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Remittances, household expenditure and investment in Guatemala (English)

The author uses a large household data set from Guatemala to analyze how the receipt of internal remittances (from Guatemala) and international remittances (from the United States) affects the marginal spending behavior of households on various consumption and investment goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3532 MAR 01, 2005

Adams, Richard H. Jr.

Poverty alleviation through geographic targeting : how much does disaggregation help? (English)

Using recently completed "poverty maps" for Cambodia, Ecuador, and Madagascar, the authors simulate the impact on poverty of transferring an exogenously given budget to geographically defined subgroups of the population according to their relative poverty status. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3419 OCT 01, 2004

Ozler, Berk; Tomoki Fujii; Lanjouw, Peter; Yin, Wesley; Elbers, Chris

Ethiopia - Cultural Heritage Project : resettlement action plan (Vol. 2 of 3) : Abbreviated resettlement plan (English)

A resettlement/rehabilitation audit was requested by the first Bank supervision mission of the project, amid the subsequent finding about the relocation of 7-8 households at the Ras Mengesha House in Axum, due to project operations related to the third project component, that is, Artisanal Crafts Development. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP265 SEP 04, 2004

Ethiopia

An evaluation of the performance of regression discontinuity design on PROGRESA (English)

While providing the most reliable method of evaluating social programs, randomized experiments in developing and developed countries alike are accompanied by political risks and ethical issues that jeopardize the chances of adopting them. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3386 SEP 01, 2004

Buddelmeyer, Hielke; Skoufias, Emmanuel

Measuring welfare for small but vulnerable groups poverty and disabiity in Uganda (English)

When vulnerable population groups are numerically small -as is often the case, obtaining representative welfare estimates from non-purposive sample surveys becomes an issue. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 30168 SEP 01, 2004

Hoogeveen, Johannes G.

Remittances and poverty in Guatemala (English)

The author uses a large, nationally representative household survey to analyze the impact of internal remittances (from Guatemala), and international remittances (from the United States) on poverty in Guatemala. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3418 SEP 01, 2004

Adams, Richard H. Jr.

Shocks and coffee : lessons from Nicaragua (English)

Using household level panel data from Nicaragua, this paper explores the impact of the recent coffee crisis on rural households engaged in coffee production, and coffee labor work. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 30164 JUL 01, 2004

Vakis, Renos; Kruger, Diana; Mason, Andrew D.

Do households gain from community-based natural resource management? An evaluation of community conservancies in Namibia (English)

Community-based natural resource management is an important strategy to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and wildlife in Namibia. The authors examine the extent to which conservancies have been successful in meeting their primary goal of improving the lives of rural households. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3337 JUN 01, 2004

Shyamsundar, Priya; Humavindu, Michael N.; Bandyopadhyay, Sushenjit; Limin Wang

Imputed welfare estimates in regression analysis (English)

The authors discuss the use of imputed data in regression analysis, in particular the use of highly disaggregated welfare indicators (from so-called "poverty maps"). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3294 MAY 01, 2004

Elbers, Chris; Lanjouw, Jean O.; Lanjouw, Peter

Location and welfare in cities: impacts of policy interventions on the urban poor (English)

Informal settlements are an integral part of the urban landscape in developing countries. These settlements are widely distributed within cities, including central business centers and peripheral areas with environment hazards. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3318 MAY 01, 2004

Lall, Somik V.; Kapoor, Mudit; Shalizi, Zmarak; Lundberg, Mattias K. A.

Efficiency and equity of a marginal tax reform - income, quality, and price elasticities for Mexico (English)

The author investigates the effects of a marginal tax reform on household welfare in Mexico. He estimates the extent to which Mexican households react to changes in prices, and uses the estimates to simulate changes in social welfare resulting from marginal tax reform. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3266 APR 01, 2004

Nicita, Alessandro

Ethiopia - Cultural Heritage Project : resettlement action plan (Vol. 1 of 3) : Resettlement/rehabilitation audit (English)

A resettlement/rehabilitation audit was requested by the first Bank supervision mission of the project, amid the subsequent finding about the relocation of 7-8 households at the Ras Mengesha House in Axum, due to project operations related to the third project component, that is, Artisanal Crafts Development. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP265 MAR 01, 2004

Ethiopia

The First Ghana Community Water and Sanitation Project : poverty and gender issues (English)

The Implementation Completion Report (ICR) for the first Ghana Community Water and Sanitation Project (1994-2000) provided an opportunity to assess gender and poverty issues. ... See More +

Brief 30455 NOV 01, 2003

Adriana Alves French

Ghana living standards survey 1998/99 (English)

Ghana's population of 18.9 million accounts for 2.9 percent of Sub-Saharan Africa total population. Life expectancy is approximately 60 years while the adult HIV/AIDS prevalence (15-49 years) rate stands at about 4 percent. ... See More +

