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Are caste categories misleading ? the relationship between gender and Jati in three Indian states (English)

This paper examines the relationship between caste and gender inequality in three states in India. When households are grouped using conventional, government-defined categories of caste the paper finds patterns that are consistent with existing literature: lower-caste women are more likely to participate in the labor market, have greater decision-making autonomy within their households, and experience greater freedom of movement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8109 JUN 22, 2017

Joshi,Shareen; Kochhar,Nishtha; Rao,Vijayendra Disclosed

How do women fare in rural non-farm economy ? (English)

This paper studies the gender-based differences in access to and return from economic activities in the rural non-farm economy (RNFE) using panel datasets from Uganda and Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8080 MAY 31, 2017

Fuje,Habtamu Neda Disclosed

Crossovers : female entrepreneurs who enter male sectors -- evidence from Ethiopia (English)

Occupational sector selection is an important determinant of returns for female entrepreneurs. If sectors that are traditionally male owned could provide an opportunity to earn higher returns, then what factors could encourage women to cross over into these sectors or prevent them from doing so? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8065 MAY 16, 2017

Alibhai,Salman; Buehren,Niklas; Papineni,Sreelakshmi; Pierotti,Rachael Susan Disclosed

Underreporting of gender-based violence in Kerala, India : an application of the list randomization method (English)

This paper analyzes the incidence and extent to which domestic violence and physical harassment on public/private buses is underreported in Kerala, India, using the list randomization technique. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8044 APR 26, 2017

Joseph,George; Javaid,Syed Usman; Andres,Luis Alberto; Chellaraj,Gnanaraj; Solotaroff,Jennifer; Rajan,Sebastian Irudaya Disclosed

Uganda - Enhancing Social Risk Management and Gender Equality Project : indigenous peoples plan (English)

The objective of the Enhancing Social Risk Management and Gender Equality Project for Uganda is to increase access to GBV prevention programs and multi-sectoral response services by groups at risk in targeted districts. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG3303 APR 26, 2017

Fernandes,Patricia Maria Disclosed

Financial inclusion and inclusive growth : a review of recent empirical evidence (English)

There is growing evidence that appropriate financial services have substantial benefits for consumers, especially women and poor adults. This paper provides an overview of financial inclusion around the world and reviews the recent empirical evidence on how the use of financial products -- such as payments services, savings accounts, loans, and insurance -- can contribute to inclusive growth and economic development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8040 APR 25, 2017

Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Klapper,Leora; Singer,Dorothe Disclosed

On the frontlines of scaling-up : a qualitative analysis of implementation challenges in a CDD project in rural India (English)

This paper analyzes four years of qualitative data observing a large participatory anti-poverty project in India as it scales up from its first phase (covering 400,000 households) to its second (covering 800,000 households). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8039 APR 25, 2017

Majumdar,Shruti; Rao,Vijayendra; Sanyal,Paromita Disclosed

Measuring gender equality (English)

Gender equality is a core development objective in its own right and also smart development policy and business practice. No society can develop sustainably without giving men and women equal power to shape their own lives and contribute to their families, communities, and countries. ... See More +

Publication 114430 APR 10, 2017

Posadas,Josefina; Paci,Pierella; Sajaia,Zurab; Lokshin,Michael M. Disclosed

The South Asia gender innovation lab : generating evidence for improved operations and policy (English)

Set up in 2014, the South Asia gender innovation lab (GIL) develops and uses robust diagnostic tools to better understand the gender impact of development activities, identify, and evaluate innovative mechanisms to enhance gender outcomes, and facilitate their incorporation into policy and operations to address gender inequities in the South Asia region. ... See More +

Brief 114802 APR 07, 2017

Disclosed

Relief from usury : impact of a community-based microcredit program in rural India (English)

The impact of micro-credit interventions on existing credit markets is theoretically ambiguous. Previous empirical work suggests the entry of a joint-liability lender may lead to a positive impact on the informal lending rate. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8021 APR 03, 2017

Hoffmann,Vivian; Rao,Vijayendra; Surendra,Vaishnavi; Datta,Upamanyu Disclosed

Gender and agricultural risk : a gendered approach to agricultural risk assessments and management strategies (English)

The objective of this paper is to develop an approach for integrating a gender dimension into Agricultural Sector Risk Assessments (ASRAs). The focus is on the approach because both agricultural risk and gender issues are contextual, thus the outcomes of a gender-based risk assessment are highly dependent on the social, cultural, geo-graphic, and economic contexts of the setting in which the assessment is applied. ... See More +

Working Paper 114272 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Uganda - Management of Social Risk and Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response Project : indigenous peoples plan : Social impact assessment (English)

The development objective of Management of Social Risk and Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response Project for Uganda to increase access to Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevention programs and multi-sectoral response services by groups at risk in targeted districts. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG3279 APR 01, 2017

Fernandes,Patricia Maria Disclosed

Gender-neutral inheritance laws, family structure, and women's status in India (English)

This paper examines whether economic empowerment of women improves their autonomy within their marital household, and investigates the mechanism, by exploiting variation from a legal reform aimed at improving women's inheritance rights in India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8017 MAR 30, 2017

