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Why secondary towns can be important for poverty reduction -- a migrant's perspective (English)

This paper develops the concept of "action space" as the range of possible destinations to which a migrant can realistically move at a given point in time and, intimately linked to this, the set of possible livelihoods at destination. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8193 SEP 13, 2017

Ingelaere,Bert Lodewijk M; Christiaensen,Luc; De Weerdt,Joachim; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Where to create jobs to reduce poverty : cities or towns ? (English)

Should public investment be targeted to big cities or to small towns, if the objective is to minimize national poverty? To answer this policy question, this paper extends the basic Todaro-type model of rural-urban migration to the case of migration from rural areas to two potential destinations, secondary town and big city. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8069 MAY 22, 2017

Christiaensen,Luc; De Weerdt,Joachim; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Where to create jobs : cities or towns? (English)

Should public investment be targeted to big cities or to small towns, if the objective is to minimize national poverty? To answer this policy question we extend the basic Todaro-type model of rural-urban migration to the case of migration from rural areas to two potential destinations, secondary town and big city. ... See More +

Working Paper 115360 APR 21, 2017

Christiaensen,Luc; De Weerdt,Joachim; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Where to create jobs : cities or towns? (English)

Should public investment be targeted to big cities or to small towns, if the objective is to minimize national poverty? To answer this policy question the authors extend the basic Todaro-type model of rural-urban migration to the case of migration from rural areas to two potential destinations, secondary town and big city. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 116317 APR 21, 2017

Christiaensen,Luc; De Weerdt,Joachim; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Secondary towns and poverty reduction : refocusing the urbanization agenda (English)

This review is framed around the exploration of a central hypothesis: A shift in public investment toward secondary towns from big cities will improve poverty reduction performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7895 NOV 23, 2016

Christiaensen,Luc; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Inequality of opportunity : the new motherhood and apple pie? (English)

The recent paper by Garcia-Gomez et al. (2014) in this journal is part of a rapidly growing industry aiming to quantify, and hence give some policy teeth to, the concept of inequality of opportunity. ... See More +

Journal Article 100219 JUN 29, 2015

Wagstaffa, Adam; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

How useful is inequality of opportunity as a policy construct ? (English)

The academic literature on equality of opportunity has burgeoned. The concepts and measures have begun to be used by policy institutions, including in specific sectors such as health and education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6980 JUL 01, 2014

Kanbur, Ravi; Wagstaff, Adam Disclosed

Urbanization, gender, and business creation in the informal sector in India (English)

This economic premise examines the intersection of four important development themes: urbanization, agglomeration, gender, and informality. ... See More +

Brief 87096 APR 01, 2014

Ghani, Ejaz; Kanbur, Ravi; O'Connell Stephen D. Disclosed

Regulation and noncompliance : magnitudes and patterns for India's factories act (English)

Noncompliance with regulations by enterprises is said to be rife in developing countries. Yet there is limited systematic evidence of the magnitude of noncompliance at the enterprise level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6755 JAN 01, 2014

Chatterjee, Urmila; Kanbur, Ravi Disclosed

Regulation and non-compliance : magnitudes and patterns for India's Factories Act (English)

Non-compliance with regulations by enterprises is said to be rife in developing countries. Yet there is limited systematic evidence of the magnitude of non-compliance at the enterprise level. ... See More +

Other Social Protection Study 83767 DEC 09, 2013

Chatterjee, Urmila; Kanbur, Ravi Disclosed

Urbanization and (in) formalization (English)

Inexorable urbanization and formalization have been the expectations in development discourse. Indeed, measures of urbanization and formalization have been provided and used as indicators of development. ... See More +

Working Paper 84258 NOV 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kanbur, Ravi Disclosed

Urbanization and agglomeration benefits : gender differentiated impacts on enterprise creation in India's informal sector (English)

This paper presents an exploration at the intersection of four important themes in the current development discourse: urbanization, agglomeration benefits, gender and informality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6553 AUG 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kanbur, Ravi; O'Connell, Stephen D. Disclosed

Social protection, poverty and the post-2015 agenda (English)

Social protection is absent from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and only recently has gained some prominence in the post-2015 discourse. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6469 MAY 01, 2013

Fiszbein, Ariel; Kanbur, Ravi; Yemtsov, Ruslan Disclosed

Urbanization and (in)formalization (English)

Two of the great stylized predictions of development theory, and two of the great expectations of policy makers as indicators of progress in development, are inexorable urbanization and inexorable formalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6374 FEB 01, 2013

Ghani, Ejaz; Kanbur, Ravi Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 27 (1) (English)

