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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-451471; 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

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

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 - 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

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 (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, 2014

Hill,Ruth; Tsehaye,Eyasu Disclosed