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Unequal before the law : measuring legal gender disparities across the world (English)

Several economies have laws that treat women differently from men. This study explores the degree of such legal gender disparities across 167 economies around the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7803 AUG 23, 2016

Iqbal,Sarah; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Ramalho,Rita; Sakhonchik,Alena Disclosed

Combining mentoring programs with cash transfers for adolescent girls in Liberia :baseline report (English)

This report presents findings from the baseline assessment of International Rescue Committee's (IRC) Girl Empower (GE) program in Nimba County, Liberia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7797 AUG 16, 2016

Hallman,Kelly K.; Kelvin,Elizabeth; Ozler,Berk; Seban,Juliette; Kuhlik,Erica; Alton,Cooper; Kamara,Joseph; Goodman,Sarah Disclosed

Hidden human capital : psychological empowerment and adolescent girls' aspirations in India (English)

This paper studies the role of social-emotional or psychological capital in determining the education and employment aspirations of adolescent girls and young women in India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7792 AUG 15, 2016

Roy,Sanchari; Morton,Matthew H.; Bhattacharya,Shrayana Disclosed

Who uses electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa ? findings from household surveys (English)

Analysis of household expenditure surveys since 2008 in 22 Sub-Saharan African countries shows that one-third of all people use electricity. As expected, users are disproportionately urban and rich. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7789 AUG 09, 2016

Kojima,Masami; Zhou,Xin; Han,Jeesun; De Wit,Joerie Frederik; Bacon,Robert W.; Trimble,Christopher Philip Disclosed

Sisters of success : measuring the impact of mentoring and girls groups in supporting girls’ transition into adolescence and adulthood, in Liberia : baseline report executive summary (English)

This note summarizes the findings from the baseline survey for this impact evaluation, which was conducted between October 2013 and January 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 98322 AUG 01, 2016

Koroknay-Palicz,Tricia Disclosed

Beginning a family and adopting a healthy lifestyle : a review of the global evidence (English)

Decisions during youth have great long-term impacts on human development, which is key to poverty alleviation and economic development. During adolescence, two of the primary transitions are beginning a family and adopting a healthy lifestyle. ... See More +

Brief 106485 JUN 27, 2016

Hasan,Rifat; Moucheraud,Corrina Disclosed

Lebanon - Reaching All Children with Education (RACE) Support Project (English)

Program Information Document PIDC62276 JUN 26, 2016

Pezzani,Karine M. Disclosed

Keeping girls in school : situation analysis for Malawi (English)

International evidence indicates that keeping girls in school positively impacts their life trajectory and benefits the well-being of the next generation. ... See More +

Brief 106480 JUN 24, 2016

Mcconnell,Christin; Mupuwaliywa,Mupuwaliywa Disclosed

Concept Project Information Document-Integrated Safeguards Document - TRANSFORMATION OF THE TERTIARY TECHNICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTES - P157425 (English)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet PIDISDSC18974 JUN 20, 2016

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Increased coverage of maternal health services among the poor in western Uganda in an output-based aid voucher scheme (English)

Vouchers stimulate demand for health care services by giving beneficiaries purchasing power. In turn, health facilities’ claims are reimbursed for providing beneficiaries with improved quality of health care. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7709 JUN 20, 2016

Obare,Francis; Okwero,Peter; Villegas,Leslie; Mills,Samuel Lantei; Bellows,Ben Disclosed

Lao – Health Services Improvement Project (English)

Ratings for the Health Services Improvement Project for Lao were as follows: outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3764 JUN 15, 2016

Disclosed

Rules on paper, rules in practice : enforcing laws and policies in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Rule of Law is a theoretical concept social scientists use to describe a political order where laws are predictable and applied equally to all citizens, regardless of their political or economic influence. ... See More +

Publication 106712 JUN 15, 2016

Al-Dahdah,Edouard Disclosed

Womens empowerment, sibling rivalry, and competitiveness: evidence from a lab experiment and a randomized control trial in Uganda (English)

This study looks at how a community event—adolescent womens economic and social empowerment -- and a family factor -- sibling sex composition—interact in shaping gender differences in preferences for competition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7699 JUN 07, 2016

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Leonard,Kenneth; Montalvao,Joao; Vasilaky,Kathryn Disclosed

Africa gender innovation lab : Le Laboratoire d’innovation pour l’egalité des sexes en Afrique. (French)

The World Bank’s Africa Region Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) sits squarely at the intersection of policy and operations. Our aim is to enable project teams and policymakers to advocate for better gender integration from a position of evidence. ... See More +

Brief 106572 JUN 01, 2016

Goldstein,Markus P.; Coleman,Rachel Dawn English Disclosed

Are gender differences in performance innate or socially mediated ? (English)

