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Poverty & Equity Global Practice Working Paper Series

September 2014 - Present

 

The Poverty and Equity Global Practice Working Paper Series disseminates the findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. Papers in this series are co-published as World Bank Policy Research Working Papers.

 

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Conflict, Household Victimization, and Welfare: Does the Perpetrator Matter? : Conflict, Household Victimization, and Welfare: Does the Perpetrator Matter? (English)

This paper studies the relationship between conflict and household welfare by using a detailed panel data set of household victimization across the most conflict-affected regions in Nigeria between 2010 and 2017, during a time characterized by a sharp increase in conflict. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 142061 SEP 18, 2019

Kaila,Heidi Kristiina; Azad,M Abul Kalam Disclosed

Broken Promises: Evaluating an Incomplete Cash Transfer Program (English)

Interventions in highly insecure and fragile contexts are always confronted with the latent risk of not being able to implement the program as intended. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 141859 SEP 16, 2019

Muller,Angelika; Pape,Utz Johann; Ralston,Laura R. Disclosed

Impact of International Migration on Labor Supply in Nepal (English)

This paper analyzes the differential impact of migration on labor supply of the left-behind household members in Nepal, where international migration for employment, predominantly a male phenomenon, increased substantially between 2001 and 2011. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 141858 SEP 16, 2019

Phadera,Lokendra Disclosed

Fiscal Incidence in Moldova: A Commitment to Equity Analysis (English)

This paper uses methods developed by the Commitment to Equity Institute and data from the Household Budget Survey to assess the effects of government taxation and social spending on poverty and inequality in Moldova. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 141814 SEP 13, 2019

Cojocaru,Alexandru; Matytsin,Mikhail; Prohnitchi,Valeriu Disclosed

Poverty, Vulnerability, and Household Coping Strategies during the 2015–16 Recession in Belarus (English)

This paper examines the impact of the recent recession in Belarus on poverty and broader measures of household welfare and compares the recent recession episode to previous economic crises in Belarus. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 141815 SEP 10, 2019

Bornukova,Kateryna; Cojocaru,Alexandru; Matytsin,Mikhail; Shymanovich,Gleb Disclosed

RUSMOD - A Tool for Distributional Analysis in the Russian Federation (English)

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 141463 SEP 04, 2019

Matytsin,Mikhail; Popova,Daria; Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel Disclosed

A Novel Approach to the Automatic Designation of Predefined Census Enumeration Areas and Population Sampling Frames : A Case Study in Somalia (English)

Enumeration areas are the operational geographic units for the collection, dissemination, and analysis of census data and are often used as a national sampling frame for various types of surveys. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 140493 AUG 08, 2019

Sarchil Qader; Veronique Lefebvre; Amy Ninneman; Kastelic,Kristen Himelein; Pape,Utz Johann; Linus Bengstsson; Andy Tatem; Tomas Bird Disclosed

Housing, Imputed Rent, and Households' Welfare (English)

Housing is the largest durable good consumed by households. As such, any consumption-based measure of welfare, to be comprehensive, must include the value of the flow of services households derive from their dwellings, the so-called imputed rent. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 140352 AUG 06, 2019

Ceriani,Lidia; Olivieri,Sergio Daniel; Ranzani,Marco Disclosed

Measuring Inequality of Access : Modeling Physical Remoteness in Nepal (English)

Simple linear distances between origin and destination poorly describe travel in Nepal, where rugged terrain,underdeveloped transportation infrastructure, and diverse vegetation heavily influence favorable travel routes. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 140353 AUG 06, 2019

Banick,Robert Steven; Kawasoe,Yasuhiro Disclosed

Where They Live : District-Level Measures of Poverty, Average Consumption, and the Middle Class in Central Asia (English)

Rapid economic growth over the past two decades lifted millions of people out of poverty in Central Asia. But the uneven spread of prosperity left many communities struggling to catch up. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 139142 JUL 11, 2019

Seitz,William Hutchins Disclosed

Welfare Impact of Value-Added Tax Reform : The Case of the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

The adoption of the value-added tax the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012 led to price increases that are thought to adversely affect the welfare of most Congolese households. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 138532 JUN 28, 2019

Adoho,Franck M.; Gansey,Romeo Jacky Disclosed

The Redistributive Effects of Fiscal Policy in Mali and Niger (English)

This study assesses the redistributive effects of fiscal policy in Mali and Niger. Fiscal policy is poverty increasing in Mali (by 2.4 percentage points) and Niger (2.5 percentage points). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 137995 JUN 17, 2019

Hounsa,Mahunan Thierry; Coulibaly,Mohamed; Sanoh,Aly Disclosed

Estimating Poverty in India without Expenditure Data : A Survey-to-Survey Imputation Approach (English)

This paper applies an innovative method to estimate poverty in India in the absence of recent expenditure data. The method utilizes expenditure data from 2004-05, 2009–10, and 2011–12 to impute household expenditure into a survey of durable goods expenditure conducted in 2014- 15. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 137681 JUN 10, 2019

