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The state of social safety nets 2018 (English)

This third edition of The State of Social Safety Nets examines trends in coverage, spending,and program performance using the World Bank Atlas of Social Protection Indicators of Resilience and Equity (ASPIRE) updated database. ... See More +

Publication 124300 MAR 14, 2018

Ivaschenko,Oleksiy; Rodriguez Alas,Claudia P; Novikova,Marina; Romero Robayo,Carolina; Bowen,Thomas Vaughan; Zhu,Linghui Disclosed

Can public works programs reduce youth crime ? evidence from Papua New Guinea's urban youth employment project (English)

Crime rates in Papua New Guinea's capital city of Port Moresby are among the highest in the world. Few youth work, and good jobs are scarce. In 2013, the National Capital District Commission partnered with the World Bank to implement the Urban Youth Employment Project. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8032 APR 18, 2017

Ivaschenko,Oleksiy; Naidoo,Darian; Newhouse,David Locke; Sultan,Sonya M. Disclosed

Social protection and humanitarian assistance nexus for disaster response : lessons learnt from Fiji's Tropical Cyclone Winston (English)

This discussion paper presents an analysis of the humanitarian response following Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston, and looks specifically at the role social protection played in improving disaster response and complementing the humanitarian assistance effort in Fiji. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 113710 FEB 01, 2017

Mansur,Aisha; Doyle,Jesse Jon Gerome; Ivaschenko,Oleksiy Disclosed

Integrating disaster response and climate resilience in social protection programs in the Pacific Island Countries (English)

The Pacific island countries (PICs) are some of the most exposed to frequent natural disasters and climate shocks, and their vulnerability is increasing due to mounting effects of climate change as well as demographic and economic forces. ... See More +

Working Paper 100084 SEP 01, 2015

Costella,Cecilia Valentina; Ivaschenko,Oleksiy Disclosed

Hardship and vulnerability in the Pacific island countries (English)

In many Pacific island countries, meeting non-food basic needs is a growing challenge and further complicated by substantial economic and environmental risks. ... See More +

Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 85557 APR 01, 2015

Adelman,Melissa Ann; Ivaschenko,Oleksiy; Packard,Truman G.; Suri,Vivek Disclosed

Gender equality as smart economics (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the gender equality as smart economics are: educate a women, build a nation by Jal, Emmanuel; a small but bright light in a terrible year of Haiti by Nadelman, Rachel Hannah; gender and biofuels in Mozambique - good or bad news for women? ... See More +

Newsletter 57996 OCT 01, 2010

Brearley, Emily; Jal, Emmanuel; Nadelman, Rachel Hannah; Benfica, Rui; Thurlow, James; Arndt, Channing; Barne, Donna; Ivaschenko, Oleksiy; Danzer, Alexander; Matanda, Dorothy Daka Disclosed

A new approach to producing geographic profiles of HIV prevalence : an application to Malawi (English)

Sub-national estimates of HIV prevalence can inform the design of policy responses to the HIV epidemic. Such responses also benefit from a better understanding of the correlates of HIV status, including the association between HIV and geographical characteristics of localities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5207 FEB 01, 2010

Ivaschenko, Oleksiy; Lanjouw, Peter Disclosed

The dynamics of ownership of durable goods in Bulgaria : from economic crisis to EU membership (English)

The paper uses repeated cross-sections of Bulgaria's household survey data (1995, 1997, 2001, and 2003) and a comparable list of durable goods to investigate the dynamics and distribution of durable goods over time, including during the economic crisis of 1996-1997 and the subsequent period of relatively robust economic growth leading up to European Union membership. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4567 MAR 01, 2008

Ivaschenko, Oleksiy; Ersado, Lire Disclosed

Improving child nutrition outcomes in India : can the integrated child development services be more effective? (English)

Levels of child malnutrition in India fell only slowly during the 1990s, despite significant economic growth and large public spending on the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) program, of which the major component is supplementary feeding for malnourished children. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3647 JUN 01, 2005

Das Gupta, Monica; Lokshin, Michael; Gragnolati, Michele; Ivaschenko, Oleksiy Disclosed