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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

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 Bankapos;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 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

The return of quot;patrimonial capitalismquot; : review of Thomas Pikettyapos;s capital in the 21st century (English)

The paper provides a detailed review of Thomas Pikettyapos;s book quot;Capital in the 21st century.quot; 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

Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) annual report 2014 : expanding influence (English)

In FY14 IEG delivered seven major evaluations, two country program evaluations (CPEs), the annual Results and Performance Report, and 47 Project Performance Assessment Reports (PPARs) on World Bank operations. ... See More +

Annual Report 92478 JUN 30, 2014

Regional economic impact analysis of high speed rail in China : 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

China economic update (Chinese)

Chinaapos;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 governmentapos;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

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

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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
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
The return of quot;patrimonial capitalismquot; : review of Thomas Pikettyapos;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
Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) annual report 2014 : expanding influence (English)
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JUN 30, 2014 92478 Annual Report
Regional economic impact analysis of high speed rail in China : 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
China economic update (Chinese)
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JUN 01, 2014 88538 Working Paper English
Fiscal adjustment and income inequality : sub-national evidence from Brazil (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6945 Policy Research Working Paper