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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

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

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

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) (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

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

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 Disclosed

Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches (Spanish)

This report provides operational guidance to maximize the impact of investments on nutrition outcomes for women and young children. The recommendations in this document build on evidence to date on issues of malnutrition, with the aim of providing concrete guidance on how to mainstream nutrition into agriculture, social protection, and health. ... See More +

Working Paper 75102 JAN 01, 2013

Alderman,Harold H.; Elder,Leslie K.; Goyal,Aparajita; Herforth,Anna Whitson; Hoberg,Yurie Tanimichi; Marini,Alessandra; Ruel Bergeron,Julie; Saavedra Chanduvi,Jaime; Shekar,Meera; Tiwari,Sailesh; Zaman,Hassan French, English Disclosed

Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches (English)

This report provides operational guidance to maximize the impact of investments on nutrition outcomes for women and young children. The recommendations in this document build on evidence to date on issues of malnutrition, with the aim of providing concrete guidance on how to mainstream nutrition into agriculture, social protection, and health. ... See More +

Working Paper 75102 JAN 01, 2013

Alderman,Harold H.; Elder,Leslie K.; Goyal,Aparajita; Herforth,Anna Whitson; Hoberg,Yurie Tanimichi; Marini,Alessandra; Ruel Bergeron,Julie; Saavedra Chanduvi,Jaime; Shekar,Meera; Tiwari,Sailesh; Zaman,Hassan Spanish, French Disclosed

Zambia economic brief : 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 Bank'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

Dennis,Allen Curtis K.; Guloba,Asumani; Kambole,Kutemba Chilila; Kumar, Praveen; Tiwari,Sailesh Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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: firms' 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. Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
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
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
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 3) (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2013 82533 Newsletter French, English
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) : 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
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 (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2013 75102 Working Paper French, English
Improving nutrition through multisectoral approaches (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75102 Working Paper Spanish, French
Zambia economic brief : recent economic developments and the state of basic human opportunities for children (English)
See More +
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)
See More +
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 (Russian)
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OCT 31, 2012 78172 Working Paper English
Human opportunities in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)
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OCT 31, 2012 78172 Working Paper Russian