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Evolution of Poor Food Access over the Course of the Conflict in the Republic of Yemen (English)

The Republic of Yemen has undergone a profound transformation following the escalation of conflict in March 2015. There has been an increase in violence, a disruption in supply chains due to a tightening of the ports, and a decline in the general economic climate that has left a large share of the population without the income to support their basic needs. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136051 APR 10, 2019

Tandon,Sharad Alan; Vishwanath,Tara Disclosed

E-Commerce Participation and Household Income Growth in Taobao Villages (English)

E-commerce has developed rapidly in China, and Taobao Villages, which are villages significantly engaged in ecommerce, are prospering in rural areas. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136050 APR 10, 2019

Luo,Xubei; Niu,Chiyu Disclosed

E-Commerce Development and Household Consumption Growth in China (English)

China has quickly become the largest e-commerce market in the world. By matching a nationally representative China Family Pane Studies survey with county-level e-commerce information obtained from Alibaba, this paper examines how e-commerce development has shaped household consumption growth in China. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136047 APR 10, 2019

Luo,Xubei; Wang,Yue-000541442; Zhang,Xiaobo Disclosed

Famine and the Aid Response : Evidence from the Announcement of Famine-Like Conditions in the Republic of Yemen (English)

This study analyzes the impacts of the recent rural road development in Ethiopia on welfare and economic outcomes. The identification of the impacts relies on a difference-in-differences matching approach, taking advantage of the nationally representative household survey and the original road database, both of which are panel data spanning between 2012 and 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136049 APR 10, 2019

Tandon,Sharad Alan; Vishwanath,Tara Disclosed

Rural Roads, Poverty, and Resilience Evidence from Ethiopia (English)

This study analyzes the impacts of recent rural development in Ethiopia on welfare and economic outcomes. The identification of impacts relies on difference in differences matching approach, taking advantage of the nationally representative household survey and the original road database, both of which are panel data spanning between 2012 and 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 135748 APR 01, 2019

Nakamura,Shohei; Bundervoet,Tom; Alemu,Mohammed Nuru Disclosed

Kenya Economic Update : Unbundling the Slack in Private Sector Investment – Transforming Agriculture Sector Productivity and Linkages to Poverty Reduction (English)

The Kenyan economy rebounded in 2018 and economic activity in the first quarter of 2019 was healthy, although emerging drought conditions could curtail GDP growth for the remainder of the year. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 135870 APR 01, 2019

Wankuru,Peter Chacha; Dennis,Allen Curtis K.; Angelique,Umutesi; Chege,Patrick Nderitu; Mutie,Celina Katunda; Sanya,Sarah Oludamilola; Chengula,Ladisy Komba; Njagi, Tim; Pape,Utz Johann; Haynes,Alastair Peter Francis Disclosed

Issuing International Bonds : A Guidance Note (English)

Financial conditions in recent years have provided developing countries with unprecedentedopportunities to tap international bond markets, increasing access to commercial debtfinancing. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 135950 APR 01, 2019

van der Wansem, Patrick B. G.; Jessen,Lars; Rivetti,Diego Disclosed

Distributional Effects of Tobacco Taxation : A Comparative Analysis (English)

Tobacco taxes have positive impacts on health outcomes. However, policy makers often hesitate to use them because of the perception that poorer households are affected disproportionally more than richer households. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 135954 APR 01, 2019

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Gonzalez Icaza,Maria Fernanda; Paz,Daniela Paula Disclosed

Stubborn Gender Gaps in Paraguay’s Labor Market (English)

This note analyzes household survey data and firm-level data to measure gender gaps in employment outcomes over the past 15 years and shed light on the degree to which economic growth has translated into more and better jobs for men and women, and the relative impact on each group. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 135839 APR 01, 2019

Ruppert Bulmer,Elizabeth N.; Scarpari,Raquel; Garlati Bertoldi,Pablo Adrian Disclosed

Africa's Pulse (English)

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have decelerated from 2.5 percent in 2017 to 2.3 percent in 2018, below the rate of growth of the population for the fourth consecutive year, and 0.4 percentage point lower than projected in the October 2018 issue of Africa's Pulse. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 135861 APR 01, 2019

Zeufack,Albert G.; Calderon,Cesar; Kambou,Gerard; Cantu Canales,Martha Catalina; Korman,Vijdan; Kubota,Megumi French Disclosed

Africa's Pulse (French)

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have decelerated from 2.5 percent in 2017 to 2.3 percent in 2018, below the rate of growth of the population for the fourth consecutive year, and 0.4 percentage point lower than projected in the October 2018 issue of Africa's Pulse. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 135861 APR 01, 2019

