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WASH for human development : can scaling up Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) interventions help children grow in Tanzania? (English)

This brief highlights recent analyses from the Tanzania WASH Poverty Diagnostic (TWPD) on trends in undernutrition over the years and among income groups. ... See More +

Brief 120327 SEP 01, 2017

Joseph,George; Haque,Sabrina Sharmin; Ayling,Sophie Charlotte Emi; Vinha, Katia; Gething,Peter William; Newman,John Lincoln; Larenas Gonzalez,Maria Isabel Disclosed

An impact evaluation of education, health, and water supply investments by the Bolivian social investment fund (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled An impact evaluation of education, health, and water supply investments by the Bolivian social investment fund, conducted between 1994 and 1998 in Bolivia. ... See More +

Brief 81197 AUG 14, 2013

Newman, John; Pradhan, Menno; Rawlings, Laura B.; Ridder, Geert; Coa, Ramiro; Evia, Jose Luis Disclosed

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 2) (Spanish)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: The challenge of high inequality in China; Inequality and unrest in Brazil: a conversation with Ricardo Paes de Barros. ... See More +

Newsletter 82522 AUG 01, 2013

Sicular, Terry; Olinto, Pedro; Ashwill, Maximillian; Ferreira, Francisco; Lopez-Calva, Luis-Felipe; Newman, John; Demombynes, Gabriel; Reva, Anna; Mulligan, Mary Anne English, French Disclosed

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 2) (French)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: The challenge of high inequality in China; Inequality and unrest in Brazil: a conversation with Ricardo Paes de Barros. ... See More +

Newsletter 82522 AUG 01, 2013

Sicular, Terry; Olinto, Pedro; Ashwill, Maximillian; Ferreira, Francisco; Lopez-Calva, Luis-Felipe; Newman, John; Demombynes, Gabriel; Reva, Anna; Mulligan, Mary Anne English, Spanish Disclosed

Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 2) (English)

This Inequality in Focus newsletter includes the following headings: The challenge of high inequality in China; Inequality and unrest in Brazil: a conversation with Ricardo Paes de Barros. ... See More +

Newsletter 82522 AUG 01, 2013

Sicular, Terry; Olinto, Pedro; Ashwill, Maximillian; Ferreira, Francisco; Lopez-Calva, Luis-Felipe; Newman, John; Demombynes, Gabriel; Reva, Anna; Mulligan, Mary Anne French, Spanish Disclosed

Recovering strong positive trends in poverty and opportunity (English)

Household survey data point to declining poverty over the past decade, despite some difficulties with data from three provinces. Indeed, Pakistan has turned economic growth into poverty reduction. ... See More +

Brief 79572 JUN 19, 2013

Newman, John Disclosed

Setting reasonable performance targets for public service delivery (English)

Reaching agreement on a reasonable performance target is a challenge, with costs associated with getting it wrong. Attention in the literature has focused on the potential negative effects of gaming or of creaming. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6385 MAR 01, 2013

Newman, John L.; Azevedo, Joao Pedro Disclosed

Human Opportunity Index (HOI) : national equality of children's opportunities in Pakistan (English)

This paper complements the World Bank's recent report on poverty by providing some additional information on inequality. In contrast to reports that analyze measures of inequality of income or wealth (such as the Gini), this paper focuses on equality of opportunities of children, where opportunities refer to access to basic services and goods (access to education, health conditions and basic infrastructure) that improve the likelihood of children to maximize their human potential. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 86244 JUN 01, 2012

Newman, John Disclosed

Human Opportunity Index (HOI) : provinces equality of children's opportunities in Pakistan (English)

This paper complements the World Bank's recent report on poverty by providing some additional information on inequality. In contrast to reports that analyze measures of inequality of income or wealth (such as the Gini), this paper focuses on equality of opportunities of children, where opportunities refer to access to basic services and goods (access to education, health conditions and basic infrastructure) that improve the likelihood of children to maximize their human potential. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 86245 JUN 01, 2012

