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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

Galrão Carneiro,Francisco (editor); Sirtaine,Sophie (editor) 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

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

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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

Africa research newsletter (4) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: regional studies program; summary of Africa regional studies; from Africa region chief economist; advisory services and analytics; economic sector work (ESW) delivered by global practice; ESW delivered by country. ... See More +

Newsletter 114356 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Cabo Verde - Eighth and Ninth Poverty Reduction Support Credit Projects (English)

Ratings of Eighth and Ninth Poverty Reduction Support Credit Projects for Cabo Verde were as follows: outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3972 MAR 31, 2017

Disclosed

For India's rural poor, growing towns matter more than growing cities (English)

It is theoretically ambiguous whether growth of cities matters more to the rural poor than growth of towns. This paper empirically examines whether growth of India's secondary towns or big cities mattered more to recent rural poverty reduction, noting that data deficiencies have made this a difficult question to answer previously. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7994 MAR 06, 2017

Gibson,John; Datt,Gaurav; Murgai,Rinku; Ravallion,Martin Disclosed

Gender Equality, Poverty Reduction, and Inclusive Growth : 2016-2023 Gender Strategy - 2017 Update to the Board (English)

The new Gender Strategy emphasizes measurable results based on data and evidence of whatworks. It raises the bar and positions the WBG to be a more effective actor in tackling specific gender gaps. ... See More +

Board Report 112956 FEB 17, 2017

Disclosed

Growth (but not only) is good for the poor : some cross-country evidence to promote growth and shared prosperity in Haiti (English)

Many low-income countries, such as Haiti, have high ambitions and socioeconomic needs to achieve substantial income growth, especially for the poorest income quintiles. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7975 FEB 16, 2017

Belo Da Silva Antoine,Kassia; Singh,Raju; Wacker,Konstantin M. Disclosed

Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk : پیشرفت در معرض خطر : گزارش تحلیل وضعیت فقر در افغانستان (Dari)

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 FEB 14, 2017

Rahimi,Ismail; Redaelli,Silvia Pashto, English Disclosed

Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk (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 FEB 14, 2017

Rahimi,Ismail; Redaelli,Silvia Pashto, Dari Disclosed

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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
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
Africa research newsletter (4) (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114356 Newsletter
Cabo Verde - Eighth and Ninth Poverty Reduction Support Credit Projects (English)
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MAR 31, 2017 ICR3972 Implementation Completion and Results Report
For India's rural poor, growing towns matter more than growing cities (English)
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MAR 06, 2017 WPS7994 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender Equality, Poverty Reduction, and Inclusive Growth : 2016-2023 Gender Strategy - 2017 Update to the Board (English)
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FEB 17, 2017 112956 Board Report
Growth (but not only) is good for the poor : some cross-country evidence to promote growth and shared prosperity in Haiti (English)
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FEB 16, 2017 WPS7975 Policy Research Working Paper
Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk : پیشرفت در معرض خطر : گزارش تحلیل وضعیت فقر در افغانستان (Dari)
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FEB 14, 2017 114741 Working Paper Pashto, English
Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 114741 Working Paper Pashto, Dari