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Can Job Training Decrease Women's Self-Defeating Biases? Experimental Evidence from Nigeria (English)

Gender-based occupational segregation – where women are concentrated in low-paid or low-profit sectors – is a non-trivial source of the gender wage gap worldwide, accounting for as much as 50 percent of the gap in some countries (World Bank 2011). ... See More +

Brief 130409 OCT 01, 2018

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

Are Mobile Savings the Silver Bullet to Help Women Grow Their Businesses? (English)

In Tanzania and Indonesia, we promoted the expansion of mobile savings accounts among women micro-entrepreneurs and provided them with business related training. ... See More +

Brief 130417 OCT 01, 2018

Bastian,Gautam Gustav; Bianchi,Iacopo; Buvinic,Mayra Lourdes; Goldstein,Markus P.; Jaluka,Tanvi; Knowles,James C.; Montalvao Machado,Joao H. C.; Kartaadipoetra,Firman Witoelar Disclosed

Investing in childcare for women's economic empowerment (English)

Two thirds of sub-Saharan Africa’s citizens depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. Women make up a large part of the agricultural workforce: in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), over 80 percent of women work in farming compared to 60 percent of men. ... See More +

Brief 129432 AUG 01, 2018

Donald,Aletheia Amalia; Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao; Vaillant,Julia; Cucagna,Maria Emilia Disclosed

Towards Equal? Women in Central America (English)

Central America lags the rest of Latin America in outcomes related to women. The countries of Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama) have taken important steps toward increasing the inclusion of women and improving their social and economic outcomes. ... See More +

Working Paper 129492 AUG 01, 2018

Sousa,Liliana Do Couto; Muller,Miriam Disclosed

Gender Dimensions of Education Access and Achievement in Sri Lanka (English)

Sri Lanka is a lower-middle income country with an impressive record of achievementsin economic and human development. Despite 26 years of conflict, Sri Lanka, an island countrywith a population of 20.6 million has stood out from its regional counterparts with high levels ofhuman development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 130655 AUG 01, 2018

Aturupane,Harsha; Shojo,Mari; Ebenezer,Roshini Mary Disclosed

Vietnam's Future Jobs : The Gender Dimension : Vietnam’s future jobs : the gender dimension (English)

The Gender Theme of the ABP II carries out comprehensive data - and evidence-based analyses on emerging challenges to gender equality and provides support to policy makers and innovative activities to address these challenges and increase women`s economic empowerment. ... See More +

Working Paper 128839 JUL 18, 2018

Cunningham,Wendy; Alidadi,Farima; Buchhave,Helle Vietnamese Disclosed

Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the Republic of Latvia for TF072809 parallel to TF071893 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement JUL 05, 2018

LEGRL Disclosed

Disclosable Version of the ISR - Land Administration Project - 2 - P120636 - Sequence No : 14 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR32426 JUN 11, 2018

Stanley,Victoria Disclosed

Gendered language (English)

Languages use different systems for classifying nouns. Gender languages assign many -- sometimes all -- nouns to distinct sex-based categories, masculine and feminine. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8464 JUN 04, 2018

Jakiela,Pamela; Ozier,Owen Disclosed

Romania - gender assessment (English)

Gender equality is a core development objective in its own right, and it is also smart economics. Greater gender equality pays off by helping advance a host of development goals, such as improvements in children's health and education and better labor outcomes for adults, at the same time boosting overall economic growth (Morrison, Raju, and Sinha 2007 and World Bank 2011).For example, gender gaps in the Romanian labor market may be harming aggregate productivity due to inefficient use of female potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 126843 JUN 01, 2018

Alidadi,Farima; Buitrago Hernandez,Sandra Paola; Nozaki,Natsuko Kiso; Muller,Miriam Disclosed

Nigeria - Nigeria For Women Project (English)

The development objective of Nigeria For Women Project is to support improved livelihoods for women in targeted areas of Nigeria. This project has four components. 1) The first component, Building Social Capital, aims to build social capital by galvanizing women to become members of Women Affinity Groups (WAGs) and strengthening both new and existing WAGs that can serve as institutional platforms for women in Nigeria. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2747 MAY 23, 2018

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Unrealized potential : the high cost of gender inequality in earnings (English)

This first note in the series on the cost of gender inequality focuses on the losses in national wealth due to gender inequality in earnings. There is a substantial literature on the impact of gender inequality on economic growth and performance. ... See More +

