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Statement by Mr. Daniel Kablan Duncan at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by H.E. Sommai Phasee at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. His speech focuses primarily on the reports related to the topics appearing on the agenda for our October 11, 2014 meeting, namely: promoting shared prosperity in an unequal world: key challenges and the Role of the World Bank Group; global monitoring report 2014: growth, poverty, and shared prosperity; update on the Implementation of the Gender Equality Agenda at the World Bank Group (2013-2014); and macroeconomic developments in low-income developing countries: 2014 report. ... See More +

Board Report 91387 OCT 11, 2014

Duncan, Daniel Kablan

Statement by Luis Videgaray Caso at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Luis Videgaray Caso, Secretary of Finance and Public Credit at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 91379 OCT 11, 2014

Statement by Anton Siluanov at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Anton Siluanov at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. He discusses about the Russia supports the World Bank's efforts to make the goal of shared prosperity a cornerstone of its activities. ... See More +

Board Report 91388 OCT 11, 2014

Siluanov, Anton

Statement by Mr. Koen Geens at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Koen Geens, Minister of Finance of Belgium at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 91404 OCT 11, 2014

Statement by Mr. Axel Kicillof at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Axel Kicillof, Minister of Economy and Public Finances at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 91408 OCT 11, 2014

The second wave of independence : shopping for solutions (English)

In the 21st century, many developing countries will become emerging markets and will no longer be in need of the carrot-and-stick approach to development assistance most prevalent today: development financing made available conditional on certain policies and interventions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7069 OCT 01, 2014

Gaarder, Marie M.; Bartsch, Ulrich

Poland - Poverty & shared prosperity at a glance (English)

This brief on Poland displays the trends, performance, demographics, contributors, and national data related to poverty and prosperity development. ... See More +

Brief 91487 SEP 08, 2014

Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (English)

The paper assesses the impact of overall inequality, as well as inequality among the poor and among the rich, on the growth rates along various percentiles of the income distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6963 JUL 01, 2014

van der Weide, Roy; Milanovic, Branko

The return of "patrimonial capitalism" : review of Thomas Piketty's capital in the 21st century (English)

The paper provides a detailed review of Thomas Piketty's book "Capital in the 21st century." It focuses on the new contributions of the book, and in particular on its unified treatment of economic growth, functional income distribution, and concentration of personal income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6974 JUL 01, 2014

Milanovic, Branko

How useful is inequality of opportunity as a policy construct ? (English)

The academic literature on equality of opportunity has burgeoned. The concepts and measures have begun to be used by policy institutions, including in specific sectors such as health and education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6980 JUL 01, 2014

Kanbur, Ravi; Wagstaff, Adam

Regional economic impact analysis of high speed rail in China (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (Chinese)

This report reflects a two-stage work flow designed to fulfill the research objectives: stage one defined the methodology, and stages two tested this methodology and transferred the know-how to the China Railway Corporation and its consultants through case studies. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS9734 JUN 25, 2014

Ollivier, Gerald; Ying Jin; Bullock, Richard; Runze Yu; Nanyan Zhou English

Income support for the poorest : a review of experience in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)

Most countries in the world aspire to protect poorest and most vulnerable families from destitution and thus provide some type of income support to those who are very poor. ... See More +

Publication 89068 JUN 24, 2014

Tesliuc, Emil; Pop, Lucian; Grosh, Margaret; Yemtsov, Ruslan

Peru - Second Social Inclusion Development Policy Loan Program (English)

Program Information Document AB7592 JUN 12, 2014

Inequality of opportunity and economic growth : a cross-country analysis (English)

Income differences arise from many sources. While some kinds of inequality, caused by effort differences, might be associated with faster economic growth, other kinds, arising from unequal opportunities for investment, might be detrimental to economic progress. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6915 JUN 01, 2014

Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Lakner, Christoph; Lugo, Maria Ana; Ozler, Berk

Fiscal adjustment and income inequality : sub-national evidence from Brazil (English)

