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Population and development in the Sahel : policy choices to catalyze a demographic dividend (English)

The demographic transition in the Sahel region has been slower than that in the rest of the world. Although child mortality rates have declined in recent decades, they are still higher in West Africa than in other regions. ... See More +

Working Paper 108928 AUG 01, 2016

Shekar,Meera; Yazbeck,Abdo S.; Hasan,Rifat; Bakilana,Anne Margreth Disclosed

Africa’s demographic transition : dividend or disaster? (English)

Declines in child mortality, followed by declines in fertility, produce a youth bulge generation and a period when a country has a large number of working age people and a smaller number of dependents. ... See More +

Brief 103549 OCT 01, 2015

Canning,David J.; Jobanputra,Sangeeta Raja; Yazbeck,Abdo S. Disclosed

Africa’s demographic transition : dividend or disaster? (English)

The demographic dividend describes the interplay between changes in a population’s age structure due to the demographic transition and rapid economic growth. ... See More +

Publication 100383 JAN 01, 2015

Canning,David J.; Jobanputra,Sangeeta Raja; Yazbeck,Abdo S. French Disclosed

Learning from economic downturns : how to better assess, track, and mitigate the impact on the health sector (English)

Many countries around the world are moving toward universal health coverage, while navigating through periods of economic crisis. The impact of the economic downturn of 2008-09 on the health care sector has renewed efforts to make health systems more resilient during and after economic downturns. ... See More +

Publication 81593 JAN 01, 2013

Hou, Xiaohui; Velenyi, Edit V.; Yazbeck, Abdo S.; Lunes, Roberto F; Smith, Owen Disclosed

Attacking inequality in the health sector : a synthesis of evidence and tools (English)

The overwhelming evidence of inequalities in health outcomes and in the use of health services calculated and disseminated by the World Bank and other development agencies in the last 10 years has energized global efforts to address the needs of the poor and socially vulnerable. ... See More +

Publication 47109 JAN 08, 2009

Yazbeck, Abdo S. Spanish Disclosed

Reproductive health -- the missing Millennium Development Goal : poverty, health, and development in a changing world (English)

While women in developing countries continue to die in large numbers in child birth, population and reproductive health specialists and advocates around the world are struggling to keep the policy agenda focused on the rights and needs of poor women. ... See More +

Publication 36804 JUN 23, 2006

Campbell-White, Arlette; Merrick, Thomas W.; Yazbeck, Abdo S. Disclosed

Reaching the poor with health, nutrition, and population services : what works, what doesn't, and why : Llegar a los pobres : con salud, nutricion y servicios de poblacion - que funciona, que no y por que (Spanish)

Health services can make an important contribution to improved health conditions among disadvantaged groups. Yet as the contents of this volume make clear, the health services supported by governments, and by agencies like ours too often fail to reach these people who need them most. ... See More +

Publication 34716 JAN 01, 2006

Gwatkin, Davidson R. [editor]; Wagstaff, Adam [editor]; Yazbeck, Abdo S. [editor]; Qamruddin, Jumana; Waters, Hugh; Grabowsky, Mark; Farrell, Nick; Chimumbwa, John; Nobiya, Theresa; Wolkon, Adam; Selanikio, Joel; Montagu, Dominic; Prata, Ndola; Campbell, Martha M.; Walsh, Juli; Orero, Solomon; Thiede, Michael; Palmer, Natasha; Mbatsha, Sandi; Anwar, A.T.M. Iqbal; Killewo, Japhet; Chowdhury, Mahbub-E-Elahi; Dasgupta, Sushil Kanta; Schwartz, J. Brad; Bhushan, Indu; Ranson, M. Kent; Joshi, Palak; Shah, Mittal; Shaikh, Yasmin; Peters, David; Rao, Krishna; Ramana, G.N.V.; Malhotra, Anju; Mathur, Sanyukta; Pande, Rohini; Roca, Eva; Gasparini, Leonardo C.; Panadeiros, Monica; Barros, Aluisio J.D.; Victora, Cesar G.; Cesar, Juraci A.; Neumann, Nelson Arns; Bertoldi, Andrea D.; Valdivia, Martin English Disclosed

