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Hybrid survey to improve the reliability of poverty statistics in a cost-effective manner (English)

This paper studies the benefits, in terms of reliability and frequency of poverty statistics, of conducting a hybrid survey that collects non-consumption data from all surveyed households and consumption data from only a small subsample. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6909 JUN 01, 2014

Ahmed, Faizuddin; Dorji, Cheku; Takamatsu, Shinya; Yoshida, Nobuo

CATA meets IMPOV: a unified approach to measuring financial protection in health (English)

Up to now catastrophic and impoverishing payments have been seen as two alternative approaches to measuring financial protection in health. Building on the previous literature, the authors propose a unified methodology in which impoverishing and catastrophic payments are mutually exclusive outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6861 MAY 01, 2014

Wagstaff, Adam; Eozenou, Patrick Hoang-Vu

Does energy consumption respond to price shocks ? evidence from a regression-discontinuity design (English)

This paper exploits unique features of a recently introduced tariff schedule for natural gas in Buenos Aires to estimate the short-run impact of price shocks on residential energy utilization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6785 FEB 01, 2014

Bastos, Paulo; Castro, Lucio; Cristia, Julian; Scartascini, Carlos

Political budget cycles and the organization of political parties (English)

This paper introduces a new explanation for political budget cycles: politicians have stronger incentives to increase spending around elections in the presence of younger political parties. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6654 OCT 01, 2013

Hanusch, Marek; Keefer, Philip

ICP 2011 global preliminary results : ninth technical advisory group meeting (September 25-27, 2013) (English)

This report presents tabular data on the following topics: parities; price level; expenditure shares (nominal); per capita expenditures (nominal); expenditure shares (real); per capita expenditures (real); country expenditure shares (nominal); expenditures (nominal); country expenditure shares (real); expenditures (real); per capita expenditures; expenditures (nominal); per capita relative expenditures (nominal); per capita relative expenditures (real); parities diagnostics; nominal expenditure shares diagnostics; and per capita expenditures (real). ... See More +

Working Paper 90787 SEP 27, 2013

Dikhanov, Yuri

Reference PPPs (English)

This report is a product of the ninth meeting of the Technical Advisory Group held in Washington, DC from September 25 to 27, 2013. This report is an operational guide based on the ICP Book chapter on Reference PPPs. ... See More +

Working Paper 90789 SEP 27, 2013

Romand, Virginia

Brazil - Gender bias in intrahousehold allocation : evidence from an unintentional experiment (English)

This brief summarizes the gender bias in intrahousehold allocation: evidence from an unintentional experiment in Brazil. The program started in 2001. ... See More +

Brief 81325 AUG 14, 2013

Braido, Luis; Olinto, Pedro; Perrone, Helena

The impact of a conditional cash transfer program on consumption in Colombia (English)

The brief summarizes the impact of a conditional cash transfer Program on Consumption in Colombia. The program originally began in 2001 and was funded by the IDB to last for 3 years. ... See More +

Brief 81497 AUG 14, 2013

Attanasio, Orazio; Mesnard, Alice

Mexico - The impact of PROGRESA on food consumption (English)

The brief summarizes the impact of Programa de Educacion, Salud y Alimentacion (PROGRESA) on food consumption in Mexico. The program started in 1997 and still exists today. ... See More +

Brief 81503 AUG 14, 2013

Hoddinott, John; Skoufias, Emmanuel

Explaining the last consumption boom-bust cyclein Ireland : the role of news and noise shocks (English)

The objective of the paper is to explain the last boom and bust in consumption in Ireland by the failure of consumers to correctly distinguish permanent changes in productivity from temporary changes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6525 JUN 01, 2013

Diaz Sanchez, Jose Luis

Risk sharing and internal migration (English)

Over the past two decades, more than half the population in rural Tanzania migrated within the country, profoundly changing the nature of traditional institutions such as informal risk sharing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6429 APR 01, 2013

Hirvonen, Kalle; De Weerdt, Joachim

What does variation in survey design reveal about the nature of measurement errors in household consumption ? : What does variation in survey design reveal about the nature of measurement errors in household consumption ? (English)

This paper uses data from eight different consumption questionnaires randomly assigned to 4,000 households in Tanzania to obtain evidence on the nature of measurement errors in estimates of household consumption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6372 FEB 01, 2013

Gibson, John; Beegle, Kathleen; De Weerdt, Joachim; Friedman, Jed

Violent conflicts and displacement in Central Mindanao : challenges to recovery and development (Vol. 2 of 2) : Key findings (English)

The study is a general population survey and did not specifically target Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) areas or communities. A random sample of barangays was conducted proportionate to the population size using a list of all barangays within the study area of Central Mindanao. ... See More +

Working Paper 68178 APR 20, 2012

Vinck, Patrick

The role of emerging-market economy demand during the post-2005 boom (English)

