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South Asia - Second Poverty Alleviation Fund Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Second Poverty Alleviation Fund Project for South Asia is to improve living conditions, livelihoods, and empowerment among the rural poor, with particular attention to groups that have traditionally been excluded by reasons of gender, ethnicity, caste, and location. ... See More +

Project Paper RES28896 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

Uganda economic update : tenth edition – accelerating Uganda's development : ending child marriage, educating girls (English)

Following decades of sustained economic growth during which Uganda made dramatic progresstowards poverty reduction, the country has recently experienced a period of economic growthslow down. ... See More +

Working Paper 121848 DEC 01, 2017

Mawejje,Joseph; Wodon,Quentin T.; Sebudde,Rachel K. Disclosed

An analysis of poverty in Myanmar (English)

This report presents findings from a joint analysis of poverty and living conditions in 2015, conducted by the Ministry of Planning and Finance and the World Bank Group. ... See More +

Working Paper 121822 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

Selected poverty relevant indicators - December 2017 (English)

The assessment jointly conducted by the Ministry of Planning and Finance and the World Bank produced two reports. The first report, Part One (MOPF and WB, 2017a), put forward trends in poverty over time using the two poverty estimation methodologies previously used in Myanmar. ... See More +

Working Paper 122002 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

Technical poverty estimation report : Myanmar poverty and living conditions survey (English)

A joint analysis of poverty and living standards was conducted by a technical team from the Ministry of Planning and Finance, Government of Myanmar, and the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank. ... See More +

Working Paper 122006 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

A toolkit for measuring early childhood development in low and middle income countries (English)

The primary purpose of this Toolkit is to provide a resource for researchers, evaluators, and program personnel from various disciplines interested in assessing early childhood development (ECD) in low and middle-income countries – either for planning and evaluating interventions, monitoring development over time, or conducting a situation analysis. ... See More +

Working Paper 122031 DEC 01, 2017

Prado,Elizabeth Leah; Fernald, Lia C. H.; Kariger,Patricia Karol; Raikes, Abbie Disclosed

Association of World Bank policy lending with social development policies and institutions (English)

Do World Bank policy loans that are focused on social policy reform help improve social policies and institutions in borrower countries? To help answer this question, this paper provides new empirical evidence of the association between World Bank policy lending and measures of the quality of borrower countries' social policies and institutions that such lending supports. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8263 NOV 28, 2017

Bogetic,Zeljko; Smets,Lodewijk Disclosed

Niger - Systematic Country Diagnostic : priorities for ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity (English)

This document presents the systematic country diagnostic (SCD) for Niger. It identifies the constraints and opportunities for achieving the twin goals of ending poverty and improving shared prosperity by 2030 in a sustainable manner while acknowledging: (a) the need for selectivity, and (b) the need to identify constraints that can feasibly be addressed. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 115661 NOV 28, 2017

Disclosed

Microfinance and economic development (English)

Microfinance is generally seen as a way to fix credit markets and unleash the productive capacities of poor people who are dependent on self-employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8252 NOV 22, 2017

Morduch,Jonathan J.; Cull,Robert J. Disclosed

The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Zambia (English)

This study assesses the redistributive impact of fiscal policy––and its individual elements––in Zambia. Zambia's 2015 fiscal policy reduces inequality; the largest reduction is created by in-kind public service expenditures on education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8246 NOV 20, 2017

Jellema,Jon Robbert; De La Fuente,Alejandro; Rosales,Manuel Disclosed

Putting your money where your mouth is : geographic targeting of World Bank projects to the bottom 40 percent (English)

The adoption of the shared prosperity goal by the World Bank in 2013 and Sustainable Development Goal 10, on inequality, by the United Nations in 2015 should strengthen the focus of development interventions and cooperation on the income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the income distribution (the bottom 40). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8247 NOV 20, 2017

Bogetic,Zeljko; Massari,Renzo; Negre,Mario; Ohler,Hannes; Smets,Lodewijk Disclosed

Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 23) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for improvement of access road to the Mtubiri sanitary landfill facility (English)

The objective of the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project for Kenya is to strengthen governance and service delivery in the Nairobi Metropolitan area. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1405 NOV 20, 2017

Babijes,Roderick M.; Kenya Disclosed

From falling behind to catching up : A country economic memorandum for Malawi (English)

Despite decades of development efforts supported by significant amounts of foreign aid, Malawi has experienced weak and volatile economic growth over a sustained period of time and has fallen behind its peers. ... See More +