This issue includes the following: mashup indices of development; impact analysis of rural electrification projects in Sub-Saharan Africa; what can we learn about the 'resource curse' from foreign aid? ... See More +

Publication 80524 FEB 01, 2012

Jimenez, Emmanuel; Serven, Luis; Alderman, Harold; Eichengreen, Barry; Fay, Marianne; Hammer, Jeffrey S.; Kanbur, Ravi; Revenga, Ana L.; Harrison, Ann E. Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 26 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: the new structural economics comments on the new structural economics; gender and firm creation; enterprise performance; and business environments and development. ... See More +

Publication 80523 AUG 01, 2011

Jimenez, Emmanuel; Serven, Luis; Alderman, Harold; Eichengreen, Barry; Fay, Marianne; Hammer, Jeffrey S.; Kanbur, Ravi; Pack, Howard; Revenga, Ana L.; Harrison, Ann E. Disclosed

Equity and growth in a globalizing world (English)

The commission on growth and development was established in April 2006 in response to two insights: people do not talk about growth enough, and when they do, they speak with unearned conviction. ... See More +

Publication 54891 MAY 18, 2010

Kanbur, Ravi; Spence, Michael Disclosed

World Bank engagement at the state level : the cases of Brazil, India, Nigeria, and the Russia : Main report (English)

This report summarizes the past 10 years (1998-2008) of World Bank engagement at the state level in four selected large federal countries: Brazil, India, Nigeria, and the Russian Federation. ... See More +

Publication 54435 APR 21, 2010

Atanesyan, Konstantin; Kavalsky, Basil; ]ahan, Sarwat; Kanbur, Ravi; Webb, Steven; O'Brien, Thomas; Vaan, Tim De; Tan, Cecilia; de Asis, Corky; Hurlbut, William; McEuen, Caroline Disclosed

Macro crises and targeting transfers to the poor (English)

A central question for policy makers concerned with helping the poor through a macro crisis is how to target scarcer resources at a time of greater need. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57765 JAN 01, 2010

Kanbur, Ravi Disclosed

World Bank engagement at the state level : the cases of Brazil, India, Nigeria, and the Russia (Vol. 2) : Evaluation summary (English)

This report summarizes the past 10 years (1998-2008) of World Bank engagement at the state level in four selected large federal countries: Brazil, India, Nigeria, and the Russian Federation. ... See More +

Publication 54435 JAN 01, 2009

Atanesyan, Konstantin; Kavalsky, Basil; ]ahan, Sarwat; Kanbur, Ravi; Webb, Steven; O'Brien, Thomas; Vaan, Tim De; Tan, Cecilia; de Asis, Corky; Hurlbut, William; McEuen, Caroline Disclosed

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Why secondary towns can be important for poverty reduction -- a migrant's perspective (English)
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SEP 13, 2017 WPS8193 Policy Research Working Paper
Where to create jobs to reduce poverty : cities or towns ? (English)
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MAY 22, 2017 WPS8069 Policy Research Working Paper
Where to create jobs : cities or towns? (English)
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APR 21, 2017 115360 Working Paper
Where to create jobs : cities or towns? (English)
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APR 21, 2017 116317 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Secondary towns and poverty reduction : refocusing the urbanization agenda (English)
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NOV 23, 2016 WPS7895 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality of opportunity : the new motherhood and apple pie? (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 100219 Journal Article
How useful is inequality of opportunity as a policy construct ? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6980 Policy Research Working Paper
Urbanization, gender, and business creation in the informal sector in India (English)
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APR 01, 2014 87096 Brief
Regulation and noncompliance : magnitudes and patterns for India's factories act (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6755 Policy Research Working Paper
Regulation and non-compliance : magnitudes and patterns for India's Factories Act (English)
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DEC 09, 2013 83767 Other Social Protection Study
Urbanization and (in) formalization (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84258 Working Paper
Urbanization and agglomeration benefits : gender differentiated impacts on enterprise creation in India's informal sector (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6553 Policy Research Working Paper
Social protection, poverty and the post-2015 agenda (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6469 Policy Research Working Paper
Urbanization and (in)formalization (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 WPS6374 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank research observer 27 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2012 80524 Publication
The World Bank research observer 26 (2) (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 80523 Publication
Equity and growth in a globalizing world (English)
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MAY 18, 2010 54891 Publication
World Bank engagement at the state level : the cases of Brazil, India, Nigeria, and the Russia : Main report (English)
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APR 21, 2010 54435 Publication
Macro crises and targeting transfers to the poor (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 57765 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
World Bank engagement at the state level : the cases of Brazil, India, Nigeria, and the Russia (Vol. 2) : Evaluation summary (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 54435 Publication