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Fiscal incidence in Belarus : a commitment to equity analysis (English)

The paper employs the Commitment to Equity framework to present a first attempt at a comprehensive fiscal incidence analysis for Belarus, encompassing the revenue and expenditures components of the fiscal system, including direct and indirect taxes, as well as direct, indirect, and in-kind transfers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8216 OCT 12, 2017

Bornukova,Kateryna; Shymanovich,Gleb; Chubrik,Alexander Disclosed

East Asia and Pacific - Economic update, October 2017: Balancing act (English)

Developing East Asia and the Pacific has continued to perform well in the first half of 2017. The region grew more rapidly than almost all other developing regions. ... See More +

Publication 120158 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Botswana (English)

Botswana’s economic growth recovered strongly in 2016, fueled by mineral exports and services sector. Further gains are expected for the medium-term, with a real gross domestic product (GDP) growth of up to 4.8 percent by 2019. ... See More +

Working Paper 120169 OCT 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)

Growth has slowed down since 2015 from 5.6 to 2.3 percent due to modest growth in the services sector. Higher growth rates are projected for 2017-18, boosted by an increase in construction and mining despite the narrowing fiscal space. ... See More +

Working Paper 120170 OCT 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Namibia (English)

The pace of economic growth significantly subsided in 2016, as construction activity shrank and mineral prices remained low. In the medium-term, growth is projected to recover gradually, reaching 3 percent by 2018, driven mostly by mining and services sector activities. ... See More +

Working Paper 120171 OCT 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for South Africa (English)

Poverty has fallen significantly since democracy in 1994, but this trend reversed between 2011 and 2015. The economy has been growing too slowly since the global financial crisis to create jobs for poor South Africans. ... See More +

Working Paper 120172 OCT 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Swaziland (English)

Economic growth is expected to decline to 0.9 percent in 2017 from 1.3 percent in 2016, due to slow recovery in agriculture and escalating fiscal challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 120173 OCT 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)

Economic activity has improved in 2017, following a bumper harvest and improved hydro-electricity generation, increased copper production, higher copper prices, and more accommodating monetary policy. ... See More +

Working Paper 120174 OCT 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Zimbabwe (English)

Economic growth is projected to recover to 2.8 percent in 2017 up from 0.7 percent last year. Good rains boosted agricultural growth and poverty alleviation in rural areas. ... See More +

Working Paper 120175 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (English)

Afghanistan's biggest economic challenge is finding sustainable sources of growth. To date, the World Bank has committed more than $3.73 billion for development projects. ... See More +

Newsletter 120366 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Measuring the effectiveness of service delivery : delivery of government provided goods and services in India (English)

This paper uses new survey data to measure the government's capacity to deliver goods and services in a manner that includes: high coverage of the population; equal access; and high quality of service delivery. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8207 SEP 27, 2017

Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Klapper,Leora; Prasad,Neeraj Disclosed

Independent Evaluation Group annual report 2017 : influence through evaluation (English)

In line with IEG’s long-term agenda, we have delivered timely, highly relevant evaluations that speak to the current issues. Likewise, we have influenced debates in our three strategic engagement areas: inclusive and sustainable economic growth, investing in people, and fostering resilience to global shocks and threats. ... See More +

Working Paper 119999 SEP 26, 2017

Disclosed

Making it easier to apply for a bank account: a study of the Indian market (English)

This paper draws on new individual-level survey data from India to study the costs of opening an account and the efficiency of the account application process. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8205 SEP 26, 2017

Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Klapper,Leora; Ansar,Saniya; Jagati,Aditya Disclosed

Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Conditional Cash Transfers Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Conditional Cash Transfers Project is to strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of the Government of Macedonia's (GoM) social safety net through (a) the introduction of conditional cash transfers; and (b) improvements in the administration, oversight, monitoring, and evaluation of social assistance transfers. ... See More +

Project Paper RES29372 SEP 18, 2017

Disclosed

Financial protection for resilient livelihoods : increasing the resilience of poor households to disaster events (English)

