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The state of social safety nets 2015 (English)

Over the last decade, a policy revolution has been underway in the developing and emerging world. Country after country is systematically providing non-contributory transfers to poor and vulnerable people, in order to protect them against economic shocks and to enable them to invest in themselves and their children. ... See More +

Publication 97882 JUN 29, 2015

Honorati,Maddalena; Gentilini,Ugo; Yemtsov,Ruslan G. Disclosed

Combining longitudinal household and community surveys for evaluation of social transfers : infrastructure rehabilitation projects in rural Georgia (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Combining longitudinal household and community surveys for evaluation of social transfers : infrastructure rehabilitation projects in rural Georgia, conducted between 1998 and 2002 in Georgia. ... See More +

Brief 81215 AUG 14, 2013

Loksin, Michael; Yemtsov, Ruslan Disclosed

How can safety nets contribute to economic growth ? (English)

The paper provides an up-to date and selective review of the literature on how social safety nets contribute to growth. The evidence is carefully chosen to show how safety nets have the potential to overcome constraints on growth linked to market failures, and is organized into 4 distinct pathways: i) encouraging asset accumulation by changing incentives and by addressing imperfections in financial markets caused by constraints in obtaining credit, and from information asymmetries; overcoming such failures helps households to invest into their human capital or productive assets; ii) failures in insurance markets especially in low income setting; safety nets are assisting in managing risk both ex post and ex ante; iii) safety nets are overcoming failure to create assets and other local economy complementary factors to household-level investments; iv) safety nets are shown to relax political constraints on policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6437 MAY 01, 2013

Alderman, Harold; Yemtsov, Ruslan 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

Productive role of safety nets : background paper for the World Bank 2012-2022 social protection and labor strategy (English)

The paper contains a framework for linking social protection with growth and productivity, an updated review of the literature, new original work filling in gaps in the available evidence, and a discussion of operational implications. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 67609 MAR 01, 2012

Alderman, Harold; Yemtsov, Ruslan Disclosed

Was growth in Egypt between 2005 and 2008 pro-poor ? from static to dynamic poverty profile (English)

This paper presents a detailed picture of how sustained growth in Egypt over 2005-2008 affected different groups both above and below the poverty line. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5589 MAR 01, 2011

Marotta, Daniela; Yemtsov, Ruslan; El-Laithy, Heba; Abou-Ali, Hala; Al-Shawarby, Sherine Disclosed

Increasing inequality in transition economies : is there more to come? (English)

This paper decomposes changes in inequality, which has in general been increasing in the transition economies of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, both by income source and socio-economic group, with a view to understanding the determinants of inequality and assessing how it might evolve in the future. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4007 SEP 01, 2006

Mitra, Pradeep; Yemtsov, Ruslan 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

Has rural infrastructure rehabilitation in Georgia helped the poor? (English)

This article proposes a research strategy to deal with the scarcity of data on beneficiaries for conducting impact assessments of community-level projects. ... See More +

Journal Article 77490 MAY 01, 2005

Lokshin, Michael; Yemtsov, Ruslan Disclosed

Beyond Transition 16 (1) (English)

Contents: Russian entrepreneurs: tell me who your friends and family are...; by Simeon Djankov, Gerard Roland, Edward Miguel, Yingui Qian, and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya. ... See More +

Newsletter 32637 MAR 01, 2005

Roldan, Gerard; Miguel, Dward; Qian, Yingui; Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina; Dombrovsky, Vyacheslav; Klapper, Leora; Laeven, Luc; Rajan Raghuram; Aidis, Ruta; Mickiewics, Tomasz; Bertrand, Marianne; Schoar, Antoinette; Thesmar, David; Thompson, William; Bartelsman, Eric; Haltiwanger, John; Scarpetta, Stefano; Perotti, Enrico; Volpin, Paolo; Brown, David; Earle, John; Lup, Dana; Volz, Ulrich; Djankov, Simeon; Zamulin, OlegYudaeva, Ksenia; Kozlov, Konstantin; Lokshin, Michael; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Bhaumik, Sumon; Estrin, Saul; Bery, Suman Russian Disclosed

Beyond Transition 16 (1) (Russian)

Contents: Russian entrepreneurs: tell me who your friends and family are...; by Simeon Djankov, Gerard Roland, Edward Miguel, Yingui Qian, and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya. ... See More +

Newsletter 32637 MAR 01, 2005

Roldan, Gerard; Miguel, Dward; Qian, Yingui; Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina; Dombrovsky, Vyacheslav; Klapper, Leora; Laeven, Luc; Rajan Raghuram; Aidis, Ruta; Mickiewics, Tomasz; Bertrand, Marianne; Schoar, Antoinette; Thesmar, David; Thompson, William; Bartelsman, Eric; Haltiwanger, John; Scarpetta, Stefano; Perotti, Enrico; Volpin, Paolo; Brown, David; Earle, John; Lup, Dana; Volz, Ulrich; Djankov, Simeon; Zamulin, OlegYudaeva, Ksenia; Kozlov, Konstantin; Lokshin, Michael; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Bhaumik, Sumon; Estrin, Saul; Bery, Suman English Disclosed

