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Malaysia - Public Expenditure and Equitable Growth End Poverty Day 2016 Event : Synopsis (English)

The World Bank Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Malaysia partnered with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for an End Poverty Campaign event on November 8, 2016. ... See More +

Report AUS0000479 OCT 12, 2018

Disclosed

What can we (machine) learn about welfare dynamics from cross-sectional data? (English)

This paper implements a machine learning approach to estimate intra-generational economic mobility using cross-sectional data. A Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (Lasso) procedure is applied to explore poverty dynamics and household-level welfare growth in the absence of panel data sets that follow individuals over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8545 AUG 08, 2018

Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro Disclosed

What Can We (Machine) Learn About Welfare Dynamics from Cross-sectional Data? (English)

This paper implements a machine learning approach to estimate intra-generational economic mobility using cross-sectional data. A Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (Lasso) procedure is applied to explore poverty dynamics and household-level welfare growth in the absence of panel data sets that follow individuals over time. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129600 AUG 01, 2018

Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro Disclosed

Eliciting Accurate Responses to Consumption Questions among IDPS in South Sudan Using Honesty Primes (English)

Misreporting is a well-known challenge for researchers in social sciences. This issue is especially prevalent if incentives for misreporting exist, for example, to claim certain benefits or hide illegal behavior. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129598 AUG 01, 2018

Kaplan,Lennart Christian; Pape,Utz Johann; Walsh,James Sonam Disclosed

Measuring the Middle Class in Kazakhstan : A Subjective Approach (English)

This paper proposes a model-based approach to estimate income boundaries for identifying the middle class in Kazakhstan over 2003–15. The approach exploits the subjective evaluation of Kazakhstan households about their social status, relating self-declared social class membership to income. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129806 AUG 01, 2018

Pittau,Maria Grazia; Zelli,Roberto Disclosed

Stagnant Poverty Reduction in Latin America (English)

Poverty reduction in the Latin America (LA) region remained stagnant in 2016 as the economic contraction deepened, while the middle class has slightly declined. ... See More +

Working Paper 130046 JUN 14, 2018

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Fair progress? : economic mobility across generations around the World (English)

Fair Progress? Economic Mobility across Generations around the World looks at an issue that has gotten much attention in the developed world, but with, for the first time, new data and analysis covering most of the world, including developing economies. ... See More +

Publication 126847 MAY 30, 2018

Narayan,Ambar; Van Der Weide,Roy; Cojocaru,Alexandru; Lakner,Christoph; Redaelli,Silvia; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Nichanametla Ramasubbaiah,Rakesh Gupta; Thewissen,Stefan Hubert Disclosed

Welfare dynamics in Colombia : results from synthetic panels (English)

This study explores the short-run transitions between poverty, vulnerability, and middle class, using synthetic panels constructed from multiple rounds of Colombia's Integrated Household Survey (in Spanish Gran Encuesta Integrada de Hogares). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8441 MAY 14, 2018

Balcazar,Carlos Felipe; Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Malasquez Carbonel,Eduardo Alonso; Olivieri,Sergio Daniel; Pico,Julieth Disclosed

Household Expenditure and Poverty Measures in 60 Minutes : A New Approach with Results from Mogadishu (English)

In fragile states and areas beset by insecurity and conflict, the time available for a face-to-face interview is typically limited. That prevents administering the lengthy household consumption expenditure surveys used for measuring poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129590 MAY 01, 2018

Pape,Utz Johann; Mistiaen,Johan A. Disclosed

Welfare Dynamics in Colombia : Results from Synthetic Panels (English)

This study explores the short-run transitions between poverty, vulnerability, and middle class, using synthetic panels constructed from multiple rounds of Colombia’s integrated household survey (in Spanish gran encuesta integrada de hogares). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129584 MAY 01, 2018

Balcazar,Carlos Felipe; Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Malasquez Carbonel,Eduardo Alonso; Olivieri,Sergio Daniel; Pico Mejia,Julieth Carolina Disclosed

To impute or not to impute ? a review of alternative poverty estimation methods in the context of unavailable consumption data (English)

There is an increasingly stronger demand for more frequent and accurate poverty estimates, despite the oftentimes unavailable household consumption data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8403 APR 11, 2018

Dang,Hai-Anh H. Disclosed

South Caucasus in motion: economic and social mobility in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia (English)

This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of economic and social mobility in countries in the South Caucasus by complementing available household survey data in each of the countries in the subregion with other sources, such as the Life in Transition Survey (2016). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8329 FEB 05, 2018

Tiwari,Sailesh; Cancho,Cesar A.; Meyer,Moritz; Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan Disclosed

Productivity, competition, and shared prosperity (English)

Given existing physical and human capital assets, Brazil could almost triple its income per capita if it managed to achieve the United States efficiency level. ... See More +

