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Solutions for youth employment : strategic plan June 2017 (English)

The S4YE mission is to develop innovative solutions to youth employment, through practical research and active engagement with public and private stakeholders to enable solutions at scale. ... See More +

Brief 118274 AUG 10, 2017

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Measuring ownership, control, and use of assets (English)

Assets generate and help diversify income, provide collateral to access credit, alleviate liquidity constraints in the face of shocks, and are key inputs into empowerment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8146 JUL 18, 2017

Doss,Cheryl; Kieran,Caitlin; Kilic,Talip Disclosed

Can job training decrease women’s self-defeating biases ? experimental evidence from Nigeria (English)

Occupational segregation is a central contributor to the gap between male and female earnings worldwide. As new sectors of employment emerge, a key question is whether this pattern is replicated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8141 JUL 10, 2017

Croke,Kevin; Goldstein,Markus P.; Holla,Alaka Disclosed

Soft skills for hard constraints : evidence from high-achieving female farmers (English)

Most women farmers in developing countries engage in subsistence agriculture. Previous research highlights a variety of barriers hindering women’s ability to participate in the production and marketing of cash crops, which though riskier can be much more profitable. ... See More +

Brief 117351 JUL 01, 2017

Montalvao,Joao; Frese,Michael Dr.; Goldstein,Markus P.; Kilic,Talip Disclosed

Women’s empowerment in action : evidence from a randomized control trial in Africa (English)

Women in developing countries are disempowered: high youth unemployment, early marriage and childbearing interact to limit their investments into human capital and enforce dependence on men. ... See More +

Working Paper 118203 JUL 01, 2017

Bandiera,Oriana; Buehren,Niklas; Burgess,Robin Stuart L.; Goldstein,Markus P.; Gulesci,Selim; Rasul,Imran; Sulaimany,Munshi Disclosed

Ethiopia - Rural Safety Net Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Rural Safety Net Project for Ethiopia is to support the Government of Ethiopia in improving the effectiveness and scalability of its rural safety net system. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3475 JUN 30, 2017

Beyene,Samrawit Girma Disclosed

Economic impacts of child marriage : women's decision making and selected other impacts brief (English)

The brief summarizes results from an analysis on the impacts of child marriage on women's decision-making ability within the household, land ownership, knowledge of HIV/AIDS, and birth registrations. ... See More +

Brief 116833 JUN 27, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Savadogo,Aboudrahyme Disclosed

Are caste categories misleading ? the relationship between gender and Jati in three Indian states (English)

This paper examines the relationship between caste and gender inequality in three states in India. When households are grouped using conventional, government-defined categories of caste the paper finds patterns that are consistent with existing literature: lower-caste women are more likely to participate in the labor market, have greater decision-making autonomy within their households, and experience greater freedom of movement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8109 JUN 22, 2017

Joshi,Shareen; Kochhar,Nishtha; Rao,Vijayendra Disclosed

Ethiopia - Rural Safety Net Project : social assessment : Enhanced social assessment and consultation (English)

The development objective of the Rural Safety Net Project for Ethiopia is to support the government of Ethiopia in improving the effectiveness and scalability of its rural safety net system. ... See More +

Social Assessment SFG3502 JUN 22, 2017

Beyene,Samrawit Girma Disclosed

Ethiopia - Rural Safety Net Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)

The development objective of the Rural Safety Net Project for Ethiopia is to support the Government of Ethiopia in improving the effectiveness and scalability of its rural safety net system. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG3461 JUN 21, 2017

Beyene,Samrawit Girma Disclosed

World development report 2017 : governance and women's economic and political participation - power inequalities, formal constraints, and norms (English)

What role do institutional constraints and social norms play in determining persistent gender gapsin economic and political participation and have institutional reforms been successful in reducing these gaps? ... See More +

World Development Report 116405 JUN 13, 2017

Milazzo,Annamaria; Goldstein,Markus P. Disclosed

Soft skills for hard constraints : evidence from high-achieving female farmers (English)

This paper documents the positive link between the noncognitive skills of women farmers and the adoption of a cash crop. The context is Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, where the majority of rural households practice subsistence farming. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8095 JUN 08, 2017

Montalvao,Joao; Frese,Michael Dr.; Goldstein,Markus P.; Kilic,Talip Disclosed

Ethiopia - Enhancing Shared Prosperity through Equitable Services Project : additional financing : environmental assessment : Incremental environment and social systems assessment (English)

The development objective of the Enhancing Shared Prosperity through Equitable Services Project for Ethiopia is to improve equitable access to basic services and strengthen accountability systems at the decentralized level. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment 115609 JUN 01, 2017

Belay,Ethiopia Disclosed

Citizen service centers in Kenya : the role of Huduma Centers in advancing citizen-centered service delivery in a context of devolution and digitization (English)

This case study analyzes the Huduma Kenya program, under which the Government of Kenya is advancing citizen-centered public service delivery through a variety of channels, including deploying digital technology and establishing citizen service centers across the country. ... See More +

