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Inequality of outcomes and inequality of opportunity in Tanzania (English)

The paper investigates the structure and dynamics of consumption inequality and inequality of opportunity in Tanzania. The analysis covers the period 2001 to 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7260 MAY 11, 2015

Belghith,Nadia Belhaj Hassine; Zeufack,Albert G.

Measuring inequality from top to bottom (English)

This paper presents a new methodology to measure inequality that optimally combines household survey information and tax records to construct a complete income distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7237 APR 13, 2015

Diaz Bazan,Tania Valeria

Equality of opportunity : theory and evidence (English)

Building on earlier work by political philosophers, economists have recently sought to define a concept of equity that accommodates the fairness of reward to individual responsibility and effort, while allowing for the existence of some inequalities which are unfair and should be compensated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7217 MAR 20, 2015

Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Peragine,Vito

Uruguay - Systematic country diagnostic : information notice (English)

CAS Public Information Note 95117 MAR 16, 2015

Liberia : does giving people the chance to work reduce conflict and boost peace? (English)

The evaluation found that the program successfully shifted high-risk men from criminal activities into farming. Graduates earned more money than their counterparts who weren’t enrolled in the program, spent less time in illegal work and were less likely to consider fighting as mercenaries in neighboring conflicts. ... See More +

Working Paper 94711 MAR 01, 2015

Global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America and Caribbean. ... See More +

Newsletter 95098 FEB 27, 2015

Report on self-evaluation systems (ROSES 2016) (English)

Self-evaluation systems are mechanisms for learning and mid-course correction that can help the WBG deliver its strategic goals and become a Solutions Bank that is focused on addressing complex development problems. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 95189 FEB 24, 2015

Tanzania - Can conditional cash transfers encourage safer sexual behavior? (English)

Conditional cash transfer programs are often used to encourage poor families to take young children for regular health check-ups and enroll them in school decision making. ... See More +

Brief 96105 JAN 01, 2015

Party age and party color : new results on the political economy of redistribution and inequality (English)

This paper advances research on inequality with unique, new data on income distribution in 61 countries, including 20 Latin American countries, to explore the effects of political parties on redistribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7129 DEC 01, 2014

Keefer, Philip; Milanovic, Branko

Inequality stagnation in Latin America in the aftermath of the global financial crisis (English)

Over the past decade (2003-12), Latin America has experienced strong income growth and a notable reduction in income inequality, with the regions Gini coefficient falling from 55.6 to 51.8. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7146 DEC 01, 2014

Cord, Louise; Barriga Cabanillas, Oscar; Lucchetti, Leonardo; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos; Sousa, Liliana D.; Valderrama, Daniel

Should income inequality be reduced and who should benefit ? redistributive preferences in Europe and Central Asia (English)

This paper examines support for reducing inequality and for income redistribution to specific groups in Europe and Central Asia. The paper uses the Life in Transition Survey to analyze cross-country differences in redistributive preferences and the determinants of individual-level differences in such preferences. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7097 NOV 01, 2014

Cojocaru, Alexandru; Diagne, Mame Fatou

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 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 Banks 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 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 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

Turkey - Do job training programs help people find jobs? (English)

Jobs are critical to ending the cycle of poverty because they give people the opportunity to support themselves and their families. Policymakers focused on helping people move into the workforce often turn to vocational training and retraining programs. ... See More +

Brief 92255 OCT 01, 2014

Marcus, Aliza [editor]; Berman, Daphna

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. ... See More +

Newsletter 91099 JUL 24, 2014

Chen, Derek; Kambou, Gerard; Kim, Eung Ju

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

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Inequality of outcomes and inequality of opportunity in Tanzania (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 WPS7260 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring inequality from top to bottom (English)
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APR 13, 2015 WPS7237 Policy Research Working Paper
Equality of opportunity : theory and evidence (English)
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MAR 20, 2015 WPS7217 Policy Research Working Paper
Uruguay - Systematic country diagnostic : information notice (English)
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MAR 16, 2015 95117 CAS Public Information Note
Liberia : does giving people the chance to work reduce conflict and boost peace? (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94711 Working Paper
Global daily economic news (English)
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FEB 27, 2015 95098 Newsletter
Report on self-evaluation systems (ROSES 2016) (English)
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FEB 24, 2015 95189 IEG Approach Paper
Tanzania - Can conditional cash transfers encourage safer sexual behavior? (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 96105 Brief
Party age and party color : new results on the political economy of redistribution and inequality (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7129 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality stagnation in Latin America in the aftermath of the global financial crisis (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7146 Policy Research Working Paper
Should income inequality be reduced and who should benefit ? redistributive preferences in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7097 Policy Research Working Paper
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 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 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 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
Turkey - Do job training programs help people find jobs? (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92255 Brief
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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JUL 24, 2014 91099 Newsletter
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