The paper combines state-level fiscal data with household survey data to assess the links between sub-national fiscal policy and income inequality in Brazil over the period 1995-2011. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6945 JUN 01, 2014

Azevedo, Joao Pedro; David, Antonio C.; Bastos, Fabiano Rodrigues; Pineda, Emilio

Social assistance and labor market programs in Latin America : methodology and key findings from the social protection database (English)

How much do countries spend on social protection? Do social protection programs cover all poor people? And, how well are they targeted? It is notoriously hard to find comprehensive cross-country data on social protection programs which can help answer such questions and allow to benchmark social protection systems. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88769 JUN 01, 2014

Cerutti, Paula; Fruttero, Anna; Grosh, Margaret; Kostenbaum, Silvana; Oliveri, Maria Laura; Rodriguez Alas, Claudia P.; Strokova, Victoria

China economic update (Chinese)

China's economic growth is gradually slowing as the structural transformation of the economy continues. Output grew by 7.7 percent in 2013, matching its 2012 growth rate and exceeding the government's 7.5 percent indicative target. ... See More +

Working Paper 88538 JUN 01, 2014

Smits, Karlis; Hu, Bingjie; Luo, Binglie; Ollero, Tony; Vashakmadze, Ekaterine; Rohland, Klaus; Shetty, Sudhir; Hoftman, Bert; Goh, Chorching English

Per capita income guidelines for operational purposes (English)

The per capita Gross National Income (GNI) guidelines covering the Civil Works Preference, International Development Association (IDA) eligibility, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) terms and the initiation of IBRD graduation process are updated every year, based on the annual rate of change of the SDR-deflator. ... See More +

Board Report 88385 MAY 27, 2014

Cash transfers and temptation goods : a review of global evidence (English)

Cash transfers have been demonstrated to improve education and health outcomes and alleviate poverty in various contexts. However, policy makers and others often express concern that poor households will use transfers to buy alcohol, tobacco, or other "temptation goods." ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6886 MAY 01, 2014

Evans, David K.; Popova, Anna

Updating the poverty estimates in Serbia in the absence of micro data : a microsimulation approach (English)

The continued poverty impact of the financial crisis in Serbia is difficult to establish beyond 2010 because of the lack of survey data. This paper tackles this difficulty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6889 MAY 01, 2014

Cojocaru, Alexandru; Olivieri, Sergio

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Statement by Mr. Daniel Kablan Duncan at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91387 Board Report
Statement by Luis Videgaray Caso at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91379 Board Report
Statement by Anton Siluanov at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91388 Board Report
Statement by Mr. Koen Geens at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91404 Board Report
Statement by Mr. Axel Kicillof at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91408 Board Report
The second wave of independence : shopping for solutions (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7069 Policy Research Working Paper
Poland - Poverty & shared prosperity at a glance (English)
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SEP 08, 2014 91487 Brief
Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6963 Policy Research Working Paper
The return of "patrimonial capitalism" : review of Thomas Piketty's capital in the 21st century (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6974 Policy Research Working Paper
How useful is inequality of opportunity as a policy construct ? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6980 Policy Research Working Paper
Regional economic impact analysis of high speed rail in China (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (Chinese)
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JUN 25, 2014 ACS9734 Working Paper English
Income support for the poorest : a review of experience in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUN 24, 2014 89068 Publication
Peru - Second Social Inclusion Development Policy Loan Program (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 AB7592 Program Information Document
Inequality of opportunity and economic growth : a cross-country analysis (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6915 Policy Research Working Paper
Fiscal adjustment and income inequality : sub-national evidence from Brazil (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6945 Policy Research Working Paper
Social assistance and labor market programs in Latin America : methodology and key findings from the social protection database (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88769 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
China economic update (Chinese)
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JUN 01, 2014 88538 Working Paper English
Per capita income guidelines for operational purposes (English)
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MAY 27, 2014 88385 Board Report
Cash transfers and temptation goods : a review of global evidence (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6886 Policy Research Working Paper
Updating the poverty estimates in Serbia in the absence of micro data : a microsimulation approach (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6889 Policy Research Working Paper