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Beyond income poverty : nonmonetary dimensions of poverty in Uganda (English)

The proportion of Ugandan households living in poverty reduced by more than half between 1993 and 2013. Using household survey data, this paper analyzes nonmonetary dimensions of poverty in Uganda for levels and trends, to explore whether the observed reduction in monetary-based poverty are reflected in the nonmonetary indicators of poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8111 JUN 23, 2017

Etang Ndip,Alvin; Tsimpo,Clarence Disclosed

Estimating the welfare costs of reforming the Iraq public distribution system : a mixed demand approach (English)

The Iraqi Public Distribution System is the largest universal, in-kind subsidy system in the world. In 2012, the Public Distribution System transfers accounted for as much as 30 percent of incomes of the poorest 10 percent of the Iraqi population and provided 70 percent of the calories of the poorest 40 percent. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8106 JUN 19, 2017

Krishnan,Nandini; Olivieri,Sergio Daniel; Ramadan,Racha Disclosed

Heterogeneous effects of rural electrification: evidence from Bangladesh (English)

Achieving universal access to electricity is one of the most important energy policy goals set by governments in the developing world. The recent empirical literature, however, paints a mixed picture about the economic viability of rural electrification. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8102 JUN 12, 2017

Samad,Hussain A.; Zhang,Fan Disclosed

Prices, Engel curves, and time-space deflation : impacts on poverty and inequality in Vietnam (English)

Many developing countries lack spatially disaggregated price data. Some analysts use "no-price" methods by using a food Engel curve to derive the deflator as that needed for nominally similar households to have equal food shares in all regions and time periods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8097 JUN 09, 2017

Gibson,John David; Le,Trinh; Kim,Bonggeun Disclosed

Chile - Transitioning to a prosperous society (English)

Three key characteristics help shed light on Chile’s development performance. First, strong institutions and sound macroeconomic policies have contributed to long-term economic growth. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 107903 JUN 06, 2017

Disclosed

Does fiscal policy benefit the poor and reduce inequality in Namibia? (English)

Reducing poverty and inequality continues to be an important national priority in Namibia. Vision 2030 – the country’s guiding development strategy – has a subordinate vision that points to several goals: “Poverty is reduced to the minimum, the existing pattern of income-distribution is equitable and disparity is at the minimum.” ... See More +

Working Paper 116029 JUN 01, 2017

Sulla,Victor; Zikhali,Precious; Schuler,Philip M.; Jellema,Jon Robbert Disclosed

Supporting disadvantaged children enter kindergarten: experimental evidence from Bulgaria (English)

This paper presents findings from a large scale multi-arm randomized control trial implemented in 2014-2015 across 236 poor settlements across Bulgaria with the aim to improve full-day kindergarten participation of poor children, especially Roma and Turkish. ... See More +

Working Paper 116056 JUN 01, 2017

Bulgarian Disclosed

Pathways to prosperity in rural Malawi (English)

By most accounts, rural Malawi lacked dynamism in the past 15 years. Growth was mostly volatile, in large part due to unstable macroeconomic fundamentals evidenced by high inflation, fiscal deficits, and high interest rates. ... See More +

Publication 116657 MAY 31, 2017

Dabalen,Andrew L.; De La Fuente,Alejandro; Goyal,Aparajita; Karamba,R. Wendy; Nguyen,Nga Thi Viet; Tanaka,Tomomi Disclosed

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

Program Information Document AB7888 MAY 24, 2017

Disclosed

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

Where to create jobs to reduce poverty : cities or towns ? (English)

Should public investment be targeted to big cities or to small towns, if the objective is to minimize national poverty? To answer this policy question, this paper extends the basic Todaro-type model of rural-urban migration to the case of migration from rural areas to two potential destinations, secondary town and big city. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8069 MAY 22, 2017

Christiaensen,Luc; De Weerdt,Joachim; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Pakistan - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY15-FY20 (English)

This document is the Performance and Learning Review (PLR) of the World Bank Group’s (WBG’s) Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) FY15-19 for Pakistan. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 113574 MAY 18, 2017

Disclosed

To sew or not to sew ? assessing the welfare effects of the garment industry in Cambodia (English)

This paper uses the 2011 Cambodia Socio-Economic Survey to analyze the relationship between participation in the garment industry and household welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8061 MAY 16, 2017

Mejia-Mantilla,Carolina; Woldemichae,Martha Tesfaye Disclosed

Status goods : experimental evidence from platinum credit cards (English)

This paper provides novel evidence on status goods, using a series of field experiments with an Indonesian bank that markets platinum credit cards to high-income customers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8064 MAY 16, 2017

Bursztyn,Leonardo A.; Ferman,Bruno; Fiorin,Stefano; Kanz,Martin; Rao,Gautam Disclosed

Sao Tome and Principe - Second Strengthening Growth and Building Foundations for Poverty Reduction Project (English)

Program Information Document AB7885 MAY 02, 2017

Disclosed

Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk (Vol. 2) : انځورپاڼې (Pashto)

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 Dari, English 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

Mali - First Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Growth Support Credit Project (English)

This program document presents the first Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Growth Support Operation (PRIGSO) in the amount of US$50 million equivalent to the Government of Mali (GoM). ... See More +

Program Document 106922 MAY 02, 2017

Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Beyond income poverty : nonmonetary dimensions of poverty in Uganda (English)
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JUN 23, 2017 WPS8111 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating the welfare costs of reforming the Iraq public distribution system : a mixed demand approach (English)
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JUN 19, 2017 WPS8106 Policy Research Working Paper
Heterogeneous effects of rural electrification: evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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JUN 12, 2017 WPS8102 Policy Research Working Paper
Prices, Engel curves, and time-space deflation : impacts on poverty and inequality in Vietnam (English)
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JUN 09, 2017 WPS8097 Policy Research Working Paper
Chile - Transitioning to a prosperous society (English)
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JUN 06, 2017 107903 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Does fiscal policy benefit the poor and reduce inequality in Namibia? (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116029 Working Paper
Supporting disadvantaged children enter kindergarten: experimental evidence from Bulgaria (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116056 Working Paper Bulgarian
Pathways to prosperity in rural Malawi (English)
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MAY 31, 2017 116657 Publication
Liberia - Third Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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MAY 24, 2017 AB7888 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
Where to create jobs to reduce poverty : cities or towns ? (English)
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MAY 22, 2017 WPS8069 Policy Research Working Paper
Pakistan - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY15-FY20 (English)
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MAY 18, 2017 113574 Country Assistance Strategy Document
To sew or not to sew ? assessing the welfare effects of the garment industry in Cambodia (English)
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MAY 16, 2017 WPS8061 Policy Research Working Paper
Status goods : experimental evidence from platinum credit cards (English)
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MAY 16, 2017 WPS8064 Policy Research Working Paper
Sao Tome and Principe - Second Strengthening Growth and Building Foundations for Poverty Reduction Project (English)
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MAY 02, 2017 AB7885 Program Information Document
Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk (Vol. 2) : انځورپاڼې (Pashto)
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MAY 02, 2017 114741 Working Paper Dari, English
Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk (Vol. 2) : Infographics (English)
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MAY 02, 2017 114741 Working Paper Pashto, Dari
Mali - First Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Growth Support Credit Project (English)
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MAY 02, 2017 106922 Program Document
République du Congo - Rapport sur la pauvreté sur l'éducation, l'emploi et la protection sociale pour une réduction durable de la pauvreté : résumé analytique (French)
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MAY 01, 2017 114706 Working Paper