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The 1.5 billion people question : food, vouchers, or cash transfers? (English)

With 1.5 billion people covered globally, food and voucher programs provide an important lifeline for the poor and vulnerable. The study is the 1.5 Billion People Question: Food, Vouchers or Cash Transfers? ... See More +

Publication 120368 NOV 11, 2017

Alderman,Harold H.; Gentilini,Ugo; Yemtsov,Ruslan G. Disclosed

Who escaped poverty and who was left behind ? a non-parametric approach to explore welfare dynamics using cross-sections (English)

This paper proposes a non-parametric adaptation of a recently developed parametric technique to produce point estimates of intra-generational economic mobility in the absence of panel data sets that follow individuals over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8220 OCT 16, 2017

Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro Disclosed

Fiscal incidence in Belarus : a commitment to equity analysis (English)

The paper employs the Commitment to Equity framework to present a first attempt at a comprehensive fiscal incidence analysis for Belarus, encompassing the revenue and expenditures components of the fiscal system, including direct and indirect taxes, as well as direct, indirect, and in-kind transfers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8216 OCT 12, 2017

Bornukova,Kateryna; Shymanovich,Gleb; Chubrik,Alexander Disclosed

Fiscal and welfare impacts of electricity subsidies in Central America (English)

All countries in Central America provide direct electricity subsidies to a majority of residential consumers, in some cases benefiting close to 80 percent of the population. ... See More +

Publication 120401 OCT 12, 2017

Hernandez Ore,Marco Antonio; Sanchez,Luis Alvaro; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto; Tornarolli,Leopoldo; Korczyc,Ewa Joanna; Olivera,Laura; Patron,Luis Rizo Disclosed

Armenia - Second Social Protection Administration Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Environmental and social management plan for Shengavit Complex Social Services Territorial Center (English)

The objectives of the Second Social Protection Administration Project are to: (i) improve social protection service delivery and (ii) strengthen analytical and monitoring and evaluation functions of the agenciesdelivering social protection benefits and services.Some of the negative impacts and mitigation measures include: waste collection and disposal pathways and sites will be identified for all major waste types expected from demolition and construction activities; mineral construction and demolition wastes will be separated from general refuse, organic, liquid and chemical wastes by on-site sorting and stored in appropriate containers; construction waste will be collected and disposed properly by licensed collectors; the records of waste disposal will be maintained as proof for proper management as designed. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3684 OCT 12, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Armenia - Second Social Protection Administration Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management plan for Talin Complex Social Services Territorial Center (English)

The objectives of the Second Social Protection Administration Project are to: (i) improve social protection service delivery and (ii) strengthen analytical and monitoring and evaluation functions of the agenciesdelivering social protection benefits and services.Some of the negative impacts and mitigation measures include: waste collection and disposal pathways and sites will be identified for all major waste types expected from demolition and construction activities; mineral construction and demolition wastes will be separated from general refuse, organic, liquid and chemical wastes by on-site sorting and stored in appropriate containers; construction waste will be collected and disposed properly by licensed collectors; the records of waste disposal will be maintained as proof for proper management as designed. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3684 OCT 12, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Armenia - Second Social Protection Administration Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Environmental and social management plan for Tashir Child Entertainment/Kids Craft and Complex Social Services Territorial Centers (English)

The objectives of the Second Social Protection Administration Project are to: (i) improve social protection service delivery and (ii) strengthen analytical and monitoring and evaluation functions of the agenciesdelivering social protection benefits and services.Some of the negative impacts and mitigation measures include: waste collection and disposal pathways and sites will be identified for all major waste types expected from demolition and construction activities; mineral construction and demolition wastes will be separated from general refuse, organic, liquid and chemical wastes by on-site sorting and stored in appropriate containers; construction waste will be collected and disposed properly by licensed collectors; the records of waste disposal will be maintained as proof for proper management as designed. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3684 OCT 12, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Kosovo - Statistics for Decision Making in Kosovo : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Statistics for Decision Making in Kosovo is to strengthen the production of data and indicators by the Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) in key areas, including poverty, social inclusion, health and informality. ... See More +

Project Paper RES29399 OCT 11, 2017

Van Gelder,Linda Disclosed

Rwanda - Social Protection Investment Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)

The development objective of Social Protection Investment Project aims to support the government of Rwanda to improve the coverage of the vulnerable and the effective delivery of Rwanda's main social protection program. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG3664 OCT 02, 2017

Mukanyiligira Sissi,Dimitrie Disclosed

Rwanda - Social Protection Investment Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The Project Objective of the Social Protection Investment Project for Rwanda is to support the Government of Rwanda to improve the coverage of the vulnerable and the effective delivery of Rwanda's main social protection programmes. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3637 OCT 02, 2017

