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A Proxy Means Test for Sri Lanka (English)

This paper intends to inform the effort of the Sri Lankan government to reform the targeting efficacy of its social protection programs, in particular, Samurdhi, which currently distributes benefits based on self-reported income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8605 OCT 09, 2018

Sebastian,Ashwini Rekha; Shivakumaran,Shivapragasam; Silwal,Ani Rudra; Newhouse,David Locke; Walker,Thomas; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

A Proxy Means Test for Sri Lanka (English)

This paper intends to inform the effort of the Sri Lankan government to reform the targeting efficacy of its social protection programs, in particular, Samurdhi, which currently distributes benefits based on self-reported income. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131470 OCT 01, 2018

Sebastian,Ashwini Rekha; Shivakumaran,Shivapragasam; Silwal,Ani Rudra; Newhouse,David Locke; Walker,Thomas; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Revisiting the Poverty Trend in Rwanda : 2010/11 to 2013/14 (English)

According to the official statistics published by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, the country registered a decline in poverty from 46 percent in 2010/11 to 39 percent in 2013/14. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8585 SEP 13, 2018

Fatima,Freeha; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Revisiting the Poverty Trend in Rwanda : 2010/11 to 2013/14 (English)

According to the official statistics published by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, the country registered a decline in poverty from 46 percent in 2010/11 to 39 percent in 2013/14. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131473 SEP 01, 2018

Fatima,Freeha; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

The road to recovery : the role of poverty in the exposure, vulnerability and resilience to floods in Accra (English)

In June 2015, about 53,000 people were affected by unusually severe floods in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana. The real impact of such a disaster is a product of exposure ("Who was affected?") ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8469 JUN 07, 2018

Erman,Alvina Elisabeth; Motte,Elliot Gaston; Goyal,Radhika; Asare,Akosua Boahemaa; Takamatsu,Shinya; Chen,Xiaomeng; Malgioglio,Silvia; Skinner,Alexander; Yoshida,Nobuo; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

The Road to Recovery the Role of Poverty in the Exposure, Vulnerability and Resilience to Floods in Accra (English)

In June 2015, about 53,000 people were affected by unusually severe floods in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana. The real impact of such a disaster is a product of exposure (Who was affected?) ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129594 JUN 01, 2018

Erman,Alvina Elisabeth; Motte,Elliot Gaston; Goyal,Radhika; Asare,Akosua Boahemaa; Takamatsu,Shinya; Chen,Xiaomeng; Malgioglio,Silvia; Skinner,Alexander; Yoshida,Nobuo; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

A proxy means test for Sri Lanka : A Proxy Means Test for Sri Lanka (English)

This paper intends to inform the effort of the Sri Lankan government to reform the targeting efficacy of its social protection programs, in particular, Samurdhi, which currently distributes benefits based on self-reported income. ... See More +

Working Paper 127524 JUN 01, 2018

Sebastian,Ashwini Rekha; Newhouse,David Locke; Walker,Thomas; Yoshida,Nobuo; Shivakumaran,Shivapragasam; Silwal,Ani Rudra Disclosed

Promising progress : a diagnostic of water supply, sanitation, hygiene, and poverty in Bangladesh : Main report (English)

This summary report presents the findings of the Bangladesh WASH Poverty Diagnostic (BWPD) study led by the World Bank's Water and Poverty Global Practices. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 124159 MAR 01, 2018

Joseph,George; Haque,Sabrina Sharmin; Yoshida,Nobuo; Yanez Pagans,Monica; Sohag,Md Kutub Uddin Bakhtiar; Moqueet,Nazia Sultana; Smith,Dustin Andrew; Lahiri,Santanu; Ellery,Mark; Sen,Somnath; Ayling,Sophie Charlotte Emi Disclosed

Prospects of estimating poverty with phone surveys : experimental results from Serbia (English)

Telephone surveys enable us to collect data in a cost-effective and timely manner, but may not be conducive for collecting detailed consumption or income data for measuring poverty due to the required length of the interview and complexity of the questions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8225 OCT 24, 2017