Development outreach 7 (2) : reaching the poor with health services (English)

This development outreach newsletter includes some of the following headlines: special report: reaching the poor with health services. Vigilance, hope and hard work; by Abdo S. ... See More +

Newsletter 33717 MAY 01, 2005

McNeil, Mary; Yazbeck, Abdo S.; Gwatkin, Davidson R.; Excobar, Maria Luisa; Coady, David P.; Filmer, Deon P.; Rawlings, Laura B.; Nathan, Rose; Mponda, Hadji; Mshinda, Hassan; Diop, Francois Pathe; Butera, Jean Damascene; Bhushan, Indu; Bloom, Erik; Loevinsohn, Benjamin; Schwartz, J. Brad; Meessen, Bruno; Ir, Por; Ranson, M. Kent; Joshi, Palak; Shah, Mittal; Shaikh, Yasmin; Malhotra, Anju; Mathur, Sanyukta; Pande, Rohini; Roca, Eva; Koro, Emmanuel Disclosed

Reaching the poor with health, nutrition, and population services : what works, what doesn't, and why (English)

Health services can make an important contribution to improved health conditions among disadvantaged groups. Yet as the contents of this volume make clear, the health services supported by governments, and by agencies like ours too often fail to reach these people who need them most. ... See More +

Publication 34716 JAN 01, 2005

Gwatkin, Davidson R. [editor]; Wagstaff, Adam [editor]; Yazbeck, Abdo S. [editor]; Qamruddin, Jumana; Waters, Hugh; Grabowsky, Mark; Farrell, Nick; Chimumbwa, John; Nobiya, Theresa; Wolkon, Adam; Selanikio, Joel; Montagu, Dominic; Prata, Ndola; Campbell, Martha M.; Walsh, Juli; Orero, Solomon; Thiede, Michael; Palmer, Natasha; Mbatsha, Sandi; Anwar, A.T.M. Iqbal; Killewo, Japhet; Chowdhury, Mahbub-E-Elahi; Dasgupta, Sushil Kanta; Schwartz, J. Brad; Bhushan, Indu; Ranson, M. Kent; Joshi, Palak; Shah, Mittal; Shaikh, Yasmin; Peters, David; Rao, Krishna; Ramana, G.N.V.; Malhotra, Anju; Mathur, Sanyukta; Pande, Rohini; Roca, Eva; Gasparini, Leonardo C.; Panadeiros, Monica; Barros, Aluisio J.D.; Victora, Cesar G.; Cesar, Juraci A.; Neumann, Nelson Arns; Bertoldi, Andrea D.; Valdivia, Martin Spanish Disclosed

WBI-China health sector partnership: fourteen years and growing (English)

Structural transformation of China's economy in the 1980s and its impact on the health sector created a critical need for skills and research capacity in health economics and financing. ... See More +

Brief 33083 FEB 01, 2004

Yang, Chialing; Shanlian, Hu; Yazbeck, Abdo S. Disclosed

Health policy research in South Asia : building capacity for reform (English)

The richness of the research papers in this volume makes it difficult to quickly capture the main themes and implications of their research. But three repeated themes can be highlighted: equality of public spending, the role of the private sector, and the role of consumers. ... See More +

Publication 27210 AUG 01, 2003

Yazbeck, Abdo S.[editor]; Peters, David H. (editor)

A sourcebook for Poverty Reduction Strategies : Core techniques and cross-cutting issues (English)

This sourcebook was written to assist low-income countries with the development and strengthening of their poverty reduction strategies. This book has been designed as a resource for analysis and discourse on poverty reduction policies and programs at the country level. ... See More +

