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Dynamics of rural growth in Bangladesh : sustaining poverty reduction (English)

The rural economy in Bangladesh has powerfully advanced economic growth and substantially reduced poverty, especially since 2000, but the remarkable transformation and unprecedented dynamism in rural Bangladesh remain an underexplored, underappreciated, and largely untold story. ... See More +

Publication 106579 JUN 29, 2016

Gautam,Madhur; Faruqee,Rashidur R. Disclosed

Who benefited from Burundi's demobilization program ? (English)

This paper assesses the impact of the demobilization, reinsertion and reintegration program in post-war Burundi. Two major rebel groups benefited from cash and in-kind transfers, the CNDD-FDD from 2004, and the FNL from 2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7732 JUN 28, 2016

D'Aoust,Olivia Severine; Sterck,Olivier Christian Brigitte; Verwimp,Philip Disclosed

Vietnam - Urban Upgrading Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR0020083 JUN 27, 2016

IEG Review Team Disclosed

Evidence from a randomized evaluation of the household welfare impacts of conditional and unconditional cash transfers given to mothers or fathers (English)

This study conducted a randomized control trial in rural Burkina Faso to estimate the impact of alternative cash transfer delivery mechanisms on education, health, and household welfare outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7730 JUN 27, 2016

Disclosed

Bangladesh - GPOBA for OBA Sanitation Microfinance Program : indigenous peoples plan : Small ethnic communities and vulnerable peoples development framework (English)

The objective of the GPOBA for OBA Sanitation Microfinance Program for Bangladesh is to ensure that the ethnic minorities in the project areas benefit equally (both in terms of needs and quality) from its various interventions. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG2305 JUN 27, 2016

Lopez,Jessica Anne Disclosed

Knowledge exchange on rural community-driven development in fragile and conflict-affected countries (English)

In partnership with the KDI (Korea Development Institute) School of Public Policy and Managementandthe Government of Korea’s Ministry of Strategy and Finance, the World Bank hosted the Knowledge Exchange on Rural Community-Driven Development in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 106586 JUN 23, 2016

Disclosed

Philippines - Social Welfare and Development Reform Project (English)

Ratings for the Social Welfare and Development Reform Project for Philippines were as follows: outcomes were highly satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3741 JUN 23, 2016

Disclosed

Leveraging social protection programs for improved nutrition : summary of evidence prepared for the global forum on nutrition-sensitive social protection programs, 2015 (English)

The global forum on nutrition-sensitive social protection programs, convened by securenutrition and the Russian Federation, brought together 150 donors, implementers, and country leaders to identify practical ways to link the nutrition and social protection agendas. ... See More +

Working Paper 106265 JUN 22, 2016

Alderman,Harold H. Disclosed

Is inequality underestimated in Egypt ? evidence from house prices (English)

Household income surveys often fail to capture top incomes which leads to an underestimation of income inequality. A popular solution is to combine the household survey with data from income tax records, which has been found to result in significant upward corrections of inequality estimates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7727 JUN 22, 2016

Van Der Weide,Roy; Lakner,Christoph; Ianchovichina,Elena Disclosed

What difference does good monitoring & evaluation make to World Bank project performance ? (English)

For more than 20 years, the development community has claimed that monitoring and evaluation helps projects achieve their objectives. This study uses data from 1,300 World Bank projects evaluated between 2008 and 2014 to investigate this suggested link between the quality of monitoring and evaluation and project performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7726 JUN 22, 2016

Disclosed

A methodology to assess indicative costs of risk financing strategies for scaling up Ethiopia's productive safety net programme (English)

This paper proposes and illustrates a methodology to assess the economic cost of the sovereign risk finance instruments available to the Government of Ethiopia and its development partners for financing the shock-responsive scalability component of the Productive Safety Net Programme. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7719 JUN 21, 2016

Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Coll-Black,Sarah; Cooney,Naomi Victoria; Edwards,Anna Disclosed

Potential for application of a probabilistic catastrophe risk modelling framework to poverty outcomes : general form vulnerability functions relating household poverty outcomes to hazard intensity in Ethiopia (English)

This paper analyzes the potential to combine catastrophe risk modelling (CAT risk modeling) with economic analysis of vulnerability to poverty using the example of drought hazard impacts on the welfare of rural households in Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7717 JUN 21, 2016

Porter,Catherine; White,Emily Jennifer Disclosed

Early warning, early action : the use of predictive tools in drought response through Ethiopia's productive safety net programme (English)

This paper investigates the use of early warning tools as part of Ethiopia's Disaster Risk Management framework. Analyzing, in particular, the Livelihoods, Early Assessment and Protection tool, Livelihood Integrated Assessment and Hotspots Assessments, the paper delineates the scope and objectives of existing early warning tools, their commonalities and limitations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7716 JUN 21, 2016

