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Statement by Mr. Daniel Kablan Duncan on behalf of the Group II African Countries, at the eighty-ninth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, on behalf of the Group II African Countries, at the eighty-ninth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 86978 APR 12, 2014

Duncan, Daniel Kablan

Pathways to the middle class in Turkey : how have reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity helped ? (English)

Turkey's poverty reduction performance in the 2000s has been remarkably consistent. Extreme and moderate poverty have fallen considerably since 2003. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6834 APR 01, 2014

Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Atamanov, Aziz

Social gains in the balance : a fiscal policy challenge for Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

In 2012, the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region continued its successful drive to reduce poverty and build the middle class. The proportion of the region's 600 million people living in extreme poverty, defined in the region as life on less than $2.50 a day, was cut in half between 2003 and 2012 to 12.3 percent. ... See More +

Working Paper 85162 FEB 01, 2014

Is extreme poverty going to end ? an analytical framework to evaluate progress in ending extreme poverty (English)

The World Bank has recently adopted a target of reducing the proportion of population living below US$1.25 a day at 2005 international prices to 3 percent by 2030. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6740 JAN 01, 2014

Yoshida, Nobuo; Uematsu, Hiroki; Sobrado, Carlos E.

Economic growth in Ghana : determinants and prospect (English)

This paper employs a simple cross-country panel framework to assess the determinants of growth in Ghana's gross domestic product over the past four decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6750 JAN 01, 2014

Raggl, Anna K.

Individual diversity and the Gini decomposition (English)

The paper defines the Gini index as the sum of individual contributions where individual contributions are interpreted as the degree of diversity of each individual from all other members of society. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6763 JAN 01, 2014

Ceriani, Lidia; Verme, Paolo

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 4) (English)

This issue of the Inequality in focus newsletter contains the following topics of interest: aspiration traps: when poverty stifles hope; and, explaining the gap between facts and perceptions of inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 84370 JAN 01, 2014

Flechtner, Svenja; Verme, Paolo Spanish, French

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 4) : Pleins feux sur les inégalités (French)

This issue of the Inequality in focus newsletter contains the following topics of interest: aspiration traps: when poverty stifles hope; and, explaining the gap between facts and perceptions of inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 84370 JAN 01, 2014

Flechtner, Svenja; Verme, Paolo English, Spanish

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 4) : La desigualdad bajo la lupa (Spanish)

This issue of the Inequality in focus newsletter contains the following topics of interest: aspiration traps: when poverty stifles hope; and, explaining the gap between facts and perceptions of inequality. ... See More +

Newsletter 84370 JAN 01, 2014

Flechtner, Svenja; Verme, Paolo English, French

Inside inequality in the Arab Republic of Egypt : facts and perceptions across people, time, and space (English)

Press coverage of the Egyptian revolution, both local and international, made frequent use of the word "inequality" to describe one of the factors that generated discontent. ... See More +

Publication 86473 JAN 01, 2014

Verme, Paolo; Milanovic, Branko; Al-Shawarby, Sherine; El Tawila, Sahar; Gadallah, May; El-Majeed, Enas Ali A.

Global income distribution : from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the great recession (English)

The paper presents a newly compiled and improved database of national household surveys between 1988 and 2008. In 2008, the global Gini index is around 70.5 percent having declined by approximately 2 Gini points over this twenty year period. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6719 DEC 01, 2013

Lakner, Christoph; Milanovic, Branko

Opportunity-sensitive poverty measurement (English)

This paper offers an axiomatic characterization of two classes of poverty measures that are sensitive to inequality of opportunity, one a strict subset of the other. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6728 DEC 01, 2013

Brunori, Paolo; Ferreira, Francisco; Lugo, Maria Ana; Peragine, Vito

Outcomes, opportunity and development : why unequal opportunities and not outcomes hinder economic development (English)

