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Estimating local poverty measures using satellite images : a pilot application to Central America (English)

Several studies have used satellite measures of human activity to complement measures of economic production. This paper builds on those studies by considering satellite measures for improving poverty measures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7329 JUN 23, 2015

Klemens,Ben; Coppola,Andrea; Shron,Max

Estimating the gravity model when zero trade flows are frequent and economically determined (English)

This paper evaluates the performance of alternative estimators of the gravity equation when zero trade flows result from economically-based data-generating processes with heteroscedastic residuals and potentially-omitted variables. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7308 JUN 16, 2015

Martin,William J.; Pham,Cong S.

Kenya - Statistics Program-for-Results Project (English)

Report PID25984 MAY 04, 2015

Yifru,Senait Kassa

Statistics for Results Facility Catalytic Fund (SRF-CF) annual report 2015 (English)

The Statistics for Results Facility (SRF) is a multi-donor supported initiative, funded by the United Kingdom and the Netherlands and managed by the World Bank, to increase the level of investment in statistical systems in developing countries and to improve the effectiveness of support from donors. ... See More +

Annual Report 96854 MAY 01, 2015

Data deprivation : another deprivation to end (English)

The Millennium Development Goal of halving the incidence of extreme poverty from its 1990 level will be achieved in 2015, and the international development community is now moving to a new goal of “ending extreme poverty.” ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7252 APR 28, 2015

Serajuddin,Umar; Uematsu,Hiroki; Wieser,Christina; Yoshida,Nobuo; Dabalen,Andrew L.

Independent evaluation of the Marrakech action plan for statistics : evaluation report (English)

The Marrakesh action plan for statistics (MAPS) was created in 2004 as an important component of an informal partnership whose main goal is to help develop and strengthen national statistical systems through six specific actions with target dates aiming to prepare the way for sustainable improvement in statistical capacity. ... See More +

Working Paper 96525 MAR 01, 2015

Ngo,Brian T.

Analyzing data from a national assessment of educational achievement (English)

This fourth volume of the National Assessment of Educational Achievement series comprises two parts, provides step-by-step details on how to analyze data collected in a national assessment. ... See More +

Publication 94732 FEB 01, 2015

Shiel, Gerry; Cartwright, Fernando; Kellaghan, Thomas [editor]; Greaney, Vincent [editor]

Measuring risk preferences in rural Ethiopia : risk tolerance and exogenous income proxies (English)

Risk-aversion has generally been found to decrease in income. This may lead one to expect that poor countries will be more risk-averse than rich countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7137 DEC 01, 2014

Vieider, Ferdinand M.; Beyene, Abebe; Bluffstone, Randall; Dissanayake, Sahan; Gebreegziabher, Zenebe; Martinsson, Peter; Mekonnen, Alemu

Kyrgyz Republic - Implementation of the National Strategy for Development of Statistics Project (English)

Project Information Document 91125 SEP 19, 2014

Estimating poverty in the absence of consumption data : the case of Liberia (English)

In much of the developing world, the demand for high frequency quality household data for poverty monitoring and program design far outstrips the capacity of the statistics bureau to provide such data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7024 SEP 01, 2014

Dabalen, Andrew; Graham, Errol; Himelein, Kristen; Mungai, Rose

GLS estimation and empirical bayes prediction for linear mixed models with Heteroskedasticity and sampling weights : a background study for the POVMAP project (English)

This note adapts results by Huang and Hidiroglou (2003) on Generalized Least Squares estimation and Empirical Bayes prediction for linear mixed models with sampling weights. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7028 SEP 01, 2014

van der Weide, Roy

Testing weak exogeneity in cointegrated panels (English)

For reason of empirical tractability, analysis of cointegrated economic time series is often developed in a partial setting, in which a subset of variables is explicitly modeled conditional on the rest. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7045 SEP 01, 2014

Moral-Benito, Enrique; Serven, Luis

Updating poverty estimates at frequent intervals in the absence of consumption data : methods and illustration with reference to a middle-income country (English)

Obtaining consistent estimates on poverty over time as well as monitoring poverty trends on a timely basis is a priority concern for policy makers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7043 SEP 01, 2014

Dang, Hai-Anh H.; Lanjouw, Peter F.; Serajuddin, Umar

How survey-to-survey imputation can fail (English)

This paper proposes diagnostics to assess the accuracy of survey-to-survey imputation methods and applies them to examine why imputing from the Household Income and Expenditure Survey into the Labor Force Survey fails to accurately project poverty trends in Sri Lanka between 2006 and 2009. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6961 JUL 01, 2014

Newhouse, D.; Shivakumaran, S.; Takamatsu, S.; Yoshida, N.

Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (English)

This paper proposes a method for estimating distribution functions that are associated with the nested errors in linear mixed models. The estimator incorporates Empirical Bayes prediction while making minimal assumptions about the shape of the error distributions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6962 JUL 01, 2014

Elbers, Chris; van der Weide, Roy

Open data challenges and opportunities for national statistical offices (English)

Open Data initiatives are transforming how governments and other public institutions interact and provide services to their constituents. They increase transparency and value to citizens, reduce inefficiencies and barriers to information, enable data-driven applications that improve public service delivery, and provide public data that can stimulate innovative business opportunities. ... See More +

Working Paper 89383 JUL 01, 2014

South Sudan - Statistical Capacity Building Project (English)

The development objective of the Statistical Capacity Building Project for South Sudan is to strengthen the capacity of statistics producers in South Sudan to produce and disseminate official statistics. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD580 JUN 19, 2014

New coincident and leading indicators for the Lebanese economy (English)

Weak economic statistics in Lebanon impede economic analysis and decision making. This paper presents a new coincident indicator and a leading indicator for the Lebanese economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6950 JUN 01, 2014

Matta, Samer

Ukraine - Development of the State Statistics System for Monitoring the Social and Economic Transformation Project (English)

The overall outcome rating of the Development of the State Statistics System for Monitoring the Social and Economic Transformation Project for Ukraine was judged to be satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2092 MAY 20, 2014

Uganda : identifying and producing core Livestock indicators (English)

Recognizing that any sustainable improvements in agricultural statistics build on close cooperation among major users and suppliers of data, the Uganda Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for joint implementation of data activities. ... See More +

Brief 86441 MAY 01, 2014

Sserugga, Joseph ; Okello, Patrick ; Pica-Ciamarra, Ugo French

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Estimating local poverty measures using satellite images : a pilot application to Central America (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7329 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating the gravity model when zero trade flows are frequent and economically determined (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 WPS7308 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya - Statistics Program-for-Results Project (English)
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MAY 04, 2015 PID25984 Report
Statistics for Results Facility Catalytic Fund (SRF-CF) annual report 2015 (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96854 Annual Report
Data deprivation : another deprivation to end (English)
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APR 28, 2015 WPS7252 Policy Research Working Paper
Independent evaluation of the Marrakech action plan for statistics : evaluation report (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 96525 Working Paper
Analyzing data from a national assessment of educational achievement (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94732 Publication
Measuring risk preferences in rural Ethiopia : risk tolerance and exogenous income proxies (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7137 Policy Research Working Paper
Kyrgyz Republic - Implementation of the National Strategy for Development of Statistics Project (English)
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SEP 19, 2014 91125 Project Information Document
Estimating poverty in the absence of consumption data : the case of Liberia (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7024 Policy Research Working Paper
GLS estimation and empirical bayes prediction for linear mixed models with Heteroskedasticity and sampling weights : a background study for the POVMAP project (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7028 Policy Research Working Paper
Testing weak exogeneity in cointegrated panels (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7045 Policy Research Working Paper
Updating poverty estimates at frequent intervals in the absence of consumption data : methods and illustration with reference to a middle-income country (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7043 Policy Research Working Paper
How survey-to-survey imputation can fail (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6961 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6962 Policy Research Working Paper
Open data challenges and opportunities for national statistical offices (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89383 Working Paper
South Sudan - Statistical Capacity Building Project (English)
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JUN 19, 2014 PAD580 Project Appraisal Document
New coincident and leading indicators for the Lebanese economy (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6950 Policy Research Working Paper
Ukraine - Development of the State Statistics System for Monitoring the Social and Economic Transformation Project (English)
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MAY 20, 2014 ICR2092 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Uganda : identifying and producing core Livestock indicators (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 86441 Brief French