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Turkey - Sustaining Shared Growth Development Policy Operation : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 89741 JUL 24, 2014

São Tomé and Príncipe - Country Partnership Strategy FY2014-2018 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 89558 JUL 17, 2014

Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (English)

This paper proposes a method for estimating distribution functions that are associated with the nested errors in linear mixed models. The estimator incorporates Empirical Bayes prediction while making minimal assumptions about the shape of the error distributions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6962 JUL 01, 2014

Elbers, Chris; van der Weide, Roy

Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (English)

The paper assesses the impact of overall inequality, as well as inequality among the poor and among the rich, on the growth rates along various percentiles of the income distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6963 JUL 01, 2014

van der Weide, Roy; Milanovic, Branko

Can service be a growth escalator in low-income countries ? : Can service be a growth escalator in low-income countries ? (English)

Several high-level reports have raised the concern that low-income countries, especially in Africa, are experiencing premature de-industrialization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6971 JUL 01, 2014

Ghani, Ejaz; O'Connell, Stephen D.

Nigeria economic report no. 2 (English)

The Nigerian Economic Report (NER) is a regular publication of the World Bank. Each edition of the NER includes a macroeconomic overview and gives special attention to an additional topic of high policy relevance. ... See More +

Working Paper 89630 JUL 01, 2014

Understanding the poverty impact of the global financial crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Any time there is an economic crisis; there is the very real potential that its consequences for human welfare will be severe. Thus when the developed world plunged into such a crisis in 2008 and growth rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) began to plummet, fears rose that the region will suffer rising unemployment, poverty, malnutrition, and infant mortality, among other things. ... See More +

Publication 88887 JUN 12, 2014

Bussolo, Maurizio; Dixon, Peter; Freije, Samuel; Fruttero, Anna; Grosh, Margaret; de Hoyos, Rafael E.; Oliveri, Maria Laura; Rimmer, Maureen; Savescu, Cristina; Verikios, George

Tajikistan - Country Partnership Strategy FY15-18 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 88633 JUN 10, 2014

Philippines-Third Philippines Development Policy Loan : Philippines - Third Development Policy Loan Program (English)

Project Information Document AB7595 JUN 06, 2014

Rwanda - Country partnership strategy for the period FY2014-2018 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 88565 JUN 05, 2014

The long-awaited rise of the middle class in Latin America is finally happening (English)

In many developing countries, the supply of skilled workers is likely to continue to be stronger than demand, and this should drive down the skill premium and reduce inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6912 JUN 01, 2014

Bussolo, Maurizio; Maliszewska, Maryla; Murard, Elie

Inequality of opportunity and economic growth : a cross-country analysis (English)

Income differences arise from many sources. While some kinds of inequality, caused by effort differences, might be associated with faster economic growth, other kinds, arising from unequal opportunities for investment, might be detrimental to economic progress. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6915 JUN 01, 2014

Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Lakner, Christoph; Lugo, Maria Ana; Ozler, Berk

Poverty reduction and shared prosperity in Tajikistan : a diagnostic (English)

Tajikistan was one of the fastest growing countries in the Europe and Central Asia region during the last decade. The economic growth was widely shared by the population and as a result poverty (measured by the national poverty line) declined from 73 percent in 2003 to 47 percent in 2009 accompanied by falling inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6923 JUN 01, 2014

Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Atamanov, Aziz; Rajabov, Alisher

Three perspectives on Brazilian growth pessimism (English)

Over the last few years, Brazil's growth has significantly decelerated. Accompanying this slowdown, a change in commentary on Brazil's economic future has emerged, and is reflected in a recent ratings downgrade of Brazilian sovereign paper and an overall much-bleaker growth outlook both for the near and medium term. ... See More +

Brief 88848 JUN 01, 2014

Canuto, Otaviano; Schellekens, Philip

Is green growth good for the poor ? (English)

The developing world is experiencing substantial environmental change, and climate change is likely to accelerate these processes in the coming decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6936 JUN 01, 2014

Dercon Stefan

Rwanda - Country partnership strategy FY2014-18 (Vol. 1 of 3) : Executive summary (English)

Rwanda's progress has been rapid in recent years, building on a two-decade-long turnaround which has been remarkable in both its pace and breadth. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 88941 JUN 01, 2014

Rwanda-Rundi

Rwanda - Country partnership strategy FY2014-18 (Vol. 2 of 3) : Main report (English)

Rwanda's progress has been rapid in recent years, building on a two-decade-long turnaround which has been remarkable in both its pace and breadth. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 88941 JUN 01, 2014

Nepal - Country partnership strategy for the period FY 2014-2018 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 88427 MAY 29, 2014

Where have all the poor gone? : Cambodia poverty assessment 2013 (English)

Over the seven years from 2004 through 2011, Cambodian economic growth was tremendous, ranking amid the best in the world. Moreover, household consumption increased by nearly 40 percent. ... See More +

Poverty Assessment ACS4545 MAY 26, 2014

Sobrado, Carlos; Neak, Samsen; Ly, Sodeth; Aldaz-Carroll, Enrique; Gamberoni, Elisa; Arias-Vazquez, Francisco; Fukao, Tsuyoshi; Beng, Simeth; Johnston, Timothy; Joaquin, Miguel San; Bruni, Lucilla; de Groot, Richard Khmer

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Turkey - Sustaining Shared Growth Development Policy Operation : chair summary (English)
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JUL 24, 2014 89741 Board Summary
São Tomé and Príncipe - Country Partnership Strategy FY2014-2018 : chair summary (English)
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JUL 17, 2014 89558 Board Summary
Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6962 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6963 Policy Research Working Paper
Can service be a growth escalator in low-income countries ? : Can service be a growth escalator in low-income countries ? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6971 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeria economic report no. 2 (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89630 Working Paper
Understanding the poverty impact of the global financial crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 88887 Publication
Philippines - Country Partnership Strategy FY15-18 : chair summary : Philippines - Country Partnership Strategy Fy15-18 : chair summary (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 88708 Board Summary
Tajikistan - Country Partnership Strategy FY15-18 : chair summary (English)
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JUN 10, 2014 88633 Board Summary
Philippines-Third Philippines Development Policy Loan : Philippines - Third Development Policy Loan Program (English)
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JUN 06, 2014 AB7595 Project Information Document
Rwanda - Country partnership strategy for the period FY2014-2018 : chair summary (English)
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JUN 05, 2014 88565 Board Summary
The long-awaited rise of the middle class in Latin America is finally happening (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6912 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality of opportunity and economic growth : a cross-country analysis (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6915 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty reduction and shared prosperity in Tajikistan : a diagnostic (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6923 Policy Research Working Paper
Three perspectives on Brazilian growth pessimism (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88848 Brief
Is green growth good for the poor ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6936 Policy Research Working Paper
Rwanda - Country partnership strategy FY2014-18 (Vol. 1 of 3) : Executive summary (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88941 Country Assistance Strategy Document Rwanda-Rundi
Rwanda - Country partnership strategy FY2014-18 (Vol. 2 of 3) : Main report (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88941 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Nepal - Country partnership strategy for the period FY 2014-2018 : chair summary (English)
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MAY 29, 2014 88427 Board Summary
Where have all the poor gone? : Cambodia poverty assessment 2013 (English)
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MAY 26, 2014 ACS4545 Poverty Assessment Khmer