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Grow, invest, insure : a game plan to end extreme poverty by 2030 (English)

As global extreme poverty has fallen -- by one measure, from close to 2 billion people in 1990 to about 700 million today -- the world has learned about antipoverty strategies that work. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7892 NOV 15, 2016

Gill,Indermit S.; Revenga,Ana L.; Zeballos,Christian Disclosed

Benefits of electrification and the role of reliability : evidence from India (English)

This paper estimates the welfare impact of rural electrification in India using nationally representative household panel survey data for 2005 and 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7889 NOV 14, 2016

Samad,Hussain A.; Zhang,Fan Disclosed

Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries (English)

This paper presents a model to assess the socioeconomic resilience to natural disasters of an economy, defined as its capacity to mitigate the impact of disaster-related asset losses on welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7886 NOV 14, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Bangalore,Mook; Vogt-Schilb,Adrien Camille Disclosed

Children left behind in China : the role of school fees (English)

The barriers faced by Chinese rural-urban migrants to access social services, particularly education, in host cities could help explain why the majority of migrants choose to leave their children behind. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7881 NOV 07, 2016

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Huang,Yang; Selod,Harris Disclosed

Liberia - Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation Project (English)

This program document proposes a Third Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation (PRSDPO-III) to the Republic of Liberia for SDR 28.7 million (US$40 million equivalent) in grants which includes US$8 million from the Crisis Response Window (CRW). ... See More +

Program Document 105163 OCT 21, 2016

Disclosed

Conflict and Poverty in Afghanistan's Transition (English)

Despite record economic growth for more than a decade, poverty has remained stubbornly high in Afghanistan, especially in the regions that suffered less from conflict. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7864 OCT 17, 2016

Floreani,Vincent Arthur; Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Rama,Martin G. Disclosed

Do the poor pay twice? Impact of corruption in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)

This study examines household perceptions and experiences with corruption in the Kyrgyz Republic. The aims of the study are two-fold: first, to assess the level of administrative corruption in public service agencies, and second, to assess the impact of corruption on different income groups. ... See More +

Working Paper 109235 OCT 14, 2016

Disclosed

A first step up the energy ladder ? low cost solar kits and household's welfare in Rural Rwanda (English)

More than 1.1 billion people in developing countries are lacking access to electricity. Based on the assumption that electricity is a prerequisite for human development, the United Nations has proclaimed the goal of providing electricity to all by 2030. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7859 OCT 12, 2016

Grimm,Michael; Munyehirwe,Anicet; Peters,Jorg; Sievert,Maximiliane Disclosed

Armenia - Poverty reduction and shared prosperity : Հայաստան - Աղքատության նվազեցում եւ ընդհանուր բարեկեցության (Luhya,Armenian)

Economic growth translated into higher levels of consumption for all parts of the welfare distribution and lower poverty. Consumption growth for the bottom 40 was lower than for the total of the population. ... See More +

Working Paper 108742 OCT 04, 2016

Sinha,Nistha; Meyer,Moritz; Corral Rodas,Paul Andres; ErvynKhan, Kadeem; Tsirunyan,Sasun A. Disclosed

Armenia - Poverty reduction and shared prosperity (English)

Economic growth translated into higher levels of consumption for all parts of the welfare distribution and lower poverty. Consumption growth for the bottom 40 was lower than for the total of the population. ... See More +

Working Paper 108742 OCT 04, 2016

Sinha,Nistha; Meyer,Moritz; Corral Rodas,Paul Andres; ErvynKhan, Kadeem; Tsirunyan,Sasun A. Disclosed

New estimates of extreme poverty for children (English)

This paper uses household surveys from 89 countries to estimate the rate of extreme poverty among children in the developing world. The estimates are based on the same surveys and welfare measures as official World Bank poverty estimates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7845 OCT 02, 2016

Newhouse,David Locke; Suarez Becerra,Pablo; Evans,Martin C Disclosed

Reducing vulnerabilities (English)

In the six months since the previous East Asia and Pacific Economic Update, developing East Asia and Pacific (EAP) has faced a mixed external environment. ... See More +

Working Paper 108715 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) annual report 2016 : evaluations that matter (English)

In keeping with our goal of informing the World Bank Group's activities and operations with timely, relevant evaluations, IEG refocused its work during the year. ... See More +

Annual Report 108717 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Vietnam - Systematic Country Diagnostic : Tiếp bước thành công : Nhóm ưu tiên tăng trưởng toàn diện và bền vữn g (Vietnamese)

Vietnam is a leading case of a country that has achieved rapid growth, poverty reduction, and shared prosperity. Vietnam’s past achievements came through a combination of different developments. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 108348 OCT 01, 2016

