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You are what (and where) you eat : capturing food away from home in welfare measures (English)

Consumption of food away from home is rapidly growing across the developing world. Surprisingly, the majority of household surveys around the world haven not kept up with its pace and still collect limited information on it. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7257 MAY 05, 2015

Farfan,Gabriela; Genoni,Maria Eugenia; Vakis,Renos

Are we confusing poverty with preferences ? (English)

Modifying the national poverty line to the context of observed consumption patterns of the poor is becoming popular. A context-specific poverty line would be more consistent with preferences. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7247 APR 23, 2015

van den Boom,Bart; Halsema,Alex; Molini,Vasco

The unfulfilled promise of oil and growth : poverty, inclusion and welfare in Iraq 2007 - 2012 (Vol. 3) (English)

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

Iraq - The unfulfilled promise of oil and growth : Poverty, inclusion and welware in Iraq, 2007-2012 (Vol. 4) : Annexes (English)

The overarching context for this report, which focuses on the period from 2007 to 2012, is Iraq’s status as a resource-rich, fragile and conflict-affected state. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 92681 NOV 17, 2014

The impact of household food consumption data collection methods on poverty and inequality measures in Niger (English)

This paper assesses the impact of three methodologies of food data collection on the welfare distribution, and poverty and inequality measures in Niger. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7090 NOV 01, 2014

Backiny-Yetna, Prospere; Steele, Diane; Djima, Ismael Yacoubou

Introduction to poverty analysis (English)

This manual presents an introductory course on poverty analysis. The course is designed as part of a broader training program of the World Bank Institute called the Poverty Analysis Initiative (PAI). ... See More +

Working Paper 90288 JAN 01, 2014

Can subjective questions on economic welfare be trusted ? evidence for three developing countries (English)

While self-assessments of welfare have become popular for measuring poverty and estimating welfare effects, the methods can be deceptive given systematic heterogeneity in respondents scales. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6726 DEC 01, 2013

Ravallion, Martin; Himelein, Kristen; Beegle, Kathleen

Child growth, shocks, and food aid in rural Ethiopia (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Child growth, shocks, and food aid in rural Ethiopia, conducted between 1995 and 1996 in Ethiopia. ... See More +

Brief 81213 AUG 14, 2013

Yamano, Takashi; Alderman, Harold; Christiaensen, Luc

Poverty, malnutrition and vulnerability in Mali (English)

This paper provides new insight into the poverty, malnutrition and vulnerability issues in Mali, using existing household survey data. First, it presents a profile of households that are poor, food poor, or have malnourished children. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6561 AUG 01, 2013

Eozenou, Patrick; Madani, Dorsati; Swinkels, Rob

Kyrgyz Republic - Minimum living standards and alternative targeting methods for social transfers : a policy note (English)

The objective of this report is twofold: first, analyze and discuss the linkages between different minimum standards currently used in the Kyrgyz Republic and with the Monthly Benefit for Poor Families (MBPF), and, secondly, to analyze the potential of alternative targeting methods and benefit levels. ... See More +

Policy Note 78168 JUN 01, 2013

Russian

Kyrgyz Republic - Minimum living standards and alternative targeting methods for social transfers : a policy note (Russian)

The objective of this report is twofold: first, analyze and discuss the linkages between different minimum standards currently used in the Kyrgyz Republic and with the Monthly Benefit for Poor Families (MBPF), and, secondly, to analyze the potential of alternative targeting methods and benefit levels. ... See More +

Policy Note 78168 JUN 01, 2013

English

Measuring poverty dynamics with synthetic panels based on cross-sections (English)

Panel data conventionally underpin the analysis of poverty mobility over time. However, such data are not readily available for most developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6504 JUN 01, 2013

Dang, Hai-Anh; Lanjouw, Peter

Mali - Poverty and gender notes (English)

Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world, with a gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of about $ 691 in 2010. Malis steady per capita GDP growth was accompanied with a significant decline in the poverty rate, from 55.6 percent in 2001 to 43.6 percent in 2009-10. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 77752 MAY 31, 2013

Giugale, Marcelo; Pigato, Miria

Kyrgyz Republic - Regional welfare disparities (English)

Kyrgyz Republic is an interesting case to study welfare disparities because of pronounced and long existed differences across various regions, rural, and urban areas of the country in spite of economic growth and overall poverty reduction (World Bank 2011). ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 76573 APR 01, 2013

Atamanov, Aziz Russian

Bhutan poverty analysis 2012 (English)

