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Inequality of opportunity in South Caucasus (English)

This paper discusses equality of opportunity in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, with an emphasis on access to labor market opportunities. It develops an inequality of opportunity index on access to good jobs and decomposes the contributing factors in the prevailing inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8432 MAY 07, 2018

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Tiwari,Sailesh; Shidiq,Akhmad Rizal Disclosed

South Caucasus in motion: economic and social mobility in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia (English)

This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of economic and social mobility in countries in the South Caucasus by complementing available household survey data in each of the countries in the subregion with other sources, such as the Life in Transition Survey (2016). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8329 FEB 05, 2018

Tiwari,Sailesh; Cancho,Cesar A.; Meyer,Moritz; Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan Disclosed

Dire straits : the crisis surrounding poverty, conflict, and water in the Republic of Yemen (Vol. 2) : executive summary (Arabic)

This report is part of a global set of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for All (WASH) diagnostics carried out in countries where WASH services for the poor are deficient and where their might be institutional constraints to improving coverage and services. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 117111 FEB 01, 2018

Mumssen,Yogita; Tiwari,Sailesh; Abu-Lohom,Naif Mohammed; Talbi,Amal; Joshi,Sushant; Ward,Christopher S.; Al-Sabbry,Mohammad Disclosed

South Caucasus in motion : economic and social mobility in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia (English)

This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of economic and social mobility in countries in the South Caucasus by complementing available household survey data in each of the countries in the subregion with other sources, such as the Life in Transition Survey (2016). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125622 JAN 01, 2018

Tiwari,Sailesh; Cancho,Cesar A.; Meyer,Moritz; Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan Disclosed

Dire straits : the crisis surrounding poverty, conflict, and water in the Republic of Yemen (English)

This report is part of a global set of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for All (WASH) diagnostics carried out in countries where WASH services for the poor are deficient and where their might be institutional constraints to improving coverage and services. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 117111 JAN 01, 2017

Tiwari,Sailesh; Abu-Lohom,Naif Mohammed; Talbi,Amal; Joshi,Sushant; Ward,Christopher S.; Al-Sabbry, Mohammad; Mumssen,Yogita Disclosed

Moving up the ladder : poverty reduction and social mobility in Nepal (Vol. 2) : Full report (English)

Nepal is emerging from a series of crippling shocks. Barely recovered from the devastation and loss wreaked by the earthquakes in April 2015, the country experienced a near total economic seizure between September 2015 and January 2016 as cross-border trade with India came to a halt. ... See More +

Working Paper 106652 OCT 01, 2016

Tiwari,Sailesh Disclosed

Trends and drivers of poverty reduction in Nepal : a historical perspective (English)

Nepal made remarkable progress in poverty reduction between 1995 and 2010, a period coinciding with a decade-long violent conflict followed by tumultuous post-conflict recovery. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7830 SEP 21, 2016

Uematsu,Hiroki; Shidiq,Akhmad Rizal; Tiwari,Sailesh Disclosed

Mobility and pathways to the middle class in Nepal (English)

This paper introduces a variety of concepts and methods to examine living standards improvements in Nepal in a dynamic perspective. Using data from three rounds of Nepal Living Standards Surveys conducted in the past two decades, together with data from a nationally representative survey that was implemented in 2014 specifically to collect information on social and economic mobility, the paper presents novel statistics on the extent of inter- and intra-generational mobility in Nepal. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7824 SEP 15, 2016

Tiwari,Sailesh; Shidiq,Akhmad Rizal; Balcazar Salazar,Carlos Felipe Disclosed

Mobility and pathways to the middle class in Nepal (English)

This paper introduces a variety of concepts and methods to examine living standards improvements in Nepal in a dynamic perspective. Using data from three rounds of Nepal living standards surveys conducted in the past two decades, together with date from a nationally representative survey that was implemented in 2014 specifically to collect information on social and economic mobility, the paper presents novel statistics on the extent of inter-and intra-generational mobility in Nepal. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125527 SEP 01, 2016

Tiwari,Sailesh; Shidiq,Akhmad Rizal; Balcazar,Carlos Felipe Disclosed

Moving up the ladder : poverty reduction and social mobility in Nepal : Overview (English)

Nepal is emerging from a series of crippling shocks. Barely recovered from the devastation and loss wreaked by the earthquakes in April 2015, the country experienced a near total economic seizure between September 2015 and January 2016 as cross-border trade with India came to a halt. ... See More +

Working Paper 106652 JUN 30, 2016

Tiwari,Sailesh Disclosed

Uneven odds, unequal outcomes : inequality of opportunity in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Perceptions of eroding living standards and low life satisfaction are widespread in the Middle East and North Africa region today, along with pessimism about prospects for economic mobility. ... See More +

Publication 106773 JUN 28, 2016

Krishnan,Nandini; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Narayan,Ambar; Tiwari,Sailesh; Vishwanath,Tara Disclosed

How unfair is the inequality of wage earnings in Russia ? estimates from panel data (English)

This paper attempts to determine the extent to which inequality in wage earnings in the Russian Federation is unfair. Unlike other similar attempts that can, at best, produce a lower bound on the estimate of the share of inequality that is unfair, this paper exploits the longitudinal nature of the data to come up with a lower bound as well as an upper bound. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7291 JUN 03, 2015

Tiwari,Sailesh; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Narayan,Ambar Disclosed

Born with a silver spoon : inequality in educational achievement across the world (English)

