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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

Sri Lanka - Local Development Support Project : environment assessment : Environment and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Local Development Support Project for Sri Lanka is to strengthen local government responsiveness in improving services to meet community priorities, which will be implemented during 2019 to 2024. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG4113 MAR 07, 2018

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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

Romania - Ploiesti-Brasov Motorway Preparation Project : Final Terms of Reference for the Resettlement Policy Framework (English)

The development objective of the Ploiesti-Brasov Motorway Preparation Project for Romania is to strengthen the capabilities of Romania’s national road sector to sustainably implement and finance major projects. ... See More +

Board Report 124029 MAR 05, 2018

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Romania - Ploiesti-Brasov Motorway Preparation Project : Final Terms of Reference for Preparation of an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (English)

The development objective of the Ploiesti-Brasov Motorway Preparation Project for Romania is to strengthen the capabilities of Romania’s national road sector to sustainably implement and finance major projects. ... See More +

Board Report 124028 MAR 05, 2018

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Central African Republic - Second State Consolidation Development Program (English)

Program Information Document 123892 MAR 02, 2018

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"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

Partnering with indigenous peoples to improve engagement in World Bank projects (English)

The World Bank is committed to ensuring the development process fully respects the dignity, economies, and cultures of indigenous peoples. The indigenous peoples’ policy is a key part of the World Bank’s environmental and social safeguards, however, engagement by World Bank projects and programs can be improved based on broader knowledge of how to apply indigenous peoples’ rights. ... See More +

Brief 123963 MAR 01, 2018

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Transcript of oral history interview with Pieter P. Bottelier held on January 7, 11 and 19, 1993 (English)

On January 7, 11 and 19, 1993, Pieter P. Bottelier was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by John P. Lewis, Richard Webb and Devesh Kapur. ... See More +

Transcript 124189 MAR 01, 2018

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Findings of the Mozambique water supply, sanitation, and hygiene poverty diagnostic (English)

The Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Poverty Diagnostic in Mozambique is part of a global initiative to improve the evidence base on the linkages between WASH, human development, and poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper 124162 MAR 01, 2018

Borja-Vega,Christian; Murrell,Kim E.; Kullmann,Craig Phillip; Raha,Shomikho; Srivastava,Vivek; Andres,Luis Alberto; Skilling,Heather; Luengas Sierra,Pavel Disclosed

Risk and vulnerability in the Pacific (English)

Vulnerability significantly compounds hardship in the Pacific. More than twenty percent of people in most Pacific Island Countries (PIC) live in hardship, meaning they are unable to meet their basic food and nonfood needs. ... See More +

Brief 123790 MAR 01, 2018

Sharma,Manohar 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

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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

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

Systematic Country Diagnostic 123958 MAR 01, 2018

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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

Geo-spatial modeling of access to water and sanitation in Nigeria (English)

The paper presents the development and implementation of a geo-spatial model for mapping populations' access to specified types of water and sanitation services in Nigeria. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8357 FEB 28, 2018

Andres,Luis Alberto; Bhatt,Samir; Dasgupta,Basab; Echenique,Juan A.; Gething,Peter William; Grabinsky Zabludovsky,Jonathan; Joseph,George 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

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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
Sri Lanka - Local Development Support Project : environment assessment : Environment and social management framework (English)
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MAR 07, 2018 SFG4113 Environmental Assessment
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
Romania - Ploiesti-Brasov Motorway Preparation Project : Final Terms of Reference for the Resettlement Policy Framework (English)
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MAR 05, 2018 124029 Board Report
Romania - Ploiesti-Brasov Motorway Preparation Project : Final Terms of Reference for Preparation of an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (English)
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MAR 05, 2018 124028 Board Report
Central African Republic - Second State Consolidation Development Program (English)
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MAR 02, 2018 123892 Program Information Document
"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
Partnering with indigenous peoples to improve engagement in World Bank projects (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 123963 Brief
Transcript of oral history interview with Pieter P. Bottelier held on January 7, 11 and 19, 1993 (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 124189 Transcript
Findings of the Mozambique water supply, sanitation, and hygiene poverty diagnostic (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 124162 Working Paper
Risk and vulnerability in the Pacific (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 123790 Brief
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
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
Geo-spatial modeling of access to water and sanitation in Nigeria (English)
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FEB 28, 2018 WPS8357 Policy Research Working Paper
Research digest newsletter Vol. 12 (No. 2) (English)
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FEB 28, 2018 123703 Newsletter