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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

Women left behind ? poverty and headship in Africa (English)

This paper is motivated by two stylized facts about poverty in Africa: female-headed households tend to be poorer, and poverty has been falling in the aggregate since the 1990s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7331 JUN 23, 2015

Milazzo,Annamaria; Van De Walle,Dominique

Where are Iraq’s poor? : mapping poverty in Iraq (English)

Measuring poverty and tracking it over time is an important prerequisite to national economic planning. Absence of official data on household expenditure or poverty line hampered the ability of Iraqi policymakers to understand the extent of the problem, analyze their causes, and devise appropriate policies. ... See More +

Working Paper 97644 JUN 23, 2015

Vishwanath,Tara; Sharma,Dhiraj; Krishnan,Nandini; Blankespoor,Brian

Shared prosperity and poverty eradication in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Over the last decade Latin America and the Caribbean region has achieved important progress towards the World Bank Groups goals of eradicating extreme poverty and boosting income growth of the bottom 40 percent, propelled by remarkable economic growth and falling income inequality. ... See More +

Publication 97881 JUN 18, 2015

Cord,Louise J.; Genoni,Maria Eugenia; Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos

Crop choice and infrastructure accessibility in Tanzania : subsistence crops or export crops ? (English)

Africa has great potential for agriculture. Although international commodity prices have been buoyant, Africa’s supply response seems to be weak. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7306 JUN 15, 2015

Iimi,Atsushi; Humphreys,Richard Martin; Melibaeva,Sevara

Stagnant stunting rate despite rapid economic growth in Papua New Guinea—factors correlated with malnutrition among children under five (English)

Maternal and child undernutrition is a pervasive and detrimental condition in Papua New Guinea. Despite rapid economic growth during the past decade, the stunting rate for children under 5, one of the primary indicators for child undernutrition, was estimated at 46 percent in Papua New Guinea in 2010, stagnant from 44 percent in 2005. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7301 JUN 10, 2015

Hou,Xiaohui

Toward a new definition of shared prosperity: a dynamic perspective from three countries (English)

This paper proposes a new measure of growth in shared prosperity, based on shifts in population shares of different income groups over time. This measure complements the definition of shared prosperity recently proposed by the World Bank in which income growth of the bottom 40 percent is examined. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7294 JUN 08, 2015

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

Ghana - Work program (FY15) : poverty and inequality profile (English)

Since 1991 the national poverty rate of Ghana has more than halved. The estimated national headcount poverty ratio fell by 31.2 percentage points from 52.6 percent in 1991 to 21.41 percent in 2012. ... See More +

Policy Note ACS13977 JUN 01, 2015

Molini,Vasco

Tanzania - Agricultural sector risk assessment (English)

This study aims to achieve a better understanding of the agricultural risk and risk management situation in Tanzania with a view to identifying key solutions to reduce current gross domestic product (GDP) growth volatility. ... See More +

Other Agricultural Study 94883 JUN 01, 2015

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic - Upland Food Security Improvement Project (English)

Ratings for the Upland Food Security Improvement Project for Lao Peoples Democratic Republic were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3353 MAY 28, 2015

Mozambique - Eleventh Poverty Reduction Support Credit Project (English)

Program Information Document 97234 MAY 21, 2015

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.

Pakistan - Indus Eco Region Community Livelihood Project (IECLP) (English)

Project Information Document 96821 MAY 20, 2015

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.

Morocco - Sustainable Tourism Diversification Program Project (English)

Program Information Document 97613 MAY 13, 2015

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.

Cote d’Ivoire - Productive Social Safety Net Project (English)

The development objective of the Productive Social Safety Net Project for Cote d’Ivoire is to provide cash transfers to poor households in selected regions and develop the foundations of a social safety net system. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1189 MAY 06, 2015

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

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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
Women left behind ? poverty and headship in Africa (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7331 Policy Research Working Paper
Where are Iraq’s poor? : mapping poverty in Iraq (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 97644 Working Paper
Shared prosperity and poverty eradication in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 97881 Publication
Crop choice and infrastructure accessibility in Tanzania : subsistence crops or export crops ? (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 WPS7306 Policy Research Working Paper
Stagnant stunting rate despite rapid economic growth in Papua New Guinea—factors correlated with malnutrition among children under five (English)
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JUN 10, 2015 WPS7301 Policy Research Working Paper
Toward a new definition of shared prosperity: a dynamic perspective from three countries (English)
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JUN 08, 2015 WPS7294 Policy Research Working Paper
Ghana - Work program (FY15) : poverty and inequality profile (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 ACS13977 Policy Note
Tanzania - Agricultural sector risk assessment (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 94883 Other Agricultural Study
Lao Peoples Democratic Republic - Upland Food Security Improvement Project (English)
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MAY 28, 2015 ICR3353 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Mozambique - Eleventh Poverty Reduction Support Credit Project (English)
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MAY 21, 2015 97234 Program Information Document
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
Pakistan - Indus Eco Region Community Livelihood Project (IECLP) (English)
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MAY 20, 2015 96821 Project Information Document
Azerbaijan - Internally Displaced Person (IDP) Living Standards and Livelihoods Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAY 20, 2015 97136 Procurement Plan
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
Morocco - Sustainable Tourism Diversification Program Project (English)
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MAY 13, 2015 97613 Program 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
Cote d’Ivoire - Productive Social Safety Net Project (English)
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MAY 06, 2015 PAD1189 Project Appraisal Document
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