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The political economy of energy subsidy reform (English)

This book proposes a simple framework for understanding the political economy of subsidy reform andapplies it to four in-depth country studies covering more than 30 distinct episodes of reform.Five key lessons emerge. ... See More +

Publication 113262 MAR 22, 2017

Inchauste,Gabriela; Victor,David G. Disclosed

Leaving, staying, or coming back ? migration decisions during the northern Mali conflict (English)

This paper uses a unique data set to analyze the migration dynamics of refugees, returnees, and internally displaced people during the Northern Mali conflict. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8012 MAR 22, 2017

Hoogeveen,Johannes G.; Rossi,Mariacristina; Sansone,Dario Disclosed

Challenges in assessing the costs of household cooking energy in lower-income countries (English)

The paper discusses challenges in analyzing the costs of household cooking methods (fuels and associated stove technologies) in lower-income countries, and sources of divergence between observed and true social costs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8008 MAR 20, 2017

Toman,Michael A.; Bluffstone,Randall Disclosed

Trade policy and redistribution when preferences are non-homothetic (English)

This paper compares redistribution through trade restrictions versus domestic lump-sum transfers. When preferences are non-homothetic, even domestic lump-sum transfers affect relative prices. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8005 MAR 14, 2017

Do,Quy-Toan; Levchenko,Andrei A. Disclosed

Are poor individuals mainly found in poor households ? evidence using nutrition data for Africa (English)

Antipoverty policies in developing countries often assume that targeting poor households will be reasonably effective in reaching poor individuals. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8001 MAR 09, 2017

Brown,Caitlin Susan; Ravallion,Martin; Van De Walle,Dominique Disclosed

Deliberative democracy in India (English)

This paper traces the evolution of deliberative institutions in India to understand the role of deliberation in democratic life, as well as the ways in which deliberative bodies influence, and are influenced by, entrenched social inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7995 MAR 06, 2017

Parthasarathy,Ramya; Rao,Vijayendra Disclosed

Who should be at the top of bottom-up development ? a case study of the national rural livelihoods mission in Rajasthan, India (English)

It is widely acknowledged that top-down support is essential for bottom-up participatory projects to be effectively implemented at scale. However, which level of government, national or sub-national, should be given the responsibility to implement such projects is an open question, with wide variations in practice. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7996 MAR 06, 2017

Joshi,Shareen; Rao,Vijayendra Disclosed

Myanmar - Development Policy Operation Project (English)

Program Information Document AB7879 MAR 06, 2017

Disclosed

Design of a multi-stage stratified sample for poverty and welfare monitoring with multiple objectives : a Bangladesh case study (English)

This paper describes the design of a multi-stage stratified sample for the Bangladesh Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2016/17. This survey instrument will be used by the Government of Bangladesh to estimate reliable poverty and welfare statistics at three different levels: (i) annual estimates at the district level, (ii) quarterly estimates at the national level, and (iii) annual estimates at the division level for urban and rural areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7989 MAR 02, 2017

Ahmed,Faizuddin; Roy,Dipankar; Yanez Pagans,Monica; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Vietnam - National Targeted Programs for New Rural Development and Sustainable Poverty Reduction Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)

The development objective of the National Targeted Programs for New Rural Development (NRD) and Sustainable Poverty Reduction (SPR) Project for Vietnam is to enhance the socio economic development planning process and push for its operationalization and institutionalization across the national targeted program for NRD and SPR, using planning and monitoring and public financial management systems, as a tool for investment prioritization and financing of local needs. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment 113563 MAR 01, 2017

Kieu,Hoa Thi Phuong Disclosed

Pakistan National Social Protection Program-for-Results : technical assessment - 2017 (English)

The Government's vision for social protection (SP), as elaborated in the 2007 National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS), was to develop an integrated and comprehensive SP platform focused on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable groups. ... See More +

PforR Fiduciary Systems Assessment 113568 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Securing forest tenure rights for rural development : lessons from six countries in Latin America (English)

Secure land tenure in rural landscapes is widely recognized as an essential foundation for achieving a range of economic development goals. However, forest areas in low and middle-income countries face particular challenges in strengthening the security of land and resource tenure. ... See More +

Publication 113657 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Africa - Development Response to Displacement Impacts in Kenya Project : indigenous peoples plan : Vulnerable and marginalized groups framework (English)

The development objective of the Development Response to Displacement Impacts in Kenya Project for Africa is to improve access to basic social services, expand economic opportunities, and enhance environmental management for communities hosting refugees in the target areas of Kenya. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG3115 FEB 28, 2017

Burckhart,Benjamin Disclosed

India - Systematic country diagnostic : information notice (English)

Information Notice 113613 FEB 23, 2017

Disclosed

Agriculture in Africa -- telling myths from facts : a synthesis (English)

