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Health, Nutrition, and Population (HNP) discussion papers

July 1996 - present

 

This series is produced by the Health, Nutrition, and Population Family (HNP) of the World Bank's Human Development Network. The papers in this series aim to provide a vehicle for publishing preliminary results on HNP topics to encourage discussion and debate and to improve outcomes for the poor and protect vulnerable populations against the impoverishing effects of illness. Best practice examples of both global and regional relevance are presented through thematic reviews, analytical work, and case studies.

 

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Investing in Adolescent Girls’ Nutrition in Bangladesh Situation Analysis of Trends and Ways Forward (English)

Adolescents are among the age groups most vulnerable to malnutrition and their situation requires priority attention. However, information on adolescent nutrition in Bangladesh is limited. ... See More +

Report 140971 AUG 21, 2019

Hyder,Ziauddin; Khan,Akib; Adams, Alayne M.; Ahmed, Nizam Uddin; Bente Kamal, Samiun Nazrin; Sutradhar, Ipsita; Hassan, Tanvir; Hossain, Mokbul; Khondker, Rudaba; Mridha, Malay Kanti; Mustaphi, Piyali; Chowdhury, Ireen A Disclosed

Use of Unique Health Identifiers in Universal Health Coverage Programs for Health Insurance Schemes (English)

Working Paper 142303 AUG 01, 2019

Dharwadker,Sanjay; Mills,Samuel Lantei Disclosed

Korean Resident Registration System for Universal Health Coverage (English)

This paper is a comprehensive case study on how the Korean civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system facilitates achievement of universal health coverage (UHC) in the Republic of Korea. ... See More +

Working Paper 142530 AUG 01, 2019

Kang,Minah; Bae,Green; Kim,Heeun; Hong,Seung Yeon; Mills,Samuel Lantei Disclosed

Thai Civil Registration and Vital Statistics and Unique Identification Number Systems for Universal Health Coverage : A Case Study (English)

The Thai civil registration (CR) system was established two centuries ago. Over the past four decades, the system has changed from a manual, paper-based registration system to a centralized, electronic, online system. ... See More +

Working Paper 142532 AUG 01, 2019

Pannarunothai,Supasit; Kijsanayotin, Boonchai; Mills,Samuel Lantei Disclosed

Gabon Civil Registration and Vital Statistics and Unique Identification Number Systems for Universal Health Coverage : A Case Study (English)

Gabon’s national health insurance program (Caisse National d’Assurance Maladie et de Garantie Sociale [CNAMGS]) coupled with medical coverage financing for the poorest has helped advance achievement of universal health coverage. ... See More +

Working Paper 142533 AUG 01, 2019

Sahli-Majira,Karine; Haazen,Dominic S.; Togonou,Mahussi Hippolyte; Rassekh,Bahie Mary; Mills,Samuel Lantei Disclosed

Options for Digital Birth Certificates (English)

Birth certificates are the cornerstone for establishing legal identity around the world. Despite their importance, birth certificates are frequently simple, handwritten paper documents or computerized printouts, submitted with little attention to security. ... See More +

Working Paper 142535 AUG 01, 2019

Dharwadker,Sanjay; Mills,Samuel Lantei Disclosed

Achieving Health Outcomes in Colombia : Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System, Unique Personal Identification Number, and Unified Beneficiary Registry System for Births and Deaths (English)

This case study on Colombia describes how the civil registration and national identification system and the health information system have facilitated progress toward universal health coverage. ... See More +

Working Paper 142548 AUG 01, 2019

Roa,Juan Pablo Toro; Iunes,Roberto F.; Mills,Samuel Lantei Disclosed

Slovenian Civil Registration and Unique Identification Number System for Universal Health Coverage : A Case Study (English)

A health protection system based on social health insurance has had a long tradition in Slovenia. Several forms of health insurance schemes were implemented from 1896 until 1992, when health care reform legislation was passed, establishing compulsory health insurance (CHI). ... See More +

Working Paper 142547 AUG 01, 2019

Zorko Kodelja,Martina; Mills,Samuel Lantei Disclosed

Endline Assessment : Improving Birth Registration Using the Existing Community Structures and Immunization Processes (English)

This report summarizes key findings from the endline assessment of the pilot project, Improving Birth Registration Using Existing Community Structures and Immunization Processes. ... See More +

Working Paper 138411 JUN 01, 2019

Hailemariam, Getahun Disclosed

Diagnostic Study of Public Financial Management : To Strengthen Health Financing and Service Delivery in Bangladesh (English)

