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Trends and drivers of poverty reduction in Nepal : a historical perspective (English)

Nepal made remarkable progress in poverty reduction between 1995 and 2010, a period coinciding with a decade-long violent conflict followed by tumultuous post-conflict recovery. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7830 SEP 21, 2016

Uematsu,Hiroki; Shidiq,Akhmad Rizal; Tiwari,Sailesh Disclosed

Indonesia - Logistics Reforms Development Policy Lending Program (English)

Program Information Document 108385 SEP 19, 2016

Disclosed

Lebanon - Emergency National Poverty Targeting Program Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 108366 SEP 19, 2016

Disclosed

Mobility and pathways to the middle class in Nepal (English)

This paper introduces a variety of concepts and methods to examine living standards improvements in Nepal in a dynamic perspective. Using data from three rounds of Nepal Living Standards Surveys conducted in the past two decades, together with data from a nationally representative survey that was implemented in 2014 specifically to collect information on social and economic mobility, the paper presents novel statistics on the extent of inter- and intra-generational mobility in Nepal. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7824 SEP 15, 2016

Tiwari,Sailesh; Shidiq,Akhmad Rizal; Balcazar Salazar,Carlos Felipe Disclosed

Panama - Second Programmatic Shared Prosperity Development Policy Financing Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 108253 SEP 08, 2016

Disclosed

On the impact of demographic change on growth, savings, and poverty (English)

Changing population age structures are shaping the trajectories of development in many countries, bringing opportunities and challenges. While aging has been a matter of concern for upper-middle and high-income economies, rapid population growth is set to continue in the poorest countries over the coming decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7805 AUG 29, 2016

Ahmed, S. Amer; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose Disclosed

Prevalence, economic contribution, and determinants of trees on farms across Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Trees on farms are often overlooked in agricultural and natural resource research and policy in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper addresses this gap using data from the Living Standards Measurement Study–Integrated Surveys on Agriculture in five countries: Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7802 AUG 23, 2016

Miller,Daniel Charles; Munoz Mora,Juan Carlos; Christiaensen,Luc Disclosed

Synergies in child nutrition : interactions of food security, health and environment, and child care (English)

This paper examines the extent to which the three key underlying determinants of nutrition -- food security; adequate caregiving resources at the maternal, household, and community levels; and access to health services and a safe and hygienic environment -- on their own and interactively are correlated with nutrition outcomes, such as height-for-age z-scores. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7794 AUG 15, 2016

Skoufias,Emmanuel Disclosed

Estimating poverty rates in target populations : an assessment of the simple poverty scorecard and alternative approaches (English)

The performance of the Simple Poverty Scorecard is compared against the performance of established regression-based estimators. All estimates are benchmarked against observed poverty status based on household expenditure (or income) data from household socioeconomic surveys that span nearly a decade and are representative of subnational populations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7793 AUG 15, 2016

Diamond,Alexis; Gill,Michael; Rebolledo Dellepiane,Miguel Angel; Skoufias,Emmanuel; Vinha,Katja; Xu,Yiqing Disclosed

Nepal - Strengthening Systems for Social Protection Project : indigenous peoples plan : Vulnerable community development plan (English)

The development objective of the Strengthening Systems for Social Protection Project for Nepal aims to improve the coverage and delivery of civil registration services and social security allowances by the Government of Nepal. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG2365 AUG 04, 2016

Zhang,Lansong Disclosed

Global inequality : the implications of Thomas Piketty's capital in the 21st century (English)

In the 2000s, global inequality fell for the first time since the Industrial Revolution, driven by a decline in the dispersion of average incomes across countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7776 AUG 02, 2016

Lakner,Christoph Disclosed

Providing water to poor people in African cities : lessons from utility reforms (English)

Africa's urban population will triple by 2050. People in these rapidly growing cities need safe, convenient, and reliable water supplies. However, the proportion of Africa's urban population with improved water supply has barely grown since 1990. ... See More +

Working Paper 108074 AUG 01, 2016

Disclosed

Senegal - Multi-sector Structural Reforms Project (English)

Program Information Document AB7863 JUL 28, 2016

Disclosed

Exposure to floods, climate change, and poverty in Vietnam (English)

With 70 percent of its population living in coastal areas and low-lying deltas, Vietnam is exposed to many natural hazards, including river and coastal flooding. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7765 JUL 25, 2016

Bangalore,Mook; Smith,Andrew; Veldkamp,Ted Disclosed

The varying income effects of weather variation : initial insights from rural Vietnam (English)