Boznic,Vladan; Katayama,Roy Shuji; Munoz,Rodrigo; Takamatsu,Shinya; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Bangladesh - Programmatic poverty analysis : completion note (English)

The objectives of the Bangladesh Programmatic Poverty Analysis (BPPA), in the context of the Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) and Country Partnership Framework (CPF) cycle, are the following: (i) to support the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) in the production of higher quality and more timely household survey data; (ii) to build knowledge and evidence on extreme poverty and shared prosperity; (iii) to inform the design and implementation of selected projects included in the CPF; and (iv) to fill selected knowledge gaps identified in the SCD. ... See More +

Working Paper 120447 OCT 11, 2017

Genoni,Maria Eugenia; Hill,Ruth; Yoshida,Nobuo; Yanez-Pagan, Monica Disclosed

Design of a multi-stage stratified sample for poverty and welfare monitoring with multiple objectives : a Bangladesh case study (English)

This paper describes the design of a multi-stage stratified sample for the Bangladesh Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2016/17. This survey instrument will be used by the Government of Bangladesh to estimate reliable poverty and welfare statistics at three different levels: (i) annual estimates at the district level, (ii) quarterly estimates at the national level, and (iii) annual estimates at the division level for urban and rural areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7989 MAR 02, 2017

Ahmed,Faizuddin; Roy,Dipankar; Yanez Pagans,Monica; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Design of a multi-stage stratified sample for poverty and welfare monitoring with multiple objectives : a Bangladesh case study (English)

This paper describes the design of a multi-stage stratified sample for the Bangladesh household income and expenditure survey 2016-17. This survey instrument will be used by the Government of Bangladesh to estimate reliable poverty and welfare statistics at three different levels: (i) annual estimates at the district level, (ii) quarterly estimates at the national level, and (iii) annual estimates at the division level for urban and rural areas. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125649 MAR 01, 2017

Ahmed,Faizuddin; Roy,Dipankar; Yanez Pagans,Monica; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Costing household surveys for monitoring progress toward ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity (English)

On October 15, 2015, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced the World Bank Group’s commitment to support the 78 poorest countries to implement a multi-topic household survey every three years between 2016 and 2030, for monitoring progress toward ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7951 JAN 24, 2017

Kilic,Talip; Serajuddin,Umar; Uematsu,Hiroki; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Bangladesh development update : sustained development progress (English)

This update introduces Bangladesh’s new poverty numbers at 1.90 dollars per capita per day in 2011 purchasing power parity (PPP) prices, followed by an account of recent economic development, the outlook, risks, and policy responses. ... See More +

Working Paper 113145 OCT 01, 2016

Hussain, Zahid; Davies,Simon; Islam,Sheikh Tanjeb; Yoshida,Nobuo; Yanez Pagans,Monica; Alam,Afroza Disclosed

Bangladesh development update : sustained development progress (English)

This update introduces Bangladesh's new poverty numbers at $1.90 per capita per day in 2011 purchasing power parity (PPP) prices, followed by an account of recent economic development, the outlook, risks, and policy responses. ... See More +

Working Paper 108745 OCT 01, 2016

Hussain,Zahid; Davies,Simon; Islam,Sheikh Tanjeb; Yoshida,Nobuo; Yanez Pagans,Monica; Alam,Afroza; Zucci, Christain Eigen; Mishra,Deepak K.; Leary,Maura K.; Chaudhuri,Shubham; Bidani,Benu; Khan,Mehar Akhter; Mohona,Sabiha Subah Disclosed

Robustness of shared prosperity estimates : how different methodological choices matter (English)

This paper is the first to systematically test the robustness of shared prosperity estimates to different methodological choices using a sample of countries from all regions in the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7611 MAR 18, 2016

Atamanov,Aziz; Wieser,Christina; Uematsu,Hiroki; Yoshida,Nobuo; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Dewina,Reno Disclosed

Robustness of shared prosperity estimates : how different methodological choices matter (English)

