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They got mad skills : the effects of training on youth employability and resilience to the Ebola shock (English)

This paper discusses a randomized control trial to measure the short-term impacts of a skills intervention among urban youth in Sierra Leone at the onset of the Ebola crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8036 APR 25, 2017

Rosas Raffo,Nina; Acevedo,Maria Cecilia; Zaldivar Chimal,Samantha Disclosed

The economics of forced displacement : an introduction (English)

Forced displacement -- defined as the displacement of refugees and internally displaced persons due to violence -- has reached an unprecedented scale and global attention during the past few years, particularly in the aftermath of the Syrian refugee crisis in 2011 and the European Union's migration crisis in 2015. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8038 APR 25, 2017

Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Is Poverty in Africa mostly chronic or transient ? evidence from synthetic panel data (English)

Absent actual panel household survey data, this paper constructs, for the first time, synthetic panel data for more than 20 countries accounting for two-thirds of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8033 APR 20, 2017

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Dabalen,Andrew L. Disclosed

Can public works programs reduce youth crime ? evidence from Papua New Guinea's urban youth employment project (English)

Crime rates in Papua New Guinea's capital city of Port Moresby are among the highest in the world. Few youth work, and good jobs are scarce. In 2013, the National Capital District Commission partnered with the World Bank to implement the Urban Youth Employment Project. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8032 APR 18, 2017

Ivaschenko,Oleksiy; Naidoo,Darian; Newhouse,David Locke; Sultan,Sonya M. Disclosed

Indonesia - Social Assistance Reform Program (English)

Program Information Document PIDA107348 MAR 08, 2017

Acosta,Pablo Ariel Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - Second Health and Social Protection Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Second Health and Social Protection Project for Kyrgyz Republic is to: (i) improve health outcomes in four health priority areas in support of the ‘Den Sooluk’ National Health Reform Program 2012‐2016; and (ii) enable the Government's efforts to enhance effectiveness and targeting performance of social assistance and services. ... See More +

Project Paper RES24817 MAR 07, 2017

Disclosed

Tunisia - Social Protection Reforms Support Project : procurement plan : Fiche du plan de passation des marchés (French)

Procurement Plan 113924 MAR 06, 2017

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Laos - Country partnership framework for the period FY2017-FY2021 (English)

This document presents the World Bank Group (WBG) Country Partnership Framework (CPF) with the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) for FY 2017-2021. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 110813 MAR 02, 2017

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Pakistan National Social Protection Program-for-Results : technical assessment - 2017 (English)

The Government's vision for social protection (SP), as elaborated in the 2007 National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS), was to develop an integrated and comprehensive SP platform focused on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable groups. ... See More +

PforR Fiduciary Systems Assessment 113568 MAR 01, 2017

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Gender Equality, Poverty Reduction, and Inclusive Growth : 2016-2023 Gender Strategy - 2017 Update to the Board (English)

The new Gender Strategy emphasizes measurable results based on data and evidence of whatworks. It raises the bar and positions the WBG to be a more effective actor in tackling specific gender gaps. ... See More +

Board Report 112956 FEB 17, 2017

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A firm of one's own : experimental evidence on credit constraints and occupational choice (English)

This study presents results from a randomized evaluation of two labor market interventions targeted to young women aged 18 to 19 years in three of Nairobi's poorest neighborhoods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7977 FEB 16, 2017

Brudevold-Newman,Andrew Peter; Honorati,Maddalena; Jakiela,Pamela; Ozier,Owen Disclosed

Morocco - Identity and Targeting for Social Protection Project (English)

The development objective of the Identity and Targeting for Social Protection Project for Morocco is to expand coverage of a unique identifying number for the Moroccan population and foreign residents, and to improve targeting of social safety nets in the Project Area. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1611 FEB 16, 2017

Arabic Disclosed

Morocco - Identity and Targeting for Social Protection Project : المغرب - الهوية والاستهداف لمشروع الحماية الاجتماعية (Arabic)

The development objective of the Identity and Targeting for Social Protection Project for Morocco is to expand coverage of a unique identifying number for the Moroccan population and foreign residents, and to improve targeting of social safety nets in the Project Area. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1611 FEB 16, 2017

English Disclosed

Impact of social accountability on the quality of community projects in Uganda : impact evaluation results from NUSAF2 transparency, accountability and anti-corruption sub-component (English)

This policy report presents the main results from the impact evaluation of a social accountability and community monitoring intervention implemented as part of the Transparency, Accountability and Anti-Corruption sub-component of the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF2). ... See More +

Working Paper ACS21095 FEB 14, 2017

Fiala,Nathan V.; Premand,Patrick Disclosed

Africa's cities : opening doors to the world (English)

Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. ... See More +

Publication 113851 FEB 09, 2017

Lall,Somik V.; Henderson Jr,Vernon Marquette; Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