Drechsler,Mareile Beate Stephanie; Soer,Wolter Disclosed

Weather index insurance and shock coping : evidence from Mexico's CADENA Program (English)

Weather risk and incomplete insurance markets are significant contributors to poverty for rural households in developing countries. Weather index insurance has emerged as a possible tool for overcoming these challenges. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7715 JUN 21, 2016

De Janvry,Alain F.; Ramirez Ritchie,Elizabeth Andrea; Sadoulet,Elisabeth Marie L. Disclosed

Pakistan - Competitiveness and growth development policy financing : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 106593 JUN 21, 2016

Disclosed

Cameroon - Priorities for ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity (English)

Cameroon is a lower-middle income country with social indicators and levels of poverty which are below those for comparator countries. Large and rising inequalities between north and south, inefficiencies in public resource allocation and an adverse business environment explain this. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 103098 JUN 20, 2016

Disclosed

Serbia - Delivery of Improved Local Services Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR0020104 JUN 20, 2016

IEG Review Team Disclosed

Crime and persistent punishment : a long-run perspective on the links between violence and chronic poverty in Mexico (English)

The relationship between violence and chronic poverty has been studied mostly in the context of war or long-term episodes of conflict. In contrast to previous studies, this paper explores whether violence that does not include the shattering of infrastructure impacts the chance that poverty may remain chronic. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7706 JUN 16, 2016

Martinez-Cruz, Adan L.; Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos Disclosed

Tanzania - Productive Social Safety Net Project : additional financing and restructuring - chair summary (English)

Board Summary 106495 JUN 16, 2016

Disclosed

Research digest newsletter Vol. 10 (No. 4) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: Changes in Poverty and Female-Headed Households in Africa; Growth and Capital Inflows in Africa; Growth and Capital Inflows in Africa; Vulnerability to Climate Change in Coastal Bangladesh; Improving Agricultural Data for Better Policies; Enhancing Transparency of Large-Scale Land Acquisition; Explaining the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity; Changing Patterns of Growth and Poverty Reduction in India;Land Market Restrictions and Rural Labor Markets; Deforestation Prevention Programs and Community-Managed Forestry;Recent Policy Research Working Papers on IDA Countries. ... See More +

Newsletter 106434 JUN 15, 2016

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Dynamics of rural growth in Bangladesh : sustaining poverty reduction (English)
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JUN 29, 2016 106579 Publication
Who benefited from Burundi's demobilization program ? (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 WPS7732 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Urban Upgrading Project (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 ICRR0020083 Implementation Completion Report Review
Evidence from a randomized evaluation of the household welfare impacts of conditional and unconditional cash transfers given to mothers or fathers (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 WPS7730 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh - GPOBA for OBA Sanitation Microfinance Program : indigenous peoples plan : Small ethnic communities and vulnerable peoples development framework (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 SFG2305 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Knowledge exchange on rural community-driven development in fragile and conflict-affected countries (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 106586 Working Paper
Philippines - Social Welfare and Development Reform Project (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 ICR3741 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Leveraging social protection programs for improved nutrition : summary of evidence prepared for the global forum on nutrition-sensitive social protection programs, 2015 (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 106265 Working Paper
Is inequality underestimated in Egypt ? evidence from house prices (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 WPS7727 Policy Research Working Paper
What difference does good monitoring & evaluation make to World Bank project performance ? (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 WPS7726 Policy Research Working Paper
A methodology to assess indicative costs of risk financing strategies for scaling up Ethiopia's productive safety net programme (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7719 Policy Research Working Paper
Potential for application of a probabilistic catastrophe risk modelling framework to poverty outcomes : general form vulnerability functions relating household poverty outcomes to hazard intensity in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7717 Policy Research Working Paper
Early warning, early action : the use of predictive tools in drought response through Ethiopia's productive safety net programme (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7716 Policy Research Working Paper
Weather index insurance and shock coping : evidence from Mexico's CADENA Program (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7715 Policy Research Working Paper
Pakistan - Competitiveness and growth development policy financing : chair summary (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 106593 Board Summary
Cameroon - Priorities for ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 103098 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Serbia - Delivery of Improved Local Services Project (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 ICRR0020104 Implementation Completion Report Review
Crime and persistent punishment : a long-run perspective on the links between violence and chronic poverty in Mexico (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 WPS7706 Policy Research Working Paper
Tanzania - Productive Social Safety Net Project : additional financing and restructuring - chair summary (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 106495 Board Summary
Research digest newsletter Vol. 10 (No. 4) (English)
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JUN 15, 2016 106434 Newsletter