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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.

Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Roadmap Report (English)

This is a background document on preventing and controlling Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the Pacific, circulated June 2014 for consideration by the Joint Forum Economic and Pacific Health Ministers' Meeting held in July 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 89305 JUL 01, 2014

Interim guidance note systematic operations risk-rating tool (SORT) (English)

The objective of the Standardized Operations Risk-rating Tool (SORT) is to help the World Bank consistently assess and monitor risks across all operational instruments and country programs. ... See More +

Working Paper 89031 JUN 25, 2014

Western Balkans - Scaling up energy efficiency in buildings : final report (English)

Within the six countries of the Western Balkans, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia, energy efficiency (EE) is increasingly seen as a key pillar in national energy strategies, helping to enhance energy security, contribute to economic growth, and ensure environmental sustainability. ... See More +

Working Paper 89321 JUN 16, 2014

Singh, Jas; Limaye, Dilip; Hofer, Kathrin

Kazakhstan - Expanding civil society engagement in EITI in Kazakhstan : communications and regional outreach (English)

This report is aimed at describing the final results and impact of the communicating extractive industries transparency initiative (EITI) in Kazakhstan. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS9609 JUN 15, 2014

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

This report reviews the evolution of the Indian power sector since the landmark Electricity Act of 2003 (EA 2003, or EA), with a focus on distribution as key to performance and viability of the sector. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS9203 JUN 12, 2014

Pargal, Sheoli ; Ghosh Banerjee, Sudeshna

European Union (EU) Accession Countries - Poverty mapping of new members in EU : completion memo (English)

According to the latest data from Eurostat, more than 124 million people in the European Union, almost 25 percent of EU citizens, are at risk of poverty or social exclusio ... See More +

Working Paper ACS9402 JUN 11, 2014

Vietnam : Review of Urban Water and Wastewater Utility Reform and Regulation (English)

This Review, undertaken by the World Bank Water & Sanitation Program, is provided at the request of the Ministry of Construction of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam with the objectives of (a) Providing guidance/recommendations concerning the reform proposals of state owned enterprises operating in the field of water supply and urban sanitation and (b) Providing guidance/recommendations concerning economic management options for service providers. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS9424 JUN 10, 2014

India - Food security and nutrition in tribal areas (English)

This study seeks to examine how National Rural Livelihoods Mission or NRLM may be leveraged to improve food and nutrition security (FNS) in tribal areas, preferably in a manner that would enhance the effectiveness of the program's core livelihoods focus. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS9269 JUN 10, 2014

Singh, Varun; Sen, Soham; Chatterjee, Meera

India - Mutisectoral nutrition action in Bihar (English)

India, currently, has one of the highest malnutrition rates in the world. One-third of its children are born with low birth-weight, 43 percent of children under five are underweight, 48 percent are stunted and 20 percent are wasted. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS9155 JUN 09, 2014

Kathuria, Ashi Kohli; Khanna, Rajni

Trucks under siege : the costs of crime and insecurity to the transport industry in Papua New Guinea (English)

The Highlands Highway is a lifeline for the economy of Papua New Guinea. The transport and haulage industry is seriously affected by infrastructure and law and order constraints, but it has also found innovative ways to manage risks. ... See More +

Working Paper 88651 JUN 04, 2014

Lakhani, Sadaf

Knowledge4Climate Action : proceedings and recommendations from Be the Movement, an international workshop (English)

The Be the Movement workshop was an inspiring gathering of climate change activists, youth and concerned professionals. Five main needs on how to strengthen the climate action movement were identified and discussed: message for new audiences; empowering educators; innovating campaign strategies; considering costs; and leading for solutions. ... See More +

Working Paper 88448 JUN 02, 2014

Connect4Climate; Edkins, Max Thabiso; Grenna, Lucia; Murphy, Caryle; Palummo, Simona; Sibilski, Leszek Jan

India - eGovernance in the North East : reducing Public Administration Constraints (PACs) to improve service delivery - options and recommendations to support reform planning of the Government of Assam (English)

The Government of Assam (GoA) is engaged in a process of improving services to citizens. The focus on better services to citizens is in line with the National e-Government Plan (NeGP), with a number of existing and anticipated Union Acts, and with recently passed acts in Assam, especially the Assam Right to Public Services Act of 2012. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS2740 JUN 02, 2014

Europe and Central Asia Region - Procurement post review supervision mission report (English)

As part of the fiduciary responsibility of the World Bank, post-review was conducted in June 2014. The project became effective on May 3, 2012. ... See More +

Working Paper 88948 JUN 02, 2014

Daruwalla, Kashmira

Armenia - Sustainable and strategic decision making in mining and enhancing environmental and social sustainability of mining : an executive summary (English)

