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The role of transnational family distribution in shaping remittance flows (English)

Migration experiences are often associated with some sort of transnational economic activity which connects the past and the present of migrants abroad, and specifically with remittances. ... See More +

Working Paper 96200 APR 01, 2015

Bartolini, Laura

Caribbean - Climate Innovation Center Project : indigenous peoples plan : Indigenous peoples planning framework (English)

The objective of this Caribbean Climate Innovation Center Project is to strengthen the capacity of the Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC), which was established by InfoDev in 2013 with a $1.5 million grant from a World Bank Development Grant facility (DGF). ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP773 FEB 26, 2015

Behavioral economics and social exclusion : can interventions overcome prejudice ? (English)

Behavioral economics recognizes that mental models -- intuitive sets of ideas about how things work -- can bias an individuals perceptions of himself and the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7198 FEB 01, 2015

Hoff, Karla

Papua New Guinea - Social economic empowerment for women in mining and petroleum areas : improving livelihoods in extractives communities (English)

The extractive industries sector has been vital to the local economy of Papua New Guinea for over 20 years. Extractives have contributed substantially to government revenues but also face challenging social issues and significant environmental impacts in many areas. ... See More +

Brief 93519 JAN 01, 2015

Heller, Katherine C.

India - Uttar Pradesh Core Road Network Development Project : indigenous peoples plan : Indigenous peoples policy framework (English)

The objective of the Uttar Pradesh Core Road Network Development Project for India is to design and implement projects in a way that fosters full respect for Indigenous Peoples’ dignity, human rights, and cultural uniqueness and so that they: (a) receive culturally compatible, gender and inter-generationally inclusive social and economic benefits; and (b) avoid adverse effects during the development process, or if not feasible ensure that these are minimized, mitigated or compensated. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP763 DEC 11, 2014

Does culture matter for development ? (English)

Economists have either avoided or struggled with the concept of culture and its role in economic development. Although a few theoretical works -- and even fewer empirical studies -- have appeared in the past decades, this paper tries to build on a multidisciplinary approach to review the evidence on whether and how culture matters for development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7092 NOV 01, 2014

Lopez-Claros, Augusto; Perotti, Valeria

Voice and agency : empowering women and girls for shared prosperity (English)

This report on voice and agency, which builds on the 2012 World Development Report, focuses on several areas key to womens empowerment: freedom from violence, control over sexual and reproductive health and rights, ownership and control of land and housing, and voice and collective action. ... See More +

Publication 91161 OCT 01, 2014

Klugman, Jeni; Hanmer, Lucia; Twigg, Sarah; Hasan, Tazeen; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Santamaria, Julieth

Womens Empowerment in Action : evidence from a randomized control trial in Africa (English)

This brief summarizes the updates from the 2014 paper entitled, Womens Empowerment in Action: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Africa, conducted between between June and September 2008 in Uganda. ... See More +

Brief 90360 SEP 02, 2014

Bandiera, Oriana; Buehren, Niklas; Burgess, Robin; Goldstein, Markus; Gulesci, Selim; Rasul, Imran; Sulaiman, Munshi

Voting with their feet ? access to infrastructure and migration in Nepal (English)

Using bilateral migration flow data from the 2010 population census of Nepal, this paper provides evidence on the importance of public infrastructure and services in determining migration flows. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7047 SEP 01, 2014

Shilpi, Forhad; Sangraula, Prem; Li, Yue

Guatemala - Pilot to Improve the Development and Nutrition of Young Children in Poor Rural Areas in Guatemala Project : indigenous peoples plan (English)

The development objective of the Pilot to Improve the Development and Nutrition of Young Children in Poor Rural Areas in Guatemala Project for Guatemala is to strengthen the capacity of parents and communities to improve and monitor child development outcomes (physical, cognitive, socio-emotional, and linguistic skills) for children under two in project intervention areas. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP748 AUG 13, 2014

Preventing child marriage : lessons from World Bank Group gender impact evaluations (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled preventing child marriage : lessons from World Bank Group (WBG) gender impact evaluations (IEs). ... See More +

Brief 89989 AUG 11, 2014

Parsons, Jennifer; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer

Climate change and migration in the MENA region (English)

Climate change and climate-induced migration (Foresight, 2011) are major global concerns. This is true for the MENA region as well. Yet empirical data on how perceptions of climate change and weather shocks affect migration in the region are scarce. ... See More +

Brief 90156 JUL 01, 2014

Philippines - Participatory Irrigation Development Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 4) : Indigenous peoples policy framework (English)

The objectives of the Participatory Irrigation Development Project for Philippines are as follows: 1) the technical operating performance of all national irrigation systems is optimized and close the gap between their design service areas and actual irrigated area; 2) irrigators associations are effectively engaged to perform OM responsibilities in accordance with appropriate public-private partnership arrangements for irrigation systems; and 3) NIA gains organizational strength and sound financial position to support its central role in public irrigation development. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP314 JUN 19, 2014

