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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

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

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

Disclosed

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

Compensation, diversity and inclusion at the World Bank Group (English)

This paper examines salary gaps by gender and nationality at the World Bank Group between 1987 and 2015 using a unique panel of all employees over this period. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8058 MAY 12, 2017

Das,Jishnu; Joubert,Clement Jean Edouard; Tordoir,Sander Florian Disclosed

Central African Republic - Car Service Delivery and Support to Communities Affected by Displacement Project (English)

The objective of the Car Service Delivery and Support to Communities Affected by Displacement Project for Central African Republic is to increase access to basic services, infrastructure and safety nets for communities affected by forced displacement. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2306 MAY 03, 2017

Disclosed

From mines and wells to well-built minds : turning Sub-Saharan Africa's natural resource wealth into human capital (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa's natural resource-rich countries have poor human development. Children in these countries are more likely to die before their first birthday, more likely to be stunted, and less likely to attend school than children in other countries with similar income. ... See More +

Publication 114770 MAY 02, 2017

de la Brière,Bénédicte; Filmer,Deon P.; Ringold,Dena; Rohner,Dominic Patrick; Samuda,Karelle Ann Yakini; Denisova,Anastasiya Disclosed

Tunisia - Productive Inclusion Opportunities for Young Women and Men Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG3365 MAY 01, 2017

Huchard,Marie Agnes Ndour Disclosed

India development update : unlocking women’s potential (English)

India has among the lowest female labor force participation rates (LFPRs) in the world. In particular, low female LFPR is a drag on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth and an obstacle towards reaching a higher growth path. ... See More +

Working Paper 115297 MAY 01, 2017

Disclosed

Ethiopia - Fourth Productive Safety Net Project : additional financing (English)

The development objective of Fourth Productive Safety Net Project for Ethiopia is to increase access to effective safety net and disaster risk management systems, and complementary livelihood and nutrition services for food insecure households in rural Ethiopia. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD2374 APR 19, 2017

Disclosed

Indonesia - Social assistance reform program : fiduciary systems assessment (English)

This is an assessment of the fiduciary arrangements of Government of Indonesia’s PKH Program in accordance with the World Bank’s OP/BP 9.0 to determine suitability of the application of the Program for Results (PforR) instrument and to mitigate fiduciary risks of the proposed Program. ... See More +

Working Paper 114290 APR 14, 2017

Disclosed

Measuring gender equality (English)

Gender equality is a core development objective in its own right and also smart development policy and business practice. No society can develop sustainably without giving men and women equal power to shape their own lives and contribute to their families, communities, and countries. ... See More +

Publication 114430 APR 10, 2017

Posadas,Josefina; Paci,Pierella; Sajaia,Zurab; Lokshin,Michael M. Disclosed

Colombia - Guarantee to Strengthen Financial Safety Net Project (English)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 114421 APR 10, 2017

Disclosed

The South Asia gender innovation lab : generating evidence for improved operations and policy (English)

Set up in 2014, the South Asia gender innovation lab (GIL) develops and uses robust diagnostic tools to better understand the gender impact of development activities, identify, and evaluate innovative mechanisms to enhance gender outcomes, and facilitate their incorporation into policy and operations to address gender inequities in the South Asia region. ... See More +

Brief 114802 APR 07, 2017

Disclosed

Ukraine - Social Safety Nets Modernization Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 114069 APR 06, 2017

Disclosed

Kenya - National Safety Net Program for Results Project : additional financing (English)

The development objective of the National Safety Net Program (NSNP) for Results Project for Kenya is to support the Republic of Kenya to establish an effective national safety net program for poor and vulnerable households. ... See More +

Project Paper 111509 APR 05, 2017

Disclosed

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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
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
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
Compensation, diversity and inclusion at the World Bank Group (English)
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MAY 12, 2017 WPS8058 Policy Research Working Paper
Central African Republic - Car Service Delivery and Support to Communities Affected by Displacement Project (English)
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MAY 03, 2017 PAD2306 Project Appraisal Document
From mines and wells to well-built minds : turning Sub-Saharan Africa's natural resource wealth into human capital (English)
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MAY 02, 2017 114770 Publication
Tunisia - Productive Inclusion Opportunities for Young Women and Men Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)
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MAY 01, 2017 SFG3365 Environmental Assessment
India development update : unlocking women’s potential (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115297 Working Paper
Ethiopia - Fourth Productive Safety Net Project : additional financing (English)
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APR 19, 2017 PAD2374 Project Paper
Indonesia - Social assistance reform program : fiduciary systems assessment (English)
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APR 14, 2017 114290 Working Paper
Measuring gender equality (English)
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APR 10, 2017 114430 Publication
Colombia - Guarantee to Strengthen Financial Safety Net Project (English)
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APR 10, 2017 114421 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
The South Asia gender innovation lab : generating evidence for improved operations and policy (English)
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APR 07, 2017 114802 Brief
Ukraine - Social Safety Nets Modernization Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 06, 2017 114069 Procurement Plan
Kenya - National Safety Net Program for Results Project : additional financing (English)
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APR 05, 2017 111509 Project Paper