Mukanyiligira Sissi,Dimitrie Disclosed

Georgia - Third Regional Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 9) : Environmental and social screening and environmental management plan for arrangement of Bakuriani Central Trail, Borjomi municipality (English)

The objective of the Third Regional Development Project for Georgia is to improve infrastructure services and institutional capacity to support increased contribution of tourism in the local economy of the Samtskhe-Javakheti and Mtskheta-Mtianeti regions. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3016 OCT 01, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

East Asia and Pacific - Economic update, October 2017: Balancing act (English)

Developing East Asia and the Pacific has continued to perform well in the first half of 2017. The region grew more rapidly than almost all other developing regions. ... See More +

Publication 120158 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Migration and remittances : Special topic : return migration (English)

This Migration and Development Brief reports global trends in migration and remittance flows, major policy developments, and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators for reducing remittance costs and recruitment costs. ... See More +

Working Paper 120240 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Botswana (English)

Botswana’s economic growth recovered strongly in 2016, fueled by mineral exports and services sector. Further gains are expected for the medium-term, with a real gross domestic product (GDP) growth of up to 4.8 percent by 2019. ... See More +

Working Paper 120169 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)

Growth has slowed down since 2015 from 5.6 to 2.3 percent due to modest growth in the services sector. Higher growth rates are projected for 2017-18, boosted by an increase in construction and mining despite the narrowing fiscal space. ... See More +

Working Paper 120170 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Namibia (English)

The pace of economic growth significantly subsided in 2016, as construction activity shrank and mineral prices remained low. In the medium-term, growth is projected to recover gradually, reaching 3 percent by 2018, driven mostly by mining and services sector activities. ... See More +

Working Paper 120171 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for South Africa (English)

Poverty has fallen significantly since democracy in 1994, but this trend reversed between 2011 and 2015. The economy has been growing too slowly since the global financial crisis to create jobs for poor South Africans. ... See More +

Working Paper 120172 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Swaziland (English)

Economic growth is expected to decline to 0.9 percent in 2017 from 1.3 percent in 2016, due to slow recovery in agriculture and escalating fiscal challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 120173 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)

Economic activity has improved in 2017, following a bumper harvest and improved hydro-electricity generation, increased copper production, higher copper prices, and more accommodating monetary policy. ... See More +

Working Paper 120174 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Zimbabwe (English)

Economic growth is projected to recover to 2.8 percent in 2017 up from 0.7 percent last year. Good rains boosted agricultural growth and poverty alleviation in rural areas. ... See More +

Working Paper 120175 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

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The 1.5 billion people question : food, vouchers, or cash transfers? (English)
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NOV 11, 2017 120368 Publication
Who escaped poverty and who was left behind ? a non-parametric approach to explore welfare dynamics using cross-sections (English)
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OCT 16, 2017 WPS8220 Policy Research Working Paper
Fiscal incidence in Belarus : a commitment to equity analysis (English)
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OCT 12, 2017 WPS8216 Policy Research Working Paper
Fiscal and welfare impacts of electricity subsidies in Central America (English)
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OCT 12, 2017 120401 Publication
Armenia - Second Social Protection Administration Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Environmental and social management plan for Shengavit Complex Social Services Territorial Center (English)
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OCT 12, 2017 SFG3684 Environmental Assessment
Armenia - Second Social Protection Administration Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management plan for Talin Complex Social Services Territorial Center (English)
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OCT 12, 2017 SFG3684 Environmental Assessment
Armenia - Second Social Protection Administration Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Environmental and social management plan for Tashir Child Entertainment/Kids Craft and Complex Social Services Territorial Centers (English)
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OCT 12, 2017 SFG3684 Environmental Assessment
Kosovo - Statistics for Decision Making in Kosovo : restructuring (English)
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OCT 11, 2017 RES29399 Project Paper
Rwanda - Social Protection Investment Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)
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OCT 02, 2017 SFG3664 Resettlement Plan
Rwanda - Social Protection Investment Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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OCT 02, 2017 SFG3637 Environmental Assessment
Georgia - Third Regional Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 9) : Environmental and social screening and environmental management plan for arrangement of Bakuriani Central Trail, Borjomi municipality (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 SFG3016 Environmental Assessment
East Asia and Pacific - Economic update, October 2017: Balancing act (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120158 Publication
Migration and remittances : Special topic : return migration (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120240 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Botswana (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120169 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120170 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Namibia (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120171 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for South Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120172 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Swaziland (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120173 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120174 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Zimbabwe (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120175 Working Paper