The impacts of cash transfers on women’s empowerment : learning from Pakistan’s BISP program (English)

Large-scale government cash transfer programs have become an important element of social protection and poverty reduction strategies throughout the developing world. ... See More +

Working Paper 113161 FEB 01, 2017

Ambler, Kate; De Brauw,Alan Disclosed

How labor laws can transform health systems the case of Saudi Arabia (English)

In 1999, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia enacted a law that compels private employers to covernon-Saudi employees with health insurance. In the 16 years that followed, the health sector inthe Kingdom has seen a dramatic shift in how services are provided and paid for, and the changecontinues at an accelerated speed. ... See More +

Journal Article 113002 JAN 31, 2017

Al-Mazrou,Yagoub; Al-Ghaith,Taghreed; Yazbeck,Abdo S.; Rabie,Tamer Samah Disclosed

Death scares : how potential work-migrants infer mortality rates from migrant deaths (English)

This paper studies how potential work migrants infer mortality rates from incidents of migrant deaths. In the context of migrant workers from Nepal to Malaysia and the Persian Gulf countries, the study finds that the death of a migrant from a district lowers migration outflows in subsequent months. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7946 JAN 23, 2017

Shrestha,Maheshwor Disclosed

Get rich or die tryin' : perceived earnings, perceived mortality rate and the value of a statistical life of potential work-migrants from Nepal (English)

Do potential migrants have accurate information about the risks and returns of migrating abroad? And, given the information they have, what is their revealed willingness to trade risks for higher earnings? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7945 JAN 23, 2017

Shrestha,Maheshwor Disclosed

Argentina - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY15-FY18 (English)

This Performance and Learning Review (PLR) summarizes progress in the implementation of the World Bank Group (WBG) Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for the Argentine Republic for the period FY15-FY18 , discussed by the WBG Executive Directors on September 9, 2014. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 110546 JAN 13, 2017

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They got mad skills : the effects of training on youth employability and resilience to the Ebola shock (English)
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APR 25, 2017 WPS8036 Policy Research Working Paper
The economics of forced displacement : an introduction (English)
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APR 25, 2017 WPS8038 Policy Research Working Paper
Is Poverty in Africa mostly chronic or transient ? evidence from synthetic panel data (English)
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APR 20, 2017 WPS8033 Policy Research Working Paper
Can public works programs reduce youth crime ? evidence from Papua New Guinea's urban youth employment project (English)
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APR 18, 2017 WPS8032 Policy Research Working Paper
Indonesia - Social Assistance Reform Program (English)
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MAR 08, 2017 PIDA107348 Program Information Document
Kyrgyz Republic - Second Health and Social Protection Project : restructuring (English)
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MAR 07, 2017 RES24817 Project Paper
Tunisia - Social Protection Reforms Support Project : procurement plan : Fiche du plan de passation des marchés (French)
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MAR 06, 2017 113924 Procurement Plan
Laos - Country partnership framework for the period FY2017-FY2021 (English)
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MAR 02, 2017 110813 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Pakistan National Social Protection Program-for-Results : technical assessment - 2017 (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113568 PforR Fiduciary Systems Assessment
Gender Equality, Poverty Reduction, and Inclusive Growth : 2016-2023 Gender Strategy - 2017 Update to the Board (English)
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FEB 17, 2017 112956 Board Report
A firm of one's own : experimental evidence on credit constraints and occupational choice (English)
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FEB 16, 2017 WPS7977 Policy Research Working Paper
Morocco - Identity and Targeting for Social Protection Project (English)
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FEB 16, 2017 PAD1611 Project Appraisal Document Arabic
Morocco - Identity and Targeting for Social Protection Project : المغرب - الهوية والاستهداف لمشروع الحماية الاجتماعية (Arabic)
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FEB 16, 2017 PAD1611 Project Appraisal Document English
Impact of social accountability on the quality of community projects in Uganda : impact evaluation results from NUSAF2 transparency, accountability and anti-corruption sub-component (English)
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FEB 14, 2017 ACS21095 Working Paper
Africa's cities : opening doors to the world (English)
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FEB 09, 2017 113851 Publication
The impacts of cash transfers on women’s empowerment : learning from Pakistan’s BISP program (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113161 Working Paper
How labor laws can transform health systems the case of Saudi Arabia (English)
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JAN 31, 2017 113002 Journal Article
Death scares : how potential work-migrants infer mortality rates from migrant deaths (English)
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JAN 23, 2017 WPS7946 Policy Research Working Paper
Get rich or die tryin' : perceived earnings, perceived mortality rate and the value of a statistical life of potential work-migrants from Nepal (English)
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JAN 23, 2017 WPS7945 Policy Research Working Paper
Argentina - Performance and learning review of the country partnership strategy for the period FY15-FY18 (English)
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JAN 13, 2017 110546 Country Assistance Strategy Document