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A primer on human capital (English)

This note summarizes some of the key contributions in the macro- and micro- economic literature on the pathways linking human capital and income growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8309 JAN 19, 2018

Flabbi,Luca; Gatti,Roberta V. Disclosed

Child and adolescent : health and development : Volume 8 (English)

From its inception, the Disease Control Priorities series has focused attention on delivering effective health interventions that can result in dramatic reductions in mortality and disability at relatively modest cost. ... See More +

Publication 121611 NOV 20, 2017

Patton,George C. (editor); Horton,Susan (editor); Silva,Nilanthi de (editor); Bundy,Donald A. P. (editor); Jamison,Dean T. (editor) Disclosed

Malawi - Can steps to improve child centers help boost child development? (English)

Children in disadvantaged families living in poor areas face numerous challenges, from lack of access to quality health care to insufficient nutrition and stimulation. ... See More +

Brief 122161 NOV 01, 2017

Marcus,Aliza Disclosed

Bangladesh - Can child stimulation messages be added to an existing platform for delivering health and nutrition information? (English)

Development institutions and governments agree on the need to start early when it comes to children’s healthy development. Early childhood is a critical time for both the brain and body, and it’s important that children receive appropriate nutrition, health, stimulation and socio-emotional support in this period. ... See More +

Brief 121111 OCT 01, 2017

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Maternal and child health : the World Bank Group's response to sutainable development goal 3 : Target 3.1 and 3.2 (English)

The aim of this paper is to explore the advances made in maternal and child health (MCH) over the past 25 years, analyzing World Bank Group (WBG) operational investments in MCH, as countries shift their focus to the sustainable development goals (SDGs). ... See More +

Working Paper 121500 SEP 01, 2017

Quinlan-Davidson,Meaghen Bridget Anne; Gordillo-Tobar,Amparo Elena; Mills,Samuel Lantei Disclosed

Does arsenic-contaminated drinking water limit early childhood development in Bangladesh ? (English)

Arsenic contamination in shallow groundwater aquifers remains a major barrier to providing access to safe drinking water in Bangladesh. Chronic exposure to arsenic has been shown to cause serious health impacts, including various cancers, skin lesions, neurological damage, heart disease, and hypertension. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8172 AUG 24, 2017

Haque,Sabrina Sharmin; Joseph,George; Moqueet,Nazia Sultana Disclosed

Romania : children in public care 2014 (English)

At the beginning of the 1990s, Romania inherited a disastrous child protection system from the communist regime. As a result of pro-birth policies and of the economic depression in the 1980s, the traditional models of child care in the family, especially for children in need (in particular those with disabilities) were undermined. ... See More +

Working Paper 119791 JUN 01, 2017

Stănculescu,Manuela Sofia; Grigoraș,Vlad; Marin,Monica; Cioinaru,Cătălina Iamandi; Teșliuc,Emil; Blaj,Georgiana; Corad,Bogdan; Pop,VoichiŃa; Stanculescu,Andreea Simina Disclosed

Early childbirth and under-five malnutrition in Mali (English)

Poor nutrition weakens children’s immune systems, putting them at a greater risk of falling sick from preventable illnesses such as pneumonia and diarrhea. ... See More +

Brief 121635 JUN 01, 2017

Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Wodon,Quentin T. Disclosed

Early childbirth and under-five malnutrition in Niger (English)

Poor nutrition weakens children’s immune systems, putting them at a greater risk of falling sick from preventable illnesses such as pneumonia and diarrhea. ... See More +

Brief 121636 JUN 01, 2017

Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Wodon,Quentin T. Disclosed

Early childbirth and under-five mortality in Niger (English)

Young mothers often come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds and early childbirths are more common in poor areas where prenatal care is limited and access to health facilities may be an issue. ... See More +

Brief 121637 JUN 01, 2017

Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Wodon,Quentin T. Disclosed

Early childbirth and under-five mortality in Pakistan (English)

Young mothers often come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds and early childbirths are more common in poor areas where prenatal care is limited and access to health facilities may be an issue. ... See More +

Brief 121638 JUN 01, 2017

Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Wodon,Quentin T. Disclosed

Early childbirth and under-five mortality in the Republic of the Congo (English)

Young mothers often come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds and early childbirths are more common in poor areas where prenatal care is limited and access to health facilities may be an issue. ... See More +

Brief 121641 JUN 01, 2017

Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Wodon,Quentin T. Disclosed

Early childbirth and under-five mortality in Malawi (English)

Young mothers often come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds and early childbirths are more common in poor areas where prenatal care is limited and access to health facilities may be an issue. ... See More +

