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Guinea - Productive Social Safety Net Project : restructuring : Restructuring Paper Disclosable- Productive Social Safety Net Project - P123900 (English)

The objective of the Productive Social Safety Net Project for Guinea is to provide income support to vulnerable groups and to lay the foundations of a social safety net strategy by testing some of the building blocks necessary for a larger system. ... See More +

Correspondence RES29442 OCT 14, 2017

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East Asia and Pacific - Economic update, October 2017: Balancing act (English)

Developing East Asia and the Pacific has continued to perform well in the first half of 2017. The region grew more rapidly than almost all other developing regions. ... See More +

Publication 120158 OCT 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Botswana (English)

Botswana’s economic growth recovered strongly in 2016, fueled by mineral exports and services sector. Further gains are expected for the medium-term, with a real gross domestic product (GDP) growth of up to 4.8 percent by 2019. ... See More +

Working Paper 120169 OCT 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)

Growth has slowed down since 2015 from 5.6 to 2.3 percent due to modest growth in the services sector. Higher growth rates are projected for 2017-18, boosted by an increase in construction and mining despite the narrowing fiscal space. ... See More +

Working Paper 120170 OCT 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Namibia (English)

The pace of economic growth significantly subsided in 2016, as construction activity shrank and mineral prices remained low. In the medium-term, growth is projected to recover gradually, reaching 3 percent by 2018, driven mostly by mining and services sector activities. ... See More +

Working Paper 120171 OCT 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for South Africa (English)

Poverty has fallen significantly since democracy in 1994, but this trend reversed between 2011 and 2015. The economy has been growing too slowly since the global financial crisis to create jobs for poor South Africans. ... See More +

Working Paper 120172 OCT 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Swaziland (English)

Economic growth is expected to decline to 0.9 percent in 2017 from 1.3 percent in 2016, due to slow recovery in agriculture and escalating fiscal challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 120173 OCT 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)

Economic activity has improved in 2017, following a bumper harvest and improved hydro-electricity generation, increased copper production, higher copper prices, and more accommodating monetary policy. ... See More +

Working Paper 120174 OCT 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Zimbabwe (English)

Economic growth is projected to recover to 2.8 percent in 2017 up from 0.7 percent last year. Good rains boosted agricultural growth and poverty alleviation in rural areas. ... See More +

Working Paper 120175 OCT 01, 2017

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Natural disaster damage indices based on remotely sensed data: an application to Indonesia (English)

Combining nightlight data as a proxy for economic activity with remote sensing data typically used for natural hazard modeling, this paper constructs novel damage indices at the district level for Indonesia, for different disaster events such as floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and the 2004 Christmas Tsunami. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8188 SEP 08, 2017

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Strobl,Eric; Tveit,Thomas Breivik Disclosed

Child schooling and child work in the presence of a partial education subsidy (English)

Could a partial subsidy for child education increase children's participation in paid work? In contrast to much of the theoretical and empirical child labor literature, this paper shows that child work and school participation can be complements under certain conditions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8182 SEP 06, 2017

De Hoop,Jacobus Joost; Friedman,Jed; Kandpal,Eeshani; Rosati,Furio Camillo Disclosed

Suggestions to improve WASH statistics in Mozambique's survey data (English)

Expounding on data gaps in the current Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators, this note proposes concrete changes to improve water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) statistics in Mozambique. ... See More +

Brief 120300 SEP 01, 2017

Disclosed

Tracing back the weather origins of human welfare: evidence from Mozambique (English)

Mozambique is among the African countries most exposed to weather-related hazards. Using detailed gridded precipitation data for individuals' birth-year and birth-district, this study investigates the effects of extreme rainfall anomalies around the time of birth on long-run well-being. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8167 AUG 14, 2017

Baez Ramirez,Javier Eduardo; Caruso,German Daniel; Niu,Chiyu Disclosed

Do labor markets limit the inclusiveness of growth in the Dominican Republic? : ¿Ha sido limitado el crecimiento inclusivo en la República Dominicana por los mercados laborales? (Spanish)

The strong economic growth enjoyed by the Dominican Republic following its 2003 domestic crisis was not matched by similarly substantial progress in poverty reduction. ... See More +

