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Are there skills payoffs in low- and middle-income countries ? empirical evidence using STEP data (English)

Most research on the economic payoffs of skills has used individuals' level of schooling attained -- typically years or level of education or training received—as a key proxy for skills. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7879 NOV 03, 2016

Valerio,Alexandria; Sanchez Puerta,Maria Laura; Tognatta,Namrata Raman; Monroy Taborda,Sebastian Disclosed

Do cognitive and noncognitive skills explain the gender wage gap in middle-income countries ? an analysis using STEP data (English)

Gender-based wage discrimination is a highly researched area of labor economics. However, most studies on this topic have focused on schooling and paid limited attention to the mechanisms through which cognitive and noncognitive skills influence wages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7878 NOV 03, 2016

Tognatta,Namrata Raman; Valerio,Alexandria; Sanchez Puerta,Maria Laura Disclosed

Unequal opportunity, unequal growth (English)

This paper argues that inequality can be both good and bad for growth, depending on what inequality and whose growth. Unequal societies may be holding back one segment of the population while helping another. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7853 OCT 11, 2016

Marrero,Gustavo Alberto; Rodriguez,Juan Gabriel; Van Der Weide,Roy Disclosed

Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) annual report 2016 : evaluations that matter (English)

In keeping with our goal of informing the World Bank Group's activities and operations with timely, relevant evaluations, IEG refocused its work during the year. ... See More +

Annual Report 108717 OCT 01, 2016

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Perú - Las reformas estructurales son hoy más importantes que nunca para mantener un crecimiento alto e inclusivo (Spanish)

Las reformas macroeconómicas y estructurales sostenidas en el tiempo ayudaron a fomentar el crecimiento y la inversión. Pero factores exógenos como la fuerte demanda global (que explicó los altos precios de materias primas) también ayudaron significativamente. ... See More +

Brief 109104 OCT 01, 2016

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Egypt - Upper Egypt Local Development Program-for-Results Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 108719 SEP 29, 2016

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Indonesia - First Indonesia Logistics Reform Development Policy Loan Project (English)

The development objective of the First Indonesia Logistics Reform Development Policy Loan (DPL) Project for Indonesia is to reduce the costs and improve the reliability of the logistics chain in Indonesia. ... See More +

Program Document 109237 SEP 29, 2016

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Inequality of opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

In the last decades, inequality of opportunity has been extensively studied by economists on the assumption that, in addition to being normatively undesirable, it can be related to low potential for growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7782 AUG 04, 2016

Brunori,Paolo; Palmisano,Flaviana; Peragine,Vito Disclosed

Global inequality : the implications of Thomas Piketty's capital in the 21st century (English)

In the 2000s, global inequality fell for the first time since the Industrial Revolution, driven by a decline in the dispersion of average incomes across countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7776 AUG 02, 2016

Lakner,Christoph Disclosed

All that glitters is not gold : polarization amid poverty reduction in Ghana (English)

Ghana is an exceptional case in the Sub-Saharan Africa landscape. Together with a handful of other countries, Ghana offers the opportunity to analyze the distributional changes in the past two decades, since four comparable household surveys are available. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7758 JUL 20, 2016

Clementi,Fabio; Molini,Vasco; Schettino,Francesco Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - Second Health and Social Protection Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 106842 JUN 23, 2016

Disclosed

Lesotho - Completion and learning review for the period FY10- FY14 : IEG review (English)

Lesotho is a small, mostly mountainous and landlocked country with a largely rural populationof over 2 million in 2014.Lesotho has a highly open economy, and relies heavily on revenues from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) to finance large government expenditures.The Bank’s Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) covering the period FY10-141 was prepared within the context of a challenging macroeconomic and fiscal environment following the global financial crisis in 2008. ... See More +

CAS Completion Report Review 106594 JUN 21, 2016

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United Mexican States - Green and inclusive growth in Yucatan Peninsula (English)

Approximately 4.1 million people live in the three coastal states of the Yucatán Peninsula: Quintana Roo, Yucatán, and Campeche. With poverty far from eliminated, and economic development opportunities beckoning in agriculture, manufacturing and hydrocarbon development, the region is under growing risks to environmental hazards. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS6091 APR 26, 2016

Siegmann,Katharina Disclosed

Hungary - Measuring inclusive growth for enhanced development impact : A társadalmi változások mérése és a fejlesztési hatások összefüggései Magyarországon (Hungarian)

The objective of this paper is to develop a way to monitor and track progress on social inclusion of vulnerable groups in Hungary, particularly among marginalized Roma communities. ... See More +

