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Informal sector heterogeneity and income inequality : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

This paper uses 1-2-3 survey data on the Democratic Republic of Congo to analyze heterogeneity in the informal sector. It empirically identifies three types of entrepreneurs in the sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8328 FEB 01, 2018

Adoho,Franck M.; Doumbia,Djeneba Disclosed

Nigeria - Priming brief (English)

An experiment study in Nigeria showed that psychological tools, likepriming, can have powerful impacts on survey respondents. In this context, the author decided to test how priming - a tool in the field of psychology in which memories orresponses are influenced by a reminder, picture,or other stimulus - could impact measurements.In this brief, we focus on two measures: 1. an indicator of chronic depression developed froma version of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression scale (CESD) - a widely used, validated,and reliable population-based measure, and 2. an indicator of discounting and patience relatedto immediate versus late rewards developed from a set of time preference questions. ... See More +

Brief 122975 JAN 24, 2018

Disclosed

Eruptions of popular anger : the economics of the Arab spring and its aftermath (English)

The Arab Spring protests caught most of the world by surprise and precipitated a chain of events that changed the course of history in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), ushering in a period of prolonged political instability and intense civil conflicts. ... See More +

Publication 121942 DEC 06, 2017

Ianchovichina,Elena Disclosed

Putting your money where your mouth is : geographic targeting of World Bank projects to the bottom 40 percent (English)

The adoption of the shared prosperity goal by the World Bank in 2013 and Sustainable Development Goal 10, on inequality, by the United Nations in 2015 should strengthen the focus of development interventions and cooperation on the income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the income distribution (the bottom 40). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8247 NOV 20, 2017

Bogetic,Zeljko; Massari,Renzo; Negre,Mario; Ohler,Hannes; Smets,Lodewijk Disclosed

Multi-sectoral investment analysis for shared prosperity in okavango river basin (English)

The Cubango-Okavango River Basin (CORB) is one of the world’s most unique, near pristine free-flowing rivers, and is central to sustainable economic development within the arid landscapes of southern Africa. ... See More +

Brief 118930 AUG 01, 2017

Disclosed

East Asia and Pacific cities : expanding opportunities for the urban poor (English)

Urbanization in East Asia and the Pacific has created enormous opportunity for many. Yet the rapid growth of cities can also create challenges as national and local governments try to keep up with the needs of their growing populations. ... See More +

Publication 117827 JUL 27, 2017

Gadgil,Gauri Uday; Baker,Judy L. Disclosed

Rental regulation and its consequences on measures of well-being in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)

The paper delves into the implications of a failure to account for rental regulation in the measurement of households' welfare, poverty, and inequality when using household surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8152 JUL 20, 2017

Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Mendiratta,Vibhuti; Vishwanath,Tara 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

Chile - Social Inclusion for Shared Prosperity Development Policy Financing Project (English)

Ratings for the Social Inclusion for Shared Prosperity Development Policy Financing Project for Chile were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4210 JUL 18, 2017

Disclosed

Distributional impact analysis: toolkit and illustrations of impacts beyond the average treatment effect (English)

Program evaluations often focus on average treatment effects. However, average treatment effects miss important aspects of policy evaluation, such as the impact on inequality and whether treatment harms some individuals. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8139 JUL 06, 2017

Bedoya Arguelles,Guadalupe; Bittarello,Luca; Davis,Jonathan Martin Villars; Mittag,Nikolas Karl Disclosed

Global inequality in a more educated world (English)

In developing countries, younger and better-educated cohorts are entering the workforce. This developing world-led education wave is altering the skill composition of the global labor supply, and impacting income distribution, at the national and global levels. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8135 JUN 30, 2017

Ahmed, S. Amer; Bussolo,Maurizio; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Go,Delfin Sia; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel Disclosed

Sudan IDP profiling preparation (English)

This report presents preparatory work for data collection and profiling of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Abu Shouk inDarfur, one of Sudan’s largest IDP camps. ... See More +

Working Paper 116837 JUN 21, 2017

000390290:Utz Johann Pape:upape@worldbank.org; Disclosed

Haryana - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)

