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Statement by Mr. Anthony Lake at the 89th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Anthony Lake, Executive Director at the eighty-ninth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014. Five years after the global financial crisis, the economic outlook is brightening: growth is picking up in both developing countries and high-income economies. ... See More +

Board Report 86982 APR 12, 2014

Lake, Anthony

Cash transfers and child labor (English)

Cash transfer programs are widely used in settings where child labor is prevalent. Although many of these programs are explicitly implemented to improve children's welfare, in theory their impact on child labor is undetermined. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6826 MAR 01, 2014

de Hoop, Jacobus; Rosati, Furio C.

Wealth gradients in early childhood cognitive development in five Latin American countries (English)

Research from the United States shows that gaps in early cognitive and noncognitive abilities appear early in the life cycle. Little is known about this important question for developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6779 FEB 01, 2014

Schady,, Norbert; Behrman, Jere; Araujo, Maria Caridad; Azuero,, Rodrigo; Bernal, Raquel; Bravo, David; Lopez-Boo, Florencia; Macours, Karen; Marshall, Daniela; Paxson, Christina; Vakis, Renos

The impact of early childhood education on early achievement gaps : evidence from the Indonesia early childhood education and development (ECED) project (English)

This paper assesses whether the Indonesia Early Childhood Education and Development project had an impact on early achievement gaps as measured by an array of child development outcomes and enrollment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6794 FEB 01, 2014

Jung, Haeil; Hasan, Amer

Statement by Ms. Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF : 88th meeting of the Development Committee (English)

This is a statement by Ms. Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF, at the eighty-eighth meeting of the Development Committe held on October 12, 2013. ... See More +

Board Report 81894 OCT 12, 2013

Gupta, Geeta Rao

Sri Lanka - Can conditional cash transfer programs serve as safety nets in keeping children at school and from working when exposed to shocks? (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, Can Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs serve as safety nets in keeping children at school and from working when exposed to shocks? ... See More +

Brief 81206 AUG 14, 2013

Janvry, Alain de; Finan, Frederico; Sadoulet, Elisabeth; Vakis, Renos

Does child labour displace schooling? Evidence on behavioral responses to an enrollment subsidy (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Does child labour displace schooling? Evidence on behavioral responses to an enrollment subsidy, conducted between 1995 and 1996, in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Brief 81289 AUG 14, 2013

Ravallion, Martin; Wodon, Quentin

Does money matter? : the effects of cash transfers on child health and development in rural Ecuador (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Does money matter? : the effects of cash transfers on child health and development in rural Ecuador, conducted in 2003 in Ecuador. ... See More +

Brief 81298 AUG 14, 2013

Paxson, Christina; Schady, Norbert

Early childhood development through an integrated program : evidence from the Philippines (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Early childhood development through an integrated program : evidence from the Philippines, conducted in 1999 in Philippines. ... See More +

Brief 81304 AUG 14, 2013

Armecin, Graeme; Behrman, Jere; Duazo, Paulita; Ghuman, Sharon; Gultiano, Socorro; King, Elizabeth; Lee, Nanette

Children's schooling and work in the presence of a conditional cash transfer program in rural Colombia (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Children's schooling and work in the presence of a conditional cash transfer program in rural Colombia, conducted between 2001 and 2003 in Colombia. ... See More +

Brief 81214 AUG 14, 2013

Attanasio, Orazio; Fitzsimons, Emla; Gomez, Ana; Gutierrez, Martha Isabel; Meghir, Costas; Mesnard, Alice

Educational and health impacts of two school feeding schemes (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a impact evaluation study, entitled Educational and health impacts of two school feeding schemes, conducted between 2006 and 2007 in Burkina Faso. ... See More +

Brief 81309 AUG 14, 2013

Kazianga, Harounan; de Walque, Damien; Alderman, Harold

The heterogeneous effects of a food price crisis on child school enrollment and labor : evidence from Pakistan (English)

Using a panel survey, this paper investigates how the increase in food prices in Pakistan in 2008-2010 affected children's school enrollment and labor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6566 AUG 01, 2013

Hou, Xiaohui; Hong, Seo Yeon

Early childhood education and development in poor villages of Indonesia : strong foundations, later success (English)

Over the past decade Indonesia has experienced economic growth, reduced poverty, and continued progress towards many of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). ... See More +

Working Paper 80859 AUG 01, 2013

Bahasa (Indonesian)

Early childhood education and development in poor villages of Indonesia : strong foundations, later success : Pendidikan dan pengembangan anak usia dini di desa-desa miskin di Indonesia : landasan kokoh, masa depan cerah (Bahasa (Indonesian))

Over the past decade Indonesia has experienced economic growth, reduced poverty, and continued progress towards many of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). ... See More +

Working Paper 80859 AUG 01, 2013

English

Early childhood education and development in poor villages of Indonesia : strong foundations, later success (English)

Influenced by the condition of young children within its own country and by the pattern of international evidence about the value of Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED), the government of Indonesia has implemented policies and programs that prioritize the early years of children's lives. ... See More +

Publication 78484 JUN 11, 2013

Hasan, Amer; Hyson, Marilou; Chang, Mae Chu Bahasa (Indonesian)

