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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Solutions for youth employment : strategic plan June 2017 (English)
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AUG 10, 2017 118274 Brief
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
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
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
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
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
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