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Prepared to learn : how school health and school feeding policies help student learn (English)

Healthy children are better able than sick or malnourished children to go to school and learn. Developed and developing countries are increasingly concerned about how children’s health impacts their school attendance, learning, and development. ... See More +

Brief 93788 SEP 01, 12014

Chiting Louie, Michelle

The economic impact of Ebola on sub-Saharan Africa : updated estimates for 2015 (English)

The most severe impact of the Ebola epidemic, which began in Guinea in December 2013 and quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, has been in lost human lives and suffering. ... See More +

Working Paper 93721 JAN 20, 2015

Thomas, Mark Roland; Smith, Gregory; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Evans, David; Maliszewska, Maryla; Cruz, Marcio; Himelein, Kristen; Over, Mead

Azerbaijan - Second Education Sector Development Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 93514 JAN 06, 2015

Born with a silver spoon : inequality in educational achievement across the world (English)

This paper assesses inequality of opportunity in educational achievement using the Human Opportunity Index methodology on data from the Programme for International Student Assessment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7152 JAN 01, 2015

Balcazar, Carlos Felipe; Narayan, Ambar; Tiwari, Sailesh

Local budget transparency and participation : evidence from the Kyrgyz Republic (English)

The paper investigates determinants of civic participation in local budget processes in rural areas in the Kyrgyz Republic by using data from the Life in Kyrgyzstan survey, conducted in 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7154 JAN 01, 2015

Esenaliev, Damir; Gregory Kisunko; Kisunko, Gregory

Papua New Guinea - Inclusive development in post-conflict Bougainville : supporting and strengthening the participation of women in Bougainville's development processes (English)

Located at the eastern-most point of the New Guinea islands, Bougainville comprises two large and many smaller islands. It has a population of approximately 200,000 and over a dozen different languages. ... See More +

Brief 93517 JAN 01, 2015

Johnson, Erik

Papua New Guinea - Social economic empowerment for women in mining and petroleum areas : improving livelihoods in extractives communities (English)

The extractive industries sector has been vital to the local economy of Papua New Guinea for over 20 years. Extractives have contributed substantially to government revenues but also face challenging social issues and significant environmental impacts in many areas. ... See More +

Brief 93519 JAN 01, 2015

Heller, Katherine C.

Papua New Guinea Urban Youth Employment Project (UYEP) (English)

The main objective of the UYEP is to provide disadvantaged urban youth between the ages of 16 and 35 in the National Capital District (NCD) with income from temporary employment opportunities, and to increase their employability. ... See More +

Brief 93491 JAN 01, 2015

Sultan, Sonya

Public sector size and performance management : a case-study of post-revolution Tunisia (English)

This paper examines public sector size and performance management in post-revolution Tunisia, drawing on macro-empirical, legal, and qualitative analyses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7159 JAN 01, 2015

Brockmeyer, Anne; Khatrouch, Maha; Raballand, Gael

Papua New Guinea Reading Education Project (English)

Access to resources is low across the elementary and primary school systems in Papua New Guinea. The National Department of Education (NODE) is keenly aware that enrollment in primary and elementary school provide little value unless equal priority is given to improving teaching and learning. ... See More +

Brief 93494 JAN 01, 2015

Vu, Binh Thanh; Baine, Mordecai

Papua New Guinea Rural Communications Project (English)

More than 80 percent of Papua New Guinea's population lives in rural areas. Most of these people depend on subsistence activities such as smallholder farming and fishing as well as alluvial mining and betel nut sales for their livelihoods. ... See More +

Brief 93495 JAN 01, 2015

Beschorner, Natasha

The rise in education attainment in MENA in comparative perspective (English)

While education stocks (measured as the number of years of schooling attained per person over age 15) have risen significantly in all regions, they have risen the fastest in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. ... See More +

Brief 93706 JAN 01, 2015

Iqbal, Farrukh

Can skills training increase employment for young women? : the case of Liberia (English)

This paper summarizes rigorous impact evaluation results from the Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls Project (EPAG) in Liberia and presents long-term project results gathered in an end-line survey. ... See More +

Brief 90069 JAN 01, 2015

The skills road : skills for employability in Uzbekistan (Russian)

This report addresses a fundamental question facing policymakers in Uzbekistan: are worker skills hindering employment outcomes? The main finding of the report is that, indeed, worker skills gaps are hindering employment outcomes in Uzbekistan. ... See More +

