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El Salvador - Performance and learning review of the country partnership framework for the period FY2016-2019 (English)

This Performance and Learning Review (PLR) summarizes progress in the implementation of and updates the World Bank Group (WBG) Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for the Republic of El Salvador for the period FY16-FY19. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 120362 NOV 10, 2017

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Marital trajectories and women's well-being in Senegal (English)

Divorce and widowhood succeeded by remarriage are common for women in Africa. A key question is how such discontinuous marital trajectories affect women's well-being. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8230 OCT 30, 2017

Lambert,Sylvie; Van De Walle,Dominique; Villar,Paola Disclosed

Financial protection for agriculture : increasing the financial resilience of rural households (English)

Poverty remains a predominantly rural problem, with a majority of the world's poor located in rural areas and engaged in agricultural practices. ... See More +

Brief 119816 SEP 01, 2017

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Niger : Can cash and behavioral change programs improve child development? (English)

The first 1,000 days of a child's life are critical to healthy development. In poor countries, governments and international development groups are trying to design programs to give families, particularly mothers, the knowledge and services they need so that babies and young children get the healthcare, nutritious foods, and stimulation necessary for the best possible start in life. ... See More +

Brief 120131 SEP 01, 2017

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Politics, public works and poverty : evidence from the Bangladesh employment generation programme for the poorest (English)

Public works programs can be effective safety nets if they help allocate resources toward poor households. By setting wages lower than market rates public works programs identify poor households reasonably well. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8178 AUG 29, 2017

Sharif,Iffath Anwar; Ruthbah,Ummul Hasanath 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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Understanding the impact of windstorms on economic activity from night lights in Central America (English)

Central America is particularly prone to tropical storms and hurricanes. The prevailing conditions of poverty and socioeconomic inequality in most countries of the region make their exposed population especially vulnerable to those adverse natural events. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8124 JUN 27, 2017

Ishizawa Escudero,Oscar Anil; Miranda Montero,Juan Jose; Zhang,Hongrui Disclosed

Tunisia - Technical assistance for enhancing the social protection and labor system while promoting socioeconomic inclusion of the poor and vulnerable (Arabic)

This completion reports on completed deliverables and related results bythe advisory and knowledge service “Enhancing the Social Protection and Labor System while Promoting Socioeconomic Inclusion of the Poor and Vulnerable in Tunisia” over the period March 2016 - March 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper 116432 JUN 01, 2017

Clert,Carine; Elzir,Angela English Disclosed

Lebanon - Emergency National Poverty Targeting Program Project (E-NPTP) : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 122828 JUN 01, 2017

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Is consanguinity an impediment to improving human development outcomes ? (English)

This paper uses unique data collected in rural Pakistan to assess the extent to which consanguinity, which is widespread in North Africa, Central and West Asia, and most parts of South Asia, is linked to child cognitive ability and nutritional status. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8074 MAY 24, 2017

Mete,Cem; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Giles,John T.; Alderman,Harold H. Disclosed

When growth is not enough : explaining the rigidity of poverty in the Dominican Republic (Spanish)

The Dominican Republic has enjoyed one of the strongest growth rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) over the past 20 years. It also experiences high growth with limited poverty reduction. ... See More +

Publication 115257 MAY 05, 2017

Carneiro,Francisco Galrao; Sirtaine,Sophie English Disclosed

Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk (Vol. 2) : Infographics (English)

A severe slow-down in Afghanistan's economic growth characterized the period between 2012 and 2014, the so called Transition period leading to the 2014 election and handover of security responsibility to Afghan forces. ... See More +

Working Paper 114741 MAY 02, 2017

Wieser,Christina; Rahimi,Ismail; Redaelli,Silvia Pashto, Dari, Disclosed

Republic of Congo – Poverty assessment report : education, jobs and social protection for a sustainable reduction of poverty : résumé analytique (French)

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 MAY 01, 2017

English Disclosed

They got mad skills : the effects of training on youth employability and resilience to the Ebola shock (English)

