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El Salvador - Income Support and Employability Project (English)

Ratings for the Income Support and Employability Project for El Salvador were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3976 FEB 22, 2017

Disclosed

Bangladesh - Income Support Program for The Poorest Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 108740 SEP 01, 2016

Disclosed

The varying income effects of weather variation : initial insights from rural Vietnam (English)

To estimate the impact of weather on rural income changes over time, this study combines data from the panel subsample of the latest Vietnam Household Living Standard Surveys 2010, 2012, and 2014 and gridded weather data from the Climate Research Unit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7764 JUL 25, 2016

Narloch,Ulf Gerrit Disclosed

Is inequality underestimated in Egypt ? evidence from house prices (English)

Household income surveys often fail to capture top incomes which leads to an underestimation of income inequality. A popular solution is to combine the household survey with data from income tax records, which has been found to result in significant upward corrections of inequality estimates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7727 JUN 22, 2016

Van Der Weide,Roy; Lakner,Christoph; Ianchovichina,Elena Disclosed

Transitioning from low-income growth to high-income growth : is there a middle-income trap? (English)

Is there a “middle-income trap”? Theory suggests that the determinants of growth at low and high income levels may be different. If countries struggle to transition from growth strategies that are effective at low income levels to growth strategies that are effective at high income levels, they may stagnate at some middle income level; this phenomenon can be thought of as a “middle-income trap.” ... See More +

Journal Article 113004 MAY 01, 2016

J. Bulman,David; Eden,Maya; Nguyen,Ha Minh Disclosed

Earnings premiums and penalties for self-employment and informal employees around the world (English)

This paper examines the earnings premiums associated with different types of employment in 73 countries. Workers are divided into four categories: non-professional own-account workers, employers and own-account professionals, informal wage employees, and formal wage employees. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7530 JAN 07, 2016

Gindling,T. H.; Mossaad,Nadwa; Newhouse,David Locke Disclosed

Vietnam - Medium Cities Development Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement plan for Ha Nam Province (English)

The development objective of the Medium Cities Development Project for Vietnam is to increase access to improved urban infrastructure services in three selected medium sized cities, Lao Cai, Phu Ly, and Vinh, in a sustainable and efficient manner. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG1541 NOV 24, 2015

Nguyen,Phuong Thu Disclosed

Egypt, Arab Republic of - Country partnership framework for the period FY2015-19 (English)

The World Bank Group (WBG) Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Egypt for FY15-19 has been prepared at an important juncture in Egypt’s history to support transformational changes to the economic and social space. ... See More +

Working Paper 94554 NOV 20, 2015

Disclosed

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 645 : allocation of FY15 net income (English)

On October 9, 2015, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors adopted resolution number six hundred and forty-five. ... See More +

Board Report 100909 OCT 09, 2015

Disclosed

A decade of declining earnings inequality in the Russian Federation (English)

Wage inequality decreased significantly in the Russian Federation over the 2000s. The economic expansion experienced throughout the decade led to an improvement in social indicators, with a large reduction in poverty rates and an increase in higher education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7392 AUG 13, 2015

Calvo,Paula Andrea; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe; Posadas,Josefina Disclosed

Inequality stagnation in Latin America in the aftermath of the global financial crisis (English)

Over the past decade (2003-12), Latin America has experienced strong income growth and a notable reduction in income inequality, with the region's Gini coefficient falling from 55.6 to 51.8. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7146 DEC 01, 2014

Cord, Louise; Barriga Cabanillas, Oscar; Lucchetti, Leonardo; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos; Sousa, Liliana D.; Valderrama, Daniel Disclosed

Wage rigidity and disinflation in emerging countries (English)

This paper examines the consequences of rapid disinflation for downward wage rigidities in two emerging countries, Brazil and Uruguay. Although wage rigidities are altered by disinflation, in neither of the two countries does price stability eliminate frictions in wage-setting mechanisms. ... See More +

Journal Article 92928 JAN 01, 2014

Messina, Julian; Sanz-de-Galdeano, Anna Disclosed

Is workfare cost-effective against poverty in a poor labor-surplus economy? (English)

Workfare schemes impose work requirements on beneficiaries. This has seemed an attractive idea for self-targeting transfers to poor people. This incentive argument does not imply, however, that workfare is more cost-effective against poverty than even poorly-targeted options, given hidden costs of participation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6673 OCT 01, 2013

