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Can minimum wages close the gender wage gap ? evidence from Indonesia (English)

Using manufacturing plant-level census data, this paper demonstrates that minimum wage increases in Indonesia reduced gender wage gaps among production workers, with heterogeneous impacts by level of education and position of the firm in the wage distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7364 JUL 13, 2015

Hallward-Driemeier,Mary C.; Rijkers,Bob; Waxman,Andrew R.

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

Serbia - Floods Emergency and Recovery Project (FERP): resettlement plan (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 +

Resettlement Plan SFG1211 JUL 07, 2015

Serrano,Rozena

Driving development with tertiary education reforms (English)

Tertiary education refers to all postsecondary education, including but not limited to universities. Although universities are a key part of all tertiary education systems, in recent years a diverse and growing set of public and private tertiary institutions in every country—colleges, technical training institutes, community colleges, nursing schools, research laboratories, centers of excellence, distance learning centers, and many more—form a network of institutions that prepare students for application of knowledge at an advanced level. ... See More +

Brief 98454 JUL 01, 2015

Reaching girls, transforming lives (English)

In many countries today, primary and secondary school enrolment rates are the same for boys andgirls. Two-thirds of all countries have reached gender parity in primary enrolment. ... See More +

Brief 98450 JUL 01, 2015

Morocco : mind the gap - empowering women for a more open, inclusive and prosperous society (English)

Morocco saw significant progress in terms economic, social and human development outcomes during the past decade. Women, as men, benefitted from such progress and increased access to services. ... See More +

Country Gender Assessment (CGA) 97778 JUN 30, 2015

Enhancing youth skills and economic opportunities to reduce teenage pregnancy in Colombia (English)

The Government of Colombia (GoC) has identified teenage pregnancy as a priority issue. The current strategic framework to address teenage pregnancy in Colombia is outlined in the CONPES 147, effective from February 2012 until March 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 97822 JUN 25, 2015

Gimenez Duarte,Lea R.; Van Wie,Sara Hause; Muller,Miriam; Schutte,Rebecca Fair; Rounseville,Megan Zella; Viveros Mendoza,Martha Celmira

Quality and accountability in healthcare delivery : audit evidence from primary care providers in India (English)

This paper presents direct evidence on the quality of health care in low-income settings using a unique and original set of audit studies, where standardized patients were presented to a nearly representative sample of rural public and private primary care providers in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7334 JUN 23, 2015

Das,Jishnu; Holla,Alaka; Mohpal,Aakash; Muralidharan,Karthik

How costly are labor gender gaps ? estimates for the Balkans and Turkey (English)

In this paper, survey data are used to document the presence of gender gaps in self-employment, employership, and labor force participation in seven Balkan countries and Turkey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7319 JUN 22, 2015

Cuberes,David; Teignier,Marc

Fertility transition in Turkey—who is most at risk of deciding against child arrival ? (English)

In Turkey, female employment and education are still relatively low, while fertility levels are high compared with other European countries. However, Turkey stands just at the edge of an important social transition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7310 JUN 16, 2015

Greulich,Angela; Dasre,Aurélien; Inan,Ceren

Market imperfections exacerbate the gender gap: the case of Malawi (English)

This paper hypothesizes that labor and credit market imperfections—by discouraging off-farm income-generating activities and restricting access to inputs, respectively—affect female farm productivity more deeply than male productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7300 JUN 10, 2015

Palacios-Lopez,Amparo; López,Ramón

How unfair is the inequality of wage earnings in Russia ? estimates from panel data (English)

This paper attempts to determine the extent to which inequality in wage earnings in the Russian Federation is unfair. Unlike other similar attempts that can, at best, produce a lower bound on the estimate of the share of inequality that is unfair, this paper exploits the longitudinal nature of the data to come up with a lower bound as well as an upper bound. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7291 JUN 03, 2015

Tiwari,Sailesh; Lara Ibarra,Gabriel; Narayan,Ambar

Improving gender equality and rural livelihoods in Senegal through sustainable and participatory energy management : Senegals PROGEDE II Project (English)

