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Poverty rates have declined but vulnerability remains high (English)

According to World Bank estimates from household surveys, the share of people in Africa living on less than $1.90 a day fell from 56 percent in 1990 to 43 percent in 2012. ... See More +

Brief 105630 MAY 01, 2016

Beegle,Kathleen G.; Christiaensen,Luc; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Gaddis,Isis Disclosed

Vietnam - Agricultural modernization transforming Vietnamese agriculture : gaining more for less (English)

Over the past quarter century, Vietnam’s agricultural sector has made enormous progress. Vietnam’s performance in terms of agricultural yields, output, and exports, however, has been more impressive than its gains in efficiency, farmer welfare, and product quality. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS15856 APR 29, 2016

Ledesma,Bernardita Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - Strengthening the Chamber of Accounts of the Kyrgyz Republic Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 105011 APR 21, 2016

Disclosed

Decomposing response errors in food consumption measurement : implications for survey design from a survey experiment in Tanzania (English)

There is wide variation in how consumption is measured in household surveys both across countries and over time. This variation may confound welfare comparisons in part because these alternative survey designs produce consumption estimates that are differentially influenced by contrasting types of survey response error. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7646 APR 19, 2016

Friedman,Jed; Beegle,Kathleen G.; De Weerdt,Joachim; Gibson,John Disclosed

Is living in African cities expensive ? (English)

Although several studies have examined why overall price levels are higher in richer countries, little is known about whether there is a similar relationship at the urban and city level across countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7641 APR 14, 2016

Nakamura,Shohei; Harati,Rawaa; Lall,Somik V.; Dikhanov,Yuri M.; Hamadeh,Nada; Vigil Oliver,William; Rissanen,Marko Olavi; Yamanaka,Mizuki Disclosed

Chad - Shaping adaptive safety nets to address vulnerability (English)

Other Social Protection Study 103560 APR 05, 2016

Disclosed

Future of food : shaping the global food system to deliver improved nutrition and health (English)

Despite significant progress the world continues to bear a triple burden of malnutrition. These three burdens are related, but distinctly different, problems: energy deficiencies (hunger), micronutrient deficiencies (hidden hunger), 3 and excessive net energy intake and unhealthy diets overweight/obesity). ... See More +

Working Paper 104757 APR 01, 2016

Townsend,Robert; Jaffee,Steven M.; Hoberg,Yurie Tanimichi; Htenas,Aira Maria; Shekar,Meera; Hyder,Ziauddin; Gautam,Madhur; Kray,Holger A.; Ronchi,Loraine; Hussain,Sarwat; Elder,Leslie K.; Moses,Eugene Disclosed

Vietnam - Managing Natural Hazards Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 105651 APR 01, 2016

Disclosed

Guinea-Bissau - Second Emergency Food Security Support Project (English)

Ratings for the Second Emergency Food Security Support Project for Guinea-Bissau were as follows: outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3774 MAR 28, 2016

Disclosed

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

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

Newsletter 104308 MAR 15, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

Competitiveness of the Kyrgyz economy in the wake of accession to the Eurasian Customs Union : selected issues and opportunities (English)

This report explores the sectors that will be instrumental for positive CU impact and competitiveness in the medium term. The initial chapter analyzes the gaps and opportunities the Kyrgyz NQI presents for capturing benefits of access to the enlarged common market across sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 104735 MAR 01, 2016

Choi,Jieun; Saez,Juan Sebastian; Portugal Perez,Luis Alberto; Myburgh,Andrew Christopher; Van Der Marel,Erik Leendert; Molinuevo,Martin; Costantino,Lorenzo; Tynaev,Nurlanbek; Osavolyuk,Serhiy; Pasheva,Vanya Russian Disclosed

What explains agricultural price movements ? (English)

After 2005, commodity prices experienced their longest and broadest boom since World War II. Agricultural prices have now come down considerably since their 2011 peak, but are still 40 percent higher in real terms than their 2000 lows. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7589 MAR 01, 2016