To explain persistent gender gaps in market outcomes, a lab experimental literature explores whether women and men have innate differences in ability (or attitudes or preferences), and a separate field-based literature studies discrimination against women in market settings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7689 MAY 31, 2016

Benyishay,Ariel; Jones,Maria Ruth; Kondylis,Florence; Mobarak,Ahmed Mushfiq Disclosed

IDA18 : IDA18 overarching theme - towards 2030 : investing in growth, resilience and opportunity (English)

Board Report 106194 MAY 31, 2016

Disclosed

World - Gender and development : IDA18 special theme (English)

A new World Bank Group (WBG) gender strategy was presented to the Board of Executive Directors in December 2015. Based on consultations with more than thousand stakeholders in twenty two countries from the public and private sectors as well as civil society, the strategy builds on past progress and reflects changes both in the global landscape and in the accumulation of evidence of what works to close gaps between males and females. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS19774 MAY 27, 2016

Geiser,Barbara Disclosed

International Development Association (IDA) 18 : special theme - gender and development (English)

A new World Bank Group (WBG) gender strategy (December 2015) reflects changes in the global landscape and in the accumulation of evidence of what works to close gender gaps. ... See More +

Board Report 106181 MAY 27, 2016

Disclosed

Gender-informed public-private dialogue - practical note on inclusion of women entrepreneurs’ voices (English)

This practical notes series is devised as a how-to guide that captures the evolution of Public Private Dialogues (PPD) and the challenges faced by practitioners since the first PPD handbook was published in 2006. ... See More +

Publication 106135 MAY 25, 2016

Herzberg,Herzberg [ed.]; Sisombat,Lili [ed.] Disclosed

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Congo, Democratic Republic of - Human Development Systems Strengthening Project : technical mission for the period 25 July - 5 August 2016 : Congo, République démocratique du - Projet de renforcement de systèmes de développement humain : une mission technique pour la période du 25 juillet - 5 août 2016 (French)
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SEP 07, 2016 108198 Aide Memoire
Unequal before the law : measuring legal gender disparities across the world (English)
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AUG 23, 2016 WPS7803 Policy Research Working Paper
Combining mentoring programs with cash transfers for adolescent girls in Liberia :baseline report (English)
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AUG 16, 2016 WPS7797 Policy Research Working Paper
Hidden human capital : psychological empowerment and adolescent girls' aspirations in India (English)
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AUG 15, 2016 WPS7792 Policy Research Working Paper
Who uses electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa ? findings from household surveys (English)
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AUG 09, 2016 WPS7789 Policy Research Working Paper
Sisters of success : measuring the impact of mentoring and girls groups in supporting girls’ transition into adolescence and adulthood, in Liberia : baseline report executive summary (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 98322 Working Paper
Beginning a family and adopting a healthy lifestyle : a review of the global evidence (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 106485 Brief
Lebanon - Reaching All Children with Education (RACE) Support Project (English)
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JUN 26, 2016 PIDC62276 Program Information Document
Keeping girls in school : situation analysis for Malawi (English)
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JUN 24, 2016 106480 Brief
Concept Project Information Document-Integrated Safeguards Document - TRANSFORMATION OF THE TERTIARY TECHNICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTES - P157425 (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 PIDISDSC18974 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Increased coverage of maternal health services among the poor in western Uganda in an output-based aid voucher scheme (English)
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JUN 20, 2016 WPS7709 Policy Research Working Paper
Lao – Health Services Improvement Project (English)
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JUN 15, 2016 ICR3764 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Rules on paper, rules in practice : enforcing laws and policies in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUN 15, 2016 106712 Publication
Womens empowerment, sibling rivalry, and competitiveness: evidence from a lab experiment and a randomized control trial in Uganda (English)
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JUN 07, 2016 WPS7699 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa gender innovation lab : Le Laboratoire d’innovation pour l’egalité des sexes en Afrique. (French)
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JUN 01, 2016 106572 Brief English
Are gender differences in performance innate or socially mediated ? (English)
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MAY 31, 2016 WPS7689 Policy Research Working Paper
IDA18 : IDA18 overarching theme - towards 2030 : investing in growth, resilience and opportunity (English)
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MAY 31, 2016 106194 Board Report
World - Gender and development : IDA18 special theme (English)
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MAY 27, 2016 ACS19774 Working Paper
International Development Association (IDA) 18 : special theme - gender and development (English)
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MAY 27, 2016 106181 Board Report
Gender-informed public-private dialogue - practical note on inclusion of women entrepreneurs’ voices (English)
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MAY 25, 2016 106135 Publication