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A Multiple-Arm, Cluster-Randomized Impact Evaluation of the Clean India (Swachh Bharat) Mission Program in Rural Punjab, India (English)

This study reports the findings of a large-scale, multiple-arm, cluster-randomized control study carried out in rural Punjab, India, to assess the impact of a flagship sanitation program of the Government of India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9249 MAY 18, 2020

Andres,Luis Alberto; Deb,Saubhik; Joseph,George; Larenas,Marna Isabel; Grabinsky Zabludovsky,Jonathan Disclosed

Gender Bias and Intergenerational Educational Mobility : Theory and Evidence from China and India (English)

This paper incorporates gender bias against girls in the family, school and labor market in a model of intergenerational persistence in schooling where parents self-finance children's education because of credit market imperfections. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9250 MAY 18, 2020

Emran,M. Shahe; Jiang,Hanchen; Shilpi,Forhad J. Disclosed

Migration and Asset Accumulation in South India : Comparing Gains to Internal and International Migration from Kerala (English)

This study examines the asset gains to households in Kerala, India, from two types of labor migration: moving overseas versus moving within India for employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9237 MAY 11, 2020

Seshan,Ganesh Kumar Disclosed

Welfare Dynamics in India over a Quarter Century : Poverty, Vulnerability, and Mobility during 1987-2012 (English)

This paper analyzes the Indian National Sample Survey data spanning 1987/88-2011/12 to uncover patterns of transition into and out of different classes of the consumption distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9231 MAY 05, 2020

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Lanjouw,Peter F. Disclosed

Strengthening Public Health Systems : Policy Ideas from a Governance Perspective (English)

Public health systems that are capable of disease surveillance and action to prevent and manage outbreaks require trustworthy community-embedded public health workers who are empowered to undertake their tasks as professionals. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9220 APR 23, 2020

Khemani,Stuti; Chaudhary,Sarang; Scot,Thiago Disclosed

Impact Evaluation : The Promise of Participatory Livelihood Programs - An Impact Evaluation of TRIPTI in Odisha (English)

The Social Observatory Team at the World Bank conducted an impact evaluation of TRIPTI (Targeted Rural Initiatives for Poverty Termination and Infrastructure) in order to measure the effect of the project on the socioeconomic welfare of participating households. ... See More +

Report 148845 APR 15, 2020

Kakkar,Deepti Disclosed

Measuring Empowerment : JEEViKA’s Success in Empowering the Women of Rural Bihar - Results from a Retrospective Survey (English)

Bihar has historically been one of India’s most impoverished states. The poverty headcount for Bihar was 53.5 percent in 2009-10, almost double that of the national index of 29.8 percent. ... See More +

Report 148842 APR 15, 2020

Kakkar,Deepti Disclosed

Women in the Workforce : How has the National Rural Livelihoods Mission Improved Female Labor Force Participation (English)

Self-employment promoted through women’s groups has often been cited as a promising intervention to transition more women back to the labor force, especially in South Asia. ... See More +

Report 148847 APR 15, 2020

Kakkar,Deepti Disclosed

Property Taxation in India : Issues Impacting Revenue Performance and Suggestions for Reform (English)

Rapid urbanization in India means cities face a tremendous challenge to finance and deliver theincreasing demand for basic municipal services. When compared to peers in the Organisation forEconomic Co-operation and Development (OECD), India performs poorly in generating revenues fromthe urban immovable property tax. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 147943 APR 01, 2020

Awasthi,Rajul; Nagarajan,Mohan Disclosed

Bringing about Complex Large Scale Change in a Simple Way (English)

Across India a movement is taking shape in changing how the country's 1.3 billion citizens relate to food. It targets everyone and makes them a part of the movement irrespective of age, gender, socio-economic status, geography or rural-urban habitations. ... See More +

Report 147229 MAR 31, 2020

Disclosed

Food Regulator Launches a Food Safety and Health Movement : States Follow Lead... (English)

The Eat Right campaign couldn’t have come at a better time. Diabetes and heart-related diseases have reached alarming levels in India. Perhaps the most novel aspect of the movement is that for the first time a food regulator, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), has become an enabler, by launching the campaign and integrating food safety, nutrition and the environment more consciously and visibly into its work. ... See More +

Report 147230 MAR 31, 2020

Disclosed

The Relationship between Female Labor Force Participation and Violent Conflicts in South Asia (English)

This paper explores the link between the prevalence of violent conflicts and extremely low female labor force participation rates in South Asia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9195 MAR 26, 2020

Robertson,Raymond; Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Morales,Matias Disclosed

The World Bank in India Newsletter (vol. 18, no. 5) (English)

Some of the headings included in this newsletter of the World Bank in India are: Rani Mistris of Jharkhand; Development Dialogue: Aanganwadi workers fight undernutrition in India; Recent Project Approvals and Signings; Events; Lighthouse India: Is solar power the panacea? ... See More +

Newsletter 147540 MAR 01, 2020

Disclosed

Moving Forward towards Rural Economic Transformation (English)

Overview of implementation experience and progress: the first phase of the National Rural Livelihoods Project (NRLP), which aimed to reach 4.8 million rural women, was implemented across 13 states, 162 districts and 580 blocks of the country. ... See More +

