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Poverty dynamics in India between 2004 and 2012 : insights from longitudinal analysis using synthetic panel data (English)

Recent National Sample Surveys point to significant poverty reduction in India since 2004/05, with a marked acceleration between 2009/10 and 2011/12. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7270 MAY 20, 2015

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

Infrastructure in conflict-prone and fragile environments : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

In conflict-prone situations, access to markets is necessary to restore economic growth and generate the preconditions for peace and reconstruction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7273 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture-based Industry Pilot and Demonstration in Poor Areas Project - P133326 (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSA13516 MAY 14, 2015

Schmitt,Ulrich K. H. M.

Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture-based Industry Pilot and Demonstration in Poor Areas Project - P133326 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA26668 MAY 14, 2015

Schmitt,Ulrich K. H. M.

Inequality of outcomes and inequality of opportunity in Tanzania (English)

The paper investigates the structure and dynamics of consumption inequality and inequality of opportunity in Tanzania. The analysis covers the period 2001 to 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7260 MAY 11, 2015

Belghith,Nadia Belhaj Hassine; Zeufack,Albert G.

Universal health coverage in the Philippines : progress on financial protection goals (English)

Providing protection against the financial risk of high out-of-pocket health spending is one of the main goals of the Philippines’ health strategy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7258 MAY 06, 2015

Bredenkamp,Caryn; Buisman,Leander Robert

You are what (and where) you eat : capturing food away from home in welfare measures (English)

Consumption of food away from home is rapidly growing across the developing world. Surprisingly, the majority of household surveys around the world haven not kept up with its pace and still collect limited information on it. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7257 MAY 05, 2015

Farfan,Gabriela; Genoni,Maria Eugenia; Vakis,Renos

Global poverty goals and prices : how purchasing power parity matters (English)

With the recent release of the 2011 purchasing power parity (PPP) data from the International Comparison Program (ICP), analysts and institutions are confronted with the question of whether and how to use them for global poverty estimation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7256 MAY 05, 2015

Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Prydz,Espen Beer

Fostering agriculture-nutrition links : recommendations for agriculture extension curriculum reforms in India (English)

Malnutrition continues to be a major development challenge in the South Asia region. Given its size, India hosts the majority of the malnourished. ... See More +

Brief 96335 MAY 01, 2015

Babu,Suresh Chandra; Havimo,Terhi Elisa; Pehu,Eija

Data deprivation : another deprivation to end (English)

The Millennium Development Goal of halving the incidence of extreme poverty from its 1990 level will be achieved in 2015, and the international development community is now moving to a new goal of “ending extreme poverty.” ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7252 APR 28, 2015

Serajuddin,Umar; Uematsu,Hiroki; Wieser,Christina; Yoshida,Nobuo; Dabalen,Andrew L.

Moldova - Food security assessment : analysis of the current situation and next steps (English)

This report provides an analysis of food security in Moldova. It attempts to outline the specific characteristics of food insecurity found in Moldova and to identify its underlying causes. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS13175 APR 24, 2015

Schuman,Irina; Pricop,Felicia; Miller,Darryl; Bucik,Marko; Tanasache,Oana-Adelina; Ciobu,Stela; Ursu,Tamara; Copeland,Valencia M. Romanian

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

Mauritania - Social Safety Net System Project (English)

The development objectives of the Social Safety Net System Project for Mauritania are to support the establishment of key building blocks of the national social safety net system and to provide targeted cash transfers to extreme poor households. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1185 APR 23, 2015

Myanmar - Country partnership framework FY2015-17 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 96043 APR 23, 2015

Costa Rica - Systematic country diagnostic (English)

Costa Rica is a small country, with ambitious economic, social, and environmental goals. The country covers a land area of 19,700 square miles (51,100 square kilometers), with a population of 4.7 million, of which about two-thirds live in urban areas. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 96280 APR 22, 2015

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

Tanzania - Mainland poverty assessment : Executive summary (English)

Since the early 2000s, Tanzania has seen remarkable economic growth and strong resilience to external shocks. Yet these achievements were overshadowed by the slow response of poverty to the growing economy. ... See More +

Poverty Assessment AUS6819 APR 15, 2015

The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia : results from a high frequency cell phone survey round five (English)

Since Liberia’s Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic began in March 2014, nearly 10,000 persons have contracted the virus and more than 4,000 have died. ... See More +

Working Paper 96196 APR 13, 2015

Himelein,Kristen; Kastelic,Jonathan G.

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Poverty dynamics in India between 2004 and 2012 : insights from longitudinal analysis using synthetic panel data (English)
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MAY 20, 2015 WPS7270 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure in conflict-prone and fragile environments : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7273 Policy Research Working Paper
Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture-based Industry Pilot and Demonstration in Poor Areas Project - P133326 (English)
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MAY 14, 2015 ISDSA13516 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture-based Industry Pilot and Demonstration in Poor Areas Project - P133326 (English)
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MAY 14, 2015 PIDA26668 Project Information Document
Vietnam - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy FY2012-16 : chair summary (English)
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MAY 12, 2015 96481 Board Summary
Inequality of outcomes and inequality of opportunity in Tanzania (English)
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MAY 11, 2015 WPS7260 Policy Research Working Paper
Universal health coverage in the Philippines : progress on financial protection goals (English)
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MAY 06, 2015 WPS7258 Policy Research Working Paper
You are what (and where) you eat : capturing food away from home in welfare measures (English)
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MAY 05, 2015 WPS7257 Policy Research Working Paper
Global poverty goals and prices : how purchasing power parity matters (English)
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MAY 05, 2015 WPS7256 Policy Research Working Paper
Fostering agriculture-nutrition links : recommendations for agriculture extension curriculum reforms in India (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96335 Brief
Data deprivation : another deprivation to end (English)
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APR 28, 2015 WPS7252 Policy Research Working Paper
Moldova - Food security assessment : analysis of the current situation and next steps (English)
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APR 24, 2015 ACS13175 Working Paper Romanian
Are we confusing poverty with preferences ? (English)
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APR 23, 2015 WPS7247 Policy Research Working Paper
Mauritania - Social Safety Net System Project (English)
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APR 23, 2015 PAD1185 Project Appraisal Document
Myanmar - Country partnership framework FY2015-17 : chair summary (English)
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APR 23, 2015 96043 Board Summary
Costa Rica - Systematic country diagnostic (English)
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APR 22, 2015 96280 Country Assistance Strategy Document
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
Tanzania - Mainland poverty assessment : Executive summary (English)
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APR 15, 2015 AUS6819 Poverty Assessment
The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia : results from a high frequency cell phone survey round five (English)
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APR 13, 2015 96196 Working Paper