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The impact of mining on spatial inequality recent evidence from Africa (English)

This paper investigates the relationship between mining and spatial inequality in Africa during 2001-12. The identification strategy is based on a unilateral causation between mining and district inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7960 FEB 06, 2017

Addison,Tony; Boly,Amadou; Mveyange,Anthony Francis Disclosed

Mining and economic development : did China's WTO accession affect African local economic development ? (English)

This paper investigates China's influence on local economic development in 37 African countries between 1997 and 2007. The analysis compares the average changes in economic growth, migration, spatial inequality, and welfare for mineral-rich districts, pre- and post-accession, to the corresponding changes in districts without any mineral endowment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7906 DEC 05, 2016

Addison,Tony; Boly,Amadou; Mveyange,Anthony Francis Disclosed

Is inequality underestimated in Egypt ? evidence from house prices (English)

Household income surveys often fail to capture top incomes which leads to an underestimation of income inequality. A popular solution is to combine the household survey with data from income tax records, which has been found to result in significant upward corrections of inequality estimates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7727 JUN 22, 2016

Van Der Weide,Roy; Lakner,Christoph; Ianchovichina,Elena Disclosed

Mozambique - Spatial Development Planning Technical Assistance Project (English)

Ratings for the Spatial Development Planning Technical Assistance Project for Mozambique were as follows: outcomes were unsatisfactory, risk to global environment outcome was substantial, Bank performance was unsatisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3041 JUN 17, 2016

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When and where do we see regional poverty reduction and convergence ? lessons from the roof of Turkey (English)

In the past decade, Turkey has experienced a notable level of poverty reduction at all levels (extreme poor, poor, and vulnerable). The steady decline in poverty was also resilient to the decline in gross domestic product per capita growth during the crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7540 JAN 28, 2016

Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Yang,Judy; Inan,Osman Kaan; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Montes,Jose Disclosed

Hub-periphery development pattern and inclusive growth : case study of Guangdong province (English)

The hub-periphery development pattern of the Guangdong economy, to some extent, is a miniature of that of the Chinese economy. The Pearl River Delta, drawing from its first-nature comparative advantages in factor endowments and proximity to Hong Kong SAR, China, and Macau SAR, China, and the second-nature advantages as first-movers in the reforms in attracting and retaining domestic and foreign resources, has developed into a regional economic center. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7509 DEC 09, 2015

Luo,Xubei; Zhu,Nong Disclosed

Lower bounds on inequality of opportunity and measurement error (English)

When measuring inequality of opportunity, researchers usually opt to eliminate within-type variation. Provided that in practice it is impossible to observe all circumstances, this implies that the researcher estimates a lower bound of the true level of inequality of opportunity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7379 JUL 28, 2015

Balcazar Salazar,Carlos Felipe Disclosed

Inequality of opportunity : the new motherhood and apple pie? (English)

The recent paper by Garcia-Gomez et al. (2014) in this journal is part of a rapidly growing industry aiming to quantify, and hence give some policy teeth to, the concept of inequality of opportunity. ... See More +

Journal Article 100219 JUN 29, 2015

Wagstaffa, Adam; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Inequality of outcomes and inequality of opportunity in Tanzania (English)

The paper investigates the structure and dynamics of consumption inequality and inequality of opportunity in Tanzania. The analysis covers the period 2001 to 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7260 MAY 11, 2015

Belghith,Nadia Belhaj Hassine; Zeufack,Albert G. Disclosed

Inequality of opportunity : reply to Pedro Rosa Dias and Erik Schokkaert (English)

The authors welcome the comments of Pedro Rosa Dias and Erik Schokkaert on our Editorial as a means of stimulating further debate on the usefulness of estimates of inequality of opportunity, especially for policy purposes. ... See More +

Journal Article 100218 MAR 01, 2015

Kanbura, Ravi; Wagstaff,Adam Disclosed

GLS estimation and empirical bayes prediction for linear mixed models with Heteroskedasticity and sampling weights : a background study for the POVMAP project (English)

This note adapts results by Huang and Hidiroglou (2003) on Generalized Least Squares estimation and Empirical Bayes prediction for linear mixed models with sampling weights. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7028 SEP 01, 2014

van der Weide, Roy Disclosed

Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (English)

This paper proposes a method for estimating distribution functions that are associated with the nested errors in linear mixed models. The estimator incorporates Empirical Bayes prediction while making minimal assumptions about the shape of the error distributions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6962 JUL 01, 2014

Elbers, Chris; van der Weide, Roy Disclosed

China - Reducing inequality for shared growth (Chinese)

Guangdong Province is a powerhouse of economic growth in China, but like other provinces, it faces major challenges in tackling inequality. The provincial government has recognized the urgent need to address rising disparities through new poverty reduction approaches. ... See More +

Brief 94174 APR 18, 2012

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China - Reducing inequality for shared growth : Chine - Reduire les inegalites pour une croissance partagee (French)

Guangdong Province is a powerhouse of economic growth in China, but like other provinces, it faces major challenges in tackling inequality. The provincial government has recognized the urgent need to address rising disparities through new poverty reduction approaches. ... See More +

Brief 94174 APR 18, 2012

Disclosed

China - Reducing inequality for shared growth : China - Reducir la desigualdad para lograr un crecimiento compartido (Spanish)

Guangdong Province is a powerhouse of economic growth in China, but like other provinces, it faces major challenges in tackling inequality. The provincial government has recognized the urgent need to address rising disparities through new poverty reduction approaches. ... See More +

Brief 94174 APR 18, 2012

Disclosed

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The impact of mining on spatial inequality recent evidence from Africa (English)
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FEB 06, 2017 WPS7960 Policy Research Working Paper
Mining and economic development : did China's WTO accession affect African local economic development ? (English)
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DEC 05, 2016 WPS7906 Policy Research Working Paper
Is inequality underestimated in Egypt ? evidence from house prices (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 WPS7727 Policy Research Working Paper
Mozambique - Spatial Development Planning Technical Assistance Project (English)
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JUN 17, 2016 ICR3041 Implementation Completion and Results Report
When and where do we see regional poverty reduction and convergence ? lessons from the roof of Turkey (English)
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JAN 28, 2016 WPS7540 Policy Research Working Paper
Mexico - Reducing Inequality Of Educational Opportunity Project : audited financial statement for the period 14 September to 31 December, 2015 : México - Reducción de la desigualdad de oportunidad educativa proyecto : estados financieros auditados para el período 14 de septiembre al 31 de diciembre de 2015 (Spanish)
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DEC 31, 2015 108190 Auditing Document
Hub-periphery development pattern and inclusive growth : case study of Guangdong province (English)
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DEC 09, 2015 WPS7509 Policy Research Working Paper
Lower bounds on inequality of opportunity and measurement error (English)
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JUL 28, 2015 WPS7379 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality of opportunity : the new motherhood and apple pie? (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 100219 Journal Article
Inequality of outcomes and inequality of opportunity in Tanzania (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 WPS7260 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality of opportunity : reply to Pedro Rosa Dias and Erik Schokkaert (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 100218 Journal Article
GLS estimation and empirical bayes prediction for linear mixed models with Heteroskedasticity and sampling weights : a background study for the POVMAP project (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7028 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6962 Policy Research Working Paper
China - Reducing inequality for shared growth (Chinese)
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APR 18, 2012 94174 Brief
China - Reducing inequality for shared growth : Chine - Reduire les inegalites pour une croissance partagee (French)
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APR 18, 2012 94174 Brief
China - Reducing inequality for shared growth : China - Reducir la desigualdad para lograr un crecimiento compartido (Spanish)
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APR 18, 2012 94174 Brief