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Cambodia - Health Equity and Quality Improvement Project : Fact Sheet (English)

Cambodia has experienced remarkable growth and has made dramatic improvements in poverty reduction and health outcomes, since the early 2000s. The health equity and quality improvement project (H-EQIP) builds upon and scales up the innovations supported by the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) and its pooled fund partners over the past fifteen years. ... See More +

Brief 143890 NOV 27, 2019

Disclosed

Smart and Safe Kenya Transport (English)

Brief 143721 NOV 21, 2019

Bedoya Arguelles,Guadalupe; Milusheva,Svetoslava Petkova; Legovini,Arianna Disclosed

Ethiopia's Energy Sector Transformation (English)

By assisting the Government of Ethiopia in incorporating gender-focused solutions, bolstering markets for off-grid products, and scaling up private sector participation in the country’s vast renewable energy resources, ESMAP has facilitated new investments, strategies, and approaches to help reach the goal of universal electricity access. ... See More +

Brief 143637 NOV 14, 2019

Kistler,Jacqueline Purtell Disclosed

Bangladesh Offers Model of Successful Clean Cooking Program (English)

ESMAP helped to identify and implement a successful market model for Bangladesh’s improved cookstoves program by building on successful models within the country, partnering with the local development-finance institution, and tapping into a network of local nongovernmental organizations to manufacture and distribute cleaner, more efficient cookstoves. ... See More +

Brief 143638 NOV 14, 2019

Kistler,Jacqueline Purtell Disclosed

Using Big Data to Expand Financial Services : Benefits and Risks (English)

Big data is transforming financial services around the world. Advances in data analytics and computational power are allowing firms to exploit data in an easier, faster, and more reliable manner, and at a larger scale. ... See More +

Brief 143463 NOV 01, 2019

Abraham,Facundo; Schmukler,Sergio L.; Tessada,Jose Disclosed

Civil Service Recruitment : Recruiting the Right Persons the Right Way (English)

Skilled and motivated personnel are arguably the most important determinant of an effective government. How does a government recruit the best and the brightest? ... See More +

Brief 143759 NOV 01, 2019

Van Acker,Wouter Disclosed

Afghanistan Development Brief : Revenue Collection Amidst Elections in Afghanistan (English)

This note gives a brief overview of domestic revenue collection in Afghanistan. It provides anassessment of this fiscal year's revenue collection to date, looking at revenue shortfalls againsttargets, collections by tax type (including one-offs) and agency. ... See More +

Brief 144007 NOV 01, 2019

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Uganda : How Long do the Effects of Cash Grants Last? (English)

Training vouchers and microfinance tools are often used by multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, and governments to increase employment and business oppor¬tunities in low- and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Brief 144102 NOV 01, 2019

Holla,Alaka Disclosed

Civil Service Recruitment : Recruiting the Right Persons the Right Way (English)

Skilled and motivated personnel are arguably the most important determinant of an effective government. How does a government recruit the best and the brightest? ... See More +

Brief 144183 NOV 01, 2019

Van Acker,Wouter Disclosed

The Involvement of Third-Party Professionals in Business Registration and Property Transfer (English)

Complex business regulations and bureaucratic processes tend to be obstacles for new entrepreneurs. To navigate these processes as smoothly as possible, entrepreneurs may solicit the services of third-party professionals. ... See More +

Brief 142397 OCT 01, 2019

Coste,Cyriane Marie; Delion,Marie Lily; Gonzalez,Adrian Francisco; Meunier,Frederic; Reyes Benjumea,Andrea Nathalie; Avramov,Yuriy Valentinovich Disclosed

The Africa Gender Innovation Lab : A Guide for World Bank TTLs (English)

The World Bank's Africa Region Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) conducts impact evaluations of development interventions and policy research to generate evidence on how to close gender gaps in earnings, productivity, assets, and agency. ... See More +

Brief 142598 OCT 01, 2019

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Why do Indonesian Men and Women Choose Undocumented Migration? Exploring Gender Differences in Labor Migration Patterns (English)

Migrant workers are a key part of Indonesia’s economy. The equivalent of almost 7 percent of Indonesia’s labor force, an estimated 9 million people, work overseas and in 2016, over IDR 159 trillion (US dollar 11.2 billion) was sent back to Indonesia in the form of remittances. ... See More +

Brief 142531 OCT 01, 2019

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Does Mobile Money Improve Livelihoods for Households in Poor and Remote Areas? (English)

The latest impact evaluation note looks at whether mobile money benefits households in poor and remote areas of Northern Uganda and finds large increases in non-farm self-employment and food security. ... See More +

Brief 142692 OCT 01, 2019

Bruhn,Miriam; Wieser,Christina Disclosed

Challenging Cultural Conventions : Qualitative Evidence from Jeevika (English)

In 2006, when the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Project was launched, the state’s rural poverty ratio was 44.6 percent - 36 million of the total 82 million people in Bihar were living in poverty. ... See More +

