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Burundi - Eigth Economic Reform Support Grant : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 93701 JAN 13, 2015

Moldova : a story of upward economic mobility (English)

During the early 2000s, Moldova experienced strong economic growth and poverty and inequality reductions. This paper aims at uncovering the patterns behind these poverty trends by looking at economic mobility and its associated factors in Moldova. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7167 JAN 01, 2015

Davalos, Maria E.; Meyer, Moritz

In-work poverty in Poland : diagnosis and possible remedies (English)

In this paper the authors analyze the evolution and the determinants of in-work poverty in Poland, according to three poverty lines: relative, absolute, and the 1998-adjusted poverty line. ... See More +

Working Paper 93693 JAN 01, 2015

Lewandowski, Piotr; Kaminska, Agnieszka

Gender inequality and growth: the case of rich vs. poor countries (English)

This paper uses cross-section data for 107 countries to explore the relationship between gender inequality and economic growth. The paper departs from the literature by using a broad measure of gender inequality that goes well beyond gender inequality in education, which has been the focus of most studies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7172 JAN 01, 2015

Amin, Mohammad; Kuntchev, Veselin; Schmidt, Martin

Economic mobility in Europe and Central Asia : exploring patterns and uncovering puzzles (English)

Substantial upward economic mobility in the majority of countries in Europe and Central Asia in the 2000s translated into achievements in reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7173 JAN 01, 2015

Cancho, Cesar; Davalos, Maria E.; Demarchi, Giorgia; Meyer, Moritz; Sanchez Paramo, Carolina

Cabo Verde - Country Partnership Strategy for FY2015-2017 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 93373 DEC 18, 2014

Benin-Tenth Poverty Reduction Support Credit (English)

Project Information Document AB7673 DEC 10, 2014

Who remained in poverty, who moved up, and who fell down ? an investigation of poverty dynamics in Senegal in the late 2000s (English)

Poverty estimates based on cross-section data provide static snapshots of poverty rates. Although a time series of cross-section data can offer some insights into poverty trends, it does not allow for an assessment of dynamics at the household level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7141 DEC 01, 2014

Dang, Hai-Anh H.; Lanjouw, Peter F.; Swinkels, Rob

How significant is Africaapos;s demographic dividend for its future growth and poverty reduction ? (English)

Africa will be undergoing substantial demographic changes in the coming decades with the rising working age share of its population. The opportunity of African countries to convert these changes into demographic dividends for growth and poverty reduction will depend on several factors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7134 DEC 01, 2014

Ahmed, S. Amer; Cruz, Marcio; Go, Delfin S.; Maliszewska, Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte, Israel

Benchmarking the determinants of economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has seen a decade of remarkable growth and income convergence. Growth has been a key driver for reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 91015 DEC 01, 2014

Araujo, Jorge Thompson; Brueckner, Markus; Clavijo, Mateo; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina; Wacker, Konstantin M.

The unfulfilled promise of oil and growth : poverty, inclusion and welfare in Iraq 2007 - 2012 (English)

Iraq appears to have firmly entered the ranks of upper middle-income countries in 2012, having experienced strong economic growth following the establishment of a civilian elected government in 2005-06. ... See More +

Working Paper 93858 DEC 01, 2014

Al-Alaak, Mehdi; Krishnan, Nandini; Olivieri, Sergio; Lima, Lycia

The unfulfilled promise of oil and growth : poverty, inclusion and welfare in Iraq 2007 - 2012 (Vol. 2) (Arabic)

Iraq appears to have firmly entered the ranks of upper middle-income countries in 2012, having experienced strong economic growth following the establishment of a civilian elected government in 2005-06. ... See More +

Working Paper 93858 DEC 01, 2014

Al-Alaak, Mehdi; Krishnan, Nandini; Olivieri, Sergio; Lima, Lycia

World development report 2015 : mind, society, and behavior (Vol. 2) : Overview (Russian)

Every policy relies on explicit or implicit assumptions about how people make choices. Those assumptions typically rest on an idealized model of how people think, rather than an understanding of how everyday thinking actually works. ... See More +

