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Measuring women's agency (English)

Improving women's agency, namely their ability to define goals and act on them, is crucial for advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8148 JUL 18, 2017

Donald,Aletheia Amalia; Koolwal,Gayatri B.; Annan,Jeannie Ruth; Falb,Kathryn; Goldstein,Markus P. Disclosed

Measuring time use in development settings (English)

This paper discusses the challenges associated with collecting time-use data in developing countries. The paper suggests potential solutions, concentrating on the two most common time-use methods used in development settings: stylized questions and time diaries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8147 JUL 18, 2017

Seymour,Greg; Malapit,Hazel Jean; Quisumbing,Agnes R. Disclosed

Measuring ownership, control, and use of assets (English)

Assets generate and help diversify income, provide collateral to access credit, alleviate liquidity constraints in the face of shocks, and are key inputs into empowerment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8146 JUL 18, 2017

Doss,Cheryl; Kieran,Caitlin; Kilic,Talip Disclosed

Colombo : exposure, vulnerability, and ability to respond to floods (English)

This paper examines the exposure, vulnerability, and ability of households in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to respond to floods, and brings out significant policy implications. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8084 JUN 05, 2017

Patankar,Archana Mahesh Disclosed

Bulgaria - Housing sector assessment : final report : България - Оценка на жилищния сектор : окончателен доклад (Bulgarian)

Bulgaria’s housing sector provides a window into the broader issues of the country’s social, and economic transformation. This process has been difficult, and, as was the case in many transition countries, one of the main problem areas has been the housing sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 116518 JUN 01, 2017

Mathema,Ashna S.; Budovitch,Max Missner; Giteva-Gantcheva,Dilyana Koleva; Klambauer,Anita; Mot,Ana Maria Manuela; Vasileva,Marina Aleksandrova English Disclosed

Societal poverty : a relative and relevant measure (English)

Poverty lines are typically higher in richer countries, and lower in poorer ones, reflecting the relative nature of national assessments of who is considered poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8073 MAY 23, 2017

Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Prydz,Espen Beer Disclosed

Collecting the dirt on soils : advancements in plot-level soil testing and implications for agricultural statistics (English)

Much of the current analysis on agricultural productivity is hampered by the lack of consistent, high quality data on soil health and how it is changing under past and current management. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8057 MAY 11, 2017

Gourlay,Sydney; Aynekulu,Ermias; Shepherd,Keith; Carletto,Calogero Disclosed

Stronger together : intra-household cooperation and household welfare in Malawi (English)

It has long been recognized that household decision-making may not result in outcomes consistent with the unitary household model. Within the collective bargaining framework, consumption decisions would be driven by the spouse with greater bargaining power, while the outcomes would still be Pareto efficient. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8043 APR 26, 2017

Mccarthy,Nancy; Kilic,Talip Disclosed

Djibouti - Household Survey 2017 Project (Arabic)

The development objective of Household Survey 2017 Project for Djibouti is to support the Department of Statistics and Demographic Studies (DISED) to collect, analyze and disseminate data emanating from the Household Survey for Social Indicators (Enquete Djiboutienne Aupres de Menages, EDAM) 2017. ... See More +

Project Paper PP2288 APR 13, 2017

English Disclosed

The distributive impact of terms of trade shocks (English)

The halving of oil prices, which happened in a short period between late 2014 and the first months of 2015, has generated major terms of trade losses for oil exporting countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8016 MAR 29, 2017

Bussolo,Maurizio; Luongo,Patrizia Disclosed

Design of a multi-stage stratified sample for poverty and welfare monitoring with multiple objectives : a Bangladesh case study (English)

This paper describes the design of a multi-stage stratified sample for the Bangladesh Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2016/17. This survey instrument will be used by the Government of Bangladesh to estimate reliable poverty and welfare statistics at three different levels: (i) annual estimates at the district level, (ii) quarterly estimates at the national level, and (iii) annual estimates at the division level for urban and rural areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7989 MAR 02, 2017

Ahmed,Faizuddin; Roy,Dipankar; Yanez Pagans,Monica; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Djibouti - Household Survey 2017 Project (English)

The development objective of Household Survey 2017 Project for Djibouti is to support the Department of Statistics and Demographic Studies (DISED) to collect, analyze and disseminate data emanating from the Household Survey for Social Indicators (Enquete Djiboutienne Aupres de Menages, EDAM) 2017. ... See More +

Project Paper PP2288 FEB 24, 2017

Arabic Disclosed

Argentina - Integrated Habitat and Housing Project (English)

The development objective of the Integrated Habitat and Housing Project for Argentina are to: (i) increase access to formal housing for eligible households; and (ii) improve living conditions for households in selected precarious urban settlements. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2057 FEB 03, 2017

Spanish Disclosed

Central African Republic - 2016 National commune monography survey (English)

