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From Evidence to Policy

September 2010 - present

 

This note series covers lessons on learning what works and highlights studies that evaluate the impact of programs in the critical areas of human development, such as health, education, social protection, water and sanitation and labor. From how to best supply rural health clinics with drugs to what helps students do better in school, World Bank-supported impact evaluations provide governments and development experts with the information they need to use resources most effectively. As impact evaluations increasingly become more important to policymakers, this series offers a non-technical review of the many innovations the Human Development Network is supporting, and the growing number of rigorous studies analyzing the impacts of those innovations.

 

The note series is managed by SIEF, which receives generous funding from the British government's Department for International Development.

 

 

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Bulgaria : Does making early education free benefit disadvantaged children? (English)

Giving children access to quality early education can help prepare them for primary school by strengthening their physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development. ... See More +

Brief 124657 MAR 01, 2018

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Pakistan: Can private schools catering to the poor increase access and improve learning? (English)

Educating children is a priority across the world, but low-income countries can face enormous challenges. Schools are often overcrowded and in disrepair. ... See More +

Brief 124813 FEB 01, 2018

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Brazil - Can providing teachers with feedback and coaching improve learning? (English)

Improving the classroom effectiveness of teachers is a key part of improving student learning. How to get this right is a core challenge for education systems. ... See More +

Working Paper 123175 JAN 01, 2018

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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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Niger : Can cash and behavioral change programs improve child development? (English)

The first 1,000 days of a child's life are critical to healthy development. In poor countries, governments and international development groups are trying to design programs to give families, particularly mothers, the knowledge and services they need so that babies and young children get the healthcare, nutritious foods, and stimulation necessary for the best possible start in life. ... See More +

Brief 120131 SEP 01, 2017

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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

Pakistan - Does sharing test scores with parents improve student learning? (English)

In Pakistan, researchers sought to measure the impact of providing families with information about their child’s test scores and about the test scores in the other schools of the village. ... See More +

Brief 110997 DEC 01, 2016

Burke,Laura Erin; Marcus,Aliza Disclosed

Can entrepreneurship education improve work opportunities for college graduates? (English)

In Tunisia, the World Bank worked with the government to evaluate a program designed to provide university students entrepreneurship education and assistance in developing a business plan. ... See More +

Brief 108185 SEP 01, 2016

French Disclosed

Can entrepreneurship education improve work opportunities for college graduates? (French)

In Tunisia, the World Bank worked with the government to evaluate a program designed to provide university students entrepreneurship education and assistance in developing a business plan. ... See More +

Brief 108185 SEP 01, 2016

English Disclosed

Indonesia - Can community preschools improve poor children’s development? (English)

In Indonesia, researchers evaluated a project to expand access to early childhood services in the country’s poorest areas by giving communities grants for preschools and providing teacher training and facilitators to encourage use of services. ... See More +

Brief 105171 MAR 01, 2016

Marcus,Aliza Disclosed

India - Do kids in private schools learn more? (English)

Primary school education is a basic building block for children’s development, preparing them for success later in life. But in many countries, poor children often don’t finish school even if it’s available to them. ... See More +

Brief 105178 MAR 01, 2016

Marcus,Aliza Disclosed

Senegal - Do hygiene and handwashing make for better brain development? (English)

Poor hygiene is a particular problem when it comes to children because they are more susceptible to diarrhea and repeated or severe episodes can harm their health and development. ... See More +

Brief 104787 MAR 01, 2016

Marcus,Aliza; Berman,Daphna Disclosed

Kenya - Can the private sector help train youth for jobs? (English)

The World Bank is committed to working with governments to give everyone the ability to lead productive and healthy lives and getting youth ready for and in jobs is part of this. ... See More +

Brief 103114 FEB 01, 2016

Disclosed

Tanzania - Do campaigns to get people to wash hands and use (improved) toilets work? (English)

The World Bank is committed to providing opportunities for healthy child development, and ensuring safe sanitation and good hygiene is critical to achieving that. ... See More +

Brief 104142 FEB 01, 2016

Marcus,Aliza; Berman,Daphna Disclosed

What’s so hard about improving access to water and sanitation? (English)

Globally, some 630 million people lack access to safe drinking water and some 2.4 billion people—about one third of the world’s population, do not have access to a toilet. ... See More +

Brief 104143 FEB 01, 2016

Marcus,Aliza; Berman,Daphna Disclosed

Haiti - Can smartphones make schools better? (English)

Haiti has made substantial improvements in educational access over the last decade and 90 percent of children of primary school age now are enrolled in school. ... See More +

Brief 102710 DEC 01, 2015

Disclosed

Haiti - Can smartphones make schools better? : Haïti - Les smartphone peuvent-ils améliorer les écoles? (French)

Haiti has made substantial improvements in educational access over the last decade and 90 percent of children of primary school age now are enrolled in school. ... See More +

Brief 102710 DEC 01, 2015

English Disclosed

Argentina - Can short term incentives change long term behavior? : Argentina - Pueden los incentivos de corto plazo cambiar el comportamiento en el largo plazo? (Spanish)

After an economic crisis in Argentina in 2001 plunged millions of people there into poverty and worsened health outcomes, especially for women and children, the government crafted a new, national plan for a provincial health insurance program for the poor. ... See More +

Brief 100060 SEP 01, 2015

Celhay,Pablo A.; Gertler,Paul J.; Giovagnoli,Paula; Vermeersch,Christel M. J. Disclosed

Uganda - Does information matter? (English)

Uganda has made important progress toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals, including halving its poverty rate to around 20 percent from more than 50 percent in the early 1990s. ... See More +

Brief 101159 SEP 01, 2015

Marcus,Aliza Disclosed

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Bulgaria : Does making early education free benefit disadvantaged children? (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 124657 Brief
Pakistan: Can private schools catering to the poor increase access and improve learning? (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 124813 Brief
Brazil - Can providing teachers with feedback and coaching improve learning? (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 123175 Working Paper
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
Niger : Can cash and behavioral change programs improve child development? (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120131 Brief
Nepal - Can information and cash improve children's development (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117762 Brief
Pakistan - Does sharing test scores with parents improve student learning? (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 110997 Brief
Can entrepreneurship education improve work opportunities for college graduates? (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 108185 Brief French
Can entrepreneurship education improve work opportunities for college graduates? (French)
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SEP 01, 2016 108185 Brief English
Indonesia - Can community preschools improve poor children’s development? (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 105171 Brief
India - Do kids in private schools learn more? (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 105178 Brief
Senegal - Do hygiene and handwashing make for better brain development? (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 104787 Brief
Kenya - Can the private sector help train youth for jobs? (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103114 Brief
Tanzania - Do campaigns to get people to wash hands and use (improved) toilets work? (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 104142 Brief
What’s so hard about improving access to water and sanitation? (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 104143 Brief
Haiti - Can smartphones make schools better? (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 102710 Brief
Haiti - Can smartphones make schools better? : Haïti - Les smartphone peuvent-ils améliorer les écoles? (French)
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DEC 01, 2015 102710 Brief English
Argentina - Can short term incentives change long term behavior? : Argentina - Pueden los incentivos de corto plazo cambiar el comportamiento en el largo plazo? (Spanish)
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SEP 01, 2015 100060 Brief
Uganda - Does information matter? (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 101159 Brief