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Bangladesh Poverty Assessment : Facing Old and New Frontiers in Poverty Reduction (Vol. 2) : Background Papers (English)

Bangladesh has an inspiring story of reducing poverty and advancing development. Since 2000, the country has reduced poverty by half. In the last decade and a half, it lifted more than 25 million out of poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper 143200 OCT 31, 2019

Hill,Ruth; Genoni,Maria Eugenia Disclosed

Bangladesh Poverty Assessment : Facing Old and New Frontiers in Poverty Reduction (English)

Bangladesh has an inspiring story of reducing poverty and advancing development. Since 2000, the country has reduced poverty by half. In the last decade and a half, it lifted more than 25 million out of poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper 143200 OCT 31, 2019

Hill,Ruth; Genoni,Maria Eugenia Disclosed

The Chronology of a Disaster : A Review and Assessment of the Value of Acting Early on Household Welfare (English)

When shocks strike they have an immediate and direct impact on life, income, and assets.Two strands of literature can be usefully brought together to generate some initial indicative estimates of the timing of a shock’s impacts, and thus the likely benefit of acting early to mitigate these impacts: i) Post-disaster and vulnerability assessments that explain how the impact of different disasters unfolds, that estimate losses from assets and income, or that present data on coping mechanisms used; and ii) Micro econometric studies that assess the cost imposed by coping strategies on income and growth.An initial assessment of this literature was undertaken in Clarke and Hill (2013) for drought in Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper 136752 JAN 01, 2019

Hill,Ruth; Skoufias,Emmanuel; Maher,Barry Patrick Disclosed

What Works for Working Women? : Understanding Female Labor Force Participation in Urban Bangladesh (English)

This paper explores the factors that constrain women in slums and low-income neighborhoods in Dhaka from engaging in the labor market and supplying their labor to wage earning or self-employment. ... See More +

Working Paper 142320 JAN 01, 2019

Kotikula,Aphichoke; Hill,Ruth; Raza,Wameq Azfar Disclosed

Vanishing Returns? Potential Returns and Constraints to Input Adoption among Smallholder Farmers in Uganda (English)

This paper estimates the profitability of fertilizer and hybrid seeds in Uganda, using agronomic evidence on the yield returns to inputs from experimental fields, as well as output price data from local markets between 2000 and 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8627 OCT 29, 2018

Hill,Ruth; Mejia-Mantilla,Carolina; Vasilaky,Kathryn Disclosed

Building a Bridge to Citizens in Nepal Through Stakeholder Engagement (English)

The World Bank Group’s goals are eliminating extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner. To realize these goals in Nepal, the author need to know from its people what activities are going to have the highest impact. ... See More +

Brief 130799 OCT 01, 2018

Hill,Ruth Disclosed

Vanishing Returns? Potential Returns and Constraints to Input Adoption Among Smallholder Farmers in Uganda (English)

This paper estimates the profitability of fertilizer and hybrid seeds in Uganda, using agronomic evidence on the yield returns to inputs from experimental fields, as well as output price data from local markets between 2000 and 2012. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131553 OCT 01, 2018

Hill,Ruth; Mejia-Mantilla,Carolina; Vasilaky,Kathryn Disclosed

Agriculture in Africa : telling myths from facts (English)

This report presents the insights obtained, organized around the confirmation (fact) or rebuttal (myth) of 16 frequently held perceptions. It is found that women do not contribute 60 to 80 percent of the work in Africa’s crop production, but rather less than half (40 percent in the six countries studied). ... See More +

