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Welfare dynamics in Colombia : results from synthetic panels (English)

This study explores the short-run transitions between poverty, vulnerability, and middle class, using synthetic panels constructed from multiple rounds of Colombia's Integrated Household Survey (in Spanish Gran Encuesta Integrada de Hogares). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8441 MAY 14, 2018

Balcazar,Carlos Felipe; Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Malasquez Carbonel,Eduardo Alonso; Olivieri,Sergio Daniel; Pico,Julieth Disclosed

Employment structure and returns to skill in Vietnam : estimates using the labor force survey (English)

This paper uses Labor Force Survey data to assess key aspects of the labor market in Vietnam over 2007-14. The analysis finds large growth in wage employment in the foreign-owned and domestic private sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8364 MAR 12, 2018

Demombynes,Gabriel; Testaverde,Mauro Disclosed

The performance of a consumption augmented asset index in ranking Households and Identifying the Poor (English)

Asset ownership indices are widely used as inexpensive proxies for consumption. This paper shows that these indices can be augmented using dichotomous indicators for consumption, which are equally easy to obtain. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8362 MAR 08, 2018

Ngo,Diana; Christiaensen,Luc Disclosed

Analysis of the mismatch between Tanzania household budget survey and national panel survey data in poverty and inequality levels and trends (English)

This study carries out a thorough investigation of the potential sources of mismatch in poverty and inequality levels and trends between the Tanzania National Panel Survey and Household Budget Survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8361 MAR 07, 2018

Belghith,Nadia Belhaj Hassine; Adelaida Lopera,Maria; Etang Ndip,Alvin; Karamba,Wendy Disclosed

The reallocation of district-level spending and natural disasters : evidence from Indonesia (English)

This paper combines district-level government spending data from Indonesia and natural disaster damage indices to analyze the extent to which districts are forced to reallocate their expenditures across categories after the incidence of floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8359 MAR 06, 2018

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Strobl,Eric; Tveit,Thomas Breivik Disclosed

Gender differences in poverty and household composition through the life-cycle : a global perspective (English)

This paper uses household surveys from 89 countries to look at gender differences in poverty in the developing world. In the absence of individual-level poverty data, the paper looks at what can we learn in terms of gender differences by looking at the available individual and household level information. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8360 MAR 06, 2018

Munoz Boudet,Ana Maria; Buitrago,Paola; Leroy De La Briere,Benedicte; Newhouse,David Locke; Rubiano Matulevich,Eliana Carolina; Scott,Kinnon; Suarez Becerra,Pablo Disclosed

"If it's already tough, imagine for me..." a qualitative perspective on youth out of school and out of work in Brazil (English)

Drawing on in-depth interviews with young women and men in rural and urban Brazil, this qualitative research explores gender dimensions in the causes and consequences of being "out of work and out of school." ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8358 MAR 02, 2018

Machado,Ana Luiza; Muller,Miriam Disclosed

Nepal - Systematic country diagnostic (Vol. 2) : Supplemental annex (English)

This systematic country diagnostic (SCD) examines the key constraints to and opportunities for accelerating poverty reduction and enhancing shared prosperity in Nepal. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 114659 MAR 01, 2018

Disclosed

How well do we measure non-cognitive skills in developing countries? Initial lessons from STEP skills measurement program (English)

Standard skills indicators leave an information gap on workforce skill characteristics, job skill requirements, and quality of worker-job matches that prevents policymakers from making informed and timely decisions on training and education for current and future employees. ... See More +

Brief 123792 MAR 01, 2018

Laajaj,Rachid; Arias Diaz,Omar S.; Macours,Karen; Rubio-Codina,Marta; Vakis,Renos Disclosed

Combining income generation with Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs to cope with severe weather conditions (English)

Severe weather conditions can undo even the best efforts of families to break free of poverty. Households that rely on subsistence or small-scale farming are especially at the mercy of severe weather. ... See More +

Brief 123791 MAR 01, 2018

Macours,Karen; Premand,Patrick; Vakis,Renos Disclosed

Growing the space for human rights awareness in Vietnam (English)

Since 2010 the Nordic Trust Fund (NTF) has supported the World Bank’s work in Vietnam through three grants focused on realizing citizens’ rights. ... See More +

Brief 123984 MAR 01, 2018

Disclosed

Nepal - Systematic country diagnostic : A new approach for a federal Nepal (English)

Systematic Country Diagnostic 123958 MAR 01, 2018

Disclosed

Growing united : upgrading Europe's convergence machine (Vol. 2) (English)

Since its foundation over sixty years ago, the European Union (EU) has become the modern world's greatest "convergence machine", propelling poorer, and newer, member states to become high-income economies, and delivering to its citizens some of the highest living standards and lowest levels of income inequality in the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 123956 MAR 01, 2018

Ridao-Cano,Cristobal; Bodewig,Christian Disclosed

Research digest newsletter Vol. 12 (No. 2) (English)

