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Employment multipliers over the business cycle (English)

This paper estimates dynamic employment multipliers in a U.S. county during 1998-2015. On average, one exogenous tradable job gain creates 1.1 jobs in the rest of the county economy in the same year, but is offset by losses of 0.23 job one year later and 0.32 job two years later. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8105 JUN 19, 2017

Nguyen,Ha Minh; Soh,Jiaming Disclosed

Tunisia - Social Protection Reforms Support Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Social Protection Reforms Support Project for Tunisia is to strengthen institutional capacity to design social protection reforms and improve targeting of safety net programs. ... See More +

Project Paper RES23345 JUN 15, 2017

Huchard,Marie Agnes Ndour Disclosed

Jobs in global value chains (English)

Global Value Chains (GVC) are significant vehicles of job creation, carrying a share of 60 percent of global trade that employs around 17 million people worldwide. ... See More +

Brief 116316 JUN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Uganda - Strengthening Social Risk Management and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response Project (English)

The development objective of the Strengthening Social Risk Management and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response Project for Uganda are to increase: (i) participation in Gender-Based Violence (GBV) prevention programs; and (ii) utilization of multi-sectoral response services for survivors of GBV in targeted districts. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2380 MAY 24, 2017

Disclosed

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

When growth is not enough : explaining the rigidity of poverty in the Dominican Republic (English)

The Dominican Republic has enjoyed one of the strongest growth rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) over the past 20 years. It also experiences high growth with limited poverty reduction. ... See More +

Publication 115257 MAY 23, 2017

Galrão Carneiro,Francisco (editor); Sirtaine,Sophie (editor) 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 (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

Philippines - Inclusive Partnerships for Agricultural Competiveness Project (English)

The development objective of the Inclusive Partnerships for Agricultural Competitiveness Project for Philippines are to improve access to markets and to enhance the competitiveness of smallholder farmers in the targeted agrarian reform community clusters. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1278 MAY 18, 2017

Disclosed

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

Environmental Assessment SFG3344 MAY 09, 2017

Ngumbah Wolloh,Leonard Ewang Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Economic Monitoring Report to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (English)

The Palestinian people face an increasingly uncertain political environment, and an economy that is failing to generate the jobs and incomes that are needed to improve living standards. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS22126 MAY 04, 2017

Ahern,Mark Eugene 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

Wieser,Christina; 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

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

Promoting inclusive growth by creating opportunities for the urban poor (English)

This policy note discusses promoting inclusive growth by creating opportunities for the urban poor and is part of a broader Philippines urbanization study. ... See More +

Policy Note 115310 MAY 01, 2017

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

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Employment multipliers over the business cycle (English)
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JUN 19, 2017 WPS8105 Policy Research Working Paper
Tunisia - Social Protection Reforms Support Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 15, 2017 RES23345 Project Paper
Jobs in global value chains (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116316 Brief
Uganda - Strengthening Social Risk Management and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response Project (English)
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MAY 24, 2017 PAD2380 Project Appraisal Document
Societal poverty : a relative and relevant measure (English)
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MAY 23, 2017 WPS8073 Policy Research Working Paper
When growth is not enough : explaining the rigidity of poverty in the Dominican Republic (English)
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MAY 23, 2017 115257 Publication
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 (English)
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MAY 18, 2017 115209 Publication
Philippines - Inclusive Partnerships for Agricultural Competiveness Project (English)
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MAY 18, 2017 PAD1278 Project Appraisal Document
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
West Bank and Gaza - Economic Monitoring Report to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 ACS22126 Working Paper
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
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
Promoting inclusive growth by creating opportunities for the urban poor (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115310 Policy Note
Kyrgyz Republic - Second Health and Social Protection Project : procurement plan : Кыргызская Республика - Второй проект в области здравоохранения и социальной защиты : план закупок (Russian,English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115345 Procurement Plan
Climbing higher : toward a middle-income Nepal (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115156 Country Economic Memorandum