Early childhood education and development in poor villages of Indonesia : strong foundations, later success : Pendidikan dan Pengembangan Anak Usia Dini (PPAUD) di desa-desa miskin di Indonesia : landasan kokoh, hari esok cerah (Bahasa (Indonesian))

Influenced by the condition of young children within its own country and by the pattern of international evidence about the value of Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED), the government of Indonesia has implemented policies and programs that prioritize the early years of children's lives. ... See More +

Publication 78484 JUN 11, 2013

Hasan, Amer; Hyson, Marilou; Chang, Mae Chu English

'A Good Start (AGS) : scaling-up access to quality services for young Roma children : case study of the Roma Education Fund Pilot Project' (English)

This report is a case study of the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) project 'a good start: scaling-up access to quality services for young Roma children' (hereafter, 'A Good Start' or 'AGS'), implemented by local partner organizations of the Roma Education Fund. ... See More +

Working Paper 83117 JUN 11, 2013

Asenov, Rosen; Jasarevic, Marijana; Laat, Joost de; Kits, Barbara

Can conditional cash transfers compensate for a father's absence ? (English)

This paper investigates how the permanent departure of the father from a household affects children's school enrollment and work participation in rural Colombia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6476 JUN 01, 2013

Mesnard, Alice; Fitzsimons, Emla

Common ground : UNICEF and World Bank approaches to building social protection systems (English)

The recently released United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) social protection strategic framework and the World Bank social protection and labor strategy call for taking a systems approach to social protection as a way to help countries, communities, families and children enhance resilience, equity and opportunity. ... See More +

Brief 78652 JUN 01, 2013

Murthy, Sheila; Rawlings, Laura; Winder, Natalia

Understanding child labor in Ghana beyond poverty -- the structure of the economy, social norms, and no returns to rural basic education : Understanding child labor in Ghana beyond poverty : the structure of the economy, social norms, and no returns to rural basic education (English)

One in six children age 6-14 are engaged in labor activities in Ghana, with child employment being the leading alternative to schooling. By exploring structural, institutional, geographic, monetary, demographic, and cultural factors affecting household decisions about child labor, the paper's main purpose is to identify the conditions and characteristics of working children, the root causes of their vulnerability, and thus help to inform decision-makers and actors who draft and implement public policy of possible ways to tackle child labor in Ghana. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6513 JUN 01, 2013

Krauss, Alexander

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Statement by Mr. Anthony Lake at the 89th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014 (English)
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APR 12, 2014 86982 Board Report
Cash transfers and child labor (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6826 Policy Research Working Paper
Wealth gradients in early childhood cognitive development in five Latin American countries (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6779 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of early childhood education on early achievement gaps : evidence from the Indonesia early childhood education and development (ECED) project (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6794 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Ms. Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF : 88th meeting of the Development Committee (English)
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OCT 12, 2013 81894 Board Report
Sri Lanka - Can conditional cash transfer programs serve as safety nets in keeping children at school and from working when exposed to shocks? (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81206 Brief
Does child labour displace schooling? Evidence on behavioral responses to an enrollment subsidy (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81289 Brief
Does money matter? : the effects of cash transfers on child health and development in rural Ecuador (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81298 Brief
Early childhood development through an integrated program : evidence from the Philippines (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81304 Brief
Children's schooling and work in the presence of a conditional cash transfer program in rural Colombia (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81214 Brief
Educational and health impacts of two school feeding schemes (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81309 Brief
The heterogeneous effects of a food price crisis on child school enrollment and labor : evidence from Pakistan (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6566 Policy Research Working Paper
Early childhood education and development in poor villages of Indonesia : strong foundations, later success (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 80859 Working Paper Bahasa (Indonesian)
Early childhood education and development in poor villages of Indonesia : strong foundations, later success : Pendidikan dan pengembangan anak usia dini di desa-desa miskin di Indonesia : landasan kokoh, masa depan cerah (Bahasa (Indonesian))
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AUG 01, 2013 80859 Working Paper English
Early childhood education and development in poor villages of Indonesia : strong foundations, later success (English)
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JUN 11, 2013 78484 Publication Bahasa (Indonesian)
Early childhood education and development in poor villages of Indonesia : strong foundations, later success : Pendidikan dan Pengembangan Anak Usia Dini (PPAUD) di desa-desa miskin di Indonesia : landasan kokoh, hari esok cerah (Bahasa (Indonesian))
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JUN 11, 2013 78484 Publication English
'A Good Start (AGS) : scaling-up access to quality services for young Roma children : case study of the Roma Education Fund Pilot Project' (English)
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JUN 11, 2013 83117 Working Paper
Can conditional cash transfers compensate for a father's absence ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6476 Policy Research Working Paper
Common ground : UNICEF and World Bank approaches to building social protection systems (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 78652 Brief
Understanding child labor in Ghana beyond poverty -- the structure of the economy, social norms, and no returns to rural basic education : Understanding child labor in Ghana beyond poverty : the structure of the economy, social norms, and no returns to rural basic education (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6513 Policy Research Working Paper