Report 148852 MAR 01, 2020

Pinto,Alreena Renita; Kakkar,Deepti; Acharya,Gayatri Disclosed

Transforming Rural Farm Livelihoods : The NRLM Journey (English)

The agriculture sector is the largest employer in India, providing direct employment to more than fifty percent of the nation’s workforce. Small and marginal farmers with landholdings of less than two hectares comprise eighty-six percent of all agricultural labour, reflecting high land fragmentation and low economies of scale. ... See More +

Report 148861 MAR 01, 2020

Singh,Anjani Kumar; Singh,Paramveer; Pinto,Alreena Renita; De,Alok Disclosed

Leveraging Institutional Platforms to Promote Convergence (English)

The launch of NRLM to address rural poverty marks a paradigm shift in poverty alleviation because unlike other programs that preceded it, the NRLM focuses on training and capacity building, and enabling women to prepare and implement their livelihoods plans through own institutions and from banks. ... See More +

Report 148851 MAR 01, 2020

Gupta,Arshia; Pinto,Alreena Renita; Kumar,Shantanu; Kakkar,Deepti Disclosed

Integration of Health and Nutrition into Livelihood Programs under DAY-NRLM (English)

Over the past two decades India has seen significant improvements in household incomes, agricultural productivity and child survival, although malnutrition among children remains high, despite improvements over the last decade. ... See More +

Report 148850 MAR 01, 2020

Chava,Lakshmi Durga; Buggineni,Padma; Pinto,Alreena Renita; Kakkar,Deepti; Rani, P. Usha Disclosed

Self-Help Group Members as Banking Agents for Deepening Financial Inclusion (English)

Due to the limited penetration of bank branches across rural India, access to formal financial services has been a pipe dream for millions of rural poor for decades. ... See More +

Report 148860 MAR 01, 2020

Arora,Amit; Pinto,Alreena Renita; Roy,Sourav Disclosed

Institution Building and Capacity Building in NRLM (English)

The main design principle behind self help groups (SHGs) organizations of rural poor women at the village level was to empower women by mobilizing them into small groups, facilitating interactions and financial literacy, and federating them into higher-order organization to unleash the potential of self help. ... See More +

Report 148855 MAR 01, 2020

Disclosed

Social Inclusion : Implementation, Outcomes and Key Learnings (English)

The Government of India (GoI) approved the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) in June 2011 to implement a renewed demand-driven strategy of rural poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihoods, based on universal social mobilization, building community -managed institutions of the poor, and universal financial inclusion. ... See More +

Report 148848 MAR 01, 2020

Singh,Varun; Pinto,Alreena Renita; Kakkar,Deepti; Rani, P. Usha Disclosed

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A Multiple-Arm, Cluster-Randomized Impact Evaluation of the Clean India (Swachh Bharat) Mission Program in Rural Punjab, India (English)
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MAY 18, 2020 WPS9249 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender Bias and Intergenerational Educational Mobility : Theory and Evidence from China and India (English)
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MAY 18, 2020 WPS9250 Policy Research Working Paper
Migration and Asset Accumulation in South India : Comparing Gains to Internal and International Migration from Kerala (English)
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MAY 11, 2020 WPS9237 Policy Research Working Paper
Welfare Dynamics in India over a Quarter Century : Poverty, Vulnerability, and Mobility during 1987-2012 (English)
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MAY 05, 2020 WPS9231 Policy Research Working Paper
Strengthening Public Health Systems : Policy Ideas from a Governance Perspective (English)
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APR 23, 2020 WPS9220 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact Evaluation : The Promise of Participatory Livelihood Programs - An Impact Evaluation of TRIPTI in Odisha (English)
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APR 15, 2020 148845 Report
Measuring Empowerment : JEEViKA’s Success in Empowering the Women of Rural Bihar - Results from a Retrospective Survey (English)
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APR 15, 2020 148842 Report
Women in the Workforce : How has the National Rural Livelihoods Mission Improved Female Labor Force Participation (English)
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APR 15, 2020 148847 Report
Property Taxation in India : Issues Impacting Revenue Performance and Suggestions for Reform (English)
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APR 01, 2020 147943 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Bringing about Complex Large Scale Change in a Simple Way (English)
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MAR 31, 2020 147229 Report
Food Regulator Launches a Food Safety and Health Movement : States Follow Lead... (English)
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MAR 31, 2020 147230 Report
The Relationship between Female Labor Force Participation and Violent Conflicts in South Asia (English)
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MAR 26, 2020 WPS9195 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank in India Newsletter (vol. 18, no. 5) (English)
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MAR 01, 2020 147540 Newsletter
Moving Forward towards Rural Economic Transformation (English)
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MAR 01, 2020 148852 Report
Transforming Rural Farm Livelihoods : The NRLM Journey (English)
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MAR 01, 2020 148861 Report
Leveraging Institutional Platforms to Promote Convergence (English)
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MAR 01, 2020 148851 Report
Integration of Health and Nutrition into Livelihood Programs under DAY-NRLM (English)
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MAR 01, 2020 148850 Report
Self-Help Group Members as Banking Agents for Deepening Financial Inclusion (English)
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MAR 01, 2020 148860 Report
Institution Building and Capacity Building in NRLM (English)
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MAR 01, 2020 148855 Report
Social Inclusion : Implementation, Outcomes and Key Learnings (English)
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MAR 01, 2020 148848 Report