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Myanmar - Agricultural Development Support Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Social assessment (English)

The objective of the Agricultural Development Support Project for Myanmar is to increase crop yields and cropping intensity in the target irrigated areas. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4726 JAN 21, 2015

Burundi - Eigth Economic Reform Support Grant : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 93701 JAN 13, 2015

Born with a silver spoon : inequality in educational achievement across the world (English)

This paper assesses inequality of opportunity in educational achievement using the Human Opportunity Index methodology on data from the Programme for International Student Assessment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7152 JAN 01, 2015

Balcazar, Carlos Felipe; Narayan, Ambar; Tiwari, Sailesh

Long-run effects of democracy on income inequality : evidence from repeated cross-sections (English)

This paper assesses the link between democracy and inequality. Inequality is measured at the cohort level with pseudo-panel data built from nine Latin American countries' household surveys (1995-2009, biannual). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7153 JAN 01, 2015

Balcazar, Carlos Felipe

Impact evaluation helps deliver development projects (English)

Does research add value to aid? Specifically, does impact evaluation research help or hinder the delivery of development projects? This paper analyzes the question by constructing a new data set of 100 impact evaluations and 1,135 projects approved by the World Bank between 2005 and 2011. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7157 JAN 01, 2015

Legovini, Arianna; Di Maro, Vincenzo; Piza, Caio

Papua New Guinea - Rural Service Delivery and Local Governance Program : improving service delivery for rural communities (English)

Papua New Guinea has experienced strong, resource-led, economic growth over the past 10 years, yet basic development outcomes have remained the same or improved only marginally over the same period. ... See More +

Brief 93518 JAN 01, 2015

Caldwell, Erik

Papua New Guinea Additional Financing for the Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (English)

The majority of Papua New Guinea's population lives in rural areas, largely dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods. Coffee and cocoa are the main cash crops, with half of the country's total workforce involved in their production, processing, and sale. ... See More +

Brief 93513 JAN 01, 2015

Nouve, Kofi

Integrating nutrition promotion and rural development in Sri Lanka (English)

The Integrating Nutrition Promotion and Rural Development (INPARD) Project aims to implement and evaluate nutrition promotion activities through the on-going World Bank financed Community Livelihoods in Conflict Affected Areas Project - popularly known as Reawakening Project (RaP) - in two districts of Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Brief 93532 JAN 01, 2015

Promoting positive nutrition behavior in Bihar, India (English)

This brief describes a small pilot designed to leverage the women's self-help group platform of a World Bank-supported livelihoods project (that is, a non-health sector project) to: (a) promote positive nutrition and health behaviors; and (b) improve, especially amongst poor and vulnerable households, the demand for and utilization of public services across many sectors to improve nutrition outcomes. ... See More +

Brief 93527 JAN 01, 2015

Food and nutrition security in tribal and backwards areas in India (English)

Malnutrition is one of India's most serious and persistent problems. While nutrition outcomes across India are poor, they are typically worse in tribal and backward areas. ... See More +

Brief 93528 JAN 01, 2015

Living on the edge : vulnerability to poverty and public transfers in Mexico (English)

Social policy in Mexico has focused on identifying and supporting chronically poor households. Yet, Mexico has a significant number of households that are just above the poverty line who are not eligible, by definition, for antipoverty programs and are at risk of falling back into poverty in the event of an economic crisis or shocks like loss of employment and natural disasters. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7165 JAN 01, 2015

de la Fuente, Alejandro; Ortiz-Juarez, Eduardo; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos

Moldova : a story of upward economic mobility (English)

During the early 2000s, Moldova experienced strong economic growth and poverty and inequality reductions. This paper aims at uncovering the patterns behind these poverty trends by looking at economic mobility and its associated factors in Moldova. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7167 JAN 01, 2015

Davalos, Maria E.; Meyer, Moritz

Scaling the heights : Social inclusion and sustainable development in Himachal Pradesh (English)

Himachal Pradesh has the reputation of being stable, inclusive, cohesive and well-governed and it stands apart in many respects from its neighbors in northern India. ... See More +

Working Paper 93729 JAN 01, 2015

Bordia Das, Maitreyi; Kapoor-Mehta, Soumya; Oktay Tas, Emcet; Zumbyte, Ieva

In-work poverty in Poland : diagnosis and possible remedies (English)

