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Measuring women's agency (English)

Improving women's agency, namely their ability to define goals and act on them, is crucial for advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8148 JUL 18, 2017

Donald,Aletheia Amalia; Koolwal,Gayatri B.; Annan,Jeannie Ruth; Falb,Kathryn; Goldstein,Markus P. Disclosed

Measuring time use in development settings (English)

This paper discusses the challenges associated with collecting time-use data in developing countries. The paper suggests potential solutions, concentrating on the two most common time-use methods used in development settings: stylized questions and time diaries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8147 JUL 18, 2017

Seymour,Greg; Malapit,Hazel Jean; Quisumbing,Agnes R. Disclosed

In the mind, the household, or the market ? concepts and measurement of women's economic empowerment (English)

The concept of empowerment is now widely used in several disciplines to characterize the states and social processes of individuals and communities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8079 MAY 31, 2017

Fox,Louise; Romero,Carolina 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

Hidden human capital : psychological empowerment and adolescent girls' aspirations in India (English)

This paper studies the role of social-emotional or psychological capital in determining the education and employment aspirations of adolescent girls and young women in India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7792 AUG 15, 2016

Roy,Sanchari; Morton,Matthew H.; Bhattacharya,Shrayana Disclosed

Striving for balance in economics : towards a theory of the social determination of behavior (English)

This paper is an attempt to broaden economic discourse by importing insights into human behavior not just from psychology, but also from sociology and anthropology. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7537 JAN 21, 2016

Hoff,Karla; Stiglitz,Joseph E. Disclosed

Voices assessment of perceived risks facing the Microfinance (MF) sector in the Arab World (English)

During the last decade, the microfinance sector in MENA has caromed from crisis to crisis. Some were caused by problems within the sector itself (Morocco crisis), while others were a product of the political instability that has gripped the region since the beginning of what was known then as the Arab Spring (early 2011). ... See More +

Working Paper 102193 DEC 18, 2015

El Gamal, Dalia; Beshay,Karen Ramses Wanis Disclosed

I'd like you to know (English)

This report contains powerful stories, supported by data, of how World Bank Group projects have affected and transformed lives across East Asia and Pacific. ... See More +

Working Paper 95594 APR 08, 2015

Hanlon, Carl Patrick [editor] Disclosed

Violence against women and girls resource guide : disaster risk management brief : Guía de recursos sobre la violencia contra las mujeres y las niñas : nota sectorial de gestión del riesgo de desastres (Spanish)

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) has negative impacts on physical and mental health. Health care settings provide a unique opportunity to identify VAWG survivors, provide critical support services, and prevent future harm. ... See More +

Working Paper 92967 APR 01, 2015

Gennari, Floriza; Arango, Diana; Hidalgo, Nidia; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer English Disclosed

Violence against women and girls resource guide : education sector brief : Guía de recursos sobre la violencia contra las mujeres y las niñas : nota sectorial de educación (Spanish)

Experiencing violence in schools can negatively impact girls' enrollment as well as the quality of the education they receive. Evidence suggests that sexual harassment is widespread in educational settings in many parts of the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 92968 APR 01, 2015

Gennari, Floriza; Urban, Anne-Marie; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Arango, Diana; Kiplesund, Sveinung English Disclosed

Towards a new social contract (English)

Whereas the global economy is set for a gradual pick up, economic prospects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) remain flat. Growth in MENA is expected to slow down in 2015 and range between 3.1 and 3.3 percent according to the World Bank and consensus forecasts respectively, and continue on the same path in 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 95650 APR 01, 2015

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

Towards a new social contract : MENA economic monitor : towards a new social contract (Arabic)

Whereas the global economy is set for a gradual pick up, economic prospects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) remain flat. Growth in MENA is expected to slow down in 2015 and range between 3.1 and 3.3 percent according to the World Bank and consensus forecasts respectively, and continue on the same path in 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 95650 APR 01, 2015

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Mottaghi,Lili French, English Disclosed

Towards a new social contract : Rapport de suivi économique de la région MENA : vers un nouveau contrat social (French)

Whereas the global economy is set for a gradual pick up, economic prospects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) remain flat. Growth in MENA is expected to slow down in 2015 and range between 3.1 and 3.3 percent according to the World Bank and consensus forecasts respectively, and continue on the same path in 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 95650 APR 01, 2015

Devarajan,Shantayanan; Mottaghi,Lili Disclosed

Trust, voice, and incentives : learning from local success stories in service delivery in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This report examines the role of incentives, trust, and engagement as critical determinants of service delivery performance in MENA countries. Focusing on education and health, the report illustrates how the weak external and internal accountability undermines policy implementation and service delivery performance and how such a cycle of poor performance can be counteracted. ... See More +

Publication 95769 APR 01, 2015

Brixi,Hana; Lust,Ellen Marie; Woolcock,Michael Disclosed

Voice and agency : empowering women and girls for shared prosperity (English)

