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Understanding changes in poverty (English)

Understanding Changes in Poverty brings together different methods to decompose the contributions to poverty reduction. A simple approach quantifies the contribution of changes in demographics, employment, earnings, public transfers, and remittances to poverty reduction. ... See More +

Publication 80248 AUG 12, 2014

Inchauste, Gabriela ; Pedro Azevedo, João ; Essama-Nssah, B. ; Olivieri, Sergio ; Van Nguyen, Trang ; Saavedra-Chanduvi, Jaime, Winkler, Hernan

The Small Entrepreneur in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations (English)

This report is part of a broader effort by the World Bank Group to understand the motives and challenges of small entrepreneurs in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS). ... See More +

Publication 89856 AUG 01, 2014

Speakman, John; Rysova, Annoula

Return on investment and cost-effectiveness of harm reduction program in Malaysia (English)

Cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections were first detected in Malaysia in 1986. Since then, the number of new HIV cases has been increasing steadily to a peak of 6,978 new cases detected in 2002 then declining to 3,438 new cases in 2012. ... See More +

Working Paper 88083 JUL 01, 2014

Naning, Herlianna; Kerr, Cliff; Kamarulzaman, Adeeba; Osornprasop, Sutayut; Dahlui, Maznah; Ng, Chiu-Wan; Wilson, David P.

Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : a synthesis of 11 country case studies (English)

The goals of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) are to ensure that all people can access quality health services, to safeguard all people from public health risks, and to protect all people from impoverishment due to illness, whether from out-of-pocket payments for health care or loss of income when a household member falls sick. ... See More +

Publication 88862 JUN 25, 2014

Maeda, Akiko; Cashin, Cheryl; Harris, Joseph; Ikegami, Naoki; Reich, Michael

Cleaning Pakistan's air : policy options to address the cost of outdoor air pollution (English)

Pakistan's urban air pollution is among the most severe in the world and it engenders significant damages to human health and the economy. Air pollution, inadequate water supply, sanitation, and hygiene are the top environmental priority problems in Pakistan. ... See More +

Publication 89065 JUN 24, 2014

Sanchez-Triana, Ernesto; Enriquez, Santiago; Afzal, Javaid; Nakagawa, Akiko; Khan, Asif Shuja

Income support for the poorest : a review of experience in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)

Most countries in the world aspire to protect poorest and most vulnerable families from destitution and thus provide some type of income support to those who are very poor. ... See More +

Publication 89068 JUN 24, 2014

Tesliuc, Emil; Pop, Lucian; Grosh, Margaret; Yemtsov, Ruslan

Moving toward universal coverage of social health insurance in Vietnam : assessment and options (English)

To address the growth in resultant out-of-pocket (OOP) payments and associated problems of financial barriers to access, the government issued several policies aimed at expanding coverage throughout the 1990s and 2000s, particularly for the poor and other vulnerable groups. ... See More +

Publication 89066 JUN 20, 2014

Somanathan, Aparnaa; Tandon, Ajay; Dao, Huong Lan; Hurt, Kari L.; Fuenzalida-Puelma, Hernan L.

Sticky feet : how labor market frictions shape the impact of international trade on jobs and wages (English)

This report analyzes the paths by which developing country labor markets adjust to permanent trade-related shocks. Trade shocks can bring about reallocation of labor between industries, but the presence of labor mobility costs implies economy-wide losses because they extend the period of economic adjustment. ... See More +

Publication 88890 JUN 17, 2014

Hollweg, Claire H.; Lederman, Daniel; Rojas, Diego; Bulmer, Elizabeth Ruppert

Skilling up Vietnam : preparing the workforce for a modern market economy (English)

Education has played an important role in making Vietnam a development success story over the last 20 years. In the 1990s and early 2000s Vietnam experienced rapid economic growth. ... See More +

Publication 88895 JUN 17, 2014

Bodewig, Christian; Badiani-Magnusson, Reena; Macdonald, Kevin; Newhouse, David; Rutkowski, Jan

Analyzing markets for health workers : insights from labor and health economics (English)

The aim of this publication is to examine how labor and health economics can be used to analyze and better understand the role and functions of health worker labor markets. ... See More +

Publication 88889 JUN 12, 2014

McPake, Barbara; Scott, Anthony; Edoka, Ijeoma

The Eurasian connection : supply-chain efficiency along the modern silk route through Central Asia (English)

Central Asia is often associated with the silk route or road, the longest overland trade route connecting China to Europe and one of the oldest in history. ... See More +

Publication 88891 JUN 12, 2014

Rastogi, Cordula; Arvis, Jean-Francois

Understanding the poverty impact of the global financial crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Any time there is an economic crisis; there is the very real potential that its consequences for human welfare will be severe. Thus when the developed world plunged into such a crisis in 2008 and growth rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) began to plummet, fears rose that the region will suffer rising unemployment, poverty, malnutrition, and infant mortality, among other things. ... See More +

Publication 88887 JUN 12, 2014

Bussolo, Maurizio; Dixon, Peter; Freije, Samuel; Fruttero, Anna; Grosh, Margaret; de Hoyos, Rafael E.; Oliveri, Maria Laura; Rimmer, Maureen; Savescu, Cristina; Verikios, George

More power to India : the challenge of electricity distribution (English)

This report assesses progress in implementing the government of India's power sector reform agenda and examines the performance of the sector along different dimensions. ... See More +

