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Poverty dynamics in India between 2004 and 2012 : insights from longitudinal analysis using synthetic panel data (English)

Recent National Sample Surveys point to significant poverty reduction in India since 2004/05, with a marked acceleration between 2009/10 and 2011/12. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7270 MAY 20, 2015

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Lanjouw,Peter F.

Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture-based Industry Pilot and Demonstration in Poor Areas Project - P133326 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA26668 MAY 14, 2015

Schmitt,Ulrich K. H. M.

Investigating the gender gap in agricultural productivity : evidence from Uganda (English)

Women comprise 50 percent of the agricultural labor force in Sub-Saharan Africa, but manage plots that are reportedly on average 20 to 30 percent less productive. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7262 MAY 11, 2015

Ali,Daniel Ayalew; Bowen,Frederick H.; Deininger,Klaus W.; Duponchel,Marguerite Felicienne

Inequality of outcomes and inequality of opportunity in Tanzania (English)

The paper investigates the structure and dynamics of consumption inequality and inequality of opportunity in Tanzania. The analysis covers the period 2001 to 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7260 MAY 11, 2015

Belghith,Nadia Belhaj Hassine; Zeufack,Albert G.

You are what (and where) you eat : capturing food away from home in welfare measures (English)

Consumption of food away from home is rapidly growing across the developing world. Surprisingly, the majority of household surveys around the world haven not kept up with its pace and still collect limited information on it. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7257 MAY 05, 2015

Farfan,Gabriela; Genoni,Maria Eugenia; Vakis,Renos

Global poverty goals and prices : how purchasing power parity matters (English)

With the recent release of the 2011 purchasing power parity (PPP) data from the International Comparison Program (ICP), analysts and institutions are confronted with the question of whether and how to use them for global poverty estimation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7256 MAY 05, 2015

Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Prydz,Espen Beer

Fostering agriculture-nutrition links : recommendations for agriculture extension curriculum reforms in India (English)

Malnutrition continues to be a major development challenge in the South Asia region. Given its size, India hosts the majority of the malnourished. ... See More +

Brief 96335 MAY 01, 2015

Babu,Suresh Chandra; Havimo,Terhi Elisa; Pehu,Eija

Data deprivation : another deprivation to end (English)

The Millennium Development Goal of halving the incidence of extreme poverty from its 1990 level will be achieved in 2015, and the international development community is now moving to a new goal of “ending extreme poverty.” ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7252 APR 28, 2015

Serajuddin,Umar; Uematsu,Hiroki; Wieser,Christina; Yoshida,Nobuo; Dabalen,Andrew L.

Moldova - Food security assessment : analysis of the current situation and next steps (English)

This report provides an analysis of food security in Moldova. It attempts to outline the specific characteristics of food insecurity found in Moldova and to identify its underlying causes. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS13175 APR 24, 2015

Schuman,Irina; Pricop,Felicia; Miller,Darryl; Bucik,Marko; Tanasache,Oana-Adelina; Ciobu,Stela; Ursu,Tamara; Copeland,Valencia M. Romanian

Are we confusing poverty with preferences ? (English)

Modifying the national poverty line to the context of observed consumption patterns of the poor is becoming popular. A context-specific poverty line would be more consistent with preferences. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7247 APR 23, 2015

van den Boom,Bart; Halsema,Alex; Molini,Vasco

Social and economic impacts of rural road improvements in the state of Tocantins, Brazil (English)

The aim of this paper is to provide feedback on the question of socioeconomic benefits from rural road development and the impact of transport infrastructure on the poor, particularly the poorest and the bottom 20 percent of the population. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7249 APR 23, 2015

Iimi,Atsushi; Lancelot,Eric R.; Manelici,Isabela; Ogita,Satoshi

Statement by H.E. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)

This is a statement by H.E. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa, Minister of Finance at the ninety first meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015. ... See More +

Board Report 95886 APR 18, 2015

Statement by Gerd Muller at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)

