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Budget and procurement monitoring in Nigeria : a civil society perspective (English)

Can governments be held accountable for spending by citizen organizations? In this issue the author present the experience of two civil society organizations (CSOs) engaged in budget and procurement review and monitoring in Nigeria. ... See More +

Brief 92726 SEP 01, 2014

Zovighian, Diane Disclosed

Making mobile feedback programs work : lessons from designing an ICT tool with local communities (English)

Does providing a free text messaging (SMS) reporting tool, which facilitates communication between farmers and the state-level Project Implementation Unit (PIU) overseeing the Fadama III Project, improve the quality of service of the program? ... See More +

Brief 88785 MAY 01, 2014

Lee, Panthea; Schaefer, Merrick Disclosed

Targeting women in a community-driven development project : uncovering gender roles in the FADAMA Agriculture Project in Nigeria. (English)

How does local context affect the targeting and selection of women in community-driven development (CDD) projects? This note explores how local social and economic structures shape the inclusion of female farmers in a CDD agricultural project in Nigeria known as the Fadama project. ... See More +

Brief 88787 MAY 01, 2014

Porter, Raewyn; Zovighian, Diane Disclosed

Open government initiative in Edo State : fostering an ecosystem of collaboration and transparency (English)

This note is intended to briefly describe the World Bank's experience supporting the development and implementation of an open government initiative in Nigeria's Edo State. ... See More +

Brief 88786 MAY 01, 2014

Bujoreanu, Lyudmila; Kaplan, Jeff; McNaughton, Matthew Disclosed

What have been the impacts of World Bank CDD programs? : operational and research implications (English)

Community driven development (CDD) is an approach that emphasizes community control over planning decisions and investment resources. A rigorous evaluation process helps determine CDD's effectiveness in various settings and highlights areas that need strengthening for second phase programs or new projects. ... See More +

Brief 77234 FEB 01, 2013

Oshima, Kaori Disclosed

Gender-inclusive nutrition activities in South Asia (English)

As compared to biological differences, (usually termed 'sex'), gender refers to the 'socially constructed and learned female and male roles, behaviors, and expectations' which translate biological differences between men and women into social norms that define appropriate ac-tivities, rights, resources, and power. ... See More +

Brief 71669 JUL 01, 2012

Sen, Soham Disclosed

Success through innovation and negotiations : land acquisition in India (English)

This note highlights the key lessons from four State Highway projects in India (in the states of Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat) and the Rampur Hydroelectric power project in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. ... See More +

Brief 86296 JAN 01, 2012

Naithani, Saurabh Disclosed

After the Tsunami : women and land reforms in Aceh (English)

On Boxing Day morning, 2004, a 9.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Indian Ocean. The quake unleashed a blast of energy and created a tsunami three stories high. ... See More +

Brief 67986 JAN 01, 2012

Disclosed

Summary of the online discussion on linking gender, poverty, and environment for sustainable development for the period (May 2 - June 17, 2011) (English)

Gender-poverty-environment links: a focus on the links between gender disparity, poverty and environmental degradation is increasingly recognized as a key strategy for improving the lives of poor women and men. ... See More +

Brief 66555 JAN 01, 2012

Disclosed

Engendering mines in development : a promising approach from Papua New Guinea (English)

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a culturally diverse, environmentally rich country with over five million inhabitants, the majority of whom live on the eastern half of the rugged and mountainous island of New Guinea, the rest scattered among tropical archipelagos in the Bismark and Solomon seas. ... See More +

Brief 67982 JAN 01, 2012

Disclosed

Pathways to development : empowering local women to build a more equitable future in Vietnam (English)

Vietnam's economic emergence is perhaps best experienced along its rural roads: over 175,000 km of pavement, rubble and dirt track extend to two-thirds of the country's population and nearly all of the poorest people, who live among its productive farms, lush forests and meandering river valleys. ... See More +

Brief 67985 JAN 01, 2012

Disclosed

Building on tradition as the way to women's empowerment in Cambodia (English)

Approximately eighty percent of Cambodians live in rural areas with limited access to clean and affordable water and energy. Thirty-four percent of the rural population lives below the national poverty line on less than 2,367 riels ($0.60) per day. ... See More +

Brief 67981 JAN 01, 2012

Disclosed

Making women's voices count in natural disaster programs in East Asia and the Pacific (English)