To estimate the impact of weather on rural income changes over time, this study combines data from the panel subsample of the latest Vietnam Household Living Standard Surveys 2010, 2012, and 2014 and gridded weather data from the Climate Research Unit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7764 JUL 25, 2016

Narloch,Ulf Gerrit Disclosed

Environmental risks and poverty : analyzing geo-spatial and household data from Vietnam (English)

This study combines high-resolution, geo-spatial data and household data from the Vietnam Living Standard Measurement Surveys in 2010, 2012, and 2014 to investigate the relationship between environmental risks and poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7763 JUL 25, 2016

Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Bangalore,Mook Disclosed

If it pays, it stays: can agribusiness internalize the benefits of malaria control ? (English)

Might a malaria control intervention entail agricultural effects that allow a commercial agribusiness to offset its costs? The randomized allocation of 39,936 insecticide-treated mosquito nets among 81,597 smallholder cotton farming households in 1,507 clusters helps evaluate this in the context of Zambia's cotton outgrowing industry. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7762 JUL 25, 2016

Sedlmayr,Richard Disclosed

Sierra Leone - Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Governance Reform and Growth Grant Projects (English)

The Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Governance Reform and Growth Grant Projects of Sierra Leone had a moderately satisfactory outcome. The program's development objective was to improve the allocation and efficiency of public spending to support poverty reduction, to strengthen domestic resource mobilization and management, and to increase public sector reforms. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3645 JUL 25, 2016

Disclosed

A comparative analysis of subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region (English)

The paper compares the distribution of energy and food subsidies across households and the impact of subsidy reforms on household welfare in the Middle East and North Africa region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7755 JUL 20, 2016

Araar,Abdelkrim; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

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Trends and drivers of poverty reduction in Nepal : a historical perspective (English)
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SEP 21, 2016 WPS7830 Policy Research Working Paper
Indonesia - Logistics Reforms Development Policy Lending Program (English)
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SEP 19, 2016 108385 Program Information Document
Lebanon - Emergency National Poverty Targeting Program Project : procurement plan (English)
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SEP 19, 2016 108366 Procurement Plan
Mobility and pathways to the middle class in Nepal (English)
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SEP 15, 2016 WPS7824 Policy Research Working Paper
Panama - Second Programmatic Shared Prosperity Development Policy Financing Project : chair summary (English)
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SEP 08, 2016 108253 Board Summary
On the impact of demographic change on growth, savings, and poverty (English)
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AUG 29, 2016 WPS7805 Policy Research Working Paper
Prevalence, economic contribution, and determinants of trees on farms across Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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AUG 23, 2016 WPS7802 Policy Research Working Paper
Synergies in child nutrition : interactions of food security, health and environment, and child care (English)
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AUG 15, 2016 WPS7794 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating poverty rates in target populations : an assessment of the simple poverty scorecard and alternative approaches (English)
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AUG 15, 2016 WPS7793 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Second Northern Mountains Poverty Reduction Project : procurement plan : Việtnam - Lần thứ hai phía bắc dãy núi nghèo giảm dự án : kế hoạch đấu thầu (Vietnamese)
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AUG 10, 2016 108113 Procurement Plan
Nepal - Strengthening Systems for Social Protection Project : indigenous peoples plan : Vulnerable community development plan (English)
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AUG 04, 2016 SFG2365 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Global inequality : the implications of Thomas Piketty's capital in the 21st century (English)
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AUG 02, 2016 WPS7776 Policy Research Working Paper
Providing water to poor people in African cities : lessons from utility reforms (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 108074 Working Paper
Senegal - Multi-sector Structural Reforms Project (English)
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JUL 28, 2016 AB7863 Program Information Document
Exposure to floods, climate change, and poverty in Vietnam (English)
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JUL 25, 2016 WPS7765 Policy Research Working Paper
The varying income effects of weather variation : initial insights from rural Vietnam (English)
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JUL 25, 2016 WPS7764 Policy Research Working Paper
Environmental risks and poverty : analyzing geo-spatial and household data from Vietnam (English)
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JUL 25, 2016 WPS7763 Policy Research Working Paper
If it pays, it stays: can agribusiness internalize the benefits of malaria control ? (English)
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JUL 25, 2016 WPS7762 Policy Research Working Paper
Sierra Leone - Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Governance Reform and Growth Grant Projects (English)
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JUL 25, 2016 ICR3645 Implementation Completion and Results Report
A comparative analysis of subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7755 Policy Research Working Paper