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New Research Points to the Future of Global Poverty Monitoring

July 2017: Progress in the fight against extreme poverty is prompting new thinking about poverty measures that can supplement the current extreme poverty line of $1.90/day.
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Policy Research Talk on Financial Education

Redesigning Financial Education to Engage and Entertain Audiences Is Delivering Results

August 2017: Poor households will not achieve the full benefits of greater financial access without the tools to make good financial decisions.
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The Easy Part of Development Is Over (and the Easy Part Wasn't Actually That Easy)

September 2017: Recent successes at reducing extreme poverty mean countries must now tackle increasingly complex tasks to sustain their momentum. Building state capability will be the defining challenge for development in the decades to come.
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Global Financial Development Report: Bankers without Borders

November 2017: Countries that are open to international banking can benefit from global flows of funds, knowledge, and opportunity, but the regulatory challenges are complex and, at times, daunting.
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Dancing with the Demons of Density: Urbanization in the 21st Century

October 2017: The growth of cities could be one of the greatest forces for ending poverty and creating opportunity in the 21st century. But if urbanization is poorly planned and managed cities can become crowded, disconnected, and costly.
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Researchers at the Bank

  • Dominique van de Walle is a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. Her research focuses on poverty, vulnerability, gender and public policy, encompassing social protection, safety nets and impact evaluation. Much of her recent past research has been on Vietnam, South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa.

The Management Team

  • The Development Research Group is managed by the Research Director and seven Research Managers

Last updated: 2017-11-21

New Policy Research Working Papers

8255The impacts of safety nets in Africa : what are we learning ?2017/11
8254The effect of height on earnings : is stature just a proxy for cognitive and non-cognitive skills ?2017/11
8253Moving teachers to Malawi's remote communities : a data-driven approach to teacher deployment2017/11
8252Microfinance and economic development2017/11
8251Mangroves as protection from storm surges in Bangladesh2017/11


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