Brief 121634 JUN 01, 2017

Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Wodon,Quentin T. Disclosed

Child marriage and fertility in the Democratic Republic Of Congo (English)

The relationship between child marriage and fertility could be due in part to the socio-economic and cultural context in which girls who marry early tend to live. ... See More +

Brief 121631 JUN 01, 2017

Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Wodon,Quentin T. Disclosed

Promising approaches in early childhood development : early childhood development interventions from around the World (English)

Working Paper 114015 MAR 01, 2017

Devercelli,Amanda Epstein; Bassett,Lucy Katherine; Denboba,Amina Debissa; Mulet,Pamela; Powers,Shawn Michael; Sayre,Rebecca Kraft Disclosed

Pre-primary education in Mongolia : access, quality of service delivery, & child development outcomes - March 2017 : Монгол улсын сургуулийн өмнөх боловсрол: үйлчилгээний хүртээмж, чанар ба хүүхдийн хөгжлийн үр дүн (Mongolian)

Sustaining in recent years expenditure on early childhood education (ECE) at over a fifth of its education budget, Mongolia is a relatively high spender on pre-primary education. ... See More +

Working Paper 113752 MAR 01, 2017

English Disclosed

Pre-primary education in Mongolia : access, quality of service delivery, & child development outcomes - March 2017 (English)

Sustaining in recent years expenditure on early childhood education (ECE) at over a fifth of its education budget, Mongolia is a relatively high spender on pre-primary education. ... See More +

Working Paper 113752 MAR 01, 2017

Mongolian Disclosed

Building the Human Capital of Tomorrow - An Impact Evaluation of the Early Childhood Stimulation Program (English)

This policy note examines the status of Early Childhood Development (ECD) efforts in Bangladesh and presents the results of a rigorous impact evaluation of an ECD program. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS20849 FEB 16, 2017

Nomura,Shinsaku Disclosed

Dynamics of child development : analysis of a longitudinal cohort in a very low income country (English)

Longitudinal patterns of child development and socioeconomic status are described for a cohort of children in Madagascar who were surveyed when they were 3–6 and 7-10 years old. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7973 FEB 15, 2017

Galasso,Emanuela; Weber,Ann; Fernald,Lia C. H. Disclosed

Serbia - Inclusive Early Childhood Education and Care Project (English)

The development objective of the Inclusive Early Childhood Education and Care Project for Serbia is to improve access to quality Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services, in particular for children from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1802 JAN 30, 2017

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Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
A primer on human capital (English)
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JAN 19, 2018 WPS8309 Policy Research Working Paper
Child and adolescent : health and development : Volume 8 (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 121611 Publication
Malawi - Can steps to improve child centers help boost child development? (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 122161 Brief
Bangladesh - Can child stimulation messages be added to an existing platform for delivering health and nutrition information? (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 121111 Brief
Maternal and child health : the World Bank Group's response to sutainable development goal 3 : Target 3.1 and 3.2 (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 121500 Working Paper
Does arsenic-contaminated drinking water limit early childhood development in Bangladesh ? (English)
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AUG 24, 2017 WPS8172 Policy Research Working Paper
Romania : children in public care 2014 (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 119791 Working Paper
Early childbirth and under-five malnutrition in Mali (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121635 Brief
Early childbirth and under-five malnutrition in Niger (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121636 Brief
Early childbirth and under-five mortality in Niger (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121637 Brief
Early childbirth and under-five mortality in Pakistan (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121638 Brief
Early childbirth and under-five mortality in the Republic of the Congo (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121641 Brief
Early childbirth and under-five mortality in Malawi (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121634 Brief
Child marriage and fertility in the Democratic Republic Of Congo (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 121631 Brief
Promising approaches in early childhood development : early childhood development interventions from around the World (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 114015 Working Paper
Pre-primary education in Mongolia : access, quality of service delivery, & child development outcomes - March 2017 : Монгол улсын сургуулийн өмнөх боловсрол: үйлчилгээний хүртээмж, чанар ба хүүхдийн хөгжлийн үр дүн (Mongolian)
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MAR 01, 2017 113752 Working Paper English
Pre-primary education in Mongolia : access, quality of service delivery, & child development outcomes - March 2017 (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113752 Working Paper Mongolian
Building the Human Capital of Tomorrow - An Impact Evaluation of the Early Childhood Stimulation Program (English)
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FEB 16, 2017 ACS20849 Working Paper
Dynamics of child development : analysis of a longitudinal cohort in a very low income country (English)
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FEB 15, 2017 WPS7973 Policy Research Working Paper
Serbia - Inclusive Early Childhood Education and Care Project (English)
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JAN 30, 2017 PAD1802 Project Appraisal Document