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Swaziland - Country Partnership Strategy for FY2015-2018 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 92712 NOV 20, 2014

Bangladesh - Income Support Program for the Poorest Project (English)

The objective of the Income Support Program for the Poorest Project for Bangladesh is to provide income support to the poorest mothers in selected Upazilas, while (i) increasing the mothers’ use of child nutrition and cognitive development services, and (ii) enhancing local level government capacity to deliver safety nets. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD957 NOV 17, 2014

Paraguay - Country partnership strategy for the period FY15-FY18 (English)

Paraguay is undergoing a dynamic transformation. While historically often lagging behind the economic performance in the region, growth and poverty reduction kept pace with the ‘golden decade’ in Latin America recently: economic activity expanded on average by 4.9 percent annually from 2003 to 2013 while poverty was almost halved, dropping from 44 percent to 24 percent during the same period. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 82487 NOV 07, 2014

World Bank Group activities in situations of conflict and violence : an IEG evaluation - approach paper (English)

Fragility, conflict, and violence are at the heart of the World Bank Group strategy to attain the twin goals of ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 92722 NOV 06, 2014

China - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture Development Demonstration in Poor Areas Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 6 of 7) : Environmental impact assessment report of Sichuan province (English)

The purpose of drafting this plan is to, through implementing the policy of prioritizing prevention and comprehensive control, to set up ten to twenty exemplary demonstration bases, introduce the conception of integrated pest management (IPM), offer IPM technique technologies trainings for farmers, grass-roots agricultural technique technologies cohorts and staff from the project office, and widely exercise large scale prevention and control against plants pests plant pests and animals diseases animal diseases. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4617 NOV 03, 2014

The impact of household food consumption data collection methods on poverty and inequality measures in Niger (English)

This paper assesses the impact of three methodologies of food data collection on the welfare distribution, and poverty and inequality measures in Niger. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7090 NOV 01, 2014

Backiny-Yetna, Prospere; Steele, Diane; Djima, Ismael Yacoubou

Vietnam - Sustainable Agriculture Transformation Project : ethnic minority policy framework (English)

The development objective of the Sustainable Agriculture Transformation Project for Vietnam is to contribute to the deployment and implementation of the agricultural restructuring plan (ARP) by providing capacity building and organizational development to the sector and re-organizing production to increase value addition and sustainability of rice and coffee sub-sectors in two key commodity production zones of Vietnam such as Mekong delta and Central Highlands regions. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP752 NOV 01, 2014

Can agricultural households farm their way out of poverty ? (English)

This paper examines the determinants of agricultural productivity and its link to poverty using nationally representative data from the Nigeria General Household Survey Panel, 2010/11. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7093 NOV 01, 2014

Oseni, Gbemisola; McGee, Kevin; Dabalen, Andrew

Should income inequality be reduced and who should benefit ? redistributive preferences in Europe and Central Asia (English)

This paper examines support for reducing inequality and for income redistribution to specific groups in Europe and Central Asia. The paper uses the Life in Transition Survey to analyze cross-country differences in redistributive preferences and the determinants of individual-level differences in such preferences. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7097 NOV 01, 2014

Cojocaru, Alexandru; Diagne, Mame Fatou

Success in difficult environments : a portfolio analysis of fragile and conflict-affected states (English)

The World Bank Group has identi?ed support to fragile and con?ict-affected states as a strategic priority. This paper provides a systematic portfolio review of the International Development Association-funded projects in fragile and conflict-affected states during 2001 to 2013 and a detailed empirical analysis of the correlations between project and country-level characteristics with project outcome ratings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7098 NOV 01, 2014

Ralston, Laura

Poverty and the spatial distribution of rural population (English)

According to global spatial data sets in 2000 more than one-third of the rural population in developing countries was located on less favored agricultural land and areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7101 NOV 01, 2014

Barbier, Edward B.; Hochard, Jacob P.

Transitioning from low-income growth to high-income growth : is there a middle income trap ? (English)

Is there a "middle income trap"? Theory suggests that the determinants of growth at low and high income levels may be different. If countries struggle to transition from growth strategies that are effective at low income levels to growth strategies that are effective at high income levels, they may stagnate at some middle income level; this phenomenon can be thought of as a "middle income trap." ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7104 NOV 01, 2014

Bulman, David; Eden, Maya; Nguyen, Ha

Rent imputation for welfare measurement : a review of methodologies and empirical findings (English)

As well acknowledged in the literature, housing is often the dominant consumption good for most households. As such, it should be included in a comprehensive welfare aggregate to measure people's living standards accurately. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7103 NOV 01, 2014

