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Being fair, faring better : promoting equality of opportunity for marginalized Roma (English)

Many Roma are among the poorest and most vulnerable Europeans, facing poverty, exclusion, and discrimination. In European Union member countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with substantial Roma populations, inequalities between Roma and non-Roma start early and are striking. ... See More +

Publication 102804 JAN 01, 2016

Gatti,Roberta V.; Karacsony,Sandor I.; Anan,Kosuke; Ferre,Celine; De Paz Nieves,Carmen

Teacher performance in Bihar, India : implications for education (English)

The overarching objective of the World Bank Group’s support to India and its low-income states is to support poverty reduction and shared prosperity. ... See More +

Publication 102726 JAN 01, 2016

Sinha,Shabnam; Banerji,Rukmini; Wadhwa, Wilima

Where have all the textbooks gone? : toward sustainable provision of teaching and learning materials in Sub-Saharan Africa : Où sont passés tous les manuels scolaires ? : vers une fourniture durable de supports didactiques et pédagogiques en Afrique Subsaharienne (French)

This World Bank report is a rich compilation of information on teaching learning materials (TLM) in Africa based on the extensive and multi-faceted experience of the author's work in the education sector in Africa. ... See More +

Publication 97932 OCT 28, 2015

Read, Tony English

Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : a synthesis of 11 country case studies : Cobertura universal de salud para el desarrollo inclusivo y sostenible : una síntesis de 11 estudios de caso de país (Spanish)

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 OCT 28, 2015

Maeda,Akiko; Cashin,Cheryl; Harris, Joseph; Ikegami,Naoki; Reich,Michael Robin English, Japanese, French

Urban flooding of Greater Dhaka in a changing climate : building local resilience to disaster risk (English)

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and one of the world’s rapidly growing megacities, is an urban hotspot for climate risks. Preparing for the unfolding impacts of climate-related changes – socio demographic, environmental, economic, and political - is a daunting task. ... See More +

Publication 100228 OCT 26, 2015

Dasgupta,Susmita; Zaman,Asif; Roy,Subhendu; Huq,Mainul; Jahan,Sarwar; Nishat,Ainun

Toward new sources of competitiveness in Bangladesh : key findings of the diagnostic trade integration study (English)

This diagnostic trade integration study (DTIS) analyzes the internal and external constraints to further integration with the world economy, keeping in view the end goals of job creation and poverty reduction, as well as enhancement of citizens’ welfare. ... See More +

Publication 100058 SEP 30, 2015

Kathuria,Sanjay; Malouche,Mariem

State water agencies in Nigeria : a performance assessment (English)

This document provides the government of Nigeria with a structured and coherent quantitative snapshot of the state of national urban water sector. ... See More +

Publication 99457 SEP 08, 2015

Macheve,Berta Adelaide Da Silva; Danilenko,Alexander V.; Abdullah,Roohi; Bove,Abel Paul Basile; Moffitt,Larry Joe

Sustaining employment and wage gains in Brazil : a skills and jobs agenda (English)

Improved labor market outcomes have been the main driver of reductions in poverty and inequality. Continued progress in employment and labor earnings will depend on achieving a first critical goal: raising labor productivity. ... See More +

Publication 99182 AUG 26, 2015

Silva,Joana C. G.; Almeida,Rita Kullberg; Strokova,Victoria

Thirty years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Argentina : an assessment of the national health response (English)

This study analyzes the national and inter-provincial burden of disease, the demographics of new HIV cases, the demand and supply-sides of service delivery, and conducts a cost-benefit analysis of the National HIV/AIDS Program over the last decade. ... See More +

Publication 97933 AUG 06, 2015

Lavadenz,Fernando; Pantanali,Carla; Zeballos Veraloza,Maria Eliana

Sustainability and poverty alleviation : Confronting environmental threats in Sindh, Pakistan (English)

Sindh's environmental and climate change problems call for urgent responses. A number of feasible interventions could be carried out to address the categories of environmental degradation that have the highest impacts on Sindh's population. ... See More +

Publication 98133 JUL 15, 2015

Sanchez-Triana,Ernesto; Enriquez,Santiago; Larsen,Bjjorn; Webster,Peter; Afzal,Javaid

Where have all the textbooks gone? : toward sustainable provision of teaching and learning materials in Sub-Saharan Africa : Where have all the textbooks gone? : Toward sustainable provision of teaching and learning materials in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This World Bank report is a rich compilation of information on teaching learning materials (TLM) in Africa based on the extensive and multi-faceted experience of the author's work in the education sector in Africa. ... See More +

Publication 97932 JUL 08, 2015

Read, Tony French

Toward universal health coverage and equity in Latin America and the Caribbean : evidence from selected countries (English)

Over the past three decades, many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have recognized health as a human right. Since the early 2000s, 46 million more people in the countries studied are covered by health programs with explicit entitlements to care. ... See More +

Publication 97473 JUN 11, 2015

Dmytraczenko,Tania [editor]; Almeida; Gisele [editor]

Smart specialization in Croatia : inputs from trade, innovation, and productivity analysis (English)

The report examines recent trends in Croatia's in trade, productivity, innovation performance and policy governance framework, to help identify priorities for the development of the country's Smart Specialization Strategy, which is an ex-ante conditionality for access to the EU's Structural and Investment Funds over the 2014-20 programming period. ... See More +

Publication 97477 JUN 10, 2015

Aprahamian,Arabela Sena [editor]; Correa,Paulo Guilherme [editor]

Costa Rica five years after CAFTA-DR : assessing early results (English)

For Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic-Central America-free trade agreement (CAFTA-DR) has been more than a trade agreement. Costa Rica has used trade liberalization and promotion of international trade as a core development strategy for decades. ... See More +