Publication 121007 NOV 07, 2017

Record,Richard James Lowden; Kandoole,Priscilla Flaness; Kumar,Praveen Disclosed

The impact of large-scale migration on poverty, expenditures, and labor market outcomes in Nepal (English)

This paper studies the impact of migration on poverty, expenditures, and labor market outcomes in Nepal. Between 2001 and 2011, the share of male working age population abroad more than doubled, mostly due to young men leaving to work in Malaysia and the Persian Gulf countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8232 NOV 01, 2017

Shrestha,Maheshwor Disclosed

Productivity growth in Latin American and the Caribbean : exploring the macro-micro linkages (English)

This paper brings together the main findings and policy implications of two recent World Bank regional reports on economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean: Araujo, Vostroknutova, Wacker and Clavijo, eds ... See More +

Working Paper 120956 NOV 01, 2017

Vostroknutova,Ekaterina; Wacker,Konstantin M.; Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R. Disclosed

Shaking up economic progress : aggregate shocks in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The Latin America and Caribbean region has achieved remarkable economic and social progress over the last decade, gradually shifting toward middle-income status. ... See More +

Working Paper 121664 NOV 01, 2017

Baez Ramirez,Javier Eduardo; Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos; Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan Disclosed

Productivity and health : alternative productivity estimates using physical activity (English)

This paper investigates an alternative proxy for individual worker productivity in physical work settings: a direct measure of physical activity using an accelerometer. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8228 OCT 30, 2017

Akogun,Oladele B; Dillon,Andrew S.; Friedman,Jed; Prasann,Ashesh; Serneels,Pieter Maria Disclosed

Zanzibar poverty assessment (English)

Zanzibar recorded an important decline in urban poverty, while rural poverty did not change, and poverty increased on the island of Pemba Basic needs poverty and extreme poverty both declined by 4.5 and 1 percentage points, respectively, at the national level in Zanzibar since 2010. ... See More +

Poverty Assessment 120689 OCT 26, 2017

Belghith,Nadia Belhaj Hassine; De Boisseson,Pierre Marie Antoine Disclosed

DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)

Newsletter 121785 OCT 20, 2017

Disclosed

Statement by H.E. Kemi Adeosun at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by H.E. Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance, Nigeria at the 96th meeting of the development committee held on October 14, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 120503 OCT 14, 2017

Disclosed

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South Asia - Second Poverty Alleviation Fund Project : restructuring (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 RES28896 Project Paper
Uganda economic update : tenth edition – accelerating Uganda's development : ending child marriage, educating girls (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121848 Working Paper
An analysis of poverty in Myanmar (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121822 Working Paper
Selected poverty relevant indicators - December 2017 (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122002 Working Paper
Technical poverty estimation report : Myanmar poverty and living conditions survey (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122006 Working Paper
A toolkit for measuring early childhood development in low and middle income countries (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122031 Working Paper
Association of World Bank policy lending with social development policies and institutions (English)
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NOV 28, 2017 WPS8263 Policy Research Working Paper
Niger - Systematic Country Diagnostic : priorities for ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity (English)
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NOV 28, 2017 115661 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Microfinance and economic development (English)
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NOV 22, 2017 WPS8252 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Zambia (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 WPS8246 Policy Research Working Paper
Putting your money where your mouth is : geographic targeting of World Bank projects to the bottom 40 percent (English)
See More +
NOV 20, 2017 WPS8247 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 23) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for improvement of access road to the Mtubiri sanitary landfill facility (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 SFG1405 Environmental Assessment
From falling behind to catching up : A country economic memorandum for Malawi (English)
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NOV 07, 2017 121007 Publication
The impact of large-scale migration on poverty, expenditures, and labor market outcomes in Nepal (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 WPS8232 Policy Research Working Paper
Productivity growth in Latin American and the Caribbean : exploring the macro-micro linkages (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120956 Working Paper
Shaking up economic progress : aggregate shocks in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121664 Working Paper
Productivity and health : alternative productivity estimates using physical activity (English)
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OCT 30, 2017 WPS8228 Policy Research Working Paper
Zanzibar poverty assessment (English)
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OCT 26, 2017 120689 Poverty Assessment
DECPG global weekly newsletter (English)
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OCT 20, 2017 121785 Newsletter
Statement by H.E. Kemi Adeosun at the 96th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 14, 2017 (English)
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OCT 14, 2017 120503 Board Report