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Research digest newsletter Vol. 9 (No. 4) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: living on the edge in Mexico; what has the rise of China meant for labor markets in Latin America?; educating our future teachers; the growing and long-lasting effects of Brazil’s trade liberalization on workers; capturing food consumed away from home in welfare measures; a behavioral approach to water conservation; and using satellite images to estimate local poverty. ... See More +

Newsletter 99249 SEP 01, 2015

Ethiopia - Second Pastoral Community Development Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14742 AUG 11, 2015

Securing food safety to leverage economic growth opportunities in the African food sector : speeding progress, advancing partnerships and sustaining momentum (English)

This paper is an outcome of a discussion that brought together five African and international food safety experts to explore how best to support and expedite African efforts to improve food safety on the continent through partnerships such as the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP). ... See More +

Working Paper 98800 AUG 10, 2015

Does longer compulsory education equalize schooling by gender and rural/urban residence ? (English)

This study examines the effects of the extension of compulsory schooling from 5 to 8 years in Turkey in 1997—which involved substantial investment in school infrastructure—on schooling outcomes and, in particular, on the equality of these outcomes between men and women, and urban and rural residents using the Turkish Demographic and Health Surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7377 JUL 24, 2015

Kırdar,Murat G.; Dayıoğlu,Meltem; Koç,İsmet

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

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - Corredor Seco Food Security Project - P148737 (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSA14637 JUL 21, 2015

Weiss,Eli

Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Corredor Seco Food Security Project - P148737 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA30489 JUL 14, 2015

Weiss,Eli

Poverty and shared prosperity in Brazils metropolitan regions : Taking stock and identifying priorities (English)

In the 20th Century, Brazil rapidly urbanized and is now not only an urban nation but a metropolitan one. Brazils sprawling regioes metropolitanas (metropolitan regions, or RMs, which are municipal clusters) are now home to almost 50 million people and much of the countrys economic vitality. ... See More +

Working Paper 97929 JUL 08, 2015

Rodella,Aude-Sophie

Reaching the poor and vulnerable in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)

Several government and development partner programs employ different approaches to ensure the inclusion of poor and vulnerable areas and people in Myanmar’s development. ... See More +

Working Paper 97964 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva; Okamura,Yuko

Reaching the poor and vulnerable : Key considerations in designing targeting systems (English)

Many countries develop systems to identify the poor and vulnerable in order to direct program resources to these areas and groups, often to ensure their inclusion in social service provision orcommunity development. ... See More +

Working Paper 97963 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva; Okamura,Yuko

Social protection delivery through community-driven development platforms : International experience and key considerations for Myanmar (English)

Social protection schemes can contribute to poverty reduction objectives pursued through current community-driven development (CDD) platforms in Myanmar by building household and community resilience. ... See More +

Working Paper 97962 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

The experience of cash transfers in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)

Cash is an appropriate instrument to provide assistance to poor and vulnerable households in most contexts in Myanmar. Cash transfers (CTs) have the potential to help poor and vulnerable householdsmeet basic needs and encourage investments in human capital accumulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 97957 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

The experience of public works programs in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)

Public Work Programs (PWPs) can be a useful tool for poverty reduction and social protection provision in Myanmar by presenting a coherent framework to achieve several objectives (seasonal income and food security, disaster recovery, community resilience, social cohesion). ... See More +

Working Paper 97955 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

Framework for the development of social protection systems : Lessons from international experience (English)

Many countries have used social protection to achieve broader development goals, particularly on poverty reduction and inclusive growth. A wide range of social protection programs allows countries to tackle specific development constraints at national, community, and household levels; provide support to particular population groups; and enhance growth-promoting opportunities.For instance, public works programs and cash transfers are important and flexible social assistance programs that can be tailored to achieve specific objectives and adjusted to various levels of institutional capacity. ... See More +

Working Paper 97953 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

Risks and vulnerabilities along the life cycle : Role for social protection in Myanmar (English)

Myanmar is a country in transition with great regional diversity. It is still a relatively young country with the highest share of its population at active working age. ... See More +

Working Paper 97951 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva

Use of catastrophe risk models in assessing sovereign food security for risk transfer (English)

This paper discusses how catastrophe crop risk models can be used to assess food security needs at the sovereign level for the purpose of risk transfer. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7360 JUL 02, 2015

SharmamMohan; Hohl,Roman

Bolivia - Community Investment in Rural Areas Project : additional financing (English)

The objective of the Community Investment in Rural Areas Project is to improve access to sustainable basic infrastructure and services for the most disadvantaged rural communities selected in some of the poorest municipalities of Bolivia. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1420 JUL 02, 2015

The poverty focus of country programs : lessons from World Bank experience (English)

Working Paper 98536 JUL 01, 2015

Ecuador - Chimborazo Development Investment Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14740 JUN 30, 2015

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Research digest newsletter Vol. 9 (No. 4) (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 99249 Newsletter
Ethiopia - Second Pastoral Community Development Project (English)
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AUG 11, 2015 ICRR14742 Implementation Completion Report Review
Securing food safety to leverage economic growth opportunities in the African food sector : speeding progress, advancing partnerships and sustaining momentum (English)
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AUG 10, 2015 98800 Working Paper
Does longer compulsory education equalize schooling by gender and rural/urban residence ? (English)
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JUL 24, 2015 WPS7377 Policy Research Working 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
Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - Corredor Seco Food Security Project - P148737 (English)
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JUL 21, 2015 ISDSA14637 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Corredor Seco Food Security Project - P148737 (English)
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JUL 14, 2015 PIDA30489 Project Information Document
Poverty and shared prosperity in Brazils metropolitan regions : Taking stock and identifying priorities (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 97929 Working Paper
Reaching the poor and vulnerable in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97964 Working Paper
Reaching the poor and vulnerable : Key considerations in designing targeting systems (English)
See More +
JUL 07, 2015 97963 Working Paper
Social protection delivery through community-driven development platforms : International experience and key considerations for Myanmar (English)
See More +
JUL 07, 2015 97962 Working Paper
The experience of cash transfers in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)
See More +
JUL 07, 2015 97957 Working Paper
The experience of public works programs in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)
See More +
JUL 07, 2015 97955 Working Paper
Framework for the development of social protection systems : Lessons from international experience (English)
See More +
JUL 07, 2015 97953 Working Paper
Risks and vulnerabilities along the life cycle : Role for social protection in Myanmar (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97951 Working Paper
Use of catastrophe risk models in assessing sovereign food security for risk transfer (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7360 Policy Research Working Paper
Bolivia - Community Investment in Rural Areas Project : additional financing (English)
See More +
JUL 02, 2015 PAD1420 Project Paper
The poverty focus of country programs : lessons from World Bank experience (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98536 Working Paper
Ecuador - Chimborazo Development Investment Project (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 ICRR14740 Implementation Completion Report Review