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Suggestions to improve WASH statistics in Mozambique's survey data (English)

Expounding on data gaps in the current Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators, this note proposes concrete changes to improve water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) statistics in Mozambique. ... See More +

Brief 120300 SEP 01, 2017

Disclosed

Nepal - Can information and cash improve children's development (English)

In Nepal, researchers supported by the World Bank's Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund worked with the government to develop a program to inform pregnant women and mothers of young children on how to best care for themselves and their children, using already ongoing community meetings to deliver messages. ... See More +

Brief 117762 JUL 01, 2017

Berman,Daphna; Marcus,Aliza Disclosed

Economic impacts of child marriage : fertility and population growth brief (English)

Each day, more than 41,000 girls worldwide are married while still children, often before they may be physically and emotionally ready to become wives and mothers. ... See More +

Brief 116830 JUN 27, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Yedan,Ali; Edmeades, J. Disclosed

Haiti - Improving Maternal and Child Health Through Integrated Social Services Project : additional financing (English)

The objective of the Improving Maternal and Child Health through Integrated Social Services Project for Haiti is to increase the access and use of maternal and child health, nutrition and other social services in the recipient's territory.This Project Paper seeks the approval of the Executive Directors to: (i) provide an additional IDA grant in an amount of SDR 18.3 million (US$25 million equivalent) to the Project. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD2357 JUN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Child undernutrition in Pakistan : what do we know ? (English)

Pakistan has an extraordinarily high and persistent level of child undernutrition. To effectively tackle the problem, the design of public policies and programs needs to be based on evidence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8049 MAY 04, 2017

Raju,Dhushyanth; Dsouza,Ritika Disclosed

Haiti - Support Project for Maternal and Child Health through Integrated Social Services : additional financing - resettlement plan : Cadre de politique de reinstallation des populations (French)

Resettlement Plan SFG3287 APR 21, 2017

Gonzalez,Viviana A. Disclosed

Baseline study for the maternal and newborn health performance based financing project in Lesotho (English)

Lesotho is a small, mountainous kingdom, surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. The country is divided into ten administrative districts and further divided into four ecological zones: Lowlands, Foothills, Mountains, and Senqu River Valley (Ministry of Health, Lesotho and ICF International, 2016). ... See More +

Working Paper 114373 APR 01, 2017

Walldorf,Jeanette; De Walque,Damien B. C. M.; Shapira,Gil; Yamashita-Allen,Kanako Disclosed

Dimagi : improving maternal and newborn care (English)

India suffers from a high maternal and infant mortality rate, especially in rural areas, where poor women do not receive effective care and one in every 22 infants die within one year of life. ... See More +

Working Paper 115129 APR 01, 2017

Agapitova,Natalia; Navarrete Moreno,Cristina Disclosed

Congo, Democratic Republic of - Health System Strengthening for Better Maternal and Child Health Results Project : additional financing (English)

The development objective of the Health System Strengthening for Better Maternal and Child Health Results Project for Congo, Democratic Republic (DRC) of is to improve utilization and quality of maternal and child health services in targeted areas within the Recipient’s territory. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD2136 MAR 10, 2017

Disclosed

An investment framework for meeting the global nutrition target for stunting (English)

Stunting is not only a failure to achieve one's own genetic potential for height but is also a predictor of many other developmental constraints, including cognitive deficits and loss of future economic opportunities. ... See More +

Brief 113616 MAR 01, 2017

Shekar,Meera; Kakietek,Jakub Jan; Eberwein, Julia Dayton; Akuoku,Jonathan Kweku; Pereira,Audrey Leslie; D'Alimonte, Mary Disclosed

An investment framework for meeting global nutrition target for breastfeeding (English)

In 2012, the World Health Assembly set the target of increasing the rate of exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months to at least 50 percent (from 38 percent) by 2025 (WHO 2012). ... See More +

Brief 113618 MAR 01, 2017

Walters,Dylan David; Eberwein, Julia Dayton; Sullivan, Lucy; D'Alimonte, Mary; Shekar,Meera Disclosed

An investment framework for the treatment of severe wasting (English)

Wasting (low weight-for-height) occurs when children lose weight rapidly, generally from low caloric intake and/or repeated infections; it is an indicator of acute undernutrition. ... See More +

Brief 113617 MAR 01, 2017

Kakietek,Jakub Jan; Mehta,Michelle Ashwin; Shekar,Meera Disclosed

Congo, Democratic Republic of - Health System Strengthening for Better Maternal and Child Health Results Project : environmental assessment : Plan de gestion des dechets biomedicaux (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG2986 FEB 01, 2017

Andrianaivo,Norosoa Disclosed

Multisectoral nutrition assessment in Sri Lanka's estate sector (English)

This brief surveys multisectoral nutrition assessment in Sri Lanka's estate sector where malnutrition is an issue of public health concern.

