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The impacts of safety nets in Africa : what are we learning ? (English)

Safety nets in Africa are a popular policy instrument to address the widespread chronic poverty and encourage human capital investments in the education and health of children. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8255 NOV 22, 2017

Ralston,Laura R.; Hsiao,Allan Jer-Yu; Andrews,Colin Disclosed

Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 25) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Report for storm water drainage in Nairobi Metropolitan Region (English)

The objective of the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project for Kenya is to strengthen governance and service delivery in the Nairobi Metropolitan area. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1405 NOV 21, 2017

Babijes,Roderick M.; Kenya Disclosed

Gender and youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)

Although the ratio of female to male labor force participation rates is higher in Sub-Saharan Africa than in any other region, these high rates of female labor force participation mask underlying challenges for women. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8245 NOV 20, 2017

Chakravarty,Shubha; Das,Smita; Vaillant,Julia Disclosed

Analysis of options for improving service delivery of the support staff under non-core functions in courts and public prosecutor offices (English)

The Analysis of Options for Improving Service Delivery of the Support Staff under Non-Core Functions in Courts and Public Prosecutor Offices analyzes the allocation and functioning of the judicial staff employed for support functions in Serbian judiciary. ... See More +

Working Paper 120524 OCT 17, 2017

Harisson, Kate; Djukovic,Svetlana Disclosed

Top policy lessons from Africa gender innovation lab research (French)

The study in Togo reveals that psychology-based entrepreneur training (personal initiative training) increases firm profits by 30 percent, compared to a statistically insignificant increase for traditional business training. ... See More +

Brief 120303 OCT 01, 2017

Coleman,Rachel Dawn; Goldstein,Markus P. Disclosed

Brazil - Salvador Social Multi-Sector Service Delivery Project : environmental assessment : Marco de gestão socioambiental (Portuguese)

Environmental Assessment SFG3656 SEP 22, 2017

Orna,Patricia O. Disclosed

Disaster Risk Financing & Insurance Program – Uganda (English)

A growing number of developing countries are investing in social safety nets to improve the lives and livelihoods of billions of poor and vulnerable people, yet around 55 percent of the world's poor or 773 million people with acute needs still lack safety net coverage. ... See More +

Brief 119708 SEP 13, 2017

Disclosed

Case study : Raja Constanta, Romania (English)

The Water Global Practice, under the WSS GSG Utility Turnaround thematic area, has implemented the Global Study on WSS Utility Aggregation to provide evidence-based guidance to policy makers and practitioners regarding when, why, and how water and sanitation utilities can work together ("aggregate") to successfully deliver specific policy outcomes, such as better services or lower costs. ... See More +

Working Paper 119818 SEP 01, 2017

Disclosed

Contemporaneous and post-program impacts of a public works program : evidence from Côte d'Ivoire (English)

Public works are one of the most popular safety net and employment policy instruments in thedeveloping world, despite limited evidence on their effectiveness and optimal design features.This paper presents results on contemporaneous and post-program impacts from a public worksintervention in Côte d'Ivoire. ... See More +

Working Paper 120065 SEP 01, 2017

Bertrand,Marianne; Marguerie,Alicia Charlene; Premand,Patrick Disclosed

Progress towards gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)

Progress towards gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa (MNA) region is a descriptive note on progress and gaps towards gender equality and women’s empowerment in the region, produced to provide the situational context to the World Bank Group’s regional gender action plan (RGAP) FY18-23. ... See More +

Working Paper 121679 SEP 01, 2017

Lundvall,Jonna Maria; Constant,Samantha M.; Atamanov,Aziz; De Paz Nieves,Carmen Disclosed

Ethiopia - Rural Productive Safety Net Project (English)

The development objective of the Rural Productive 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 +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2449 AUG 23, 2017

Disclosed

Ethiopia - Enhancing Shared Prosperity Through Equitable Services Project (English)

The development objective of the Enhancing Shared Prosperity Through Equitable Services (ESPES) Project for Ethiopia is to improve equitable access to basic services and strengthen accountability systems at the decentralized level. ... See More +

Program Document 115228 AUG 22, 2017

Disclosed

Tunisia - Youth Economic Inclusion Project (English)

The objective of the Youth Economic Inclusion Project for Tunisia is to improve economic opportunities for targeted disadvantaged youth in the selected Governorates of the Borrower. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2221 AUG 21, 2017

Disclosed

Kenya - Program to Strengthen Governance for Enabling Service Delivery and Public Investment Project (English)

The development objective of the Program to Strengthen Governance for Enabling Service Delivery and Public Investment Project for Kenya is to improve utilization and transparency of resource management in selected service delivery Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs). ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 114269 AUG 16, 2017

Disclosed

Internal Audit Vice Presidency (IADVP) : FY17 fourth quarter activity report (English)

The Internal Audit Vice Presidency (IADVP) is an independent and objective assurance and advisory function designed to add value to the World Bank Group (WBG) by improving the operations of the WBG organizations. ... See More +

Board Report 119988 AUG 15, 2017

Disclosed

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

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The impacts of safety nets in Africa : what are we learning ? (English)
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NOV 22, 2017 WPS8255 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 25) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Report for storm water drainage in Nairobi Metropolitan Region (English)
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NOV 21, 2017 SFG1405 Environmental Assessment
Gender and youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa : a review of constraints and effective interventions (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 WPS8245 Policy Research Working Paper
Analysis of options for improving service delivery of the support staff under non-core functions in courts and public prosecutor offices (English)
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OCT 17, 2017 120524 Working Paper
Top policy lessons from Africa gender innovation lab research (French)
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OCT 01, 2017 120303 Brief
Brazil - Salvador Social Multi-Sector Service Delivery Project : environmental assessment : Marco de gestão socioambiental (Portuguese)
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SEP 22, 2017 SFG3656 Environmental Assessment
Disaster Risk Financing & Insurance Program – Uganda (English)
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SEP 13, 2017 119708 Brief
Case study : Raja Constanta, Romania (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119818 Working Paper
Contemporaneous and post-program impacts of a public works program : evidence from Côte d'Ivoire (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120065 Working Paper
Progress towards gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa region (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 121679 Working Paper
Ethiopia - Rural Productive Safety Net Project (English)
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AUG 23, 2017 PAD2449 Project Appraisal Document
Ethiopia - Enhancing Shared Prosperity Through Equitable Services Project (English)
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AUG 22, 2017 115228 Program Document
Tunisia - Youth Economic Inclusion Project (English)
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AUG 21, 2017 PAD2221 Project Appraisal Document
Kenya - Program to Strengthen Governance for Enabling Service Delivery and Public Investment Project (English)
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AUG 16, 2017 114269 Project Appraisal Document
Internal Audit Vice Presidency (IADVP) : FY17 fourth quarter activity report (English)
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AUG 15, 2017 119988 Board Report
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