In this paper the authors analyze the evolution and the determinants of in-work poverty in Poland, according to three poverty lines: relative, absolute, and the 1998-adjusted poverty line. ... See More +

Working Paper 93693 JAN 01, 2015

Lewandowski, Piotr; Kaminska, Agnieszka

Gender inequality and growth: the case of rich vs. poor countries (English)

This paper uses cross-section data for 107 countries to explore the relationship between gender inequality and economic growth. The paper departs from the literature by using a broad measure of gender inequality that goes well beyond gender inequality in education, which has been the focus of most studies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7172 JAN 01, 2015

Amin, Mohammad; Kuntchev, Veselin; Schmidt, Martin

Economic mobility in Europe and Central Asia : exploring patterns and uncovering puzzles (English)

Substantial upward economic mobility in the majority of countries in Europe and Central Asia in the 2000s translated into achievements in reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7173 JAN 01, 2015

Cancho, Cesar; Davalos, Maria E.; Demarchi, Giorgia; Meyer, Moritz; Sanchez Paramo, Carolina

Estimating parameters and structural change in CGE models using a Bayesian cross-entropy estimation approach (English)

This paper uses a three-step Bayesian cross-entropy estimation approach in an environment of noisy and scarce data to estimate behavioral parameters for a computable general equilibrium model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7174 JAN 01, 2015

Go, Delfin S.; Lofgren, Hans; Mendez Ramos, Fabian; Robinson, Sherman

Managing risk with insurance and savings : experimental evidence for male and female farm managers in the Sahel (English)

Although there is fast-growing policy interest in offering financial products to help rural households manage risk, the literature is still scant as to which products are the most effective. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7176 JAN 01, 2015

Delavallade, Clara; Dizon, Felipe; Hill, Ruth Vargas; Petraud, Jean Paul

Can we measure resilience ? a proposed method and evidence from countries in the Sahel (English)

Although resilience has become a popular concept in studies of poverty and vulnerability, it has been difficult to obtain a credible measure of resilience. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7170 JAN 01, 2015

Alfani, Federica; Dabalen, Andrew; Fisker, Peter; Molini, Vasco

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Myanmar - Agricultural Development Support Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Social assessment (English)
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JAN 21, 2015 E4726 Environmental Assessment
Burundi - Eigth Economic Reform Support Grant : chair summary (English)
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JAN 13, 2015 93701 Board Summary
Djibouti - Crisis response - Social Safety Net Project : procurement plan : Fiche du plan de passation des marches (French)
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JAN 01, 2015 93465 Procurement Plan
Born with a silver spoon : inequality in educational achievement across the world (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7152 Policy Research Working Paper
Long-run effects of democracy on income inequality : evidence from repeated cross-sections (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7153 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact evaluation helps deliver development projects (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7157 Policy Research Working Paper
Papua New Guinea - Rural Service Delivery and Local Governance Program : improving service delivery for rural communities (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93518 Brief
Papua New Guinea Additional Financing for the Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93513 Brief
Integrating nutrition promotion and rural development in Sri Lanka (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93532 Brief
Promoting positive nutrition behavior in Bihar, India (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93527 Brief
Food and nutrition security in tribal and backwards areas in India (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93528 Brief
Living on the edge : vulnerability to poverty and public transfers in Mexico (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7165 Policy Research Working Paper
Moldova : a story of upward economic mobility (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7167 Policy Research Working Paper
Scaling the heights : Social inclusion and sustainable development in Himachal Pradesh (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93729 Working Paper
In-work poverty in Poland : diagnosis and possible remedies (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93693 Working Paper
Gender inequality and growth: the case of rich vs. poor countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7172 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic mobility in Europe and Central Asia : exploring patterns and uncovering puzzles (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7173 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating parameters and structural change in CGE models using a Bayesian cross-entropy estimation approach (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7174 Policy Research Working Paper
Managing risk with insurance and savings : experimental evidence for male and female farm managers in the Sahel (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7176 Policy Research Working Paper
Can we measure resilience ? a proposed method and evidence from countries in the Sahel (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7170 Policy Research Working Paper