The East Asia region is highly prone to the impacts of natural disasters. Situated in the ring of fire, countries in the region are regularly hit by typhoons, earthquakes, floods, and other events. ... See More +

Brief 67977 JAN 01, 2012

Trohanis, Zoe Elena; Svetlosakova, Zuzana; Carlsson-Rex, Helene Disclosed

Poor rural communities development project gender mainstreaming in China (English)

The Poor Rural Communities Development Project (PRCDP) is a rural development intervention covering some of the poorest communities in Guangxi, Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces in China. ... See More +

Brief 67978 JAN 01, 2012

Disclosed

Building capacity to make transport work for women and men in Vietnam : gender and transport challenges (English)

Women and men use rural and urban transport for different purposes based on their socially determined roles and responsibilities. Poor rural transport systems limit access to markets, education, and health services for all, but even more so for women and girls. ... See More +

Brief 67980 JAN 01, 2012

Disclosed

India - Building local capacity for pro-poor development in Tamil Nadu (English)

India amended its constitution in the early 1990s to strengthen decentralization and local governance, and all Indian states, including Tamil Nadu, has subsequently reinforced their commitment to decentralization through State Panchayat (village community governance) acts. ... See More +

Brief 58066 NOV 01, 2010

Disclosed

Egypt - A future without child labor : pioneering a comprehensive approach to child development (English)

Despite progress made in recent years, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region still faces a number of challenges related to the development of human capital, long-term productivity, and social and economic development. ... See More +

Brief 58063 OCT 01, 2010

Disclosed

Senegal - Making community driven development work in a post conflict environment in casamance (English)

In 2003, after two decades of fighting for independence, the conflict in the Casamance, an area in Senegal south of the Gambia, finally came to an end. ... See More +

Brief 58064 OCT 01, 2010

Disclosed

Vietnam - Early childhood care and development : a pro-minority, multi-disciplinary approach impacts the ethnic poor in remote communities (English)

The Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) Project was the first of its kind, aiming to effectively expand both the supply and demand for preschool education and services for the ethnic poor in rural Vietnam and raising societal awareness on the importance of early childhood development. ... See More +

Brief 58060 SEP 01, 2010

Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Village self-help learning initiative : unleashing the power of rural communities (English)

The Village Self-Help Learning Initiative Pilot (VSHLI) sought to introduce and test a direct funding mechanism for community driven development (CDD), in a country that had little or no experience with these approaches. ... See More +

Brief 58061 SEP 01, 2010

Disclosed

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Budget and procurement monitoring in Nigeria : a civil society perspective (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 92726 Brief
Making mobile feedback programs work : lessons from designing an ICT tool with local communities (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88785 Brief
Targeting women in a community-driven development project : uncovering gender roles in the FADAMA Agriculture Project in Nigeria. (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88787 Brief
Open government initiative in Edo State : fostering an ecosystem of collaboration and transparency (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88786 Brief
What have been the impacts of World Bank CDD programs? : operational and research implications (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 77234 Brief
Gender-inclusive nutrition activities in South Asia (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 71669 Brief
Success through innovation and negotiations : land acquisition in India (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 86296 Brief
After the Tsunami : women and land reforms in Aceh (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 67986 Brief
Summary of the online discussion on linking gender, poverty, and environment for sustainable development for the period (May 2 - June 17, 2011) (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 66555 Brief
Engendering mines in development : a promising approach from Papua New Guinea (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 67982 Brief
Pathways to development : empowering local women to build a more equitable future in Vietnam (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 67985 Brief
Building on tradition as the way to women's empowerment in Cambodia (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 67981 Brief
Making women's voices count in natural disaster programs in East Asia and the Pacific (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 67977 Brief
Poor rural communities development project gender mainstreaming in China (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 67978 Brief
Building capacity to make transport work for women and men in Vietnam : gender and transport challenges (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 67980 Brief
India - Building local capacity for pro-poor development in Tamil Nadu (English)
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NOV 01, 2010 58066 Brief
Egypt - A future without child labor : pioneering a comprehensive approach to child development (English)
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OCT 01, 2010 58063 Brief
Senegal - Making community driven development work in a post conflict environment in casamance (English)
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OCT 01, 2010 58064 Brief
Vietnam - Early childhood care and development : a pro-minority, multi-disciplinary approach impacts the ethnic poor in remote communities (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 58060 Brief
Sri Lanka - Village self-help learning initiative : unleashing the power of rural communities (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 58061 Brief