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Yemen Economic Monitoring Brief (English)

Yemen has been experiencing political instability since 2011 and open conflict since late 2014. As a result, the social and institutional fabric in Yemen has witnessed increasing disintegration. ... See More +

Brief 130967 OCT 01, 2018

Arabic Disclosed

Revisiting the Poverty Trend in Rwanda : 2010/11 to 2013/14 (English)

According to the official statistics published by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, the country registered a decline in poverty from 46 percent in 2010/11 to 39 percent in 2013/14. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8585 SEP 13, 2018

Fatima,Freeha; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Growth, Inequality, and Poverty : A Robust Relationship? (English)

An extensive literature on poverty traps suggests that high levels of poverty deter growth. However, a seemingly basic implication of the underlying theoretical models, namely that countries suffering from higher levels of poverty should grow less rapidly, has remained untested. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8578 SEP 06, 2018

Marrero,Gustavo Alberto; Serven,Luis Disclosed

Consumer Price Indices Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)

Temporal deflators are needed to compare welfare aggregates over time, and thus to measure real changes in poverty. This note describes the sources of the consumer price indices that are used for every country included in the World Bank’s estimates of global poverty, published in PovcalNet. ... See More +

Working Paper 129964 SEP 01, 2018

Lakner,Christoph; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Chen,Shaohua; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Prydz,Espen Beer; Sangraula,Prem Disclosed

September 2018 PovcalNet Update : What’s New (English)

The September 2018 update to PovcalNet involves several changes to the dataunderlying the global poverty estimates. Some welfare aggregates have been changed forimproved harmonization, and some of the CPI, national accounts, and population inputdata have been revised. ... See More +

Working Paper 129962 SEP 01, 2018

Chen,Shaohua; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Lakner,Christoph; Lee,Kihoon; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Mungai,Rose; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Prydz,Espen Beer; Sangraula,Prem; Sharma,Dhiraj; Yang,Judy; Zhao,Qinghua Disclosed

Prices Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)

To compare welfare aggregates over time and across space, the World Bank's global poverty estimates incorporate temporal and spatial price adjustments, as well as currency changes. ... See More +

Working Paper 129963 SEP 01, 2018

Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Corral,Paul A.; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Lakner,Christoph; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Montes,Jose; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Prydz,Espen Beer Disclosed

Purchasing Power Parities Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)

Given substantial differences in price levels across countries, international spatialdeflators are needed to compare welfare aggregates to a common international povertyline. ... See More +

Working Paper 129965 SEP 01, 2018

Atamanov,Aziz; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Lakner,Christoph; Prydz,Espen Beer Disclosed

Methodology for Poverty Measurement in Malawi (English)

The fourth Integrated Household Survey (IHS4) is a multi-topic survey implemented by the National Statistical Office (NSO) of Malawi between April 2016 to April 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 129570 AUG 21, 2018

Disclosed

What can we (machine) learn about welfare dynamics from cross-sectional data? (English)

This paper implements a machine learning approach to estimate intra-generational economic mobility using cross-sectional data. A Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (Lasso) procedure is applied to explore poverty dynamics and household-level welfare growth in the absence of panel data sets that follow individuals over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8545 AUG 08, 2018

Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro Disclosed

Does the environment matter for poverty reduction ? the role of soil fertility and vegetation vigor in poverty reduction (English)

The debate on the environment-poverty nexus is inconclusive, with past research unable to identify the causal dynamics. This paper uses a unique global panel data set that links (survey and census derived) poverty data to measures of environmental quality at the subnational level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8537 AUG 03, 2018

Heger,Martin; Zens,Gregor Franz; Bangalor,Mook Disclosed

What Can We (Machine) Learn About Welfare Dynamics from Cross-sectional Data? (English)

This paper implements a machine learning approach to estimate intra-generational economic mobility using cross-sectional data. A Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (Lasso) procedure is applied to explore poverty dynamics and household-level welfare growth in the absence of panel data sets that follow individuals over time. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129600 AUG 01, 2018

Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro Disclosed

Cambodia-Enhancement of Poverty Analysis Capacity Project-Audited Management Letter (Dec2017) (English)

