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Liberia - Fourth Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation Project (English)

Program Information Document 118028 JUL 31, 2017

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The future of work requires more, not less technology in developing countries (English)

Digital technology is transforming the organization and location of production, and thus the futureof work. It risks widening the gap between richer and developing countries, and between the better skilled and connected and the poorer population groups within countries, who stand to bear the brunt of the adjustment. ... See More +

Brief 117820 JUL 01, 2017

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Laos - Second Poverty Reduction Fund Project (English)

Ratings for the Second Poverty Reduction Fund Project for Laos were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3988 JUN 26, 2017

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Turkey - Resilience, Inclusion and Growth Development Policy Financing (DPF) Project (English)

Program Information Document AB7912 JUN 21, 2017

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Societal poverty : a relative and relevant measure (English)

Poverty lines are typically higher in richer countries, and lower in poorer ones, reflecting the relative nature of national assessments of who is considered poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8073 MAY 23, 2017

Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Prydz,Espen Beer Disclosed

When growth is not enough : explaining the rigidity of poverty in the Dominican Republic (English)

The Dominican Republic has enjoyed one of the strongest growth rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) over the past 20 years. It also experiences high growth with limited poverty reduction. ... See More +

Publication 115257 MAY 23, 2017

Grajales,Francisco Jose; Sirtaine,Sophie Disclosed

The rise of the middle class and economic growth in ASEAN (English)

This paper presents estimates of the relationship between the share of income accruing to the middle class and gross domestic product per capita of economies from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8068 MAY 18, 2017

Brueckner,Markus; Dabla-Norris,Era; Gradstein,Mark; Lederman,Daniel Disclosed

Toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America (English)

Central America has come a long way both in terms of economic and political stability. Increasingly the region is focusing on implementing productivity-enhancing reforms as well as supporting reductions in poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Publication 115209 MAY 18, 2017

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Gindling,Thomas; Pena,Christine Lao Disclosed

Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk (Vol. 2) : Infographics (English)

A severe slow-down in Afghanistan's economic growth characterized the period between 2012 and 2014, the so called Transition period leading to the 2014 election and handover of security responsibility to Afghan forces. ... See More +

Working Paper 114741 MAY 02, 2017

Wieser,Christina; Rahimi,Ismail; Redaelli,Silvia Pashto, Dari Disclosed

México - La pobreza en el estado de Oaxaca : evolución y perspectivas para una agenda de política social (Spanish)

El presente documento propone, para lograrlo, enfocar los esfuerzos hacia: (a) mejorar las capacidades y activos productivos de la población con mayor rezago para que ésta cuente con un piso mínimo de bienestar que le permita acceder a mejores y mayores oportunidades; y (b) identificar inversiones clave a realizarse en sectores estratégicos, que detonen el potencial productivo utilizando las capacidades de la población actualmente en pobreza. ... See More +

Working Paper 114833 MAY 01, 2017

Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos; Szekely Pardo,Esteban Miguel; Flores Fragoso,Ivan; Leyson, Florencia; Mendoza, Pamela Disclosed

México - La pobreza en el estado de Puebla : evolución y perspectivas para una agenda de política social (Spanish)

El presente documento propone, para lograrlo, enfocar los esfuerzos hacia: (a) mejorar las capacidades y activos productivos de la población con mayor rezago para que ésta cuente con un piso mínimo de bienestar que le permita acceder a mejores y mayores oportunidades; y (b) identificar inversiones clave a realizarse en sectores estratégicos, que detonen el potencial productivo utilizando las capacidades de la población actualmente en pobreza. ... See More +

Working Paper 114832 MAY 01, 2017

Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos; Szekely Pardo,Esteban Miguel; Flores Fragoso,Ivan; Leyson, Florencia; Mendoza, Pamela Disclosed

Climbing higher : toward a middle-income Nepal (English)

Nepal's recent history of development is marred by a paradox. Many countries in the world have experienced rapid growth but modest poverty reduction, as income has increasingly concentrated in the hands of the wealthy. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 115156 MAY 01, 2017

