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Estimation of Poverty in Somalia Using Innovative Methodologies (English)

Somalia is highly data-deprived, leaving policy makers to operate in a statistical vacuum. To overcome this challenge, the World Bank implemented wave 2 of the Somalia High Frequency Survey to better understand livelihoods and vulnerabilities and, especially, to estimate national poverty indicators. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 134661 FEB 14, 2019

Pape,Utz Johann Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic : Weak Growth Despite Emerging Regional Opportunities - With a Special Focus on Agricultural Potential for Growth and Development (English)

Real GDP growth slowed to 3.1 percent in January-November 2018 from 3.7 percent in the same period of 2017. This deceleration was the result of slower growth in both gold production and non-gold industry. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 134473 FEB 07, 2019

Dubashov,Bakyt; Mbowe,Appolenia; Ismailakhunova,Saida; Zorya,Sergiy Russian Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic : Weak Growth Despite Emerging Regional Opportunities - With a Special Focus on Agricultural Potential for Growth and Development (Russian)

Real GDP growth slowed to 3.1 percent in January-November 2018 from 3.7 percent in the same period of 2017. This deceleration was the result of slower growth in both gold production and non-gold industry. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 134473 FEB 07, 2019

Dubashov,Bakyt; Mbowe,Appolenia; Ismailakhunova,Saida; Zorya,Sergiy English Disclosed

Inequality of Access to Opportunities and Socioeconomic Mobility : Evidence from the Life in Transition Survey (English)

Expectations of future socioeconomic mobility are an important determinant of current policy preferences. But how may these expectations be formed? ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 134427 FEB 06, 2019

Cojocaru,Alexandru Disclosed

Estimating Poverty in a Fragile Context : The High Frequency Survey in South Sudan (English)

The High Frequency South Sudan Survey, implemented by the South Sudan National Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the World Bank, conducted several waves of representative surveys across seven of the ten former states between 2015 and 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 134221 JAN 30, 2019

Pape,Utz Johann; Parisotto,Luca Disclosed

Investment Protection Along the Belt and Road (English)

This paper examines the level of investment protection for selected countries along the Belt &Road Initiative (BRI), based on coding the textual content of 17 investment laws and 648international investment agreements (IIAs). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 134017 JAN 24, 2019

Kher,Priyanka; Tran,Trang Thu Disclosed

Impact of Drought on Poverty in Somalia (English)

Understanding the magnitude and importance of income shocks, such as drought or conflict, in causing and perpetuating poverty is critical to designing policies aimed at building resilience and contributing toward the goal of ending poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 133692 JAN 11, 2019

Pape,Utz Johann; Wollburg,Philip Randolph Disclosed

Macro and Micro Features of Successful Economic Convergence : The Case of Poland (English)

This paper examines the patterns of growth of Poland, and its transition into high-income status over the past two decades from a macro and micro perspective. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 133617 JAN 09, 2019

Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Poverty Measurement in the Era of Food Away from Home : Testing Alternative Approaches in Vietnam (English)

Food consumed outside the home in restaurants or other food establishments is a growing segment of consumption in many developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 133570 JAN 08, 2019

Farfan Bertran,Maria Gabriela; Mcgee,Kevin Robert; Perng,Julie Ting Ting; Vakis,Renos Disclosed

Tanzania Economic Update : The Power of Investing in Girls - Educating Girls and Ending Child Marriage in Tanzania (English)

Economic performance in 2018 has been mixed. The data that are available suggest some areas of softening in the economy.1 Foreign direct investment declined to 2 percent of GDP in 2017, down from about 5 percent in 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 134094 JAN 01, 2019

Wodon,Quentin T.; Jesse,Cornelia; Belhaj,Nadia; Mayengo,Pancras Kafonogo; Yoshino,Yutaka; Mungunasi,Emmanuel A. Disclosed

Extreme Weather and Poverty Risk : Evidence from Multiple Shocks in Mozambique (English)

This paper investigates the effects of multiple weather shocks on household welfare in Mozambique, as well as some of the coping responses and price mechanisms at play. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 132800 DEC 01, 2018

Baez Ramirez,Javier Eduardo; Caruso,German Daniel; Niu,Chiyu Disclosed

Rwanda Economic Update : Schooling for Learning – Strengthening Resilience of Education in Rwanda (English)

In the first half of 2018, the economy continued to expand at a brisk pace, well on track for Rwanda to achieve 7.2 percent growth in 2018. GDP growth was 8.6 percent, following 9.3 percent growth in the second half of 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 132832 DEC 01, 2018

Mkrtchyan,Aghassi; Niyibizi,Peace Aimee; Charo,Ruth Karimi; Tan,Jee-Peng Disclosed

The Relationship between Conflicts, Economic Shocks, and Death with Depression, Economic activities, and Human Capital Investment in Nigeria (English)

This paper examines the links between adverse events, depression, and decision making in Nigeria. It investigates how events such as conflicts, shocks, and deaths can affect short-term perceptions of welfare, as well as longer term decisions on economic activities and human capital investments. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 133142 DEC 01, 2018

Jamison,Julian C; Mcgee,Kevin Robert; Siwatu,Gbemisola Oseni; Perng,Julie Ting Ting; Sato,Ryoko; Tanaka,Tomomi - GPV07; Vakis,Renos Disclosed

International Comparisons of Poverty in South Asia (English)

