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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

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

Niger-Budget support to improve public investment (English)

Project Information Document AB7693 APR 07, 2015

Achieving results through partnerships : SAFANSI : The South Asia food and nutrition security initiative : Achieving results through partnerships (English)

According to Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), about 23 percent of the global population that is routinely hungry - 336 million people are in South Asia. ... See More +

Brief 93524 APR 01, 2015

Ending poverty and hunger by 2030 : an agenda for the global food system (English)

To permanently end poverty and hunger by 2030, the world needs a food system that can feed every person, every day, everywhere; that can raise real incomes of the poorest people; that can provide safe food and adequate nutrition; and that can better steward the world's natural resources. ... See More +

Working Paper 95768 APR 01, 2015

Maximizing the World Bank Group's impact in the Middle East and North Afirca (English)

This report provides an overview of the World Bank Group’s engagement in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, highlighting the new operating model of the World Bank Group. ... See More +

Working Paper 95858 APR 01, 2015

No condition is permanent : middle class in Nigeria in the last decade (English)

The economic debate on existence and definition of the middle class has become particularly lively in many developing countries. Despite this growing interest, the identification of the middle class group in these countries remains quite challenging. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7214 MAR 16, 2015

Corral Rodas,Paul Andres; Molini,Vasco; Oseni,Gbemisola O.

Egypt - Farm-Level Irrigation Modernization Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 94935 MAR 11, 2015

Ethiopia - Second Agricultural Growth Project (English)

The development objective of the Second Agricultural Growth Project for Ethiopia is to increase agricultural productivity and commercialization of small holder farmers targeted by the project. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1052 MAR 05, 2015

Trade reform and regional dynamics : evidence from 25 years of Brazilian matched employer-employee data (English)

This paper empirically studies the dynamics of labor market adjustment following the Brazilian trade reform of the 1990s. The paper uses variation in industry-specific tariff cuts interacted with initial regional industry mix to measure trade-induced local labor demand shocks and examines regional and individual labor market responses to those one-time shocks over two decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7205 MAR 02, 2015

Dix Carneiro,Rafael; Kovak,Brian K.

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - Agricultural Development Support Project - P147629 (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSA12468 MAR 02, 2015

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Kilmo Salama : index based agriculture insurance - a product design case study (English)

Farming is a mainstay of the Kenyan economy, representing three quarters of employment in the country. Nearly half of all farming output in the country is for subsistence purposes1. ... See More +

Working Paper 94794 MAR 01, 2015

Tantia, Piyush; Comings, Tyler

Botswana - Systematic country diagnostic (English)

Botswana has been one of the world's fastest growing economies over the past 50 years, allowing the country to move from being among the poorest to upper middle income status - this has had the effect of pulling the majority of the population out of poverty. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 95304 MAR 01, 2015

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) : regional collaboration on education - an Araieq innovation (English)

This Knowledge and Learning Note discusses regional collaboration on education in the Arab world. Regional collaboration on Education is arguably more challenging, comparatively speaking, in the Arab World than in other regions of the world. ... See More +

Brief 95184 MAR 01, 2015

Thacker, Simon; Moreno, Juan Manuel

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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
Nepal - Irrigation and Water Resources Management Project : restructuring (English)
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APR 10, 2015 RES13609 Project Paper
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
Niger-Budget support to improve public investment (English)
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APR 07, 2015 AB7693 Project Information Document
Achieving results through partnerships : SAFANSI : The South Asia food and nutrition security initiative : Achieving results through partnerships (English)
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APR 01, 2015 93524 Brief
Ending poverty and hunger by 2030 : an agenda for the global food system (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95768 Working Paper
Maximizing the World Bank Group's impact in the Middle East and North Afirca (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95858 Working Paper
Tunisia - Fourth Northwest Mountainous and Forested Areas Development Project : procurement plan : Fiche du plan de passation des marches (French)
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MAR 23, 2015 95205 Procurement Plan
No condition is permanent : middle class in Nigeria in the last decade (English)
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MAR 16, 2015 WPS7214 Policy Research Working Paper
Egypt - Farm-Level Irrigation Modernization Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 11, 2015 94935 Procurement Plan
Ethiopia - Second Agricultural Growth Project (English)
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MAR 05, 2015 PAD1052 Project Appraisal Document
Trade reform and regional dynamics : evidence from 25 years of Brazilian matched employer-employee data (English)
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MAR 02, 2015 WPS7205 Policy Research Working Paper
Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - Agricultural Development Support Project - P147629 (English)
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MAR 02, 2015 ISDSA12468 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Kilmo Salama : index based agriculture insurance - a product design case study (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94794 Working Paper
Botswana - Systematic country diagnostic (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95304 Country Assistance Strategy Document
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) : regional collaboration on education - an Araieq innovation (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95184 Brief