Publication 29800 JAN 01, 2002

Klugman, Jeni [editor]; Coudouel, Aline; Hentschel, Jesko S.; Wodon, Quentin T.; Yitzaki, Shlomo; Prennushi, Giovanna; Rubio, Gloria; Subbarao, Kalanidhi; Christiaensen, Luc; Scott, Christopher; Achikbache, Bahjat; Belkindas, Misha; Dinc, Mustafa; Eele, Graham; Swanson, Eric; Fozzard, Adrian; Holmes, Malcolm; Withers, Kate; Tikare, Seema; Youssef, Deborah; Donnelly-Roark, Paula; Shah, Parmesh; Girishankar, Navin; Hammergren, Linn; Knack, Stephen; Levy, Brian; Litvack, Jennie; Manning, Nicholas; Messick, Richard; Rinne, Jeffrey; Sutch, Helen; Dongier, Philippe; Domelen, Julie Van; Ostrom, Elinor; Rizvi, Andrea; Wakeman, Wendy; Bebbington, Anthony; Alkire, Sabina; Esmail, Talib; Polski, Margaret; Bamberger, Michael; Blackden, Mark; Fort, Lucia; Manoukian, Violeta; Bojö, Jan; Bucknall, Julia; Hamilton, Kirk; Kishor, Nalin; Kraus, Christiane; Pillai, Poonam; Mozammel, Masud; Zatlokal, Barbara; Ames, Brian; Brown, Ward; Devarajan, Shanta; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Hoekman, Bernard; Michalopoulos, Constantine; Schiff, Maurice; Tarr, David; Cord, Louise; Baharoglu, Deniz; Kessides, Christine; Ezemenari, Kene; Grosh, Margaret; Sherburne-Benz, Lynn; Claeson, Mariam; Griffin, Charles C.; Johnston, Timothy A.; McLachlan, Mildred; Soucat, Agnes L. B.; Wagstaff, Adam; Yazbeck, Abdo S.; Aoki, Aya; Bruns, Barbara; Drabble, Michael; Marope, Mmantsetsa; Mingat, Alain; Moock, Peter; Murphy, Patrick; Paci, Pierella; Patrinos, Harry; Tan, Jee-Peng; Thomas, Christopher; Winter, Carolyn; Yang, Hongyu; Lamech, Ranjit; O'Sullivan, Kyran; Gannon, Colin; Gwilliam, Kenneth; Liu, Zhi; Malmberg-Calvo, Christina; Bosch, Christophe; Hommann, Kirsten; Sadoff, Claudia; Travers, Lee; Kenny, Charles; Navas-Sabater, Juan Disclosed

A sourcebook for Poverty Reduction Strategies (Vol. 2) : Macroeconomic and sectoral approaches (English)

This sourcebook was written to assist low-income countries with the development and strengthening of their poverty reduction strategies. This book has been designed as a resource for analysis and discourse on poverty reduction policies and programs at the country level. ... See More +

Publication 29800 JAN 01, 2002

Klugman, Jeni [editor]; Coudouel, Aline; Hentschel, Jesko S.; Wodon, Quentin T.; Yitzaki, Shlomo; Prennushi, Giovanna; Rubio, Gloria; Subbarao, Kalanidhi; Christiaensen, Luc; Scott, Christopher; Achikbache, Bahjat; Belkindas, Misha; Dinc, Mustafa; Eele, Graham; Swanson, Eric; Fozzard, Adrian; Holmes, Malcolm; Withers, Kate; Tikare, Seema; Youssef, Deborah; Donnelly-Roark, Paula; Shah, Parmesh; Girishankar, Navin; Hammergren, Linn; Knack, Stephen; Levy, Brian; Litvack, Jennie; Manning, Nicholas; Messick, Richard; Rinne, Jeffrey; Sutch, Helen; Dongier, Philippe; Domelen, Julie Van; Ostrom, Elinor; Rizvi, Andrea; Wakeman, Wendy; Bebbington, Anthony; Alkire, Sabina; Esmail, Talib; Polski, Margaret; Bamberger, Michael; Blackden, Mark; Fort, Lucia; Manoukian, Violeta; Bojö, Jan; Bucknall, Julia; Hamilton, Kirk; Kishor, Nalin; Kraus, Christiane; Pillai, Poonam; Mozammel, Masud; Zatlokal, Barbara; Ames, Brian; Brown, Ward; Devarajan, Shanta; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Hoekman, Bernard; Michalopoulos, Constantine; Schiff, Maurice; Tarr, David; Cord, Louise; Baharoglu, Deniz; Kessides, Christine; Ezemenari, Kene; Grosh, Margaret; Sherburne-Benz, Lynn; Claeson, Mariam; Griffin, Charles C.; Johnston, Timothy A.; McLachlan, Mildred; Soucat, Agnes L. B.; Wagstaff, Adam; Yazbeck, Abdo S.; Aoki, Aya; Bruns, Barbara; Drabble, Michael; Marope, Mmantsetsa; Mingat, Alain; Moock, Peter; Murphy, Patrick; Paci, Pierella; Patrinos, Harry; Tan, Jee-Peng; Thomas, Christopher; Winter, Carolyn; Yang, Hongyu; Lamech, Ranjit; O'Sullivan, Kyran; Gannon, Colin; Gwilliam, Kenneth; Liu, Zhi; Malmberg-Calvo, Christina; Bosch, Christophe; Hommann, Kirsten; Sadoff, Claudia; Travers, Lee; Kenny, Charles; Navas-Sabater, Juan Disclosed

