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A Quantitative Evaluation of the Greek Social Solidarity Income (English)

This note presents the results of the evaluation of the Greek Social Solidarity Income (SSI) program, a last resort safety net program targeted to extremely poor households with the objective of alleviating poverty in Greece. ... See More +

Working Paper 133962 JAN 23, 2019

Marini,Alessandra; Zini,Michele Davide; Kanavitsa,Eleni; Millan,Natalia; Leventi,Chrysa; Umapathi,Nithin Disclosed

Towards a More Effective and Fiscally Sustainable Public Sector for Ukraine : Second Public Finance Review (English)

This Second Programmatic Public Finance Review (PFR-2) supports Ukraine in implementing its ongoing ambitious structural reform agenda to identify fiscal savings and to increase the effectiveness of public services. ... See More +

Report 131985 NOV 08, 2018

Shcherbyna,Iryna; Nithin; Ruggeri Laderchi,Caterina; Smolyar,Yuliya; Pave Sohnesen,Thomas; Umapathi,Nithin; Mastruzzi,Massimo; Sluchynskyy,Oleksiy A.; Zhao,Feng; Laboy,Leah; Proskurovska,Svetlana I.; Brandt,Kasper; Piontkivska,Iryna; Sondergaard,Lars M.; Ungerer,Christoph T F; Ponomarenko,Hanna; Golovach,Anastasia; Zhukovskyi,Roman; Capita,Irina; Matytsin,Mikhail; Doroshenko,Olena; Koziel,Anna Disclosed

Live long and prosper : aging in East Asia and Pacific (English)

The population in East Asia and Pacific is aging rapidly, raising concerns about the implications for the region’s economic future. This report aims to crystallize what is known about the rapidly changing and diverse demographics of East Asian and Pacific countries. ... See More +

Publication 102126 DEC 10, 2015

O'Keefe,Philip B.; Umapathi,Nithin; Somanathan,Aparnaa; Palacios,Robert J.; Giles,John T.; Flochel,Thomas; Van Doorn,Ralph; Pradelli,Juan; Huang,Yang; Moroz,Harry Edmund; Sen,Shonali; Velamuri,Malathi; Hasegawa,Naoko; Ozden,Caglar; Testaverde,Mauro; Tong, Minna Han; Hu,Yuqing; Nakayama,Risa; Beath,Andrew; Ikeda,Yukiyo Chinese Disclosed

Live long and prosper : aging in East Asia and Pacific (Chinese)

The population in East Asia and Pacific is aging rapidly, raising concerns about the implications for the region’s economic future. This report aims to crystallize what is known about the rapidly changing and diverse demographics of East Asian and Pacific countries. ... See More +

Publication 102126 DEC 01, 2015

O'Keefe,Philip B.; Umapathi,Nithin; Somanathan,Aparnaa; Palacios,Robert J.; Giles,John T.; Flochel,Thomas; Van Doorn,Ralph; Pradelli,Juan; Huang,Yang; Moroz,Harry Edmund; Sen,Shonali; Velamuri,Malathi; Hasegawa,Naoko; Ozden,Caglar; Testaverde,Mauro; Tong, Minna Han; Hu,Yuqing; Nakayama,Risa; Beath,Andrew; Ikeda,Yukiyo English Disclosed

Unconditional cash transfers in China : an analysis of the rural minimum living standard guarantee program (English)

This paper examines China’s rural minimum living standard guarantee (dibao) program, one of the largest minimum income cash transfer schemes in the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7374 JUL 21, 2015

Golan,Jennifer; Sicular,Terry; Umapathi,Nithin Disclosed

Adjusting to a changing world (English)

In the six months since the previous East Asia and Pacific economic update, the regional economic landscape has been dominated by two key developments in the global economy. ... See More +

Working Paper 95722 APR 01, 2015

Ahsan,Ahmad; Bredenkamp,Caryn; Dewina,Reno; Diaz-Bonilla,Carolina; Hirano,Yumeka; O'Keefe,Philip B.; Ollero,Antonio M.; Pambudi,Eko Setyo; Smits,Karlis; Somanathan,Aparnaa; Spatafora,Nikola L.; Tandon,Ajay; Umapathi,Nithin; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Zhao,Luan; Sun,Yan Disclosed

Macroeconomic implications of aging in East Asia Pacific : demography, labor markets and productivity (English)

Working Paper 99401 AUG 08, 2014

Flochel,Thomas; Ikeda,Yuki; Moroz,Harry Edmund; Umapathi,Nithin Disclosed

Any guarantees? : China's rural minimum living standard guarantee program (English)

This paper examines China's rural minimum living standard guarantee (dibao) program, one of the largest targeted transfer schemes in the world. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 90030 AUG 01, 2014

Golan, Jennifer; Sicular, Terry; Umapathi, Nithin Disclosed

Eligibility thresholds for minimum living guarantee programs : international practices and implications for China (English)

