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September 2018 PovcalNet Update : What’s New (English)

The September 2018 update to PovcalNet involves several changes to the dataunderlying the global poverty estimates. Some welfare aggregates have been changed forimproved harmonization, and some of the CPI, national accounts, and population inputdata have been revised. ... See More +

Working Paper 129962 SEP 01, 2018

Chen,Shaohua; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Lakner,Christoph; Lee,Kihoon; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Mungai,Rose; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Prydz,Espen Beer; Sangraula,Prem; Sharma,Dhiraj; Yang,Judy; Zhao,Qinghua Disclosed

Prices Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)

To compare welfare aggregates over time and across space, the World Bank's global poverty estimates incorporate temporal and spatial price adjustments, as well as currency changes. ... See More +

Working Paper 129963 SEP 01, 2018

Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Corral,Paul A.; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Lakner,Christoph; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Montes,Jose; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Prydz,Espen Beer Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Odisha Higher Education Program for Excellence and Equity - P160331 - Sequence No : 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR33408 AUG 10, 2018

Larsen,Kurt Disclosed

What can we (machine) learn about welfare dynamics from cross-sectional data? (English)

This paper implements a machine learning approach to estimate intra-generational economic mobility using cross-sectional data. A Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (Lasso) procedure is applied to explore poverty dynamics and household-level welfare growth in the absence of panel data sets that follow individuals over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8545 AUG 08, 2018

Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro Disclosed

Inequality in earnings and adverse shocks in early adulthood (English)

The inequality of opportunity theory postulates that achievement gaps arising because of factors beyond the individual's control are morally unacceptable and should therefore be compensated by society. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8538 AUG 03, 2018

Adoho,Franck M.; Tien,Bienvenue Disclosed

Eliciting Accurate Responses to Consumption Questions among IDPS in South Sudan Using Honesty Primes (English)

Misreporting is a well-known challenge for researchers in social sciences. This issue is especially prevalent if incentives for misreporting exist, for example, to claim certain benefits or hide illegal behavior. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129598 AUG 01, 2018

Kaplan,Lennart Christian; Pape,Utz Johann; Walsh,James Sonam Disclosed

What Can We (Machine) Learn About Welfare Dynamics from Cross-sectional Data? (English)

This paper implements a machine learning approach to estimate intra-generational economic mobility using cross-sectional data. A Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (Lasso) procedure is applied to explore poverty dynamics and household-level welfare growth in the absence of panel data sets that follow individuals over time. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129600 AUG 01, 2018

Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro Disclosed

Measuring the Middle Class in Kazakhstan : A Subjective Approach (English)

This paper proposes a model-based approach to estimate income boundaries for identifying the middle class in Kazakhstan over 2003–15. The approach exploits the subjective evaluation of Kazakhstan households about their social status, relating self-declared social class membership to income. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129806 AUG 01, 2018

Pittau,Maria Grazia; Zelli,Roberto Disclosed

Jati inequality in rural Bihar (English)

Caste is a persistent driver of inequality in India, and it is generally analyzed with government-defined broad categories, such as Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8512 JUL 10, 2018

Joshi,Shareen; Kochhar,Nishtha; Rao,Vijayendra Disclosed

Tanzania/AFRICA- P085009- Private Sector/MSME Competitiveness - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP10787 JUL 09, 2018

Laseko,Barney I. S. Disclosed

Measuring and explaining patterns of Spatial Income Inequality from Outer Space : Evidence from Africa (English)

This paper argues for night--lights data as an alternative data source for measuring spatial inequalities in Africa, where the paucity of subnational income data is persistent. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8484 JUN 21, 2018

Mveyange,Anthony Francis Disclosed

Inequality and economic growth : the role of initial income (English)

This paper estimates a panel model in which the relationship between inequality and gross domestic product per capita growth depends on countries' initial incomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8467 JUN 05, 2018

Brueckner,Markus; Lederman,Daniel Disclosed

Small Area Estimation of Poverty under Structural Change (English)

Small area poverty maps allow for the design of policies based on spatial differences in welfare. They are typically estimated based on a consumption survey reporting on poverty and a census providing the spatial disaggregation. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129596 JUN 01, 2018

Lange,Simon; Pape,Utz Johann; Pütz,Peter Disclosed

The Devil is in the Details : Growth, Polarization, and Poverty Reduction in Africa in the Past Two Decades (English)

This paper investigates the distributional changes that limited pro-poor growth in the past two decades in Sub-Saharan Africa; these changes went undetected by standard inequality measures. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129597 JUN 01, 2018

Clementi,F.; Fabiani,M.; Molini,V. Disclosed

Improving access to finance for SMES : opportunities through credit reporting, secured lending, and insolvency practices (English)