Newman, John Disclosed

Five advances making it easier to work on results in development : an operational perspective with South Asia nutrition examples (English)

This note broadly discusses how operational staff of a ministry or a development agency can work more effectively on what has become to be known as the results agenda. ... See More +

Brief 104352 OCT 01, 2011

Newman,John Lincoln Disclosed

Benchmarking : a tool to improve the effectiveness of monitoring and evaluation in the policy cycle (English)

To benchmark is to compare performance against a standard. As part of an effort to improve the effectiveness of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in the policy cycle, benchmarking can be useful in three ways. ... See More +

Brief 53698 MAR 01, 2010

Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Newman, John L.; Pungiluppi, Juliana Disclosed

An opportunity for a different Peru : prosperous, equitable, and governable (English)

This book argues that Peru faces an unprecedented opportunity to become the next success story in Latin America. In the coming five years, policy making could put the country on a development path similar to the one that, say, Chile, Costa Rica, or Spain have followed over the last two decades. ... See More +

Policy Note 38286 JAN 01, 2007

Guigale, Marcelo M.; Fretes-Cibilis, Vincente; Newman, John L. Spanish Disclosed

An opportunity for a different Peru : prosperous, equitable, and governable : Peru : la oportunidad de un pais diferente (Spanish)

This book argues that Peru faces an unprecedented opportunity to become the next success story in Latin America. In the coming five years, policy making could put the country on a development path similar to the one that, say, Chile, Costa Rica, or Spain have followed over the last two decades. ... See More +

Policy Note 38286 OCT 01, 2006

Guigale, Marcelo M.; Fretes-Cibilis, Vincente; Newman, John L. English Disclosed

Using randomized control designs in evaluating social sector programs in developing countries (English)

Seven case studies - from Bolivia, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Taiwan (China), and Turkey - demonstrate the feasibility of conducting rigorous impact evaluations in developing countries using randomized control designs. ... See More +

Journal Article 13463 JUL 31, 1994

Newman, John; Rawlings, Laura; Gertler, Paul

The World Bank research observer 9 (2) (English)

Evaluating social policies: principles and U.S. experience. Using randomized control designs in evaluating social sector programs in developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 17525 JUL 31, 1994

Grossman, Jean Baldwin; Newman, John; Rawlings, Laura; Gertler, Paul; Ainsworth, Martha; Over, Mead; Kikeri, Sunita; Nellis, John; Shirley, Mary; Lutz, Ernst; Pagiola, Stefano; Reiche, Carlos

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WASH for human development : can scaling up Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) interventions help children grow in Tanzania? (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120327 Brief
An impact evaluation of education, health, and water supply investments by the Bolivian social investment fund (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81197 Brief
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 2) (Spanish)
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AUG 01, 2013 82522 Newsletter English, French
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 2) (French)
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AUG 01, 2013 82522 Newsletter English, Spanish
Inequality in focus vol. 2 (no. 2) (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 82522 Newsletter French, Spanish
Recovering strong positive trends in poverty and opportunity (English)
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JUN 19, 2013 79572 Brief
Setting reasonable performance targets for public service delivery (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 WPS6385 Policy Research Working Paper
Human Opportunity Index (HOI) : national equality of children's opportunities in Pakistan (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 86244 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Human Opportunity Index (HOI) : provinces equality of children's opportunities in Pakistan (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 86245 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Five advances making it easier to work on results in development : an operational perspective with South Asia nutrition examples (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 104352 Brief
Benchmarking : a tool to improve the effectiveness of monitoring and evaluation in the policy cycle (English)
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MAR 01, 2010 53698 Brief
An opportunity for a different Peru : prosperous, equitable, and governable (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 38286 Policy Note Spanish
An opportunity for a different Peru : prosperous, equitable, and governable : Peru : la oportunidad de un pais diferente (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2006 38286 Policy Note English
Using randomized control designs in evaluating social sector programs in developing countries (English)
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JUL 31, 1994 13463 Journal Article
The World Bank research observer 9 (2) (English)
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JUL 31, 1994 17525 Publication