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Diversification, growth, and volatility in Asia (English)

Economic development critically involves diversification and structural transformation—that is, the continued, dynamic reallocation of resources from less productive to more productive sectors and activities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7380 JUL 28, 2015

Papageorgiou,Chris; Spatafora,Nikola L.; Wang,Ke

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

Unconditional cash transfers in China : an analysis of the rural minimum living standard guarantee program (English)

This paper examines China’s rural minimum living standard guarantee (dibao) program, one of the largest minimum income cash transfer schemes in the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7374 JUL 21, 2015

Golan,Jennifer; Sicular,Terry; Umapathi,Nithin

Estimating poverty with panel data, comparably : an example from Jordan (English)

Poverty estimates based on enumeration from a single point in time form the cornerstone for much of the literature on poverty. Households are typically interviewed once about their consumption or income, and their wellbeing is assessed from their responses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7373 JUL 21, 2015

Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Serajuddin,Umar

Azerbaijan - Country Partnership Framework : chair summary (English)

Executive Directors discussed the World Bank Group FY16-FY20 Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Azerbaijan. Directors welcomed the CPF’s focus on supporting Azerbaijan on its path toward a sustainable, inclusive and private sector-led growth underpinned by a diversified asset base. ... See More +

Board Summary 98314 JUL 21, 2015

Cote dIvoire – Third Poverty Reduction Support Credit Project (English)

Program Information Document 98309 JUL 20, 2015

Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Corredor Seco Food Security Project - P148737 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA30489 JUL 14, 2015

Weiss,Eli

Poverty and shared prosperity in Brazils metropolitan regions : Taking stock and identifying priorities (English)

In the 20th Century, Brazil rapidly urbanized and is now not only an urban nation but a metropolitan one. Brazils sprawling regioes metropolitanas (metropolitan regions, or RMs, which are municipal clusters) are now home to almost 50 million people and much of the countrys economic vitality. ... See More +

Working Paper 97929 JUL 08, 2015

Rodella,Aude-Sophie

Reaching the poor and vulnerable in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)

Several government and development partner programs employ different approaches to ensure the inclusion of poor and vulnerable areas and people in Myanmar’s development. ... See More +

Working Paper 97964 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva; Okamura,Yuko

Reaching the poor and vulnerable : Key considerations in designing targeting systems (English)

Many countries develop systems to identify the poor and vulnerable in order to direct program resources to these areas and groups, often to ensure their inclusion in social service provision orcommunity development. ... See More +

Working Paper 97963 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva; Okamura,Yuko

Social protection delivery through community-driven development platforms : International experience and key considerations for Myanmar (English)

Social protection schemes can contribute to poverty reduction objectives pursued through current community-driven development (CDD) platforms in Myanmar by building household and community resilience. ... See More +

Working Paper 97962 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

The experience of cash transfers in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)

Cash is an appropriate instrument to provide assistance to poor and vulnerable households in most contexts in Myanmar. Cash transfers (CTs) have the potential to help poor and vulnerable householdsmeet basic needs and encourage investments in human capital accumulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 97957 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

The experience of public works programs in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)

Public Work Programs (PWPs) can be a useful tool for poverty reduction and social protection provision in Myanmar by presenting a coherent framework to achieve several objectives (seasonal income and food security, disaster recovery, community resilience, social cohesion). ... See More +

Working Paper 97955 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

Framework for the development of social protection systems : Lessons from international experience (English)

Many countries have used social protection to achieve broader development goals, particularly on poverty reduction and inclusive growth. A wide range of social protection programs allows countries to tackle specific development constraints at national, community, and household levels; provide support to particular population groups; and enhance growth-promoting opportunities.For instance, public works programs and cash transfers are important and flexible social assistance programs that can be tailored to achieve specific objectives and adjusted to various levels of institutional capacity. ... See More +

Working Paper 97953 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

Risks and vulnerabilities along the life cycle : Role for social protection in Myanmar (English)

Myanmar is a country in transition with great regional diversity. It is still a relatively young country with the highest share of its population at active working age. ... See More +

Working Paper 97951 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva

Building resilience, equity and opportunity in Myanmar : The role of social protection - overview (English)

Myanmar is a country in transition and faces the following main challenges: a) reducing the incidence of poverty and improving human development outcomes, particularly for the poor and vulnerable; and b) addressing the insecurity of incomes and developing mechanisms to reduce exposure to risks and ability to cope with ill-health, disasters, and other shocks. ... See More +

Working Paper 97949 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva

Use of catastrophe risk models in assessing sovereign food security for risk transfer (English)

This paper discusses how catastrophe crop risk models can be used to assess food security needs at the sovereign level for the purpose of risk transfer. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7360 JUL 02, 2015

SharmamMohan; Hohl,Roman

Cote dIvoire - From crisis to sustained growth : priorities for ending poverty and boostingshared prosperity - systematic country diagnostic (English)

This systematic country diagnostic is structured in two main parts, one backward looking and the other forward looking. The backward-looking analysis aims to draw lessons on the determinants of poverty and sustainable and inclusive growth from (a) stakeholder consultations; (b) a poverty profile; (c) a jobs profile; and (d) a review of Cote d’Ivoire’s experience, and a comparison with Ghana and Sri Lanka, countries with similarities to Côte d’Ivoire, but with different growth trajectories. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 98178 JUN 30, 2015

Angola - First Fiscal Management Development Policy Financing Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 97880 JUN 30, 2015

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Diversification, growth, and volatility in Asia (English)
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JUL 28, 2015 WPS7380 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
Unconditional cash transfers in China : an analysis of the rural minimum living standard guarantee program (English)
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JUL 21, 2015 WPS7374 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating poverty with panel data, comparably : an example from Jordan (English)
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JUL 21, 2015 WPS7373 Policy Research Working Paper
Azerbaijan - Country Partnership Framework : chair summary (English)
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JUL 21, 2015 98314 Board Summary
Cote dIvoire – Third Poverty Reduction Support Credit Project (English)
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JUL 20, 2015 98309 Program Information Document
Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Corredor Seco Food Security Project - P148737 (English)
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JUL 14, 2015 PIDA30489 Project Information Document
Poverty and shared prosperity in Brazils metropolitan regions : Taking stock and identifying priorities (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 97929 Working Paper
Reaching the poor and vulnerable in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97964 Working Paper
Reaching the poor and vulnerable : Key considerations in designing targeting systems (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97963 Working Paper
Social protection delivery through community-driven development platforms : International experience and key considerations for Myanmar (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97962 Working Paper
The experience of cash transfers in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97957 Working Paper
The experience of public works programs in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97955 Working Paper
Framework for the development of social protection systems : Lessons from international experience (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97953 Working Paper
Risks and vulnerabilities along the life cycle : Role for social protection in Myanmar (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97951 Working Paper
Building resilience, equity and opportunity in Myanmar : The role of social protection - overview (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97949 Working Paper
Use of catastrophe risk models in assessing sovereign food security for risk transfer (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7360 Policy Research Working Paper
Cote dIvoire - From crisis to sustained growth : priorities for ending poverty and boostingshared prosperity - systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 98178 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Ghana - First Macroeconomic Stability for Competitiveness and Growth Development Policy Financing Project : chair summary (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 97879 Board Summary
Angola - First Fiscal Management Development Policy Financing Project : chair summary (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 97880 Board Summary