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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

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 quot;shared prosperityquot;, 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

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

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

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

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

Inequality in focus 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

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

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

Monsoon babies : rainfall shocks and child nutrition in Nepal (English)

Do household consumption-smoothing strategies in poor countries entail significant long-run costs in terms of reduced human capital? This paper exploits the timing of monsoon rainfall shocks and the seasonal nature of agriculture to isolate income effects on early childhood anthropometric outcomes in rural Nepal and to provide evidence on the persistence of these effects into later childhood. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6395 MAR 01, 2013

Tiwari, Sailesh; Jacoby, Hanan G.; Skoufias, Emmanuel

Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches (English)

This report responds to the global development communityapos;s request for operational guidance to maximize the impact of investments on nutrition outcomes for women and young children. ... See More +

Working Paper 75102 JAN 01, 2013

Alderman, Harold; Elder, Leslie; Goyal, Aparajita; Herforth, Anna; Hoberg, Yurie Tanimichi; Marini, Alessandra; Ruel-Bergeron, Julie; Saavedra, Jaime; Shekar, Meera; Tiwari, Sailesh; Zaman, Hassan

Recent economic developments and the state of basic human opportunities for children (English)

With this first Zambia economic brief, the World Bank is launching a series of short economic updates that will be produced twice a year. Each brief will include two sections: the Bankapos;s assessment of recent economic developments and outlook in the short to medium term; and its analysis on a specific development topic or theme. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 74381 NOV 30, 2012

Kumar, Praveen; Dennis, Allen; Guloba, Asumani; Kambole, Kutemba; Tiwari, Sailesh

World development report 2013 : inequality of opportunities in the labor market - evidence from life in transition surveys in Europe and Central Asia (English)

This is a background paper to the World Development Report 2013 (report no. 73068). It attempts to quantify the degree of inequality of opportunity in labor market outcomes for a selection of countries in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. ... See More +

Working Paper 73698 NOV 15, 2012

Abras, Ana; Hoyos, Alejandro; Narayan, Ambar; Tiwari, Sailesh

The World Bank economic review 26 (3) (English)

This issue of the World Bank economic review includes the following topics of interest: is there a metropolitan bias? the relationship between poverty and city size in a selection of developing countries; impact of SMS-based agricultural information on Indian farmers; crises, food prices, and the income elasticity of micronutrients - estimates from Indonesia; economic geography and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa; the decision to import capital goods in India: firmsapos; financial factors matter; coffee market liberalization and the implications for producers in Brazil, Guatemala and India; implications of COMTRADE compilation practices for trade barrier analyses and negotiations. ... See More +

Publication 80522 NOV 01, 2012

Lanjouw, Peter; Fafchamps, Marcel; Minten, Bart; Skoufias, Emmanuel; Tiwari, Sailesh; Zaman, Hassan; Bosker, Maarten; Garretsen, Harry; Bas, Maria; Berthou, Antoine; Russell, Bill; Mohan, Sushil; Banerjee, Anindya; Yeats, Alexander J.; Ferre, Celine; Ferreira, Francisco H.G.

Human opportunities in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)

The Kyrgyz Republic has made some progress in improving its poverty and social indicators but the gains have been fragile and significant disparities remain within the country. ... See More +

Working Paper 78172 OCT 31, 2012

Tiwari, Sailesh; Mitra, Shabana Russian

Human opportunities in the Kyrgyz Republic (Russian)

The Kyrgyz Republic has made some progress in improving its poverty and social indicators but the gains have been fragile and significant disparities remain within the country. ... See More +

Working Paper 78172 OCT 31, 2012

Tiwari, Sailesh; Mitra, Shabana English

South Africa economic update : focus on inequality of opportunity (English)

Section one provides an economic update and assesses the challenges and near-term prospects facing the South African economy. In particular, it looks at the implications for South Africa of the resurgence of uncertainty in global financial markets, the surge in capital flows to safe-haven assets, the continuing Euro zone crisis, and signs of slowdown in some of the large emerging market economies. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 71553 JAN 01, 2012

Im, Fernando; Mahajan, Sandeep; Dennis, Allen; Tiwari, Sailesh; Suarez, Alejandro Hoyos; Mitra, Shabana; Ngwenya, Phindile; Narayan, Ambar

Migration, remittances and forests : disentangling the impact of population and economic growth on forests (English)

International migration has increased rapidly in recent decades and this has been accompanied by a remarkable increase in transfers made by migrants to their home countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5907 DEC 01, 2011

Tiwari, Sailesh; Bhattarai, Keshav

Can we rely on cash transfers to protect dietary diversity during food crises ? estimates from Indonesia (English)

The 2008 quot;food price crisisquot; and more recent spikes in food prices have led to a greater focus on policies and programs to cushion their impact on poverty and malnutrition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5548 JAN 01, 2011

Skoufias, Emmanuel; Tiwari, Sailesh; Zaman, Hassan

The impact of economic shocks on global undernourishment (English)

This paper estimates the impact of the 2008 food price spike and the 2009 contraction in global growth on undernourishment rates. The analysis is based on a methodology that uses a calorie-income relationship and income distribution data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5215 FEB 01, 2010

Tiwari, Sailesh; Zaman, Hassan

A simple macroeconomic model for Nepal (English)

South Asian economies have grown remarkably in the past two decades. The growth experience in Nepal -- which was one of the earliest and quickest liberalizers in the region -- was in the 1980s and 1990s as encouraging as in neighboring countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 40638 JUN 01, 2007

Guimbert, Stephane; Tiwari, Sailesh

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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
Shared prosperity : links to growth, inequality and inequality of opportunity (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6649 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 82533 Newsletter Spanish, French
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2013 82533 Newsletter English, French
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (French)
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OCT 01, 2013 82533 Newsletter English, Spanish
Shorter, cheaper, quicker, better : linking measures of household food security to nutritional outcomes in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Uganda, and Tanzania (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6584 Policy Research Working Paper
Monsoon babies : rainfall shocks and child nutrition in Nepal (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 WPS6395 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75102 Working Paper
Recent economic developments and the state of basic human opportunities for children (English)
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NOV 30, 2012 74381 Economic Updates and Modeling
World development report 2013 : inequality of opportunities in the labor market - evidence from life in transition surveys in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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NOV 15, 2012 73698 Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 26 (3) (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 80522 Publication
Human opportunities in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)
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OCT 31, 2012 78172 Working Paper Russian
Human opportunities in the Kyrgyz Republic (Russian)
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OCT 31, 2012 78172 Working Paper English
South Africa economic update : focus on inequality of opportunity (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 71553 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Migration, remittances and forests : disentangling the impact of population and economic growth on forests (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 WPS5907 Policy Research Working Paper
Can we rely on cash transfers to protect dietary diversity during food crises ? estimates from Indonesia (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 WPS5548 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of economic shocks on global undernourishment (English)
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FEB 01, 2010 WPS5215 Policy Research Working Paper
A simple macroeconomic model for Nepal (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 40638 Working Paper