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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

Africa - Kandadji Project : A Development Perspective (English)

80 percent of Niger’s labor force is engaged in agriculture and livestock, accounting for 40 percent of the GDP. However, productivity and yields are low due to limited use of inputs and lack of infrastructure, including irrigation and roads. ... See More +

Brief 147186 MAR 30, 2020

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Kyrgyz Republic – Country Economic Memorandum (English)

The Kyrgyz Republic has experienced modest and volatile economic expansion since the economy bottomed out from the transition recession in 1995, when GDP amounted to about half of its pre-independence levels. ... See More +

Report 147112 MAR 26, 2020

Dubashov,Bakyt; Mbowe,Appolenia; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Sahovic,Tarik; Gassner,Katharina B.; Izvorski,Ivailo V.; Islam,Roumeen Disclosed

Demand for Information on Environmental Health Risk, Mode of Delivery, and Behavioral Change : Evidence from Sonargaon, Bangladesh (English)

Millions of villagers in Bangladesh are exposed to arsenic by drinking contaminated water from private wells. Testing for arsenic can encourage switching from unsafe wells to safer sources. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9194 MAR 24, 2020

Tarozzi,Alessandro; Maertens,Ricardo; Ahmed,Kazi Matin Uddin; van Geen,Alexander Disclosed

Supporting Vulnerable Health Systems Improve Infection Prevention and Control to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic (English)

Protecting healthcare workers and patients is critical to reduce the spread of the disease. In this brief we highlight three urgent actions : Distribution of infection prevention and control (IPC) policies and guidelines to all health facilities; Manufacturing and distribution of IPC supplies to health facilities; and Mass media hand hygiene behavior change campaigns for health workers and the general population. ... See More +

Brief 147043 MAR 23, 2020

Bedoya Arguelles,Guadalupe; Dolinger,Amy Beth Disclosed

Customary Land Conversion and the Formation of the African City (English)

As cities grow and spatially expand, agricultural land is converted into residential land. In many developing countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, this process is accompanied by a change in land tenure, whereby plots held under traditional customary arrangements are sold to new urban residents, possibly with formal property rights. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9192 MAR 23, 2020

M. Picard,Pierre; Selod,Harris Disclosed

Estimating Resiliency Benefits of Road Upgradation : Case of the East Road in Malaita, Solomon Islands (English)

Governments and their multilateral partners are increasingly recognizing the importance of incorporating climate and disaster resilience considerations into infrastructure development plans as well as the related construction and financing decisions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9190 MAR 19, 2020

Marcelo Gordillo,Darwin; Raina,Aditi Disclosed

Labor Management Procedures Vinh Long Urban Development and Climate Resilience Project (P171700) (English)

Procedure and Checklist MAR 18, 2020

Shen,Susan S. Disclosed

Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability Assessment of Baringo County, Kenya (English)

The subnational Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) assessment seeks to ascertain the performance of the PFM system of county governments using the PEFA methodology. ... See More +

Report 146803 MAR 12, 2020

Disclosed

Romania - Advisory Services Agreement on Informed Decision-Making on Investments in Infrastructure (Vol. 4) : Annex 2 : Regulations on Education Infrastructure in Romania (English)

The World Bank and the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) of Romania through the National Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training Development (NCTVETD) signed an Advisory Services Agreement for assistance in informed decision-making on investments in education infrastructure on March 31, 2016. ... See More +

Report 146785 MAR 11, 2020

Sava,Alina Disclosed

Labor Management Procedures Municipal Services Improvement Project in Refugee Affected Areas (P169996) (English)

Procedure and Checklist MAR 05, 2020

Chee,Nina Disclosed

Peru : Coastal Fisheries Initiative – Challenge Fund (CFI-CF) : Main Objectives and Preliminary Project (Peru CFI-CF) Outcomes (English)

The project (Peru CFI-CF) is focused on the Ancash, Arequipa and Piura regions, in which companies, associations and fishers in the sector are in a better position to access formal sources of capital compared to other coastal regions. ... See More +

Working Paper 146708 MAR 01, 2020

Diez,Sylvia Michele; Jorge,Miguel Angel; Vega,Griselle Felicita; Barbosa,Jorge Guillermo Disclosed

From Waste to Resource : Shifting Paradigms for Smarter Wastewater Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Resource recovery from wastewater facilities in the form of energy, reusable water, biosolids, and other resources, such as nutrients, represents an economic and financial benefit that contributes to the sustainability of water supply and sanitation systems and the water utilities operating them. ... See More +

Report 146823 MAR 01, 2020

Rodriguez,Diego Juan; Serrano,Hector Alexander; Delgado Martin,Anna; Nolasco,Daniel; Saltiel,Gustavo Disclosed

Fuelwood Dependence and Forests in Armenia (English)

This report aims to provide more evidence on the linkages between forest uses and poverty in Armenia with a focus on fuelwood. The report aims to answer the following three questions: what are the patterns of energy use across poverty incidence and forest-proximity? ... See More +

Report 147128 MAR 01, 2020

Cerbu,Gillian Ann; Perge,Emilie Bernadette; Behal,Raisa Chandrashekhar Disclosed

From Isolation to Integration (Vol. 2) : An Overview of the Borderlands of the Horn of Africa (English)

The World Bank Group's Horn of Africa Regional Initiative promotes resilience and economic opportunity in one of the world’s most challenging regions for security and development. ... See More +