Working Paper 117877 AUG 01, 2017

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Do labor markets limit the inclusiveness of growth in the Dominican Republic? (English)

The strong economic growth enjoyed by the Dominican Republic following its 2003 domestic crisis was not matched by similarly substantial progress in poverty reduction. ... See More +

Working Paper 117877 AUG 01, 2017

Disclosed

The Geography of Welfare in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo : Géographie du bien-être au Bénin, au Burkina Faso, en Côte d’Ivoire et au Togo (French)

This report aims to assess the spatial disparities in economic development along four important dimensions: (i) It provides stylized facts of the underlying forces behind within-country inequality, namely natural endowment, agglomeration economies, and market access. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 118151 AUG 01, 2017

Nguyen,Nga Thi Viet; Dizon,Felipe Jr Fadullon Disclosed

The Geography of Welfare in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo (English)

This report aims to assess the spatial disparities in economic development along four important dimensions: (i) It provides stylized facts of the underlying forces behind within-country inequality, namely natural endowment, agglomeration economies, and market access. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 118151 AUG 01, 2017

Nguyen,Nga Thi Viet; Dizon,Felipe Jr Fadullon Disclosed

A wake up call : Nigeria water supply, sanitation, and hygiene poverty diagnostic : A Wake up call : Nigeria Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Poverty Diagnostic (English)

This report offers an overview of the state of WASH services in the country. It draws from a number of national data sources, desk reviews, and original research to analyze service delivery in the country and assess the sector's performance. ... See More +

Working Paper 118241 AUG 01, 2017

Disclosed

Cooperation in international waters in Africa : opportunities for impact - partnership framework (English)

The Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA) program supports the management and development of transboundary waters for sustainable development, poverty alleviation, and improved climate resilience. ... See More +

Working Paper 119027 AUG 01, 2017

Disclosed

Republic of Congo – Poverty assessment report : education, jobs and social protection for a sustainable reduction of poverty : executive summary (English)

This poverty assessment analyzes recent trends in monetary and nonmonetary aspects ofpoverty and economic vulnerability in the Republic of Congo (ROC), based on two nationallyrepresentative and broadly comparable household expenditure surveys conducted bythe National Institute of Statistics (NIS) in 2005 and 2011. ... See More +

Working Paper 114706 AUG 01, 2017

French Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Guinea - Productive Social Safety Net Project : restructuring : Restructuring Paper Disclosable- Productive Social Safety Net Project - P123900 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 RES29442 Correspondence
East Asia and Pacific - Economic update, October 2017: Balancing act (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120158 Publication
Macro poverty outlook for Botswana (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120169 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120170 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Namibia (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120171 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for South Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120172 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Swaziland (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120173 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120174 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Zimbabwe (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120175 Working Paper
Natural disaster damage indices based on remotely sensed data: an application to Indonesia (English)
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SEP 08, 2017 WPS8188 Policy Research Working Paper
Child schooling and child work in the presence of a partial education subsidy (English)
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SEP 06, 2017 WPS8182 Policy Research Working Paper
Suggestions to improve WASH statistics in Mozambique's survey data (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120300 Brief
Tracing back the weather origins of human welfare: evidence from Mozambique (English)
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AUG 14, 2017 WPS8167 Policy Research Working Paper
Do labor markets limit the inclusiveness of growth in the Dominican Republic? : ¿Ha sido limitado el crecimiento inclusivo en la República Dominicana por los mercados laborales? (Spanish)
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AUG 01, 2017 117877 Working Paper
Do labor markets limit the inclusiveness of growth in the Dominican Republic? (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 117877 Working Paper
The Geography of Welfare in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo : Géographie du bien-être au Bénin, au Burkina Faso, en Côte d’Ivoire et au Togo (French)
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AUG 01, 2017 118151 Other Poverty Study
The Geography of Welfare in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 118151 Other Poverty Study
A wake up call : Nigeria water supply, sanitation, and hygiene poverty diagnostic : A Wake up call : Nigeria Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Poverty Diagnostic (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 118241 Working Paper
Cooperation in international waters in Africa : opportunities for impact - partnership framework (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 119027 Working Paper
Republic of Congo – Poverty assessment report : education, jobs and social protection for a sustainable reduction of poverty : executive summary (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 114706 Working Paper French