The purpose of this report is to provide updated poverty estimates for Bhutan using newly available data from the Bhutan Living Standards Survey (BLSS) 2012. ... See More +

Publication 91666 JAN 01, 2013

PNPM mandiri rural infrastructure technical evaluation report 2012 : final report - findings and recommendations : Infrastruktur PNPM mandiri perdesaan laporan evaluasi teknis 2012 : laporan akhir - temuan dan rekomendasi (Bahasa (Indonesian))

The PNPM rural program was first established in 2007, building upon a predecessor program, the Kecamatan Development Project (KDP), which was established in 1998. ... See More +

Working Paper 93692 JAN 01, 2013

Neate, Neil; Kortschak, Irfan English

Poverty in Mozambique : new evidence from recent household surveys (English)

This paper has three primary objectives: (i) to investigate potential problems regarding Mozambiques most recent nationally representative household survey on poverty dynamics; (ii) to assess the robustness and reliability of official poverty statistics; and (iii) to provide alternative estimates of poverty and welfare indicators in light of the methodological and analytical issues raised in areas (i) and (ii). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6217 OCT 01, 2012

Alfani, Federica; Azzarri, Carlo; dErrico, Marco; Molini, Vasco

Setting the official poverty line for Afghanistan (English)

Reducing poverty is at the core of the Afghanistans National Development Strategy (ANDS) approved by the Government of Afghanistan in 2008. The Government has undertaken extensive assessments to improve the quality and quantity of information available to understand poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper 68540 JAN 01, 2012

Armenia - Poverty update using revised poverty lines (English)

This study has two objectives, the first of which is to revise the national poverty lines of Armenia. The Government of Armenia expressed its desire for revised poverty lines that more accurately reflect the current consumption and expenditure patterns of the population. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 63111 JUN 01, 2011

Armenian

Armenia - Poverty update using revised poverty lines (Armenian)

This study has two objectives, the first of which is to revise the national poverty lines of Armenia. The Government of Armenia expressed its desire for revised poverty lines that more accurately reflect the current consumption and expenditure patterns of the population. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 63111 JUN 01, 2011

English

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
You are what (and where) you eat : capturing food away from home in welfare measures (English)
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MAY 05, 2015 WPS7257 Policy Research Working Paper
Are we confusing poverty with preferences ? (English)
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APR 23, 2015 WPS7247 Policy Research Working Paper
The unfulfilled promise of oil and growth : poverty, inclusion and welfare in Iraq 2007 - 2012 (Vol. 3) (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 93858 Working Paper
Iraq - The unfulfilled promise of oil and growth : Poverty, inclusion and welware in Iraq, 2007-2012 (Vol. 4) : Annexes (English)
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NOV 17, 2014 92681 Economic Updates and Modeling
The impact of household food consumption data collection methods on poverty and inequality measures in Niger (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7090 Policy Research Working Paper
Introduction to poverty analysis (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 90288 Working Paper
Can subjective questions on economic welfare be trusted ? evidence for three developing countries (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6726 Policy Research Working Paper
Child growth, shocks, and food aid in rural Ethiopia (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81213 Brief
Poverty, malnutrition and vulnerability in Mali (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6561 Policy Research Working Paper
Kyrgyz Republic - Minimum living standards and alternative targeting methods for social transfers : a policy note (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 78168 Policy Note Russian
Kyrgyz Republic - Minimum living standards and alternative targeting methods for social transfers : a policy note (Russian)
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JUN 01, 2013 78168 Policy Note English
Measuring poverty dynamics with synthetic panels based on cross-sections (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6504 Policy Research Working Paper
Mali - Poverty and gender notes (English)
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MAY 31, 2013 77752 Other Poverty Study
Kyrgyz Republic - Regional welfare disparities (English)
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APR 01, 2013 76573 Other Poverty Study Russian
Bhutan poverty analysis 2012 (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 91666 Publication
PNPM mandiri rural infrastructure technical evaluation report 2012 : final report - findings and recommendations : Infrastruktur PNPM mandiri perdesaan laporan evaluasi teknis 2012 : laporan akhir - temuan dan rekomendasi (Bahasa (Indonesian))
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JAN 01, 2013 93692 Working Paper English
Poverty in Mozambique : new evidence from recent household surveys (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 WPS6217 Policy Research Working Paper
Setting the official poverty line for Afghanistan (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 68540 Working Paper
Armenia - Poverty update using revised poverty lines (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 63111 Other Poverty Study Armenian
Armenia - Poverty update using revised poverty lines (Armenian)
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JUN 01, 2011 63111 Other Poverty Study English