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    Macro Poverty Outlook - Country by Country Analysis and Projections for the Developing World: Spring Meetings 2024
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2024-04-17) World Bank
    This edition of the Macro Poverty Outlooks periodical contains country-by-country forecasts and overviews for GDP, fiscal, debt and poverty indicators for the developing countries of the Middle East and North Africa region. Macroeconomic indicators such as population, gross domestic product and gross domestic product per capita, and where available, other indicators such as primary school enrollment, life expectancy at birth, total greenhouse gas emissions and inflation, among others, are included for each country. In addition to the World Bank’s most recent forecasts, key conditions and challenges, recent developments and outlook are briefly described for each country in the region.
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    Sub-Saharan Africa - Macro Poverty Outlook Country-by-Country Analysis and Projections for the Developing World: Spring Meetings 2024
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2024-04-17) World Bank
    This edition of the Macro Poverty Outlooks periodical contains country-by-country forecasts and overviews for GDP, fiscal, debt and poverty indicators for the developing countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. Macroeconomic indicators such as population, gross domestic product and gross domestic product per capita, and where available, other indicators such as primary school enrollment, life expectancy at birth, total greenhouse gas emissions and inflation, among others, are included for each country. In addition to the World Bank’s most recent forecasts, key conditions and challenges, recent developments and outlook are briefly described for each country in the region.
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    Middle East and North Africa - Macro Poverty Outlook Country-by-Country Analysis and Projections for the Developing World: Spring Meetings 2024
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2024-04-17) World Bank
    This edition of the Macro Poverty Outlooks periodical contains country-by-country forecasts and overviews for GDP, fiscal, debt and poverty indicators for the developing countries of the Middle East and North Africa region. Macroeconomic indicators such as population, gross domestic product and gross domestic product per capita, and where available, other indicators such as primary school enrollment, life expectancy at birth, total greenhouse gas emissions and inflation, among others, are included for each country. In addition to the World Bank’s most recent forecasts, key conditions and challenges, recent developments and outlook are briefly described for each country in the region.
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    Europe and Central Asia - Macro Poverty Outlook Country-by-Country Analysis and Projections for the Developing World: Spring Meetings 2024
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2024-04-17) World Bank
    This edition of the Macro Poverty Outlooks periodical contains country-by-country forecasts and overviews for GDP, fiscal, debt and poverty indicators for the developing countries of the Europe and Central Asia region. Macroeconomic indicators such as population, gross domestic product and gross domestic product per capita, and where available, other indicators such as primary school enrollment, life expectancy at birth, total greenhouse gas emissions and inflation, among others, are included for each country. In addition to the World Bank’s most recent forecasts, key conditions and challenges, recent developments and outlook are briefly described for each country in the region.
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    South Asia - Macro Poverty Outlook Country-by-Country Analysis and Projections for the Developing World: Spring Meetings 2024
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2024-04-17) World Bank
    This edition of the Macro Poverty Outlooks periodical contains country-by-country forecasts and overviews for GDP, fiscal, debt and poverty indicators for the developing countries of the South Asia region. Macroeconomic indicators such as population, gross domestic product and gross domestic product per capita, and where available, other indicators such as primary school enrollment, life expectancy at birth, total greenhouse gas emissions and inflation, among others, are included for each country. In addition to the World Bank’s most recent forecasts, key conditions and challenges, recent developments and outlook are briefly described for each country in the region.
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    East Asia and the Pacific - Macro Poverty Outlook Country-by-Country Analysis and Projections for the Developing World: Spring Meetings 2024
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2024-04-17) World Bank
    This edition of the Macro Poverty Outlooks periodical contains country-by-country forecasts and overviews for GDP, fiscal, debt and poverty indicators for the developing countries of the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Macroeconomic indicators such as population, gross domestic product, and gross domestic product per capita, and where available, other indicators such as primary school enrollment, life expectancy at birth, total greenhouse gas emissions and inflation, among others, are included for each country. In addition to the World Bank’s most recent forecasts, key conditions and challenges, recent developments and outlook are briefly described for each country in the region.
