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Who benefited from Burundi's demobilization program ? (English)

This paper assesses the impact of the demobilization, reinsertion and reintegration program in post-war Burundi. Two major rebel groups benefited from cash and in-kind transfers, the CNDD-FDD from 2004, and the FNL from 2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7732 JUN 28, 2016

D'Aoust,Olivia Severine; Sterck,Olivier Christian Brigitte; Verwimp,Philip Disclosed

Is inequality underestimated in Egypt ? evidence from house prices (English)

Household income surveys often fail to capture top incomes which leads to an underestimation of income inequality. A popular solution is to combine the household survey with data from income tax records, which has been found to result in significant upward corrections of inequality estimates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7727 JUN 22, 2016

Van Der Weide,Roy; Lakner,Christoph; Ianchovichina,Elena Disclosed

Odisha - Poverty, growth and inequality (English)

This brief has the analysis of poverty, growth and inequality in Odisha, India. Odisha is the eleventh most populous state in India and home to 42 million people. ... See More +

Brief 105874 MAY 20, 2016

Disclosed

Jharkhand : poverty, growth and inequality (English)

This brief talks about poverty, growth and inequality in Jharkhand, India. Jharkhand is the fourteenth most populous state in India and home to 33 million people, 13 million of who are poor. ... See More +

Brief 105854 MAY 20, 2016

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Chhattisgarh poverty, growth, and inequality (English)

Chhattisgarh is India’s 18th most populous state and home to 26 million people, 10 million of who are poor. The state has the highest poverty rate in the country. ... See More +

Brief 105848 MAY 20, 2016

Disclosed

Madhya Pradesh poverty, growth, and inequality (English)

Madhya Pradesh is the fifth most populous state in India and home to 73 million people. Poverty in Madhya Pradesh was similar to the national average in 1994, but since then poverty reduction has lagged the rest of the country. ... See More +

Brief 105861 MAY 20, 2016

Disclosed

Rajasthan - Poverty, growth and inequality (English)

Rajasthan is the 7th most populous state in India, home to 69 million people of whom 10 million are poor. Since 2005, the state has made tremendous progress in poverty reduction supported by faster growth that had a stronger than usual impact on poverty reduction. ... See More +

Brief 105877 MAY 20, 2016

Disclosed

How does the sensitivity of consumption to income vary over time? international evidence (English)

This paper studies how the sensitivity of consumption to income has changed over time as the degree of financial integration has risen. In standard theory, greater financial integration facilitates international borrowing and lending, helping to reduce the sensitivity of consumption growth to fluctuations in income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7659 APR 29, 2016

Islamaj,Ergys; Kose,Ayhan Disclosed

Statement by Mr. Guy Ryder at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labor Organization at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 104900 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

Looking back on two decades of poverty and well-being in India (English)

This paper provides an overview of poverty and well-being trends in India since the mid-1990s. Poverty reduction since 2005 has been much faster than the earlier decade, as a result of broad-based growth across most geographic areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7626 APR 07, 2016

Narayan,Ambar; Murgai,Rinku Disclosed

A slowdown in social gains (English)

The current economic slowdown resulted in social gains in Latin America and the Caribbean that were weaker in 2014 than in previous years. In particular, the growth of the middle class - which was one of the key successes during the years of the commodity boom - came almost to a halt. ... See More +

Brief 104750 APR 01, 2016

Spanish, Portuguese Disclosed

Robustness of shared prosperity estimates : how different methodological choices matter (English)

This paper is the first to systematically test the robustness of shared prosperity estimates to different methodological choices using a sample of countries from all regions in the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7611 MAR 18, 2016

Atamanov,Aziz; Wieser,Christina; Uematsu,Hiroki; Yoshida,Nobuo; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Dewina,Reno Disclosed

Why did poverty decline in India ? a nonparametric decomposition exercise (English)

This paper uses panel data to analyze factors that contributed to the rapid decline in poverty in India between 2005 and 2012. The analysis employs a nonparametric decomposition method that measures the relative contributions of different components of household livelihoods to observed changes in poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7602 MAR 15, 2016

Balcazar Salazar,Carlos Felipe; Desai,Sonal; Murgai,Rinku; Narayan,Ambar Disclosed

Welfare dynamics with synthetic panels : the case of the Arab world in transition (English)

This paper studies welfare dynamics, especially changes associated with middle-class status in countries in the Middle East and North Africa, before and after the Arab Spring transitions, using objective and subjective welfare measures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7595 MAR 10, 2016

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Ianchovichina,Elena Disclosed

The middle-income trap : myth or reality (English)

This note considers the most relevant literature and contends that, even if the ‘middle income trap’ is myth, it provides impetus for policy makers to reassess their strategies once the traditional sources of economic growth have diminished. ... See More +