Stylized facts drive research agendas and policy debates. Yet robust stylized facts are hard to come by, and when available, often outdated. In a special issue of Food Policy, 12 papers revisit conventional wisdom on African agriculture and its farmers' livelihoods using nationally representative surveys from the Living Standards Measurement Study-Integrated Surveys on Agriculture Initiative in six African countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7979 FEB 21, 2017

Christiaensen,Luc Disclosed

A firm of one's own : experimental evidence on credit constraints and occupational choice (English)

This study presents results from a randomized evaluation of two labor market interventions targeted to young women aged 18 to 19 years in three of Nairobi's poorest neighborhoods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7977 FEB 16, 2017

Brudevold-Newman,Andrew Peter; Honorati,Maddalena; Jakiela,Pamela; Ozier,Owen Disclosed

Dynamics of child development : analysis of a longitudinal cohort in a very low income country (English)

Longitudinal patterns of child development and socioeconomic status are described for a cohort of children in Madagascar who were surveyed when they were 3–6 and 7-10 years old. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7973 FEB 15, 2017

Galasso,Emanuela; Weber,Ann; Fernald,Lia C. H. Disclosed

Estimating poverty using cell phone data : evidence from Guatemala (English)

The dramatic expansion of mobile phone use in developing countries has given rise to a rich and largely untapped source of information about the characteristics of communities and regions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7969 FEB 14, 2017

Hernandez,Marco; Hong,Lingzi; Frias-Martinez,Vanessa; Frias-Martinez,Enrique Disclosed

Research digest newsletter Vol. 11 (No. 2) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: Estimating International Poverty Lines; Global Inequality between 1988 and 2008 and the "Elephant Graph"; Challenges in Counting theWorld's Hungry; Incentive Effects of Antipoverty Programs; Importing High Food Pricesby Exporting; The Decision to Invest in Child Quality over Quantity; Supporting Parents to ImprovePreschool Outcomes; Can Conditional Cash Transfers Improve Child Nutrition? ... See More +

Newsletter 112736 FEB 13, 2017

Disclosed

Nepal - Second Poverty Alleviation Fund Project : implementation review and support mission - January 16 to 25 and February 8 to 10, 2017 (English)

Aide Memoire 113635 FEB 10, 2017

Wasti,Karishma Disclosed

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The political economy of energy subsidy reform (English)
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MAR 22, 2017 113262 Publication
Leaving, staying, or coming back ? migration decisions during the northern Mali conflict (English)
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MAR 22, 2017 WPS8012 Policy Research Working Paper
Challenges in assessing the costs of household cooking energy in lower-income countries (English)
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MAR 20, 2017 WPS8008 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade policy and redistribution when preferences are non-homothetic (English)
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MAR 14, 2017 WPS8005 Policy Research Working Paper
Are poor individuals mainly found in poor households ? evidence using nutrition data for Africa (English)
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MAR 09, 2017 WPS8001 Policy Research Working Paper
Deliberative democracy in India (English)
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MAR 06, 2017 WPS7995 Policy Research Working Paper
Who should be at the top of bottom-up development ? a case study of the national rural livelihoods mission in Rajasthan, India (English)
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MAR 06, 2017 WPS7996 Policy Research Working Paper
Myanmar - Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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MAR 06, 2017 AB7879 Program Information Document
Design of a multi-stage stratified sample for poverty and welfare monitoring with multiple objectives : a Bangladesh case study (English)
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MAR 02, 2017 WPS7989 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - National Targeted Programs for New Rural Development and Sustainable Poverty Reduction Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social systems assessment (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113563 Environmental Assessment
Pakistan National Social Protection Program-for-Results : technical assessment - 2017 (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113568 PforR Fiduciary Systems Assessment
Securing forest tenure rights for rural development : lessons from six countries in Latin America (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113657 Publication
Africa - Development Response to Displacement Impacts in Kenya Project : indigenous peoples plan : Vulnerable and marginalized groups framework (English)
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FEB 28, 2017 SFG3115 Indigenous Peoples Plan
India - Systematic country diagnostic : information notice (English)
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FEB 23, 2017 113613 Information Notice
Agriculture in Africa -- telling myths from facts : a synthesis (English)
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FEB 21, 2017 WPS7979 Policy Research Working Paper
A firm of one's own : experimental evidence on credit constraints and occupational choice (English)
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FEB 16, 2017 WPS7977 Policy Research Working Paper
Dynamics of child development : analysis of a longitudinal cohort in a very low income country (English)
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FEB 15, 2017 WPS7973 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating poverty using cell phone data : evidence from Guatemala (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 WPS7969 Policy Research Working Paper
Research digest newsletter Vol. 11 (No. 2) (English)
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FEB 13, 2017 112736 Newsletter
Nepal - Second Poverty Alleviation Fund Project : implementation review and support mission - January 16 to 25 and February 8 to 10, 2017 (English)
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FEB 10, 2017 113635 Aide Memoire