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Are we confusing poverty with preferences ? (English)

Modifying the national poverty line to the context of observed consumption patterns of the poor is becoming popular. A context-specific poverty line would be more consistent with preferences. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7247 APR 23, 2015

van den Boom,Bart; Halsema,Alex; Molini,Vasco

Household responses to shocks in rural Ethiopia : livestock as a buffer stock (English)

This paper uses a stochastic dynamic programming model to characterize the optimal savings-consumption decisions and the role of livestock inventories as a buffer stock in rural Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7244 APR 21, 2015

Ali,Daniel Ayalew

Statement by Kanayo Nwanze at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)

This is a statement by Kanayo Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development at the ninety first meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015. ... See More +

Board Report 95901 APR 18, 2015

Nepal - Irrigation and Water Resources Management Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Irrigation and Water Resources Management Project for Nepal is to improve irrigated agricultural productivity and management of selected irrigation schemes and enhance institutional capacity for integrated water resources management. ... See More +

Project Paper RES13609 APR 10, 2015

Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Strengthening Social Safety Net Project - P145699 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA24539 APR 07, 2015

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Morocco - Second Development Policy Loan Inclusive Green Growth Project : Morocco-MA- Inclusive Green Growth DPL2 (English)

Program Information Document AB7722 APR 07, 2015

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Niger-Budget support to improve public investment (English)

Project Information Document AB7693 APR 07, 2015

Chad - Joint staff advisory note on the 2013 monitoring report of the national development plan 2013-2015 (English)

Chad approved its national development plan (NDP) for the period 2013-15 in May 2013. The NDP is considered the third poverty reduction strategy for Chad, following the ones adopted for the periods 2003-6 and 2008-11. ... See More +

Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) 95505 APR 06, 2015

Myanmar - Agricultural Development Support Project (English)

The development objective of the Agricultural Development Support Project for Myanmar is to increase crop yields and cropping intensity in selected existing irrigation sites in the Recipient’s Bago East, Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, and Sagaing regions. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD998 APR 02, 2015

Achieving results through partnerships : SAFANSI : The South Asia food and nutrition security initiative : Achieving results through partnerships (English)

According to Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), about 23 percent of the global population that is routinely hungry - 336 million people are in South Asia. ... See More +

Brief 93524 APR 01, 2015

Hardship and vulnerability in the Pacific island countries (English)

In many Pacific island countries, meeting non-food basic needs is a growing challenge and further complicated by substantial economic and environmental risks. ... See More +

Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 85557 APR 01, 2015

Adelman,Melissa Ann; Ivaschenko,Oleksiy; Packard,Truman G.; Suri,Vivek

Ending poverty and hunger by 2030 : an agenda for the global food system (English)

To permanently end poverty and hunger by 2030, the world needs a food system that can feed every person, every day, everywhere; that can raise real incomes of the poorest people; that can provide safe food and adequate nutrition; and that can better steward the worlds natural resources. ... See More +

Working Paper 95768 APR 01, 2015

Yemen - Rainfed Agriculture and Livestock Project (English)

The Rain-fed Agriculture and Livestock Project for Yemen received a moderately satisfactory outcome with substantial risk to development outcome. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3172 MAR 30, 2015

Malawi - Third Social Action Fund : two additional financings (English)

The Malawi Third Social Action Fund received a satisfactory outcome with moderate risk to development outcome. Both the Bank and the Borrower received satisfactory performance ratings. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3221 MAR 23, 2015

Egypt - Strengthening Social Safety Net Project (English)

The project development objective for the Strengthening Social Safety Net Project for Egypt is to support the Borrower to establish an efficient and effective Takaful and Karama cash transfer program. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD611 MAR 20, 2015

The impacts of community driven development interventions on womens empowerment : concept note (English)

This learning product will review existing evidence of the impacts of community driven development (CDD) on women’s empowerment. It will analyze findings of World Bank Group-supported interventions in countries that have shown commitment to the community driven development approach (that is, have implemented more than one isolated project). ... See More +

