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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

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

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

Human(itarian) Capital? : Lessons on Better Connecting Humanitarian Assistance and Social Protection (English)

Governments in low and middle-income countries are increasingly investing in social protection, and also address many of their own people’s ‘humanitarian’ needs themselves. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 132231 NOV 01, 2018

Gentilini,Ugo; Laughton, Sarah; O’Brien, Clare 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

Connectivity Along Overland Corridors of the Belt and Road Initiative (English)

The six land corridors that are the ‘Belt’ part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) connect more than sixty countries. As the initiative progresses, policy makers, analysts and researchers are trying to answer a few open questions of which the most common are: How can a country best benefit from the BRI? ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 130490 OCT 01, 2018

Derudder,Ben Joseph Romain; Liu,Xingjian; Kunaka,Charles Disclosed

The Quest for Pro-Poor and Inclusive Growth : The Role of Governance (English)

This paper analyses the role of good governance in fostering pro-poor and inclusive growth. Using a sample of 112 countries over 1975–2012, it shows that growth is generally pro-poor. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 130402 OCT 01, 2018

Doumbia,Djeneba Disclosed

Africa's Pulse (French)

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have picked up to 2.7 percent in 2018 fro

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 130414 OCT 01, 2018

English Disclosed

Africa's Pulse (English)

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have picked up to 2.7 percent in 2018 fro

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 130414 OCT 01, 2018

French Disclosed

Between Gatekeeper and Gateway : Taking advantage of Regional and Global Value Chains by Addressing Barriers to South Africa’s Trade Competitiveness (English)

South Africa's weak post-apartheid trade performance has been a significant factor in its inability to create more jobs and achieve higher growth and productivity. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 130966 OCT 01, 2018

Draper,Peter; Engel,Jakob; Krogman, Heinrich; Ngarachu, Anna; Wentworth,Lesley Angela Disclosed

In Search of Fiscal Space : Government Spending and Taxation - Who Benefits? (English)

The Kenyan Economy is on a rebound in 2018. Reflecting improved rains, better business sentiment and easing of political uncertainty, economic activity is rebounding after the slowdown in activity in 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 130556 OCT 01, 2018

Dennis,Allen Curtis K.; Wankuru,Peter Chacha; Awiti,Christine Achieng; Mutie,Celina Katunda; Sanya,Sarah Oludamilola; Angelique,Umutesi; Pape,Utz Johann; Lange,Simon Disclosed

A Stata Package for Unit Level Small Area Estimation (English)

This paper presents a new family of Stata functions devoted to small area estimation. Small area methods attempt to solve low representativeness of surveys within areas, or the lack of data for specific areas/subpopulations. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131550 OCT 01, 2018

Nguyen,Minh Cong; Corral Rodas,Paul Andres; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Zhao,Qinghua Disclosed

Who Wins and Who Loses from Staple Food Price Spikes? Welfare Implications for Mozambique (English)

With a large share of the population dependent on agriculture and high exposure to natural disasters and other food price shocks, the welfare impacts of food price inflation in Mozambique cannot be ignored. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131467 OCT 01, 2018

Baez Ramirez,Javier Eduardo; Caruso,German Daniel; Pullabhotla,Hemant Kumar Disclosed

A Proxy Means Test for Sri Lanka (English)

This paper intends to inform the effort of the Sri Lankan government to reform the targeting efficacy of its social protection programs, in particular, Samurdhi, which currently distributes benefits based on self-reported income. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131470 OCT 01, 2018

Sebastian,Ashwini Rekha; Shivakumaran,Shivapragasam; Silwal,Ani Rudra; Newhouse,David Locke; Walker,Thomas; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Vanishing Returns? Potential Returns and Constraints to Input Adoption Among Smallholder Farmers in Uganda (English)

This paper estimates the profitability of fertilizer and hybrid seeds in Uganda, using agronomic evidence on the yield returns to inputs from experimental fields, as well as output price data from local markets between 2000 and 2012. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131553 OCT 01, 2018

Hill,Ruth; Mejia-Mantilla,Carolina; Vasilaky,Kathryn Disclosed

Tobacco Taxation Incidence : Evidence from the Russian Federation (English)

Despite the well-known positive effect tobacco taxes on health outcomes, policy makers avoid relying on such taxes because of their possible regressive impact. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131554 OCT 01, 2018

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Matytsin,Mikhail; Obukhova,Olga Disclosed

The Determinants of Firm Location in Tanzania (English)

This paper identifies the factors that affect the location of firms in Tanzania. Using a binomialeconometric strategy to address data gaps in firm location at the ward level, the paper groups factors into firm characteristics, market features, and two types of agglomeration economies that capture economies of scale external to the firm. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 131290 OCT 01, 2018

Sanchez-Reaza,Javier Disclosed

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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)
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)
Rapid Social Registry Assessment : Malawi's Unified Beneficiary Registry (UBR) (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132144 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Human(itarian) Capital? : Lessons on Better Connecting Humanitarian Assistance and Social Protection (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132231 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)
Connectivity Along Overland Corridors of the Belt and Road Initiative (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130490 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The Quest for Pro-Poor and Inclusive Growth : The Role of Governance (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130402 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Africa's Pulse (French)
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OCT 01, 2018 130414 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Africa's Pulse (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130414 Working Paper (Numbered Series) French
Between Gatekeeper and Gateway : Taking advantage of Regional and Global Value Chains by Addressing Barriers to South Africa’s Trade Competitiveness (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130966 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
In Search of Fiscal Space : Government Spending and Taxation - Who Benefits? (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130556 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
A Stata Package for Unit Level Small Area Estimation (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131550 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Who Wins and Who Loses from Staple Food Price Spikes? Welfare Implications for Mozambique (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131467 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
A Proxy Means Test for Sri Lanka (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131470 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Vanishing Returns? Potential Returns and Constraints to Input Adoption Among Smallholder Farmers in Uganda (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131553 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Tobacco Taxation Incidence : Evidence from the Russian Federation (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131554 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The Determinants of Firm Location in Tanzania (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131290 Working Paper (Numbered Series)