Rural road development in India : an assessment of distribution of PMGSY project benefits in three states by gender and ascribed social groups (English)

In 2000, the Government of India launched the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (hereinafter PMGSY) with the primary objective of providing all-weather road connectivity (with necessary culverts and cross-drainage structures operable throughout the year), to eligible unconnected habitations in rural areas. ... See More +

Other Rural Study AUS5487 JUN 12, 2014

Culture, politics, and development (English)

Whether in the domains of scholarship or practice, important advances have been made in recent years in our understanding of how culture, politics, and development interact. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6939 JUN 01, 2014

Woolcock, Michael

Indigenous peoples of Russia : country profile (Russian)

This country profile aims to: 1) provide Bank task teams with an understanding of some of the historical, legal, and social issues that are involved in making a determination to apply Operational Policy (OP) 4.10 regarding Indigenous Peoples (IPs) the Russian Federation; 2) if OP 4.10 is invoked, to inform task teams of some of the key concerns of IPs and the requirements of the Russian legal context that may impact project sustainability; and 3) to define priority issues of concern to IPs in the Russian Federation that the Bank might reference as it continues to work with the Government to implement Theme 2: Expanding Human Potential of the Banks Country Partnership Strategy for 2012-2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 89151 JUN 01, 2014

English

Indigenous peoples of Russia : country profile (English)

This country profile aims to: 1) provide Bank task teams with an understanding of some of the historical, legal, and social issues that are involved in making a determination to apply Operational Policy (OP) 4.10 regarding Indigenous Peoples (IPs) the Russian Federation; 2) if OP 4.10 is invoked, to inform task teams of some of the key concerns of IPs and the requirements of the Russian legal context that may impact project sustainability; and 3) to define priority issues of concern to IPs in the Russian Federation that the Bank might reference as it continues to work with the Government to implement Theme 2: Expanding Human Potential of the Banks Country Partnership Strategy for 2012-2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 89151 JUN 01, 2014

Russian

The status of Yemini women : from aspiration to opportunity (English)

The report draws on the conceptual framework of the world development 2012: gender equality and development, and the regional report on gender equality, opening doors: gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa. ... See More +

Women in Development and Gender Study 87820 JUN 01, 2014

Arabic

The great migration : urban aspirations (English)

The great 21st-century migration into cities will present both a great challenge for humanity and a significant opportunity for global economic growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6879 MAY 01, 2014

Keith, Michael

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The role of transnational family distribution in shaping remittance flows (English)
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APR 01, 2015 96200 Working Paper
Caribbean - Climate Innovation Center Project : indigenous peoples plan : Indigenous peoples planning framework (English)
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FEB 26, 2015 IPP773 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Behavioral economics and social exclusion : can interventions overcome prejudice ? (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7198 Policy Research Working Paper
Papua New Guinea - Social economic empowerment for women in mining and petroleum areas : improving livelihoods in extractives communities (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93519 Brief
India - Uttar Pradesh Core Road Network Development Project : indigenous peoples plan : Indigenous peoples policy framework (English)
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DEC 11, 2014 IPP763 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Does culture matter for development ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7092 Policy Research Working Paper
Voice and agency : empowering women and girls for shared prosperity (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91161 Publication
Womens Empowerment in Action : evidence from a randomized control trial in Africa (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90360 Brief
Voting with their feet ? access to infrastructure and migration in Nepal (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7047 Policy Research Working Paper
Guatemala - Pilot to Improve the Development and Nutrition of Young Children in Poor Rural Areas in Guatemala Project : indigenous peoples plan (English)
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AUG 13, 2014 IPP748 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Preventing child marriage : lessons from World Bank Group gender impact evaluations (English)
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AUG 11, 2014 89989 Brief
Climate change and migration in the MENA region (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 90156 Brief
Philippines - Participatory Irrigation Development Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 4) : Indigenous peoples policy framework (English)
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JUN 19, 2014 IPP314 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Rural road development in India : an assessment of distribution of PMGSY project benefits in three states by gender and ascribed social groups (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 AUS5487 Other Rural Study
Culture, politics, and development (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6939 Policy Research Working Paper
Indigenous peoples of Russia : country profile (Russian)
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JUN 01, 2014 89151 Working Paper English
Indigenous peoples of Russia : country profile (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 89151 Working Paper Russian
The status of Yemini women : from aspiration to opportunity (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 87820 Women in Development and Gender Study Arabic
Cambodia - Third Phase of the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project : Indigenous peoples plan : Cambodia - Third Phase of the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project : Indigenous peoples plan - indigenous peoples policy framework (English)
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MAY 22, 2014 IPP715 Indigenous Peoples Plan
The great migration : urban aspirations (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6879 Policy Research Working Paper