Disasters—and their economic and social impacts—are on the rise. While disasters do not discriminate, they tend to have the greatest impact on the poorest. ... See More +

Brief 119729 SEP 14, 2017

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Disaster Risk Financing & Insurance Program – Uganda (English)

A growing number of developing countries are investing in social safety nets to improve the lives and livelihoods of billions of poor and vulnerable people, yet around 55 percent of the world's poor or 773 million people with acute needs still lack safety net coverage. ... See More +

Brief 119708 SEP 13, 2017

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Optimal targeting under budget constraints in a humanitarian context (English)

The combination of conflict, food insecurity, and displacement generates competing claims for financial resources that stretch the donors' ability to provide funding and the humanitarian organizations' capacity to provide social assistance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8191 SEP 12, 2017

Gigliarano,Chiara; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Natural disaster damage indices based on remotely sensed data: an application to Indonesia (English)

Combining nightlight data as a proxy for economic activity with remote sensing data typically used for natural hazard modeling, this paper constructs novel damage indices at the district level for Indonesia, for different disaster events such as floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and the 2004 Christmas Tsunami. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8188 SEP 08, 2017

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Strobl,Eric; Tveit,Thomas Breivik Disclosed

Moving out and up : panel data evidence on migration and poverty in Uganda (English)

This paper examines the relationship between spatial and economic mobility in Uganda using longitudinal data from 2005 through 2012. The study relies on a detailed panel tracking survey and exploits exogenous variation in the spatial intensity of violent conflict, rainfall shocks, distance from the regional capital, and ethnic networks in urban areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8186 SEP 07, 2017

Mensah,Edouard Romeo; O'Sullivan,Michael B. Disclosed

Child schooling and child work in the presence of a partial education subsidy (English)

Could a partial subsidy for child education increase children's participation in paid work? In contrast to much of the theoretical and empirical child labor literature, this paper shows that child work and school participation can be complements under certain conditions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8182 SEP 06, 2017

De Hoop,Jacobus Joost; Friedman,Jed; Kandpal,Eeshani; Rosati,Furio Camillo Disclosed

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Fiscal incidence in Belarus : a commitment to equity analysis (English)
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OCT 12, 2017 WPS8216 Policy Research Working Paper
East Asia and Pacific - Economic update, October 2017: Balancing act (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120158 Publication
Macro poverty outlook for Botswana (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120169 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120170 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Namibia (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120171 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for South Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120172 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Swaziland (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120173 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120174 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Zimbabwe (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120175 Working Paper
The World Bank Group in Afghanistan : country update (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120366 Newsletter
Measuring the effectiveness of service delivery : delivery of government provided goods and services in India (English)
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SEP 27, 2017 WPS8207 Policy Research Working Paper
Independent Evaluation Group annual report 2017 : influence through evaluation (English)
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SEP 26, 2017 119999 Working Paper
Making it easier to apply for a bank account: a study of the Indian market (English)
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SEP 26, 2017 WPS8205 Policy Research Working Paper
Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Conditional Cash Transfers Project : restructuring (English)
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SEP 18, 2017 RES29372 Project Paper
Financial protection for resilient livelihoods : increasing the resilience of poor households to disaster events (English)
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SEP 14, 2017 119729 Brief
Disaster Risk Financing & Insurance Program – Uganda (English)
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SEP 13, 2017 119708 Brief
Optimal targeting under budget constraints in a humanitarian context (English)
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SEP 12, 2017 WPS8191 Policy Research Working Paper
Natural disaster damage indices based on remotely sensed data: an application to Indonesia (English)
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SEP 08, 2017 WPS8188 Policy Research Working Paper
Moving out and up : panel data evidence on migration and poverty in Uganda (English)
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SEP 07, 2017 WPS8186 Policy Research Working Paper
Child schooling and child work in the presence of a partial education subsidy (English)
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SEP 06, 2017 WPS8182 Policy Research Working Paper