Brief 113971 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Multisectoral nutrition assessment in Sri Lanka’s estate sector (English)

This Multisectoral Nutrition Assessment assessed the nutrition situation amongst residents ofthe estate sector, identified the main causes of nutritional deficiencies, as well as gaps in theprovision of key nutrition-related services. ... See More +

Working Paper 113972 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Gambia - Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project : additional financing (English)

The overall objective of the Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project for Gambia, the is to improve health and nutrition outcomes among women and children in the least served Regions. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD2133 DEC 16, 2016

Disclosed

Early childhood diarrhea in rural Bangladesh (English)

The study was nested within a larger randomized controlled trial with funding from the World Bank’s South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI), measuring the benefits of water quality, sanitation, hand washing, and nutritional interventions to improve child health and development. ... See More +

Brief 110772 DEC 01, 2016

Disclosed

Snapshot : investing in the early years for growth and productivity (English)

Investing in the early years is one of the smartest things a country can do to eliminate extreme poverty, boost shared prosperity, and create the human capital needed for economies to diversify and grow. ... See More +

Brief 108831 OCT 05, 2016

Spanish, French, Disclosed

Uganda - Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health Services Improvement Project (English)

The development objectives of the Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health Services Improvement Project for Uganda are to: (a) improve utilization of essential health services with a focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health services in target districts; and (b) scale-up birth and death registration services. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1795 JUL 14, 2016

Disclosed

South Asia regional gender action plan (RGAP): FY16-FY21 - June 2016 (English)

The South Asia Regional Gender Action Plan FY 16-21 (RGAP) applies a gender lens to the World Bank Group (WBG's) work in the region. In doing so, it outlines a path to enhance the potential of women and men as agents of change towards WBG`s twin goals of poverty reduction and shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 112879 JUN 01, 2016

Disclosed

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Suggestions to improve WASH statistics in Mozambique's survey data (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120300 Brief
Nepal - Can information and cash improve children's development (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117762 Brief
Economic impacts of child marriage : fertility and population growth brief (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 116830 Brief
Haiti - Improving Maternal and Child Health Through Integrated Social Services Project : additional financing (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 PAD2357 Project Paper
Child undernutrition in Pakistan : what do we know ? (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 WPS8049 Policy Research Working Paper
Haiti - Support Project for Maternal and Child Health through Integrated Social Services : additional financing - resettlement plan : Cadre de politique de reinstallation des populations (French)
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APR 21, 2017 SFG3287 Resettlement Plan
Baseline study for the maternal and newborn health performance based financing project in Lesotho (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114373 Working Paper
Dimagi : improving maternal and newborn care (English)
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APR 01, 2017 115129 Working Paper
Congo, Democratic Republic of - Health System Strengthening for Better Maternal and Child Health Results Project : additional financing (English)
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MAR 10, 2017 PAD2136 Project Paper
An investment framework for meeting the global nutrition target for stunting (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113616 Brief
An investment framework for meeting global nutrition target for breastfeeding (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113618 Brief
An investment framework for the treatment of severe wasting (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113617 Brief
Congo, Democratic Republic of - Health System Strengthening for Better Maternal and Child Health Results Project : environmental assessment : Plan de gestion des dechets biomedicaux (French)
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FEB 01, 2017 SFG2986 Environmental Assessment
Multisectoral nutrition assessment in Sri Lanka's estate sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113971 Brief
Multisectoral nutrition assessment in Sri Lanka’s estate sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113972 Working Paper
Gambia - Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project : additional financing (English)
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DEC 16, 2016 PAD2133 Project Paper
Early childhood diarrhea in rural Bangladesh (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 110772 Brief
Snapshot : investing in the early years for growth and productivity (English)
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OCT 05, 2016 108831 Brief Spanish, French,
Uganda - Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health Services Improvement Project (English)
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JUL 14, 2016 PAD1795 Project Appraisal Document
South Asia regional gender action plan (RGAP): FY16-FY21 - June 2016 (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 112879 Working Paper