Murgai, Rinku; Ravallion, Martin; van de Walle, Dominique Disclosed

Middle-income traps : a conceptual and empirical survey (English)

In recent years, the term "middle-income trap" has entered common parlance in the development policy community. The term itself often has not been precisely defined in the incipient literature. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6594 SEP 01, 2013

Im, Fernando Gabriel; Rosenblatt, David Disclosed

Public service pay in Cambodia : the challenges of salary reform (English)

Cambodia's public servants receive low salaries. Despite fiscal constraints, the Government has attempted to improve matters by applying across-the-board 20 percent annual increases in basic salaries for several years. ... See More +

Brief 83087 SEP 01, 2013

Disclosed

Audit Committee : minutes of meeting held on Friday, August 2, 2013 (English)

Minutes 81639 AUG 02, 2013

Disclosed

Top incomes and the measurement of inequality in Egypt (English)

By all accounts, income inequality in Egypt is low and had been declining during the decade that preceded the 2011 revolution. As the Egyptian revolution was partly motivated by claims of social injustice and inequalities, this seems at odds with a low level of income inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6557 AUG 01, 2013

Hlasny, Vladimir; Verme, Paolo Disclosed

Inequality in China : an overview (English)

This paper provides an overview of research on income inequality in China over the period of economic reform. It presents the results of two main sources of evidence on income inequality and, assisted by various decompositions, explains the reasons income inequality has increased rapidly and the Gini coefficient is now almost 0.5. ... See More +

Journal Article 112509 JUL 18, 2013

Knight,John B Disclosed

Trends in developing country trade 1980-2010 (English)

This paper reviews trends and patterns in developing countries' trade from 1980 to 2010. During the 30-year span, world trade expanded rapidly, especially in developing countries in the last decade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6334 JAN 01, 2013

Michalopoulos, Constantine; Ng, Francis Disclosed

Global income inequality by the numbers : in history and now --an overview-- (English)

The paper presents an overview of calculations of global inequality, recently and over the long-run as well as main controversies and political and philosophical implications of the findings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6259 NOV 01, 2012

Milanovic, Branko Disclosed

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El Salvador - Income Support and Employability Project (English)
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FEB 22, 2017 ICR3976 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Bangladesh - Income Support Program for The Poorest Project : procurement plan (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 108740 Procurement Plan
The varying income effects of weather variation : initial insights from rural Vietnam (English)
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JUL 25, 2016 WPS7764 Policy Research Working Paper
Is inequality underestimated in Egypt ? evidence from house prices (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 WPS7727 Policy Research Working Paper
Transitioning from low-income growth to high-income growth : is there a middle-income trap? (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 113004 Journal Article
Earnings premiums and penalties for self-employment and informal employees around the world (English)
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JAN 07, 2016 WPS7530 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Medium Cities Development Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement plan for Ha Nam Province (English)
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NOV 24, 2015 SFG1541 Resettlement Plan
Egypt, Arab Republic of - Country partnership framework for the period FY2015-19 (English)
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NOV 20, 2015 94554 Working Paper
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 645 : allocation of FY15 net income (English)
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OCT 09, 2015 100909 Board Report
A decade of declining earnings inequality in the Russian Federation (English)
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AUG 13, 2015 WPS7392 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality stagnation in Latin America in the aftermath of the global financial crisis (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7146 Policy Research Working Paper
Wage rigidity and disinflation in emerging countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 92928 Journal Article
Is workfare cost-effective against poverty in a poor labor-surplus economy? (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6673 Policy Research Working Paper
Middle-income traps : a conceptual and empirical survey (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6594 Policy Research Working Paper
Public service pay in Cambodia : the challenges of salary reform (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 83087 Brief
Audit Committee : minutes of meeting held on Friday, August 2, 2013 (English)
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AUG 02, 2013 81639 Minutes
Top incomes and the measurement of inequality in Egypt (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6557 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality in China : an overview (English)
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JUL 18, 2013 112509 Journal Article
Trends in developing country trade 1980-2010 (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 WPS6334 Policy Research Working Paper
Global income inequality by the numbers : in history and now --an overview-- (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 WPS6259 Policy Research Working Paper