This paper assesses inequality of opportunity in educational achievement using the Human Opportunity Index methodology on data from the Programme for International Student Assessment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7152 JAN 01, 2015

Balcazar, Carlos Felipe; Narayan, Ambar; Tiwari, Sailesh Disclosed

Born with a silver spoon : inequality in educational achievement across the World (English)

This paper assesses inequality of opportunity in educational achievement using the Human Opportunity Index methodology on data from the Programme for International Student Assessment. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125432 JAN 01, 2015

Balcázar,Carlos Felipe; Narayan,Ambar; Tiwari,Sailesh Disclosed

Do African children have an equal chance? : A human opportunity report for sub saharan Africa (English)

This study explores the changing opportunities for children in Africa. While the definition of “opportunities” can be subjective and depend on the societal context, this report focuses on efforts to build future human capital, directly (through education and health investments) and indirectly (through complementary infrastructure such as safe water, adequate sanitation, electricity, and so on). ... See More +

Publication 91640 JAN 01, 2014

Dabalen, Andrew; Narayan, Ambar; Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime; Suarez, Alejandro Hoyos; Abras, Ana; Tiwari, Sailesh Disclosed

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (English)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Analyzing the World Bank’s goal of achieving “shared prosperity”; Managing risk is essential to reducing poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 82533 OCT 01, 2013

Ashwill,Maximillian Shen; Demombynes,Gabriel; Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Mulligan,Mary Anne; Narayan,Ambar; Newman, John; Olinto,Pedro; Reva,Anna; Saavedra Chanduvi,Jaime; Tiwari,Sailesh Spanish, French Disclosed

Shared prosperity : links to growth, inequality and inequality of opportunity (English)

Focusing on the welfare of the less well off as a measure of real societal progress is the fundamental principle underlying the WBG indicator of "shared prosperity", namely income growth of the bottom 40 percent in every country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6649 OCT 01, 2013

Narayan, Ambar; Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime; Tiwari, Sailesh Disclosed

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (Spanish)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Analyzing the World Bank’s goal of achieving “shared prosperity”; Managing risk is essential to reducing poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 82533 OCT 01, 2013

Ashwill,Maximillian Shen; Demombynes,Gabriel; Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Mulligan,Mary Anne; Narayan,Ambar; Newman, John; Olinto,Pedro; Reva,Anna; Saavedra Chanduvi,Jaime; Tiwari,Sailesh French, English Disclosed

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) : Pleins feux sur les inégalités vol. 2 (no. 3) (French)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: Analyzing the World Bank’s goal of achieving “shared prosperity”; Managing risk is essential to reducing poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 82533 OCT 01, 2013

Ashwill,Maximillian Shen; Demombynes,Gabriel; Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Mulligan,Mary Anne; Narayan,Ambar; Newman, John; Olinto,Pedro; Reva,Anna; Saavedra Chanduvi,Jaime; Tiwari,Sailesh Spanish, English Disclosed

Shorter, cheaper, quicker, better : linking measures of household food security to nutritional outcomes in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Uganda, and Tanzania (English)

Using nationally representative household survey data from five countries -- three from South Asia (Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal) and two from Sub-Saharan Africa (Tanzania and Uganda) -- this paper conducts a systematic assessment of the correlation between various measures of household food security and nutritional outcomes of children. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6584 AUG 01, 2013

Tiwari, Sailesh; Skoufias, Emmanuel; Sherpa, Maya Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Inequality of opportunity in South Caucasus (English)
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MAY 07, 2018 WPS8432 Policy Research Working Paper
South Caucasus in motion: economic and social mobility in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia (English)
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FEB 05, 2018 WPS8329 Policy Research Working Paper
Dire straits : the crisis surrounding poverty, conflict, and water in the Republic of Yemen (Vol. 2) : executive summary (Arabic)
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FEB 01, 2018 117111 Other Poverty Study
South Caucasus in motion : economic and social mobility in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 125622 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Dire straits : the crisis surrounding poverty, conflict, and water in the Republic of Yemen (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 117111 Other Poverty Study
Moving up the ladder : poverty reduction and social mobility in Nepal (Vol. 2) : Full report (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 106652 Working Paper
Trends and drivers of poverty reduction in Nepal : a historical perspective (English)
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SEP 21, 2016 WPS7830 Policy Research Working Paper
Mobility and pathways to the middle class in Nepal (English)
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SEP 15, 2016 WPS7824 Policy Research Working Paper
Mobility and pathways to the middle class in Nepal (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 125527 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Moving up the ladder : poverty reduction and social mobility in Nepal : Overview (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 106652 Working Paper
Uneven odds, unequal outcomes : inequality of opportunity in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 106773 Publication
How unfair is the inequality of wage earnings in Russia ? estimates from panel data (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 WPS7291 Policy Research Working Paper
Born with a silver spoon : inequality in educational achievement across the world (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7152 Policy Research Working Paper
Born with a silver spoon : inequality in educational achievement across the World (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 125432 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Do African children have an equal chance? : A human opportunity report for sub saharan Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 91640 Publication
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2013 82533 Newsletter Spanish, French
Shared prosperity : links to growth, inequality and inequality of opportunity (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2013 WPS6649 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (Spanish)
See More +
OCT 01, 2013 82533 Newsletter French, English
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) : Pleins feux sur les inégalités vol. 2 (no. 3) (French)
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OCT 01, 2013 82533 Newsletter Spanish, English
Shorter, cheaper, quicker, better : linking measures of household food security to nutritional outcomes in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Uganda, and Tanzania (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 2013 WPS6584 Policy Research Working Paper