Working Paper 91010 JAN 01, 2015

Ajwad, Mohamed Ihsan; Abdulloev, Ilhom; Audy, Robin; Hut, Stefan; Laat, Joost de; Kheyfets, Igor; Larrison, Jennica; Nikoloski, Zlatko; Torracchi, Federico English

Broken gears : the value added of higher education on teachers' academic achievement (English)

Good teachers are essential for high-quality educational systems. However, little is known about teachers' skills formation during college. By combining two standardized tests for Colombian students, one taken at the end of senior year in high school and the other when students are near graduation from college, this paper documents the extent to which education majors relatively improve or deteriorate their skills in quantitative reasoning, native language, and foreign language, in comparison to students in other programs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7168 JAN 01, 2015

Balcazar, Carlos Felipe; Nopo, Hugo

Increasing access by waiving tuition : evidence from Haiti (English)

Despite impressive gains in increasing access to school over the past 20 years, an estimated 57 million children worldwide do not go to school. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7175 JAN 01, 2015

Adelman, Melissa A.; Holland, Peter A.

Honduras - Social Protection Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 3) : Plan para los Pueblos Indígenas y Afrohondurenos (PPIAH) en el marco del programa Presidencial bono vida mejor (Spanish)

The objective of the Social Protection Project for Honduras will support the Government's objective of building an improved social protection system mainly by improving institutional capacity for designing and implementing a Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP429 DEC 30, 2014

Nepal - Second Higher Education Project (English)

The Second Higher Education Project for Nepal has the following revised project development objectives: (a) enhanced quality, efficiency and relevance of higher education through a set of systemic reforms and incentives to selected institutions; and (b) improved access for academically qualified students from disadvantaged groups in (i) higher education and (ii) higher secondary education. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2849 DEC 30, 2014

Afghanistan - Skills and Development Project (English)

The Afghanistan Skills and Development Project received a moderately satisfactory outcome rating with significant risk to development outcome. Both the Bank and the Borrower received moderately satisfactory performance ratings. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3252 DEC 30, 2014

Egypt - Early Childhood Education Enhancement Project (English)

The Early Childhood Education Enhancement Project for the Arab Republic of Egypt aimed to support an increase in the access to early childhood education of 4 and 5 year-old children, particularly the disadvantaged, and also to equip kindergarten classes with learning materials. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3220 DEC 29, 2014

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Prepared to learn : how school health and school feeding policies help student learn (English)
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SEP 01, 12014 93788 Brief
The economic impact of Ebola on sub-Saharan Africa : updated estimates for 2015 (English)
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JAN 20, 2015 93721 Working Paper
Azerbaijan - Second Education Sector Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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JAN 06, 2015 93514 Procurement Plan
Born with a silver spoon : inequality in educational achievement across the world (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7152 Policy Research Working Paper
Local budget transparency and participation : evidence from the Kyrgyz Republic (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7154 Policy Research Working Paper
Papua New Guinea - Inclusive development in post-conflict Bougainville : supporting and strengthening the participation of women in Bougainville's development processes (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93517 Brief
Papua New Guinea - Social economic empowerment for women in mining and petroleum areas : improving livelihoods in extractives communities (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93519 Brief
Papua New Guinea Urban Youth Employment Project (UYEP) (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93491 Brief
Public sector size and performance management : a case-study of post-revolution Tunisia (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7159 Policy Research Working Paper
Papua New Guinea Reading Education Project (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93494 Brief
Papua New Guinea Rural Communications Project (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93495 Brief
The rise in education attainment in MENA in comparative perspective (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93706 Brief
Can skills training increase employment for young women? : the case of Liberia (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 90069 Brief
The skills road : skills for employability in Uzbekistan (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2015 91010 Working Paper English
Broken gears : the value added of higher education on teachers' academic achievement (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7168 Policy Research Working Paper
Increasing access by waiving tuition : evidence from Haiti (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7175 Policy Research Working Paper
Honduras - Social Protection Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 3) : Plan para los Pueblos Indígenas y Afrohondurenos (PPIAH) en el marco del programa Presidencial bono vida mejor (Spanish)
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DEC 30, 2014 IPP429 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Nepal - Second Higher Education Project (English)
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DEC 30, 2014 ICR2849 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Afghanistan - Skills and Development Project (English)
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DEC 30, 2014 ICR3252 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Egypt - Early Childhood Education Enhancement Project (English)
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DEC 29, 2014 ICR3220 Implementation Completion and Results Report