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A firm of one's own : experimental evidence on credit constraints and occupational choice (English)

This study presents results from a randomized evaluation of two labor market interventions targeted to young women aged 18 to 19 years in three of Nairobi's poorest neighborhoods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7977 FEB 16, 2017

Brudevold-Newman,Andrew Peter; Honorati,Maddalena; Jakiela,Pamela; Ozier,Owen Disclosed

Dynamics of child development : analysis of a longitudinal cohort in a very low income country (English)

Longitudinal patterns of child development and socioeconomic status are described for a cohort of children in Madagascar who were surveyed when they were 3–6 and 7-10 years old. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7973 FEB 15, 2017

Galasso,Emanuela; Weber,Ann; Fernald,Lia C. H. Disclosed

Estimating poverty using cell phone data : evidence from Guatemala (English)

The dramatic expansion of mobile phone use in developing countries has given rise to a rich and largely untapped source of information about the characteristics of communities and regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7969 FEB 14, 2017

Hernandez,Marco; Hong,Lingzi; Frias-Martinez,Vanessa; Frias-Martinez,Enrique Disclosed

Research digest newsletter Vol. 11 (No. 2) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: Estimating International Poverty Lines; Global Inequality between 1988 and 2008 and the "Elephant Graph"; Challenges in Counting theWorld's Hungry; Incentive Effects of Antipoverty Programs; Importing High Food Pricesby Exporting; The Decision to Invest in Child Quality over Quantity; Supporting Parents to ImprovePreschool Outcomes; Can Conditional Cash Transfers Improve Child Nutrition? ... See More +

Newsletter 112736 FEB 13, 2017

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Simulating the macroeconomic impact of future water scarcity (English)

In this paper we consider some of the economic implications of climate change scenarios as described in the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs). ... See More +

Working Paper W16006 FEB 08, 2017

Ramaroson,Marina Rachel Gery Disclosed

Burundi - Regional Great Lakes Integrated Agriculture Development Project : indigenous peoples plan : Cadre de planification en faveur des populations autochtones (French)

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG3011 FEB 06, 2017

Jenane,Chakib Disclosed

Personality traits, technology adoption, and technical efficiency : evidence from smallholder rice farms in Ghana (English)

Although a large literature highlights the impact of personality traits on key labor market outcomes, evidence of their impact on agricultural production decisions remains limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7959 FEB 02, 2017

Ali,Daniel Ayalew; Bowen,Derick; Deininger,Klaus W. Disclosed

How is the slowdown affecting households in Latin America and the Caribbean ? (English)

This paper shows evidence that suggests the economic slowdown in Latin America and the Caribbean has already translated into slowing social gains, including decelerating poverty reduction, stagnating growth of the middle class, and lower income growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7948 JAN 19, 2017

Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Castaneda Aguilar,Raul Andres; Farfan Bertran,Maria Gabriela; Reyes,German Jeremias; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto Disclosed

Argentina - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY15-FY18 (English)

This Performance and Learning Review (PLR) summarizes progress in the implementation of the World Bank Group (WBG) Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for the Argentine Republic for the period FY15-FY18 , discussed by the WBG Executive Directors on September 9, 2014. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 110546 JAN 13, 2017

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Conditionality as targeting? : participation and distributional effects of conditional cash transfers (English)

Conditional cash transfer programs, whereby transfers to households are conditional on school attendance or health checkups, have become a widespread policy tool. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7940 JAN 11, 2017

Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos Disclosed

The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Chile (English)

This paper applies a comprehensive tax-benefit incidence analysis to estimate the distributional effects of fiscal policy in Chile in 2013. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7939 JAN 10, 2017

Martinez Aguilar,Sandra Natalia; Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Ortiz-Juarez,Eduardo; Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia Disclosed

Report from the Executive Directors of the International Development Association to the Board of Governors : Additions to IDA Resources - Eighteenth Replenishment (English)

Responding to heightened global ambitions and escalating risks, IDA18 presents a bold paradigm shift in how it mobilizes finance to support a significant policy package to help IDA clients achieve their development goals. ... See More +

Board Report 112728 JAN 10, 2017

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Estimation and inference for actual and counterfactual growth incidence curves (English)

Different episodes of economic growth display widely varying distributional characteristics, both across countries and over time. Growth is sometimes accompanied by rising and sometimes by falling inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7933 JAN 05, 2017

Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Firpo,Sergio; Galvao,Antonio F. Disclosed