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) account for over 90 percent of firms worldwide. A joint IFC and McKinsey study in 2010 estimated the total number of formal and informal micro, small and medium enterprises globally at 420-510 million, with most firms, 365-445 million, located in developing economies. ... See More +

Working Paper 129283 MAY 01, 2018

Ramalho,Rita; Jiang,Nan; Koltko,Olena; Chávez, Édgar; Koch-Saldarriaga,Klaus Adolfo; Quesada Gamez,Maria Antonia Disclosed

Household Expenditure and Poverty Measures in 60 Minutes : A New Approach with Results from Mogadishu (English)

In fragile states and areas beset by insecurity and conflict, the time available for a face-to-face interview is typically limited. That prevents administering the lengthy household consumption expenditure surveys used for measuring poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129590 MAY 01, 2018

Pape,Utz Johann; Mistiaen,Johan A. Disclosed

Tanzania/AFRICA- P085009- Private Sector/MSME Competitiveness - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP8901 APR 24, 2018

Jacintha Rweikiza Disclosed

P085009-TSCP (CR_53260) Audit Report FYE June 30 2016 (English)

Auditing Document AUD0012225 APR 16, 2018

Nkya,Vida Ndilanha Disclosed

Tanzania/AFRICA- P085009- Private Sector/MSME Competitiveness - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP8585 APR 11, 2018

Laseko,Barney I. S. Disclosed

April 2018 Povcalnet Update : What’s New (English)

The April 2018 update to PovcalNet involves several changes to the data underlying the global poverty estimates. Some welfare aggregates have been changed for improved harmonization, some surveys have been dropped due to data quality concerns, and some of the consumer price index (CPI) and national accounts input data have been revised. ... See More +

Working Paper 125776 APR 01, 2018

Atamanov,Aziz; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Castaneda Aguilar,Raul Andres; Chen,Shaohua; Corral Rodas,Paul Andres; Dewina,Reno; Diaz-Bonilla,Carolina; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Lakner,Christoph; Lee,Kihoon; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Montes,Jose; Mungai,Rose; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Prydz,Espen Beer; Sangraula,Prem; Scott,Kinnon; Wambile,Ayago Esmubancha; Yang,Judy; Zhao,Qinghua Disclosed

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September 2018 PovcalNet Update : What’s New (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129962 Working Paper
Prices Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129963 Working Paper
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Odisha Higher Education Program for Excellence and Equity - P160331 - Sequence No : 03 (English)
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AUG 10, 2018 ISR33408 Implementation Status and Results Report
What can we (machine) learn about welfare dynamics from cross-sectional data? (English)
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AUG 08, 2018 WPS8545 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality in earnings and adverse shocks in early adulthood (English)
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AUG 03, 2018 WPS8538 Policy Research Working Paper
Eliciting Accurate Responses to Consumption Questions among IDPS in South Sudan Using Honesty Primes (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129598 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
What Can We (Machine) Learn About Welfare Dynamics from Cross-sectional Data? (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129600 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Measuring the Middle Class in Kazakhstan : A Subjective Approach (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129806 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Jati inequality in rural Bihar (English)
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JUL 10, 2018 WPS8512 Policy Research Working Paper
Tanzania/AFRICA- P085009- Private Sector/MSME Competitiveness - Procurement Plan (English)
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JUL 09, 2018 STEP10787 Procurement Plan
Measuring and explaining patterns of Spatial Income Inequality from Outer Space : Evidence from Africa (English)
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JUN 21, 2018 WPS8484 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality and economic growth : the role of initial income (English)
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JUN 05, 2018 WPS8467 Policy Research Working Paper
Small Area Estimation of Poverty under Structural Change (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 129596 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The Devil is in the Details : Growth, Polarization, and Poverty Reduction in Africa in the Past Two Decades (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 129597 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Improving access to finance for SMES : opportunities through credit reporting, secured lending, and insolvency practices (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 129283 Working Paper
Household Expenditure and Poverty Measures in 60 Minutes : A New Approach with Results from Mogadishu (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 129590 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Tanzania/AFRICA- P085009- Private Sector/MSME Competitiveness - Procurement Plan (English)
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APR 24, 2018 STEP8901 Procurement Plan
P085009-TSCP (CR_53260) Audit Report FYE June 30 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2018 AUD0012225 Auditing Document
Tanzania/AFRICA- P085009- Private Sector/MSME Competitiveness - Procurement Plan (English)
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APR 11, 2018 STEP8585 Procurement Plan
April 2018 Povcalnet Update : What’s New (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125776 Working Paper