This issue focuses on India and features the following articles: A Long History of World Bank Research Focusing on India; Looking Back on Two Decades of Poverty and Well-Being in India; For India's Rural Poor, Growing Towns Matter More Than Growing Cities; Weighing the Cost-Effectiveness of Strategies to Reduce Teacher Absence in India; Flies without Borders: Lessons from Chennai on Improving Municipal Public Health Services; Are Invisible Walls Inhibiting Internal Migration in India? ... See More +

Newsletter 123703 FEB 28, 2018

Disclosed

Serbia - Second Health Project : additional financing (English)

The development objective of the Second Health Project for Serbia is to contribute to improving the efficiency and quality of the public health system of the Republic of Serbia through the strengthening of: (i) health financing, purchasing, and maintenance systems; and (ii) quality improvement systems and management of selected priority non‐communicable diseases. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD2705 FEB 27, 2018

Disclosed

India's internal labor migration paradox : the statistical and the real (English)

Internal labor migration rates in India have been largely static and low in recent times compared with those in other countries. This is a cause for concern because internal migration for economic reasons can promote the agglomeration of economic activity in more productive locations and directly contribute to reducing poverty through remittances. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8356 FEB 26, 2018

Nayyar,Gaurav; Kim,Kyoung Yang Disclosed

The state of jobs in post-conflict areas of Sri Lanka (English)

Although Sri Lanka has made significant progress in social and economic development over the past decade, the Northern and Eastern provinces that faced the brunt of the decades-long conflict remain disproportionately poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8355 FEB 26, 2018

Newhouse,David Locke; Silwal,Ani Rudra Disclosed

Myanmar/EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P154389- Myanmar Financial Sector Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP7330 FEB 25, 2018

Swe,Than Than Disclosed

Nicaragua - Integrated Public Provision of Health Care Services Project (English)

The development objective of the Integrated Public Provision of Health Care Services Project for Nicaragua is to extend the coverage and improve the quality of care for the most prevalent health conditions with an emphasis on vulnerable groups. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD2518 FEB 22, 2018

Disclosed

Panama - Support for the National Indigenous Peoples Development Plan Project (English)

The development objective of Support for the National Indigenous Peoples Development Plan Project for Panama is to strengthen: (a) the capacity of Indigenous Authorities and the Borrower to jointly plan and implement development investments for Indigenous Territories; and (b) the delivery of selected public services in those Indigenous Territories, as identified in the National Indigenous Peoples Development Plan. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2503 FEB 15, 2018

Disclosed

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Welfare dynamics in Colombia : results from synthetic panels (English)
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MAY 14, 2018 WPS8441 Policy Research Working Paper
Employment structure and returns to skill in Vietnam : estimates using the labor force survey (English)
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MAR 12, 2018 WPS8364 Policy Research Working Paper
The performance of a consumption augmented asset index in ranking Households and Identifying the Poor (English)
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MAR 08, 2018 WPS8362 Policy Research Working Paper
Analysis of the mismatch between Tanzania household budget survey and national panel survey data in poverty and inequality levels and trends (English)
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MAR 07, 2018 WPS8361 Policy Research Working Paper
The reallocation of district-level spending and natural disasters : evidence from Indonesia (English)
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MAR 06, 2018 WPS8359 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender differences in poverty and household composition through the life-cycle : a global perspective (English)
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MAR 06, 2018 WPS8360 Policy Research Working Paper
"If it's already tough, imagine for me..." a qualitative perspective on youth out of school and out of work in Brazil (English)
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MAR 02, 2018 WPS8358 Policy Research Working Paper
Nepal - Systematic country diagnostic (Vol. 2) : Supplemental annex (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 114659 Systematic Country Diagnostic
How well do we measure non-cognitive skills in developing countries? Initial lessons from STEP skills measurement program (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 123792 Brief
Combining income generation with Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs to cope with severe weather conditions (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 123791 Brief
Growing the space for human rights awareness in Vietnam (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 123984 Brief
Nepal - Systematic country diagnostic : A new approach for a federal Nepal (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 123958 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Growing united : upgrading Europe's convergence machine (Vol. 2) (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 123956 Working Paper
Research digest newsletter Vol. 12 (No. 2) (English)
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FEB 28, 2018 123703 Newsletter
Serbia - Second Health Project : additional financing (English)
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FEB 27, 2018 PAD2705 Project Paper
India's internal labor migration paradox : the statistical and the real (English)
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FEB 26, 2018 WPS8356 Policy Research Working Paper
The state of jobs in post-conflict areas of Sri Lanka (English)
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FEB 26, 2018 WPS8355 Policy Research Working Paper
Myanmar/EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P154389- Myanmar Financial Sector Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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FEB 25, 2018 STEP7330 Procurement Plan
Nicaragua - Integrated Public Provision of Health Care Services Project (English)
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FEB 22, 2018 PAD2518 Project Paper
Panama - Support for the National Indigenous Peoples Development Plan Project (English)
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FEB 15, 2018 PAD2503 Project Appraisal Document