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    Latin America and the Caribbean - Macro Poverty Outlook Country-by-Country Analysis and Projections for the Developing World: Spring Meetings 2024
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2024-04-05) World Bank
    This edition of the Macro Poverty Outlooks periodical contains country-by-country forecasts and overviews for GDP, fiscal, debt and poverty indicators for the developing countries of the Latin America and the Caribbean region. Macroeconomic indicators such as population, gross domestic product and gross domestic product per capita, and where available, other indicators such as primary school enrollment, life expectancy at birth, total greenhouse gas emissions and inflation, among others, are included for each country. In addition to the World Bank’s most recent forecasts, key conditions and challenges, recent developments and outlook are briefly described for each country in the region.
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    Togo: Economic Inclusion of Youth and Women into High Potential Value Chains
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2023-12-18) Kroll, Guillaume
    Good quality jobs are key to accelerating poverty reduction and strengthening social cohesion in Togo. While Togo has made significant progress in creating more good quality jobs, with robust growth performance in the past decade, several jobs-related challenges remain. Togo’s labor market is characterized by high levels of informality and underemployment, low productivity, and low-quality jobs. This difficult situation is compounded by the demographic trend of large cohorts of young people entering the labor market every year. As a result of this trend, it is estimated that, beginning in 2024, Togo will need to create 200,000 new jobs every year to absorb the influx of new entrants into the labor market. As described in the companion document to this report, Togo Jobs Diagnostic, a holistic approach to creating more and better jobs should be applied looking at the macro-, demand-, and supply side constraints. Solutions should focus on creating new jobs, improving job quality and productivity, and ensuring access to employment for vulnerable segments of the population.
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    Gender Disparities and Poverty: A Background Paper for the Togo Poverty and Gender Assessment 2022
    (Washington, DC, 2023-12-18) World Bank
    Gender gaps in Togo cut across many dimensions. Inequality starts in childhood, when girls are disadvantaged in access to schooling because of prevalent social norms and gender roles. It continues into adolescence, when a larger share of girls starts dropping out of school, unable to continue education because of a number of factors, including child marriage, adolescent pregnancy, and time use patterns shaped by gender norms. In adolescence and adulthood, women face the constraints of limited education and economic opportunities, restrictive gender roles that leave women little time for participation in the labor force, financial inequities, high levels of acceptance of violence against women, health risks, and a lack of agency and decision-making capacity. High prevalence rates of child marriage and adolescent fertility not only increase health risks for women but also reduce the amount of time they have to fully participate in education and in economic opportunities. This background paper to the Poverty and Gender Assessment Togo (2022) highlights the importance of addressing gender disparities to achieve continued poverty reduction in Togo.
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    Iran Poverty Diagnostic: Poverty and Shared Prosperity
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2023-12-07) World Bank
    This poverty diagnostic reviews welfare outcomes in the Islamic Republic of Iran between 2011 and 2020, with a focus on poverty and shared prosperity. Iran is the only country in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) that collects high quality household budget survey data on an annual basis and makes them publicly available. Drawing from this data, this diagnostic will look at the trends, determinants, and drivers of poverty in Iran at the national, subnational, and household levels. Two further deep dives will be published in early 2024, one on the differential impact of the reimposition of sanctions and of COVID-19 on household welfare: and the second on the welfare implications of drought and water scarcity. The analysis in this report outlines a dramatic increase in poverty in Iran, against the backdrop of a lost decade of economic growth. Subject to on-again, off-again sanctions, swings in international oil prices, and the COVID-19 pandemic, the country saw its per-capita GDP contract by 0.6 percentage points each year, on average, over the past decade. Better management of volatile oil revenues and continued efforts to diversify may help mitigate the economic impact of these fluctuations in the future. Addressing the underlying drivers of inflation will also ensure that earnings are not eroded by increasing prices. The country has seen almost 10 million people slide into poverty, exacerbating social inequities. Forty percent of Iranians are vulnerable to falling into poverty. The lack of growth offers a partial explanation for this dismal welfare trend, but it is not the whole story. Indeed, during Iran’s short period of economic expansion, poverty rates barely budged. The benefits of growth accrued to households in the top consumption quintiles while households in the bottom quintiles were left behind. There is also evidence of persistent structural inequities between rural and urban residents, men, and women, and those with and without a secondary education. Looking forward, there is scope to address structural inequities in the country.