Poverty and the Policy Response to the Economic Crisis in Liberia Wodon, Quentin
dc.contributor.editor Wodon, Quentin 2013-04-02T16:54:09Z 2013-04-02T16:54:09Z 2012
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to provide in one place a set of papers that were written at various points in time over the last four years on poverty and the response to the recent economic crisis in Liberia. More precisely, the objective of the study is twofold. First it is to provide a basic diagnostic of both consumption-based poverty and human development (especially education and health) in the country using the 2007 CWIQ (Core Welfare Indicators Questionnaire) survey. Second, it is to assess the likely impact on the poor of the recent economic crisis, and especially the increase in rice prices, and to document the targeting performance of measures taken by the government in 2008/09 to help the poor cope with the crisis. These measures included a reduction in import taxes for rice, a reform of the personal income tax, and the implementation of cash for work temporary employment program. This introductory chapter outlines the topics covered in the various chapters of the study and summarizes their main results. The study is structured in three parts. Part one consists of three basic diagnostic chapters for poverty, education, and health. Part two is devoted to assessing the likely impact on the poor of the recent economic crisis, and especially the increase in rice prices, and to document the targeting performance of fiscal measures taken by the government to help the poor cope with the crisis. Part three provides an evaluation of cash for work temporary employment program also put in place by the authorities to help the poor cope with the crisis. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-8213-8979-9
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries World Bank Study;
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject administrative costs
dc.subject aggregate poverty
dc.subject annual growth
dc.subject average % growth
dc.subject cash transfers
dc.subject Central region
dc.subject conflict
dc.subject consumer prices
dc.subject consumption aggregate
dc.subject consumption basket
dc.subject consumption data
dc.subject consumption per capita
dc.subject correlates of poverty
dc.subject data quality
dc.subject determinants of poverty
dc.subject Development Goals
dc.subject development strategy
dc.subject distributional impact
dc.subject Economic conditions
dc.subject economic development
dc.subject economic growth
dc.subject Education level
dc.subject Emergency Employment
dc.subject Employment Programs
dc.subject estimates of poverty
dc.subject Extreme poverty
dc.subject female-headed households
dc.subject Financial Crisis
dc.subject food basket
dc.subject food consumption
dc.subject food expenditure
dc.subject food goods
dc.subject food items
dc.subject food needs
dc.subject food poverty
dc.subject food poverty line
dc.subject Food Price
dc.subject FOOD PRICES
dc.subject food products
dc.subject Food Security
dc.subject growth rate
dc.subject growth rates
dc.subject health care
dc.subject health expenditures
dc.subject household composition
dc.subject household consumption
dc.subject household head
dc.subject household heads
dc.subject household income
dc.subject household needs
dc.subject household size
dc.subject household survey
dc.subject household surveys
dc.subject housing
dc.subject Impact on Poverty
dc.subject incidence analysis
dc.subject Income
dc.subject income data
dc.subject Indicators of Poverty
dc.subject inequality
dc.subject land size
dc.subject macroeconomic framework
dc.subject Marginal tax
dc.subject Marginal tax rate
dc.subject Mean value
dc.subject measuring poverty
dc.subject medium term
dc.subject milk
dc.subject national accounts
dc.subject National Poverty
dc.subject National Poverty headcount
dc.subject negative impact
dc.subject net income
dc.subject Nutrition
dc.subject policy interventions
dc.subject poor
dc.subject poor areas
dc.subject post-conflict countries
dc.subject poverty analysis
dc.subject poverty assessments
dc.subject Poverty Comparisons
dc.subject poverty data
dc.subject Poverty Estimates
dc.subject poverty gap
dc.subject Poverty Impact
dc.subject poverty level
dc.subject poverty line
dc.subject Poverty lines
dc.subject poverty measure
dc.subject poverty measurement
dc.subject poverty measures
dc.subject Poverty Profile
dc.subject Poverty rates
dc.subject Poverty Reduction
dc.subject Poverty Reduction Strategy
dc.subject Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
dc.subject poverty threshold
dc.subject Pro-Poor
dc.subject Pro-Poor Growth
dc.subject public sector
dc.subject Public Spending
dc.subject Public Works
dc.subject qualitative data
dc.subject reduction of poverty
dc.subject rural
dc.subject rural areas
dc.subject Rural Region
dc.subject Safety Net
dc.subject savings
dc.subject schooling
dc.subject secondary schooling
dc.subject squared poverty gap
dc.subject standard deviation
dc.subject targeting
dc.subject total poverty
dc.subject total poverty line
dc.subject unequal distribution
dc.subject urban areas
dc.subject Urban Region
dc.subject wage rates
dc.subject war
dc.subject Welfare Indicator
dc.subject Welfare Indicators
dc.title Poverty and the Policy Response to the Economic Crisis in Liberia en
dspace.entity.type Publication 2012-05-17
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.globalpractice Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpractice Poverty
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/978-0-8213-8979-9 68965
okr.language.supported en Liberia
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Regional Economic Development
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Achieving Shared Growth
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Rural Poverty Reduction
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Services & Transfers to Poor
okr.unit Education Team (HDNED)
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