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Nepal - Can information and cash improve children's development (English)

In Nepal, researchers supported by the World Bank's Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund worked with the government to develop a program to inform pregnant women and mothers of young children on how to best care for themselves and their children, using already ongoing community meetings to deliver messages. ... See More +

Brief 117762 JUL 01, 2017

Berman,Daphna; 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

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

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

Liberia : does giving people the chance to work reduce conflict and boost peace? (English)

The evaluation found that the program successfully shifted high-risk men from criminal activities into farming. Graduates earned more money than their counterparts who weren’t enrolled in the program, spent less time in illegal work and were less likely to consider fighting as mercenaries in neighboring conflicts. ... See More +

Brief 94711 MAR 01, 2015

Berman,Daphna Disclosed

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

Berman,Daphna; Marcus, Aliza [editor] Disclosed

Nepal - Country assistance strategy for the period 1999 - 2001 (Nepali)

The Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) is the central document that broadly defines how the World Bank will assist the government and people of Nepal over the next three years, in its efforts to reduce poverty. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 79444 NOV 01, 1998

Marcus, Aliza [editor]; Berman, Daphna English Disclosed

Nepal - Country assistance strategy for the period 1999 - 2001 (English)

The Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) is the central document that broadly defines how the World Bank will assist the government and people of Nepal over the next three years, in its efforts to reduce poverty. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 79444 NOV 01, 1998

Marcus, Aliza [editor]; Berman, Daphna Nepali Disclosed