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    Integrating disaster response and climate resilience in social protection programs in the Pacific Island Countries

    Costella,Cecilia Valentina, Ivaschenko,Oleksiy  |  Sep 01, 2015
    The Pacific island countries (PICs) are some of the most exposed to frequent natural disasters and climate shocks, and their vulnerability is increasing due to mounting effects of climate change as well as ...
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    Effectiveness of targeting mechanisms utilized in social protection programs in Bolivia

    Apella,Ignacio Raul, Blanco, Gastón  |  Sep 01, 2015
    As part of the 2006-2011 National Development Plan, the Plurinational State of Bolivia launched two cash transfer programs and one youth labor training program aimed at promoting the accumulation of households’...
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    Kyrgyz Republic - Social sectors at a glance

    Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De, Calvo,Paula Andrea, Nguyen, Minh, Posadas,Josefina  |  Aug 01, 2015
    Traditional benchmarks to assess performance rely on unconditional rankings or regional averages. This paper uses a recently developed methodology based on quantile regressions and initial conditions to propose...
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    Pension patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Dorfman,Mark Charles  |  Jul 01, 2015
    This report provides an initial stocktaking of the characteristics, environment and performance of public and private pensions and elderly assistance programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. It identifies key challenges...
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    Entering the city : emerging evidence and practices with safety nets in urban areas

    Gentilini,Ugo  |  Jul 01, 2015
    Most safety net programs in low and middle-income countries have hitherto been conceived for rural areas. Yet as the global urban population increases and poverty urbanizes, it becomes of utmost importance to ...
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Director for Operations in the European Union