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Labor market for health workers in Africa : new look at the crisis (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa has only 12 percent of the global population, yet this region accounts for 50 percent of child deaths, more than 60 percent of maternal deaths, 85 percent of malaria cases, and close to 67 percent of people living with HIV. ... See More +

Publication 77020 NOV 11, 2013

Soucat, Agnes; Scheffler, Richard; Ghebreyesus, Tedros Adhanom [editor]

Effect on maternal and child health services in Rwanda of payment to primary health-care providers for performance : an impact evaluation (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Effect on maternal and child health services in Rwanda of payment to primary health-care providers for performance : an impact evaluation, conducted during the time period between June 2006 and October 2006, in Rwanda. ... See More +

Brief 81311 AUG 14, 2013

Basinga, Paulin; Gertler, Paul; Binagwaho, Agnes; Soucat, Agnes; Sturdy, Jennifer; Vermeersch, Christel

Revising the land law to enable sustainable development in Vietnam : summary of priority policy recommendations drawn from World Bank studies (English)

Vietnam's rapid and sustained economic growth and poverty reduction in the last two decades benefitted from the policy and legal reforms embodied in the Land Laws of 1987, 1993 and 2003 and subsequent related legal acts. ... See More +

Working Paper 70726 SEP 01, 2012

The Nguyen, Dzung; Jaffee, Steven; Soucat, Agnes; Anderson, James H.; Pham, Hoa Thi Mong; Anderson, James; Tran, Huong Thi Lan Vietnamese

Revising the land law to enable sustainable development in Vietnam : summary of priority policy recommendations drawn from World Bank studies : Sua doi luat dat dai de thuc day phat trien ben vung o Viet Nam : ban tom tat cac khuyen ngh! chinh sach uu tien rut ra tu cac nghien cuu cua ngan hang the gioi (Vietnamese)

Vietnam's rapid and sustained economic growth and poverty reduction in the last two decades benefitted from the policy and legal reforms embodied in the Land Laws of 1987, 1993 and 2003 and subsequent related legal acts. ... See More +

Working Paper 70726 SEP 01, 2012

The Nguyen, Dzung; Jaffee, Steven; Soucat, Agnes; Anderson, James H.; Pham, Hoa Thi Mong; Anderson, James; Tran, Huong Thi Lan English

The health workforce in Ethiopia : addressing the remaining challenges (English)

Health indicators in Ethiopia, particularly on child health and malaria, have improved significantly in recent years, with the next challenge now focused on improving maternal health indicators. ... See More +

Publication 66218 JAN 12, 2012

Lemma, Wuleta; Herbst, Christopher H.; Feysia, Berhanu; Soucat, Agnes

Creating incentives to work in Ghana : results from a qualitative health worker study (English)

The Ministry of Health, Ghana, is engaged in developing new Human Resources for Health (HRH) Strategy (2001-15); one that tries to draw on some of the evidence pertaining to the dynamics of the health labor market. ... See More +

Working Paper 66119 NOV 01, 2011

Appiah, Ebeneezer; Lievens, Tomas; Saleh, Karima; Quartey, Peter; Rose, Laura; Soucat, Agnes; Serneels, Pieter; Herbst, Christopher H.; Lemiere, Christophe; Garabino, Sabine

The human resources for health crisis in Zambia : an outcome of health worker entry exit, and performance within the national labor health market (English)

This report compiles recent evidence on the Zambian health labor market and provides some baseline information on human resources for health (HRH) to help the government address its HRH challenges. ... See More +

Publication 61897 APR 26, 2011

Herbst, Christopher H.; Campbell, Karen; Vledder, Monique; Sjöblom, Mirja; Soucat, Agnes

Performance-based financing : just a donor fad or a catalyst towards comprehensive health-care reform? (English)

Performance-based financing is generating a heated debate. Some suggest that it may be a donor fad with limited potential to improve service delivery. ... See More +

Brief 70715 NOV 26, 2010

Soucat, Agnes; Meessen, Bruno; Sekabaraga, Claude

Budgeting for effectiveness in Rwanda : from reconstruction to reform (English)

The overall objective of this comprehensive report is to consider Rwanda's budget support in the context of its overall public expenditure and resources to: (a) provide an overview of Rwanda's experience with budget support, reform measures, and its progress of budget harmonization, (b) provide the first comprehensive assessment of all of Rwanda's overall public expenditures and resources between 2004 and 2007, and (c) provide the first summary of public expenditure reviews and related analytical work undertaken in priority sectors, covering varying periods between 2000 and 2007. ... See More +