Better health systems for India's poor : findings, analysis, and options (English)

This report focuses on four areas of the health system in which reforms, and innovations would make the most difference to the future of the Indian health system: oversight, public health service delivery, ambulatory curative care, and inpatient care (together with health insurance). ... See More +

Publication 24124 JAN 01, 2002

Peters, David H.; Yazbeck, Abdo S.; Sharma, Rashmi R.; Ramana, G. N. V.; Pritchett, Lant H.; Wagstaff, Adam Disclosed

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

The poor and health services use in India (English)

This paper summarizes empirical findings from recent World Bank financed analysis on the use of health services by the poor in India (Mahal et al 2000) and some additional analysis conducted with the same data. ... See More +

Working Paper 28891 AUG 01, 2001

Mahal, Ajay; Yazbeck, Abdo S.; Peters, David H.; Ramana, G.N.V.

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. Disclosed

Public spending on health in the 1980's : the impact of adjustment lending programs (English)

Deteriorating economic conditions during the 1980s caused many developing countries to embark on new policies to boost economic growth and correct short-run macroeconomic imbalances. ... See More +

Working Paper 95318 AUG 15, 1995

Yazbeck, Abdo S.; Tan, Jee-Peng; Tanzi, Vito L. Disclosed

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Population and development in the Sahel : policy choices to catalyze a demographic dividend (English)
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Africa’s demographic transition : dividend or disaster? (English)
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Africa’s demographic transition : dividend or disaster? (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 100383 Publication French
Learning from economic downturns : how to better assess, track, and mitigate the impact on the health sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 81593 Publication
Attacking inequality in the health sector : a synthesis of evidence and tools (English)
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JAN 08, 2009 47109 Publication Spanish
Reproductive health -- the missing Millennium Development Goal : poverty, health, and development in a changing world (English)
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Reaching the poor with health, nutrition, and population services : what works, what doesn't, and why : Llegar a los pobres : con salud, nutricion y servicios de poblacion - que funciona, que no y por que (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2006 34716 Publication English
Development outreach 7 (2) : reaching the poor with health services (English)
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Reaching the poor with health, nutrition, and population services : what works, what doesn't, and why (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 34716 Publication Spanish
WBI-China health sector partnership: fourteen years and growing (English)
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Health policy research in South Asia : building capacity for reform (English)
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AUG 01, 2003 27210 Publication
A sourcebook for Poverty Reduction Strategies : Core techniques and cross-cutting issues (English)
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JAN 01, 2002 29800 Publication
A sourcebook for Poverty Reduction Strategies (Vol. 2) : Macroeconomic and sectoral approaches (English)
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JAN 01, 2002 29800 Publication
Better health systems for India's poor : findings, analysis, and options (English)
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JAN 01, 2002 24124 Publication
Rapid guidelines for integrating health, nutrition, and population issues into the poverty reduction strategies of low-income countries (English)
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DEC 31, 2001 23564 Departmental Working Paper
The poor and health services use in India (English)
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AUG 01, 2001 28891 Working Paper
Poverty reduction and the health sector - the health, nutrition, and population network's chapter in the World Bank's poverty reduction strategy sourcebook (English)
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Public spending on health in the 1980's : the impact of adjustment lending programs (English)
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