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Poverty & Equity Global Practice
For almost 25 years, extreme poverty was steadily declining. Now, for the first time in a generation, the quest to end poverty has suffered its worst setback. Global extreme poverty is expected to rise in 2020 for the first time in over 20 years as the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic compounds the forces of conflict and climate change, which were already slowing poverty reduction progress! There is no silver bullet to ending poverty, and strategies to reach the least well-off must be tailored to each country’s context, taking into account the latest data and analysis and the needs of the people. For more information: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/poverty
The Poverty & Equity Global Practice’s focus in the Philippines
The poverty work program in the Philippines is shaped around the three streams of the work for the Poverty and Equity Global Practice, namely (i) strengthening data for welfare and monitoring, (ii) poverty and shared prosperity analytics and (iii) supporting operations. The analytical work and support to operations streams focus on closing social and regional disparities, promoting economic integration of lagging households, distributional impacts of fiscal policies and addressing the challenges of a rising middle class! Therefore, the poverty team works closely with other Global Practices in areas such as intergenerational mobility, labor mobility, distributional impact of fiscal reforms, welfare impacts of infrastructure investments, design of livelihood interventions in ethnic minority communities, among other themes.
The Extended Term Consultant (ETC) will be a core team member of the Poverty & Equity Global Practice’s East Asia and Pacific Region Poverty team, working on the Philippines.
1. Independent research and analysis of a range of poverty and inequality issues using data from household surveys and administrative sources.
• A Master’s degree in Economics or related subjects with a strong quantitative background
For information about WBG Core Competencies, please visit: https://bit.ly/2kbIA7O.
Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.
World Bank Group Core Competencies
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