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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yemtsov, Ruslan; Fiszbein, Ariel; Kanbur, Ravi

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

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.

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.

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

World Bank engagement at the state level : the cases of Brazil, India, Nigeria, and the Russia (Vol. 1 of 2) : 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 : Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2000/2001 : Lucha contra la pobreza (Spanish)

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

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

World development report 2000/2001 : attacking poverty : Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 2000/2001 : combattre la pauvrete (French)

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

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

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
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 (Vol. 1 of 2) : 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 of 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 : Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2000/2001 : Lucha contra la pobreza (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2001 22684 World Development Report English, Russian, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese
World development report 2000/2001 : attacking poverty : Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 2000/2001 : combattre la pauvrete (French)
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JAN 01, 2001 22684 World Development Report English, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese