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India - Do kids in private schools learn more? (English)

Primary school education is a basic building block for children’s development, preparing them for success later in life. But in many countries, poor children often don’t finish school even if it’s available to them. ... See More +

Brief 105178 MAR 01, 2016

Marcus,Aliza Disclosed

Indonesia - Can community preschools improve poor children’s development? (English)

In Indonesia, researchers evaluated a project to expand access to early childhood services in the country’s poorest areas by giving communities grants for preschools and providing teacher training and facilitators to encourage use of services. ... See More +

Brief 105171 MAR 01, 2016

Marcus,Aliza Disclosed

Senegal - Do hygiene and handwashing make for better brain development? (English)

Poor hygiene is a particular problem when it comes to children because they are more susceptible to diarrhea and repeated or severe episodes can harm their health and development. ... See More +

Brief 104787 MAR 01, 2016

Marcus,Aliza; Berman,Daphna Disclosed

Pakistan - Does sharing test scores with parents improve student learning? (English)

Education is a driver of development around the world. But as many countries have found, getting children into school is only the first step in an education. ... See More +

Brief 104860 MAR 01, 2016

Marcus,Aliza; Burke,Laura Erin Disclosed

Tanzania - Do campaigns to get people to wash hands and use (improved) toilets work? (English)

The World Bank is committed to providing opportunities for healthy child development, and ensuring safe sanitation and good hygiene is critical to achieving that. ... See More +

Brief 104142 FEB 01, 2016

Marcus,Aliza; Berman,Daphna Disclosed

What’s so hard about improving access to water and sanitation? (English)

Globally, some 630 million people lack access to safe drinking water and some 2.4 billion people—about one third of the world’s population, do not have access to a toilet. ... See More +

Brief 104143 FEB 01, 2016

Marcus,Aliza; Berman,Daphna Disclosed

Uganda - Does information matter? (English)

Uganda has made important progress toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals, including halving its poverty rate to around 20 percent from more than 50 percent in the early 1990s. ... See More +

Brief 101159 SEP 01, 2015

Marcus,Aliza Disclosed

Indonesia - How to get parents’ attention : Indonesia - Cara mendapatkan perhatian orangtua (Bahasa (Indonesian))

A growing number of countries are reforming how schools are managed and are working to involve parents and com¬munities more directly into the school management process. ... See More +

Brief 99471 AUG 01, 2015

Marcus,Aliza English Disclosed

Indonesia - How to get parents’ attention (English)

A growing number of countries are reforming how schools are managed and are working to involve parents and com¬munities more directly into the school management process. ... See More +

Brief 99471 AUG 01, 2015

Marcus,Aliza Bahasa (Indonesian) Disclosed

Kenya - Do infants benefit when older siblings are dewormed? : Kenya - Les nourrissons bénéficient-ils lorsque leurs grands frères ou grandes soeurs sont déparasités ? (French)

Early childhood is a crucial window of opportunity for improving lives. The challenge for policymakers and development experts knows which programs give children’s development the best boost and how to implement them. ... See More +

Brief 99207 JUN 01, 2015

Marcus,Aliza Disclosed

Kenya - Do infants benefit when older siblings are dewormed? (English)

Early childhood is a crucial window of opportunity for improving lives. The challenge for policymakers and development experts knows which programs give children’s development the best boost and how to implement them. ... See More +

Brief 99207 JUN 01, 2015

Marcus,Aliza Disclosed

Haiti - Can non-public schools fill the gap for poor children? : Haiti - Les ecoles privées peuvent-elles aider à scolariser les enfants pauvres (French)

Worldwide, some 57 million primary school age children don't have the chance to go to school. Many factors hold these children back: poverty, poor health and overcrowded or faraway facilities. ... See More +

Brief 94784 FEB 01, 2015

Adelman,Melissa Ann; Holland,Peter Anthony; Marcus,Aliza Spanish, English Disclosed

Haiti - Can non-public schools fill the gap for poor children? (English)

Worldwide, some 57 million primary school age children don't have the chance to go to school. Many factors hold these children back: poverty, poor health and overcrowded or faraway facilities. ... See More +

Brief 94784 FEB 01, 2015

Adelman,Melissa Ann; Holland,Peter Anthony; Marcus,Aliza Disclosed

Haiti - Can non-public schools fill the gap for poor children? : Haiti - Pueden las escuelas no públicas disminuir la brecha para los niños pobres? (Spanish)

Worldwide, some 57 million primary school age children don't have the chance to go to school. Many factors hold these children back: poverty, poor health and overcrowded or faraway facilities. ... See More +

