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Do the poor waste cash transfers? (English)

Dozens of countries have implemented cash transfer programs. In at least 20 studies, researchers have measured how people who receive the transfers spend their money. ... See More +

Brief 98627 AUG 01, 2015

Evans,David; Popova,Anna

Self-help groups, savings and social capital : evidence from a field experiment in Cambodia (English)

This paper studies how self-help groups—village-based organizations designed to encourage savings, household production and social cohesion among the poor—can promote economic and social capital. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7382 JUL 29, 2015

Ban,Radu; Gilligan,Michael J.; Rieger,Matthias

Unconditional cash transfers in China : an analysis of the rural minimum living standard guarantee program (English)

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

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7374 JUL 21, 2015

Golan,Jennifer; Sicular,Terry; Umapathi,Nithin

Estimating poverty with panel data, comparably : an example from Jordan (English)

Poverty estimates based on enumeration from a single point in time form the cornerstone for much of the literature on poverty. Households are typically interviewed once about their consumption or income, and their wellbeing is assessed from their responses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7373 JUL 21, 2015

Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Serajuddin,Umar

Poverty and shared prosperity in Brazils metropolitan regions : Taking stock and identifying priorities (English)

In the 20th Century, Brazil rapidly urbanized and is now not only an urban nation but a metropolitan one. Brazils sprawling regioes metropolitanas (metropolitan regions, or RMs, which are municipal clusters) are now home to almost 50 million people and much of the countrys economic vitality. ... See More +

Working Paper 97929 JUL 08, 2015

Rodella,Aude-Sophie

Reaching the poor and vulnerable in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)

Several government and development partner programs employ different approaches to ensure the inclusion of poor and vulnerable areas and people in Myanmar’s development. ... See More +

Working Paper 97964 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva; Okamura,Yuko

Reaching the poor and vulnerable : Key considerations in designing targeting systems (English)

Many countries develop systems to identify the poor and vulnerable in order to direct program resources to these areas and groups, often to ensure their inclusion in social service provision orcommunity development. ... See More +

Working Paper 97963 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva; Okamura,Yuko

Angola - First Fiscal Management Development Policy Financing Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 97880 JUN 30, 2015

The state of social safety nets 2015 (English)

Over the last decade, a policy revolution has been underway in the developing and emerging world. Country after country is systematically providing non-contributory transfers to poor and vulnerable people, in order to protect them against economic shocks and to enable them to invest in themselves and their children. ... See More +

Publication 97882 JUN 29, 2015

Effects of income inequality on aggregate output (English)

This paper estimates the effect of income inequality on real gross domestic product per capita using a panel of 104 countries during the period 1970–2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7317 JUN 22, 2015

Brueckner,Markus; Lederman,Daniel

Toward a new definition of shared prosperity: a dynamic perspective from three countries (English)

This paper proposes a new measure of growth in shared prosperity, based on shifts in population shares of different income groups over time. This measure complements the definition of shared prosperity recently proposed by the World Bank in which income growth of the bottom 40 percent is examined. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7294 JUN 08, 2015

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Lanjouw,Peter F.

Alternative social safety nets in South Sudan : costing and impact on welfare indicators - poverty note (English)

Working Paper 98808 JUN 01, 2015

Pape,Utz Johann; Pontara,Nicola

FYR of Macedonia - Measuring welfare using the Survey of Income and Living Conditions (SILC) (English)

Working Paper 97645 MAY 01, 2015

Cancho,Cesar A.; Markozashvili,Darejani; Dávalos, María E.

Tanzania - Mainland poverty assessment : Executive summary (English)

Since the early 2000s, Tanzania has seen remarkable economic growth and strong resilience to external shocks. Yet these achievements were overshadowed by the slow response of poverty to the growing economy. ... See More +

Poverty Assessment AUS6819 APR 15, 2015

Egypt - Strengthening Social Safety Net Project (English)

Project Information Document PIDA24539 APR 07, 2015

0000A8056

Social protection in fragile and conflict-affected countries : trends and challenges (English)

This study examines the role of social protection programming, and programming design and implementation features, that are prominent in fragile and conflict-affected states. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 96378 APR 01, 2015

Ovadiya,Mirey; Kryeziu,Adea; Masood,Syeda; Zapatero Larrio,Eric

Guinea-Bissau - Country engagement note : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 95292 MAR 24, 2015

Safety nets in Africa : effective mechanisms to reach the poor and most vulnerable (English)

The need for safety nets in Sub-Saharan Africa is vast. In addition to being the world?s poorest region, Sub-Saharan Africa is also one of the most unequal. ... See More +

Publication 94117 JAN 26, 2015

Mills, Bradford [editor]; del Ninno, Carlo [editor] French

Myanmar - Country partnership framework for the period FY15-17 : empowering people for inclusive growth (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (Burmese,English)

This Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Myanmar covers the period FY 2015 to FY 2017. This report will succeed the Myanmar interim strategy note (FY13-14) and be the first full country strategy for Myanmar since 1984. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 95998 JAN 01, 2015

In-work poverty in Poland : diagnosis and possible remedies (English)

In this paper the authors analyze the evolution and the determinants of in-work poverty in Poland, according to three poverty lines: relative, absolute, and the 1998-adjusted poverty line. ... See More +

Working Paper 93693 JAN 01, 2015

Lewandowski, Piotr; Kaminska, Agnieszka

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Do the poor waste cash transfers? (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 98627 Brief
Self-help groups, savings and social capital : evidence from a field experiment in Cambodia (English)
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JUL 29, 2015 WPS7382 Policy Research Working Paper
Unconditional cash transfers in China : an analysis of the rural minimum living standard guarantee program (English)
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JUL 21, 2015 WPS7374 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating poverty with panel data, comparably : an example from Jordan (English)
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JUL 21, 2015 WPS7373 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty and shared prosperity in Brazils metropolitan regions : Taking stock and identifying priorities (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 97929 Working Paper
Reaching the poor and vulnerable in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97964 Working Paper
Reaching the poor and vulnerable : Key considerations in designing targeting systems (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97963 Working Paper
Angola - First Fiscal Management Development Policy Financing Project : chair summary (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 97880 Board Summary
The state of social safety nets 2015 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 97882 Publication
Effects of income inequality on aggregate output (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7317 Policy Research Working Paper
Toward a new definition of shared prosperity: a dynamic perspective from three countries (English)
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JUN 08, 2015 WPS7294 Policy Research Working Paper
Alternative social safety nets in South Sudan : costing and impact on welfare indicators - poverty note (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 98808 Working Paper
FYR of Macedonia - Measuring welfare using the Survey of Income and Living Conditions (SILC) (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 97645 Working Paper
Tanzania - Mainland poverty assessment : Executive summary (English)
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APR 15, 2015 AUS6819 Poverty Assessment
Egypt - Strengthening Social Safety Net Project (English)
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APR 07, 2015 PIDA24539 Project Information Document
Social protection in fragile and conflict-affected countries : trends and challenges (English)
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APR 01, 2015 96378 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Guinea-Bissau - Country engagement note : chair summary (English)
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MAR 24, 2015 95292 Board Summary
Safety nets in Africa : effective mechanisms to reach the poor and most vulnerable (English)
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JAN 26, 2015 94117 Publication French
Myanmar - Country partnership framework for the period FY15-17 : empowering people for inclusive growth (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (Burmese,English)
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JAN 01, 2015 95998 Country Assistance Strategy Document
In-work poverty in Poland : diagnosis and possible remedies (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93693 Working Paper