This paper explores the methodological differences underlying the construction of the national consumption aggregates that are used to estimate international poverty rates for all countries in the South Asia region, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 133138 DEC 01, 2018

Islam,Tonmoy; Newhouse,David Locke; Yanez Pagans,Monica Disclosed

Minimum Wages and Labor Supply in an Emerging Market : The Case of Mauritius (English)

This paper investigates the effect of multiple minimum wages, known as remuneration, on employment and working hours in Mauritius. Using data between 2004 and 2014, the analysis indicates that a 10 percent increase in the minimum wages brings about a slightly positive effect on employment in the covered sector, with an estimated employment elasticity of 0.113, which is within the range of elasticities found in previous studies of employment effects of minimum wages in low- and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 133297 DEC 01, 2018

Asmal,Zaakhir; Bhorat,Haroon Ismail; Kanbur,Ravi; Ranzani,Marco; Paci,Pierella Disclosed

Preventing More "Missing Girls" : A Review of Policies to Tackle Son Preference (English)

In parts of Asia, South Caucasus, and the Balkans, son preference is strong enough to trigger significant levels of sex selection, result in the excess mortality of girls, and skew child sex ratios in favor of boys. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131795 NOV 01, 2018

Kumar,Sneha; Sinha,Nistha Disclosed

Mongolia : Distributional Impact of Taxes and Transfers (English)

This paper uses Mongolia’s Household Socio Economic Survey for 2016 to estimate the distributive impact of taxes and transfers. The findings show that the system is progressive and contributes to reductions in poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131852 NOV 01, 2018

Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel; Yang,Judy Disclosed

Poverty, Inequality, and Agriculture in the EU (English)

Boosting convergence and shared prosperity in the European Union achieved renewed urgency after the global financial crisis of 2008. This paper assesses the role of agriculture and the Common Agricultural Program in achieving this. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131851 NOV 01, 2018

Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Van Den Brink,Rogier J. E.; Corral Rodas,Paul Andres; Avila Acosta,Montserrat; Zhao,Hongxi; Mostafavi Dehzooei,Mohammadhadi Disclosed

Spatial Distributions of Job Accessibility, Housing Rents, and Poverty in Nairobi, Kenya (English)

Whether individuals and job opportunities are well connected is a key determinant or productive urban labor markets. The overall level of job accessibility in a city depends on the locations of jobs and workers' residences, as well as transport networks. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 132529 NOV 01, 2018

Nakamura,Shohei; Avner,Paolo Disclosed

Rapid Social Registry Assessment : Malawi's Unified Beneficiary Registry (UBR) (English)

This paper reports on a rapid assessment of Malawi’s integrated social registry, known as the Unified Beneficiary Registry (UBR). The timing of the assessment was ripe given the upcoming round of continued expansion of the UBR and a planned shift in registration targets (from 50 percent to 100 percent of households). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 132144 NOV 01, 2018

Lindert,Kathy A.; Andrews,Colin; Msowoya,Chipo; Paul,Boban Varghese; Chirwa,Elijah; Mittal,Anita Disclosed

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Estimation of Poverty in Somalia Using Innovative Methodologies (English)
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FEB 14, 2019 134661 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Kyrgyz Republic : Weak Growth Despite Emerging Regional Opportunities - With a Special Focus on Agricultural Potential for Growth and Development (English)
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FEB 07, 2019 134473 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Russian
Kyrgyz Republic : Weak Growth Despite Emerging Regional Opportunities - With a Special Focus on Agricultural Potential for Growth and Development (Russian)
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FEB 07, 2019 134473 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Inequality of Access to Opportunities and Socioeconomic Mobility : Evidence from the Life in Transition Survey (English)
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FEB 06, 2019 134427 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Estimating Poverty in a Fragile Context : The High Frequency Survey in South Sudan (English)
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JAN 30, 2019 134221 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Investment Protection Along the Belt and Road (English)
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JAN 24, 2019 134017 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Impact of Drought on Poverty in Somalia (English)
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JAN 11, 2019 133692 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Macro and Micro Features of Successful Economic Convergence : The Case of Poland (English)
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JAN 09, 2019 133617 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Poverty Measurement in the Era of Food Away from Home : Testing Alternative Approaches in Vietnam (English)
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JAN 08, 2019 133570 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Tanzania Economic Update : The Power of Investing in Girls - Educating Girls and Ending Child Marriage in Tanzania (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 134094 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Extreme Weather and Poverty Risk : Evidence from Multiple Shocks in Mozambique (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132800 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Rwanda Economic Update : Schooling for Learning – Strengthening Resilience of Education in Rwanda (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132832 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The Relationship between Conflicts, Economic Shocks, and Death with Depression, Economic activities, and Human Capital Investment in Nigeria (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133142 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
International Comparisons of Poverty in South Asia (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133138 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Minimum Wages and Labor Supply in an Emerging Market : The Case of Mauritius (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133297 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Preventing More "Missing Girls" : A Review of Policies to Tackle Son Preference (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 131795 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Mongolia : Distributional Impact of Taxes and Transfers (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 131852 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Poverty, Inequality, and Agriculture in the EU (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 131851 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Spatial Distributions of Job Accessibility, Housing Rents, and Poverty in Nairobi, Kenya (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132529 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Rapid Social Registry Assessment : Malawi's Unified Beneficiary Registry (UBR) (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132144 Working Paper (Numbered Series)