Tajikistan - Delivering Social Assistance to the Poorest Households

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2119
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Other Poverty Study
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World Bank
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2012-03-19T10:12:54Z
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2012-03-19T10:12:54Z
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2011-04-06
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During the food, fuel, and financial crises of 2008 and 2009, the Government and donors found themselves without an effective mechanism for channeling assistance to the poor. In 2009, the Government of Tajikistan asked the World Bank to support improvement of its system of social assistance. The World Bank prepared this report to inform its technical and financial support for improvement of social assistance and also to define an initial mechanism for delivering benefits to the poorest households. At present, Tajikistan's system of social assistance exerts almost no downward influence on poverty rates. This note sets forth the case for reform and then presents some specific technical proposals for reforms. To trace the path to reform, this report starts with an assessment of the present system. The other main social assistance program is compensation to needy families whose children attend school. This program pays benefits to selected households if their children enroll in and attend school. The size of the benefit is negligible and is judged too low to influence school attendance. An important step in the reform will be to consolidate the two main social assistance programs, and if possible, all the programs, and replace them with a single targeted social assistance benefit program. This will improve targeting by decoupling social assistance from consumption of electricity and natural gas. This is important since some very poor people live in isolated mountainous areas where they are not connected to the electricity and gas grids, and thus would not benefit from these compensation transfers. This report presents proposals for scoring formulas (drawn from proxy-means tests) for urban and rural areas, based on data on the characteristics of households and observable proxies for consumption. Empirically, the most important household characteristics for predicting consumption are the number of children, the number of family members, and the oblast of residence.
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000386194_20110616012044
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/2762
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English
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World Bank
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY
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ADMINISTRATIVE CAPACITY
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ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS
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ADMINISTRATIVE FEASIBILITY
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BANK BRANCH
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BANK BRANCHES
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BANKS
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BARTER
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BASIC HEALTH
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BENEFICIARIES
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BENEFICIARY
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BENEFICIARY HOUSEHOLDS
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BLOCK GRANT
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BUDGETING
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CASH PAYMENT
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CASH PAYMENTS
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CASH TRANSFERS
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CENTRAL BANK
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CENTRAL BANKS
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CHECKS
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COMMERCIAL BANK
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COMMUNITY GROUPS
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COMPENSATION PAYMENTS
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CONFLICT
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CONSUMER DURABLES
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CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE
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CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
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CORRUPTION
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CURRENCY
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DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS
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DEPOSITS
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DISABILITY ALLOWANCES
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DISABILITY PENSION
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DISABLED
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DUMMY VARIABLES
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ELDERLY PEOPLE
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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
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ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION
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ELIGIBLE CHILDREN
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EMPLOYMENT IN AGRICULTURE
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EQUIPMENT
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EXCHANGE RATE
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EXCLUSION
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EXPENDITURE
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EXTREME POVERTY
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EXTREME POVERTY LINE
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FAMILY ALLOWANCES
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FAMILY MEMBERS
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FAMILY POVERTY
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FAMILY POVERTY BENEFIT
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FINANCES
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FINANCIAL CRISES
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FINANCIAL CRISIS
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FINANCIAL SUPPORT
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FISCAL CAPACITY
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FISCAL RESOURCES
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FOOD AID
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FOOD CONSUMPTION
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FOOD POVERTY
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FOOD PRICE
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FRAUD
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GENDER
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GOVERNMENT BUDGET
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GOVERNMENT BUDGETS
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GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
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HOUSEHOLD COMPOSITION
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HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION
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HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION PER CAPITA
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HOUSEHOLD HEAD
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HOUSEHOLD HEADS
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HOUSEHOLD INCOME
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HOUSEHOLD NEEDS
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HOUSEHOLD SIZE
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEY
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HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS
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HOUSEHOLD WELFARE
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HOUSING
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HUMAN CAPITAL
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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
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IMPACT ON POVERTY
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INCOME
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INCOME GROUPS
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INCOME POVERTY
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INFLATION
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
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INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY
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INSURANCE
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INSURANCE PENSION
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INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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LABOR MARKETS
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LEGAL FRAMEWORK
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LIVING STANDARD
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LIVING STANDARDS
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LOCAL CAPACITIES
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT
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MALNUTRITION
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MEANS TESTING
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MEANS TESTS
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MINIMUM WAGE
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MONEY TRANSFERS
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MOUNTAINOUS AREAS
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NUTRITION
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OLD AGE
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PAYMENT SYSTEM
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PENSION
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PENSION FUND
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PENSION INCOME
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PENSION PAYMENTS
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PENSIONS
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PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
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PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
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POOR
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POOR BENEFICIARIES
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POOR CHILDREN
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POOR FAMILIES
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POOR HOUSEHOLDS
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POOR PEOPLE
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POOR POPULATION
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POVERTY ASSESSMENT
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POVERTY IMPACT
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POVERTY LINE
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POVERTY MAP
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POVERTY RATES
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POVERTY THRESHOLD
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POVERTY UPDATE
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PRIVATE TRANSFERS
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PUBLIC POLICY
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REAL ESTATE
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RECEIPT
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REGIONAL DATA
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REGISTRY SYSTEM
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REMITTANCE
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REMITTANCES
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RETURN
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RICH REGIONS
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RURAL
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RURAL AREAS
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RURAL HOUSEHOLDS
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RURAL POVERTY
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RURAL POVERTY RATE
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SAFETY NETS
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SCHOLARSHIP
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SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
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SCHOOLING
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SETTLEMENT
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SHEEP
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SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
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SOCIAL PROTECTION
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SPECIAL FUND
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SPECIAL FUNDS
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TARGETING
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TARGETING MECHANISMS
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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
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TRANSFER PROGRAMS
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TRANSPARENCY
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TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
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TREASURIES
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TREASURY
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UNEMPLOYMENT
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
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UNION
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UNIONS
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URBAN AREAS
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VEGETABLES
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VILLAGE
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VILLAGES
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VULNERABLE GROUPS
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VULNERABLE HOUSEHOLDS
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WAR
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WIRE TRANSFER
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Tajikistan - Delivering Social Assistance to the Poorest Households
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okr.date.disclosure
2011-06-14
okr.doctype
Economic & Sector Work :: Other Poverty Study
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000386194_20110616012044
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Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
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Poverty
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Finance and Markets
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yes
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000386194_20110616012044
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14381039
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56593
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2011/06/16/000386194_20110616012044/Rendered/PDF/565930ESW0gray00601401100BOX361487B.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Europe and Central Asia
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Tajikistan
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Eastern Europe
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Commonwealth of Independent States
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Central Asia
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Asia
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Services & Transfers to Poor
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Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Debt Markets
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Poverty Reduction :: Rural Poverty Reduction
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Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Access to Finance
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Regional Economic Development
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Human Development Sector Unit (ECSHD)
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