Brief 117082 JUN 01, 2017

Firestone,Rachel Sohn; Schott,Berenike Laura; Kinuthia,John Muratha; Omollo,Annette; Agarwal,Sanjay; Pfeil,Helene; Johns,Kimberly D.; Kumagai,Saki Disclosed

One-stop shops in Vietnam : changing the face of public administration for citizens and businesses through a single door to multiple services (English)

This case study analyzes the development of one-stop shops in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, from inception of the first one in Ho Chi Minh City in 1995 through the full roll out of this model of integrated service delivery across the country, beginning in 2003. ... See More +

Brief 117081 JUN 01, 2017

Blunt,Melvyn; Davidsen,Soren; Agarwal,Sanjay; Pfeil,Helene; Schott,Berenike Laura Disclosed

Recent developments and key considerations impacting the operations of one-stop shops for citizens : a summary of major trends and a design guide for citizen service centers (English)

Countries across the globe are establishing new and improving existing citizen service centers (CSCs) to better serve their citizens. This note provides an overview of recent developmentsimpacting CSC operations as well as a CSC design guide meant to summarize essential issues that managers looking to establish CSCs may wish to consider. ... See More +

Brief 117079 JUN 01, 2017

Pfeil,Helene; Schott,Berenike Laura; Agarwal,Sanjay Disclosed

In the mind, the household, or the market ? concepts and measurement of women's economic empowerment (English)

The concept of empowerment is now widely used in several disciplines to characterize the states and social processes of individuals and communities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8079 MAY 31, 2017

Fox,Louise; Romero,Carolina Disclosed

Is consanguinity an impediment to improving human development outcomes ? (English)

This paper uses unique data collected in rural Pakistan to assess the extent to which consanguinity, which is widespread in North Africa, Central and West Asia, and most parts of South Asia, is linked to child cognitive ability and nutritional status. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8074 MAY 24, 2017

Mete,Cem; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Giles,John T.; Alderman,Harold H. Disclosed

Papua New Guinea - Rural Service Delivery Project (English)

The development objective of the Rural Service Delivery Project for Papua New Guinea is to improve communities' access to basic infrastructure and services in targeted rural areas using inclusive, participatory planning, and implementation. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1934 MAY 18, 2017

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Economic inclusion of LGBTI groups in Thailand (Thai)

In almost every country, stigma against a non normative sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) fuels the social exclusion of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. ... See More +

Working Paper 114995 MAY 17, 2017

English Disclosed

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Solutions for youth employment : strategic plan June 2017 (English)
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AUG 10, 2017 118274 Brief
Measuring ownership, control, and use of assets (English)
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JUL 18, 2017 WPS8146 Policy Research Working Paper
Can job training decrease women’s self-defeating biases ? experimental evidence from Nigeria (English)
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JUL 10, 2017 WPS8141 Policy Research Working Paper
Soft skills for hard constraints : evidence from high-achieving female farmers (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117351 Brief
Women’s empowerment in action : evidence from a randomized control trial in Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 118203 Working Paper
Ethiopia - Rural Safety Net Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 SFG3475 Environmental Assessment
Economic impacts of child marriage : women's decision making and selected other impacts brief (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 116833 Brief
Are caste categories misleading ? the relationship between gender and Jati in three Indian states (English)
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JUN 22, 2017 WPS8109 Policy Research Working Paper
Ethiopia - Rural Safety Net Project : social assessment : Enhanced social assessment and consultation (English)
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JUN 22, 2017 SFG3502 Social Assessment
Ethiopia - Rural Safety Net Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)
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JUN 21, 2017 SFG3461 Resettlement Plan
World development report 2017 : governance and women's economic and political participation - power inequalities, formal constraints, and norms (English)
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JUN 13, 2017 116405 World Development Report
Soft skills for hard constraints : evidence from high-achieving female farmers (English)
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JUN 08, 2017 WPS8095 Policy Research Working Paper
Ethiopia - Enhancing Shared Prosperity through Equitable Services Project : additional financing : environmental assessment : Incremental environment and social systems assessment (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 115609 Environmental Assessment
Citizen service centers in Kenya : the role of Huduma Centers in advancing citizen-centered service delivery in a context of devolution and digitization (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117082 Brief
One-stop shops in Vietnam : changing the face of public administration for citizens and businesses through a single door to multiple services (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117081 Brief
Recent developments and key considerations impacting the operations of one-stop shops for citizens : a summary of major trends and a design guide for citizen service centers (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117079 Brief
In the mind, the household, or the market ? concepts and measurement of women's economic empowerment (English)
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MAY 31, 2017 WPS8079 Policy Research Working Paper
Is consanguinity an impediment to improving human development outcomes ? (English)
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MAY 24, 2017 WPS8074 Policy Research Working Paper
Papua New Guinea - Rural Service Delivery Project (English)
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MAY 18, 2017 PAD1934 Project Appraisal Document
Economic inclusion of LGBTI groups in Thailand (Thai)
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MAY 17, 2017 114995 Working Paper English