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Bangladesh - Safe migration for Bangladeshi workers (English)

Bangladesh has maintained an impressive track record on growth and development. However, even with a growing economy there is still widespread poverty and underemployment motivating many Bangladeshis to migrate in search of better opportunities. ... See More +

Brief 122943 JAN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Indonesia - Sustaining the forest livelihoods of indigenous communities for the long term (English)

Indonesia’s biodiversity and cultural diversity are among what make it unique among the nations of the world. Out of more than one thousand government identified ethnic groups, roughly two hundred and fifty indigenous communities live in the massive forested areas that dot the 17,000 islands that comprise the nation’s landmass. ... See More +

Brief 125743 DEC 01, 2016

Disclosed

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

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

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

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

Russia - Strengthening access to justice for the poor : empowering vulnerable groups through improved access to the justice system (English)

The Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF), administered by the World Bank, provided a grant aimed at improving accessibility and accountability of the justice system in two of the poorest and most vulnerable regions in Russia, Leningradskaya Oblast, and Perm Krai. ... See More +

Brief 125734 OCT 01, 2012

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

Philippines - Renovating urban services and housing for the poor Urban Partnerships for Sustainable Upliftment (UPSURGE) Project (English)

The Republic of the Philippines is an archipelago in South-East Asia with more than 7,000 islands. The Philippines has an average population of 101,833,938 (2011 Index Mundi) and the numbers keep on growing. ... See More +

Brief 125742 JUL 01, 2012

Disclosed

Peru - Clean hands, healthy children (English)

In 2004 when this Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) project was approved, diarrheal diseases were one of the three main causes of morbidity and mortality for children under the age of five in Peru. ... See More +

Brief 125737 JUN 01, 2012

Disclosed

Pakistan - Healing battagram district : revitalization of primary health care in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (English)

The project objective was to: i) rapidly revitalize PHC services so as to enable widespread delivery of a standard package of services; and ii) help strengthen the capacity of district management to coordinate, plan, implement, and monitor the delivery of PHC services.The JSDF project had three components: i) Revitalization of Primary Health Care Services, ii) Strengthening the Capacity of District health Management and Health Workers; and iii) Contracting of NGOs to Manage PHC Services. ... See More +

Brief 125747 MAR 01, 2012

Disclosed

Papua New Guinea - The many benefits of building self-reliance among women in mining and petroleum regions (English)

Brief 125741 FEB 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

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

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

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

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Bangladesh - Safe migration for Bangladeshi workers (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122943 Brief
Indonesia - Sustaining the forest livelihoods of indigenous communities for the long term (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 125743 Brief
Budget and procurement monitoring in Nigeria : a civil society perspective (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 92726 Brief
Open government initiative in Edo State : fostering an ecosystem of collaboration and transparency (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88786 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
What have been the impacts of World Bank CDD programs? : operational and research implications (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 77234 Brief
Russia - Strengthening access to justice for the poor : empowering vulnerable groups through improved access to the justice system (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 125734 Brief
Gender-inclusive nutrition activities in South Asia (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 71669 Brief
Philippines - Renovating urban services and housing for the poor Urban Partnerships for Sustainable Upliftment (UPSURGE) Project (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 125742 Brief
Peru - Clean hands, healthy children (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 125737 Brief
Pakistan - Healing battagram district : revitalization of primary health care in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 125747 Brief
Papua New Guinea - The many benefits of building self-reliance among women in mining and petroleum regions (English)
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FEB 01, 2012 125741 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
After the Tsunami : women and land reforms in Aceh (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 67986 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
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