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Stronger together : intra-household cooperation and household welfare in Malawi (English)

It has long been recognized that household decision-making may not result in outcomes consistent with the unitary household model. Within the collective bargaining framework, consumption decisions would be driven by the spouse with greater bargaining power, while the outcomes would still be Pareto efficient. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8043 APR 26, 2017

Mccarthy,Nancy; Kilic,Talip Disclosed

The economics of forced displacement : an introduction (English)

Forced displacement -- defined as the displacement of refugees and internally displaced persons due to violence -- has reached an unprecedented scale and global attention during the past few years, particularly in the aftermath of the Syrian refugee crisis in 2011 and the European Union's migration crisis in 2015. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8038 APR 25, 2017

Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Statement by Mr. Gerd Müller at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Minister Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 114565 APR 22, 2017

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Statement by Rt. Hon. Priti Patel at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Rt. Hon. Priti Patel, Secretary of State for International Development, at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 114562 APR 22, 2017

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Statement by H.E. Kemi Adeosun at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by H.E. Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance, Nigeria, at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 114580 APR 22, 2017

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Is Poverty in Africa mostly chronic or transient ? evidence from synthetic panel data (English)

Absent actual panel household survey data, this paper constructs, for the first time, synthetic panel data for more than 20 countries accounting for two-thirds of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8033 APR 20, 2017

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Dabalen,Andrew L. Disclosed

Leveraging the potential of the services sector to support accelerated growth in Senegal (English)

Services play a major role in the Senegalese economy, accounting for 66 percent of economic activity and contributing nearly three-quarters of gross domestic product growth between 2006 and 2013. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8031 APR 18, 2017

Cinyabuguma,Matthias; Ndoye,Djibril; Taiwo,Olumide Olusola Disclosed

Implications of minimum wage increases on labor market dynamics lessons for emerging economies (English)

This paper offers evidence on the relationship between the minimum wage and unemployment and informal employment, and identifies some of the lessons learned on the potential effects of increasing the minimum wage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8030 APR 18, 2017

Del Carpio,Ximena Vanessa; Pabon,Laura M. Disclosed

Can public works programs reduce youth crime ? evidence from Papua New Guinea's urban youth employment project (English)

Crime rates in Papua New Guinea's capital city of Port Moresby are among the highest in the world. Few youth work, and good jobs are scarce. In 2013, the National Capital District Commission partnered with the World Bank to implement the Urban Youth Employment Project. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8032 APR 18, 2017

Ivaschenko,Oleksiy; Naidoo,Darian; Newhouse,David Locke; Sultan,Sonya M. Disclosed

Re-evaluating microfinance : evidence from propensity score matching (English)

This paper evaluates effectiveness of microfinance using Propensity Score Matching (PSM) method applied to data collected in a recent randomized control trial. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8028 APR 17, 2017

Cintina,Inna; Love,Inessa Disclosed

Arithmetics and politics of domestic resource mobilization (English)

The 2015 United Nations resolution on Financing for Development stresses the importance of effective resource mobilization and use of domestic resources to pursue sustainable development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8029 APR 17, 2017

Bolch,Kimberly Blair; Ceriani,Lidia; Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe Disclosed

The contribution of increased equity to the estimated social benefits from a transfer program : an illustration from PROGRESA/oportunidades (English)

Most impact evaluations of Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) and Unconditional Cash Transfers (UCTs) focus on the returns to increased human capital investments that will be reaped largely or exclusively in the future (e.g., when current children have increased productivities as adults). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8026 APR 10, 2017

Alderman,Harold H.; Behrman,Jere R.; Tasneem,Afia Disclosed

Relief from usury : impact of a community-based microcredit program in rural India (English)

The impact of micro-credit interventions on existing credit markets is theoretically ambiguous. Previous empirical work suggests the entry of a joint-liability lender may lead to a positive impact on the informal lending rate. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8021 APR 03, 2017

