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Evidence from a randomized evaluation of the household welfare impacts of conditional and unconditional cash transfers given to mothers or fathers (English)

This study conducted a randomized control trial in rural Burkina Faso to estimate the impact of alternative cash transfer delivery mechanisms on education, health, and household welfare outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7730 JUN 27, 2016

Disclosed

Crime and persistent punishment : a long-run perspective on the links between violence and chronic poverty in Mexico (English)

The relationship between violence and chronic poverty has been studied mostly in the context of war or long-term episodes of conflict. In contrast to previous studies, this paper explores whether violence that does not include the shattering of infrastructure impacts the chance that poverty may remain chronic. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7706 JUN 16, 2016

Martinez-Cruz, Adan L.; Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos Disclosed

Uttar pradesh - Poverty, growth and inequality (English)

This brief has the analysis of poverty, growth and inequality in Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India and is home to 200 million people, 60 million of who are poor. ... See More +

Brief 105884 MAY 20, 2016

Disclosed

Odisha - Poverty, growth and inequality (English)

This brief has the analysis of poverty, growth and inequality in Odisha, India. Odisha is the eleventh most populous state in India and home to 42 million people. ... See More +

Brief 105874 MAY 20, 2016

Disclosed

Jharkhand : poverty, growth and inequality (English)

This brief talks about poverty, growth and inequality in Jharkhand, India. Jharkhand is the fourteenth most populous state in India and home to 33 million people, 13 million of who are poor. ... See More +

Brief 105854 MAY 20, 2016

Disclosed

India’s poverty profile snapshot 2012 (English)

This report presents graphical and tabular presentation of poverty; demographics; main sources of income; household consumption expenditure; assets and education; and services. ... See More +

Brief 106318 MAY 20, 2016

Disclosed

Chhattisgarh poverty, growth, and inequality (English)

Chhattisgarh is India’s 18th most populous state and home to 26 million people, 10 million of who are poor. The state has the highest poverty rate in the country. ... See More +

Brief 105848 MAY 20, 2016

Disclosed

Madhya Pradesh poverty, growth, and inequality (English)

Madhya Pradesh is the fifth most populous state in India and home to 73 million people. Poverty in Madhya Pradesh was similar to the national average in 1994, but since then poverty reduction has lagged the rest of the country. ... See More +

Brief 105861 MAY 20, 2016

Disclosed

Rajasthan - Poverty, growth and inequality (English)

Rajasthan is the 7th most populous state in India, home to 69 million people of whom 10 million are poor. Since 2005, the state has made tremendous progress in poverty reduction supported by faster growth that had a stronger than usual impact on poverty reduction. ... See More +

Brief 105877 MAY 20, 2016

Disclosed

Bihar - Poverty, growth and inequality (English)

Bihar is the 3rd most populous state in India. It is home to over 100 million people, 36 million of whom are poor. Bihar is one of the faster growing Low Income States. ... See More +

Brief 105842 MAY 20, 2016

Disclosed

Trust in government and support for redistribution (English)

In many countries safety nets consist predominantly of universal subsidies on food and fuel. A key question for policy makers willing to shift to targeted safety nets is under what conditions middle-class citizens would be supportive of redistributive programs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7675 MAY 16, 2016

Silva,Joana C. G.; Morgandi,Matteo; Levin,Victoria Disclosed

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

Tunisia - Poverty assessment (English)

Tunisia emerges today the only success story of the Arab Spring revolution that swept the Arab world five years ago. This poverty assessment seeks to learn from the pre and post revolution periods with a view of avoiding the repetition of past mistakes in the future. ... See More +

Working Paper 104913 MAR 01, 2016

Cuesta Leiva,Jose Antonio 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

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Evidence from a randomized evaluation of the household welfare impacts of conditional and unconditional cash transfers given to mothers or fathers (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 WPS7730 Policy Research Working Paper
Crime and persistent punishment : a long-run perspective on the links between violence and chronic poverty in Mexico (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 WPS7706 Policy Research Working Paper
Uttar pradesh - Poverty, growth and inequality (English)
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MAY 20, 2016 105884 Brief
Odisha - Poverty, growth and inequality (English)
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MAY 20, 2016 105874 Brief
Jharkhand : poverty, growth and inequality (English)
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MAY 20, 2016 105854 Brief
India’s poverty profile snapshot 2012 (English)
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MAY 20, 2016 106318 Brief
Chhattisgarh poverty, growth, and inequality (English)
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MAY 20, 2016 105848 Brief
Madhya Pradesh poverty, growth, and inequality (English)
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MAY 20, 2016 105861 Brief
Rajasthan - Poverty, growth and inequality (English)
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MAY 20, 2016 105877 Brief
Bihar - Poverty, growth and inequality (English)
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MAY 20, 2016 105842 Brief
Trust in government and support for redistribution (English)
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MAY 16, 2016 WPS7675 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Tunisia - Poverty assessment (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104913 Working Paper
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