Mookerjee,Sulagna Disclosed

Securing irrigation in rainfed areas : strategies and experiences of the West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project (English)

The World Bank supported West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project assumes a centre stage position in the current context of bringing water to every farm (Har Khet ko Pani) under the recently launched Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMSKY). ... See More +

Working Paper 113502 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Armenia country gender assessment, 2016 : the state of gender equality in Armenia (English)

Despite economic progress over the last decade, disparities between women and men remain salient in Armenia, especially in dimensions that are powerfully influenced by social norms. ... See More +

Brief 113503 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Results and performance of the World Bank Group 2016 : an independent evaluation (English)

The Independent Evaluation Group's (IEG) Results and Performance of the World Bank Group (RAP) is a comprehensive assessment of World Bank Group performance, drawing on recent IEG evaluations. ... See More +

Working Paper 113868 FEB 21, 2017

Independent Evaluation Group Disclosed

A firm of one's own : experimental evidence on credit constraints and occupational choice (English)

This study presents results from a randomized evaluation of two labor market interventions targeted to young women aged 18 to 19 years in three of Nairobi's poorest neighborhoods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7977 FEB 16, 2017

Brudevold-Newman,Andrew Peter; Honorati,Maddalena; Jakiela,Pamela; Ozier,Owen Disclosed

Country gender action plan for Lao People’s Democratic Republic for the period FY2017 - FY2021 (English)

This country gender action plan (CGAP) is formulated to facilitate dialogue within the World Bank Group (WBG) and with the Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) in addressing gender-related priorities in Lao PDR in order to achieve the goals set in the five-year national plan on promoting gender equality and the 8th national socio-economic development plan (NSEDP) 2016-2020. ... See More +

Working Paper 115142 FEB 13, 2017

Disclosed

Toward labor market policy 2.0 : the potential for using online job-portal big data to inform labor market policies in India (English)

Economists and other social scientists are increasingly using big data analytics to address longstanding economic questions and complement existing information sources. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7966 FEB 09, 2017

Nomura,Shinsaku; Imaizumi,Saori; Areias,Ana Carolina; Yamauchi,Futoshi Disclosed

Evaluation of an adolescent development program for girls in Tanzania (English)

This paper evaluates a program targeted to adolescent girls in Tanzania that aims to empower them economically as well as socially. The program was found to be highly successful in Uganda in terms of economic, health, and social outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7961 FEB 07, 2017

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Gulesci,Selim; Sulaiman,Munshi; Yam,Venus Disclosed

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Are caste categories misleading ? the relationship between gender and Jati in three Indian states (English)
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JUN 22, 2017 WPS8109 Policy Research Working Paper
How do women fare in rural non-farm economy ? (English)
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MAY 31, 2017 WPS8080 Policy Research Working Paper
Crossovers : female entrepreneurs who enter male sectors -- evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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MAY 16, 2017 WPS8065 Policy Research Working Paper
Underreporting of gender-based violence in Kerala, India : an application of the list randomization method (English)
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APR 26, 2017 WPS8044 Policy Research Working Paper
Uganda - Enhancing Social Risk Management and Gender Equality Project : indigenous peoples plan (English)
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APR 26, 2017 SFG3303 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Financial inclusion and inclusive growth : a review of recent empirical evidence (English)
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APR 25, 2017 WPS8040 Policy Research Working Paper
On the frontlines of scaling-up : a qualitative analysis of implementation challenges in a CDD project in rural India (English)
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APR 25, 2017 WPS8039 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring gender equality (English)
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APR 10, 2017 114430 Publication
The South Asia gender innovation lab : generating evidence for improved operations and policy (English)
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APR 07, 2017 114802 Brief
Relief from usury : impact of a community-based microcredit program in rural India (English)
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APR 03, 2017 WPS8021 Policy Research Working Paper
Gender and agricultural risk : a gendered approach to agricultural risk assessments and management strategies (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114272 Working Paper
Uganda - Management of Social Risk and Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response Project : indigenous peoples plan : Social impact assessment (English)
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APR 01, 2017 SFG3279 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Gender-neutral inheritance laws, family structure, and women's status in India (English)
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MAR 30, 2017 WPS8017 Policy Research Working Paper
Securing irrigation in rainfed areas : strategies and experiences of the West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113502 Working Paper
Armenia country gender assessment, 2016 : the state of gender equality in Armenia (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113503 Brief
Results and performance of the World Bank Group 2016 : an independent evaluation (English)
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FEB 21, 2017 113868 Working Paper
A firm of one's own : experimental evidence on credit constraints and occupational choice (English)
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FEB 16, 2017 WPS7977 Policy Research Working Paper
Country gender action plan for Lao People’s Democratic Republic for the period FY2017 - FY2021 (English)
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FEB 13, 2017 115142 Working Paper
Toward labor market policy 2.0 : the potential for using online job-portal big data to inform labor market policies in India (English)
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FEB 09, 2017 WPS7966 Policy Research Working Paper
Evaluation of an adolescent development program for girls in Tanzania (English)
See More +
FEB 07, 2017 WPS7961 Policy Research Working Paper