Baffes,John; Haniotis,Tassos Disclosed

The revival of the "cash versus food" debate : new evidence for an old quandary ? (English)

The longstanding "cash versus food" debate has received renewed attention in both research and practice. This paper reviews key issues shaping the debate and presents new evidence from randomized and quasi-experimental evaluations that deliberately compare cash and in-kind food transfers in ten developing counties. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7584 FEB 29, 2016

Gentilini,Ugo Disclosed

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

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

Newsletter 104240 FEB 18, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

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

Newsletter 104236 FEB 10, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

Niger - First Adaptable Program Lending Basin Water Resources Development and Sustainable Ecosystems Management Project : INT redacted report (English)

The Niger First Adaptable Program Lending Basin Water Resources Development and Sustainable Ecosystems Management Project aimed to enhance regional coordination among the member countries of the Niger basin, and to promote the development and management of the water resources of the Niger River basin. ... See More +

Board Report 103179 FEB 01, 2016

Disclosed

Is the DCFTA good for Moldova? : analysis of Moldova’s trade options using a dynamic computable general equilibrium model (English)

Moldova’s recent Association Agreement with the European Union (EU), which includes a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), represents an important opportunity, as well as challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 103996 JAN 30, 2016

Disclosed

Liberia - Agriculture and Infrastructure Development Project (English)

Ratings for the Agriculture and Infrastructure Development Project for Liberia were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3544 JAN 26, 2016

Disclosed

Price seasonality in Africa : measurement and extent (English)

Everyone knows about seasonality. But what exactly do we know? This study systematically measures seasonal price gaps at 193 markets for 13 food commodities in seven African countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7539 JAN 22, 2016

Gilbert,Christopher L.; Christiaensen,Luc; Kaminski,Jonathan Disclosed

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; advanced markets; emerging and developing economies in East Asia and Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 103043 JAN 05, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

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Poverty rates have declined but vulnerability remains high (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105630 Brief
Vietnam - Agricultural modernization transforming Vietnamese agriculture : gaining more for less (English)
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APR 29, 2016 AUS15856 Working Paper
Kyrgyz Republic - Strengthening the Chamber of Accounts of the Kyrgyz Republic Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 21, 2016 105011 Procurement Plan
Decomposing response errors in food consumption measurement : implications for survey design from a survey experiment in Tanzania (English)
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APR 19, 2016 WPS7646 Policy Research Working Paper
Is living in African cities expensive ? (English)
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APR 14, 2016 WPS7641 Policy Research Working Paper
Chad - Shaping adaptive safety nets to address vulnerability (English)
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APR 05, 2016 103560 Other Social Protection Study
Future of food : shaping the global food system to deliver improved nutrition and health (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104757 Working Paper
Vietnam - Managing Natural Hazards Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 01, 2016 105651 Procurement Plan
Guinea-Bissau - Second Emergency Food Security Support Project (English)
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MAR 28, 2016 ICR3774 Implementation Completion and Results Report
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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MAR 15, 2016 104308 Newsletter
Competitiveness of the Kyrgyz economy in the wake of accession to the Eurasian Customs Union : selected issues and opportunities (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104735 Working Paper Russian
What explains agricultural price movements ? (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 WPS7589 Policy Research Working Paper
The revival of the "cash versus food" debate : new evidence for an old quandary ? (English)
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FEB 29, 2016 WPS7584 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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FEB 18, 2016 104240 Newsletter
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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FEB 10, 2016 104236 Newsletter
Niger - First Adaptable Program Lending Basin Water Resources Development and Sustainable Ecosystems Management Project : INT redacted report (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103179 Board Report
Is the DCFTA good for Moldova? : analysis of Moldova’s trade options using a dynamic computable general equilibrium model (English)
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JAN 30, 2016 103996 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Liberia - Agriculture and Infrastructure Development Project (English)
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JAN 26, 2016 ICR3544 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Price seasonality in Africa : measurement and extent (English)
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JAN 22, 2016 WPS7539 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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JAN 05, 2016 103043 Newsletter