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June 1995 - present

 

This series of briefs disseminates the findings of work in progress to encourage discussion and exchange of ideas on social development issues.

 

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Bangladesh - Safe migration for Bangladeshi workers (English)

Bangladesh has maintained an impressive track record on growth and development. However, even with a growing economy there is still widespread poverty and underemployment motivating many Bangladeshis to migrate in search of better opportunities. ... See More +

Brief 122943 JAN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Budget and procurement monitoring in Nigeria : a civil society perspective (English)

Can governments be held accountable for spending by citizen organizations? In this issue the author present the experience of two civil society organizations (CSOs) engaged in budget and procurement review and monitoring in Nigeria. ... See More +

Brief 92726 SEP 01, 2014

Zovighian, Diane Disclosed

Open government initiative in Edo State : fostering an ecosystem of collaboration and transparency (English)

This note is intended to briefly describe the World Bank's experience supporting the development and implementation of an open government initiative in Nigeria's Edo State. ... See More +

Brief 88786 MAY 01, 2014

Bujoreanu, Lyudmila; Kaplan, Jeff; McNaughton, Matthew Disclosed

Making mobile feedback programs work : lessons from designing an ICT tool with local communities (English)

Does providing a free text messaging (SMS) reporting tool, which facilitates communication between farmers and the state-level Project Implementation Unit (PIU) overseeing the Fadama III Project, improve the quality of service of the program? ... See More +

Brief 88785 MAY 01, 2014

Lee, Panthea; Schaefer, Merrick Disclosed

Targeting women in a community-driven development project : uncovering gender roles in the FADAMA Agriculture Project in Nigeria. (English)

How does local context affect the targeting and selection of women in community-driven development (CDD) projects? This note explores how local social and economic structures shape the inclusion of female farmers in a CDD agricultural project in Nigeria known as the Fadama project. ... See More +

Brief 88787 MAY 01, 2014

Porter, Raewyn; Zovighian, Diane Disclosed

What have been the impacts of World Bank CDD programs? : operational and research implications (English)

Community driven development (CDD) is an approach that emphasizes community control over planning decisions and investment resources. A rigorous evaluation process helps determine CDD's effectiveness in various settings and highlights areas that need strengthening for second phase programs or new projects. ... See More +

Brief 77234 FEB 01, 2013

Oshima, Kaori Disclosed

Russia - Strengthening access to justice for the poor : empowering vulnerable groups through improved access to the justice system (English)

The Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF), administered by the World Bank, provided a grant aimed at improving accessibility and accountability of the justice system in two of the poorest and most vulnerable regions in Russia, Leningradskaya Oblast, and Perm Krai. ... See More +

Brief 125734 OCT 01, 2012

Disclosed

Gender-inclusive nutrition activities in South Asia (English)

As compared to biological differences, (usually termed 'sex'), gender refers to the 'socially constructed and learned female and male roles, behaviors, and expectations' which translate biological differences between men and women into social norms that define appropriate ac-tivities, rights, resources, and power. ... See More +

Brief 71669 JUL 01, 2012

Sen, Soham Disclosed

Philippines - Renovating urban services and housing for the poor Urban Partnerships for Sustainable Upliftment (UPSURGE) Project (English)

The Republic of the Philippines is an archipelago in South-East Asia with more than 7,000 islands. The Philippines has an average population of 101,833,938 (2011 Index Mundi) and the numbers keep on growing. ... See More +

Brief 125742 JUL 01, 2012

Disclosed

Papua New Guinea - The many benefits of building self-reliance among women in mining and petroleum regions (English)

Brief 125741 FEB 01, 2012

Disclosed

Summary of the online discussion on linking gender, poverty, and environment for sustainable development for the period (May 2 - June 17, 2011) (English)

Gender-poverty-environment links: a focus on the links between gender disparity, poverty and environmental degradation is increasingly recognized as a key strategy for improving the lives of poor women and men. ... See More +

Brief 66555 JAN 01, 2012

Disclosed

Engendering mines in development : a promising approach from Papua New Guinea (English)

