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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

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

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

Living on the edge : vulnerability to poverty and public transfers in Mexico (English)

Social policy in Mexico has focused on identifying and supporting chronically poor households. Yet, Mexico has a significant number of households that are just above the poverty line who are not eligible, by definition, for antipoverty programs and are at risk of falling back into poverty in the event of an economic crisis or shocks like loss of employment and natural disasters. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7165 JAN 01, 2015

de la Fuente, Alejandro; Ortiz-Juarez, Eduardo; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos

Left behind : chronic poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean - overview (English)

By most measures, the 2000s were one of the most impressive decades for economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). With the exception of 2009, the region’s gross domestic product per capita grew consistently at an average rate of 2.5 percent between 2000 and 2012. ... See More +

Working Paper 94701 JAN 01, 2015

Vakis, Renos; Rigolini, Jamele; Lucchetti, Leonardo Spanish

Closing the gap : the state of social safety nets 2015 (English)

Today’s world of social safety nets (SSNs) is rich, but complex and multifaceted: an average developing country now has about 20 SSN programs in place. ... See More +

Brief 95783 JAN 01, 2015

Left behind : chronic poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean - overview : Los olvidados : pobreza cronica en America Latina y el Caribe - resumen ejecutivo (Spanish)

By most measures, the 2000s were one of the most impressive decades for economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). With the exception of 2009, the region’s gross domestic product per capita grew consistently at an average rate of 2.5 percent between 2000 and 2012. ... See More +

Working Paper 94701 JAN 01, 2015

Vakis, Renos; Rigolini, Jamele; Lucchetti, Leonardo English

Bangladesh - Income Support Program for the Poorest Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 93330 DEC 16, 2014

Who remained in poverty, who moved up, and who fell down ? an investigation of poverty dynamics in Senegal in the late 2000s (English)

Poverty estimates based on cross-section data provide static snapshots of poverty rates. Although a time series of cross-section data can offer some insights into poverty trends, it does not allow for an assessment of dynamics at the household level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7141 DEC 01, 2014

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Lanjouw,Peter F.; Swinkels,Robertus Antonius

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

World Bank Group activities in situations of conflict and violence (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 +

IEG Approach Paper 92722 NOV 06, 2014

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

Twinning the goals : how can promoting shared prosperity help to reduce global poverty ? (English)

In 2013, the World Bank adopted two goals: First, reduce global extreme poverty to 3 percent by 2030. Second, promote shared prosperity defined as the income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population within a country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7106 NOV 01, 2014

Lakner, Christoph; Negre, Mario; Prydz, Espen Beer

Honduras - Fiscal Sustainability and Enhanced Social Protection Project (English)

Program Information Document AB7666 OCT 31, 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

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

Chen,Shaohua; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Kraay,Aart C.; Lanjouw,Peter F.; Meyer,Christian Johannes; Negre Rossignoli,Mario; Prydz,Espen Beer; Vakis,Renos; Wethli,Ruth Kyla Dolny

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 01, 2014

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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
In-work poverty in Poland : diagnosis and possible remedies (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93693 Working Paper
Living on the edge : vulnerability to poverty and public transfers in Mexico (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7165 Policy Research Working Paper
Left behind : chronic poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean - overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94701 Working Paper Spanish
Closing the gap : the state of social safety nets 2015 (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 95783 Brief
Left behind : chronic poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean - overview : Los olvidados : pobreza cronica en America Latina y el Caribe - resumen ejecutivo (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2015 94701 Working Paper English
Bangladesh - Income Support Program for the Poorest Project : chair summary (English)
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DEC 16, 2014 93330 Board Summary
Who remained in poverty, who moved up, and who fell down ? an investigation of poverty dynamics in Senegal in the late 2000s (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7141 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
World Bank Group activities in situations of conflict and violence (English)
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NOV 06, 2014 92722 IEG Approach 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
Twinning the goals : how can promoting shared prosperity help to reduce global poverty ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7106 Policy Research Working Paper
Honduras - Fiscal Sustainability and Enhanced Social Protection Project (English)
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OCT 31, 2014 AB7666 Program Information Document
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
Cyprus - Poverty shared prosperity at a glance (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91474 Brief