Using a simple framework, this paper discusses the underlying reason of the variation of threshold level in developed countries, from the least generous 20 percent to around 60 percent of median wage, with an average of 35 percent. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 83118 NOV 01, 2013

Umapathi, Nithin; Wang, Dewen; O'Keefe, Philip Disclosed

East Asia and Pacific economic update, October 2013 : rebuilding policy buffers, reinvigorating growth (English)

Global growth momentum accelerated during the second and third quarters of 2013, while many downside risks lingered in the background. Strengthening of global growth momentum will help developing East Asia maintain a growth rate in excess of 7 percent, retaining its status as the global growth leader. ... See More +

Publication 81681 OCT 01, 2013

Mishra,Deepak K.; Mohapatra,Sanket; Nguyen,Trang Van; O'Keefe,Philip B.; Ollero,Antonio M.; Packard,Truman G.; Rocha, Roberto; Smits,Karlis; Somanathan,Aparnaa; Spatafora,Nikola L.; Umapathi,Nithin; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Wang, Jun Disclosed

Improving nutritional status through behavioral change : lessons from Madagascar (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Improving nutritional status through behavioral change : lessons from Madagascar, conducted between 1999 and 2002 in Madagascar. ... See More +

Brief 81374 AUG 14, 2013

Galasso, Emanuela; Umapathi, Nithin Disclosed

Timor-Leste - Social assistance public expenditure and program performance report (English)

The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste is a young, post-conflict nation endowed with significant oil revenues. Timor-Leste has one of the highest birth rates in the world (2.41 percent population growth) with over 44 percent of the population below 15 years of age (Timor-Leste Census, 2010). ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 73484 JUN 24, 2013

Umapathi, Nithin; Dale, Pamela; Lepuschuetz, Lena Disclosed

Labor market issues in Timor Leste : current state, prospects and challenges (English)

Among the different developmental priorities in Timor?Leste a policy focus on the jobs agenda for improving living standards and social stability is crucial. ... See More +

Working Paper 80229 MAY 01, 2013

Umapathi, Nithin; Velamuri, Malathi Disclosed

Average and marginal returns to upper secondary schooling in Indonesia (English)

This paper estimates average and marginal returns to schooling in Indonesia using a non-parametric selection model estimated by local instrumental variables, and data from the Indonesia Family Life Survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5878 NOV 01, 2011

Carneiro, Pedro; Lokshin, Michael; Ridao-Cano, Cristobal; Umapathi, Nithin Disclosed

Improving nutritional status through behavioral change : lessons from Madagascar (English)

This paper provides evidence of the effects of a large-scale intervention that focuses on the quality of nutritional and child care inputs during the early stages of life. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4424 DEC 01, 2007

Galasso, Emanuela; Umapathi, Nithin Disclosed

Robustness of subjective welfare analysis in a poor developing country - Madagascar 2001 (English)

The authors analyze the subjective perceptions of poverty in Madagascar in 2001 and their relationship to objective poverty indicators. They base their analysis on survey responses to a series of subjective perception questions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3191 JAN 15, 2004

Lokshin, Michael; Umapathi, Nithin; Paternostro, Stefano;

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A Quantitative Evaluation of the Greek Social Solidarity Income (English)
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JAN 23, 2019 133962 Working Paper
Towards a More Effective and Fiscally Sustainable Public Sector for Ukraine : Second Public Finance Review (English)
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NOV 08, 2018 131985 Report
Live long and prosper : aging in East Asia and Pacific (English)
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DEC 10, 2015 102126 Publication Chinese
Live long and prosper : aging in East Asia and Pacific (Chinese)
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DEC 01, 2015 102126 Publication English
Unconditional cash transfers in China : an analysis of the rural minimum living standard guarantee program (English)
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JUL 21, 2015 WPS7374 Policy Research Working Paper
Adjusting to a changing world (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95722 Working Paper
Macroeconomic implications of aging in East Asia Pacific : demography, labor markets and productivity (English)
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AUG 08, 2014 99401 Working Paper
Any guarantees? : China's rural minimum living standard guarantee program (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90030 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Eligibility thresholds for minimum living guarantee programs : international practices and implications for China (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 83118 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
East Asia and Pacific economic update, October 2013 : rebuilding policy buffers, reinvigorating growth (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 81681 Publication
Improving nutritional status through behavioral change : lessons from Madagascar (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81374 Brief
Timor-Leste - Social assistance public expenditure and program performance report (English)
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JUN 24, 2013 73484 Public Expenditure Review
Labor market issues in Timor Leste : current state, prospects and challenges (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 80229 Working Paper
Average and marginal returns to upper secondary schooling in Indonesia (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 WPS5878 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving nutritional status through behavioral change : lessons from Madagascar (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 WPS4424 Policy Research Working Paper
Robustness of subjective welfare analysis in a poor developing country - Madagascar 2001 (English)
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JAN 15, 2004 WPS3191 Policy Research Working Paper