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Disclosable Version of the ISR - Water Services Institutional Support II - P149377 - Sequence No : 06 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR34189 DEC 03, 2018

Kirchner,Lizmara Disclosed

Vertical and Horizontal Redistribution : The Cases of Western and Eastern Europe (English)

European countries have the world's most redistributive tax and transfer systems. Although they have been well equipped to deal with vertical inequality -- that is, fostering redistribution from the rich to the poor -- less is known about their performance in dealing with horizontal inequality, that is, in redistributing among socioeconomic groups. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8657 NOV 29, 2018

Bussolo,Maurizio; Krolage,Carla; Makovec,Mattia; Peichl,Andreas; Stockli,Marc; Torre,Ivan; Wittneben,Christian Disclosed

Does Job Polarization Explain the Rise in Earnings Inequality ? Evidence from Europe (English)

Earnings inequality and job polarization have increased significantly in several countries since the early 1990s. Using data from European countries covering a 20-year period, this paper provides new evidence that the decline of middle-skilled occupations and the simultaneous increase of high- and low-skilled occupations are important factors accounting for the rise of inequality, especially at the bottom of the distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8652 NOV 26, 2018

Bussolo,Maurizio; Torre,Ivan; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

Consumer Price Indices Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)

Temporal deflators are needed to compare welfare aggregates over time, and thus to measure real changes in poverty. This note describes the sources of the consumer price indices that are used for every country included in the World Bank’s estimates of global poverty, published in PovcalNet. ... See More +

Working Paper 129964 SEP 01, 2018

Lakner,Christoph; Mahler,Daniel Gerszon; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Chen,Shaohua; Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Prydz,Espen Beer; Sangraula,Prem Disclosed

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

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 +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8568 AUG 27, 2018

Pittau,M. Grazia; Zelli,Roberto 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

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

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

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

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

Procurement Plan STEP10948 JUL 13, 2018

Laseko,Barney I. S. 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 STEP10788 JUL 09, 2018

Jacintha Rweikiza 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

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

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Disclosable Version of the ISR - Water Services Institutional Support II - P149377 - Sequence No : 06 (English)
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DEC 03, 2018 ISR34189 Implementation Status and Results Report
Vertical and Horizontal Redistribution : The Cases of Western and Eastern Europe (English)
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NOV 29, 2018 WPS8657 Policy Research Working Paper
Does Job Polarization Explain the Rise in Earnings Inequality ? Evidence from Europe (English)
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NOV 26, 2018 WPS8652 Policy Research Working Paper
Consumer Price Indices Used in Global Poverty Measurement (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129964 Working Paper
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
Measuring the Middle Class in Kazakhstan : A Subjective Approach (English)
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AUG 27, 2018 WPS8568 Policy Research 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
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)
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)
Measuring the Middle Class in Kazakhstan : A Subjective Approach (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129806 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Tanzania/AFRICA- P085009- Private Sector/MSME Competitiveness - Procurement Plan (English)
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JUL 13, 2018 STEP10948 Procurement Plan
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 STEP10788 Procurement Plan
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
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)