November 2015: In this policy research talk, Adam Wagstaff discussed a new Universal Health Coverage Index that measures both the extent of service coverage and financial protection. It provides a more complete picture and can track countries’ progress over time.
Development and cultural change | Manufacturing job losses hurt local services during the Great Recession | Upside of greater mobility in China | Moral appeals and debt repayment | More secure land rights and long-term investments | Risk aversion in the wake of post-election conflict in Kenya | New estimates for trade costs for services
October 20, 2015: In this policy research talk, Berk Özler explores types of social protection programs—from workfare to cash transfer programs to multifaceted graduation approaches—with the most promise for permanently moving households out of poverty.
Francisco H. G. Ferreira is a Senior Adviser in the World Bank’s Development Research Group, where he oversees research on poverty, inequality, and agriculture. He was formerly the Bank’s Chief Economist for the Africa Region, the Deputy Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, and co-director of the World Development Report 2006 on Equity and Development.