Robust public financial management (PFM) systems are crucial to ensure the efficacy and integrity of public health spending, thereby contributing to improved service coverage and financial protection, as required for achieving universal health coverage. ... See More +

Working Paper 137120 APR 01, 2019

Ahmed,Shakil - GHN19; Begum,Tahmina; Smith,Owen K. Disclosed

Determinants of Reductions in Childhood Stunting n Malawi's Community-based Nutrition Programs (English)

Childhood malnutrition is still a public health concern in Malawi. Since 2013 the government of Malawi (GoM) has been implementing a large-scale multisectoral nutrition program, which expanded to all districts of the country with the World Bank Group and other donor funding. ... See More +

Working Paper 140797 APR 01, 2019

Osendarp,Saskia Josepha Maria; Shilpi,Forhad J.; Gondwe,Timothy; Pangapanga-Phiri,Innocent; Kalimbira,Alexander; Mtimuni,Beatrice; Kafere,Deusdedit; Chuitsi,Gabriella; Phiri,Felix; Hyder,Ziauddin Disclosed

Managing tuberculosis and occupational health in the mining sector in Southern Africa : A compendium of knowledge : Managing tuberculosis and occupational health in the mining sector in Southern Africa (English)

Given the magnitude and the complexity of factors associated with tuberculosis (TB) in the mining sector in southern Africa, no sector or actor is solely equipped to effectively tackle the issue. ... See More +

127864 JUN 01, 2018

Osewe,Patrick Lumumba; Nkrumah,Yvonne Disclosed

Supporting the National Action Plan on Nutrition (English)

In January 2016 the Government of Bangladesh requested technical assistance from the World Bank and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to estimate the cost of implementing nutrition actions considered for the inclusion in the country’s Second National Plan of Action for Nutrition (NPAN2) and to assist with the prioritization of scale up of the nutrition action over the coming 10 years. ... See More +

Working Paper 126289 APR 01, 2018

Shekar,Meera; Mehta,Michelle Ashwin; Kakietek,Jakub Jan; Provo,Anne Marie; Sharmin,Farhana Disclosed

Social inclusion : what does it mean for health policy and practice? (English)

This paper applies the tenets of social inclusion to health policy and practice, arguing that achieving the goal of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) will be impossible without considering social and economic inclusion. ... See More +

Working Paper 121584 NOV 01, 2017

Evans,Timothy Grant; Palu,Toomas; Wilson,David; Das,Maitreyi Bordia Disclosed

Maternal and child health : the World Bank Group's response to sutainable development goal 3 : Target 3.1 and 3.2 (English)

The aim of this paper is to explore the advances made in maternal and child health (MCH) over the past 25 years, analyzing World Bank Group (WBG) operational investments in MCH, as countries shift their focus to the sustainable development goals (SDGs). ... See More +

Working Paper 121500 SEP 01, 2017

Quinlan-Davidson,Meaghen Bridget Anne; Gordillo-Tobar,Amparo Elena; Mills,Samuel Lantei Disclosed

Awareness of health insurance benefits in the Philippines : what do people know and how? (English)

In recent years, the Philippines has seen a rapid expansion of health insurance coverage, especially among the poor. In particular, the implementation of the 2012 Sin Tax Law, which increased tobacco and alcohol excise tax and earmarked most of the incremental revenues for PhilHealth premium subsidies for indigent households, contributed to an increase in the number of families receiving government-subsidized health insurance from 5.2 million to 15.3 million poor families and senior citizens between 2012 and 2015. ... See More +

Working Paper 116646 MAR 01, 2017

Bredenkamp,Caryn; Capuno,Joseph; Kraft,Aleli; Poco,Louis; Quimbo,Stella; Antonio Tan, Jr.,Carlos Disclosed

Expansion of health insurance in the Philippines : evidence from panel data (English)

In December 2012, the government of the Philippines passed the Sin Tax Law (RA 10351) which restructured and raised tobacco and alcohol taxes, while earmarking 85 percent of the incremental revenues for health. ... See More +

Working Paper 116647 MAR 01, 2017

Bredenkamp,Caryn; Capuno,Joseph; Kraft,Aleli; Poco,Louis; Quimbo,Stella; Antonio Tan, Jr. Carlos Disclosed

Optimization of investments for response to HIV in Peru : Optimización de las inversiones para la respuesta al VIH en Perú (Spanish)

