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Born with a silver spoon : inequality in educational achievement across the world (English)

This paper assesses inequality of opportunity in educational achievement using the Human Opportunity Index methodology on data from the Programme for International Student Assessment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7152 JAN 01, 2015

Balcazar, Carlos Felipe; Narayan, Ambar; Tiwari, Sailesh

Long-run effects of democracy on income inequality : evidence from repeated cross-sections (English)

This paper assesses the link between democracy and inequality. Inequality is measured at the cohort level with pseudo-panel data built from nine Latin American countries' household surveys (1995-2009, biannual). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7153 JAN 01, 2015

Balcazar, Carlos Felipe

Gender inequality and growth: the case of rich vs. poor countries (English)

This paper uses cross-section data for 107 countries to explore the relationship between gender inequality and economic growth. The paper departs from the literature by using a broad measure of gender inequality that goes well beyond gender inequality in education, which has been the focus of most studies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7172 JAN 01, 2015

Amin, Mohammad; Kuntchev, Veselin; Schmidt, Martin

Economic mobility in Europe and Central Asia : exploring patterns and uncovering puzzles (English)

Substantial upward economic mobility in the majority of countries in Europe and Central Asia in the 2000s translated into achievements in reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7173 JAN 01, 2015

Cancho, Cesar; Davalos, Maria E.; Demarchi, Giorgia; Meyer, Moritz; Sanchez Paramo, Carolina

Estimating parameters and structural change in CGE models using a Bayesian cross-entropy estimation approach (English)

This paper uses a three-step Bayesian cross-entropy estimation approach in an environment of noisy and scarce data to estimate behavioral parameters for a computable general equilibrium model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7174 JAN 01, 2015

Go, Delfin S.; Lofgren, Hans; Mendez Ramos, Fabian; Robinson, Sherman

Party age and party color : new results on the political economy of redistribution and inequality (English)

This paper advances research on inequality with unique, new data on income distribution in 61 countries, including 20 Latin American countries, to explore the effects of political parties on redistribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7129 DEC 01, 2014

Keefer, Philip; Milanovic, Branko

Inequality stagnation in Latin America in the aftermath of the global financial crisis (English)

Over the past decade (2003-12), Latin America has experienced strong income growth and a notable reduction in income inequality, with the region's Gini coefficient falling from 55.6 to 51.8. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7146 DEC 01, 2014

Cord, Louise; Barriga Cabanillas, Oscar; Lucchetti, Leonardo; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos; Sousa, Liliana D.; Valderrama, Daniel

The unfulfilled promise of oil and growth : poverty, inclusion and welfare in Iraq 2007 - 2012 (Vol. 2) (Arabic)

Iraq appears to have firmly entered the ranks of upper middle-income countries in 2012, having experienced strong economic growth following the establishment of a civilian elected government in 2005-06. ... See More +

Working Paper 93858 DEC 01, 2014

Al-Alaak, Mehdi; Krishnan, Nandini; Olivieri, Sergio; Lima, Lycia

Should income inequality be reduced and who should benefit ? redistributive preferences in Europe and Central Asia (English)

This paper examines support for reducing inequality and for income redistribution to specific groups in Europe and Central Asia. The paper uses the Life in Transition Survey to analyze cross-country differences in redistributive preferences and the determinants of individual-level differences in such preferences. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7097 NOV 01, 2014

Cojocaru, Alexandru; Diagne, Mame Fatou

Twinning the goals : how can promoting shared prosperity help to reduce global poverty ? (English)

In 2013, the World Bank adopted two goals: First, reduce global extreme poverty to 3 percent by 2030. Second, promote shared prosperity defined as the income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population within a country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7106 NOV 01, 2014

Lakner, Christoph; Negre, Mario; Prydz, Espen Beer

Transitioning from low-income growth to high-income growth : is there a middle income trap ? (English)

Is there a quot;middle income trapquot;? Theory suggests that the determinants of growth at low and high income levels may be different. If countries struggle to transition from growth strategies that are effective at low income levels to growth strategies that are effective at high income levels, they may stagnate at some middle income level; this phenomenon can be thought of as a quot;middle income trap.quot; This paper does not find evidence for (unusual) stagnation at any particular middle income level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7104 NOV 01, 2014

