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Prices for poverty analysis in Africa (English)

Measuring poverty requires adjusting nominal consumption (or income) into a real value of consumption, across geographic areas and over time. To this end, data on consumer prices are used to construct a price index. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7652 APR 26, 2016

Gaddis,Isis Disclosed

Nigeria - Third National Fadama Development Project : environmental assessment (English)

The objective of the Third National Fadama Development Project for Nigeria is to contribute to the government's strategy for poverty reduction by improving the welfare and living conditions of many poor and vulnerable communities in the participating states. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2047 APR 26, 2016

Elufioye,Abiodun Disclosed

Cameroon - Social Safety Nets Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 104974 APR 20, 2016

Disclosed

Decomposing response errors in food consumption measurement : implications for survey design from a survey experiment in Tanzania (English)

There is wide variation in how consumption is measured in household surveys both across countries and over time. This variation may confound welfare comparisons in part because these alternative survey designs produce consumption estimates that are differentially influenced by contrasting types of survey response error. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7646 APR 19, 2016

Friedman,Jed; Beegle,Kathleen G.; De Weerdt,Joachim; Gibson,John Disclosed

Statement by H. E. Rodrigo Valdes at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. H. E. Rodrigo Valdes, Minister of Finance at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 104903 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

Morocco - Integrating Climate Change in the Implementation of the Plan Maroc Vert Project (English)

Ratings for the Integrating Climate Change in the Implementation of the Plan Maroc Vert Project for Morocco were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3708 APR 07, 2016

Disclosed

Measuring poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean : methodological considerations when estimating an empirical regional poverty line (English)

This paper contributes to the methodological literature on the estimation of poverty lines for country poverty comparisons in Latin America and the Caribbean. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7621 APR 04, 2016

Castaneda Aguilar,Raul Andres; Gasparini,Leonardo Carlos; Garriga,Santiago; Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro; Valderrama Gonzalez,Daniel Disclosed

Impact of European Union membership on agriculture and rural development in newly acceded member states - drawing lessons for Serbia : policy note (English)

This policy note support for agriculture and rural development (ARD) access to a huge market for Serbian agriculture and European Union (EU). The current framework for agricultural policy and budget support needs to adjust quickly to this challenge. ... See More +

Publication 105069 APR 01, 2016

Schuman,Irina; Goss,Stephen Richard; Smith,Garry A. Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)

The economy has come under strain as external headwinds and domestic pressures have intensified. GDP growth slowed to 3.6 percent in 2015 from 4.9 percent in 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 104815 APR 01, 2016

Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Swaziland (English)

Economic growth in Swaziland is estimated to have decelerated to 1.7 in 2015 down from 2.5 in 2014, and is forecasted to further decline to 1.3 in 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 104819 APR 01, 2016

Disclosed

A slowdown in social gains (English)

The current economic slowdown resulted in social gains in Latin America and the Caribbean that were weaker in 2014 than in previous years. In particular, the growth of the middle class - which was one of the key successes during the years of the commodity boom - came almost to a halt. ... See More +

Brief 104750 APR 01, 2016

Spanish, Portuguese Disclosed

Guinea-Bissau - Second Emergency Food Security Support Project (English)

Ratings for the Second Emergency Food Security Support Project for Guinea-Bissau were as follows: outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3774 MAR 28, 2016

Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Warehouse Receipts Financing Project (English)

Ratings for the Warehouse Receipts Financing Project for Sri Lanka were as follows: outcomes were unsatisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was unsatisfactory, and Grantee performance was unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3621 MAR 28, 2016

Disclosed

Is random forest a superior methodology for predicting poverty ? an empirical assessment (English)

Random forest is in many fields of research a common method for data driven predictions. Within economics and prediction of poverty, random forest is rarely used. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7612 MAR 18, 2016

Pave Sohnesen,Thomas; Stender,Niels Disclosed

Robustness of shared prosperity estimates : how different methodological choices matter (English)

This paper is the first to systematically test the robustness of shared prosperity estimates to different methodological choices using a sample of countries from all regions in the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7611 MAR 18, 2016

Atamanov,Aziz; Wieser,Christina; Uematsu,Hiroki; Yoshida,Nobuo; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Dewina,Reno Disclosed

Estimating international poverty lines from comparable national thresholds (English)

