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Philippines - Are cash transfer programs effective? (English)

Countries around the world increasingly rely on conditional cash transfers to boost health and education outcomes for the poorest citizens. In developing and middle income countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, cash transfer programs are proving effective in a range of areas, including as an incentive to get more girls in school. ... See More +

Brief 91131 JUL 01, 2014

Marcus, Aliza [editor]; Berman, Daphna

Liberia : can employment opportunities help build peace? (English)

What's the most effective way to reintegrate ex-combatants and reduce illegal activities? This policy note reviews an innovative program that had a big impact. ... See More +

Brief 88613 MAY 01, 2014

Marcus, Aliza [editor]; Berman, Daphna

Tanzania : can local communities successfully run cash transfer programs? (English)

In Tanzania, an innovative conditional cash transfer program that relies on local communities to administer the payments has succeeded in helping the country's poorest citizens. ... See More +

Brief 86073 MAR 01, 2014

Marcus, Aliza [editor]; Berman, Daphna

Can demand for toilets be encouraged ? evidence from Indonesia (English)

In Indonesia, the World Bank worked with the government to develop new approaches to discourage open defecation and increase the number of toilets in poor, rural areas. ... See More +

Brief 86368 FEB 01, 2014

Marcus, Aliza [editor]

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]

Cambodia : challenges in scaling up preschools (English)

This bulletin showcases a World Bank supported study in Cambodia, where researchers set out to study the effects of scholarships on encouraging primary school students to continue their studies in lower secondary school, and whether bigger grants worked better than smaller ones. ... See More +

Brief 83178 NOV 01, 2013

Marcus, Aliza [editor]; Berman, Daphna

Using low-cost private schools to fill the education gap : an impact evaluation of a program in Pakistan (English)

Educating children is a priority across the globe, but developing countries can face enormous challenges. In Pakistan's Sindh province, only about half of primary school age children go to school, making education a priority for the Sindh government. ... See More +

Brief 81076 SEP 01, 2013

Marcus, Aliza [editor]

What gets people to wash their hands? (English)

Hand washing with soap and water is a simple way to reduce the spread of disease. It doesn't require complicated technology, it's usually affordable and even young children can do it. ... See More +

Brief 79748 JUL 01, 2013

Marcus, Aliza [editor]

If you give the poor 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 79446 JUN 01, 2013

Marcus, Aliza [editor]

What's the long-term impact of conditional cash transfers on education? (English)

In Colombia, researchers used administrative data to analyze the long-term impact of conditional cash transfers on schooling. Conditional cash transfer programs have been shown successful at increasing school enrollment and attendance. ... See More +

Brief 81528 JUN 01, 2013

Marcus, Aliza [editor]; Berman, Daphna

Can disadvantaged kids ever catch up with better-off peers? (English)

The World Bank is focused on developing and supporting programs that help children reach their potential and live lives free of poverty. To help build a body of evidence of what works, the World Bank financed an evaluation of a program in Jamaica that targeted mothers of babies stunted due to malnutrition. ... See More +

Brief 77086 MAY 01, 2013

Marcus, Aliza [editor]

Can entrepreneurship training improve work opportunities for college graduates? (English)

Improving educational achievement for youth doesn't always result in better employment opportunities, and this can be especially acute in developing countries. ... See More +

Brief 76517 APR 01, 2013

Marcus, Aliza [editor]

The challenge of ensuring adequate stocks of essential drugs in rural health clinics (English)

Health experts and policymakers want people to have access to affordable and high-quality medical care. But in some developing countries, making quality healthcare available may first necessitate ensuring that essential medicines are available, such as anti-malaria pills and antibiotics. ... See More +

Brief 76881 APR 01, 2013

Marcus, Aliza [editor]

Is preschool good for kids? (English)

How can we help kids reach their full potential? Experts know that the first years of life are crucial to healthy development. And that's just the start. ... See More +

Brief 67807 APR 01, 2013

Marcus, Aliza [editor] Spanish

Rwanda : can bonus payments improve the quality of health care? (English)

Ensuring that women and children receive quality health care is a key to alleviating poverty, but in many developing countries, access to appropriate medical care is limited. ... See More +

Brief 83028 MAR 01, 2013

Marcus, Aliza [editor]

Do grants to communities lead to better health and education? (English)

Indonesia, like many middle income countries, has difficulty providing universal access to education and adequate access to healthcare, particularly in poor and rural areas. ... See More +

Brief 75655 FEB 01, 2013

Marcus, Aliza [editor]

Can scholarships help keep kids in school? (English)

Cambodia has had numerous scholarship programs funded by the government and outside donors. A government program supported by the World Bank's Cambodia Education Sector Support Project was launched to test the optimal scholarship amount and measure the effect on both boys and girls. ... See More +

Brief 75761 FEB 01, 2013

Marcus, Aliza [editor]

Can public works programs help the poor during crises? (English)

Economic crises can be particularly arduous for poor and vulnerable people. In particular, job losses stemming from economic downturns undercut the ability of more vulnerable households to support themselves. ... See More +

Brief 74825 JAN 01, 2013

Marcus, Aliza [editor]

Do wage subsidies help young women get jobs? (English)

Unemployment among young adults is a problem throughout the world, and it's of particular concern in the Middle East, where half the population is under the age of 25 and more than a quarter of those aged 15-24 are out of work. ... See More +

Brief 74527 DEC 01, 2012

Marcus, Aliza [editor]

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

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Philippines - Are cash transfer programs effective? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 91131 Brief
Liberia : can employment opportunities help build peace? (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88613 Brief
Tanzania : can local communities successfully run cash transfer programs? (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86073 Brief
Can demand for toilets be encouraged ? evidence from Indonesia (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 86368 Brief
If you give people cash, does it help? (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 82633 Brief
Cambodia : challenges in scaling up preschools (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 83178 Brief
Using low-cost private schools to fill the education gap : an impact evaluation of a program in Pakistan (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 81076 Brief
What gets people to wash their hands? (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 79748 Brief
If you give the poor cash, does it help? (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 79446 Brief
What's the long-term impact of conditional cash transfers on education? (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 81528 Brief
Can disadvantaged kids ever catch up with better-off peers? (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 77086 Brief
Can entrepreneurship training improve work opportunities for college graduates? (English)
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APR 01, 2013 76517 Brief
The challenge of ensuring adequate stocks of essential drugs in rural health clinics (English)
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APR 01, 2013 76881 Brief
Is preschool good for kids? (English)
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APR 01, 2013 67807 Brief Spanish
Rwanda : can bonus payments improve the quality of health care? (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 83028 Brief
Do grants to communities lead to better health and education? (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 75655 Brief
Can scholarships help keep kids in school? (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 75761 Brief
Can public works programs help the poor during crises? (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 74825 Brief
Do wage subsidies help young women get jobs? (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 74527 Brief
Pakistan : can low-cost private schools improve learning? (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 73367 Brief