Bulman, David; Eden, Maya; Nguyen, Ha

Statement by Anton Siluanov at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Anton Siluanov at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. He discusses about the Russia supports the World Bankapos;s efforts to make the goal of shared prosperity a cornerstone of its activities. ... See More +

Board Report 91388 OCT 11, 2014

Siluanov, Anton

Statement by Ignazio Visco at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Ignazio Visco, at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. He discusses about the theme of these annual meetings, promoting shared prosperity, is both crucial and challenging. ... See More +

Board Report 91401 OCT 11, 2014

Visco, Ignazio

Statement by Mr. Yaobin Shi at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Yaobin Shi, President of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB) at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 91383 OCT 11, 2014

Shi, Yaobin

Statement by Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali, President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 91382 OCT 11, 2014

Statement by Mr. Axel Kicillof at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Axel Kicillof, Minister of Economy and Public Finances at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 91408 OCT 11, 2014

Simulating distributional impacts of macro-dynamics : theory and practical applications (English)

The automated DEC poverty tables (ADePT) simulation module, one of several modules in the ADePT platform, offers a useful methodological framework for analysts interested in measuring how macroeconomic projections may affect households. ... See More +

Publication 91348 OCT 07, 2014

Olivieri, Sergio; Radyakin, Sergiy; Kolenikov, Stainslav; Lokshin, Michael; Narayan, Ambar; Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina

The World Bank annual report 2014 : Main report (English)

This flagship World Bank annual report covers the period from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014. The depth and breadth of the World Bank Groupapos;s sectoral knowledge, along with its range of financial and technical assistance instruments, helps countries address these challenges. ... See More +

World Bank Annual Report 91155 SEP 15, 2014

Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese

The World Bank annual report 2014 : Informe anual 2014 del Banco Mundial (Spanish)

This flagship World Bank annual report covers the period from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014. The depth and breadth of the World Bank Groupapos;s sectoral knowledge, along with its range of financial and technical assistance instruments, helps countries address these challenges. ... See More +

World Bank Annual Report 91155 SEP 15, 2014

English, Russian, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese

The World Bank annual report 2014 : Main report (Arabic)

This flagship World Bank annual report covers the period from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014. The depth and breadth of the World Bank Groupapos;s sectoral knowledge, along with its range of financial and technical assistance instruments, helps countries address these challenges. ... See More +

World Bank Annual Report 91155 SEP 15, 2014

English, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese

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Born with a silver spoon : inequality in educational achievement across the world (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7152 Policy Research Working Paper
Long-run effects of democracy on income inequality : evidence from repeated cross-sections (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7153 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender inequality and growth: the case of rich vs. poor countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7172 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic mobility in Europe and Central Asia : exploring patterns and uncovering puzzles (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7173 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating parameters and structural change in CGE models using a Bayesian cross-entropy estimation approach (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7174 Policy Research Working Paper
Party age and party color : new results on the political economy of redistribution and inequality (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7129 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality stagnation in Latin America in the aftermath of the global financial crisis (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7146 Policy Research Working Paper
The unfulfilled promise of oil and growth : poverty, inclusion and welfare in Iraq 2007 - 2012 (Vol. 2) (Arabic)
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DEC 01, 2014 93858 Working Paper
Should income inequality be reduced and who should benefit ? redistributive preferences in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7097 Policy Research Working Paper
Twinning the goals : how can promoting shared prosperity help to reduce global poverty ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7106 Policy Research Working Paper
Transitioning from low-income growth to high-income growth : is there a middle income trap ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7104 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Anton Siluanov at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91388 Board Report
Statement by Ignazio Visco at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91401 Board Report
Statement by Mr. Yaobin Shi at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91383 Board Report
Statement by Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91382 Board Report
Statement by Mr. Axel Kicillof at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91408 Board Report
Simulating distributional impacts of macro-dynamics : theory and practical applications (English)
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OCT 07, 2014 91348 Publication
The World Bank annual report 2014 : Main report (English)
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SEP 15, 2014 91155 World Bank Annual Report Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese
The World Bank annual report 2014 : Informe anual 2014 del Banco Mundial (Spanish)
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SEP 15, 2014 91155 World Bank Annual Report English, Russian, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese
The World Bank annual report 2014 : Main report (Arabic)
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SEP 15, 2014 91155 World Bank Annual Report English, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese