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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

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

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

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

Testing new approaches to mapping livestock variables in Uganda : integrating census and survey data (English)

There is evidence that livestock provide a multitude of livelihood services to farm households. They are a source of food, cash income, draught power and hauling services, saving and insurance, dung, and social capital. ... See More +

Brief 86440 MAY 01, 2014

Azzarri, Carlo ; Cross, Elisabeth French

Statistics for Results Facility Catalytic Fund (SRF-CF) annual report 2014 (English)

The report describes the Statistics for Results Facility (SRF) and Catalytic Fund (CF) approach, highlights the key findings and recommendations of the SRF Evaluation carried out during the second half of 2013, presents progress of the pilot activities over the period May 2013-May 2014, discusses developments in the SRF Results Framework, and defines the next steps for the SRF. ... See More +

Annual Report 88365 MAY 01, 2014

Trust Fund for statistical capacity building, annual progress report : April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014 (English)

This report covers the activities of the Trust Fund for the 12 months, from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014 and sets out how future activities are expected to change to meet the requirements of BAPS. ... See More +

Annual Report 88510 MAY 01, 2014

Re-re-reply to quot;the impact of microcredit on the poor in Bangladesh : revisiting the evidencequot; (English)

quot;The Impact of Microcredit on the Poor in Bangladesh: Revisiting the Evidence,quot; by David Roodman and Jonathan Morduch (2014) (henceforth RM) is the most recent of a sequence of papers and web postings that seeks to refute the findings of the Pitt and Khandker (1998; henceforth PK) article quot;The Impact of Group-Based Credit on Poor Households in Bangladesh: Does the Gender of Participants Matter? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6801 MAR 01, 2014

Pitt, Mark M.

Report of the World Bank on the international comparison program (English)

This report provides the Commission with a comprehensive update on the status of the implementation of the 2011 round of the International Comparison Program (ICP), with specific emphasis on the activities that took place from November 2012 - November 2013. ... See More +

Working Paper 91002 MAR 01, 2014

Quality assurance framework for the 2011 International Comparison Program (English)

This report is a product of the Executive Boards meeting of the International Comparison Program (ICP) held in New York on February 21, 2010. The ICP quality assurance framework (QAF) is derived from the IMF-DQAF, which is the Data Quality Assessment Framework that has been developed by the International Monetary Fund. ... See More +

Working Paper 90206 FEB 21, 2014

Urban Transport Data Analysis Tool (UT-DAT) : userapos;s manual (English)

The urban population in the developing world is expected to more than double by the middle of the twenty-first century, from 2.3 billion in 2005 to 5.3 billion in 2050. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 90042 JAN 01, 2014

Agarwal, O. P.; Padam, Gouthami; Bahuguna, Aroha; Pena, Salvador

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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
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
Testing weak exogeneity in cointegrated panels (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7045 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
Testing new approaches to mapping livestock variables in Uganda : integrating census and survey data (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 86440 Brief French
Statistics for Results Facility Catalytic Fund (SRF-CF) annual report 2014 (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88365 Annual Report
Trust Fund for statistical capacity building, annual progress report : April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014 (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88510 Annual Report
Re-re-reply to quot;the impact of microcredit on the poor in Bangladesh : revisiting the evidencequot; (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6801 Policy Research Working Paper
Report of the World Bank on the international comparison program (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 91002 Working Paper
Quality assurance framework for the 2011 International Comparison Program (English)
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FEB 21, 2014 90206 Working Paper
Urban Transport Data Analysis Tool (UT-DAT) : userapos;s manual (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 90042 ESMAP Paper