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East Asia's changing urban landscape : measuring a decade of spatial growth (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

Urbanization is transforming the developing world. However, understanding the pace, scale, and form of urbanization has been limited by a lack of consistent data. ... See More +

Publication 93877 FEB 04, 2015

Bangladesh - First Phase of the River Bank Improvement Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Resettlement framework and action plan (English)

The objective of the First Phase of the River Bank Improvement Project for Bangladesh is to reduce the adverse impacts of flooding and erosion along the Brahmaputra right embankment, enhance its sustainable management and improve accessibility along the Brahmaputra Right-bank Embankment (BRE) corridor. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP1753 FEB 01, 2015

West Bank and Gaza - Health System Resiliency Strengthening Project (English)

The objective of the Health System Resiliency Strengthening Project is to support Palestinian authority in securing continuity in healthcare service delivery and building its resilience to withstand future surge in demand for effective healthcare coverage. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1069 JAN 06, 2015

Can social health insurance be successfully introduced and expanded in Papua New Guinea? (English)

Cross-country comparisons have identified several enabling conditions required to ensure the sustainability of payroll tax-based systems. These are: (i) a large formal labour market; (ii) a growing economy; (iii) an administrative capacity for collection; and (iv) good regulatory and oversight structures. ... See More +

Brief 92699 JAN 01, 2015

Hou, Xiaohui; Somanathan, Aparnaa

Cambodia's rural health markets and the quality of care (English)

It is already well known that the main provider of primary health care (PHC) in Cambodia is the private sector and that only one in three patients visits the public sector for out-patient care. ... See More +

Brief 93386 NOV 01, 2014

Reforming Remuneration and HR Practices for Cambodia's Health Professionals (English)

Cambodia has faced daunting challenges in rebuilding its health workforce following the Khmer Rouge genocide of 1975-79, during which about 90 percent of health professionals perished, and the period of civil war that then continued until the 1990s. ... See More +

Brief 93388 NOV 01, 2014

Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : lessons from Japan (English)

In 2011, Japan celebrated the 50th anniversary of its own achievement of universal health coverage (UHC). On this occasion, the government of Japan and the World Bank conceived the idea of undertaking a multi-country study to respond to this growing demand by sharing rich and varied country experiences from countries at different stages of adopting and implementing UHC strategies, including Japan itself. ... See More +

Publication 91163 SEP 25, 2014

Ikegami, Naoki Japanese

Peru - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)

Peru is an upper middle-income country that has experienced fast economic growth (average of 6.9 percent per year from 2004 to 2013, according World Developing Indicators, WDI) combined with a reduction in poverty and inequality over the past decade. ... See More +

Working Paper 91218 SEP 01, 2014

Vermeersch, Christel; Medici, Andre C.; Narvaez, Rory

Vietnam - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)

Vietnam is regarded as a development success story. Political and economic reforms (“Doi Moi”) launched at the end of the 1980s have transformed the country from one of the poorest in the world to a lower middle-income country in a quarter century, with per capita income of $1,130 (World Bank, 2013). ... See More +

Working Paper 91222 SEP 01, 2014

Barroy, Helene; Jarawan, Eva; Bales, Sarah

Thailand - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)

Thailand, an upper-middle-income country with a population of 69.5 million in 2012, achieved its health-related Millennium Development Goals by the early 2000s. ... See More +

Working Paper 91220 SEP 01, 2014

Patcharanarumol, Walaiporn; Tangcharoensathien, Viroj; Wibulpolprasert, Suwit; Suthiwisesak, Peerapol

Brazil - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)

Over the last 20 years, Brazil has seen profound economic, political, and demographic changes. After a period of military dictatorship (from 1964 to 1985), political and economic stability was achieved in the mid-1990s. ... See More +

Working Paper 91214 SEP 01, 2014

Lindelow, Magnus; Araujo, Edson C.

Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report for Ghana (English)

Ghana is a country in West Africa with a population of about 25 million. The country is a stable democracy and achieved lower middle-income status in 2011 with a per capita gross national income (GNI) of $1,410. ... See More +

Working Paper 91299 SEP 01, 2014

Otoo, Nathaniel; Awittor, Evelyn; Marquez, Patricio; Saleh, Karima

Turkey on the way of universal health coverage through the health transformation program (English)

Beginning in 2003, Turkey initiated a series of reforms under the Health Transformation Program (HTP) that over the past decade have led to the achievement of universal health coverage (UHC). ... See More +

Working Paper 93172 SEP 01, 2014

Bump, Jesse; Sparkes, Susan; Tatar, Mehtap; Celik, Yusuf; Aran, Meltem; Rokx, Claudia

Turkey on the way of universal health coverage through the health transportation program (2003-2013) (English)

Beginning in 2003, Turkey initiated a series of reforms under the Health Transformation Program (HTP) that over the past decade have led to the achievement of universal health coverage (UHC). ... See More +

Working Paper 91326 SEP 01, 2014

Aran, Meltem; Rokx, Claudia

France - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)

Situated in Western Europe, France is a high-income country with a gross national income (GNI) above $40,000 per capita. While the overall picture of health status is good, France contains apparent contradictions. ... See More +

Working Paper 91216 AUG 01, 2014

Barroy, Helene; Or, Zeynep; Kumar, Ankit

Indonesia - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)

Indonesia, a low-middle income country of around 242 million people, has made impressive gains in health over the past few decades, notably in increased life expectancy and reduced infant and child mortality rates. ... See More +

Working Paper 91217 AUG 01, 2014

Marzoeki, Puti; Tandon, Ajay; Bi, Xiaolu; Pambudi, Eko Setyo

Vietnam - Learning from smart reforms on the road to universal health coverage (English)

Universal Health Coverage is a powerful framework for a nation aiming to protect their population against health risks. However, countries face multiple challenges in implementing, achieving and sustaining UHC strategies. ... See More +

Working Paper 91327 AUG 01, 2014

Barroy, Helene; Jarawan, Eva; Bales, Sarah

Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : a synthesis of 11 country case studies (English)

The goals of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) are to ensure that all people can access quality health services, to safeguard all people from public health risks, and to protect all people from impoverishment due to illness, whether from out-of-pocket payments for health care or loss of income when a household member falls sick. ... See More +

Publication 88862 JUN 25, 2014

Maeda, Akiko; Cashin, Cheryl; Harris, Joseph; Ikegami, Naoki; Reich, Michael Japanese

Moving toward universal coverage of social health insurance in Vietnam : assessment and options (English)

To address the growth in resultant out-of-pocket (OOP) payments and associated problems of financial barriers to access, the government issued several policies aimed at expanding coverage throughout the 1990s and 2000s, particularly for the poor and other vulnerable groups. ... See More +

Publication 89066 JUN 20, 2014

Somanathan, Aparnaa; Tandon, Ajay; Dao, Huong Lan; Hurt, Kari L.; Fuenzalida-Puelma, Hernan L. Vietnamese

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Tunisia - Ecotourism and Conservation of Desert Biodiversity Project : procurement plan : Fiche du plan de passation des marches (French)
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East Asia's changing urban landscape : measuring a decade of spatial growth (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
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Bangladesh - First Phase of the River Bank Improvement Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Resettlement framework and action plan (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 RP1753 Resettlement Plan
West Bank and Gaza - Health System Resiliency Strengthening Project (English)
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JAN 06, 2015 PAD1069 Project Appraisal Document
Can social health insurance be successfully introduced and expanded in Papua New Guinea? (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 92699 Brief
Cambodia's rural health markets and the quality of care (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 93386 Brief
Reforming Remuneration and HR Practices for Cambodia's Health Professionals (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 93388 Brief
Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : lessons from Japan (English)
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SEP 25, 2014 91163 Publication Japanese
Peru - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91218 Working Paper
Vietnam - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91222 Working Paper
Thailand - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91220 Working Paper
Brazil - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91214 Working Paper
Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report for Ghana (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91299 Working Paper
Turkey on the way of universal health coverage through the health transformation program (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 93172 Working Paper
Turkey on the way of universal health coverage through the health transportation program (2003-2013) (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91326 Working Paper
France - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 91216 Working Paper
Indonesia - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 91217 Working Paper
Vietnam - Learning from smart reforms on the road to universal health coverage (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 91327 Working Paper
Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : a synthesis of 11 country case studies (English)
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JUN 25, 2014 88862 Publication Japanese
Moving toward universal coverage of social health insurance in Vietnam : assessment and options (English)
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JUN 20, 2014 89066 Publication Vietnamese