Brief 142929 OCT 01, 2019

Pinto,Alreena Renita Disclosed

Enhancing Women’s Empowerment : Evidence from Tamil Nadu (English)

Can targeted participatory community rural livelihoods programs that work in partnership with local governments improve the welfare of the poor, empower women and improve public action? ... See More +

Brief 142926 OCT 01, 2019

Pinto,Alreena Renita Disclosed

Weathering the Storm : Role of SHGs in Mitigating the Impacts of Natural Disasters (English)

Climate change is expected to increase the incidents of extreme weather patterns such as cyclonic storms. Large parts of the developing world including the Bay of Bengal region remain particularly vulnerable to adverse effects of such climate phenomenon. ... See More +

Brief 142927 OCT 01, 2019

Kakkar,Deepti Disclosed

Combating Malnutrition : Can Group Procurement be Equitable? - Results from a Food Security Program in Rural Bihar (English)

India has among the highest rates of child malnutrition worldwide, with Bihar one of the worst affected states. With the intent of combating food insecurity, the Government of India (GoI) and the state Government of Bihar (GoB) offer a Food Security Fund (FSF) via the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society. ... See More +

Brief 142928 OCT 01, 2019

Kakkar,Deepti Disclosed

Are we listening? : Results from a World Bank Study on the Effects of SHGs on Deliberative Political Institutions (English)

What is the impact of women Self Help Group (SHG) programs on ‘bottom up’ political participation at the grass roots level? Results from the impact evaluation of one such long running program – Pudhu Vaazhvu Project (PVP) in Tamil Nadu indicate: significant improvement in women’s participation in the gram Sabha by doubling attendance; significant increase in speech and floor time; increased social capital and women’s sense of political efficacy and identity; and no evidence that improved participation leads to improved agenda setting power of women, nor of eliciting a response from government officials. ... See More +

Brief 142925 OCT 01, 2019

Kakkar,Deepti Disclosed

Closing the SDG Financing Gap : Trends and Data (English)

How big is the financing gap to achieve the 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs)? Can private capital fill the gap? This note provides an updated overview of estimates of SDG financing in low- and middle-income countries and gives an analytical and data-based foundation for discussion. ... See More +

Brief 143360 OCT 01, 2019

Doumbia,Djeneba; Lauridsen,Morten Lykke Disclosed

Improving Starting a Business in Lao PDR (English)

Reforming the business environment, as measured by the Doing Business indicators, remains a top priority for the Government of Lao PDR (GoL). Based on the Prime Minister's Order No.02 on Feb. 1, 2018, relevant line ministries have started to reform indicator-linked areas by setting up working committees led by deputy ministers and comprised of senior and technical officials from relevant departments. ... See More +

Brief 143370 OCT 01, 2019

Disclosed

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Cambodia - Health Equity and Quality Improvement Project : Fact Sheet (English)
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NOV 27, 2019 143890 Brief
Smart and Safe Kenya Transport (English)
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NOV 21, 2019 143721 Brief
Ethiopia's Energy Sector Transformation (English)
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NOV 14, 2019 143637 Brief
Bangladesh Offers Model of Successful Clean Cooking Program (English)
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NOV 14, 2019 143638 Brief
Using Big Data to Expand Financial Services : Benefits and Risks (English)
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NOV 01, 2019 143463 Brief
Civil Service Recruitment : Recruiting the Right Persons the Right Way (English)
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NOV 01, 2019 143759 Brief
Afghanistan Development Brief : Revenue Collection Amidst Elections in Afghanistan (English)
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NOV 01, 2019 144007 Brief
Uganda : How Long do the Effects of Cash Grants Last? (English)
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NOV 01, 2019 144102 Brief
Civil Service Recruitment : Recruiting the Right Persons the Right Way (English)
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NOV 01, 2019 144183 Brief
The Involvement of Third-Party Professionals in Business Registration and Property Transfer (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 142397 Brief
The Africa Gender Innovation Lab : A Guide for World Bank TTLs (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 142598 Brief
Why do Indonesian Men and Women Choose Undocumented Migration? Exploring Gender Differences in Labor Migration Patterns (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 142531 Brief
Does Mobile Money Improve Livelihoods for Households in Poor and Remote Areas? (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 142692 Brief
Challenging Cultural Conventions : Qualitative Evidence from Jeevika (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 142929 Brief
Enhancing Women’s Empowerment : Evidence from Tamil Nadu (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 142926 Brief
Weathering the Storm : Role of SHGs in Mitigating the Impacts of Natural Disasters (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 142927 Brief
Combating Malnutrition : Can Group Procurement be Equitable? - Results from a Food Security Program in Rural Bihar (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 142928 Brief
Are we listening? : Results from a World Bank Study on the Effects of SHGs on Deliberative Political Institutions (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 142925 Brief
Closing the SDG Financing Gap : Trends and Data (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 143360 Brief
Improving Starting a Business in Lao PDR (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 143370 Brief