The World Bank produced two thematic papers on the mining sector in Armenia aiming to provide a practical and user-oriented overview of the environmental and social aspects associated with the industry and with the purpose to inform policy makers, government officials and mining industry representatives of global trends that ensure sustainability in mining. ... See More +

Working Paper 88469 JUN 01, 2014

Damianova, Adriana; Kreso, Esma

First thematic paper : sustainable and strategic decision making in mining (English)

This paper aims to inform Armenia's policy dialogue on environmental and social issues in the mining sector. The paper is based on the premise that for the mining sector to have positive, long-term impacts in Armenia, it is necessary to take into consideration the short- and long-term environmental and social impacts of the sector and to promote strategic planning and efficient management of natural resources. ... See More +

Working Paper 88467 JUN 01, 2014

Second thematic paper : enhancing environmental and social sustainability of mining in Armenia (English)

This paper aims to inform Armenia's policy dialogue on environmental and social issues in the mining sector. The paper is based on the premise that for the mining sector to have positive, long-term impacts in Armenia, it is necessary to take into consideration the short- and long-term environmental and social impacts of the sector and to promote strategic planning and efficient management of natural resources. ... See More +

Working Paper 88468 JUN 01, 2014

Damianova, Adriana; Kreso, Esma

Pay flexibility and government performance : a multicountry study (English)

This study examines whether financial incentives through pay flexibility can improve the performance of staff in government bureaucracies. Its main messages for pay policy are pay flexibility can improve performance, pay flexibility works most strikingly in changing managerial behavior. ... See More +

Working Paper 88486 JUN 01, 2014

China economic update : June 2014 (English)

China's economic growth is gradually slowing as the structural transformation of the economy continues. Output grew by 7.7 percent in 2013, matching its 2012 growth rate and exceeding the government's 7.5 percent indicative target. ... See More +

Working Paper 88538 JUN 01, 2014

Smits, Karlis; Hu, Bingjie; Luo, Binglie; Ollero, Tony; Vashakmadze, Ekaterine; Rohland, Klaus; Shetty, Sudhir; Hoftman, Bert; Goh, Chorching Chinese

Rethinking infrastructure delivery: Case Study of a Green, Inclusive, and Cost-effective Road Program in Nicaragua (English)

This paper presents a development case study on alternative thinking in rural infrastructure delivery. Delivery in this case is achieved in a manner that advances the green growth, social inclusion and cost-effectiveness agendas. ... See More +

Working Paper 88664 JUN 01, 2014

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Return on investment and cost-effectiveness of harm reduction program in Malaysia (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 88083 Working Paper
Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Roadmap Report (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89305 Working Paper
Interim guidance note systematic operations risk-rating tool (SORT) (English)
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JUN 25, 2014 89031 Working Paper
Western Balkans - Scaling up energy efficiency in buildings : final report (English)
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JUN 16, 2014 89321 Working Paper
Kazakhstan - Expanding civil society engagement in EITI in Kazakhstan : communications and regional outreach (English)
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JUN 15, 2014 ACS9609 Working Paper
More power to India: the challenge of distribution (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 ACS9203 Working Paper
European Union (EU) Accession Countries - Poverty mapping of new members in EU : completion memo (English)
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JUN 11, 2014 ACS9402 Working Paper
Vietnam : Review of Urban Water and Wastewater Utility Reform and Regulation (English)
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JUN 10, 2014 ACS9424 Working Paper
India - Food security and nutrition in tribal areas (English)
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JUN 10, 2014 ACS9269 Working Paper
India - Mutisectoral nutrition action in Bihar (English)
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JUN 09, 2014 ACS9155 Working Paper
Trucks under siege : the costs of crime and insecurity to the transport industry in Papua New Guinea (English)
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JUN 04, 2014 88651 Working Paper
Knowledge4Climate Action : proceedings and recommendations from Be the Movement, an international workshop (English)
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JUN 02, 2014 88448 Working Paper
India - eGovernance in the North East : reducing Public Administration Constraints (PACs) to improve service delivery - options and recommendations to support reform planning of the Government of Assam (English)
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JUN 02, 2014 ACS2740 Working Paper
Europe and Central Asia Region - Procurement post review supervision mission report (English)
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JUN 02, 2014 88948 Working Paper
Armenia - Sustainable and strategic decision making in mining and enhancing environmental and social sustainability of mining : an executive summary (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88469 Working Paper
First thematic paper : sustainable and strategic decision making in mining (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88467 Working Paper
Second thematic paper : enhancing environmental and social sustainability of mining in Armenia (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88468 Working Paper
Pay flexibility and government performance : a multicountry study (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88486 Working Paper
China economic update : June 2014 (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88538 Working Paper Chinese
Rethinking infrastructure delivery: Case Study of a Green, Inclusive, and Cost-effective Road Program in Nicaragua (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88664 Working Paper