Hoffmann,Vivian; Rao,Vijayendra; Surendra,Vaishnavi; Datta,Upamanyu Disclosed

Lao : lasting accessible opportunities - country partnership framework for Lao PDR 2017-2021 (English)

This new Country Partnership Framework for 2017-2021 aims to support the Government of Lao PDF's 8th National Socio-Economic Development Plan, which is closely aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. ... See More +

Working Paper 114191 APR 01, 2017

Laotian Disclosed

Lao : lasting accessible opportunities - country partnership framework for Lao PDR 2017-2021 (Laotian)

This new Country Partnership Framework for 2017-2021 aims to support the Government of Lao PDF's 8th National Socio-Economic Development Plan, which is closely aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. ... See More +

Working Paper 114191 APR 01, 2017

English Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Swaziland (English)

Economic growth is projected to rebound to 1.7 percent in 2017, in part due to modestly improved regional growth prospects and recovery of agricultural production following better rains. ... See More +

Working Paper 113877 APR 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Namibia (English)

The pace of economic activity subsided significantly during 2016, in part as glob-al demand for commodities remained sluggish. In the medium-term, growth is anticipated to recover gradually, reaching 4 percent by 2018, driven mostly by mining and services activities. ... See More +

Working Paper 113875 APR 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Zimbabwe (English)

Economic growth registered 0.7 percent in 2016, easing from a modest 1 percent gain in the previous year. A fall in private sector demand was offset by an increase in net exports and fiscal expansion. ... See More +

Working Paper 113879 APR 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)

GDP growth improved to 3.3 percent in 2016 from 2.9 percent in 2015, but remained below the rate achieved between 2004 and 2014 (average 7.4 percent). ... See More +

Working Paper 113878 APR 01, 2017

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Macro poverty outlook for Botswana (English)

Botswana's economy recovered moderately in 2016. Further gains are expected for the medium-term, with real GDP growth of more-than 4 percent through 2019. ... See More +

Working Paper 113873 APR 01, 2017

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Stronger together : intra-household cooperation and household welfare in Malawi (English)
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APR 26, 2017 WPS8043 Policy Research Working Paper
The economics of forced displacement : an introduction (English)
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APR 25, 2017 WPS8038 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Mr. Gerd Müller at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114565 Board Report
Statement by Rt. Hon. Priti Patel at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114562 Board Report
Statement by H.E. Kemi Adeosun at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114580 Board Report
Is Poverty in Africa mostly chronic or transient ? evidence from synthetic panel data (English)
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APR 20, 2017 WPS8033 Policy Research Working Paper
Leveraging the potential of the services sector to support accelerated growth in Senegal (English)
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APR 18, 2017 WPS8031 Policy Research Working Paper
Implications of minimum wage increases on labor market dynamics lessons for emerging economies (English)
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APR 18, 2017 WPS8030 Policy Research Working Paper
Can public works programs reduce youth crime ? evidence from Papua New Guinea's urban youth employment project (English)
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APR 18, 2017 WPS8032 Policy Research Working Paper
Re-evaluating microfinance : evidence from propensity score matching (English)
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APR 17, 2017 WPS8028 Policy Research Working Paper
Arithmetics and politics of domestic resource mobilization (English)
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APR 17, 2017 WPS8029 Policy Research Working Paper
The contribution of increased equity to the estimated social benefits from a transfer program : an illustration from PROGRESA/oportunidades (English)
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APR 10, 2017 WPS8026 Policy Research Working Paper
Relief from usury : impact of a community-based microcredit program in rural India (English)
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APR 03, 2017 WPS8021 Policy Research Working Paper
Lao : lasting accessible opportunities - country partnership framework for Lao PDR 2017-2021 (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114191 Working Paper Laotian
Lao : lasting accessible opportunities - country partnership framework for Lao PDR 2017-2021 (Laotian)
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APR 01, 2017 114191 Working Paper English
Macro poverty outlook for Swaziland (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113877 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Namibia (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113875 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Zimbabwe (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113879 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113878 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Botswana (English)
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APR 01, 2017 113873 Working Paper