Brief 94784 FEB 01, 2015

Adelman,Melissa Ann; Holland,Peter Anthony; Marcus,Aliza French, English Disclosed

If you give people cash, does it help? (English)

In Uganda, researchers evaluated a government program that gave unsupervised cash grants to youth for small business development and training. Based on final results four years after the intervention, the cash transfers achieved nearly all the goals. ... See More +

Brief 82633 NOV 01, 2013

Marcus, Aliza [editor] Disclosed

Pakistan : can low-cost private schools improve learning? (English)

Education is central to giving children the building blocks for a life free of poverty. When schools fail to deliver quality education, children are left without the skills and knowledge they need to realize their capabilities and become productive adults. ... See More +

Brief 73367 OCT 01, 2012

Marcus, Aliza [editor]; Barrera-Osorio, Felipe; Raju, Dhushyanth Disclosed

Before crisis hits : can public works programs increase food security? (English)

Fighting famine is basic to ending poverty and saving lives. Emergency aid, which arrives after the food has run out, isn't enough. Households most in need of emergency aid often don't have enough food during other times of the year, posing a broader challenge for devising programs that can cut hunger and build food security. ... See More +

Brief 72455 SEP 01, 2012

Kumar, Neha; Taffesse, Alemayahu Seyoum; Marcus, Aliza [editor]; Berhane, Guush; Hoddinott, John Disclosed

Can small farmers protect themselves against bad weather? (English)

Severe weather conditions can undo even the best efforts of families to break free of poverty. Households that rely on subsistence or small-scale farming are especially at the mercy of severe weather. ... See More +

Brief 71392 JUN 01, 2012

Macours, Karen; Premand, Patrick; Vakis, Renos; Marcus, Aliza [editor] Disclosed

Can cash grants help create jobs and stability? (English)

Policymakers throughout the world struggle to boost employment. Creating jobs or giving people the right training to get jobs is not only good economics, but especially in developing countries, it may be a way to reduce social instability and with it the threat of crime and unrest. ... See More +

Brief 72241 DEC 01, 2011

Marcus, Aliza [editor] Spanish, French Disclosed

Can cash grants help create jobs and stability? : Ayudan las transferencias monetarias a crear trabajo y a lograr estabilidad? (Spanish)

Policymakers throughout the world struggle to boost employment. Creating jobs or giving people the right training to get jobs is not only good economics, but especially in developing countries, it may be a way to reduce social instability and with it the threat of crime and unrest. ... See More +

Brief 72241 DEC 01, 2011

Marcus, Aliza [editor] French, English Disclosed

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India - Do kids in private schools learn more? (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 105178 Brief
Indonesia - Can community preschools improve poor children’s development? (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 105171 Brief
Senegal - Do hygiene and handwashing make for better brain development? (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104787 Brief
Pakistan - Does sharing test scores with parents improve student learning? (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104860 Brief
Tanzania - Do campaigns to get people to wash hands and use (improved) toilets work? (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 104142 Brief
What’s so hard about improving access to water and sanitation? (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 104143 Brief
Uganda - Does information matter? (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 101159 Brief
Indonesia - How to get parents’ attention : Indonesia - Cara mendapatkan perhatian orangtua (Bahasa (Indonesian))
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AUG 01, 2015 99471 Brief English
Indonesia - How to get parents’ attention (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 99471 Brief Bahasa (Indonesian)
Kenya - Do infants benefit when older siblings are dewormed? : Kenya - Les nourrissons bénéficient-ils lorsque leurs grands frères ou grandes soeurs sont déparasités ? (French)
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JUN 01, 2015 99207 Brief
Kenya - Do infants benefit when older siblings are dewormed? (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 99207 Brief
Haiti - Can non-public schools fill the gap for poor children? : Haiti - Les ecoles privées peuvent-elles aider à scolariser les enfants pauvres (French)
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FEB 01, 2015 94784 Brief Spanish, English
Haiti - Can non-public schools fill the gap for poor children? (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94784 Brief
Haiti - Can non-public schools fill the gap for poor children? : Haiti - Pueden las escuelas no públicas disminuir la brecha para los niños pobres? (Spanish)
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FEB 01, 2015 94784 Brief French, English
If you give people cash, does it help? (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 82633 Brief
Pakistan : can low-cost private schools improve learning? (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 73367 Brief
Before crisis hits : can public works programs increase food security? (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 72455 Brief
Can small farmers protect themselves against bad weather? (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 71392 Brief
Can cash grants help create jobs and stability? (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 72241 Brief Spanish, French
Can cash grants help create jobs and stability? : Ayudan las transferencias monetarias a crear trabajo y a lograr estabilidad? (Spanish)
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DEC 01, 2011 72241 Brief French, English