The post-2005 commodity price boom took place when most emerging-market economies (EMs) were experiencing strong and sustained economic growth, prompting numerous commentators to argue that a structural shift in the demand for commodities by emerging countries had occurred. ... See More +

Working Paper 71266 APR 12, 2012

Baffes, John

Fiscal multipliers over the growth cycle : evidence from Malaysia (English)

This paper explores the stabilisation properties of fiscal policy in Malaysia using a model incorporating nonlinearities into the dynamic relationship between fiscal policy and real economic activity over the growth cycle. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5982 MAR 01, 2012

Rafiq, Sohrab; Zeufack, Albert

Subjective perceptions of the impact of the global economic crisis in Europe and Central Asia : the household perspective (English)

This paper analyzes the subjective impact of the global economic crisis on households in Europe and Central Asia and relates subjective impacts to consumption, actual shocks, and coping strategies, using the 2010 Life in Transition Survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5995 MAR 01, 2012

Zaidi, Salman; Bidani, Benu; Fatou Diagne, Mame

Violent conflicts and displacement in Central Mindanao : challenges to recovery and development (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main Report (English)

The study is a general population survey and did not specifically target Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) areas or communities. A random sample of barangays was conducted proportionate to the population size using a list of all barangays within the study area of Central Mindanao. ... See More +

Working Paper 68178 DEC 01, 2011

Vinck, Patrick

Net expenditure of residents abroad (English)

The issue of how to treat the basic heading for net expenditure of residents abroad arose as part of the discussion at the inaugural INAG meeting in Washington in February 2011. ... See More +

Working Paper 90620 APR 19, 2011

International Comparison Program (ICP) - Ensuring the consistency of national accounts for the ICP (English)

One of the issues that emerged from the 2005 ICP round was the lack of consistency in the national accounts between some countries. Even though virtually all countries claimed to be compiling their national accounts in accordance with either the 1968 or 1993 SNA, it became obvious that there were some significant discrepancies between some countries’ accounts because their estimates did not fully cover everything in some important basic headings. ... See More +

Working Paper 90520 FEB 17, 2011

Methods of household consumption measurement through surveys : experimental results from Tanzania (English)

Consumption expenditure has long been the preferred measure of household living standards. However, accurate measurement is a challenge and household expenditure surveys vary widely across many dimensions, including the level of reporting, the length of the reference period, and the degree of commodity detail. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5501 DEC 01, 2010

Gibson, John; Beegle, Kathleen; De Weerdt, Joachim; Friedman, Jed

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Hybrid survey to improve the reliability of poverty statistics in a cost-effective manner (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6909 Policy Research Working Paper
CATA meets IMPOV: a unified approach to measuring financial protection in health (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6861 Policy Research Working Paper
Does energy consumption respond to price shocks ? evidence from a regression-discontinuity design (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6785 Policy Research Working Paper
Political budget cycles and the organization of political parties (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6654 Policy Research Working Paper
ICP 2011 global preliminary results : ninth technical advisory group meeting (September 25-27, 2013) (English)
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SEP 27, 2013 90787 Working Paper
Reference PPPs (English)
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SEP 27, 2013 90789 Working Paper
Brazil - Gender bias in intrahousehold allocation : evidence from an unintentional experiment (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81325 Brief
The impact of a conditional cash transfer program on consumption in Colombia (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81497 Brief
Mexico - The impact of PROGRESA on food consumption (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81503 Brief
Explaining the last consumption boom-bust cyclein Ireland : the role of news and noise shocks (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6525 Policy Research Working Paper
Risk sharing and internal migration (English)
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APR 01, 2013 WPS6429 Policy Research Working Paper
What does variation in survey design reveal about the nature of measurement errors in household consumption ? : What does variation in survey design reveal about the nature of measurement errors in household consumption ? (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 WPS6372 Policy Research Working Paper
Violent conflicts and displacement in Central Mindanao : challenges to recovery and development (Vol. 2 of 2) : Key findings (English)
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APR 20, 2012 68178 Working Paper
The role of emerging-market economy demand during the post-2005 boom (English)
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APR 12, 2012 71266 Working Paper
Fiscal multipliers over the growth cycle : evidence from Malaysia (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 WPS5982 Policy Research Working Paper
Subjective perceptions of the impact of the global economic crisis in Europe and Central Asia : the household perspective (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 WPS5995 Policy Research Working Paper
Violent conflicts and displacement in Central Mindanao : challenges to recovery and development (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main Report (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 68178 Working Paper
Net expenditure of residents abroad (English)
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APR 19, 2011 90620 Working Paper
International Comparison Program (ICP) - Ensuring the consistency of national accounts for the ICP (English)
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FEB 17, 2011 90520 Working Paper
Methods of household consumption measurement through surveys : experimental results from Tanzania (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 WPS5501 Policy Research Working Paper