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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

A measured approach to ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity : concepts, data, and the twin goals (English)

Although poverty reduction has been a mainstay of its work for decades, the World Bank has for the first time, committed to a specific poverty reduction target to guide its work. ... See More +

Publication 91350 OCT 08, 2014

Jolliffe, Dean; Lanjouw Peter; Chen, Shaohua; Kraay, Aart; Meyer, Christian; Negre, Mario; Prydz, Espen; Vakis, Renos; Wethli, Kyla

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

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

Brief 91492 SEP 08, 2014

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

Slovak Republic - Poverty & shared prosperity at a glance (English)

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

Brief 91491 SEP 08, 2014

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

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

Brief 91483 SEP 08, 2014

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

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

Brief 91482 SEP 08, 2014

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

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

Brief 91477 SEP 08, 2014

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

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

Brief 91478 SEP 08, 2014

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

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

Brief 91475 SEP 08, 2014

Czech Republic - Poverty & shared prosperity at a glance (English)

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

Brief 91473 SEP 08, 2014

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

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

Brief 91474 SEP 08, 2014

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

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

Brief 91472 SEP 08, 2014

Understanding changes in poverty (English)

Understanding Changes in Poverty brings together different methods to decompose the contributions to poverty reduction. A simple approach quantifies the contribution of changes in demographics, employment, earnings, public transfers, and remittances to poverty reduction. ... See More +

Publication 80248 AUG 12, 2014

Inchauste, Gabriela ; Pedro Azevedo, João ; Essama-Nssah, B. ; Olivieri, Sergio ; Van Nguyen, Trang ; Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime, Winkler, Hernan

Aid is good for the poor : Aid is good for the poor (English)

Aid is good for the poor. This paper uses detailed aid data spanning 60 developing countries over the past two decades to show that social aid significantly and directly benefits the poorest in society, while economic aid increases the income of the poor through growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6998 AUG 01, 2014

Hirano, Yumeka; Otsubo, Shigeru

Eradicating poverty in fragile states: prospects of reaching the "high-hanging" fruit by 2030 (English)

As the world approaches the target year of the Millennium Development Goals and passes into the new, post-2015 era, the development community has made a call for a new international development goal of eradication of extreme poverty by 2030. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7002 AUG 01, 2014

Burt, Alison; Hughes, Barry; Milante, Gary

Any guarantees? : China's rural minimum living standard guarantee program (English)

This paper examines China's rural minimum living standard guarantee (dibao) program, one of the largest targeted transfer schemes in the world. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 90030 AUG 01, 2014

Golan, Jennifer; Sicular, Terry; Umapathi, Nithin

World Bank Group activities in situations of conflict and violence : an IEG evaluation (English)

Fragility, conflict, and violence are at the heart of the World Bank Group strategy to attain the twin goals of ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 91313 JUL 23, 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

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

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
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
A measured approach to ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity : concepts, data, and the twin goals (English)
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OCT 08, 2014 91350 Publication
Slovenia - Poverty & shared prosperity at a glance (English)
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SEP 08, 2014 91492 Brief
Poland - Poverty & shared prosperity at a glance (English)
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SEP 08, 2014 91487 Brief
Slovak Republic - Poverty & shared prosperity at a glance (English)
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SEP 08, 2014 91491 Brief
Lithuania - Poverty & shared prosperity at a glance (English)
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SEP 08, 2014 91483 Brief
Latvia - Poverty & shared prosperity at a glance (English)
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SEP 08, 2014 91482 Brief
Greece - Poverty & shared prosperity at a glance (English)
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SEP 08, 2014 91477 Brief
Hungary - Poverty & shared prosperity at a glance (English)
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SEP 08, 2014 91478 Brief
Estonia - Poverty & shared prosperity at a glance (English)
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SEP 08, 2014 91475 Brief
Czech Republic - Poverty & shared prosperity at a glance (English)
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SEP 08, 2014 91473 Brief
Cyprus - Poverty & shared prosperity at a glance (English)
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SEP 08, 2014 91474 Brief
Bulgaria - Poverty & shared prosperity at a glance (English)
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SEP 08, 2014 91472 Brief
Understanding changes in poverty (English)
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AUG 12, 2014 80248 Publication
Aid is good for the poor : Aid is good for the poor (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS6998 Policy Research Working Paper
Eradicating poverty in fragile states: prospects of reaching the "high-hanging" fruit by 2030 (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7002 Policy Research Working Paper
Any guarantees? : China's rural minimum living standard guarantee program (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90030 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
World Bank Group activities in situations of conflict and violence : an IEG evaluation (English)
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JUL 23, 2014 91313 Working Paper
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
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