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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

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

Niger - Systematic Country Diagnostic : priorities for ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity (English)

This document presents the systematic country diagnostic (SCD) for Niger. It identifies the constraints and opportunities for achieving the twin goals of ending poverty and improving shared prosperity by 2030 in a sustainable manner while acknowledging: (a) the need for selectivity, and (b) the need to identify constraints that can feasibly be addressed. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 115661 NOV 28, 2017

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

Fiscal incidence in Belarus : a commitment to equity analysis (English)

The paper employs the Commitment to Equity framework to present a first attempt at a comprehensive fiscal incidence analysis for Belarus, encompassing the revenue and expenditures components of the fiscal system, including direct and indirect taxes, as well as direct, indirect, and in-kind transfers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8216 OCT 12, 2017

Bornukova,Kateryna; Shymanovich,Gleb; Chubrik,Alexander Disclosed

Independent Evaluation Group annual report 2017 : influence through evaluation (English)

In line with IEG’s long-term agenda, we have delivered timely, highly relevant evaluations that speak to the current issues. Likewise, we have influenced debates in our three strategic engagement areas: inclusive and sustainable economic growth, investing in people, and fostering resilience to global shocks and threats. ... See More +

Working Paper 119999 SEP 26, 2017

Disclosed

Ethiopia - Enhancing Shared Prosperity Through Equitable Services Project (English)

The development objective of the Enhancing Shared Prosperity Through Equitable Services (ESPES) Project for Ethiopia is to improve equitable access to basic services and strengthen accountability systems at the decentralized level. ... See More +

Program Document 115228 AUG 22, 2017

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

Baker,Judy L.; Gadgil,Gauri Uday 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

Nepal : poverty alleviation fund project (English)

Ratings for the Poverty Alleviation Fund I were as follows: outcome was satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 116947 JUN 28, 2017

Disclosed

Kerala - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)

Kerala has experienced a steady decline in poverty since 1994. As a result, poverty levels in the state are among the lowest in the country. After 2005, Kerala grew and reduced poverty faster than many other states, with growth being driven mainly by services. ... See More +

Brief 119248 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

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Assam - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)

Assam is home to 31 million people, a third of whom are poor. While poverty levels in Assam declined rapidly between 1994 and 2005, the state has since lagged behind most other states in reducing poverty. ... See More +

Brief 119141 JUN 20, 2017

Disclosed

West Bengal - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)

West Bengal is India’s fourth most populous state in India with 91 million people, a fifth of who are poor. Although poverty reduction in the state was faster after 2005, pockets of high poverty still persist within the state. ... See More +

Brief 119344 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

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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
Eruptions of popular anger : the economics of the Arab spring and its aftermath (English)
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DEC 06, 2017 121942 Publication
Niger - Systematic Country Diagnostic : priorities for ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity (English)
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NOV 28, 2017 115661 Systematic Country Diagnostic
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
Fiscal incidence in Belarus : a commitment to equity analysis (English)
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OCT 12, 2017 WPS8216 Policy Research Working Paper
Independent Evaluation Group annual report 2017 : influence through evaluation (English)
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SEP 26, 2017 119999 Working Paper
Ethiopia - Enhancing Shared Prosperity Through Equitable Services Project (English)
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AUG 22, 2017 115228 Program Document
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
Nepal : poverty alleviation fund project (English)
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JUN 28, 2017 116947 Project Performance Assessment Report
Kerala - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119248 Brief
Uttarakhand - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119333 Brief
Assam - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119141 Brief
West Bengal - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119344 Brief
Tamil Nadu - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119267 Brief