Brief 126579 MAY 01, 2018

Wodon,Quentin T.; Leroy De La Briere,Benedicte Disclosed

Introduction and executive summary (Vol. 5) (English)

In an environment of changing commodity prices, complex socio-environmental dynamics, and increasing interest in sustainability, oil, gas and mining (OGM) companies are striving to identify better, more responsible business practices that also contribute to a healthy bottom line. ... See More +

Working Paper 128789 MAY 01, 2018

Eftimie,Adriana Maria; Heller,Katherine C. Disclosed

Statement by The Honourable Bill Morneau at the 97th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 21, 2018 (English)

This is a statement by the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, Canada at the ninety seventh meeting of the Development Committee held on April 21, 2018. ... See More +

Board Report 125721 APR 21, 2018

Disclosed

Statement by Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya at the 97th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 21, 2018 (English)

This is a statement by Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya, Secretary of Finance and Public Credit at the ninety seventh meetings of the Development Committee held on April 21, 2018. ... See More +

Board Report 125774 APR 21, 2018

Disclosed

Women, Business, and the Law 2018 (English)

Women, business and the law 2018 is the fifth edition in a series of biennial reports measuring the legal obstacles to women who engage in economic activity around the world. ... See More +

Publication 125804 APR 11, 2018

Iqbal,Sarah Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, French Disclosed

Overcoming behavioral biases in job search : the value of action planning (English)

Job search is a largely self-regulated process, subject to behavioralbiases that lead to sub-optimal search and employment outcomes.Within this context, we designed, implemented and tested anaction-planning tool to promote greater job search intensity.We find that action planning helps unemployed youths to follow through on their job search intentions, and adopt a more efficient and effective search strategy. ... See More +

Brief 125797 APR 01, 2018

Carranza,Eliana; Pimkina,Svetlana Disclosed

Panama - Support for the National Indigenous Peoples Development Plan : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 124410 MAR 15, 2018

Disclosed

What works for women : assessment of interventions for economic empowerment of women - Bosnia and Herzegovina (English)

Women's issues have started to receive due political and technical attention in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the aftermath of armed conflict. This is demonstrated by a number of fundamental gender equality policies adopted, and attempts to introduce gender mainstreaming in policy making and budgeting. ... See More +

Working Paper 124351 MAR 01, 2018

Disclosed

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Can Job Training Decrease Women's Self-Defeating Biases? Experimental Evidence from Nigeria (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130409 Brief
Are Mobile Savings the Silver Bullet to Help Women Grow Their Businesses? (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130417 Brief
Investing in childcare for women's economic empowerment (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129432 Brief
Towards Equal? Women in Central America (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129492 Working Paper
Gender Dimensions of Education Access and Achievement in Sri Lanka (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 130655 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Vietnam's Future Jobs : The Gender Dimension : Vietnam’s future jobs : the gender dimension (English)
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JUL 18, 2018 128839 Working Paper Vietnamese
Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the Republic of Latvia for TF072809 parallel to TF071893 (English)
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JUL 05, 2018 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Disclosable Version of the ISR - Land Administration Project - 2 - P120636 - Sequence No : 14 (English)
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JUN 11, 2018 ISR32426 Implementation Status and Results Report
Official Documents- Amendment No. 2 to the Supplemental Arrangement with the Government of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland for TF072809 parallel to TF071893 (English)
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JUN 11, 2018 Agreement
Gendered language (English)
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JUN 04, 2018 WPS8464 Policy Research Working Paper
Romania - gender assessment (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 126843 Working Paper
Nigeria - Nigeria For Women Project (English)
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MAY 23, 2018 PAD2747 Project Appraisal Document
Unrealized potential : the high cost of gender inequality in earnings (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126579 Brief
Introduction and executive summary (Vol. 5) (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 128789 Working Paper
Statement by The Honourable Bill Morneau at the 97th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 21, 2018 (English)
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APR 21, 2018 125721 Board Report
Statement by Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya at the 97th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 21, 2018 (English)
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APR 21, 2018 125774 Board Report
Women, Business, and the Law 2018 (English)
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APR 11, 2018 125804 Publication Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, French
Overcoming behavioral biases in job search : the value of action planning (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125797 Brief
Panama - Support for the National Indigenous Peoples Development Plan : chair summary (English)
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MAR 15, 2018 124410 Board Summary
What works for women : assessment of interventions for economic empowerment of women - Bosnia and Herzegovina (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 124351 Working Paper