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Shifting gears to accelerate shared prosperity in Latin America and Caribbean (English)

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has made laudable progress in the past fifteen years in reducing poverty, building the middle class, and promoting prosperity for all levels of society. ... See More +

Publication 78507 JUN 01, 2013

J. Cord, Louise; Lucchetti, Leonardo; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos Spanish

Shifting gears to accelerate shared prosperity in Latin America and Caribbean : Cambiando la velocidad para acelerar la prosperidad compartida en America Latina y el Caribe (Spanish)

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has made laudable progress in the past fifteen years in reducing poverty, building the middle class, and promoting prosperity for all levels of society. ... See More +

Publication 78507 JUN 01, 2013

J. Cord, Louise; Lucchetti, Leonardo; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos English

On the edge of uncertainty : poverty reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean during the great recession and beyond (English)

Strong poverty reduction in Latin America resumed with the growth rebound in 2010, as both moderate and extreme poor households benefitted from the recovery, accelerating poverty reduction to rates similar to those witnessed between 2003-2006 despite a 2.8 percent decline in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita in Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) terms, poverty levels in Latin America (LAC) remained basically static during the great recession, as the poor were shielded from the economic crisis in some countries and continued to benefit from growth in others. ... See More +

Working Paper 66146 DEC 01, 2011

Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Cord, Louise; Bonilla, Carolina Diaz

On the edge of uncertainty : poverty reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean during the great recession and beyond : Al borde de la incertidumbre : reduccion de la pobreza en America latina y el caribe durante y despues de la gran recession (Spanish)

Strong poverty reduction in Latin America resumed with the growth rebound in 2010, as both moderate and extreme poor households benefitted from the recovery, accelerating poverty reduction to rates similar to those witnessed between 2003-2006 despite a 2.8 percent decline in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita in Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) terms, poverty levels in Latin America (LAC) remained basically static during the great recession, as the poor were shielded from the economic crisis in some countries and continued to benefit from growth in others. ... See More +

Working Paper 66146 DEC 01, 2011

Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Cord, Louise; Bonilla, Carolina Diaz English

Do our children have a chance? A human opportunity report for Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

This book reports on the status and evolution of human opportunity in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). It builds on the 2008 publication in several directions. ... See More +

Publication 65656 NOV 16, 2011

Giugale, Marcelo; Molinas Vega, Jose R.; Saavedra Chanduvi, Jaime; Cord, Louise J.; Hasan, Amer; Barros, Ricardo Paes de; Pessino, Carola

Did Latin America learn to shield its poor from economic shocks? (English)

This brief included the following headings: how did the 2009 economic crisis affect poverty in Latin America? Why did poverty rise by less than predicted in 2009? ... See More +

Working Paper 61273 OCT 01, 2010

Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Cord, Louise; Diaz-Bonilla, Carolina

Do our children have a chance? The 2010 human opportunity report for Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 1 of 2) : Executive summary (English)

The (Human Opportunity Index) HOI calculates how personal circumstances (like birthplace, wealth, race or gender) impact a child's probability of accessing the services that are necessary to succeed in life, like timely education, running water or connection to electricity. ... See More +

Working Paper 54508 JAN 01, 2010

Pessino, Carola; Saavedra, Jaime; Cord, Louise J.; Hasan, Amer; Molinas, Jose R.; Barros, Ricardo Paes de; Giugale, Marcelo Spanish

Do our children have a chance? The 2010 human opportunity report for Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 1 of 2) : Síntesis en español (Spanish)

The (Human Opportunity Index) HOI calculates how personal circumstances (like birthplace, wealth, race or gender) impact a child's probability of accessing the services that are necessary to succeed in life, like timely education, running water or connection to electricity. ... See More +

Working Paper 54508 JAN 01, 2010

Pessino, Carola; Saavedra, Jaime; Cord, Louise J.; Hasan, Amer; Molinas, Jose R.; Barros, Ricardo Paes de; Giugale, Marcelo English

Do our children have a chance? The 2010 human opportunity report for Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 2 of 2) : Main report (English)

The (Human Opportunity Index) HOI calculates how personal circumstances (like birthplace, wealth, race or gender) impact a child's probability of accessing the services that are necessary to succeed in life, like timely education, running water or connection to electricity. ... See More +

Working Paper 54508 JAN 01, 2010

Pessino, Carola; Saavedra, Jaime; Cord, Louise J.; Hasan, Amer; Molinas, Jose R.; Barros, Ricardo Paes de; Giugale, Marcelo

Climate change and poverty : an integrated strategy for adaptation (English)

Developing countries are most exposed to the impact of climate change and within these countries, the poor face the brunt of the burden. Climate change is not a discrete problem that can be dealt with through isolated reforms: impacting economic growth, health, and institutional capacity, it represents a full-frontal challenge to development. ... See More +

Brief 45121 JUL 01, 2008

Hull, Catherine; Van der Vink, Gregory; Cord, Louise; Hennet, Christel

Delivering on the promise of pro-poor growth : insights and lessons from country experiences (English)

Delivering on the Promise of Pro-Poor Growth contributes to the debate on how to accelerate poverty reduction by providing insights from eight countries that have been relatively successful in delivering pro-poor growth: Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Tunisia, Uganda, and Vietnam. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 37894 NOV 01, 2006

Besley, Timothy [editor]; Cord, Louise J. [editor]

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Shifting gears to accelerate shared prosperity in Latin America and Caribbean (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 78507 Publication Spanish
Shifting gears to accelerate shared prosperity in Latin America and Caribbean : Cambiando la velocidad para acelerar la prosperidad compartida en America Latina y el Caribe (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2013 78507 Publication English
On the edge of uncertainty : poverty reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean during the great recession and beyond (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 66146 Working Paper
On the edge of uncertainty : poverty reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean during the great recession and beyond : Al borde de la incertidumbre : reduccion de la pobreza en America latina y el caribe durante y despues de la gran recession (Spanish)
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DEC 01, 2011 66146 Working Paper English
Do our children have a chance? A human opportunity report for Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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NOV 16, 2011 65656 Publication
Did Latin America learn to shield its poor from economic shocks? (English)
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OCT 01, 2010 61273 Working Paper
Do our children have a chance? The 2010 human opportunity report for Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 1 of 2) : Executive summary (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 54508 Working Paper Spanish
Do our children have a chance? The 2010 human opportunity report for Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 1 of 2) : Síntesis en español (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2010 54508 Working Paper English
Do our children have a chance? The 2010 human opportunity report for Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 2 of 2) : Main report (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 54508 Working Paper
Climate change and poverty : an integrated strategy for adaptation (English)
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JUL 01, 2008 45121 Brief
Delivering on the promise of pro-poor growth : insights and lessons from country experiences (English)
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NOV 01, 2006 37894 Other Poverty Study