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Use of catastrophe risk models in assessing sovereign food security for risk transfer (English)

This paper discusses how catastrophe crop risk models can be used to assess food security needs at the sovereign level for the purpose of risk transfer. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7360 JUL 02, 2015

SharmamMohan; Hohl,Roman

The consumption, income, and wealth of the poorest: cross-sectional facts of rural and urban Sub-Saharan Africa for macroeconomists (English)

This paper provides new empirical insights on the joint distribution of consumption, income, and wealth in three of the poorest countries in the world — Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda — all located in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7337 JUN 25, 2015

De Magalhaes,Leandro; Santaeulalia-Llopis,Raul

The role of trade in ending poverty (English)

The expansion of international trade has been essential to development and reducing poverty but the relationship between economic growth, poverty reduction and trade is not a simple one. ... See More +

Publication 97607 JUN 25, 2015

Estimating local poverty measures using satellite images : a pilot application to Central America (English)

Several studies have used satellite measures of human activity to complement measures of economic production. This paper builds on those studies by considering satellite measures for improving poverty measures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7329 JUN 23, 2015

Klemens,Ben; Coppola,Andrea; Shron,Max

Women left behind ? poverty and headship in Africa (English)

This paper is motivated by two stylized facts about poverty in Africa: female-headed households tend to be poorer, and poverty has been falling in the aggregate since the 1990s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7331 JUN 23, 2015

Milazzo,Annamaria; Van De Walle,Dominique

Panama - Systematic country diagnostic : locking in success (English)

Panama has made significant progress in reducing poverty in recent years, progress that compares positively to that of the rest of the Latin America and Caribbean region. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 97719 JUN 23, 2015

Koehler-Geib,Fritzi; Scott,Katherine M.; Soliman,Ayat; Lopez,J. Humberto

Where are Iraq’s poor? : mapping poverty in Iraq (English)

Measuring poverty and tracking it over time is an important prerequisite to national economic planning. Absence of official data on household expenditure or poverty line hampered the ability of Iraqi policymakers to understand the extent of the problem, analyze their causes, and devise appropriate policies. ... See More +

Working Paper 97644 JUN 23, 2015

Vishwanath,Tara; Sharma,Dhiraj; Krishnan,Nandini; Blankespoor,Brian

Morocco - MA-Rural Roads II : P094007 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 18 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19111 JUN 18, 2015

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Shared prosperity and poverty eradication in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Over the last decade Latin America and the Caribbean region has achieved important progress towards the World Bank Groups goals of eradicating extreme poverty and boosting income growth of the bottom 40 percent, propelled by remarkable economic growth and falling income inequality. ... See More +

Publication 97881 JUN 18, 2015

Cord,Louise J.; Genoni,Maria Eugenia; Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos

Toward a new definition of shared prosperity: a dynamic perspective from three countries (English)

This paper proposes a new measure of growth in shared prosperity, based on shifts in population shares of different income groups over time. This measure complements the definition of shared prosperity recently proposed by the World Bank in which income growth of the bottom 40 percent is examined. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7294 JUN 08, 2015

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

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic - Second Poverty Reduction Fund Project : additional financing (English)

The objective of the Second Poverty Reduction Fund Project (PRF II) for the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic is to improve the access to and the utilization of basic infrastructure and services for the projects targeted poor communities in a sustainable manner through inclusive community and local development processes. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1368 JUN 02, 2015

Honduras economic DNA : maintaining commitment – with a special focus on poverty and shared prosperity (English)

Successfully alleviating poverty, protecting social gains, and promoting shared prosperity in Honduras requires an ongoing commitment to sound macroeconomic and fiscal policies. ... See More +

Working Paper 97361 JUN 01, 2015

Ghana - Work program (FY15) : poverty and inequality profile (English)

Since 1991 the national poverty rate of Ghana has more than halved. The estimated national headcount poverty ratio fell by 31.2 percentage points from 52.6 percent in 1991 to 21.41 percent in 2012. ... See More +

Policy Note ACS13977 JUN 01, 2015

Molini,Vasco

Tanzania - Agricultural sector risk assessment (English)

This study aims to achieve a better understanding of the agricultural risk and risk management situation in Tanzania with a view to identifying key solutions to reduce current gross domestic product (GDP) growth volatility. ... See More +

Other Agricultural Study 94883 JUN 01, 2015

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic - Upland Food Security Improvement Project (English)

Ratings for the Upland Food Security Improvement Project for Lao Peoples Democratic Republic were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3353 MAY 28, 2015

China - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture-based Industry Pilot and Demonstration in Poor Areas Project (English)

The objective of the Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture-based Industry Pilot and Demonstration in Poor Areas Project for China is to develop and demonstrate rural value chains that promote equitable organizational arrangements, participation, and the sustainable increase of income of target households in the project provinces. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD442 MAY 26, 2015

Strengthening water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector coordination in Lao PDR : supporting sector reform for scaling up rural sanitation – synthesis report (English)

This report summarizes the results and lessons learned from the Technical Assistance (TA) ‘supporting sector reform for scaling up rural sanitation in Lao PDR’. ... See More +

Report ACS12445 MAY 22, 2015

Weitz,Almud

Cote dIvoire - Third Poverty Reduction Support Credit (PRSC-3) Project (English)

Program Information Document 97235 MAY 21, 2015

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.

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Use of catastrophe risk models in assessing sovereign food security for risk transfer (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7360 Policy Research Working Paper
The consumption, income, and wealth of the poorest: cross-sectional facts of rural and urban Sub-Saharan Africa for macroeconomists (English)
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JUN 25, 2015 WPS7337 Policy Research Working Paper
The role of trade in ending poverty (English)
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JUN 25, 2015 97607 Publication
Estimating local poverty measures using satellite images : a pilot application to Central America (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7329 Policy Research Working Paper
Women left behind ? poverty and headship in Africa (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7331 Policy Research Working Paper
Panama - Systematic country diagnostic : locking in success (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 97719 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Where are Iraq’s poor? : mapping poverty in Iraq (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 97644 Working Paper
Morocco - MA-Rural Roads II : P094007 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 18 (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 ISR19111 Implementation Status and Results Report
Shared prosperity and poverty eradication in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 97881 Publication
Argentina - Protecting Vulnerable People Against Non-communicable Diseases Project and Socio-Economic Inclusion Rural Areas Project : chair summary (English)
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JUN 11, 2015 97339 Board Summary
Toward a new definition of shared prosperity: a dynamic perspective from three countries (English)
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JUN 08, 2015 WPS7294 Policy Research Working Paper
Lao Peoples Democratic Republic - Second Poverty Reduction Fund Project : additional financing (English)
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JUN 02, 2015 PAD1368 Project Paper
Honduras economic DNA : maintaining commitment – with a special focus on poverty and shared prosperity (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97361 Working Paper
Ghana - Work program (FY15) : poverty and inequality profile (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 ACS13977 Policy Note
Tanzania - Agricultural sector risk assessment (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 94883 Other Agricultural Study
Lao Peoples Democratic Republic - Upland Food Security Improvement Project (English)
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MAY 28, 2015 ICR3353 Implementation Completion and Results Report
China - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture-based Industry Pilot and Demonstration in Poor Areas Project (English)
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MAY 26, 2015 PAD442 Project Appraisal Document
Strengthening water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector coordination in Lao PDR : supporting sector reform for scaling up rural sanitation – synthesis report (English)
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MAY 22, 2015 ACS12445 Report
Cote dIvoire - Third Poverty Reduction Support Credit (PRSC-3) Project (English)
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MAY 21, 2015 97235 Program Information Document
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