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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

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

Globalization, growth, and distribution : framing the questions (English)

In the last two decades, across a range of countries high growth rates have reduced poverty but have been accompanied by rising inequality. This paper is motivated by this stylized fact, and by the strong distributional concerns that persist among populations and policy makers alike, despite the poverty reduction observed in official statistics where growth has been sufficiently high. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57705 JAN 01, 2008

Kanbur, Ravi Disclosed

Beyond Transition 16 (4) (English)

2006 ABCDE Conference: focus on 15 years of changes by Boris Pleskovic. Poverty and inequality : inequality and growth in transition -- does China's rising inequality portend Russia's future? ... See More +

Newsletter 37146 OCT 01, 2005

Pleskovic, Boris; Mitra, Pradeep; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Perry, Guillermo; Olarreaga, Marcelo; Gajwani, Kiran; Kanbur, Ravi; Zhang, Xiaobo; Berglof, Erik; Bolton, Patrick; Gaidar, Yegor; Aslund, Anders; Jenish, Nazgul; Kiss, Yudit Russian Disclosed

Beyond Transition 16 (4) (Russian)

2006 ABCDE Conference: focus on 15 years of changes by Boris Pleskovic. Poverty and inequality : inequality and growth in transition -- does China's rising inequality portend Russia's future? ... See More +

Newsletter 37146 OCT 01, 2005

Pleskovic, Boris; Mitra, Pradeep; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Perry, Guillermo; Olarreaga, Marcelo; Gajwani, Kiran; Kanbur, Ravi; Zhang, Xiaobo; Berglof, Erik; Bolton, Patrick; Gaidar, Yegor; Aslund, Anders; Jenish, Nazgul; Kiss, Yudit English Disclosed

Global public policies and programs - implications for financing and evaluation (English)

These are the proceedings from a World Bank workshop on global public policies, and programs, assembled from transcripts, and accompanying papers. ... See More +

Publication 22356 JUN 30, 2001

Gerrard, Christopher D.; Ferroni, Marco; Mody, Ashoka [editors]; Picciotto, Robert; Piercy, Jan; Malik, Khalid; Cooper, Richard N.; Kaul, Inge; Kanbur, Ravi; Reinincke, Wolfgang; Serageldin, Ismail; Newcombe, Ken; Barrett, Scott; Briscoe, John; Kremer, Michael; Jamison, Dean; Reifschneider, Francisco J.B.; Watal, Jayashree; Shands, Henry; Correa, Carlos; Goldstein, Morris; Eichengreen, Barry; Fisher,Matthew; Sandler, Todd; van Kesteren, Karel; Scriven, Michael; Leeuw, Frans; Ingram, Greg

World development report 2000/2001 : attacking poverty (Russian)

This report focuses on the dimensions of poverty, and how to create a better world, free of poverty. The analysis explores the nature, and evolution of poverty, and its causes, to present a framework for action. ... See More +

World Development Report 22684 JAN 01, 2001

Kanbur, Ravi; Calvo, Christina Malmberg; Das Gupta, Monica; Grootaert, Christiaan; Kwakwa, Victoria; Lustig, Nora Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

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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
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
Globalization, growth, and distribution : framing the questions (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 57705 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Beyond Transition 16 (4) (English)
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OCT 01, 2005 37146 Newsletter Russian
Beyond Transition 16 (4) (Russian)
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OCT 01, 2005 37146 Newsletter English
Global public policies and programs - implications for financing and evaluation (English)
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JUN 30, 2001 22356 Publication
World development report 2000/2001 : attacking poverty (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2001 22684 World Development Report Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, French, Chinese, English