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The 1.5 billion people question : food, vouchers, or cash transfers? (English)

With 1.5 billion people covered globally, food and voucher programs provide an important lifeline for the poor and vulnerable. The study is the 1.5 Billion People Question: Food, Vouchers or Cash Transfers? ... See More +

Publication 120368 NOV 11, 2017

Alderman,Harold H.; Gentilini,Ugo; Yemtsov,Ruslan G. Disclosed

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

Income support for the poorest : a review of experience in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)

Most countries in the world aspire to protect poorest and most vulnerable families from destitution and thus provide some type of income support to those who are very poor. ... See More +

Publication 89068 JUN 24, 2014

Tesliuc, Emil; Pop, Lucian; Grosh, Margaret; Yemtsov, Ruslan Disclosed

The state of social safety nets 2014 (English)

This publication begins a series that will monitor and report on social safety nets in developing countries. This first report in the series provides key social safety nets statistics and explains trends using information from 146 countries, including detailed household survey data from 69 countries in the World Bank's Atlas of Social Protection: Indicators of Resilience and Equity (ASPIRE) database. ... See More +

Working Paper 87984 MAY 13, 2014

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

The World Bank economic review 28 (1) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: how can safety nets contribute to economic growth?; political reforms and public policy: evidence from agricultural and food policies; food security and storage in the Middle East and North Africa; preferential market access design: evidence and lessons from african apparel exports to the united states and the European Union;network proximity and business practices in african manufacturing; the impact of financial literacy training for migrants; policy barriers to international trade in services: evidence from a new database. ... See More +

Publication 113048 JAN 01, 2014

Alderman,Harold H.; Yemtsov,Ruslan G.; Olper,Alessandro; Fałkowski,Jan; Swinnen,Johan F. M.; Larson,Donald F.; Lampietti,Julian A.; Gouel,Christophe; Cafiero,Carlo; Roberts,John; De Melo,Jaime A. P.; Portugal-Perez,Alberto; Fafchamps,Marcel; Soderbom,Mans Martin; Gibson,Jhon; Mckenzie,David J.; Zia,Bilal Husnain; Borchert,Ingo; Gootiiz,Batshur; Mattoo,Aaditya Disclosed

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

This 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 four 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 +

Journal Article 112395 JAN 01, 2014

Alderman,Harold H.; 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

Bosnia and Herzegovina 2001-2004 : enterprise restructuring, labor market transitions and poverty (English)

This paper takes stock of labor market developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina over the period 2001-2004, using the panel Living Standards Measurement Study/Living in Bosnia and Herzegovina survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4479 JAN 01, 2008

Tiongson, Erwin R.; Yemtsov, Ruslan 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

Reducing poverty through growth and social policy reform in Russia (English)

Following the 1998 financial crisis, four out of every ten people slipped into poverty, not able to meet basic needs. Luckily, post-crisis economic rebound was impressive and broad-based, albeit uneven across sectors and regions. ... See More +

Publication 35519 JAN 01, 2006

Shaban, Radwan; Asaoka, Hiromi; Barnes, Bob; Drebentsov, Vladimir; Langenbrunner, John; Sajaia, Zurab; Stevens, James; Tarr, David; Tesliuc, Emil; Shabalina, Olga; 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

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The 1.5 billion people question : food, vouchers, or cash transfers? (English)
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NOV 11, 2017 120368 Publication
The state of social safety nets 2015 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 97882 Publication
Income support for the poorest : a review of experience in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUN 24, 2014 89068 Publication
The state of social safety nets 2014 (English)
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MAY 13, 2014 87984 Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 28 (1) (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 113048 Publication
How can safety nets contribute to economic growth? (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 112395 Journal Article
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
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2001-2004 : enterprise restructuring, labor market transitions and poverty (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 WPS4479 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
Reducing poverty through growth and social policy reform in Russia (English)
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JAN 01, 2006 35519 Publication
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