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How is the slowdown affecting households in Latin America and the Caribbean ? (English)

This paper shows evidence that suggests the economic slowdown in Latin America and the Caribbean has already translated into slowing social gains, including decelerating poverty reduction, stagnating growth of the middle class, and lower income growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7948 JAN 19, 2017

Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Castaneda Aguilar,Raul Andres; Farfan Bertran,Maria Gabriela; Reyes,German Jeremias; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto Disclosed

Cambodia - Livelihood Enhancement and Association of the Poor Project : environmental assessment : ក្របខ័ណ្ឌគ្រប់គ្រងបរិស្ថាននិងសង្គម (Khmer)

The development objective of Livelihood Enhancement and Association of the Poor Project for Cambodia is to provide poor and vulnerable households in selected rural and urban communities improved access to financial services, opportunities for generating income, and small-scale infrastructure. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2499 JAN 17, 2017

Ou,Narya English Disclosed

Conditionality as targeting? : participation and distributional effects of conditional cash transfers (English)

Conditional cash transfer programs, whereby transfers to households are conditional on school attendance or health checkups, have become a widespread policy tool. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7940 JAN 11, 2017

Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos Disclosed

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

This paper applies a comprehensive tax-benefit incidence analysis to estimate the distributional effects of fiscal policy in Chile in 2013. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7939 JAN 10, 2017

Martinez Aguilar,Sandra Natalia; Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Ortiz-Juarez,Eduardo; Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia Disclosed

Estimation and inference for actual and counterfactual growth incidence curves (English)

Different episodes of economic growth display widely varying distributional characteristics, both across countries and over time. Growth is sometimes accompanied by rising and sometimes by falling inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7933 JAN 05, 2017

Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Firpo,Sergio; Galvao,Antonio F. Disclosed

Gabon - Statistical Development Project : environmental assessment : Termes de references recrutement d'un consultant pour élaboration d'un plan de gestion envionnementale et sociale (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG2784 DEC 21, 2016

Beidou,Abdoullahi Disclosed

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

Bangladesh - Regional Connectivity Project : indigenous peoples plan : Small ethnic and vulnerable communities development framework( SEVCDF) (English)

The development objective of the Regional Connectivity Project for Bangladesh is to lower time and costs associated with trade and improve infrastructure and conditions for trade along strategically important regional transport corridors. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG2775 NOV 01, 2016

Kio-Michael,Tema Alawari Bangla Disclosed

Burundi poverty assessment : Évaluation de la pauvreté au Burundi (French)

Since early 1990’s, Burundi underwent periods of repetitive socio-political tensions, characterized by violent conflicts within the population, positioning the country as a fragile State and one of poorest in the World. ... See More +

Working Paper 107047 NOV 01, 2016

Belghith,Nadia Belhaj Hassine; Bundervoet,Tom; Beko,Aurelien Serge; Tsimpo,Clarence English 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

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How is the slowdown affecting households in Latin America and the Caribbean ? (English)
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JAN 19, 2017 WPS7948 Policy Research Working Paper
Cambodia - Livelihood Enhancement and Association of the Poor Project : environmental assessment : ក្របខ័ណ្ឌគ្រប់គ្រងបរិស្ថាននិងសង្គម (Khmer)
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JAN 17, 2017 SFG2499 Environmental Assessment English
Conditionality as targeting? : participation and distributional effects of conditional cash transfers (English)
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JAN 11, 2017 WPS7940 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Chile (English)
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JAN 10, 2017 WPS7939 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimation and inference for actual and counterfactual growth incidence curves (English)
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JAN 05, 2017 WPS7933 Policy Research Working Paper
Gabon - Statistical Development Project : environmental assessment : Termes de references recrutement d'un consultant pour élaboration d'un plan de gestion envionnementale et sociale (French)
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DEC 21, 2016 SFG2784 Environmental Assessment
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
Bangladesh - Regional Connectivity Project : indigenous peoples plan : Small ethnic and vulnerable communities development framework( SEVCDF) (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 SFG2775 Indigenous Peoples Plan Bangla
Burundi poverty assessment : Évaluation de la pauvreté au Burundi (French)
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NOV 01, 2016 107047 Working Paper English
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