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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

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 worlds natural resources. ... See More +

Working Paper 95768 APR 01, 2015

The quest for subsidy reforms in Libya (English)

Shortly before the 2011 Libyan revolution, consumers subsidies were rapidly increased by the regime in an effort to reduce social discontent. In the aftermath of the revolution, these subsidies became important for peoples subsistence, but also a very heavy burden for the state budget. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7225 MAR 30, 2015

Araar,Abdelkrim; Choueiri,Nada; Verme,Paolo

Disaster Risk Financing in Panama : protecting people, economy and international markets (English)

In 2005, Panama became the first country to develop a National Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. This was a result of Panamas financial system and economic assets being increasingly at risk to natural hazards like extreme weather events and seismic activity. ... See More +

Brief 94762 MAR 01, 2015

The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia : results from a high frequency cell phone survey (English)

As of February 18, 2015 Liberia has reported over 9,000 cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), and 3,900 deaths. Since the previous round of data collection, in December 2014, Liberia continues to show progress toward getting to zero cases, and in the 21 days leading up to January 28, there were only 20 confirmed cases nationally, down from 92 in the 21 days ending on December 31, 2014, and a high of 546 in late August and early September. ... See More +

Working Paper 94518 FEB 24, 2015

Himelein, Kristen; Kastelic, Jonathan

Africa - First Phase of the West Africa Regional Fisheries Program Project (English)

The development objective of the First Phase of the West Africa Regional Fisheries Program (WARFP) Project for Africa is to strengthen governance and management of targeted fisheries and improve handling of landed catch at selected sites. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD261 FEB 23, 2015

Djibouti - Poverty and social impact analysis : strengthening safety nets in Djibouti (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)

This Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) is part of a broader dialogue on energy tax reform and strengthening social safety nets in Djibouti. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS7544 FEB 19, 2015

Brodmann, Stefanie; Coulombe, Harold; Bacon, Robert; Caillava, Ines Rodriguez; Elzir, Angela French

DECPG daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in and Europe and Central Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 95092 FEB 18, 2015

Chen, Derek; Kida, Mizuho; Kim, Eung Ju

Djibouti - Poverty and social impact analysis : strengthening safety nets in Djibouti (Vol. 2) : Resume analytique (French)

This Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) is part of a broader dialogue on energy tax reform and strengthening social safety nets in Djibouti. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS7544 FEB 16, 2015

Brodmann, Stefanie; Coulombe, Harold; Bacon, Robert; Caillava, Ines Rodriguez; Elzir, Angela English

Safety nets in Africa : effective mechanisms to reach the poor and most vulnerable (English)

The need for safety nets in Sub-Saharan Africa is vast. In addition to being the world?s poorest region, Sub-Saharan Africa is also one of the most unequal. ... See More +

Publication 94117 JAN 26, 2015

del Ninno, Carlo [editor]; Mills, Bradford [editor]

DECPG daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in East Asia and Pacific, and Europe and Central Asia. ... See More +

Newsletter 94219 JAN 13, 2015

Chen, Derek; Kida, Mizuho; Kim, Eung Ju

The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia : results from a high frequency cell phone survey round three (English)

The economic impact of Ebola survey is a high frequency cell phone survey designed to monitor the socio-economic impacts of the ongoing Ebola crisis in Liberia. ... See More +

Working Paper 94509 JAN 12, 2015

Himelein,Kristen; Kastelic,Jonathan G.

One dish meals of South Asia (English)

Brief 93609 JAN 01, 2015

Papua New Guinea Additional Financing for the Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (English)

The majority of Papua New Guineas population lives in rural areas, largely dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods. Coffee and cocoa are the main cash crops, with half of the countrys total workforce involved in their production, processing, and sale. ... See More +

Brief 93513 JAN 01, 2015

Nouve, Kofi

Community Resilience to Climate and Disaster Risk in Solomon Islands Project (CRISP) (English)

Solomon Islands is at high risk to natural hazards. Located in the Pacific Ring of Fire and within the cyclone belt, it is one of the 20 countries in the world most vulnerable to economic risk exposure caused by geological, hydrological and climatic hazards. ... See More +

Brief 93515 JAN 01, 2015

Jordy, Denis Jean-Jacques

Food and nutrition security in tribal and backwards areas in India (English)

Malnutrition is one of Indias most serious and persistent problems. While nutrition outcomes across India are poor, they are typically worse in tribal and backward areas. ... See More +

Brief 93528 JAN 01, 2015

Indonesia - Nutrition at a glance (English)

Malnutrition is responsible for nearly half (45 percent) of all deaths in children under five. Children who are undernourished between conception and age two are at high risk for impaired cognitive development, which adversely affects the country’s productivity and growth. ... See More +

Brief 93680 JAN 01, 2015

Competition in Kenyan markets and its impact on income and poverty : a case study on sugar and maize (English)

This paper investigates the link between competitive, well-functioning food markets and consumer welfare. The paper explores two key food markets in Kenya -- sugar and maize -- and argues that a variety of factors conspire to distort market prices upward. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7179 JAN 01, 2015

Argent, Jonathan; Begazo, Tania

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Are we confusing poverty with preferences ? (English)
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APR 23, 2015 WPS7247 Policy Research Working Paper
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
The quest for subsidy reforms in Libya (English)
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MAR 30, 2015 WPS7225 Policy Research Working Paper
Disaster Risk Financing in Panama : protecting people, economy and international markets (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94762 Brief
Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Project : procurement plan : Ke hoach dau thau (English,Vietnamese)
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MAR 01, 2015 95303 Procurement Plan
The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia : results from a high frequency cell phone survey (English)
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FEB 24, 2015 94518 Working Paper
Africa - First Phase of the West Africa Regional Fisheries Program Project (English)
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FEB 23, 2015 PAD261 Project Appraisal Document
Djibouti - Poverty and social impact analysis : strengthening safety nets in Djibouti (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)
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FEB 19, 2015 AUS7544 Working Paper French
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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FEB 18, 2015 95092 Newsletter
Djibouti - Poverty and social impact analysis : strengthening safety nets in Djibouti (Vol. 2) : Resume analytique (French)
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FEB 16, 2015 AUS7544 Working Paper English
Safety nets in Africa : effective mechanisms to reach the poor and most vulnerable (English)
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JAN 26, 2015 94117 Publication
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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JAN 13, 2015 94219 Newsletter
The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia : results from a high frequency cell phone survey round three (English)
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JAN 12, 2015 94509 Working Paper
One dish meals of South Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93609 Brief
Papua New Guinea Additional Financing for the Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93513 Brief
Community Resilience to Climate and Disaster Risk in Solomon Islands Project (CRISP) (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93515 Brief
Food and nutrition security in tribal and backwards areas in India (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93528 Brief
Indonesia - Nutrition at a glance (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93680 Brief
Competition in Kenyan markets and its impact on income and poverty : a case study on sugar and maize (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7179 Policy Research Working Paper