Brief 26587 MAR 01, 2003

Malawi integrated household survey 1997 (English)

Malawi is a relatively small country with an estimated population of 11 million and a land size (excluding inland waters) of approximately 94 thousand square km. ... See More +

Brief 26589 MAR 01, 2003

Xiao Ye; Mungai, Rose

Micro-level estimation of welfare (English)

The authors construct and derive the properties of estimators of welfare that take advantage of the detailed information about living standards available in small household surveys and the comprehensive coverage of a census or large sample. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2911 OCT 31, 2002

Elbers, Chris; Lanjouw, Jean O.; Lanjouw, Peter

Jamaica - Second Reform of Secondary Education Project : resettlement action plan (English)

The Second Reform of Secondary Education Project, entails the construction of a high school at Riversdale, Saint Catherine, in Jamaica, where illegal households occupy the prospective construction site. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP113 SEP 30, 2002

S.N.

Indoor air pollution : energy and health for the poor (English)

In India, approximately 86 per cent of rural households and 24 per cent of urban households rely on solid biomass fuels for their cooking needs. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 28438 JUL 01, 2002

Weathering the storm: the impact of the east asian crisis on farm households in Iindonesia and Thailand : Weathering the storm: the impact of the east asian crisis on farm households in Iindonesia and Thailand (English)

This article assesses the impact of the East Asian financial crisis on farm households in two of the region's most affected countries, Indonesia and Thailand, using detailed household-level survey data collected before and after the crisis began. ... See More +

Working Paper 28212 FEB 01, 2002

Gilligan, Daniel O; Onchan, Tongroj; Bresciani, Fabrizio; Feder, Gershon; Jacoby, Hanan; Quizon, Jaime

Household strategies for coping with poverty and social exclusion in post-crisis Russia (English)

What strategies have Russian households used, to cope with economic hardship in the wake of recent financial crisis? Which coping strategies have been most effective in reducing poverty for different groups of households? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2556 FEB 28, 2001

Lokshin, Michael M.; Yemtsov, Ruslan

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Remittances, household expenditure and investment in Guatemala (English)
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MAR 01, 2005 WPS3532 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty alleviation through geographic targeting : how much does disaggregation help? (English)
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OCT 01, 2004 WPS3419 Policy Research Working Paper
Ethiopia - Cultural Heritage Project : resettlement action plan (Vol. 2 of 3) : Abbreviated resettlement plan (English)
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SEP 04, 2004 RP265 Resettlement Plan
An evaluation of the performance of regression discontinuity design on PROGRESA (English)
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SEP 01, 2004 WPS3386 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring welfare for small but vulnerable groups poverty and disabiity in Uganda (English)
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SEP 01, 2004 30168 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Remittances and poverty in Guatemala (English)
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SEP 01, 2004 WPS3418 Policy Research Working Paper
Shocks and coffee : lessons from Nicaragua (English)
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JUL 01, 2004 30164 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Do households gain from community-based natural resource management? An evaluation of community conservancies in Namibia (English)
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JUN 01, 2004 WPS3337 Policy Research Working Paper
Imputed welfare estimates in regression analysis (English)
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MAY 01, 2004 WPS3294 Policy Research Working Paper
Location and welfare in cities: impacts of policy interventions on the urban poor (English)
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MAY 01, 2004 WPS3318 Policy Research Working Paper
Efficiency and equity of a marginal tax reform - income, quality, and price elasticities for Mexico (English)
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APR 01, 2004 WPS3266 Policy Research Working Paper
Ethiopia - Cultural Heritage Project : resettlement action plan (Vol. 1 of 3) : Resettlement/rehabilitation audit (English)
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MAR 01, 2004 RP265 Resettlement Plan
The First Ghana Community Water and Sanitation Project : poverty and gender issues (English)
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NOV 01, 2003 30455 Brief French
Ghana living standards survey 1998/99 (English)
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MAR 01, 2003 26587 Brief
Malawi integrated household survey 1997 (English)
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MAR 01, 2003 26589 Brief
Micro-level estimation of welfare (English)
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OCT 31, 2002 WPS2911 Policy Research Working Paper
Jamaica - Second Reform of Secondary Education Project : resettlement action plan (English)
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SEP 30, 2002 RP113 Resettlement Plan
Indoor air pollution : energy and health for the poor (English)
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JUL 01, 2002 28438 ESMAP Paper
Weathering the storm: the impact of the east asian crisis on farm households in Iindonesia and Thailand : Weathering the storm: the impact of the east asian crisis on farm households in Iindonesia and Thailand (English)
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FEB 01, 2002 28212 Working Paper
Household strategies for coping with poverty and social exclusion in post-crisis Russia (English)
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FEB 28, 2001 WPS2556 Policy Research Working Paper