Zeufack,Albert G.; Calderon,Cesar; Kambou,Gerard; Cantu Canales,Martha Catalina; Korman,Vijdan; Kubota,Megumi English Disclosed

Quality of Management of Firms in Turkey (English)

This paper examines the quality of management practices in Turkey and its relation to other firm-level characteristics such as firm performance, competition, and type of ownership. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136314 APR 01, 2019

Del Carpio,Ximena Vanessa; Taskin,Temel Disclosed

Impact of Fiscal Policy on Inequality and Poverty in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)

This study assesses the redistributive impact of fiscal policy – including expenditures and taxation – in the Arab Republic of Egypt. Using a broadly applied methodology, a fiscal incidence analysis is conducted using survey and government data for fiscal year 2015. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136315 APR 01, 2019

Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Sinha,Nistha; Fayez,Rana Nayer Safwat; Jellema,Jon Robbert Disclosed

Estimating Small Area Population Density Using Survey Data and Satellite Imagery : An Application to Sri Lanka (English)

Country-level census data are typically collected once every 10 years. However, conflict, migration, urbanization, and natural disasters can cause rapid shifts in local population patters. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 135265 MAR 12, 2019

Engstrom,Ryan; Newhouse,David Locke; Soundararajan,Vidhya Disclosed

Fiscal Incidence in Ukraine : A Commitment to Equity Analysis (English)

The paper employs the Commitment to Equity framework to present a first attempt at a comprehensive fiscal incidence analysis for Ukraine, encompassing the revenue and expenditures components of the fiscal system, including direct and indirect taxes, as well as direct, indirect, and in-kind transfers. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 135124 MAR 06, 2019

Bornukova,Kateryna; Leshchenko,Nataliia; Matytsin,Mikhail Disclosed

Are Public Sector Workers in Developing Countries Overpaid? : Evidence from a New Global Data Set (English)

This paper examines the public sector wage premium using nationally representative household surveys from 91 countries. The public sector generally pays a wage premium compared to all private sector salaried employees, but the size of the premium is sensitive to the choice of the private sector comparator and varies considerably by worker characteristics. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 135098 FEB 25, 2019

Gindling,T.H.; Hasnain,Zahid; Newhouse,David Locke; Shi,Rong Disclosed

Jobs in Iraq : A Primer on Job Creation in the Short-Term (English)

Iraq needs a strategy to make rapid progress in tackling its profound jobs challenges. Iraq is facing a jobs crisis of unprecedented proportions. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 134781 FEB 19, 2019

Bandiera,Luca; Chandra,Vandana; Fosque,Jasmine Crystal; Von Der Goltz,Jan; Peterburs,Teresa Anna Maria; Piffaretti,Nadia Fernanda; Saba,Joseph P.; Wheeler,Collette Mari Disclosed

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

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Evolution of Poor Food Access over the Course of the Conflict in the Republic of Yemen (English)
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APR 10, 2019 136051 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
E-Commerce Participation and Household Income Growth in Taobao Villages (English)
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APR 10, 2019 136050 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
E-Commerce Development and Household Consumption Growth in China (English)
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APR 10, 2019 136047 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Famine and the Aid Response : Evidence from the Announcement of Famine-Like Conditions in the Republic of Yemen (English)
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APR 10, 2019 136049 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Rural Roads, Poverty, and Resilience Evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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APR 01, 2019 135748 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Kenya Economic Update : Unbundling the Slack in Private Sector Investment – Transforming Agriculture Sector Productivity and Linkages to Poverty Reduction (English)
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APR 01, 2019 135870 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Issuing International Bonds : A Guidance Note (English)
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APR 01, 2019 135950 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Distributional Effects of Tobacco Taxation : A Comparative Analysis (English)
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APR 01, 2019 135954 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Stubborn Gender Gaps in Paraguay’s Labor Market (English)
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APR 01, 2019 135839 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Africa's Pulse (English)
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APR 01, 2019 135861 Working Paper (Numbered Series) French
Africa's Pulse (French)
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APR 01, 2019 135861 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Quality of Management of Firms in Turkey (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136314 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Impact of Fiscal Policy on Inequality and Poverty in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136315 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Estimating Small Area Population Density Using Survey Data and Satellite Imagery : An Application to Sri Lanka (English)
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MAR 12, 2019 135265 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Fiscal Incidence in Ukraine : A Commitment to Equity Analysis (English)
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MAR 06, 2019 135124 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Are Public Sector Workers in Developing Countries Overpaid? : Evidence from a New Global Data Set (English)
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FEB 25, 2019 135098 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Jobs in Iraq : A Primer on Job Creation in the Short-Term (English)
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FEB 19, 2019 134781 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
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