Haryana, home to 25 million people, is one of India’s richest states. Since 1994, the state has seen a steady decline in poverty, especially in rural areas. ... See More +

Brief 119154 JUN 20, 2017

Disclosed

Himachal Pradesh - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)

With poor people making up less than a tenth of its population, Himachal Pradesh is one of India’s more prosperous states. Since 1994, there has been a steady decline in poverty in the state, specially in the rural areas. ... See More +

Brief 119183 JUN 20, 2017

Disclosed

Maharashtra - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)

Maharashtra is India’s second most populous state and home to 20 million poor. Poverty declined more rapidly in the state after 2005. As a result, today, poverty levels in Maharashtra are lower than the national average. ... See More +

Brief 119254 JUN 20, 2017

Disclosed

Punjab - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)

With poor people making up less than a tenth of its population, Punjab is one of India’s richest states. After 2005, poverty reduction in the state was among the fastest in the country. ... See More +

Brief 119260 JUN 20, 2017

Disclosed

Tamil Nadu - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)

Tamil Nadu is one of India’s richest states. Since 1994, the state has seen a steady decline in poverty, with the result that today, Tamil Nadu has lower levels of poverty than most other states in the country. ... See More +

Brief 119267 JUN 20, 2017

Disclosed

Uttarakhand - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)

Uttarakhand is one India’s fastest growing states. The state’s economic growth is mainly driven by the non-farm sectors of the economy. Poverty reduction in the state was among the most rapid in the country after 2005. ... See More +

Brief 119333 JUN 20, 2017

Disclosed

World development report 2017 : governance and women's economic and political participation - power inequalities, formal constraints, and norms (English)

What role do institutional constraints and social norms play in determining persistent gender gapsin economic and political participation and have institutional reforms been successful in reducing these gaps? ... See More +

World Development Report 116405 JUN 13, 2017

Milazzo,Annamaria; Goldstein,Markus P. Disclosed

World Bank Group country partnership framework for the Lao People's Democratic Republic, 2017-2021 (Vol. 2) (Laotian)

This document presents the World Bank Group (WBG) Country Partnership Framework (CPF) withthe Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) for 2017-2021. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 116234 JUN 01, 2017

Disclosed

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Informal sector heterogeneity and income inequality : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 WPS8328 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeria - Priming brief (English)
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JAN 24, 2018 122975 Brief
Eruptions of popular anger : the economics of the Arab spring and its aftermath (English)
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DEC 06, 2017 121942 Publication
Putting your money where your mouth is : geographic targeting of World Bank projects to the bottom 40 percent (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 WPS8247 Policy Research Working Paper
Multi-sectoral investment analysis for shared prosperity in okavango river basin (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 118930 Brief
East Asia and Pacific cities : expanding opportunities for the urban poor (English)
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JUL 27, 2017 117827 Publication
Rental regulation and its consequences on measures of well-being in the Arab Republic of Egypt (English)
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JUL 20, 2017 WPS8152 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring ownership, control, and use of assets (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 WPS8146 Policy Research Working Paper
Chile - Social Inclusion for Shared Prosperity Development Policy Financing Project (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 ICR4210 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Distributional impact analysis: toolkit and illustrations of impacts beyond the average treatment effect (English)
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JUL 06, 2017 WPS8139 Policy Research Working Paper
Global inequality in a more educated world (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 WPS8135 Policy Research Working Paper
Sudan IDP profiling preparation (English)
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JUN 21, 2017 116837 Working Paper
Haryana - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119154 Brief
Himachal Pradesh - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119183 Brief
Maharashtra - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119254 Brief
Punjab - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119260 Brief
Tamil Nadu - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119267 Brief
Uttarakhand - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119333 Brief
World development report 2017 : governance and women's economic and political participation - power inequalities, formal constraints, and norms (English)
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JUN 13, 2017 116405 World Development Report
World Bank Group country partnership framework for the Lao People's Democratic Republic, 2017-2021 (Vol. 2) (Laotian)
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JUN 01, 2017 116234 Country Assistance Strategy Document