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a culturally diverse, environmentally rich country with over five million inhabitants, the majority of whom live on the eastern half of the rugged and mountainous island of New Guinea, the rest scattered among tropical archipelagos in the Bismark and Solomon seas. ... See More +

Brief 67982 JAN 01, 2012

Disclosed

Pathways to development : empowering local women to build a more equitable future in Vietnam (English)

Vietnam's economic emergence is perhaps best experienced along its rural roads: over 175,000 km of pavement, rubble and dirt track extend to two-thirds of the country's population and nearly all of the poorest people, who live among its productive farms, lush forests and meandering river valleys. ... See More +

Brief 67985 JAN 01, 2012

Disclosed

After the Tsunami : women and land reforms in Aceh (English)

On Boxing Day morning, 2004, a 9.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Indian Ocean. The quake unleashed a blast of energy and created a tsunami three stories high. ... See More +

Brief 67986 JAN 01, 2012

Disclosed

Building capacity to make transport work for women and men in Vietnam : gender and transport challenges (English)

Women and men use rural and urban transport for different purposes based on their socially determined roles and responsibilities. Poor rural transport systems limit access to markets, education, and health services for all, but even more so for women and girls. ... See More +

Brief 67980 JAN 01, 2012

Disclosed

Building on tradition as the way to women's empowerment in Cambodia (English)

Approximately eighty percent of Cambodians live in rural areas with limited access to clean and affordable water and energy. Thirty-four percent of the rural population lives below the national poverty line on less than 2,367 riels ($0.60) per day. ... See More +

Brief 67981 JAN 01, 2012

Disclosed

Making women's voices count in natural disaster programs in East Asia and the Pacific (English)

The East Asia region is highly prone to the impacts of natural disasters. Situated in the ring of fire, countries in the region are regularly hit by typhoons, earthquakes, floods, and other events. ... See More +

Brief 67977 JAN 01, 2012

Trohanis, Zoe Elena; Svetlosakova, Zuzana; Carlsson-Rex, Helene Disclosed

Poor rural communities development project gender mainstreaming in China (English)

The Poor Rural Communities Development Project (PRCDP) is a rural development intervention covering some of the poorest communities in Guangxi, Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces in China. ... See More +

Brief 67978 JAN 01, 2012

Disclosed

Success through innovation and negotiations : land acquisition in India (English)

This note highlights the key lessons from four State Highway projects in India (in the states of Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat) and the Rampur Hydroelectric power project in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. ... See More +

Brief 86296 JAN 01, 2012

Naithani, Saurabh Disclosed

India - Building local capacity for pro-poor development in Tamil Nadu (English)

India amended its constitution in the early 1990s to strengthen decentralization and local governance, and all Indian states, including Tamil Nadu, has subsequently reinforced their commitment to decentralization through State Panchayat (village community governance) acts. ... See More +

Brief 58066 NOV 01, 2010

Disclosed

Case study 3 - El Salvador : participation in macroeconomic policy making and reform (English)

1992 was both a year of bitterness and hope. A decade of civil war had devastated the country but left no clear winner or loser; it was time to try peace. ... See More +

Brief 27555 MAR 01, 2003

Empowering the poor through decentralization : Brazil Rural Poverty Alleviation Program (English)

The Rural Poverty Alleviation Program in Northeast Brazil uses an integrated approach to social and economic analysis in tackling poverty at the community level. ... See More +

Brief 27401 MAR 01, 2001

Kathleen Kuehnast

Involuntary resettlement in the Vietnam First Highway Rehabilitation Project (English)

This note reviews the outcomes of the First Highway Rehabilitation Project, and its resettlement and rehabilitation (R&R) activities, with significant involuntary resettlement. ... See More +

Newsletter 21273 SEP 30, 1999

Rapp, Kenn; Agrawal, Pramod

Social assessment helps sharpen sector reforms in Armenia (English)

Armenia's recent experience underscores the value of using social assessment (SA) in social sector reform projects. The Government of Armenia and the World Bank carried out an SA to evaluate the social and institutional feasibility of the government's proposed education and health sector reforms. ... See More +

Brief 18218 MAY 31, 1998

Mexico resource conservation and forest sector review - incorporating social assessment into economic and sector work (English)

