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South Asia - Second Poverty Alleviation Fund Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Second Poverty Alleviation Fund Project for South Asia is to improve living conditions, livelihoods, and empowerment among the rural poor, with particular attention to groups that have traditionally been excluded by reasons of gender, ethnicity, caste, and location. ... See More +

Project Paper RES28896 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

An analysis of poverty in Myanmar (English)

This report presents findings from a joint analysis of poverty and living conditions in 2015, conducted by the Ministry of Planning and Finance and the World Bank Group. ... See More +

Working Paper 121822 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

Selected poverty relevant indicators - December 2017 (English)

The assessment jointly conducted by the Ministry of Planning and Finance and the World Bank produced two reports. The first report, Part One (MOPF and WB, 2017a), put forward trends in poverty over time using the two poverty estimation methodologies previously used in Myanmar. ... See More +

Working Paper 122002 DEC 01, 2017

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Technical poverty estimation report : Myanmar poverty and living conditions survey (English)

A joint analysis of poverty and living standards was conducted by a technical team from the Ministry of Planning and Finance, Government of Myanmar, and the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank. ... See More +

Working Paper 122006 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 23) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for improvement of access road to the Mtubiri sanitary landfill facility (English)

The objective of the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project for Kenya is to strengthen governance and service delivery in the Nairobi Metropolitan area. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1405 NOV 20, 2017

Babijes,Roderick M.; Kenya Disclosed

From falling behind to catching up : A country economic memorandum for Malawi (English)

Despite decades of development efforts supported by significant amounts of foreign aid, Malawi has experienced weak and volatile economic growth over a sustained period of time and has fallen behind its peers. ... See More +

Publication 121007 NOV 07, 2017

Record,Richard James Lowden; Kandoole,Priscilla Flaness; Kumar,Praveen Disclosed

Zanzibar poverty assessment (English)

Zanzibar recorded an important decline in urban poverty, while rural poverty did not change, and poverty increased on the island of Pemba Basic needs poverty and extreme poverty both declined by 4.5 and 1 percentage points, respectively, at the national level in Zanzibar since 2010. ... See More +

Poverty Assessment 120689 OCT 26, 2017

Belghith,Nadia Belhaj Hassine; De Boisseson,Pierre Marie Antoine Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

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 women's agency (English)

Improving women's agency, namely their ability to define goals and act on them, is crucial for advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8148 JUL 18, 2017

Donald,Aletheia Amalia; Koolwal,Gayatri B.; Annan,Jeannie Ruth; Falb,Kathryn; Goldstein,Markus P. Disclosed

Measuring time use in development settings (English)

This paper discusses the challenges associated with collecting time-use data in developing countries. The paper suggests potential solutions, concentrating on the two most common time-use methods used in development settings: stylized questions and time diaries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8147 JUL 18, 2017

Seymour,Greg; Malapit,Hazel Jean; Quisumbing,Agnes R. Disclosed

Poverty-specific purchasing power parities in Africa (English)

The paper revisits the issue of poverty-specific purchasing power parities (PPPs), using the most recent (2011) International Comparison Program (ICP) results. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8150 JUL 18, 2017

Dikhanov,Yuri M.; Hamadeh,Nada; Vigil Oliver,William; Degefu,Tefera Bekele; Song,Inyoung Disclosed

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South Asia - Second Poverty Alleviation Fund Project : restructuring (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 RES28896 Project Paper
An analysis of poverty in Myanmar (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121822 Working Paper
Selected poverty relevant indicators - December 2017 (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122002 Working Paper
Technical poverty estimation report : Myanmar poverty and living conditions survey (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122006 Working Paper
Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 23) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for improvement of access road to the Mtubiri sanitary landfill facility (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 SFG1405 Environmental Assessment
From falling behind to catching up : A country economic memorandum for Malawi (English)
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NOV 07, 2017 121007 Publication
Zanzibar poverty assessment (English)
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OCT 26, 2017 120689 Poverty Assessment
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
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
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 women's agency (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 WPS8148 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring time use in development settings (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 WPS8147 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty-specific purchasing power parities in Africa (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 WPS8150 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Second Northern Mountains Poverty Reduction Project : additional financing - procurement plan : Việt Nam - Dự Án Giảm Nghèo Giai Đoạn Thứ Hai Tỉnh Lai Châu : thêm tài chính - kế hoạch đấu thầu (Vietnamese)
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JUL 03, 2017 117152 Procurement Plan