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Poverty and shared prosperity in Brazils metropolitan regions : Taking stock and identifying priorities (English)

In the 20th Century, Brazil rapidly urbanized and is now not only an urban nation but a metropolitan one. Brazils sprawling regioes metropolitanas (metropolitan regions, or RMs, which are municipal clusters) are now home to almost 50 million people and much of the countrys economic vitality. ... See More +

Working Paper 97929 JUL 08, 2015

Rodella,Aude-Sophie

Fourth Ethiopia economic update : overcoming constraints in the manufacturing sector (English)

The Ethiopian economy continued its strong expansion in FY14 with real GDP growing by 10.3 percent. Growth was driven mainly by the services sector from the supply side and public investment from the demand side. ... See More +

Working Paper 97916 JUL 08, 2015

Geiger,Michael Tobias; Moller,Lars Christian

Developing scalable and transparent benefit payment systems in Myanmar (English)

Similar to other low-income countries, in Myanmar social protection benefits are usually provided through direct cash or food distribution. With the rapid development of the financial and telecommunications market in the country, there is the potential for a gradual transition to electronic payment systems for current and future social protection transfers, once adequate legal and regulatory frameworks are in place. ... See More +

Working Paper 97965 JUL 07, 2015

Stokkel,Inge Mathilde Maria

Reaching the poor and vulnerable in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)

Several government and development partner programs employ different approaches to ensure the inclusion of poor and vulnerable areas and people in Myanmar’s development. ... See More +

Working Paper 97964 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva; Okamura,Yuko

Reaching the poor and vulnerable : Key considerations in designing targeting systems (English)

Many countries develop systems to identify the poor and vulnerable in order to direct program resources to these areas and groups, often to ensure their inclusion in social service provision orcommunity development. ... See More +

Working Paper 97963 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva; Okamura,Yuko

Social protection delivery through community-driven development platforms : International experience and key considerations for Myanmar (English)

Social protection schemes can contribute to poverty reduction objectives pursued through current community-driven development (CDD) platforms in Myanmar by building household and community resilience. ... See More +

Working Paper 97962 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

Institutional landscape for implementation and financing of social protection programs : Towards effective service delivery in Myanmar (English)

Defining appropriate institutional and financing arrangements is crucial to achieve sustainable social protection in Myanmar. This will require setting up overarching coordination mechanisms, with strong political leadership at the union level complemented by a more prominent role for region/state governments and local-level structures in social protection programming, financing, and delivery. ... See More +

Working Paper 97961 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

Strengthening social security provision in Myanmar (English)

Myanmar has a mix of contributory and non-contributory programs providing some elements of social security but for a very small section of the population. ... See More +

Working Paper 97960 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva; OKeefe,Philip B.; Palacios,Robert J.

Social protection for disaster risk management : Opportunities for Myanmar (English)

Social protection can help build people’s social and economic resilience against disasters in Myanmar. Regular cash transfers, including public works programs, can help smooth consumption,build and maintain assets, and develop human capital to better cope with natural hazards. ... See More +

Working Paper 97958 JUL 07, 2015

Stokkel,Inge Mathilde Maria

The experience of cash transfers in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)

Cash is an appropriate instrument to provide assistance to poor and vulnerable households in most contexts in Myanmar. Cash transfers (CTs) have the potential to help poor and vulnerable householdsmeet basic needs and encourage investments in human capital accumulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 97957 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

The experience of public works programs in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)

Public Work Programs (PWPs) can be a useful tool for poverty reduction and social protection provision in Myanmar by presenting a coherent framework to achieve several objectives (seasonal income and food security, disaster recovery, community resilience, social cohesion). ... See More +

Working Paper 97955 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

Inventory of social protection programs in Myanmar (English)

Myanmar’s spending on and coverage of social protection programs is low. Developing the building blocks of a social protection system needs to be a gradual process based on strengtheninginstitutional capacity and ensuring fiscal sustainability. ... See More +

Working Paper 97954 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

Framework for the development of social protection systems : Lessons from international experience (English)

Many countries have used social protection to achieve broader development goals, particularly on poverty reduction and inclusive growth. A wide range of social protection programs allows countries to tackle specific development constraints at national, community, and household levels; provide support to particular population groups; and enhance growth-promoting opportunities.For instance, public works programs and cash transfers are important and flexible social assistance programs that can be tailored to achieve specific objectives and adjusted to various levels of institutional capacity. ... See More +

Working Paper 97953 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

Risks and vulnerabilities along the life cycle : Role for social protection in Myanmar (English)

Myanmar is a country in transition with great regional diversity. It is still a relatively young country with the highest share of its population at active working age. ... See More +

Working Paper 97951 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva

Building resilience, equity and opportunity in Myanmar : The role of social protection - overview (English)