Eckardt,Sebastian; Demombynes,Gabriel; Chandrasekharan Behr,Diji English Disclosed

World Bank annual report 2016 : Rapport annuel 2016 de la Banque mondiale (French)

Ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner are the driving missions for the World Bank Group. While the goals are simple to grasp, the efforts it will take to meet them are not. ... See More +

World Bank Annual Report 108682 SEP 28, 2016

Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, English Disclosed

World Bank annual report 2016 : Informe anual 2016 del Banco Mundial (Spanish)

Ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner are the driving missions for the World Bank Group. While the goals are simple to grasp, the efforts it will take to meet them are not. ... See More +

World Bank Annual Report 108682 SEP 28, 2016

Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

World Bank annual report 2016 : Годовой отчет Всемирного банка 2016 (Russian)

Ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner are the driving missions for the World Bank Group. While the goals are simple to grasp, the efforts it will take to meet them are not. ... See More +

World Bank Annual Report 108682 SEP 28, 2016

Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

World Bank annual report 2016 : Relatório anual de 2016 do Banco Mundial (Portuguese)

Ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner are the driving missions for the World Bank Group. While the goals are simple to grasp, the efforts it will take to meet them are not. ... See More +

World Bank Annual Report 108682 SEP 28, 2016

Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

Poor households' productive investments of cash transfers : quasi-experimental evidence from Niger (English)

Cash transfer programs have spread rapidly as an instrument to raise household consumption and reduce poverty. Questions remain about the sustainability of cash transfer impacts in low-income settings such as Sub-Saharan Africa and, in particular, on whether cash transfers can foster productive investments in addition to raising immediate consumption among the very poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7839 SEP 27, 2016

Stoeffler,Quentin; Mills,Bradford F.; Premand,Patrick Disclosed

Ukraine economic update (September 22, 2016) (English)

The economy has stabilized in 2016, but significant economic recovery and growth have not yet taken hold due to limited reforms, weak external demand, and the smoldering conflict. ... See More +

Brief 108697 SEP 22, 2016

Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Grow, invest, insure : a game plan to end extreme poverty by 2030 (English)
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NOV 15, 2016 WPS7892 Policy Research Working Paper
Benefits of electrification and the role of reliability : evidence from India (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7889 Policy Research Working Paper
Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7886 Policy Research Working Paper
Children left behind in China : the role of school fees (English)
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NOV 07, 2016 WPS7881 Policy Research Working Paper
Liberia - Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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OCT 21, 2016 105163 Program Document
Conflict and Poverty in Afghanistan's Transition (English)
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OCT 17, 2016 WPS7864 Policy Research Working Paper
Do the poor pay twice? Impact of corruption in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)
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OCT 14, 2016 109235 Working Paper
A first step up the energy ladder ? low cost solar kits and household's welfare in Rural Rwanda (English)
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OCT 12, 2016 WPS7859 Policy Research Working Paper
Armenia - Poverty reduction and shared prosperity : Հայաստան - Աղքատության նվազեցում եւ ընդհանուր բարեկեցության (Luhya,Armenian)
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OCT 04, 2016 108742 Working Paper
Armenia - Poverty reduction and shared prosperity (English)
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OCT 04, 2016 108742 Working Paper
New estimates of extreme poverty for children (English)
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OCT 02, 2016 WPS7845 Policy Research Working Paper
Reducing vulnerabilities (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 108715 Working Paper
Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) annual report 2016 : evaluations that matter (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 108717 Annual Report
Vietnam - Systematic Country Diagnostic : Tiếp bước thành công : Nhóm ưu tiên tăng trưởng toàn diện và bền vữn g (Vietnamese)
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OCT 01, 2016 108348 Systematic Country Diagnostic English
World Bank annual report 2016 : Rapport annuel 2016 de la Banque mondiale (French)
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SEP 28, 2016 108682 World Bank Annual Report Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, English
World Bank annual report 2016 : Informe anual 2016 del Banco Mundial (Spanish)
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SEP 28, 2016 108682 World Bank Annual Report Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, English
World Bank annual report 2016 : Годовой отчет Всемирного банка 2016 (Russian)
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SEP 28, 2016 108682 World Bank Annual Report Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, Chinese, English
World Bank annual report 2016 : Relatório anual de 2016 do Banco Mundial (Portuguese)
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SEP 28, 2016 108682 World Bank Annual Report Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese, English
Poor households' productive investments of cash transfers : quasi-experimental evidence from Niger (English)
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SEP 27, 2016 WPS7839 Policy Research Working Paper
Ukraine economic update (September 22, 2016) (English)
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SEP 22, 2016 108697 Brief