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Looking back on two decades of poverty and well-being in India (English)

This paper provides an overview of poverty and well-being trends in India since the mid-1990s. Poverty reduction since 2005 has been much faster than the earlier decade, as a result of broad-based growth across most geographic areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7626 APR 07, 2016

Narayan,Ambar; Murgai,Rinku Disclosed

A slowdown in social gains (English)

The current economic slowdown resulted in social gains in Latin America and the Caribbean that were weaker in 2014 than in previous years. In particular, the growth of the middle class - which was one of the key successes during the years of the commodity boom - came almost to a halt. ... See More +

Brief 104750 APR 01, 2016

Spanish, Portuguese Disclosed

Estimating international poverty lines from comparable national thresholds (English)

World Bank's international poverty line of $1.90/day, at 2011 purchasing power parity, is based on a collection of national poverty lines, which were originally used to set the international poverty line of $1.25/day at 2005 purchasing power parity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7606 MAR 17, 2016

Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Prydz,Espen Beer Disclosed

Why did poverty decline in India ? a nonparametric decomposition exercise (English)

This paper uses panel data to analyze factors that contributed to the rapid decline in poverty in India between 2005 and 2012. The analysis employs a nonparametric decomposition method that measures the relative contributions of different components of household livelihoods to observed changes in poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7602 MAR 15, 2016

Balcazar Salazar,Carlos Felipe; Desai,Sonal; Murgai,Rinku; Narayan,Ambar Disclosed

Welfare dynamics with synthetic panels : the case of the Arab world in transition (English)

This paper studies welfare dynamics, especially changes associated with middle-class status in countries in the Middle East and North Africa, before and after the Arab Spring transitions, using objective and subjective welfare measures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7595 MAR 10, 2016

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Ianchovichina,Elena Disclosed

Knowledge externalities from poverty mapping in the European Union (English)

The Poverty Mapping in the European Union (EU) project, an initiative of the World Bank and European Commission (EC) in cooperation with EU member states, has developed a set of high-resolution poverty maps by using information from recent national population censuses and household income surveys to estimate the rates of monetary poverty for small policies at the national and sub-national levels in each of the EU member states. ... See More +

Brief 104008 MAR 01, 2016

Disclosed

Growth, urbanization, and poverty reduction in India (English)

Longstanding development issues are revisited in the light of a newly-constructed data set of poverty measures for India spanning 60 years, including 20 years since reforms began in earnest in 1991. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7568 FEB 17, 2016

Datt,Gaurav; Ravallion,Martin; Murgai,Rinku Disclosed

Poverty and welfare in Sri Lanka : recent progress and remaining challenges (English)

The poverty assessment (PA) is a key instrument of the World Bank’s country engagement strategy. This is designed to assess the extent and causes of poverty in Sri Lanka and to propose a strategy to ameliorate its effects. ... See More +

Brief 103936 FEB 05, 2016

Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Poverty and welfare : recent progress and remaining challenges (English)

Analysis of Sri Lanka’s recent progress in reducing poverty and inequality is directly relevant to the new government’s development agenda. The newly sworn-in president ran for election on a platform that featured, among other goals, inclusive growth and support to the agricultural sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 103281 JAN 01, 2016

Newhouse,David Locke; Suarez Becerra,Pablo; Doan,Dung Thi Thuy Disclosed

Africa - Sudan Social Safety Net Project (English)

Project Information Document 102657 DEC 29, 2015

Disclosed

Unpacking the MPI : a decomposition approach of changes in multidimensional poverty headcounts (English)

Multidimensional measures of poverty have become standard as complementary indicators of poverty in many countries. Multidimensional poverty calculations typically comprise three indices: the multidimensional headcount, the average deprivation share among the poor, and the adjusted headcount ratio. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7514 DEC 14, 2015

Pérez Pérez,Jorge Eduardo; Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos; Trujillo,Jose Daniel; Valderrama,Daniel Disclosed

Appraising cross-national income inequality databases : an introduction (English)

In response to a growing interest in comparing inequality levels and trends across countries, several cross-national inequality databases are now available. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7489 NOV 12, 2015

Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Lustig,Nora-451471; Teles,Daniel Chaim Disclosed

Environmental reliance, climate exposure, and vulnerability : a cross-section analysis of structural and stochastic poverty (English)

This paper analyzes environmental reliance, poverty, and climate vulnerability among more than 7,300 households in forest adjacent communities in 24 developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7474 NOV 05, 2015

Angelsen,Arild; Dokken,Therese Disclosed

Afghanistan - Poverty status update : Overview (English)

Afghanistan’s per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew at an average annual rate of 6.9 percent during that period. In contrast, in 2007-08, 36 percent of Afghans were poor, and four years later, still, more than one in three Afghans did not have the buying power to satisfy their basic food and non-food needs. ... See More +

Working Paper 100638 NOV 04, 2015

Dari Disclosed

Indonesia's rising divide : why inequality is rising, why it matters and what can be done (English)

Rising inequality is creating an Indonesia that is more divided than ever before. Fifteen years of sustained economic growth in Indonesia have helped to reduce poverty and create a growing middle class. ... See More +

Working Paper 101668 NOV 01, 2015

Bahasa (Indonesian) Disclosed

Taxes and public spending in Indonesia : who pays and who benefits? (English)

Inequality in Indonesia is rising rapidly. During the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis, poverty rosesharply, while the Gini measure of inequality fell, as the richest were the hardest hit. ... See More +

Working Paper 101667 NOV 01, 2015

Disclosed

A perceived divide : how Indonesians perceive inequality and what they want done about it (English)

Inequality in Indonesia is rising and a recent survey suggests that Indonesians are growing increasingly concerned. The Gini coefficient in Indonesia has increased sharply over the past 15 years, increasing from 30 in 2000 to 41 in 2013. ... See More +

Working Paper 101664 NOV 01, 2015

Indrakesuma,Taufik Ramadhan; Janz,Edgar; Wai-Poi,Matthew Grant Disclosed

Climate and disaster resilience of greater Dhaka area : a micro level analysis (English)

Megacity Dhaka encounters various kinds of natural disasters quite frequently owing to its geographical location and a number of other physical and environmental conditions including low topography, land characteristics, multiplicity of rivers and the monsoon climate. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 101066 NOV 01, 2015

Disclosed

Understanding poverty reduction in Sri Lanka : evidence from 2002 to 2012/13 (English)

This paper quantifies the contributions to poverty reduction observed in Sri Lanka between 2002 and 2012/13. The methods adopted for the analysis generate entire counterfactual distributions to account for the contributions of demographics, labor, and non-labor incomes in explaining poverty reduction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7446 OCT 19, 2015

Ceriani,Lidia; Inchauste Comboni,Maria Gabriela; Olivieri,Sergio Daniel Disclosed

Lao PDR poverty policy notes : drivers of poverty reduction in Lao PDR (English)

Working Paper 101567 OCT 01, 2015

Disclosed

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Looking back on two decades of poverty and well-being in India (English)
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APR 07, 2016 WPS7626 Policy Research Working Paper
A slowdown in social gains (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104750 Brief Spanish, Portuguese
Estimating international poverty lines from comparable national thresholds (English)
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MAR 17, 2016 WPS7606 Policy Research Working Paper
Why did poverty decline in India ? a nonparametric decomposition exercise (English)
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MAR 15, 2016 WPS7602 Policy Research Working Paper
Welfare dynamics with synthetic panels : the case of the Arab world in transition (English)
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MAR 10, 2016 WPS7595 Policy Research Working Paper
Knowledge externalities from poverty mapping in the European Union (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104008 Brief
Growth, urbanization, and poverty reduction in India (English)
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FEB 17, 2016 WPS7568 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty and welfare in Sri Lanka : recent progress and remaining challenges (English)
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FEB 05, 2016 103936 Brief
Sri Lanka - Poverty and welfare : recent progress and remaining challenges (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103281 Working Paper
Africa - Sudan Social Safety Net Project (English)
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DEC 29, 2015 102657 Project Information Document
Unpacking the MPI : a decomposition approach of changes in multidimensional poverty headcounts (English)
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DEC 14, 2015 WPS7514 Policy Research Working Paper
Appraising cross-national income inequality databases : an introduction (English)
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NOV 12, 2015 WPS7489 Policy Research Working Paper
Environmental reliance, climate exposure, and vulnerability : a cross-section analysis of structural and stochastic poverty (English)
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NOV 05, 2015 WPS7474 Policy Research Working Paper
Afghanistan - Poverty status update : Overview (English)
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NOV 04, 2015 100638 Working Paper Dari
Indonesia's rising divide : why inequality is rising, why it matters and what can be done (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 101668 Working Paper Bahasa (Indonesian)
Taxes and public spending in Indonesia : who pays and who benefits? (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 101667 Working Paper
A perceived divide : how Indonesians perceive inequality and what they want done about it (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 101664 Working Paper
Climate and disaster resilience of greater Dhaka area : a micro level analysis (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 101066 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Understanding poverty reduction in Sri Lanka : evidence from 2002 to 2012/13 (English)
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OCT 19, 2015 WPS7446 Policy Research Working Paper
Lao PDR poverty policy notes : drivers of poverty reduction in Lao PDR (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 101567 Working Paper