World Development Report 92863 NOV 25, 2014

World Bank Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese

World development report 2015 : mind, society, and behavior (Vol. 2) : Panorama general (Spanish)

Every policy relies on explicit or implicit assumptions about how people make choices. Those assumptions typically rest on an idealized model of how people think, rather than an understanding of how everyday thinking actually works. ... See More +

World Development Report 92863 NOV 25, 2014

World Bank Russian, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese

World development report 2015 : mind, society, and behavior (Vol. 2) : Overview (Chinese)

Every policy relies on explicit or implicit assumptions about how people make choices. Those assumptions typically rest on an idealized model of how people think, rather than an understanding of how everyday thinking actually works. ... See More +

World Development Report 92863 NOV 25, 2014

World Bank Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic

Swaziland - Country Partnership Strategy for FY2015-2018 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 92712 NOV 20, 2014

Rwanda - Social Protection System Project (English)

Program Information Document 92942 NOV 06, 2014

Poverty and the spatial distribution of rural population (English)

According to global spatial data sets in 2000 more than one-third of the rural population in developing countries was located on less favored agricultural land and areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7101 NOV 01, 2014

Barbier, Edward B.; Hochard, Jacob P.

Twinning the goals : how can promoting shared prosperity help to reduce global poverty ? (English)

In 2013, the World Bank adopted two goals: First, reduce global extreme poverty to 3 percent by 2030. Second, promote shared prosperity defined as the income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population within a country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7106 NOV 01, 2014

Lakner, Christoph; Negre, Mario; Prydz, Espen Beer

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Burundi - Eigth Economic Reform Support Grant : chair summary (English)
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JAN 13, 2015 93701 Board Summary
Moldova : a story of upward economic mobility (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7167 Policy Research Working Paper
In-work poverty in Poland : diagnosis and possible remedies (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93693 Working Paper
Gender inequality and growth: the case of rich vs. poor countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7172 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic mobility in Europe and Central Asia : exploring patterns and uncovering puzzles (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7173 Policy Research Working Paper
Cabo Verde - Country Partnership Strategy for FY2015-2017 : chair summary (English)
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DEC 18, 2014 93373 Board Summary
Benin-Tenth Poverty Reduction Support Credit (English)
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DEC 10, 2014 AB7673 Project Information Document
Honduras - Fiscal Sustainability and Enhanced Social Protection Development Policy Credit : chair summary (English)
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DEC 09, 2014 93117 Board Summary
Who remained in poverty, who moved up, and who fell down ? an investigation of poverty dynamics in Senegal in the late 2000s (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7141 Policy Research Working Paper
How significant is Africaapos;s demographic dividend for its future growth and poverty reduction ? (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7134 Policy Research Working Paper
Benchmarking the determinants of economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 91015 Working Paper
The unfulfilled promise of oil and growth : poverty, inclusion and welfare in Iraq 2007 - 2012 (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 93858 Working Paper
The unfulfilled promise of oil and growth : poverty, inclusion and welfare in Iraq 2007 - 2012 (Vol. 2) (Arabic)
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DEC 01, 2014 93858 Working Paper
World development report 2015 : mind, society, and behavior (Vol. 2) : Overview (Russian)
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NOV 25, 2014 92863 World Development Report Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese
World development report 2015 : mind, society, and behavior (Vol. 2) : Panorama general (Spanish)
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NOV 25, 2014 92863 World Development Report Russian, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese
World development report 2015 : mind, society, and behavior (Vol. 2) : Overview (Chinese)
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NOV 25, 2014 92863 World Development Report Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic
Swaziland - Country Partnership Strategy for FY2015-2018 : chair summary (English)
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NOV 20, 2014 92712 Board Summary
Rwanda - Social Protection System Project (English)
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NOV 06, 2014 92942 Program Information Document
Poverty and the spatial distribution of rural population (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7101 Policy Research Working Paper
Twinning the goals : how can promoting shared prosperity help to reduce global poverty ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7106 Policy Research Working Paper