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Poverty in a Rising Africa
This report is the first of a two-part volume on poverty in Africa. This study documents the data challenges and revisits the core broad facts about poverty in Africa; the second report will exploreExpand
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A global count of the extreme poor in 2012: data issues, methodology and initial results
The 2014 release of a new set of purchasing power parity (PPP) conversion factors (PPPs) for 2011 has prompted a revision of the World Bank’s international poverty line. In revising the line, we haveExpand
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A Global Count of the Extreme Poor in 2012: Data Issues, Methodology and Initial Results
The 2014 release of a new set of purchasing power parity conversion factors (PPPs) for 2011 has prompted a revision of the international poverty line. In order to preserve the integrity of theExpand
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Collecting high frequency panel data in Africa using mobile phone interviews
Abstract As mobile phone ownership rates have risen in Africa, there is increased interest in using mobile telephony as a data collection platform. This paper draws on two pilot projects that useExpand
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Labor market prospects for university graduates in Nigeria
Analysis of labor statistics and employer surveys indicate that the unemployment rate for university graduates may be 22 percent and that their prospects for employment have worsened over time. InExpand
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Data Deprivation: Another Deprivation to End
The Millennium Development Goal of halving the incidence of extreme poverty from its 1990 level will be achieved in 2015, and the international development community is now moving to a new goal ofExpand
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Evaluation of training in African enterprises
Abstract The importance of skill-shortage in Africa, combined with the extensive use of training, necessitates appropriate evaluation of training programs. By using firm data from Sub-Saharan Africa,Expand
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Effect of Conflict on Dietary Diversity: Evidence from Côte d’Ivoire
In this paper we estimate the causal effects of conflict on dietary diversity in Cote d’Ivoire. To identify the true impact of conflict, we use (1) pre-war and post-war household data, (2) theExpand
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Mobile Phone Panel Surveys in Developing Countries: A Practical Guide for Microdata Collection
Household survey data are very useful for monitoring the living conditions of citizens of any country.In developing countries, a lot of this data are collected through “traditional” face-to-faceExpand
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Mining in Africa: Are Local Communities Better Off?
This study focuses on the local and regional impact of large-scale gold mining in Africa in the context of a mineral boom in the region since 2000. It contributes to filling a gap in the literatureExpand
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