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The middle-income trap turns ten (English)

Since we introduced the term “middle-income trap” in 2006, it has become popular among policy makers and researchers. In May 2015, a search of Google Scholar returned more than 3,000 articles including the term and about 300 articles with the term in the title. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7403 AUG 26, 2015

Gill,Indermit S.; Kharas,Homi

Iraq - First Fiscal Stabilization and Inclusive Growth Programmatic Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Program Information Document AB7758 AUG 21, 2015

Arabic

Preferences, purchasing power parity, and inequality : analytical framework, propositions, and empirical evidence (English)

This paper makes analytical, methodological and empirical contributions to the literature on purchasing power parity. Purchasing power parities are required in a host of cross-country welfare comparisons, such as poverty rates and gross domestic product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7395 AUG 18, 2015

Majumder,Amita; Ray,Ranjan; Santra,Sattwik

A decade of declining earnings inequality in the Russian Federation (English)

Wage inequality decreased significantly in the Russian Federation over the 2000s. The economic expansion experienced throughout the decade led to an improvement in social indicators, with a large reduction in poverty rates and an increase in higher education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7392 AUG 13, 2015

Calvo,Paula Andrea; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Posadas,Josefina

Seychelles - Sustaining Reforms for Inclusive Growth Project (English)

Program Information Document 98882 AUG 13, 2015

Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Subnational Transport Support Program - P132515 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA32099 AUG 10, 2015

Dumitrescu,Anca Cristina

Do the poor waste cash transfers? (English)

Dozens of countries have implemented cash transfer programs. In at least 20 studies, researchers have measured how people who receive the transfers spend their money. ... See More +

Brief 98627 AUG 01, 2015

Evans,David; Popova,Anna

Romania - Center of Government country case (English)

This brief includes the following headings: the challenge, the solution, and key learning.

Brief 98826 AUG 01, 2015

Bangladesh - Skills and Training Enhancement Project : additional financing - framework and guidelines for small ethnic communities plan (English)

The development objective of the Skills and Training Enhancement Project for Bangladesh is to strengthen selected public and private training institutions to improve training quality and employability of trainees, including those from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1321 AUG 01, 2015

Radhakrishnan,Karthika

Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Guizhou Tongren Rural Transport Project - P148071 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA31584 JUL 31, 2015

Krambeck,Holly

Self-help groups, savings and social capital : evidence from a field experiment in Cambodia (English)

This paper studies how self-help groups—village-based organizations designed to encourage savings, household production and social cohesion among the poor—can promote economic and social capital. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7382 JUL 29, 2015

Ban,Radu; Gilligan,Michael J.; Rieger,Matthias

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

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: high income economies; and developing economies in Latin America and the Caribbean. ... See More +

Newsletter 98995 JUL 28, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat

Sierra Leone - Social Safety Nets Project : additional financing (English)

The objective of the Social Safety Nets Project for Sierra Leone is to establish the key building blocks for a basic national safety net system and to provide income support to extremely poor households in Sierra Leone. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1394 JUL 23, 2015

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

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The middle-income trap turns ten (English)
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AUG 26, 2015 WPS7403 Policy Research Working Paper
Iraq - First Fiscal Stabilization and Inclusive Growth Programmatic Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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AUG 21, 2015 AB7758 Program Information Document Arabic
Preferences, purchasing power parity, and inequality : analytical framework, propositions, and empirical evidence (English)
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AUG 18, 2015 WPS7395 Policy Research Working Paper
A decade of declining earnings inequality in the Russian Federation (English)
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AUG 13, 2015 WPS7392 Policy Research Working Paper
Seychelles - Sustaining Reforms for Inclusive Growth Project (English)
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AUG 13, 2015 98882 Program Information Document
Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Subnational Transport Support Program - P132515 (English)
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AUG 10, 2015 PIDA32099 Project Information Document
Do the poor waste cash transfers? (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 98627 Brief
Romania - Center of Government country case (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 98826 Brief
Bangladesh - Skills and Training Enhancement Project : additional financing - framework and guidelines for small ethnic communities plan (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 SFG1321 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Guizhou Tongren Rural Transport Project - P148071 (English)
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JUL 31, 2015 PIDA31584 Project Information Document
Self-help groups, savings and social capital : evidence from a field experiment in Cambodia (English)
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JUL 29, 2015 WPS7382 Policy Research Working Paper
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
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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JUL 28, 2015 98995 Newsletter
Sierra Leone - Social Safety Nets Project : additional financing (English)
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JUL 23, 2015 PAD1394 Project 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