El objetivo del estudio es analizar alternativas de asignación de recursos que logren maximizar resultados de salud, así como estimar el costo de algunas de las metas planteadas en el Plan Estratégico Multianual VIH de Perú. ... See More +

Working Paper 126752 JAN 01, 2017

Prieto,Lorena; Montañez,Vilma; Petravic,Janka; Reporter,Iyanoosh; Medici,Andre C.; Lavadenz,Fernando; Stuart, Robyn M.; Wilson, David P. Disclosed

Scaling Up Nutrition in Guinea-Bissau : What Will it Cost? : Scaling up nutrition in Guinea-Bissau : what will it cost? (English)

This paper builds on global experience and Guinea-Bissau's specific context to identify an effective nutrition approach along with costs and benefits of key nutrition interventions. ... See More +

Working Paper 113817 JAN 01, 2017

Kakietek,Jakub Jan; Castro Henriques,Antonio Maria; Schultz,Linda Brooke; Mehta,Michelle Ashwin; Eberwein, Julia Dayton; Akuoku,Jonathan Kweku; Moreira, Ivone Menezes; Balde, Fanceni Henriques; Araujo,Edson Correia; Shekar,Meera Disclosed

Scaling Up Nutrition in Guinea-Bissau : What Will it Cost? (Portuguese)

This paper builds on global experience and Guinea-Bissau's specific context to identify an effective nutrition approach along with costs and benefits of key nutrition interventions. ... See More +

Working Paper 113817 JAN 01, 2017

Kakietek,Jakub Jan; Castro Henriques,Antonio Maria; Mehta,Michelle Ashwin; Eberwein,Julia Dayton; Akuoku,Jonathan Kweku; Moreira,Ivone Menezes; Balde,Fanceni Henriques; Araujo,Edson Correia; Shekar,Meera English Disclosed

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Investing in Adolescent Girls’ Nutrition in Bangladesh Situation Analysis of Trends and Ways Forward (English)
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AUG 21, 2019 140971 Report
Use of Unique Health Identifiers in Universal Health Coverage Programs for Health Insurance Schemes (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 142303 Working Paper
Korean Resident Registration System for Universal Health Coverage (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 142530 Working Paper
Thai Civil Registration and Vital Statistics and Unique Identification Number Systems for Universal Health Coverage : A Case Study (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 142532 Working Paper
Gabon Civil Registration and Vital Statistics and Unique Identification Number Systems for Universal Health Coverage : A Case Study (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 142533 Working Paper
Options for Digital Birth Certificates (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 142535 Working Paper
Achieving Health Outcomes in Colombia : Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System, Unique Personal Identification Number, and Unified Beneficiary Registry System for Births and Deaths (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 142548 Working Paper
Slovenian Civil Registration and Unique Identification Number System for Universal Health Coverage : A Case Study (English)
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AUG 01, 2019 142547 Working Paper
Endline Assessment : Improving Birth Registration Using the Existing Community Structures and Immunization Processes (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 138411 Working Paper
Diagnostic Study of Public Financial Management : To Strengthen Health Financing and Service Delivery in Bangladesh (English)
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APR 01, 2019 137120 Working Paper
Determinants of Reductions in Childhood Stunting n Malawi's Community-based Nutrition Programs (English)
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APR 01, 2019 140797 Working Paper
Managing tuberculosis and occupational health in the mining sector in Southern Africa : A compendium of knowledge : Managing tuberculosis and occupational health in the mining sector in Southern Africa (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127864
Supporting the National Action Plan on Nutrition (English)
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APR 01, 2018 126289 Working Paper
Social inclusion : what does it mean for health policy and practice? (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121584 Working Paper
Maternal and child health : the World Bank Group's response to sutainable development goal 3 : Target 3.1 and 3.2 (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 121500 Working Paper
Awareness of health insurance benefits in the Philippines : what do people know and how? (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 116646 Working Paper
Expansion of health insurance in the Philippines : evidence from panel data (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 116647 Working Paper
Optimization of investments for response to HIV in Peru : Optimización de las inversiones para la respuesta al VIH en Perú (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2017 126752 Working Paper
Scaling Up Nutrition in Guinea-Bissau : What Will it Cost? : Scaling up nutrition in Guinea-Bissau : what will it cost? (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113817 Working Paper
Scaling Up Nutrition in Guinea-Bissau : What Will it Cost? (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 2017 113817 Working Paper English