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Societal poverty : a relative and relevant measure (English)

Poverty lines are typically higher in richer countries, and lower in poorer ones, reflecting the relative nature of national assessments of who is considered poor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8073 MAY 23, 2017

Jolliffe,Dean Mitchell; Prydz,Espen Beer Disclosed

The rise of the middle class and economic growth in ASEAN (English)

This paper presents estimates of the relationship between the share of income accruing to the middle class and gross domestic product per capita of economies from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8068 MAY 18, 2017

Brueckner,Markus; Dabla-Norris,Era; Gradstein,Mark; Lederman,Daniel Disclosed

Toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America : toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America (English)

Central America has come a long way both in terms of economic and political stability. Increasingly the region is focusing on implementing productivity-enhancing reforms as well as supporting reductions in poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Publication 115209 MAY 18, 2017

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Gindling,Thomas; Pena,Christine Lao Disclosed

Cameroon - Inclusive Cities Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Annexes (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG3344 MAY 09, 2017

Ngumbah Wolloh,Leonard Ewang Disclosed

Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk (Vol. 2) : Infographics (English)

A severe slow-down in Afghanistan's economic growth characterized the period between 2012 and 2014, the so called Transition period leading to the 2014 election and handover of security responsibility to Afghan forces. ... See More +

Working Paper 114741 MAY 02, 2017

Rahimi,Ismail; Redaelli,Silvia Pashto, Dari Disclosed

Inclusive and effective citizen engagement : participatory budgeting - Makueni and West Pokot counties (English)

The introduction of citizen engagement into law is an idea that is gaining popularity around the world. New provisions in Kenya’s Constitution enshrine openness, accountability, and public participation as guiding principles for public financial management. ... See More +

Working Paper 114993 MAY 01, 2017

Omolo,Annette Akinyi; Macphail,Bruce; Wanjiru,Rose Ruth; Peixoto,Tiago Carneiro Disclosed

Emerging social enterprise ecosystems is East and South African countries : A diagnosis of supporting environments and activity of social enterprises in Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia (English)

Across Sub-Saharan Africa millions of people remain excluded from critical, life-enhancing services, such as access to water, energy, sanitation, education, and health care. ... See More +

Working Paper 115052 MAY 01, 2017

Navarrete Moreno,Cristina; Agapitova,Natalia Disclosed

Climbing higher : toward a middle-income Nepal (English)

Nepal's recent history of development is marred by a paradox. Many countries in the world have experienced rapid growth but modest poverty reduction, as income has increasingly concentrated in the hands of the wealthy. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 115156 MAY 01, 2017

Cosic,Damir; Dahal,Sudyumna; Kitzmuller,Markus Disclosed

México - La pobreza en el estado de Oaxaca : evolución y perspectivas para una agenda de política social (Spanish)

El presente documento propone, para lograrlo, enfocar los esfuerzos hacia: (a) mejorar las capacidades y activos productivos de la población con mayor rezago para que ésta cuente con un piso mínimo de bienestar que le permita acceder a mejores y mayores oportunidades; y (b) identificar inversiones clave a realizarse en sectores estratégicos, que detonen el potencial productivo utilizando las capacidades de la población actualmente en pobreza. ... See More +

Working Paper 114833 MAY 01, 2017

Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos; Szekely Pardo,Esteban Miguel; Flores Fragoso,Ivan; Leyson, Florencia; Mendoza, Pamela Disclosed

México - La pobreza en el estado de Puebla : evolución y perspectivas para una agenda de política social (Spanish)

El presente documento propone, para lograrlo, enfocar los esfuerzos hacia: (a) mejorar las capacidades y activos productivos de la población con mayor rezago para que ésta cuente con un piso mínimo de bienestar que le permita acceder a mejores y mayores oportunidades; y (b) identificar inversiones clave a realizarse en sectores estratégicos, que detonen el potencial productivo utilizando las capacidades de la población actualmente en pobreza. ... See More +

Working Paper 114832 MAY 01, 2017

Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos; Szekely Pardo,Esteban Miguel; Flores Fragoso,Ivan; Leyson, Florencia; Mendoza, Pamela Disclosed

Statement by the Honourable Bill Morneau at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 114557 APR 22, 2017

Disclosed

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

This is a statement by Mr. H.E. Jie Xiao, Minister of Finance at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. He discusses on: implementing the forward look to promote more inclusive and sustainable growth; promoting voice reform to guide global economic governance; and serving all member countries and increasing value added in the cooperation with middle income countries. ... See More +

Board Report 114570 APR 22, 2017

Disclosed

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

This is a statement by Mr. H.E. Ulla Tørnæs, Minister of Development Cooperation at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 114573 APR 22, 2017

Disclosed

Ethiopia - Fourth Productive Safety Net Project : additional financing (English)

The development objective of Fourth Productive Safety Net Project for Ethiopia is to increase access to effective safety net and disaster risk management systems, and complementary livelihood and nutrition services for food insecure households in rural Ethiopia. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD2374 APR 19, 2017

Disclosed

Colombia - Guarantee to Strengthen Financial Safety Net Project (English)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 114421 APR 10, 2017

Disclosed

Afghanistan - Inclusive Growth Development Policy Grant Project (English)

Program Information Document 114793 APR 08, 2017

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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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Societal poverty : a relative and relevant measure (English)
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MAY 23, 2017 WPS8073 Policy Research Working Paper
The rise of the middle class and economic growth in ASEAN (English)
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MAY 18, 2017 WPS8068 Policy Research Working Paper
Toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America : toward more efficient and effective public social spending in Central America (English)
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MAY 18, 2017 115209 Publication
Cameroon - Inclusive Cities Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Annexes (French)
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MAY 09, 2017 SFG3344 Environmental Assessment
Cameroon - Inclusive Cities Development Project : environmental assessment : Etude d'impact environnemental et social detaillee pour la construction de la station de traitement des boues de vidange de Ngombe, Douala (French)
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MAY 09, 2017 SFG3344 Environmental Assessment
Afghanistan poverty status update : progress at risk (Vol. 2) : Infographics (English)
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MAY 02, 2017 114741 Working Paper Pashto, Dari
Inclusive and effective citizen engagement : participatory budgeting - Makueni and West Pokot counties (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 114993 Working Paper
Emerging social enterprise ecosystems is East and South African countries : A diagnosis of supporting environments and activity of social enterprises in Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115052 Working Paper
Climbing higher : toward a middle-income Nepal (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115156 Country Economic Memorandum
México - La pobreza en el estado de Oaxaca : evolución y perspectivas para una agenda de política social (Spanish)
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MAY 01, 2017 114833 Working Paper
México - La pobreza en el estado de Puebla : evolución y perspectivas para una agenda de política social (Spanish)
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MAY 01, 2017 114832 Working Paper
Statement by the Honourable Bill Morneau at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114557 Board Report
Statement by H.E. Jie Xiao at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114570 Board Report
Statement by H.E. Ulla Tørnæs at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114573 Board Report
Ethiopia - Fourth Productive Safety Net Project : additional financing (English)
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APR 19, 2017 PAD2374 Project Paper
Colombia - Guarantee to Strengthen Financial Safety Net Project (English)
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APR 10, 2017 114421 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Afghanistan - Inclusive Growth Development Policy Grant Project (English)
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APR 08, 2017 114793 Program Information Document
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