Publication 127073 JUN 01, 2018

Naude,Wim; McCullough,Ellen B.; Liverpool-Tasie,Lenis Saweda O.; Cotty,Tristan Le; Corral,Paul; Binswanger-Mkhize,Hans P; Dillon,Brian; Demery,Lionel; Deininger,Klaus W.; Omonona,Bolarin Titus; Kilic,Talip; Nikoloski,Zlatko Slobodan; Hill,Ruth; Zezza,Alberto; Carletto,Calogero; Christiaensen,Luc; Reardon,Thomas; Barrett,Christopher B.; Savastano,Sara; Ogunleye,Wale Olatunji; Ndiaye,Moctar; Adjognon,Guigonan Serge; Davis,Benjamin K.; Munoz Mora,Juan Carlos; Sheahan,Megan Britney; Nagler,Paula; Miller,Daniel Charles; Guelfi,Anita; Di Giuseppe,Stefania; Sanou,Awa; Xia,Fang; Kaminski,Jonathan; Palacios-Lopez,Amparo; d’Hotel,Elodie Maitre Disclosed

Bangladesh development update (English)

Industrial production and services growth remained resilient. Inflation has accelerated, primarily due to supply shocks. Monetary policy has been accommodative. ... See More +

Report 128444 APR 01, 2018

Hill,Ruth; Shahriar,Shegufta; Hussain,Zahid; Genoni,Maria Eugenia Disclosed

Growth, safety nets and poverty : assessing progress in Ethiopia from 1996 to 2011 (English)

In the past 10 years, Ethiopia experienced high and consistent growth, invested in public goods provision to poor households, and saw impressive gains in well-being for many households. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8380 MAR 27, 2018

Hill,Ruth; Tsehaye,Eyasu Disclosed

Redistribution and group participation : experimental evidence from Africa and the UK (English)

This paper investigates whether the prospect of redistribution hinders the formation of efficiency-enhancing groups. An experiment is conducted in a Kenyan slum, Ugandan villages, and a UK university town and used to test, in an anonymous setting with no feedback, whether subjects join a group that increases their endowment but exposes them to one of three redistributive actions: stealing, giving, or burning. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8330 FEB 05, 2018

Fafchamps,Marcel; Hill,Ruth 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

The distributional impact of taxes and transfers : evidence from eight low- and middle-income countries (English)

In addition to its impact on economic growth and macroeconomic stability, fiscal policy affects the distribution of income across households and individuals through the use of taxes and expenditures. ... See More +

Publication 119229 AUG 24, 2017

Inchauste Comboni,Maria Gabriela; Lustig, Nora; Younger,Stephen D.; Khachatryan,Artsvi; Hill,Ruth; Tsehaye,Eyasu; Kahsay,Tassew Woldehanna; Cancho,Cesar A.; Bondarenko,Elena; Jellema,Jon Robbert; Wai-Poi,Matthew Grant; Afkar,Rythia; Alam,Shamma Adeeb; Serajuddin,Umar; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Matytsin,Mikhail; Popova,Daria; Maboshe,Mashekwa; Purfield,Catriona Mary; Woolard,Ingrid Denise; Arunatilake,Nisha Kanthimathie Disclosed

With a little help : shocks, agricultural income, and welfare in Uganda (English)

Global poverty is becoming increasingly concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa and among households engaged in subsistence agriculture in environments characterized by uncertainty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7935 JAN 09, 2017

Hill,Ruth; Mejia-Mantilla,Carolina Disclosed

With a little help : shocks, agricultural income, and welfare in Uganda (English)

Global poverty is becoming increasingly concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa and among households engaged in subsistence agriculture in environments characterized by uncertainty. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125642 JAN 01, 2017

Hill,Ruth; Mejia-Mantilla,Carolina Disclosed

Vulnerability to drought and food price shocks : evidence from Ethiopia (English)

Although the measurement and determinants of poverty have been widely studied, vulnerability, or the threat of future poverty, has been more difficult to investigate due to data paucity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7920 DEC 19, 2016

Hill,Ruth; Porter,Catherine Disclosed

Building an ex ante simulation model for estimating the capacity impact, benefit incidence, and cost effectiveness of child care subsidies : an application using provider-level data from Turkey (English)

Public financing of child care can allow for more equitable access to these services in places where public provision and capacity are low. However, the mechanisms of subsidy delivery will affect who benefits, and the overall cost effectiveness of such subsidies. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125636 DEC 01, 2016