Publication 57880 OCT 10, 2010

Kjellgren, Annika; Sayinzoga, Kampeta; Musafiri, Prosper; Soucat, Agnes

Incentives and dynamics in the Ethiopian health worker labor market (English)

The supply and geographic distribution of health workers are major constraints to improving health in low-income countries. A number of recent studies have highlighted the shortage of skilled health workers in many settings (World Health Organization [WHO], 2006), the impact this has on health outcomes (Anand and Barnighausen, 2004), and the risk this poses for the achievement of the Millenium Development Goals (WHO, 2006; joint learning initiative, 2004). ... See More +

Publication 55834 JUL 07, 2010

De Laat, Joose; Hanson, Kara; Soucat, Agnes; Jack, William

How can disease control program contribute to health system strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa : a concept note for engaging in the global debates on health systems strengthening (English)

In September 2000, the United Nations created a new movement in the fight against poverty: 189 countries in the General Assembly expressed their commitment to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the Millennium Declaration (World Health Organization 2004). ... See More +

Working Paper 71609 JUN 01, 2010

Olmen, Josefien Van; Assefa, Yibeltal; Damme, Wim Van; Pirard, Marjan; Soucat, Agnes; Pierre-Louis, Maryse

Diversity in career preferences of future health workers in Rwanda : where, why, and for how much? (English)

The Government of Rwanda has identified human resources for health as one of its Policy priorities. This study aims to contribute to building a better understanding of health worker choice and behavior, and to improve evidence based policies. ... See More +

Publication 54442 APR 14, 2010

Butera, J. Damascene; Lievens, Tomas; Soucat, Agnes; Serneels, Pieter

Paying primary health care centers for performance in Rwanda (English)

Paying for performance (P4P) provides financial incentives for providers to increase the use and quality of care. P4P can affect health care by providing incentives for providers to put more effort into specific activities, and by increasing the amount of resources available to finance the delivery of services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5190 JAN 01, 2010

Binagwaho, Agnes; Sturdy, Jennifer R.; Basinga, Paulin; Gertler, Paul J.; Soucat, Agnes L.B.; Vermeersch, Christel M.J.

Sante et pauvrete en Mauritanie : Analyse et cadre strategique de lutte contre la pauvrete (French)

Mauritania has been one of the first countries to benefit from debt relief and resources for the health sector are to increase significantly over the next few years. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32806 MAR 01, 2004

Soucat, Agnes; Ekanmian, Dr. Koffi Gatien; Bangoura, Dr. Ousmane; Diallo, M. Amadou Bassirou; Diop, Francois; Sow, Souleymane; Benzeroung, Dr. El Hadi; Aounen, Dr. Bechir Ould; Hahmed, Mohamed Nezhir Ould; Mohamed, M. Zeine Ould

Increasing clients' power to scale up health services for the poor: the Bamako Initiative in West Africa (English)

Born out of the 1980s' collapse of the post independence social contract promising public health services for all, the Bamako Initiative national strategies in Benin, Guinea and Mali succeeded in developing an innovative approach that reconciled more traditional approaches to local community solidarity and traditional providers' payments with the public good objectives of the modern state. ... See More +

Working Paper 26954 JUL 01, 2003

Rudolf Knippenberg; Fatoumata Traore Nafo; Raimi Osseni; Yero Boye Camara; Abdelwahid El Abassi ; Agnes Soucat

Rapid guidelines for integrating health, nutrition, and population issues into the poverty reduction strategies of low-income countries (English)

The paper looks at the framework of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs), aimed at enhancing the impact of development assistance on poverty, and, at the initiative of the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) for debt reduction, which creates the opportunity for additional spending on the social sectors, focusing on health, nutrition, and population. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 23564 DEC 31, 2001

Soucat, Agnes ; Yazbeck, Abdo ; Knippenberg, Rudolf ; Diop, Francois ; Wheeler, Mark ; Shiyan Chao ; Luculescu, Sergiu

AIDS, poverty reduction and debt relief - a toolkit for mainstreaming HIV/AIDS programs into development instruments (English)

The report addresses the potential benefits of giving HIV/AIDS a prominent place in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSP), and Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) initiative agreements. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 22800 AUG 31, 2001

Adeyi, Olusoji; Soucat, Agnes; Hecht, Robert; Njobvu, Elesani French

Poverty reduction and the health sector - the health, nutrition, and population network's chapter in the World Bank's poverty reduction strategy sourcebook (English)

The paper addresses the issue of improving the health, nutrition, and population outcomes of the poorest people in developing, and transitional countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 22904 JUN 30, 2001

Claeson, Mariam; Griffin, Charles C.;Johnston, Timothy A.; McLachlan, Milla; Soucat, Agnes L.B.; Wagstaff, Adam; Yazbeck, Abdo S.