Who bears the cost of Russia's military draft? (English)

The authors use data from a large nationally representative survey in Russia to analyze the distributional and welfare implications of draft avoidance as a common response to Russia's highly unpopular conscription system. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3547 MAR 01, 2005

Lokshin, Michael; Yemtsov, Ruslan

Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union - Growth, poverty, and inequality : overview (English)

This study examines the impact of growth on poverty and inequality in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union during 1998-2003. To measure poverty, an absolute poverty line of $2 a day is used, comparing it with household consumption per capita. ... See More +

Working Paper 63497 JAN 01, 2005

Alam, Asad; Murthi, Mamta; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Murrugarra, Edmundo; Dudwick, Nora; Hamilton, Ellen; TIongson, Erwin Disclosed

Evaluating the impact of infrastructure rehabilitation projects on household welfare in rural Georgia (English)

The authors evaluate the effect of various community level infrastructure rehabilitation projects undertaken in rural Georgia on household well-being. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3155 OCT 01, 2003

Lokshin, Michael; Yemtsov, Ruslan;

Slovak Republic - Living standards, employment, and labor market study (English)

By most indicators the Slovak Republic has achieved a high level of human and social development. Despite the country's generally high living standards and overall level of development, there are families in Slovakia whose living conditions are below what is considered to be socially acceptable. ... See More +

Publication 23976 FEB 28, 2002

Revenga, Ana; Silva-Jauregui, Carlos; Haulikova, Lucia; Garner, Thesia; Marcincin, Anton; Ringold, Dena; De la Rocha, Manuel; Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina; Shahriari, Helen; Steele, Diane; Terrell, Katherine; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Radicova, Iveta; Vasecka, Michal

Armenia - Restructuring to sustain universal general education (English)

Before the breakup of the Soviet Union, Armenia had a highly developed and expensive education system, matching the needs of the command economy. ... See More +

Publication WTP498 MAR 31, 2001

Perkins, Gillian; Yemtsov, Ruslan

Household strategies for coping with poverty and social exclusion in post-crisis Russia (English)

What strategies have Russian households used, to cope with economic hardship in the wake of recent financial crisis? Which coping strategies have been most effective in reducing poverty for different groups of households? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2556 FEB 28, 2001

Lokshin, Michael M.; Yemtsov, Ruslan

Russian unemployment : its magnitude, characteristics, and regional dimensions (English)

Registered unemployment in Russia is now 2 percent; surveys indicate a true rate of between 5 and 6 percent. Until now, flow in and out of unemployment have been quite large, with duration low. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1426 FEB 28, 1995

Commander, Simon; Yemtsov, Ruslan

Wage and employment decisions in the Russian economy : an analysis of developments in 1992 (English)

The authors analyze changes in the Russian labor market in 1992. They focus on the path of wages and employment in a context of partial price liberalization and considerable ambiguity about government and central bank policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1205 OCT 31, 1993

Commander, Simon; Liberman, Leonid; Yemtsov, Ruslan

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The state of social safety nets 2015 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 97882 Publication
Combining longitudinal household and community surveys for evaluation of social transfers : infrastructure rehabilitation projects in rural Georgia (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81215 Brief
How can safety nets contribute to economic growth ? (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6437 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
Productive role of safety nets : background paper for the World Bank 2012-2022 social protection and labor strategy (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 67609 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Was growth in Egypt between 2005 and 2008 pro-poor ? from static to dynamic poverty profile (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5589 Policy Research Working Paper
Increasing inequality in transition economies : is there more to come? (English)
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SEP 01, 2006 WPS4007 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Has rural infrastructure rehabilitation in Georgia helped the poor? (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 77490 Journal Article
Beyond Transition 16 (1) (English)
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MAR 01, 2005 32637 Newsletter Russian
Beyond Transition 16 (1) (Russian)
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MAR 01, 2005 32637 Newsletter English
Who bears the cost of Russia's military draft? (English)
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MAR 01, 2005 WPS3547 Policy Research Working Paper
Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union - Growth, poverty, and inequality : overview (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2005 63497 Working Paper
Evaluating the impact of infrastructure rehabilitation projects on household welfare in rural Georgia (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2003 WPS3155 Policy Research Working Paper
Slovak Republic - Living standards, employment, and labor market study (English)
See More +
FEB 28, 2002 23976 Publication
Armenia - Restructuring to sustain universal general education (English)
See More +
MAR 31, 2001 WTP498 Publication
Household strategies for coping with poverty and social exclusion in post-crisis Russia (English)
See More +
FEB 28, 2001 WPS2556 Policy Research Working Paper
Russian unemployment : its magnitude, characteristics, and regional dimensions (English)
See More +
FEB 28, 1995 WPS1426 Policy Research Working Paper
Wage and employment decisions in the Russian economy : an analysis of developments in 1992 (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1993 WPS1205 Policy Research Working Paper