Working Paper 123949 FEB 01, 2018

Disclosed

Panama - Support for the National Indigenous Peoples Development Plan Project : social assessment : Evaluación sociocultural (Spanish)

Social Assessment SFG4004 JAN 17, 2018

Disclosed

Climbing the ladder : poverty reduction and shared prosperity in Vietnam : Bước tiến mới : giảm nghèo và thịnh vượng chung ở Việt Nam (Vietnamese)

Vietnam has achieved remarkable success in reducing poverty while controlling inequality. The country’s broad-based growth reflects the government’s focus on developing labor-intensive export sectors while investing heavily in human capital that saw the country exceed its peers. ... See More +

Working Paper 124916 JAN 01, 2018

Pimhidzai,Obert English Disclosed

South Caucasus in motion : economic and social mobility in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia (English)

This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of economic and social mobility in countries in the South Caucasus by complementing available household survey data in each of the countries in the subregion with other sources, such as the Life in Transition Survey (2016). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125622 JAN 01, 2018

Tiwari,Sailesh; Cancho,Cesar A.; Meyer,Moritz; Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan Disclosed

Climbing the ladder : poverty reduction and shared prosperity in Vietnam (English)

Vietnam has achieved remarkable success in reducing poverty while controlling inequality. The country’s broad-based growth reflects the government’s focus on developing labor-intensive export sectors while investing heavily in human capital that saw the country exceed its peers. ... See More +

Working Paper 124916 JAN 01, 2018

Pimhidzai,Obert Vietnamese Disclosed

Colombia - Multipurpose Cadaster Project : indigenous peoples plan : Plan para pueblos indígenas y grupos etnicos (Spanish)

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG3750 OCT 30, 2017

Kotouzas,Stamatis Disclosed

Who escaped poverty and who was left behind ? a non-parametric approach to explore welfare dynamics using cross-sections (English)

This paper proposes a non-parametric adaptation of a recently developed parametric technique to produce point estimates of intra-generational economic mobility in the absence of panel data sets that follow individuals over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8220 OCT 16, 2017

Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro Disclosed

Intergenerational mobility : Movilidad intergeneracional (Spanish)

Due to its great expansion of access to education over the last decades, LAC is a top performer in absolute intergenerational mobility. More children are going to school for longer than their parents before them. ... See More +

Brief 120437 OCT 01, 2017

Portuguese, English Disclosed

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Malaysia - Public Expenditure and Equitable Growth End Poverty Day 2016 Event : Synopsis (English)
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OCT 12, 2018 AUS0000479 Report
What can we (machine) learn about welfare dynamics from cross-sectional data? (English)
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AUG 08, 2018 WPS8545 Policy Research Working Paper
What Can We (Machine) Learn About Welfare Dynamics from Cross-sectional Data? (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129600 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Eliciting Accurate Responses to Consumption Questions among IDPS in South Sudan Using Honesty Primes (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129598 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Measuring the Middle Class in Kazakhstan : A Subjective Approach (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129806 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Stagnant Poverty Reduction in Latin America (English)
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JUN 14, 2018 130046 Working Paper
Fair progress? : economic mobility across generations around the World (English)
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MAY 30, 2018 126847 Publication
Welfare dynamics in Colombia : results from synthetic panels (English)
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MAY 14, 2018 WPS8441 Policy Research Working Paper
Household Expenditure and Poverty Measures in 60 Minutes : A New Approach with Results from Mogadishu (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 129590 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Welfare Dynamics in Colombia : Results from Synthetic Panels (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 129584 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
To impute or not to impute ? a review of alternative poverty estimation methods in the context of unavailable consumption data (English)
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APR 11, 2018 WPS8403 Policy Research Working Paper
South Caucasus in motion: economic and social mobility in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia (English)
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FEB 05, 2018 WPS8329 Policy Research Working Paper
Productivity, competition, and shared prosperity (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123949 Working Paper
Panama - Support for the National Indigenous Peoples Development Plan Project : social assessment : Evaluación sociocultural (Spanish)
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JAN 17, 2018 SFG4004 Social Assessment
Climbing the ladder : poverty reduction and shared prosperity in Vietnam : Bước tiến mới : giảm nghèo và thịnh vượng chung ở Việt Nam (Vietnamese)
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JAN 01, 2018 124916 Working Paper English
South Caucasus in motion : economic and social mobility in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 125622 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Climbing the ladder : poverty reduction and shared prosperity in Vietnam (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 124916 Working Paper Vietnamese
Colombia - Multipurpose Cadaster Project : indigenous peoples plan : Plan para pueblos indígenas y grupos etnicos (Spanish)
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OCT 30, 2017 SFG3750 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Who escaped poverty and who was left behind ? a non-parametric approach to explore welfare dynamics using cross-sections (English)
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OCT 16, 2017 WPS8220 Policy Research Working Paper
Intergenerational mobility : Movilidad intergeneracional (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2017 120437 Brief Portuguese, English