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Does longer compulsory education equalize schooling by gender and rural/urban residence ? (English)

This study examines the effects of the extension of compulsory schooling from 5 to 8 years in Turkey in 1997—which involved substantial investment in school infrastructure—on schooling outcomes and, in particular, on the equality of these outcomes between men and women, and urban and rural residents using the Turkish Demographic and Health Surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7377 JUL 24, 2015

Kırdar,Murat G.; Dayıoğlu,Meltem; Koç,İsmet

Do performance agreements help improve service delivery ? the experience of Brazilian states (English)

A growing number of states and municipalities in Brazil rely on results-based management, and many other local and state governments are considering adopting the practice. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7375 JUL 22, 2015

Vinuela,Lorena; Zoratto,Laura De Castro

Performance-based financing toolkit : Manual de pago por desempeño (Spanish,English)

This toolkit addresses the questions what and why, while focusing on the answer to how it can be done. The toolkit is pervaded by answers to the first question, while explaining the how to: the process, the planning, the design, and the implementation of performance-based financing (PBF) schemes. ... See More +

Publication 85412 JUL 21, 2015

Bredenkamp,Caryn; Fritsche,Gyorgy Bela; Meessen,Bruno; Ndizeye,Cedric; Soeters,Robert Anthony; Heteren,Godelieve Van

The impact of expanding access to early childhood services in rural Indonesia : evidence from two cohorts of children (English)

This paper uses three waves of longitudinal data to examine the impact of expanding access to preschool services in rural areas of Indonesia on two cohorts of children. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7372 JUL 21, 2015

Brinkman,Sally Anne; Hasan,Amer; Jung,Haeil; Kinnell,Angela; Pradhan,Menno Prasad

Sustainability and poverty alleviation : Confronting environmental threats in Sindh, Pakistan (English)

Sindhs environmental and climate change problems call for urgent responses. A number of feasible interventions could be carried out to address the categories of environmental degradation that have the highest impacts on Sindhs population. ... See More +

Publication 98133 JUL 15, 2015

Sanchez-Triana,Ernesto; Enriquez,Santiago; Larsen,Bjjorn; Webster,Peter; Afzal,Javaid

Asymmetric information about migrant earnings and remittance flows (English)

This paper examine asymmetric information about migrant earnings and its implications for remittance behavior using a sample of Indian households with husbands working overseas in Qatar. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7368 JUL 15, 2015

Seshan,Ganesh Kumar; Zubrickas,Robertas

Deliberation and development : Rethinking the role of voice and collective action in unequal societies (English)

This book brings together two fields that rarely converse with one another: deliberative democracy and development studies. The study of deliberation— which explores normative and practical questions around group-based decision making via discussion or debate, particularly as analternate or supplement to voting or bargaining—has emerged as a critical part of the debate on democracy over the last two decades. ... See More +

Publication 98134 JUL 13, 2015

Heller, Patrick [editor]; Rao,Vijayendra

The next wave of deaths from Ebola ? the impact of health care worker mortality (English)

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa has put a huge strain on already weak health systems. Ebola deaths have been disproportionately concentrated among health care workers, exacerbating existing skill shortages in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in a way that will negatively affect the health of the populations even after Ebola has been eliminated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7344 JUL 08, 2015

Evans,David; Goldstein,Markus P.; Popova,Anna

Thirty years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Argentina : an assessment of the national health response (English)

This study analyzes the national and inter-provincial burden of disease, the demographics of new HIV cases, the demand and supply-sides of service delivery, and conducts a cost-benefit analysis of the National HIV/AIDS Program over the last decade. ... See More +

Publication 97933 JUL 08, 2015

Lavadenz,Fernando; Pantanali,Carla; Zeballos Veraloza,Maria Eliana

Parenting education in Indonesia : Review and recommendations to strengthen programs and systems (English)

In an effort to better understand and improve parenting education, the government of Indonesia commissioned a review of its existing programs to discover which programs have been implemented with which types of families and whether they are working to improve parents’ knowledge and behaviors or child outcomes. ... See More +

Publication 97936 JUL 08, 2015

Tomlinson, Heather Biggar; Andina,Syifa

World Bank support to early childhood development : an independent evaluation (English)

The sustained benefits of early childhood interventions are well established in developed countries. Early development plays a major role in subsequent school performance, health, socialization, and future earnings. ... See More +

Sector or Thematic Evaluation 97851 JUL 08, 2015

Serbia - Flood Emergency Recovery Project : environmental assessment (English)

