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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

Female migration in Lesotho : determinants and opportunities (English)

Migration, internal and external, continues to be a dominant livelihood strategy for households in Lesotho, with almost half (43 percent) of households reporting at least one member living away. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8307 JAN 18, 2018

Chakravarty,Shubha; Botea,Ioana Alexandra; Compernolle,Nell Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Assistance Strategy for the period FY18-21 (Arabic)

This document outlines the World Bank Group (WBG) Assistance Strategy for the West Bank and Gaza during FY18-21, developed jointly by the World Bank, IFC and MIGA. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 115201 NOV 06, 2017

English 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

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

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Uttarakhand - Jobs (English)

Large numbers of Uttarakhand’s people are shifting away from farm jobs to other kinds of work. As a result, today, the share of those engaged in non-farm work in Uttarakhand is similar to the national average. ... See More +

Brief 119332 JUN 20, 2017

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Gujarat - Jobs (English)

People are moving off the farm and into other kinds of work in Gujarat. Gujarat is one of the few states where the share of salaried jobs increased after 2005, led by manufacturing and services. ... See More +

Brief 119146 JUN 20, 2017

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West Bengal - Jobs (English)

Since 2005, West Bengal has outperformed most of India’s states on job growth, with jobs increasing for both men and women. Many of the new jobs were created in manufacturing and construction, resulting in a rise in wage employment. ... See More +

Brief 119341 JUN 20, 2017

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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

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Punjab - Jobs (English)

Contrary to popular perception, over two-thirds of Punjab’s labor force works off the farm, among the highest levels of non-farm employment in the country. ... See More +

Brief 119259 JUN 20, 2017

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Maharashtra - Jobs (English)

People in Maharashtra are gradually moving off the farm and into other kinds of work. Since 2005, job growth in Maharashtra, led by services, has been higher than in many other states. ... See More +

Brief 119253 JUN 20, 2017

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Karnataka - Jobs (English)

People in Karnataka are increasingly moving away from farm jobs. Since 2005, most new jobs were created in the services sector, leading to an increase in the share of salaried jobs in the state. ... See More +

Brief 119188 JUN 20, 2017

Disclosed

Himachal Pradesh - Jobs (English)

Most of Himachal Pradesh’s people are engaged in farming. Non-farm jobs account for a lower share of employment than in most other states. Over two-thirds of Himachal Pradesh’s workforce is self-employed, and very few of the rest have salaried jobs. ... See More +

Brief 119182 JUN 20, 2017

Disclosed

Rural non-farm employment and household welfare : evidence from Malawi (English)

This paper uses nationally representative panel data and a combination of econometric approaches, to explore linkages between rural non-farm activities (wage and self-employment) and household welfare in rural Malawi. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8096 JUN 08, 2017

Adjognon,Guigonan Serge; Liverpool-Tasie,Saweda Lenis; De La Fuente,Alejandro; Benfica,Rui Manuel Disclosed

Djibouti - Systematic country diagnostic : information notice (English)

Information Notice 117582 MAY 30, 2017

Disclosed

Stunting reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Reducing all forms of malnutrition, including stunting, is central to the World Bank Group's twin goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity, as well as building resilience and preventing instability. ... See More +

Working Paper 119719 APR 19, 2017

Eozenou,Patrick Hoang-Vu; Shekar,Meera Disclosed

On the structural transformation of rural Africa (English)

From 2000 to 2014, per capita gross domestic product in Sub-Saharan Africa increased by almost 35 percent in real terms, doubling in some countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7938 JAN 10, 2017

Barrett,Christopher B.; Christiaensen,Luc; Sheahan,Megan Britney; Shimeles,Abebe Disclosed

Job quality and poverty in Latin America (English)

Labor market dynamics have played a significant role in the remarkable social gains experienced across Latin America over the recent past. Assessing the quality of employment, beyond the perspective of income, to include other fundamental aspects of jobs --such as whether jobs are secure, provide benefits, or allow human capital accumulation -- can shed light on the sustainability of these achievements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7927 DEC 21, 2016

Brummund,Peter; Mann,Christopher Ryan; Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos 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
Female migration in Lesotho : determinants and opportunities (English)
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JAN 18, 2018 WPS8307 Policy Research Working Paper
West Bank and Gaza - Assistance Strategy for the period FY18-21 (Arabic)
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NOV 06, 2017 115201 Country Assistance Strategy Document English
East Asia and Pacific cities : expanding opportunities for the urban poor (English)
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JUL 27, 2017 117827 Publication
Vietnam - Second Northern Mountains Poverty Reduction Project : additional financing : procurement plan : Việt Nam - Tài trợ bổ sung cho Dự án Giảm nghèo vùng núi phía bắc : kế hoạch đấu thầu (Vietnamese,English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117791 Procurement Plan
Nepal : poverty alleviation fund project (English)
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JUN 28, 2017 116947 Project Performance Assessment Report
Uttarakhand - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119332 Brief
Gujarat - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119146 Brief
West Bengal - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119341 Brief
Punjab - Poverty, growth, and inequality (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119260 Brief
Punjab - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119259 Brief
Maharashtra - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119253 Brief
Karnataka - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119188 Brief
Himachal Pradesh - Jobs (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 119182 Brief
Rural non-farm employment and household welfare : evidence from Malawi (English)
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JUN 08, 2017 WPS8096 Policy Research Working Paper
Djibouti - Systematic country diagnostic : information notice (English)
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MAY 30, 2017 117582 Information Notice
Stunting reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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APR 19, 2017 119719 Working Paper
On the structural transformation of rural Africa (English)
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JAN 10, 2017 WPS7938 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Additional Financing to Second Northern Mountains Poverty Reduction Project : procurement plan : Việt Nam - Tài trợ bổ sung cho Dự án Giảm nghèo vùng núi phía bắc : kế hoạch đấu thầu (Vietnamese)
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JAN 01, 2017 117161 Procurement Plan
Job quality and poverty in Latin America (English)
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DEC 21, 2016 WPS7927 Policy Research Working Paper