Balcazar, Carlos Felipe; Ceriani, Lidia; Olivieri, Sergio; Ranzani, Marco

Twinning the goals : how can promoting shared prosperity help to reduce global poverty ? (English)

In 2013, the World Bank adopted two goals: First, reduce global extreme poverty to 3 percent by 2030. Second, promote shared prosperity defined as the income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population within a country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7106 NOV 01, 2014

Lakner, Christoph; Negre, Mario; Prydz, Espen Beer

Income diversification patterns in rural Sub-Saharan Africa : reassessing the evidence (English)

Is Africa's rural economy transforming as its economies grow? This paper uses comparable income aggregates from 41 national household surveys from 22 countries to explore the extent of income diversification among rural households in Sub-Saharan Africa, and to look at how income diversification in Sub-Saharan Africa compares with other regions, taking into account differences in levels of development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7108 NOV 01, 2014

Davis, Benjamin; Di Giuseppe, Stefania; Zezza, Alberto

Does livestock ownership affect animal source foods consumption and child nutritional status ? evidence from rural Uganda (English)

In many developing countries, consumption of animal source foods among the poor is still at a level where increasing its share in total caloric intake may have many positive nutritional benefits. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7111 NOV 01, 2014

Azzarri, Carlo; Cross, Elizabeth; Haile, Beliyou; Zezza, Alberto

Climate change and poverty -- an analytical framework (English)

Climate change and climate policies will affect poverty reduction efforts through direct and immediate impacts on the poor and by affecting factors that condition poverty reduction, such as economic growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7126 NOV 01, 2014

Hallegatte, Stephane; Bangalore, Mook; Bonzanigo, Laura; Fay, Marianne; Narloch, Ulf; Rozenberg, Julie; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien

Honduras - Fiscal Sustainability and Enhanced Social Protection Project (English)

Program Information Document AB7666 OCT 31, 2014

Philippines - Second National Roads Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 33 of 34) : Social and environmental management systems and policy framework and operations manual (English)

The objective of the Second Roads Improvement Project for the Philippines is to establish an environmentally, socially and financially sustainable management system for an improved National Roads System (NRS). ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E1467 OCT 30, 2014

Department of Public Works and Highways, Environmental and Social Services Office (ESSO)

Human Resources Committee : minutes of the meeting held on Monday, October 29, 2014 (English)

Minutes 92190 OCT 29, 2014

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Swaziland - Country Partnership Strategy for FY2015-2018 : chair summary (English)
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NOV 20, 2014 92712 Board Summary
Bangladesh - Income Support Program for the Poorest Project (English)
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NOV 17, 2014 PAD957 Project Appraisal Document
Paraguay - Country partnership strategy for the period FY15-FY18 (English)
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NOV 07, 2014 82487 Country Assistance Strategy Document
World Bank Group activities in situations of conflict and violence : an IEG evaluation - approach paper (English)
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NOV 06, 2014 92722 Working Paper
China - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture Development Demonstration in Poor Areas Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 6 of 7) : Environmental impact assessment report of Sichuan province (English)
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NOV 03, 2014 E4617 Environmental Assessment
The impact of household food consumption data collection methods on poverty and inequality measures in Niger (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7090 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Sustainable Agriculture Transformation Project : ethnic minority policy framework (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 IPP752 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Can agricultural households farm their way out of poverty ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7093 Policy Research Working Paper
Should income inequality be reduced and who should benefit ? redistributive preferences in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7097 Policy Research Working Paper
Success in difficult environments : a portfolio analysis of fragile and conflict-affected states (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7098 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty and the spatial distribution of rural population (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7101 Policy Research Working Paper
Transitioning from low-income growth to high-income growth : is there a middle income trap ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7104 Policy Research Working Paper
Rent imputation for welfare measurement : a review of methodologies and empirical findings (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7103 Policy Research Working Paper
Twinning the goals : how can promoting shared prosperity help to reduce global poverty ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7106 Policy Research Working Paper
Income diversification patterns in rural Sub-Saharan Africa : reassessing the evidence (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7108 Policy Research Working Paper
Does livestock ownership affect animal source foods consumption and child nutritional status ? evidence from rural Uganda (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7111 Policy Research Working Paper
Climate change and poverty -- an analytical framework (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7126 Policy Research Working Paper
Honduras - Fiscal Sustainability and Enhanced Social Protection Project (English)
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OCT 31, 2014 AB7666 Program Information Document
Philippines - Second National Roads Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 33 of 34) : Social and environmental management systems and policy framework and operations manual (English)
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OCT 30, 2014 E1467 Environmental Assessment
Human Resources Committee : minutes of the meeting held on Monday, October 29, 2014 (English)
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OCT 29, 2014 92190 Minutes