Working Paper 147181 MAR 01, 2020

Vemuru,Varalakshmi; Stephens,Matthew; Sarkar,Aditya; Roberts,Andrew James; Baare,Anton Karel George Disclosed

Ethiopia - Options for Expanding Affordable Housing Supply for Industrial Park Workers : Summary Note (English)

This study aims to provide practical solutions for expanding access to affordable housing and infrastructure services for employees of Industrial Parks, and to recommend strategies and programs (including financing schemes) for the Ethiopian Government to support the recommended solutions. ... See More +

Report 146629 FEB 29, 2020

Disclosed

PER for Nutrition in Sri Lanka : Assessing Public Financing for Nutrition (2014–2018) (English)

This study aims to assess the public financing for nutrition in Sri Lanka. The primary purpose is to understand the size and share of public investments in nutrition relative to the overall level of public expenditure in the country. ... See More +

Report AUS0001368 FEB 29, 2020

Jayawardena,Bodiyabaduge Priyanka Perera; Attygalle,Deepika Eranjanie; Higashi,Hideki; Yogeswaran,Suganya; Amarasinghe,Upula Madhusankha Vishwamithra; Abdulloeva, Safina; Daniels, Louise Moreira; Jayatissa, Renuka Disclosed

Understanding the Cost of Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (English)

This paper presents a review of studies that estimate the cost of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Although the Sustainable Development Goals provide useful benchmarks for fiscal authorities and donors, typical cross-country costing exercises can be misleading, for a variety of reasons: double counting, sensitivity to underlying assumptions, downplaying the critical role of policy and institutions in advancing toward the goals, failure to discount costs or consider operation and maintenance costs in a consistent manner, and overlooking the tendency for different types of Sustainable Development Goal–related spending to have distinct effects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9164 FEB 27, 2020

Vorisek,Dana Lauren; Yu,Shu Disclosed

Labor Management Procedures Afghanistan Water Supply and Sanitation Services and Institutional Support Program (P169970) (English)

Procedure and Checklist FEB 27, 2020

Kiss,Agnes I. Disclosed

Getting the (Gender-Disaggregated) Lay of the Land : Impact of Survey Respondent Selection on Measuring Land Ownership and Rights (English)

Foundational to the monitoring of international goals on land ownership and rights are the household survey respondents who provide the required individual-disaggregated data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9151 FEB 18, 2020

Kilic,Talip; Moylan,Heather G.; Koolwal,Gayatri B. Disclosed

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Food Regulator Launches a Food Safety and Health Movement : States Follow Lead... (English)
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MAR 31, 2020 147230 Report
Africa - Kandadji Project : A Development Perspective (English)
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MAR 30, 2020 147186 Brief
Kyrgyz Republic – Country Economic Memorandum (English)
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MAR 26, 2020 147112 Report
Demand for Information on Environmental Health Risk, Mode of Delivery, and Behavioral Change : Evidence from Sonargaon, Bangladesh (English)
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MAR 24, 2020 WPS9194 Policy Research Working Paper
Supporting Vulnerable Health Systems Improve Infection Prevention and Control to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic (English)
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MAR 23, 2020 147043 Brief
Customary Land Conversion and the Formation of the African City (English)
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MAR 23, 2020 WPS9192 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating Resiliency Benefits of Road Upgradation : Case of the East Road in Malaita, Solomon Islands (English)
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MAR 19, 2020 WPS9190 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor Management Procedures Vinh Long Urban Development and Climate Resilience Project (P171700) (English)
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MAR 18, 2020 Procedure and Checklist
Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability Assessment of Baringo County, Kenya (English)
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MAR 12, 2020 146803 Report
Romania - Advisory Services Agreement on Informed Decision-Making on Investments in Infrastructure (Vol. 4) : Annex 2 : Regulations on Education Infrastructure in Romania (English)
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MAR 11, 2020 146785 Report
Labor Management Procedures Municipal Services Improvement Project in Refugee Affected Areas (P169996) (English)
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MAR 05, 2020 Procedure and Checklist
Peru : Coastal Fisheries Initiative – Challenge Fund (CFI-CF) : Main Objectives and Preliminary Project (Peru CFI-CF) Outcomes (English)
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MAR 01, 2020 146708 Working Paper
From Waste to Resource : Shifting Paradigms for Smarter Wastewater Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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MAR 01, 2020 146823 Report
Fuelwood Dependence and Forests in Armenia (English)
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MAR 01, 2020 147128 Report
From Isolation to Integration (Vol. 2) : An Overview of the Borderlands of the Horn of Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2020 147181 Working Paper
Ethiopia - Options for Expanding Affordable Housing Supply for Industrial Park Workers : Summary Note (English)
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FEB 29, 2020 146629 Report
PER for Nutrition in Sri Lanka : Assessing Public Financing for Nutrition (2014–2018) (English)
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FEB 29, 2020 AUS0001368 Report
Understanding the Cost of Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (English)
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FEB 27, 2020 WPS9164 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor Management Procedures Afghanistan Water Supply and Sanitation Services and Institutional Support Program (P169970) (English)
See More +
FEB 27, 2020 Procedure and Checklist
Getting the (Gender-Disaggregated) Lay of the Land : Impact of Survey Respondent Selection on Measuring Land Ownership and Rights (English)
See More +
FEB 18, 2020 WPS9151 Policy Research Working Paper