Newhouse,David Locke; Vyas,Pallavi Disclosed

Impact of the West African Ebola Epidemic on Agricultural Production and Rural Welfare : Evidence from Liberia (English)

The 2014–15 Ebola epidemic took a devastating human and economic toll on three West African countries, of which Liberia was perhaps the hardest hit. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 137734 JUN 01, 2019

De La Fuente,Alejandro; Jacoby,Hanan G.; Lawin,Kotchikpa Gabriel Disclosed

International Migration and Household Well-Being : Evidence from Uzbekistan (English)

As one of the most pivotal ways that labor markets adjust to changing economic conditions, international migration is never far from the center of the national discussion in Uzbekistan. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 138179 JUN 01, 2019

Seitz,William Hutchins Disclosed

Unfortunate Moms and Unfortunate Children : Impact of the Nepali Civil War on Women's Stature and Intergenerational Health (English)

This paper analyzes the long-term health impacts of Nepal's 1996–2006 civil conflict. It exploits the heterogeneity in conflict intensity across villages and birth cohorts to document long-term health and intergenerational impacts. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 138759 JUN 01, 2019

Phadera,Lokendra Disclosed

How Much Does Reducing Inequality Matter for Global Poverty? (English)

The goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and working toward a more equal distribution of income are prominent in international development and agreed upon in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 10. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 137363 MAY 30, 2019

Lakner,Christoph; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Negre Rossignoli,Mario; Prydz,Espen Beer Disclosed

Welfare Effects of Introducing Competition in the Telecom Sector in Djibouti (English)

Djibouti is very well placed, as a landing site of undersea fiber optic cables, to benefit from the digital economy. However, the prevalence of a single national telecom operator in the country has stifled service delivery and innovation in the telecom sector. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136702 MAY 07, 2019

Decoster,Xavier Stephane; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Mendiratta,Vibhuti; Santacroce,Marco Disclosed

Distributional Effects of Competition : A Simulation Approach (English)

Understanding the economic and social effects of the recent global trends of rising market concentration and market power has become a policy priority, particularly in developing countries where markets are often more concentrated. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136572 MAY 02, 2019

Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos; Araar,Abdelkrim; Malásquez, Eduardo A.; Olivieri,Sergio Daniel; Vishwanath,Tara Disclosed

Identifying the Vulnerable to Poverty from Natural Disasters : The Case of Typhoons in the Philippines (English)

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 137064 MAY 01, 2019

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Kawasoe,Yasuhiro; Strobl,Eric; Acosta,Pablo Ariel Disclosed

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Conflict, Household Victimization, and Welfare: Does the Perpetrator Matter? : Conflict, Household Victimization, and Welfare: Does the Perpetrator Matter? (English)
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SEP 18, 2019 142061 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Broken Promises: Evaluating an Incomplete Cash Transfer Program (English)
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SEP 16, 2019 141859 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Impact of International Migration on Labor Supply in Nepal (English)
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SEP 16, 2019 141858 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Fiscal Incidence in Moldova: A Commitment to Equity Analysis (English)
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SEP 13, 2019 141814 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Poverty, Vulnerability, and Household Coping Strategies during the 2015–16 Recession in Belarus (English)
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SEP 10, 2019 141815 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
RUSMOD - A Tool for Distributional Analysis in the Russian Federation (English)
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SEP 04, 2019 141463 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
A Novel Approach to the Automatic Designation of Predefined Census Enumeration Areas and Population Sampling Frames : A Case Study in Somalia (English)
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AUG 08, 2019 140493 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Housing, Imputed Rent, and Households' Welfare (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 140352 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Measuring Inequality of Access : Modeling Physical Remoteness in Nepal (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 140353 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Where They Live : District-Level Measures of Poverty, Average Consumption, and the Middle Class in Central Asia (English)
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JUL 11, 2019 139142 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Welfare Impact of Value-Added Tax Reform : The Case of the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 138532 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The Redistributive Effects of Fiscal Policy in Mali and Niger (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 137995 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Estimating Poverty in India without Expenditure Data : A Survey-to-Survey Imputation Approach (English)
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JUN 10, 2019 137681 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Impact of the West African Ebola Epidemic on Agricultural Production and Rural Welfare : Evidence from Liberia (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137734 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
International Migration and Household Well-Being : Evidence from Uzbekistan (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 138179 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Unfortunate Moms and Unfortunate Children : Impact of the Nepali Civil War on Women's Stature and Intergenerational Health (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 138759 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
How Much Does Reducing Inequality Matter for Global Poverty? (English)
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MAY 30, 2019 137363 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Welfare Effects of Introducing Competition in the Telecom Sector in Djibouti (English)
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MAY 07, 2019 136702 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Distributional Effects of Competition : A Simulation Approach (English)
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MAY 02, 2019 136572 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Identifying the Vulnerable to Poverty from Natural Disasters : The Case of Typhoons in the Philippines (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 137064 Working Paper (Numbered Series)