This paper discusses a randomized control trial to measure the short-term impacts of a skills intervention among urban youth in Sierra Leone at the onset of the Ebola crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8036 APR 25, 2017

Rosas Raffo,Nina; Acevedo,Maria Cecilia; Zaldivar Chimal,Samantha 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

DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: taking stock; major data releases; activity and inflation; trade and finance; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 115010 APR 07, 2017

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Cabo Verde - Eighth and Ninth Poverty Reduction Support Credit Projects (English)

Ratings of Eighth and Ninth Poverty Reduction Support Credit Projects for Cabo Verde were as follows: outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3972 MAR 31, 2017

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Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk : پیشرفت در معرض خطر : گزارش تحلیل وضعیت فقر در افغانستان (Dari)

A severe slow-down in Afghanistan's economic growth characterized the period between 2012 and 2014, the so called Transition period leading to the 2014 election and handover of security responsibility to Afghan forces. ... See More +

Working Paper 114741 FEB 14, 2017

Wieser,Christina; Rahimi,Ismail; Redaelli,Silvia Pashto, English Disclosed

Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk (English)

A severe slow-down in Afghanistan's economic growth characterized the period between 2012 and 2014, the so called Transition period leading to the 2014 election and handover of security responsibility to Afghan forces. ... See More +

Working Paper 114741 FEB 14, 2017

Wieser,Christina; Rahimi,Ismail; Redaelli,Silvia Pashto, Dari Disclosed

St. Vincent and the Grenadines - Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is to measurably reduce vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change impacts in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and in the Eastern Caribbean Sub-region. ... See More +

Project Paper RES22768 FEB 06, 2017

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El Salvador - Performance and learning review of the country partnership framework for the period FY2016-2019 (English)
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NOV 10, 2017 120362 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Marital trajectories and women's well-being in Senegal (English)
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OCT 30, 2017 WPS8230 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial protection for agriculture : increasing the financial resilience of rural households (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119816 Brief
Niger : Can cash and behavioral change programs improve child development? (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120131 Brief
Politics, public works and poverty : evidence from the Bangladesh employment generation programme for the poorest (English)
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AUG 29, 2017 WPS8178 Policy Research Working Paper
Nepal : poverty alleviation fund project (English)
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JUN 28, 2017 116947 Project Performance Assessment Report
Understanding the impact of windstorms on economic activity from night lights in Central America (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 WPS8124 Policy Research Working Paper
Tunisia - Technical assistance for enhancing the social protection and labor system while promoting socioeconomic inclusion of the poor and vulnerable (Arabic)
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JUN 01, 2017 116432 Working Paper English
Lebanon - Emergency National Poverty Targeting Program Project (E-NPTP) : procurement plan (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 122828 Procurement Plan
Is consanguinity an impediment to improving human development outcomes ? (English)
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MAY 24, 2017 WPS8074 Policy Research Working Paper
When growth is not enough : explaining the rigidity of poverty in the Dominican Republic (Spanish)
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MAY 05, 2017 115257 Publication English
Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk (Vol. 2) : Infographics (English)
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MAY 02, 2017 114741 Working Paper Pashto, Dari,
Republic of Congo – Poverty assessment report : education, jobs and social protection for a sustainable reduction of poverty : résumé analytique (French)
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MAY 01, 2017 114706 Working Paper English
They got mad skills : the effects of training on youth employability and resilience to the Ebola shock (English)
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APR 25, 2017 WPS8036 Policy Research Working Paper
Stunting reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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APR 19, 2017 119719 Working Paper
DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)
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APR 07, 2017 115010 Newsletter
Cabo Verde - Eighth and Ninth Poverty Reduction Support Credit Projects (English)
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MAR 31, 2017 ICR3972 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk : پیشرفت در معرض خطر : گزارش تحلیل وضعیت فقر در افغانستان (Dari)
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FEB 14, 2017 114741 Working Paper Pashto, English
Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 114741 Working Paper Pashto, Dari
St. Vincent and the Grenadines - Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project : restructuring (English)
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FEB 06, 2017 RES22768 Project Paper