Working Paper 95921 MAR 20, 2015

Sri Lanka - Community Development and Livelihood Improvement Gemi Diriya Project (English)

Ratings for the Community Development and Livelihood Improvement Gemi Diriya Project for Sri Lanka were as follows: outcome was satisfactory, risk to development outcome was significant, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 92788 MAR 13, 2015

Income shocks and conflict : evidence from Nigeria (English)

This paper extends the micro evidence on the impact of income shocks on civil conflict using data across Nigerian states over the past decade. The paper uses an innovative empirical strategy matching household survey, oil production, and domestic and international price data to capture three separate channels linking income changes to conflict. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7213 MAR 11, 2015

Abidoye,Babatunde Oluwakayode; Cali,Massimiliano

Guinea-Bissau - Country engagement note for the period FY2015-2016 (English)

In the absence of a government strategy, this country engagement note (CEN) is intended to guide the World Bank Groups (WBGs) engagement in Guinea-Bissau in the short term (FY15-16), with a focus on restoring basic services and strengthening basic institutions, while laying the groundwork for medium-term development. ... See More +

Country Re-engagement Note 82529 MAR 09, 2015

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Are we confusing poverty with preferences ? (English)
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APR 23, 2015 WPS7247 Policy Research Working Paper
Household responses to shocks in rural Ethiopia : livestock as a buffer stock (English)
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APR 21, 2015 WPS7244 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Kanayo Nwanze at the 91st meeting of the Development Committee held on April 18, 2015 (English)
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APR 18, 2015 95901 Board Report
Nepal - Irrigation and Water Resources Management Project : restructuring (English)
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APR 10, 2015 RES13609 Project Paper
Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Strengthening Social Safety Net Project - P145699 (English)
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APR 07, 2015 PIDA24539 Project Information Document
Morocco - Second Development Policy Loan Inclusive Green Growth Project : Morocco-MA- Inclusive Green Growth DPL2 (English)
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APR 07, 2015 AB7722 Program Information Document French
Argentina - Renewable Energy for Rural Areas Project; and Forests and Community Project : chair summary (English)
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APR 07, 2015 95634 Board Summary
Niger-Budget support to improve public investment (English)
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APR 07, 2015 AB7693 Project Information Document
Chad - Joint staff advisory note on the 2013 monitoring report of the national development plan 2013-2015 (English)
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APR 06, 2015 95505 Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP)
Myanmar - Agricultural Development Support Project (English)
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APR 02, 2015 PAD998 Project Appraisal Document
Achieving results through partnerships : SAFANSI : The South Asia food and nutrition security initiative : Achieving results through partnerships (English)
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APR 01, 2015 93524 Brief
Hardship and vulnerability in the Pacific island countries (English)
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APR 01, 2015 85557 Risk and Vulnerability Assessment
Ending poverty and hunger by 2030 : an agenda for the global food system (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95768 Working Paper
Yemen - Rainfed Agriculture and Livestock Project (English)
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MAR 30, 2015 ICR3172 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Malawi - Third Social Action Fund : two additional financings (English)
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MAR 23, 2015 ICR3221 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Egypt - Strengthening Social Safety Net Project (English)
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MAR 20, 2015 PAD611 Project Appraisal Document
The impacts of community driven development interventions on womens empowerment : concept note (English)
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MAR 20, 2015 95921 Working Paper
Sri Lanka - Community Development and Livelihood Improvement Gemi Diriya Project (English)
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MAR 13, 2015 92788 Project Performance Assessment Report
Income shocks and conflict : evidence from Nigeria (English)
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MAR 11, 2015 WPS7213 Policy Research Working Paper
Guinea-Bissau - Country engagement note for the period FY2015-2016 (English)
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MAR 09, 2015 82529 Country Re-engagement Note