This paper studies the relationship between inequality of opportunity and development outcomes in a cross-country setting. Scholars have long debated the impact of inequality on growth, development, and the quality of institutions in a society. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6735 DEC 01, 2013

Molina, Ezequiel; Narayan, Ambar; Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime

Decomposing the recent inequality decline in Latin America (English)

Over the past decade, 12 of 14 Latin American countries have experienced a reduction in inequality. Based on a series of counterfactual simulations, the observed changes in inequality are decomposed in order to identify the main determinants of inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6715 DEC 01, 2013

Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Inchauste, Gabriela; Sanfelice, Viviane

South Africa - Country partnership strategy for the period FY2014-2017 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 82642 NOV 12, 2013

Shared prosperity and the mitigation of poverty : in practice and in precept (English)

The World Bank Group recently adopted two overarching goals -- the end of extreme, chronic poverty in the world by 2030 and the promotion of shared prosperity in every society. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6700 NOV 01, 2013

Basu, Kaushik

A note on the simple algebra of the shared prosperity indicator (English)

One of the two goals of the World Bank Group's new strategy is to promote shared prosperity, defined as the income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6645 OCT 01, 2013

Rosenblatt, David; McGavock, Tamara J.

Shared prosperity : links to growth, inequality and inequality of opportunity (English)

Focusing on the welfare of the less well off as a measure of real societal progress is the fundamental principle underlying the WBG indicator of "shared prosperity", namely income growth of the bottom 40 percent in every country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6649 OCT 01, 2013

Narayan, Ambar; Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime; Tiwari, Sailesh

Admission is free only if your dad is rich! distributional effects of corruption in schools in developing countries (English)

In the standard model of corruption, the rich are more likely to pay bribes for their children's education, reflecting higher ability to pay. This prediction is, however, driven by the assumption that the probability of punishment for bribe-taking is invariant across households. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6671 OCT 01, 2013

Emran, M. Shahe; Islam, Asadul; Shilpi, Forhad

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Statement by Mr. Daniel Kablan Duncan on behalf of the Group II African Countries, at the eighty-ninth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014 (English)
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APR 12, 2014 86978 Board Report
Pathways to the middle class in Turkey : how have reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity helped ? (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6834 Policy Research Working Paper
Social gains in the balance : a fiscal policy challenge for Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 85162 Working Paper
Is extreme poverty going to end ? an analytical framework to evaluate progress in ending extreme poverty (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6740 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic growth in Ghana : determinants and prospect (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6750 Policy Research Working Paper
Individual diversity and the Gini decomposition (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6763 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 4) (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84370 Newsletter Spanish, French
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 4) : Pleins feux sur les inégalités (French)
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JAN 01, 2014 84370 Newsletter English, Spanish
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 4) : La desigualdad bajo la lupa (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2014 84370 Newsletter English, French
Inside inequality in the Arab Republic of Egypt : facts and perceptions across people, time, and space (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 86473 Publication
Global income distribution : from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the great recession (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6719 Policy Research Working Paper
Opportunity-sensitive poverty measurement (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6728 Policy Research Working Paper
Outcomes, opportunity and development : why unequal opportunities and not outcomes hinder economic development (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6735 Policy Research Working Paper
Decomposing the recent inequality decline in Latin America (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6715 Policy Research Working Paper
South Africa - Country partnership strategy for the period FY2014-2017 : chair summary (English)
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NOV 12, 2013 82642 Board Summary
Shared prosperity and the mitigation of poverty : in practice and in precept (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6700 Policy Research Working Paper
Lesotho-Lesotho Second Growth and Competitiveness DPC : Lesotho - Second Growth and Competitiveness Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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OCT 17, 2013 AB7423 Project Information Document
A note on the simple algebra of the shared prosperity indicator (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6645 Policy Research Working Paper
Shared prosperity : links to growth, inequality and inequality of opportunity (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6649 Policy Research Working Paper
Admission is free only if your dad is rich! distributional effects of corruption in schools in developing countries (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6671 Policy Research Working Paper