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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mobilizing Islamic finance for infrastructure public-private partnerships (English)

This public-private infrastructure advisory facility (PPIAF) - funded report aims to discuss and disseminate information on how Islamic finance has been applied in infrastructure projects through public-private partnership (PPP) schemes, what the structural challenges and solutions are, and what can be done to deepen and maximize the use of Islamic finance for this purpose. ... See More +

Working Paper 122039 DEC 12, 2017

Alawode,Abayomi A.; Ahmad,Aijaz - GTPPP Disclosed

Rwanda - Strengthening Social Protection Project (English)

The development objective of Strengthening Social Protection for Rwanda is to improve the effectiveness of Rwanda’s social protection system, notably the flagship Vision 2020 Umurenge Program (VUP), for targeted vulnerable groups. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2389 NOV 27, 2017

Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Development update (English)

Despite significant challenges, Sri Lanka's economic performance remained broadly satisfactory in the first half of 2017. The corrective policy measures taken in the monetary and fiscal fronts have led to gradual stabilization. ... See More +

Working Paper 120728 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

The World Bank and Mozambique (English)

Mozambique and the World Bank have maintained continuous relations since the country joined the institution in 1984. Over these years, the World Bank has provided development assistance to Mozambique in accordance with the country needs and priorities, from economic stabilization in the 1980s, to post-war reconstruction in the early 1990s, to a broader and comprehensive assistance starting in the 2000’s. ... See More +

Working Paper 121825 NOV 01, 2017

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

Kiribati - Fourth Economic Reform Development Policy Operation Project (English)

The program development objective of Fourth Economic Reform Development Policy Operation Project for Kiribati is to: (i) strengthen public financial management; and (ii) improve the environment for inclusive growth. ... See More +

Program Document 120078 OCT 26, 2017

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

Statement by H. E. Johann N. Schneider-Ammann at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by H. E. Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, Minister and Head of the Federal Department for Economic Affairs, Education and Research, at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120498 OCT 14, 2017

Disclosed

Statement by H. E. Henrique Meirelles at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by H. E. Henrique Meirelles, Minister of Finance, at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120497 OCT 14, 2017

Disclosed

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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)
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)
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)
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
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
Climbing the ladder : poverty reduction and shared prosperity in Vietnam (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 124916 Working Paper Vietnamese
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)
Mobilizing Islamic finance for infrastructure public-private partnerships (English)
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DEC 12, 2017 122039 Working Paper
Rwanda - Strengthening Social Protection Project (English)
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NOV 27, 2017 PAD2389 Project Appraisal Document
Sri Lanka - Development update (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120728 Working Paper
The World Bank and Mozambique (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121825 Working Paper
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
Kiribati - Fourth Economic Reform Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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OCT 26, 2017 120078 Program Document
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
Statement by H. E. Johann N. Schneider-Ammann at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120498 Board Report
Statement by H. E. Henrique Meirelles at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120497 Board Report