The government of Mexico and a World Bank team incorporated social assessment (SA) into their analytical work when carrying out a comprehensive review of the forestry and resource conservation sector. ... See More +

Newsletter 18211 MAY 31, 1996

Pakistan : social assessment demonstrates successes of paricipatory processes (English)

The Department of Education in Pakistan and the World Bank used social assessment (SA) to evaluate an experiment in community participation that promotes girl's education in Balochistan, where the idea of universal education for girls is new and managerial capacity in the government's education system is weak. ... See More +

Newsletter 18212 MAY 31, 1996

Nigeria - Client consultation and institutional analysis of local-level poverty reduction programs (English)

In 1995 a committee of representatives from governmental and nongovernmental agencies and the World Bank undertook an analysis of local-level institutions, including community-based organizations (CBOs), nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and government institutions, to ascertain the effectiveness and appropriateness of poverty reduction programs in meeting the needs of Nigeria's poor. ... See More +

Newsletter 18214 MAY 31, 1996

The demographics of ethnicity : implications for project support in Central Asia (English)

The study on which this dissemination note is based points to the need for awareness of the sensitivities surrounding interethnic relations in the Central Asian countries in future World Bank operations in the region. ... See More +

Newsletter 18197 AUG 31, 1995

Youssef, Nadia H.

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Bangladesh - Safe migration for Bangladeshi workers (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122943 Brief
Budget and procurement monitoring in Nigeria : a civil society perspective (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 92726 Brief
Open government initiative in Edo State : fostering an ecosystem of collaboration and transparency (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88786 Brief
Making mobile feedback programs work : lessons from designing an ICT tool with local communities (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2014 88785 Brief
Targeting women in a community-driven development project : uncovering gender roles in the FADAMA Agriculture Project in Nigeria. (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2014 88787 Brief
What have been the impacts of World Bank CDD programs? : operational and research implications (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 77234 Brief
Russia - Strengthening access to justice for the poor : empowering vulnerable groups through improved access to the justice system (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 125734 Brief
Gender-inclusive nutrition activities in South Asia (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 71669 Brief
Philippines - Renovating urban services and housing for the poor Urban Partnerships for Sustainable Upliftment (UPSURGE) Project (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2012 125742 Brief
Papua New Guinea - The many benefits of building self-reliance among women in mining and petroleum regions (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2012 125741 Brief
Summary of the online discussion on linking gender, poverty, and environment for sustainable development for the period (May 2 - June 17, 2011) (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2012 66555 Brief
Engendering mines in development : a promising approach from Papua New Guinea (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2012 67982 Brief
Pathways to development : empowering local women to build a more equitable future in Vietnam (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2012 67985 Brief
After the Tsunami : women and land reforms in Aceh (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2012 67986 Brief
Building capacity to make transport work for women and men in Vietnam : gender and transport challenges (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2012 67980 Brief
Building on tradition as the way to women's empowerment in Cambodia (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2012 67981 Brief
Making women's voices count in natural disaster programs in East Asia and the Pacific (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2012 67977 Brief
Poor rural communities development project gender mainstreaming in China (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2012 67978 Brief
Success through innovation and negotiations : land acquisition in India (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2012 86296 Brief
India - Building local capacity for pro-poor development in Tamil Nadu (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2010 58066 Brief
Case study 3 - El Salvador : participation in macroeconomic policy making and reform (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2003 27555 Brief
Empowering the poor through decentralization : Brazil Rural Poverty Alleviation Program (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2001 27401 Brief
Involuntary resettlement in the Vietnam First Highway Rehabilitation Project (English)
See More +
SEP 30, 1999 21273 Newsletter
Social assessment helps sharpen sector reforms in Armenia (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 1998 18218 Brief
Mexico resource conservation and forest sector review - incorporating social assessment into economic and sector work (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 1996 18211 Newsletter
Pakistan : social assessment demonstrates successes of paricipatory processes (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 1996 18212 Newsletter
Nigeria - Client consultation and institutional analysis of local-level poverty reduction programs (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 1996 18214 Newsletter
The demographics of ethnicity : implications for project support in Central Asia (English)
See More +
AUG 31, 1995 18197 Newsletter