Publication 97251 JUN 05, 2015

Koehler-Geib,Fritzi [editor]; Sanchez,Susana M. [editor]

The health workforce in Latin America and the Caribbean : an analysis of Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay (English)

This report provides a status update on the human resources for health (HRH) sub-system in six Latin American and Caribbean countries: Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay. ... See More +

Publication 97475 JUN 04, 2015

Carpio,Carmen; Santiago Bench,Natalia

Preparing the next generation in Tanzania : challenges and opportunities in education (English)

Human capital refers to a broad range of knowledge, skills, and capabilities that are needed for life and work and that are typically build through quality education. ... See More +

Publication 97256 JUN 02, 2015

Joshi; Arun R. [editor]; Gaddis,Isis [editor]

Portraits of labor market exclusion (English)

Portraits of Labor Market Exclusion presents "profiles" or "portraits" of individuals who have limited labor-market attachment. It is widely accepted that those with limited attachment to the labor market are a highly heterogeneous group (including, for instance, recent job losers, long-term unemployed, school leavers with no labor-market experience, those close to retirement age, or people with caring responsibilities), and that understanding their circumstances and potential barriers is an essential prerequisite for designing and implementing a tailored and effective mix of policy support and incentives. ... See More +

Publication 97883 MAY 30, 2015

Sundaram,Ramya; Hoerning,Ulrich; De Andrade Falcao,Natasha; Millan,Natalia; Tokman,Carla; Zini,Michele Davide

Trade in Zimbabwe : changing incentives to enhance competitiveness (English)

In Zimbabwe trade has been a driver of economic growth, rising incomes, and progressive empowerment of Zimbabweans through rising standards of living and the promise of better jobs. ... See More +

Publication 96622 MAY 22, 2015

Newfarmer,Richard S.; Pierola Castro,Martha D.

Getting textbooks to every child in Sub-Saharan Africa : strategies for addressing the high cost and low availability problem (English)

This book offers policy options that can help reduce textbook costs and increase their supply. The book explores, in depth, the cost and financial barriers that restrict textbook availability in schools across much of the region, as well as policies successfully adapted in other countries. ... See More +

Publication 96468 MAY 13, 2015

Fredriksen,Birger J.; Brar,Sukhdeep; Trucano,Michael

Urbanization trends in Bolivia : opportunities and challenges : Tendencias urbanas en Bolivia : oportunidades y desafíos (Spanish)

This note is a summary of a report that considers urban areas as the complement to rural areas that will allow the Plurinational State of Bolivia to achieve the goals set forth in its Patriotic Agenda for the Bicentennial 2025. ... See More +

Brief 97834 MAY 01, 2015

Trohanis,Zoe Elena; Zangerling,Bontje Marie; Sanchez-Reaza,Javier English

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Being fair, faring better : promoting equality of opportunity for marginalized Roma (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102804 Publication
Teacher performance in Bihar, India : implications for education (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102726 Publication
Where have all the textbooks gone? : toward sustainable provision of teaching and learning materials in Sub-Saharan Africa : Où sont passés tous les manuels scolaires ? : vers une fourniture durable de supports didactiques et pédagogiques en Afrique Subsaharienne (French)
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OCT 28, 2015 97932 Publication English
Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : a synthesis of 11 country case studies : Cobertura universal de salud para el desarrollo inclusivo y sostenible : una síntesis de 11 estudios de caso de país (Spanish)
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OCT 28, 2015 88862 Publication English, Japanese, French
Urban flooding of Greater Dhaka in a changing climate : building local resilience to disaster risk (English)
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OCT 26, 2015 100228 Publication
Toward new sources of competitiveness in Bangladesh : key findings of the diagnostic trade integration study (English)
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SEP 30, 2015 100058 Publication
State water agencies in Nigeria : a performance assessment (English)
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SEP 08, 2015 99457 Publication
Sustaining employment and wage gains in Brazil : a skills and jobs agenda (English)
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AUG 26, 2015 99182 Publication
Thirty years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Argentina : an assessment of the national health response (English)
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AUG 06, 2015 97933 Publication
Sustainability and poverty alleviation : Confronting environmental threats in Sindh, Pakistan (English)
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JUL 15, 2015 98133 Publication
Where have all the textbooks gone? : toward sustainable provision of teaching and learning materials in Sub-Saharan Africa : Where have all the textbooks gone? : Toward sustainable provision of teaching and learning materials in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 97932 Publication French
Toward universal health coverage and equity in Latin America and the Caribbean : evidence from selected countries (English)
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JUN 11, 2015 97473 Publication
Smart specialization in Croatia : inputs from trade, innovation, and productivity analysis (English)
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JUN 10, 2015 97477 Publication
Costa Rica five years after CAFTA-DR : assessing early results (English)
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JUN 05, 2015 97251 Publication
The health workforce in Latin America and the Caribbean : an analysis of Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay (English)
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JUN 04, 2015 97475 Publication
Preparing the next generation in Tanzania : challenges and opportunities in education (English)
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JUN 02, 2015 97256 Publication
Portraits of labor market exclusion (English)
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MAY 30, 2015 97883 Publication
Trade in Zimbabwe : changing incentives to enhance competitiveness (English)
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MAY 22, 2015 96622 Publication
Getting textbooks to every child in Sub-Saharan Africa : strategies for addressing the high cost and low availability problem (English)
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MAY 13, 2015 96468 Publication
Urbanization trends in Bolivia : opportunities and challenges : Tendencias urbanas en Bolivia : oportunidades y desafíos (Spanish)
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MAY 01, 2015 97834 Brief English