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Who escaped poverty and who was left behind ? a non-parametric approach to explore welfare dynamics using cross-sections (English)

This paper proposes a non-parametric adaptation of a recently developed parametric technique to produce point estimates of intra-generational economic mobility in the absence of panel data sets that follow individuals over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8220 OCT 16, 2017

Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro Disclosed

Kosovo - Statistics for Decision Making in Kosovo : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Statistics for Decision Making in Kosovo is to strengthen the production of data and indicators by the Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) in key areas, including poverty, social inclusion, health and informality. ... See More +

Project Paper RES29399 OCT 11, 2017

Van Gelder,Linda Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Botswana (English)

Botswana’s economic growth recovered strongly in 2016, fueled by mineral exports and services sector. Further gains are expected for the medium-term, with a real gross domestic product (GDP) growth of up to 4.8 percent by 2019. ... See More +

Working Paper 120169 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)

Growth has slowed down since 2015 from 5.6 to 2.3 percent due to modest growth in the services sector. Higher growth rates are projected for 2017-18, boosted by an increase in construction and mining despite the narrowing fiscal space. ... See More +

Working Paper 120170 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Namibia (English)

The pace of economic growth significantly subsided in 2016, as construction activity shrank and mineral prices remained low. In the medium-term, growth is projected to recover gradually, reaching 3 percent by 2018, driven mostly by mining and services sector activities. ... See More +

Working Paper 120171 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for South Africa (English)

Poverty has fallen significantly since democracy in 1994, but this trend reversed between 2011 and 2015. The economy has been growing too slowly since the global financial crisis to create jobs for poor South Africans. ... See More +

Working Paper 120172 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Swaziland (English)

Economic growth is expected to decline to 0.9 percent in 2017 from 1.3 percent in 2016, due to slow recovery in agriculture and escalating fiscal challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 120173 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)

Economic activity has improved in 2017, following a bumper harvest and improved hydro-electricity generation, increased copper production, higher copper prices, and more accommodating monetary policy. ... See More +

Working Paper 120174 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Macro poverty outlook for Zimbabwe (English)

Economic growth is projected to recover to 2.8 percent in 2017 up from 0.7 percent last year. Good rains boosted agricultural growth and poverty alleviation in rural areas. ... See More +

Working Paper 120175 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

India - Country snapshot (English)

India is governed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance following its victory in May 2014 national elections. Real Gross domestic product (GDP) slowed growth this past quarter but overall annual growth for fiscal year 2017-2018 is expected to rebound to an annual rate of seven percent. ... See More +

Working Paper 120404 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Bangladesh - Country snapshot (English)

Bangladesh’s economic growth continued to be healthy, driven by industrial production and services, but the external current account balance turned negative as exports weakened, remittances plummeted and import payments rose. ... See More +

Working Paper 120416 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Maldives - Country snapshot (English)

Maldives, whose population of about 400,000 people is dispersed over 188 islands vulnerable to climate change, has an economy narrowly based on tourism and fisheries. ... See More +

Working Paper 120417 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Pakistan - Country snapshot (English)

Pakistan’s growth outlook continued to improve and inflation remained contained, but to sustain growth and improve welfare it is essential to reverse the current macroeconomic imbalances and continue structural reforms. ... See More +

Working Paper 120418 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Intergenerational mobility : Movilidad intergeneracional (Spanish)

Due to its great expansion of access to education over the last decades, LAC is a top performer in absolute intergenerational mobility. More children are going to school for longer than their parents before them. ... See More +

Brief 120437 OCT 01, 2017

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Intergenerational mobility (English)

Due to its great expansion of access to education over the last decades, LAC is a top performer in absolute intergenerational mobility. More children are going to school for longer than their parents before them. ... See More +

Brief 120437 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Africa's Pulse (French)

Following a sharp slowdown over the past two years, a recovery is underway in Sub-Saharan Africa. Gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the region is expected to strengthen to 2.4 percent in 2017 from 1.3 percent in 2016, slightly below the pace previously projected. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 120334 OCT 01, 2017

English Disclosed

Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Conditional Cash Transfers Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Conditional Cash Transfers Project is to strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of the Government of Macedonia's (GoM) social safety net through (a) the introduction of conditional cash transfers; and (b) improvements in the administration, oversight, monitoring, and evaluation of social assistance transfers. ... See More +

Project Paper RES29372 SEP 18, 2017

Disclosed

World Bank Annual Report 2017 (English)

The World Bank comprises the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). The organization’s mission is to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity in a sustainable way. ... See More +

Board Report 119779 SEP 18, 2017

Disclosed

Philippines monthly economic developments : September 2017 (English)

The Philippines Stock Exchange index (PSEi) slightly weakened in August. The PSEi contracted by 0.7 percent month-on month, closing at 7,958 in August which was largely the result of seasonal factors. ... See More +

Newsletter 119767 SEP 01, 2017

Disclosed

Uganda - From regulators to enablers : role of city governments in economic development of greater Kampala (English)

Uganda is urbanizing rapidly. If not proactively managed, Uganda will miss a major opportunity for structural transformation. The purpose of this report is to provide Ugandan policymakers with economic analyses on the role of Greater Kampala in achieving Uganda’s economic goals outlined in Vision 2040 and the actions needed to unlock the city’s economic potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 119806 SEP 01, 2017

Hobson,Emma Sameh Wadie; Kathage,Angus Morgan Disclosed

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Who escaped poverty and who was left behind ? a non-parametric approach to explore welfare dynamics using cross-sections (English)
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OCT 16, 2017 WPS8220 Policy Research Working Paper
Kosovo - Statistics for Decision Making in Kosovo : restructuring (English)
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OCT 11, 2017 RES29399 Project Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Botswana (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120169 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Lesotho (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120170 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Namibia (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120171 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for South Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120172 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Swaziland (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120173 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Zambia (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120174 Working Paper
Macro poverty outlook for Zimbabwe (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120175 Working Paper
India - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120404 Working Paper
Bangladesh - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120416 Working Paper
Maldives - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120417 Working Paper
Pakistan - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120418 Working Paper
Intergenerational mobility : Movilidad intergeneracional (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2017 120437 Brief
Intergenerational mobility (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120437 Brief
Africa's Pulse (French)
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OCT 01, 2017 120334 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Conditional Cash Transfers Project : restructuring (English)
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SEP 18, 2017 RES29372 Project Paper
World Bank Annual Report 2017 (English)
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SEP 18, 2017 119779 Board Report
Philippines monthly economic developments : September 2017 (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119767 Newsletter
Uganda - From regulators to enablers : role of city governments in economic development of greater Kampala (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119806 Working Paper