Poverty in a rising Africa : La pauvreté dans une Afrique en essor (French)

This report is the first of a two-part volume on poverty in Africa. This study documents the data challenges and revisits the core broad facts about poverty in Africa; the second report will explore ways to accelerate its reduction. ... See More +

Publication 103948 JAN 01, 2017

Beegle,Kathleen G.; Christiaensen,Luc; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Gaddis,Isis English Disclosed

Safeguarding against a reversal in social gains during the economic crisis in Brazil (Portuguese)

This note summarizes the findings of the analysis carried out regarding the poverty and inequality impacts of the ongoing economic crisis in Brazil in 2016 and 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 112896 JAN 01, 2017

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Nakamura,Shohei; Gukovas,Renata Mayer English Disclosed

Safeguarding against a reversal in social gains during the economic crisis in Brazil (English)

This note summarizes the findings of the analysis carried out regarding the poverty and inequality impacts of the ongoing economic crisis in Brazil in 2016 and 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 112896 JAN 01, 2017

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Nakamura,Shohei; Gukovas,Renata Mayer Portuguese Disclosed

Globalization and the gender earnings gap : evidence from Sri Lanka and Cambodia (English)

Disasters in Bangladesh and protests elsewhere have created an intense debate about the value, particularly to women, of apparel employment in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7930 DEC 27, 2016

Savchenko,Yevgeniya; Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Robertson,Raymond 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

Gabon - Statistical Development Project : environmental assessment : Termes de references recrutement d'un consultant pour élaboration d'un plan de gestion envionnementale et sociale (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG2784 DEC 21, 2016

Beidou,Abdoullahi Disclosed

Lao People's Democratic Republic - Poverty Reduction Fund Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 112438 DEC 19, 2016

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A firm of one's own : experimental evidence on credit constraints and occupational choice (English)
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FEB 16, 2017 WPS7977 Policy Research Working Paper
Dynamics of child development : analysis of a longitudinal cohort in a very low income country (English)
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FEB 15, 2017 WPS7973 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating poverty using cell phone data : evidence from Guatemala (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 WPS7969 Policy Research Working Paper
Research digest newsletter Vol. 11 (No. 2) (English)
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FEB 13, 2017 112736 Newsletter
Simulating the macroeconomic impact of future water scarcity (English)
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FEB 08, 2017 W16006 Working Paper
Burundi - Regional Great Lakes Integrated Agriculture Development Project : indigenous peoples plan : Cadre de planification en faveur des populations autochtones (French)
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FEB 06, 2017 SFG3011 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Personality traits, technology adoption, and technical efficiency : evidence from smallholder rice farms in Ghana (English)
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FEB 02, 2017 WPS7959 Policy Research Working Paper
How is the slowdown affecting households in Latin America and the Caribbean ? (English)
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JAN 19, 2017 WPS7948 Policy Research Working Paper
Argentina - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY15-FY18 (English)
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JAN 13, 2017 110546 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Conditionality as targeting? : participation and distributional effects of conditional cash transfers (English)
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JAN 11, 2017 WPS7940 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Chile (English)
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JAN 10, 2017 WPS7939 Policy Research Working Paper
Report from the Executive Directors of the International Development Association to the Board of Governors : Additions to IDA Resources - Eighteenth Replenishment (English)
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JAN 10, 2017 112728 Board Report
Estimation and inference for actual and counterfactual growth incidence curves (English)
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JAN 05, 2017 WPS7933 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty in a rising Africa : La pauvreté dans une Afrique en essor (French)
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JAN 01, 2017 103948 Publication English
Safeguarding against a reversal in social gains during the economic crisis in Brazil (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 2017 112896 Working Paper English
Safeguarding against a reversal in social gains during the economic crisis in Brazil (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112896 Working Paper Portuguese
Globalization and the gender earnings gap : evidence from Sri Lanka and Cambodia (English)
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DEC 27, 2016 WPS7930 Policy Research Working Paper
Job quality and poverty in Latin America (English)
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DEC 21, 2016 WPS7927 Policy Research Working Paper
Gabon - Statistical Development Project : environmental assessment : Termes de references recrutement d'un consultant pour élaboration d'un plan de gestion envionnementale et sociale (French)
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DEC 21, 2016 SFG2784 Environmental Assessment
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Poverty Reduction Fund Project : procurement plan (English)
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DEC 19, 2016 112438 Procurement Plan