The Monographies Communales survey, with its nationwide coverage and demonstrated ability to collect information rapidly and in a cost-effective manner, presents an objective feedback loop for the state and citizens. ... See More +

Working Paper 113044 FEB 01, 2017

Disclosed

Costing household surveys for monitoring progress toward ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity (English)

On October 15, 2015, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced the World Bank Group’s commitment to support the 78 poorest countries to implement a multi-topic household survey every three years between 2016 and 2030, for monitoring progress toward ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7951 JAN 24, 2017

Kilic,Talip; Serajuddin,Umar; Uematsu,Hiroki; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Multisectoral nutrition assessment in Sri Lanka’s estate sector (English)

This Multisectoral Nutrition Assessment assessed the nutrition situation amongst residents ofthe estate sector, identified the main causes of nutritional deficiencies, as well as gaps in theprovision of key nutrition-related services. ... See More +

Working Paper 113972 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Egypt - Household Natural Gas Connection Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Environmental and social impact assessment : NG connection 1.5 million HHs-Qalyubeya Governorate - El Khosous (English)

The development objective of Households Natural Gas Connection Project for Egypt aims for greater use of natural gas for domestic users and reduction of government subsidies of the energy sector (LPG). ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2390 NOV 13, 2016

Aboelleil,Hebatallah Mohamed Mady Abdelzaher Disclosed

Social capital, finance, and consumption: evidence from a representative sample of Chinese households (English)

Using a new, nationally representative sample of Chinese households, this paper studies how social capital affects access to credit and its implications for consumption levels. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7873 OCT 24, 2016

Cull,Robert J.; Gan,Li; Gao,Nan; Xu,L. Colin Disclosed

The long-term impact of international migration on economic decision-making : evidence from a migration lottery and lab-in-the-field experiments (English)

This paper studies how migration from a poor to a rich country affects key economic beliefs, preference parameters, and transnational household decision-making efficiency. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7848 OCT 03, 2016

Gibson,John; Mckenzie,David J.; Rohorua,Halahingano; Stillman,Steven Disclosed

Pakistan - Does sharing test scores with parents improve student learning? (English)

Education is a driver of development around the world. But as many countries have found, getting children into school is only the first step in an education. ... See More +

Brief 109329 OCT 01, 2016

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Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Measuring women's agency (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 WPS8148 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring time use in development settings (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 WPS8147 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring ownership, control, and use of assets (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 WPS8146 Policy Research Working Paper
Colombo : exposure, vulnerability, and ability to respond to floods (English)
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JUN 05, 2017 WPS8084 Policy Research Working Paper
Bulgaria - Housing sector assessment : final report : България - Оценка на жилищния сектор : окончателен доклад (Bulgarian)
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JUN 01, 2017 116518 Working Paper English
Societal poverty : a relative and relevant measure (English)
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MAY 23, 2017 WPS8073 Policy Research Working Paper
Collecting the dirt on soils : advancements in plot-level soil testing and implications for agricultural statistics (English)
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MAY 11, 2017 WPS8057 Policy Research Working Paper
Stronger together : intra-household cooperation and household welfare in Malawi (English)
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APR 26, 2017 WPS8043 Policy Research Working Paper
Djibouti - Household Survey 2017 Project (Arabic)
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APR 13, 2017 PP2288 Project Paper English
The distributive impact of terms of trade shocks (English)
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MAR 29, 2017 WPS8016 Policy Research Working Paper
Design of a multi-stage stratified sample for poverty and welfare monitoring with multiple objectives : a Bangladesh case study (English)
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MAR 02, 2017 WPS7989 Policy Research Working Paper
Djibouti - Household Survey 2017 Project (English)
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FEB 24, 2017 PP2288 Project Paper Arabic
Argentina - Integrated Habitat and Housing Project (English)
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FEB 03, 2017 PAD2057 Project Appraisal Document Spanish
Central African Republic - 2016 National commune monography survey (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113044 Working Paper
Costing household surveys for monitoring progress toward ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity (English)
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JAN 24, 2017 WPS7951 Policy Research Working Paper
Multisectoral nutrition assessment in Sri Lanka’s estate sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113972 Working Paper
Egypt - Household Natural Gas Connection Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Environmental and social impact assessment : NG connection 1.5 million HHs-Qalyubeya Governorate - El Khosous (English)
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NOV 13, 2016 SFG2390 Environmental Assessment
Social capital, finance, and consumption: evidence from a representative sample of Chinese households (English)
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OCT 24, 2016 WPS7873 Policy Research Working Paper
The long-term impact of international migration on economic decision-making : evidence from a migration lottery and lab-in-the-field experiments (English)
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OCT 03, 2016 WPS7848 Policy Research Working Paper
Pakistan - Does sharing test scores with parents improve student learning? (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109329 Brief