar

Who is deprived ? who feels deprived ? labor deprivation, youth and gender in Morocco (English)

One of the recurrent explanations of the Arab spring is that governments were disconnected from their populations and that public policies were simply not in line with peopleapos;s sentiments and expectations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6090 JUN 01, 2012

Serajuddin, Umar; Verme, Paolo

Promoting youth opportunities and participation in Morocco (English)

This quick note is based on the report of the same name which was prepared just prior to the Arab Spring. The study anticipates the demands for social and economic inclusion articulated by Moroccan young people, especially February 2011. ... See More +

Brief 73001 JUN 01, 2012

Cava, Gloria La; Vishwanath, Tara; Morgandi, Matteo; Serajuddin, Umar; Ivanic, Maros; Jillson, Irene

Poverty in MENA : advances and challenges (English)

On February 29, 2012, the World Bank released an updated dataset of internationally comparable poverty estimates. Poverty is assessed against two internationally comparable poverty lines: $1.25 and $2 a day per capita (measured using 2005 purchasing power parity exchange rates). ... See More +

Brief 68272 APR 01, 2012

Vishwanath, Tara; Serajuddin, Umar