Auditing Document AUD0013866 JUL 16, 2018

Pol,Vanna Disclosed

Cambodia-Enhancement of Poverty Analysis Capacity Project-Audited Financial Statements (Dec2017) (English)

Auditing Document AUD0013868 JUL 16, 2018

Pol,Vanna Disclosed

Stagnant Poverty Reduction in Latin America (English)

Poverty reduction in the Latin America (LA) region remained stagnant in 2016 as the economic contraction deepened, while the middle class has slightly declined. ... See More +

Working Paper 130046 JUN 14, 2018

Disclosed

Small area estimation of poverty under structural change (English)

Small area poverty maps allow for the design of policies based on spatial differences in welfare. They are typically estimated based on a consumption survey reporting on poverty and a census providing the spatial disaggregation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8472 JUN 12, 2018

Lange,Simon; Pape,Utz Johann; Putz,Peter Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Collection, Analysis and Dissemination of Household Survey Data in Namibia - P159953 - Sequence No : 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR32526 JUN 01, 2018

Sulla,Victor Disclosed

The Devil is in the Details : Growth, Polarization, and Poverty Reduction in Africa in the Past Two Decades (English)

This paper investigates the distributional changes that limited pro-poor growth in the past two decades in Sub-Saharan Africa; these changes went undetected by standard inequality measures. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129597 JUN 01, 2018

Clementi,F.; Fabiani,M.; Molini,V. Disclosed

Small Area Estimation of Poverty under Structural Change (English)

Small area poverty maps allow for the design of policies based on spatial differences in welfare. They are typically estimated based on a consumption survey reporting on poverty and a census providing the spatial disaggregation. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129596 JUN 01, 2018

Lange,Simon; Pape,Utz Johann; Pütz,Peter Disclosed

Tanzania - TZ- Backbone Transmission Investm.(FY11) (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR0021097 MAY 31, 2018

IEG Review Team Disclosed

Cameroon/AFRICA- P154908- Livestock Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP9982 MAY 31, 2018

ABOUAME SALE Disclosed

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Yemen Economic Monitoring Brief (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130967 Brief Arabic
Revisiting the Poverty Trend in Rwanda : 2010/11 to 2013/14 (English)
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SEP 13, 2018 WPS8585 Policy Research Working Paper
Growth, Inequality, and Poverty : A Robust Relationship? (English)
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SEP 06, 2018 WPS8578 Policy Research Working Paper
Consumer Price Indices Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129964 Working Paper
September 2018 PovcalNet Update : What’s New (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129962 Working Paper
Prices Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129963 Working Paper
Purchasing Power Parities Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129965 Working Paper
Methodology for Poverty Measurement in Malawi (English)
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AUG 21, 2018 129570 Working Paper
What can we (machine) learn about welfare dynamics from cross-sectional data? (English)
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AUG 08, 2018 WPS8545 Policy Research Working Paper
Does the environment matter for poverty reduction ? the role of soil fertility and vegetation vigor in poverty reduction (English)
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AUG 03, 2018 WPS8537 Policy Research Working Paper
What Can We (Machine) Learn About Welfare Dynamics from Cross-sectional Data? (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129600 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Cambodia-Enhancement of Poverty Analysis Capacity Project-Audited Management Letter (Dec2017) (English)
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JUL 16, 2018 AUD0013866 Auditing Document
Cambodia-Enhancement of Poverty Analysis Capacity Project-Audited Financial Statements (Dec2017) (English)
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JUL 16, 2018 AUD0013868 Auditing Document
Stagnant Poverty Reduction in Latin America (English)
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JUN 14, 2018 130046 Working Paper
Small area estimation of poverty under structural change (English)
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JUN 12, 2018 WPS8472 Policy Research Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Collection, Analysis and Dissemination of Household Survey Data in Namibia - P159953 - Sequence No : 01 (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 ISR32526 Implementation Status and Results Report
The Devil is in the Details : Growth, Polarization, and Poverty Reduction in Africa in the Past Two Decades (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 129597 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Small Area Estimation of Poverty under Structural Change (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 129596 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Tanzania - TZ- Backbone Transmission Investm.(FY11) (English)
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MAY 31, 2018 ICRR0021097 Implementation Completion Report Review
Cameroon/AFRICA- P154908- Livestock Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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MAY 31, 2018 STEP9982 Procurement Plan