Enhancing human development in the HIPC/PRSP context : progress in the Africa region during 2000 (English)

An enhanced version of the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Debt Initiative was put in place in September 1999 to amplify and accelerate the process of bringing down debtor countries' external debt and tighten the link to poverty reduction. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 22606 MAY 31, 2001

Soucat, Agnes ; Jee-Peng Tan ; Mingat, Alain

AIDS, poverty reduction and debt relief - a toolkit for mainstreaming HIV/AIDS programs into development instruments : SIDA, lutte contre la pauvrete et allegement de la dette - Module de formation sur l'integration des programmes de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA dans les instruments de developpement (French)

The report addresses the potential benefits of giving HIV/AIDS a prominent place in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSP), and Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) initiative agreements. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 22800 JAN 01, 2001

Adeyi, Olusoji; Soucat, Agnes; Hecht, Robert; Njobvu, Elesani English

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Labor market for health workers in Africa : new look at the crisis (English)
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NOV 11, 2013 77020 Publication
Effect on maternal and child health services in Rwanda of payment to primary health-care providers for performance : an impact evaluation (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81311 Brief
Revising the land law to enable sustainable development in Vietnam : summary of priority policy recommendations drawn from World Bank studies (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 70726 Working Paper Vietnamese
Revising the land law to enable sustainable development in Vietnam : summary of priority policy recommendations drawn from World Bank studies : Sua doi luat dat dai de thuc day phat trien ben vung o Viet Nam : ban tom tat cac khuyen ngh! chinh sach uu tien rut ra tu cac nghien cuu cua ngan hang the gioi (Vietnamese)
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SEP 01, 2012 70726 Working Paper English
The health workforce in Ethiopia : addressing the remaining challenges (English)
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JAN 12, 2012 66218 Publication
Creating incentives to work in Ghana : results from a qualitative health worker study (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 66119 Working Paper
The human resources for health crisis in Zambia : an outcome of health worker entry exit, and performance within the national labor health market (English)
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APR 26, 2011 61897 Publication
Performance-based financing : just a donor fad or a catalyst towards comprehensive health-care reform? (English)
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NOV 26, 2010 70715 Brief
Budgeting for effectiveness in Rwanda : from reconstruction to reform (English)
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OCT 10, 2010 57880 Publication
Incentives and dynamics in the Ethiopian health worker labor market (English)
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JUL 07, 2010 55834 Publication
How can disease control program contribute to health system strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa : a concept note for engaging in the global debates on health systems strengthening (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 71609 Working Paper
Diversity in career preferences of future health workers in Rwanda : where, why, and for how much? (English)
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APR 14, 2010 54442 Publication
Paying primary health care centers for performance in Rwanda (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 WPS5190 Policy Research Working Paper
Sante et pauvrete en Mauritanie : Analyse et cadre strategique de lutte contre la pauvrete (French)
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MAR 01, 2004 32806 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Increasing clients' power to scale up health services for the poor: the Bamako Initiative in West Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2003 26954 Working Paper
Rapid guidelines for integrating health, nutrition, and population issues into the poverty reduction strategies of low-income countries (English)
See More +
DEC 31, 2001 23564 Departmental Working Paper
AIDS, poverty reduction and debt relief - a toolkit for mainstreaming HIV/AIDS programs into development instruments (English)
See More +
AUG 31, 2001 22800 Working Paper (Numbered Series) French
Poverty reduction and the health sector - the health, nutrition, and population network's chapter in the World Bank's poverty reduction strategy sourcebook (English)
See More +
JUN 30, 2001 22904 Working Paper
Enhancing human development in the HIPC/PRSP context : progress in the Africa region during 2000 (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 2001 22606 Departmental Working Paper
AIDS, poverty reduction and debt relief - a toolkit for mainstreaming HIV/AIDS programs into development instruments : SIDA, lutte contre la pauvrete et allegement de la dette - Module de formation sur l'integration des programmes de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA dans les instruments de developpement (French)
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JAN 01, 2001 22800 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English