Myanmar is a country in transition and faces the following main challenges: a) reducing the incidence of poverty and improving human development outcomes, particularly for the poor and vulnerable; and b) addressing the insecurity of incomes and developing mechanisms to reduce exposure to risks and ability to cope with ill-health, disasters, and other shocks. ... See More +

Working Paper 97949 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva

China economic update (English)

Chinas economic growth continues to moderate, in 2014 gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 7.4 percent, within the governments indicative growth target of about 7.5 percent for the year, but sharply slower than the 10 percent annual growth rate china averaged for three consecutive decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 97901 JUL 03, 2015

Smits,Karlis; Goh,Chorching; Zhao,Luan; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Hill,Justin Piers William; Kuriakose,Smita; Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel Chinese

China economic update (Chinese)

Chinas economic growth continues to moderate, in 2014 gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 7.4 percent, within the governments indicative growth target of about 7.5 percent for the year, but sharply slower than the 10 percent annual growth rate china averaged for three consecutive decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 97901 JUL 03, 2015

Smits,Karlis; Goh,Chorching; Zhao,Luan; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Hill,Justin Piers William; Kuriakose,Smita; Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel English

Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal – the climate challenge for the Western Balkans : Smanji zagrijavanje : suocavanje sa novom klimatskom realnoscu - klimatski izazovza Zapadni Balkan (English)

This third report in the Turn Down the Heat series covers three World Bank regions: Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC); the Middle East and North Africa (MENA); and parts of Europe and Central Asia (ECA). ... See More +

Working Paper 98220 JUL 01, 2015

Albanian, Serbian, Macedonian, Bosnian

Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal – the climate challenge for the Western Balkans : Smanjite zagrevanje : suocavanje sa novom klimatskom realnoscu - klimatski izazovza Zapadni Balkan (Serbian)

This third report in the Turn Down the Heat series covers three World Bank regions: Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC); the Middle East and North Africa (MENA); and parts of Europe and Central Asia (ECA). ... See More +

Working Paper 98220 JUL 01, 2015

English, Albanian, Macedonian, Bosnian

Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal – the climate challenge for the Western Balkans : Ulja e te nxehtit : perballja me normalen e re te klimes - sfida e ndryshimit klimatik per Ballkanin Perendimor (Albanian)

This third report in the Turn Down the Heat series covers three World Bank regions: Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC); the Middle East and North Africa (MENA); and parts of Europe and Central Asia (ECA). ... See More +

Working Paper 98220 JUL 01, 2015

English, Serbian, Macedonian, Bosnian

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Poverty and shared prosperity in Brazils metropolitan regions : Taking stock and identifying priorities (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 97929 Working Paper
Fourth Ethiopia economic update : overcoming constraints in the manufacturing sector (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 97916 Working Paper
Developing scalable and transparent benefit payment systems in Myanmar (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97965 Working Paper
Reaching the poor and vulnerable in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97964 Working Paper
Reaching the poor and vulnerable : Key considerations in designing targeting systems (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97963 Working Paper
Social protection delivery through community-driven development platforms : International experience and key considerations for Myanmar (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97962 Working Paper
Institutional landscape for implementation and financing of social protection programs : Towards effective service delivery in Myanmar (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97961 Working Paper
Strengthening social security provision in Myanmar (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97960 Working Paper
Social protection for disaster risk management : Opportunities for Myanmar (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97958 Working Paper
The experience of cash transfers in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97957 Working Paper
The experience of public works programs in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97955 Working Paper
Inventory of social protection programs in Myanmar (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97954 Working Paper
Framework for the development of social protection systems : Lessons from international experience (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97953 Working Paper
Risks and vulnerabilities along the life cycle : Role for social protection in Myanmar (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97951 Working Paper
Building resilience, equity and opportunity in Myanmar : The role of social protection - overview (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97949 Working Paper
China economic update (English)
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JUL 03, 2015 97901 Working Paper Chinese
China economic update (Chinese)
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JUL 03, 2015 97901 Working Paper English
Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal – the climate challenge for the Western Balkans : Smanji zagrijavanje : suocavanje sa novom klimatskom realnoscu - klimatski izazovza Zapadni Balkan (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98220 Working Paper Albanian, Serbian, Macedonian, Bosnian
Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal – the climate challenge for the Western Balkans : Smanjite zagrevanje : suocavanje sa novom klimatskom realnoscu - klimatski izazovza Zapadni Balkan (Serbian)
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JUL 01, 2015 98220 Working Paper English, Albanian, Macedonian, Bosnian
Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal – the climate challenge for the Western Balkans : Ulja e te nxehtit : perballja me normalen e re te klimes - sfida e ndryshimit klimatik per Ballkanin Perendimor (Albanian)
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JUL 01, 2015 98220 Working Paper English, Serbian, Macedonian, Bosnian