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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 +

Working Paper 113503 MAR 01, 2017

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

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

Personality traits, technology adoption, and technical efficiency : evidence from smallholder rice farms in Ghana (English)

Although a large literature highlights the impact of personality traits on key labor market outcomes, evidence of their impact on agricultural production decisions remains limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7959 FEB 02, 2017

Ali,Daniel Ayalew; Bowen,Derick; Deininger,Klaus W. Disclosed

Togo - Safety Nets and Basic Services Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG2943 JAN 30, 2017

Van Dyck,John Disclosed

Can media interventions reduce gender gaps in political participation after civil war ? evidence from a field experiment in rural Liberia (English)

Five weeks prior to the 2011 general election in Liberia, women in randomly selected villages were allocated radios and organized into groups to listen regularly to radio programs on the electoral process broadcast by the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7942 JAN 17, 2017

Mvukiyehe,Eric Disclosed

Georgia - Economic costs of gender gaps in the labor market (English)

This report presents info graphical data on gender gap in education, health, social work, employment, labor market, and entrepreneurship.

Working Paper 112837 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Georgia country gender assessment 2016 (English)

After a decade of strong economic progress, Georgia was heavily affected by the global financial crisis in 2008-09. Between 2010 and 2014, the economy rebounded rapidly. ... See More +

Brief 112836 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Providing sustainable sanitation services for all in WASH interventions through a menstrual hygiene management approach (English)

A gender-inclusive approach to sanitation through Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is needed to ensure that the benefits of sanitation and hygiene are truly universal. ... See More +

Working Paper 113129 JAN 01, 2017

Naughton,Meleesa Hannah Marie; Pena Pereira Weiss,Lilian; Vargas-Ramirez,Miguel Disclosed

Women's empowerment in rural community-driven development projects (English)

Community-driven development (CDD) interventions rest on the principle of empowering communities. Yet, the gender-specific impacts of CDD, especially on empowerment, have not received due attention in evaluation and, more generally, in the theoretical and empirical literature. ... See More +

Working Paper 112263 DEC 28, 2016

Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) Disclosed

Financial constraints and girls' secondary education: evidence from school fee elimination in the Gambia (English)

This study analyzes the impact of large-scale fee elimination for secondary school girls in The Gambia on the quantity, composition, and achievement of students. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7908 DEC 06, 2016

Blimpo,Moussa Pouguinimpo; Gajigo,Ousman; Pugatch,Todd Disclosed

When the money runs out : do cash transfers have sustained effects on human capital accumulation ? (English)

This study examines the medium-term effects of a two-year cash transfer program targeted to adolescent girls and young women. Significant declines in HIV prevalence, teen pregnancy, and early marriage among recipients of unconditional cash transfers (UCTs) during the program evaporated quickly two years after the cessation of transfers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7901 DEC 01, 2016

Baird,Sarah Jane; Mcintosh,Craig; Ozler,Berk Disclosed

Do cognitive and noncognitive skills explain the gender wage gap in middle-income countries ? an analysis using STEP data (English)

Gender-based wage discrimination is a highly researched area of labor economics. However, most studies on this topic have focused on schooling and paid limited attention to the mechanisms through which cognitive and noncognitive skills influence wages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7878 NOV 03, 2016

Tognatta,Namrata Raman; Valerio,Alexandria; Sanchez Puerta,Maria Laura Disclosed

India - Uttar Pradesh Pro-Poor Tourism Development Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Abbreviated resettlement action plan of Kachhpura (English)

The primary objective of the Uttar Pradesh Pro-Poor Tourism Development Project is to ensure that the project addresses the adverse impacts on the livelihood of the people and that nobody is left worse- off after project implement and all local inhabitants, including those affected by the project, have access to project benefits, both during the construction as well as operation phase of the project. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG2581 OCT 20, 2016

Narayanan,Lakshmi Disclosed

Who are the poor in the developing world ? (English)

This paper presents a new demographic profile of extreme and moderate poverty, defined as those living on less than $1.90 and between $1.90 and $3.10 per day in 2013, based on household survey data from 89 developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7844 OCT 02, 2016

Castaneda Aguilar,Raul Andres; Doan,Dung Thi Thuy; Newhouse,David Locke; Nguyen,Minh Cong; Uematsu,Hiroki; Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De Disclosed

Intergenerational education mobility in Africa : has progress been inclusive ? (English)

This paper employs nationally representative household survey data on parents of adult individuals to analyze the intergenerational transmission of education in nine Sub-Saharan African countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7843 SEP 29, 2016

Azomahou,Theophile T.; Yitbarek,Eleni Abraham Disclosed

Will market competition trump gender discrimination in India ? (English)

Empowering women to engage in productive employment is not only critical to achieving gender equality but also critical for economic growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7814 SEP 06, 2016

Ghani,Syed Ejaz; Grover,Arti; Kerr,Sari; Kerr,William Robert Disclosed

The microfinance business model : enduring subsidy and modest profit (English)

Recent evidence suggests only modest social and economic impacts of microfinance. Favorable cost-benefit ratios then depend on low costs. This paper uses proprietary data on 1,335 microfinance institutions between 2005 and 2009, jointly serving 80.1 million borrowers, to calculate the costs of microfinance and other elements of the microfinance business model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7786 AUG 08, 2016

Cull,Robert J.; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Morduch,Jonathan J. Disclosed

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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 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
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)
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FEB 07, 2017 WPS7961 Policy Research Working Paper
Personality traits, technology adoption, and technical efficiency : evidence from smallholder rice farms in Ghana (English)
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FEB 02, 2017 WPS7959 Policy Research Working Paper
Togo - Safety Nets and Basic Services Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)
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JAN 30, 2017 SFG2943 Environmental Assessment
Can media interventions reduce gender gaps in political participation after civil war ? evidence from a field experiment in rural Liberia (English)
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JAN 17, 2017 WPS7942 Policy Research Working Paper
Georgia - Economic costs of gender gaps in the labor market (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112837 Working Paper
Georgia country gender assessment 2016 (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112836 Brief
Providing sustainable sanitation services for all in WASH interventions through a menstrual hygiene management approach (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113129 Working Paper
Women's empowerment in rural community-driven development projects (English)
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DEC 28, 2016 112263 Working Paper
Financial constraints and girls' secondary education: evidence from school fee elimination in the Gambia (English)
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DEC 06, 2016 WPS7908 Policy Research Working Paper
When the money runs out : do cash transfers have sustained effects on human capital accumulation ? (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 WPS7901 Policy Research Working Paper
Do cognitive and noncognitive skills explain the gender wage gap in middle-income countries ? an analysis using STEP data (English)
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NOV 03, 2016 WPS7878 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Uttar Pradesh Pro-Poor Tourism Development Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Abbreviated resettlement action plan of Kachhpura (English)
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OCT 20, 2016 SFG2581 Resettlement Plan
Who are the poor in the developing world ? (English)
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OCT 02, 2016 WPS7844 Policy Research Working Paper
Intergenerational education mobility in Africa : has progress been inclusive ? (English)
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SEP 29, 2016 WPS7843 Policy Research Working Paper
Will market competition trump gender discrimination in India ? (English)
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SEP 06, 2016 WPS7814 Policy Research Working Paper
The microfinance business model : enduring subsidy and modest profit (English)
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AUG 08, 2016 WPS7786 Policy Research Working Paper