Brief 104230 MAR 01, 2016

Larson,Gregory Michael; Loayza,Norman V.; Woolcock,Michael Disclosed

Growth, urbanization, and poverty reduction in India (English)

Longstanding development issues are revisited in the light of a newly-constructed data set of poverty measures for India spanning 60 years, including 20 years since reforms began in earnest in 1991. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7568 FEB 17, 2016

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

Losing the gains of the past : the welfare and distributional impacts of the twin crises in Iraq 2014 (English)

Iraq was plunged into two simultaneous crises in the second half of 2014, one driven by a sharp decline in oil prices, the other, by the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7567 FEB 16, 2016

Krishnan,Nandini; Olivieri,Sergio Daniel Disclosed

The distribution of consumption expenditure in Sub-Saharan Africa : the inequality among all Africans (English)

This paper uses a set of national household surveys to study the regional Sub-Saharan Africa distribution of consumption expenditure among individuals during 1993 to 2008. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7557 FEB 03, 2016

Jirasavetakul,La-Bhus Fah; Lakner,Christoph Disclosed

Why so gloomy ? perceptions of economic mobility in Europe and Central Asia (English)

Despite significant improvements in per capita expenditures and a marked decline in poverty over the 2000s, a large fraction of Eastern Europe and Central Asia's population reports their economic situation in the late 2000s to be worse than in 1989. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7519 DEC 18, 2015

Cancho,Cesar A.; Davalos,Maria Eugenia; Sanchez,Carolina Disclosed

The effects of volatility, fiscal policy cyclicality and financial development on growth : evidence for the Eastern Caribbean (English)

This paper presents estimates of the effects that terms of trade volatility has on growth of real gross domestic product per capita. Based on five-year non-overlapping panel data comprising 175 countries during 1980–2010, the paper finds that: (i) in model specifications that do not include country fixed effects, terms of trade volatility has a significant negative average effect on economic growth; (ii) once country fixed effects are included in the model, the average effect of terms of trade volatility on economic growth is not significantly different from zero; (iii) robust to the inclusion of country fixed effects, terms of trade volatility has significantly adverse effects on economic growth in countries with pro-cyclical fiscal policy; and (iv) in model specifications that do not include country fixed effects, financial development is a significant mediating factor with regard to the effect that terms of trade volatility has on economic growth, however, the significance of this effect vanishes once country fixed effects are included in the model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7507 DEC 03, 2015

Brüeckner,Markus; Carneiro,Francisco Galrao Disclosed

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Who benefited from Burundi's demobilization program ? (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 WPS7732 Policy Research Working Paper
Is inequality underestimated in Egypt ? evidence from house prices (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 WPS7727 Policy Research Working Paper
Odisha - Poverty, growth and inequality (English)
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MAY 20, 2016 105874 Brief
Jharkhand : poverty, growth and inequality (English)
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MAY 20, 2016 105854 Brief
Chhattisgarh poverty, growth, and inequality (English)
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MAY 20, 2016 105848 Brief
Madhya Pradesh poverty, growth, and inequality (English)
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MAY 20, 2016 105861 Brief
Rajasthan - Poverty, growth and inequality (English)
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MAY 20, 2016 105877 Brief
How does the sensitivity of consumption to income vary over time? international evidence (English)
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APR 29, 2016 WPS7659 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Mr. Guy Ryder at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104900 Board Report
Looking back on two decades of poverty and well-being in India (English)
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APR 07, 2016 WPS7626 Policy Research Working Paper
A slowdown in social gains (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104750 Brief Spanish, Portuguese
Robustness of shared prosperity estimates : how different methodological choices matter (English)
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MAR 18, 2016 WPS7611 Policy Research Working Paper
Why did poverty decline in India ? a nonparametric decomposition exercise (English)
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MAR 15, 2016 WPS7602 Policy Research Working Paper
Welfare dynamics with synthetic panels : the case of the Arab world in transition (English)
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MAR 10, 2016 WPS7595 Policy Research Working Paper
The middle-income trap : myth or reality (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104230 Brief
Growth, urbanization, and poverty reduction in India (English)
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FEB 17, 2016 WPS7568 Policy Research Working Paper
Losing the gains of the past : the welfare and distributional impacts of the twin crises in Iraq 2014 (English)
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FEB 16, 2016 WPS7567 Policy Research Working Paper
The distribution of consumption expenditure in Sub-Saharan Africa : the inequality among all Africans (English)
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FEB 03, 2016 WPS7557 Policy Research Working Paper
Why so gloomy ? perceptions of economic mobility in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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DEC 18, 2015 WPS7519 Policy Research Working Paper
The effects of volatility, fiscal policy cyclicality and financial development on growth : evidence for the Eastern Caribbean (English)
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DEC 03, 2015 WPS7507 Policy Research Working Paper