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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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Working Paper 101567 OCT 01, 2015

Poverty in a rising Africa : overview (English)

Poverty in a Rising Africa discusses the data challenges faced when measuring poverty and inequality in Africa. The report also systematically reviews the measures of poverty and inequality in both monetary and nonmonetary dimensions. ... See More +

Working Paper 100260 OCT 01, 2015

Beegle,Kathleen G.; Christiaensen,Luc; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Gaddis,Isis

Drivers of poverty reduction in Lao PDR (English)

Poverty declined gradually in Lao Peoples Democratic Republic (PDR) over the past decade. Estimates from the Lao expenditure and consumption surveys (LECS) show that poverty declined from 33.5 percent in 2002-3 to 23.2 percent in 2012-13. ... See More +

Working Paper 101566 OCT 01, 2015

Pimhidzai,Obert

Africa - Resilience Development Policy Operation Project (English)

Program Information Document 99909 SEP 29, 2015

Poverty and legal problems in Jordan : defining the relationship (English)

Jordanian citizens are no exception - a household survey conducted in Jordan in 2011 found that roughly 20 percent of families had a member experience a legal problem in the previous five years. ... See More +

Brief 99730 SEP 01, 2015

Prettitore,Paul Scott

Effectiveness of targeting mechanisms utilized in social protection programs in Bolivia (English)

As part of the 2006-2011 National Development Plan, the Plurinational State of Bolivia launched two cash transfer programs and one youth labor training program aimed at promoting the accumulation of households’ human capital: the Juancito Pinto Educational Grant, the Juana Azurduy Mother-Child Grant, and my first decent job. ... See More +

Working Paper 100363 SEP 01, 2015

Apella,Ignacio Raul; Blanco, Gastón

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 Brazil's 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. Brazil's sprawling regioes metropolitanas (metropolitan regions, or RMs, which are municipal clusters) are now home to almost 50 million people and much of the country's economic vitality. ... See More +

Working Paper 97929 JUL 08, 2015

Rodella,Aude-Sophie

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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
Poverty in a rising Africa : overview (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100260 Working Paper
Drivers of poverty reduction in Lao PDR (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 101566 Working Paper
Africa - Resilience Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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SEP 29, 2015 99909 Program Information Document
Poverty and legal problems in Jordan : defining the relationship (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 99730 Brief
Effectiveness of targeting mechanisms utilized in social protection programs in Bolivia (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 100363 Working Paper
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 Brazil's metropolitan regions : Taking stock and identifying priorities (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 97929 Working Paper