Working Paper 105696 JAN 01, 2016

Ferre,Celine; Karacsony,Sandor I.; Kullmann,Adam; Morrica,Valerie; Teller,Nora Disclosed

Value judgments in health inequality measurement (English)

Value judgments lurk beneath the surface in any study of health inequalities; analystsought to understand them, make them explicit, and present results transparently to policymakersso that they, rather than analysts, decide which set of value judgments should beinvoked. ... See More +

Journal Article 104041 SEP 01, 2015

Wagstaff,Adam Disclosed

Lower bounds on inequality of opportunity and measurement error (English)

When measuring inequality of opportunity, researchers usually opt to eliminate within-type variation. Provided that in practice it is impossible to observe all circumstances, this implies that the researcher estimates a lower bound of the true level of inequality of opportunity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7379 JUL 28, 2015

Balcazar Salazar,Carlos Felipe Disclosed

Inequality of opportunity : the new motherhood and apple pie? (English)

The recent paper by Garcia-Gomez et al. (2014) in this journal is part of a rapidly growing industry aiming to quantify, and hence give some policy teeth to, the concept of inequality of opportunity. ... See More +

Journal Article 100219 JUN 29, 2015

Wagstaffa, Adam; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

How unfair is the inequality of wage earnings in Russia ? estimates from panel data (English)

This paper attempts to determine the extent to which inequality in wage earnings in the Russian Federation is unfair. Unlike other similar attempts that can, at best, produce a lower bound on the estimate of the share of inequality that is unfair, this paper exploits the longitudinal nature of the data to come up with a lower bound as well as an upper bound. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7291 JUN 03, 2015

Tiwari,Sailesh; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Narayan,Ambar Disclosed

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Are there skills payoffs in low- and middle-income countries ? empirical evidence using STEP data (English)
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NOV 03, 2016 WPS7879 Policy Research Working Paper
Do cognitive and noncognitive skills explain the gender wage gap in middle-income countries ? an analysis using STEP data (English)
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NOV 03, 2016 WPS7878 Policy Research Working Paper
Unequal opportunity, unequal growth (English)
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OCT 11, 2016 WPS7853 Policy Research Working Paper
Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) annual report 2016 : evaluations that matter (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 108717 Annual Report
Perú - Las reformas estructurales son hoy más importantes que nunca para mantener un crecimiento alto e inclusivo (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2016 109104 Brief
Egypt - Upper Egypt Local Development Program-for-Results Project : chair summary (English)
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SEP 29, 2016 108719 Board Summary
Indonesia - First Indonesia Logistics Reform Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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SEP 29, 2016 109237 Program Document
Inequality of opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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AUG 04, 2016 WPS7782 Policy Research Working Paper
Global inequality : the implications of Thomas Piketty's capital in the 21st century (English)
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AUG 02, 2016 WPS7776 Policy Research Working Paper
Kyrgyz Republic - Second Health and Social Protection Project : procurement plan : Кыргызская Республика - второй проект здравоохранения и социальной защиты : план закупок (Russian)
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JUL 21, 2016 107315 Procurement Plan
All that glitters is not gold : polarization amid poverty reduction in Ghana (English)
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JUL 20, 2016 WPS7758 Policy Research Working Paper
Kyrgyz Republic - Second Health and Social Protection Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 106842 Procurement Plan
Lesotho - Completion and learning review for the period FY10- FY14 : IEG review (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 106594 CAS Completion Report Review
United Mexican States - Green and inclusive growth in Yucatan Peninsula (English)
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APR 26, 2016 AUS6091 Working Paper
Hungary - Measuring inclusive growth for enhanced development impact : A társadalmi változások mérése és a fejlesztési hatások összefüggései Magyarországon (Hungarian)
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JAN 01, 2016 105696 Working Paper
Vietnam - Additional Financing to Second Northern Mountains Poverty Reduction Project : procurement plan : Việt Nam - Tài trợ bổ sung cho Dự án Giảm nghèo vùng núi phía bắc, : kế hoạch đấu thầu (Vietnamese)
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OCT 21, 2015 100506 Procurement Plan
Value judgments in health inequality measurement (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 104041 Journal Article
Lower bounds on inequality of opportunity and measurement error (English)
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JUL 28, 2015 WPS7379 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality of opportunity : the new motherhood and apple pie? (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 100219 Journal Article
How unfair is the inequality of wage earnings in Russia ? estimates from panel data (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 WPS7291 Policy Research Working Paper