Launched in 2011, the Second Sustainable and Participatory Energy Management Project (PROGEDE II) for Senegal has been hailed for effectively mainstreaming a gender perspective into an energy project. ... See More +

Brief 97844 JUN 01, 2015

Hammond,Alicia Samantha; Schomer,Inka Ivette; Ngom,Alassane; Seck,Awa; Janik,Vanessa Lopes

Results of the Kosovo 2014 labour force survey (English)

This Labour Force Survey (LFS) report contains data on employment and unemployment by age, gender, employment status, economic activities, occupations and other areas of the labour market. ... See More +

Working Paper 98068 JUN 01, 2015

Albanian, Serbian

Digital green agriculture : nutrition convergence - final Report : the World Bank’s South Asia food and nutrition security initiative (English)

The South Asian region has the highest rates of hunger in the world. According to one estimate, 336 million people (nearly 23 percent of its population) are routinely hungry and new threats are emerging to intensify the situation. ... See More +

Brief 94752 JUN 01, 2015

Gandhi, Rikin; Pandey, Ritika; Havimo,Terhi Elisa; Pehu,Eija

Afghanistan - Power System Development Project : environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Power System Development Project for Afghanistan is to support increasing access to grid power and the quantity of available power to the consumers in the target areas of the urban centers at Pul-e-Khumri, Charikar, Gulbahar, and Jabel-Seraj. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1161 JUN 01, 2015

Kenya - Selection of impact evaluations in education and health, nutrition and population (English)

The list of the selection of impact evaluations in education and health, nutrition and population includes: vocational education in Kenya: a randomized evaluation; school governance, teacher incentives, and pupil-teacher ratios: experimental evidence from Kenyan primary schools; effects of a school feeding intervention on school attendance rates among elementary school children in Rural Kenya; impact of malaria control and enhanced literacy instruction on educational outcomes among Kenyan school children: a multi-sectoral, prospective, randomized evaluation; keeping the doctor away: experimental evidence on investment in preventative health products; education and HIV/AIDS prevention: evidence from a randomized evaluation in Western Kenya; and sustainability of reductions in malaria transmission and infant mortality in Western Kenya with Use of insecticide-treated bednets: 4 to 6 years of follow-up. ... See More +

Working Paper 97884 JUN 01, 2015

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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
India - Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement action plan for Khurja-Dadri section (English)
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JUL 21, 2015 SFG1209 Resettlement Plan
Can minimum wages close the gender wage gap ? evidence from Indonesia (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 WPS7364 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Serbia - Floods Emergency and Recovery Project (FERP): resettlement plan (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 SFG1211 Resettlement Plan
Driving development with tertiary education reforms (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98454 Brief
Reaching girls, transforming lives (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98450 Brief
Morocco : mind the gap - empowering women for a more open, inclusive and prosperous society (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 97778 Country Gender Assessment (CGA)
Enhancing youth skills and economic opportunities to reduce teenage pregnancy in Colombia (English)
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JUN 25, 2015 97822 Working Paper
Quality and accountability in healthcare delivery : audit evidence from primary care providers in India (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7334 Policy Research Working Paper
How costly are labor gender gaps ? estimates for the Balkans and Turkey (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7319 Policy Research Working Paper
Fertility transition in Turkey—who is most at risk of deciding against child arrival ? (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 WPS7310 Policy Research Working Paper
Market imperfections exacerbate the gender gap: the case of Malawi (English)
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JUN 10, 2015 WPS7300 Policy Research Working Paper
How unfair is the inequality of wage earnings in Russia ? estimates from panel data (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 WPS7291 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving gender equality and rural livelihoods in Senegal through sustainable and participatory energy management : Senegals PROGEDE II Project (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97844 Brief
Results of the Kosovo 2014 labour force survey (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 98068 Working Paper Albanian, Serbian
Digital green agriculture : nutrition convergence - final Report : the World Bank’s South Asia food and nutrition security initiative (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 94752 Brief
Afghanistan - Power System Development Project : environmental and social management framework (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 SFG1161 Environmental Assessment
Kenya - Selection of impact evaluations in education and health, nutrition and population (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97884 Working Paper