Hill,Ruth; Porter,Catherine Disclosed

Ethiopia poverty assessment (English)

In 2000 Ethiopia had one of the highest poverty rates in the world, with 56 percent of the population living on less than US$1.25 PPP a day. Ethiopian households experienced a decade of remarkable progress in wellbeing since then and by the start of this decade less than 30 percent of the population was counted as poor. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS12005 JAN 01, 2015

Hill, Ruth; Tsehaye, Eyasu Disclosed

Ethiopia - Urbanization review : urban institutions for a middle-income Ethiopia (English)

The urban population in Ethiopia is increasing rapidly. If managed proactively, urban population growth presents a huge opportunity to shift the structure and location of economic activity from rural agriculture to the larger and more diversified urban industrial and service sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 100238 JAN 01, 2015

Ozlu,Mehmet Onur; Alemayehu,Abebaw; Mukim,Megha; Lall,Somik V.; Kerr,Oliver Thomas; Kaganova,Olga; Viola,Chloe Oliver; Hill,Ruth; Hamilton,Ellen; Bidgood,Anne Treylane; Ayane,Berhanu Legesse; Aguilera De Llano,Ana Isabel; Gebre Egziabher,Tegegne; Gebretsadik,Sisay Zenebe Disclosed

Ethiopia - Poverty assessment (Vol. 2) : overview (English)

In 2000 Ethiopia had one of the highest poverty rates in the world, with 56 percent of the population living on less than United States (U.S.) $1.25 purchasing power parity (PPP) a day. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study AUS6744 JAN 01, 2015

Hill,Ruth; Tsehaye,Eyasu Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Bangladesh Poverty Assessment : Facing Old and New Frontiers in Poverty Reduction (Vol. 2) : Background Papers (English)
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OCT 31, 2019 143200 Working Paper
Bangladesh Poverty Assessment : Facing Old and New Frontiers in Poverty Reduction (English)
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OCT 31, 2019 143200 Working Paper
The Chronology of a Disaster : A Review and Assessment of the Value of Acting Early on Household Welfare (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 136752 Working Paper
What Works for Working Women? : Understanding Female Labor Force Participation in Urban Bangladesh (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 142320 Working Paper
Vanishing Returns? Potential Returns and Constraints to Input Adoption among Smallholder Farmers in Uganda (English)
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OCT 29, 2018 WPS8627 Policy Research Working Paper
Building a Bridge to Citizens in Nepal Through Stakeholder Engagement (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130799 Brief
Vanishing Returns? Potential Returns and Constraints to Input Adoption Among Smallholder Farmers in Uganda (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131553 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Agriculture in Africa : telling myths from facts (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127073 Publication
Bangladesh development update (English)
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APR 01, 2018 128444 Report
Growth, safety nets and poverty : assessing progress in Ethiopia from 1996 to 2011 (English)
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MAR 27, 2018 WPS8380 Policy Research Working Paper
Redistribution and group participation : experimental evidence from Africa and the UK (English)
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FEB 05, 2018 WPS8330 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh - Programmatic poverty analysis : completion note (English)
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OCT 11, 2017 120447 Working Paper
The distributional impact of taxes and transfers : evidence from eight low- and middle-income countries (English)
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AUG 24, 2017 119229 Publication
With a little help : shocks, agricultural income, and welfare in Uganda (English)
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JAN 09, 2017 WPS7935 Policy Research Working Paper
With a little help : shocks, agricultural income, and welfare in Uganda (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 125642 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Vulnerability to drought and food price shocks : evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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DEC 19, 2016 WPS7920 Policy Research Working Paper
Building an ex ante simulation model for estimating the capacity impact, benefit incidence, and cost effectiveness of child care subsidies : an application using provider-level data from Turkey (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 125636 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Ethiopia poverty assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 ACS12005 Working Paper
Ethiopia - Urbanization review : urban institutions for a middle-income Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 100238 Working Paper
Ethiopia - Poverty assessment (Vol. 2) : overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 AUS6744 Other Poverty Study