This paper is the first to systematically test the robustness of shared prosperity estimates to different methodological choices using a sample of countries from all regions in the world. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125516 MAR 01, 2016

Atamanov,Aziz; Wieser,Christina; Uematsu,Hiroki; Yoshida,Nobuo; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Dewina,Reno Disclosed

A global count of the extreme poor in 2012 : data issues, methodology and initial results (English)

The 2014 release of a new set of purchasing power parity conversion factors (PPPs) for 2011 has prompted a revision of the international poverty line. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7432 OCT 03, 2015

Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Chen,Shaohua; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Dikhanov,Yuri M.; Hamadeh,Nada; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Narayan,Ambar; Prydz,Espen Beer; Revenga,Ana L.; Sangraula,Prem; Serajuddin,Umar; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Global count of the extreme poor in 2012 : data issues, methodology and initial results (English)

The 2014 release of a new set of purchasing power parity conversion factors (PPPs) for 2011 has prompted a revision of the international poverty line. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125425 OCT 01, 2015

Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Chen,Shaohua; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Dikhanov,Yuri M.; Hamadeh,Nada; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Narayan,Ambar; Prydz,Espen Beer; Revenga,Ana L.; Sangraula,Prem; Serajuddin,Umar; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Data deprivation : another deprivation to end (English)

The Millennium Development Goal of halving the incidence of extreme poverty from its 1990 level will be achieved in 2015, and the international development community is now moving to a new goal of “ending extreme poverty.” ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7252 APR 28, 2015

Serajuddin,Umar; Uematsu,Hiroki; Wieser,Christina; Yoshida,Nobuo; Dabalen,Andrew L. Disclosed

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A Proxy Means Test for Sri Lanka (English)
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OCT 09, 2018 WPS8605 Policy Research Working Paper
A Proxy Means Test for Sri Lanka (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131470 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Revisiting the Poverty Trend in Rwanda : 2010/11 to 2013/14 (English)
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SEP 13, 2018 WPS8585 Policy Research Working Paper
Revisiting the Poverty Trend in Rwanda : 2010/11 to 2013/14 (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 131473 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The road to recovery : the role of poverty in the exposure, vulnerability and resilience to floods in Accra (English)
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JUN 07, 2018 WPS8469 Policy Research Working Paper
The Road to Recovery the Role of Poverty in the Exposure, Vulnerability and Resilience to Floods in Accra (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 129594 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
A proxy means test for Sri Lanka : A Proxy Means Test for Sri Lanka (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127524 Working Paper
Promising progress : a diagnostic of water supply, sanitation, hygiene, and poverty in Bangladesh : Main report (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 124159 Other Poverty Study
Prospects of estimating poverty with phone surveys : experimental results from Serbia (English)
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OCT 24, 2017 WPS8225 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh - Programmatic poverty analysis : completion note (English)
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OCT 11, 2017 120447 Working Paper
Design of a multi-stage stratified sample for poverty and welfare monitoring with multiple objectives : a Bangladesh case study (English)
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MAR 02, 2017 WPS7989 Policy Research Working Paper
Design of a multi-stage stratified sample for poverty and welfare monitoring with multiple objectives : a Bangladesh case study (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 125649 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Costing household surveys for monitoring progress toward ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity (English)
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JAN 24, 2017 WPS7951 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh development update : sustained development progress (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 113145 Working Paper
Bangladesh development update : sustained development progress (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 108745 Working Paper
Robustness of shared prosperity estimates : how different methodological choices matter (English)
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MAR 18, 2016 WPS7611 Policy Research Working Paper
Robustness of shared prosperity estimates : how different methodological choices matter (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 125516 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
A global count of the extreme poor in 2012 : data issues, methodology and initial results (English)
See More +
OCT 03, 2015 WPS7432 Policy Research Working Paper
Global count of the extreme poor in 2012 : data issues, methodology and initial results (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 125425 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Data deprivation : another deprivation to end (English)
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APR 28, 2015 WPS7252 Policy Research Working Paper