The objective of the Floods Emergency and Recovery Project (FERP) is to help restore power system capability to reliably meet domestic demand, protect livelihoods of farmers in flood affected areas, protect people and assets from floods and improve the Republic of Serbia capacity to respond effectively to disasters. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1212 JUL 08, 2015

Serrano,Rozena

India - North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 8) : Environmental and social policy and procedures framework for Mizoram (English)

The objectives of the North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project for India will be to improve the availability and reliability of electricity supply through expansion and reinforcement of power systems in the participating states in the North Eastern Region. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1010 JUL 08, 2015

Rohit

Nepal - Second HNP and HIV/AIDS Project : restructuring (English)

Project Paper RES19304 JUL 07, 2015

Folger,Phoebe M. Eligible for Disclosure

The experience of cash transfers in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)

Cash is an appropriate instrument to provide assistance to poor and vulnerable households in most contexts in Myanmar. Cash transfers (CTs) have the potential to help poor and vulnerable householdsmeet basic needs and encourage investments in human capital accumulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 97957 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

Inventory of social protection programs in Myanmar (English)

Myanmar’s spending on and coverage of social protection programs is low. Developing the building blocks of a social protection system needs to be a gradual process based on strengtheninginstitutional capacity and ensuring fiscal sustainability. ... See More +

Working Paper 97954 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

Risks and vulnerabilities along the life cycle : Role for social protection in Myanmar (English)

Myanmar is a country in transition with great regional diversity. It is still a relatively young country with the highest share of its population at active working age. ... See More +

Working Paper 97951 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva

Building resilience, equity and opportunity in Myanmar : The role of social protection - overview (English)

Myanmar is a country in transition and faces the following main challenges: a) reducing the incidence of poverty and improving human development outcomes, particularly for the poor and vulnerable; and b) addressing the insecurity of incomes and developing mechanisms to reduce exposure to risks and ability to cope with ill-health, disasters, and other shocks. ... See More +

Working Paper 97949 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva

Cambodia - Second Health Sector Support Program Project : third additional financing : environmental management plan (English)

The development objective of the Second Health Sector Support Program Project for Cambodia is to support the implementation of the governments health strategic plan 2008-2015 in order to improve health outcomes through strengthening institutional capacity and mechanisms by which the government and program partners can achieve more effective and efficient sector performance. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1206 JUL 06, 2015

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Does longer compulsory education equalize schooling by gender and rural/urban residence ? (English)
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JUL 24, 2015 WPS7377 Policy Research Working Paper
Do performance agreements help improve service delivery ? the experience of Brazilian states (English)
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JUL 22, 2015 WPS7375 Policy Research Working Paper
Pakistan - Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) Emergency Recovery Project : environmental plan : Environmental and social management plan (English)
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JUL 22, 2015 SFG1233 Environmental Action Plan
Performance-based financing toolkit : Manual de pago por desempeño (Spanish,English)
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JUL 21, 2015 85412 Publication
The impact of expanding access to early childhood services in rural Indonesia : evidence from two cohorts of children (English)
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JUL 21, 2015 WPS7372 Policy Research Working Paper
Sustainability and poverty alleviation : Confronting environmental threats in Sindh, Pakistan (English)
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JUL 15, 2015 98133 Publication
Asymmetric information about migrant earnings and remittance flows (English)
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JUL 15, 2015 WPS7368 Policy Research Working Paper
Deliberation and development : Rethinking the role of voice and collective action in unequal societies (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 98134 Publication
The next wave of deaths from Ebola ? the impact of health care worker mortality (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 WPS7344 Policy Research Working Paper
Thirty years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Argentina : an assessment of the national health response (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 97933 Publication
Parenting education in Indonesia : Review and recommendations to strengthen programs and systems (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 97936 Publication
World Bank support to early childhood development : an independent evaluation (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 97851 Sector or Thematic Evaluation
Serbia - Flood Emergency Recovery Project : environmental assessment (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 SFG1212 Environmental Assessment
India - North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 8) : Environmental and social policy and procedures framework for Mizoram (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 SFG1010 Environmental Assessment
Nepal - Second HNP and HIV/AIDS Project : restructuring (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 RES19304 Project Paper
The experience of cash transfers in Myanmar : Lessons from a social protection and poverty reduction perspective (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97957 Working Paper
Inventory of social protection programs in Myanmar (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97954 Working Paper
Risks and vulnerabilities along the life cycle : Role for social protection in Myanmar (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97951 Working Paper
Building resilience, equity and opportunity in Myanmar : The role of social protection - overview (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97949 Working Paper
Cambodia - Second Health Sector Support Program Project : third additional financing : environmental management plan (English)
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JUL 06, 2015 SFG1206 Environmental Assessment