Cosic,Damir; Dahal,Sudyumna; Kitzmuller,Markus Disclosed

Mauritania - Systematic Country Diagnostics (English)

The systematic country diagnostic (SCD) of Mauritania seeks to identify key constraints and priority interventions needed for the country to achieve the twin goals of the World Bank Group: (i) ending extreme poverty; and (ii) improving shared prosperity among the poorest forty percent of the population (the bottom 40). ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 116630 MAY 01, 2017

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Djibouti - Second Urban Poverty Reduction Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Plan d'action de reinstallation (French)

The objective of the Second Urban Poverty Reduction Project of Djibouti is to improve sustainable access to basic infrastructure and services for the people in the city of Djibouti in general, and in District 7 in particular. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG1096 MAY 01, 2017

Sin Yan Yu,Eileen Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Swaziland (English)

Economic growth is projected to rebound to 1.7 percent in 2017, in part due to modestly improved regional growth prospects and recovery of agricultural production following better rains. ... See More +

Working Paper 113877 APR 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Namibia (English)

The pace of economic activity subsided significantly during 2016, in part as glob-al demand for commodities remained sluggish. In the medium-term, growth is anticipated to recover gradually, reaching 4 percent by 2018, driven mostly by mining and services activities. ... See More +

Working Paper 113875 APR 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Zimbabwe (English)

Economic growth registered 0.7 percent in 2016, easing from a modest 1 percent gain in the previous year. A fall in private sector demand was offset by an increase in net exports and fiscal expansion. ... See More +

Working Paper 113879 APR 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)

GDP growth improved to 3.3 percent in 2016 from 2.9 percent in 2015, but remained below the rate achieved between 2004 and 2014 (average 7.4 percent). ... See More +

Working Paper 113878 APR 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for South Africa (English)

A modest cyclical recovery is expected in South Africa, yet growth remains low at 1.1 percent in 2017. This implies negative per capita growth, leaving little room to reduce poverty or make progress in reducing unemployment, which climbed to new highs in 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 113876 APR 01, 2017

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Vietnam - Second Northern Mountains Poverty Reduction Project : additional financing - procurement plan : Việt Nam - Dự Án Giảm Nghèo Giai Đoạn Thứ Hai Tỉnh Lai Châu : thêm tài chính - kế hoạch đấu thầu (Vietnamese)
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JUL 03, 2017 117152 Procurement Plan
The future of work requires more, not less technology in developing countries (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117820 Brief
Laos - Second Poverty Reduction Fund Project (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 ICR3988 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Turkey - Resilience, Inclusion and Growth Development Policy Financing (DPF) Project (English)
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JUN 21, 2017 AB7912 Program Information Document
Societal poverty : a relative and relevant measure (English)
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MAY 23, 2017 WPS8073 Policy Research Working Paper
When growth is not enough : explaining the rigidity of poverty in the Dominican Republic (English)
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MAY 23, 2017 115257 Publication
The rise of the middle class and economic growth in ASEAN (English)
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MAY 18, 2017 WPS8068 Policy Research Working Paper
Toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America (English)
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MAY 18, 2017 115209 Publication
Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk (Vol. 2) : Infographics (English)
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MAY 02, 2017 114741 Working Paper Pashto, Dari
México - La pobreza en el estado de Oaxaca : evolución y perspectivas para una agenda de política social (Spanish)
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MAY 01, 2017 114833 Working Paper
México - La pobreza en el estado de Puebla : evolución y perspectivas para una agenda de política social (Spanish)
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MAY 01, 2017 114832 Working Paper
Climbing higher : toward a middle-income Nepal (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115156 Country Economic Memorandum
Mauritania - Systematic Country Diagnostics (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 116630 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Djibouti - Second Urban Poverty Reduction Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Plan d'action de reinstallation (French)
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MAY 01, 2017 SFG1096 Resettlement Plan
Macro poverty outlook for Swaziland (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113877 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Namibia (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113875 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Zimbabwe (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113879 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113878 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for South Africa (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113876 Working Paper