This is a statement by Gerd Muller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development at the ninety first meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015. 2015 is going to be a crucially important year for international politics and development policy. ... See More +

Board Report 95892 APR 18, 2015

Tanzania - Mainland poverty assessment : Executive summary (English)

Since the early 2000s, Tanzania has seen remarkable economic growth and strong resilience to external shocks. Yet these achievements were overshadowed by the slow response of poverty to the growing economy. ... See More +

Poverty Assessment AUS6819 APR 15, 2015

Nepal - Irrigation and Water Resources Management Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Irrigation and Water Resources Management Project for Nepal is to improve irrigated agricultural productivity and management of selected irrigation schemes and enhance institutional capacity for integrated water resources management. ... See More +

Project Paper RES13609 APR 10, 2015

Africa - Great Lakes Regional Initiative : Resilience and Cohesion of Displaced Persons and Border Communities Project (English)

Project Information Document 96599 APR 09, 2015

Gambia - Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project : additional financing (English)

This additional financing (AF) for the Maternal and Child Nutrition and help finance the costs associated with new activities included as part of project restructuring in response to a looming food and nutrition security crisis resulting from poor and erratic rainfall in 2014, reallocation and additional support for Ebola response activities, and the expansion of original project activities to enhance the impact of the existing project. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1329 APR 03, 2015

Myanmar - Agricultural Development Support Project (English)

The development objective of the Agricultural Development Support Project for Myanmar is to increase crop yields and cropping intensity in selected existing irrigation sites in the Recipient’s Bago East, Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, and Sagaing regions. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD998 APR 02, 2015

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Poverty dynamics in India between 2004 and 2012 : insights from longitudinal analysis using synthetic panel data (English)
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MAY 20, 2015 WPS7270 Policy Research Working Paper
Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture-based Industry Pilot and Demonstration in Poor Areas Project - P133326 (English)
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MAY 14, 2015 PIDA26668 Project Information Document
Investigating the gender gap in agricultural productivity : evidence from Uganda (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 WPS7262 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality of outcomes and inequality of opportunity in Tanzania (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 WPS7260 Policy Research Working Paper
You are what (and where) you eat : capturing food away from home in welfare measures (English)
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MAY 05, 2015 WPS7257 Policy Research Working Paper
Global poverty goals and prices : how purchasing power parity matters (English)
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MAY 05, 2015 WPS7256 Policy Research Working Paper
Fostering agriculture-nutrition links : recommendations for agriculture extension curriculum reforms in India (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96335 Brief
Data deprivation : another deprivation to end (English)
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APR 28, 2015 WPS7252 Policy Research Working Paper
Moldova - Food security assessment : analysis of the current situation and next steps (English)
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APR 24, 2015 ACS13175 Working Paper Romanian
Are we confusing poverty with preferences ? (English)
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APR 23, 2015 WPS7247 Policy Research Working Paper
Social and economic impacts of rural road improvements in the state of Tocantins, Brazil (English)
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APR 23, 2015 WPS7249 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by H.E. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)
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APR 18, 2015 95886 Board Report
Statement by Gerd Muller at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)
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APR 18, 2015 95892 Board Report
Tanzania - Mainland poverty assessment : Executive summary (English)
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APR 15, 2015 AUS6819 Poverty Assessment
Nepal - Irrigation and Water Resources Management Project : restructuring (English)
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APR 10, 2015 RES13609 Project Paper
Africa - Great Lakes Regional Initiative : Resilience and Cohesion of Displaced Persons and Border Communities Project (English)
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APR 09, 2015 96599 Project Information Document
Ghana - Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Project : procurement plan (Vol. 2) : Procurement plan for Brong Ahafo region (English)
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APR 09, 2015 95644 Procurement Plan
Ghana - Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Project : procurement plan : Procurement plan for Central region (English)
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APR 09, 2015 95644 Procurement Plan
Gambia - Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project : additional financing (English)
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APR 03, 2015 PAD1329 Project Paper
Myanmar - Agricultural Development Support Project (English)
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APR 02, 2015 PAD998 Project Appraisal Document