This report on voice and agency, which builds on the 2012 World Development Report, focuses on several areas key to women's empowerment: freedom from violence, control over sexual and reproductive health and rights, ownership and control of land and housing, and voice and collective action. ... See More +

Publication 91161 OCT 01, 2014

Klugman, Jeni; Hanmer, Lucia; Twigg, Sarah; Hasan, Tazeen; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Santamaria, Julieth Disclosed

Engaging youth through community-driven development objectives : experiences, findings, and opportunities (English)

Community-driven development (CDD) is an approach emphasizing local control over planning and an investment resource offers important advantages for engaging young people. ... See More +

Working Paper 90489 JUL 01, 2014

Adam, Sarah G.; Kaori Oshima Disclosed

Gender inclusion strategies in Program Nasional Pemberdayaan Masyarakat (PNPM) (English)

The Program Nasional Pemberdayaan Masyarakat (PNPM) or National Community Empowerment Program is the world’s largest program of its kind with long term goals to reduce poverty by making development planning more inclusive, accountable, and reflective of local needs. ... See More +

Working Paper 96048 FEB 01, 2014

Azarbaijani-Moghaddam, Sippi Disclosed

Voice and agency : empowering women and girls for shared prosperity : Main report (English)

This report on voice and agency, which builds on the 2012 World Development Report, focuses on several areas key to women's empowerment: freedom from violence, control over sexual and reproductive health and rights, ownership and control of land and housing, and voice and collective action. ... See More +

Working Paper 88179 JAN 01, 2014

Klugman, Jeni; Hanmer, Lucia; Twigg, Sarah; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Hasan, Tazeen; Bonilla, Julieth Andrea Santamaria Disclosed

Interventions to prevent or reduce violence against women and girls : a systematic review of reviews (English)

Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) is a pervasive global problem. It is a violation of basic human rights and a drag on development. Much of the research to-date on the topic-including a major recent World Health Organization study to produce global prevalence rates has focused on better understanding the scale and nature of the problem. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 92713 JAN 01, 2014

Arango, Diana J.; Morton, Matthew; Gennari, Floriza; Kiplesund, Sveinung; Ellsberg, Mary Disclosed

Voice and agency : empowering women and girls for shared prosperity (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)

This report on voice and agency, which builds on the 2012 World Development Report, focuses on several areas key to women's empowerment: freedom from violence, control over sexual and reproductive health and rights, ownership and control of land and housing, and voice and collective action. ... See More +

Working Paper 88179 JAN 01, 2014

Klugman, Jeni; Hanmer, Lucia; Twigg, Sarah; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Hasan, Tazeen; Bonilla, Julieth Andrea Santamaria Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Measuring women's agency (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 WPS8148 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring time use in development settings (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 WPS8147 Policy Research Working Paper
In the mind, the household, or the market ? concepts and measurement of women's economic empowerment (English)
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MAY 31, 2017 WPS8079 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Hidden human capital : psychological empowerment and adolescent girls' aspirations in India (English)
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AUG 15, 2016 WPS7792 Policy Research Working Paper
Striving for balance in economics : towards a theory of the social determination of behavior (English)
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JAN 21, 2016 WPS7537 Policy Research Working Paper
Voices assessment of perceived risks facing the Microfinance (MF) sector in the Arab World (English)
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DEC 18, 2015 102193 Working Paper
I'd like you to know (English)
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APR 08, 2015 95594 Working Paper
Violence against women and girls resource guide : disaster risk management brief : Guía de recursos sobre la violencia contra las mujeres y las niñas : nota sectorial de gestión del riesgo de desastres (Spanish)
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APR 01, 2015 92967 Working Paper English
Violence against women and girls resource guide : education sector brief : Guía de recursos sobre la violencia contra las mujeres y las niñas : nota sectorial de educación (Spanish)
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APR 01, 2015 92968 Working Paper English
Towards a new social contract (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95650 Working Paper
Towards a new social contract : MENA economic monitor : towards a new social contract (Arabic)
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APR 01, 2015 95650 Working Paper French, English
Towards a new social contract : Rapport de suivi économique de la région MENA : vers un nouveau contrat social (French)
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APR 01, 2015 95650 Working Paper
Trust, voice, and incentives : learning from local success stories in service delivery in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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APR 01, 2015 95769 Publication
Voice and agency : empowering women and girls for shared prosperity (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91161 Publication
Engaging youth through community-driven development objectives : experiences, findings, and opportunities (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 90489 Working Paper
Gender inclusion strategies in Program Nasional Pemberdayaan Masyarakat (PNPM) (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2014 96048 Working Paper
Voice and agency : empowering women and girls for shared prosperity : Main report (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 88179 Working Paper
Interventions to prevent or reduce violence against women and girls : a systematic review of reviews (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2014 92713 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Voice and agency : empowering women and girls for shared prosperity (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 88179 Working Paper