Publication 88906 JUN 01, 2014

Pargal, Sheoli; Banerjee, Sudeshna Ghosh

Making remittances work : balancing financial integrity and inclusion (English)

The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States exposed the use of remittance channels for financing terrorism. Acting on this, the international community, through the financial action task force (FATF), issued first international standard to require the licensing or registration of money transfer businesses (MTBs) and to make them subject to anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML and CFT) requirements. ... See More +

Publication 88482 MAY 29, 2014

Todoroki, Emiko; Noor, Wameek; Celik, Kuntay; Kulathunga, Anoma

Closing the feedback loop : can technology bridge the accountability gap? (English)

Enhanced transparency, accountability, and government or donor responsiveness to people needs are imperative to achieve better and more sustainable development results on the ground. ... See More +

Publication 88268 MAY 19, 2014

Gigler, Bjorn Soren (Editor); Bailur, Savita (Editor); Anand, Nicole; Asad, Saher; Bott, Maja; Custer, Samantha; Dodds, Elizabeth; Gagieva-Petrova, Elena; Madon, Shirin; Park, Kyung-Ryul; Shkabatur, Jennifer; Wittemyer, Renee; Young, Gregor

Student learning in South Asia : challenges, opportunities, and policy priorities (English)

For the past decade, South Asian governments have been investing heavily to achieve the education millennium development goals (MDGs). The region has also made great progress in enrolling girls in both primary and secondary school. ... See More +

Publication 88267 MAY 15, 2014

Dundar, Halil; Beteille, Tara; Riboud, Michelle; Deolalikar, Anil

Entrepreneurship education and training programs around the world : dimensions for success (English)

There is a growing interest in the role that entrepreneurship can play as a catalyst to achieve economic and social development objectives, including growth, innovation, employment, and equity. ... See More +

Publication 87599 APR 22, 2014

Valerio, Alexandria; Parton, Brent; Robb, Alicia

Agricultural land redistribution and land administration in Sub-Saharan Africa : case studies of recent reforms (English)

The six case studies in this book were prepared as background studies for a synthesis report on land administration and reform in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). ... See More +

Publication 87063 APR 14, 2014

Teacher reform in Indonesia : the role of politics and evidence in policy making (Vol. 2 of 2) : Ringkasan eksekutif (Bahasa (Indonesian))

The evolving nature of education system and the increasing complex challenges facing individual teachers and the teaching profession as a whole are of immense importance in Indonesia. ... See More +

Publication 83152 APR 01, 2014

Chang, Mae Chu; Shaeffer, Sheldon; Al-Samarrai, Samer; Ragatz, Andrew B.; de Ree, Joppe; Stevenson, Ritchie

Light manufacturing in Vietnam : creating jobs and prosperity in a middle-income economy (English)

Economic reforms have altered Vietnam from one of the world's lowest income countries to a lower-middle-income country. However, since 2008, Vietnam has faced major challenges in restoring macroeconomic balances and sustaining high economic growth. ... See More +

Publication 84040 JAN 24, 2014

Dinh, Hinh T.; Mishra, Deepak; Binh, Le Duy; Pham, Duc Minh; Hang, Pham Thi Thu

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Understanding changes in poverty (English)
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AUG 12, 2014 80248 Publication
The Small Entrepreneur in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 89856 Publication
Return on investment and cost-effectiveness of harm reduction program in Malaysia (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 88083 Working Paper
Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : a synthesis of 11 country case studies (English)
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JUN 25, 2014 88862 Publication
Cleaning Pakistan's air : policy options to address the cost of outdoor air pollution (English)
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JUN 24, 2014 89065 Publication
Income support for the poorest : a review of experience in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUN 24, 2014 89068 Publication
Moving toward universal coverage of social health insurance in Vietnam : assessment and options (English)
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JUN 20, 2014 89066 Publication
Sticky feet : how labor market frictions shape the impact of international trade on jobs and wages (English)
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JUN 17, 2014 88890 Publication
Skilling up Vietnam : preparing the workforce for a modern market economy (English)
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JUN 17, 2014 88895 Publication
Analyzing markets for health workers : insights from labor and health economics (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 88889 Publication
The Eurasian connection : supply-chain efficiency along the modern silk route through Central Asia (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 88891 Publication
Understanding the poverty impact of the global financial crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 88887 Publication
More power to India : the challenge of electricity distribution (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88906 Publication
Making remittances work : balancing financial integrity and inclusion (English)
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MAY 29, 2014 88482 Publication
Closing the feedback loop : can technology bridge the accountability gap? (English)
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MAY 19, 2014 88268 Publication
Student learning in South Asia : challenges, opportunities, and policy priorities (English)
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MAY 15, 2014 88267 Publication
Entrepreneurship education and training programs around the world : dimensions for success (English)
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APR 22, 2014 87599 Publication
Agricultural land redistribution and land administration in Sub-Saharan Africa : case studies of recent reforms (English)
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APR 14, 2014 87063 Publication
Teacher reform in Indonesia : the role of politics and evidence in policy making (Vol. 2 of 2) : Ringkasan eksekutif (Bahasa (Indonesian))
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APR 01, 2014 83152 Publication
Light manufacturing in Vietnam : creating jobs and prosperity in a middle-income economy (English)
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JAN 24, 2014 84040 Publication