World Bank's international poverty line of $1.90/day, at 2011 purchasing power parity, is based on a collection of national poverty lines, which were originally used to set the international poverty line of $1.25/day at 2005 purchasing power parity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7606 MAR 17, 2016

Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Prydz,Espen Beer Disclosed

Welfare dynamics with synthetic panels : the case of the Arab world in transition (English)

This paper studies welfare dynamics, especially changes associated with middle-class status in countries in the Middle East and North Africa, before and after the Arab Spring transitions, using objective and subjective welfare measures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7595 MAR 10, 2016

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Ianchovichina,Elena Disclosed

Impact of climate change and aquatic salinization on fish habitats and poor communities in southwest coastal Bangladesh and Bangladesh Sundarbans (English)

Fisheries constitute an important source of livelihoods for tens of thousands of poor people in the southwest coastal region of Bangladesh living near the UNESCO Heritage Sundarbans mangrove forest, and they supply a significant portion of protein for millions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7593 MAR 10, 2016

Dasgupta,Susmita; Huq,Mainul; Mustafa,Md. Golam; Sobhan,Md Istiak; Wheeler,David R. Disclosed

Ghana - Sustainable Land and Water Management Project : second additional financing - resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)

The Second Additional Financing for the Sustainable Land and Water Management Project of Ghana presents a comprehensive approach to sustainable land and watershed management that combines soft and hard investments at the community level, including in maintenance of ecological infrastructure, with planning activities which would eventually integrate these into a much larger program of water and flood management infrastructure across the Northern Savanna eco-agricultural zone. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG1925 MAR 10, 2016

Verheijen,Lesya Disclosed

The Nigeria Fadama national development series : how to build a pilot into a national program through learning and adaptation (English)

Over the last 20 years, poor rural farmers in Nigeria have seen the benefits of community organization as a tool for local economic development under the National Fadama Development Project series. ... See More +

Working Paper 104983 MAR 01, 2016

Hima Moussa Dioula,Halimatou; Santibanez,Claudio; Roshan,Sabrina; Lomme,Roland Disclosed

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Prices for poverty analysis in Africa (English)
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APR 26, 2016 WPS7652 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeria - Third National Fadama Development Project : environmental assessment (English)
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APR 26, 2016 SFG2047 Environmental Assessment
Cameroon - Social Safety Nets Project (English)
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APR 20, 2016 104974 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Decomposing response errors in food consumption measurement : implications for survey design from a survey experiment in Tanzania (English)
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APR 19, 2016 WPS7646 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by H. E. Rodrigo Valdes at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104903 Board Report
Morocco - Integrating Climate Change in the Implementation of the Plan Maroc Vert Project (English)
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APR 07, 2016 ICR3708 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Measuring poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean : methodological considerations when estimating an empirical regional poverty line (English)
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APR 04, 2016 WPS7621 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of European Union membership on agriculture and rural development in newly acceded member states - drawing lessons for Serbia : policy note (English)
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APR 01, 2016 105069 Publication
Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104815 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Swaziland (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104819 Working Paper
A slowdown in social gains (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104750 Brief Spanish, Portuguese
Guinea-Bissau - Second Emergency Food Security Support Project (English)
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MAR 28, 2016 ICR3774 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Sri Lanka - Warehouse Receipts Financing Project (English)
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MAR 28, 2016 ICR3621 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Is random forest a superior methodology for predicting poverty ? an empirical assessment (English)
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MAR 18, 2016 WPS7612 Policy Research Working Paper
Robustness of shared prosperity estimates : how different methodological choices matter (English)
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MAR 18, 2016 WPS7611 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating international poverty lines from comparable national thresholds (English)
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MAR 17, 2016 WPS7606 Policy Research Working Paper
Welfare dynamics with synthetic panels : the case of the Arab world in transition (English)
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MAR 10, 2016 WPS7595 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of climate change and aquatic salinization on fish habitats and poor communities in southwest coastal Bangladesh and Bangladesh Sundarbans (English)
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MAR 10, 2016 WPS7593 Policy Research Working Paper
Ghana - Sustainable Land and Water Management Project : second additional financing - resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)
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MAR 10, 2016 SFG1925 Resettlement Plan
The Nigeria Fadama national development series : how to build a pilot into a national program through learning and adaptation (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2016 104983 Working Paper