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The economic impact of Ebola on sub-Saharan Africa : updated estimates for 2015 (English)

The most severe impact of the Ebola epidemic, which began in Guinea in December 2013 and quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, has been in lost human lives and suffering. ... See More +

Working Paper 93721 JAN 20, 2015

Thomas, Mark Roland; Smith, Gregory; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Evans, David; Maliszewska, Maryla; Cruz, Marcio; Himelein, Kristen; Over, Mead

Georgia-Inclusive Growth DPO (English)

Project Information Document AB7662 JAN 20, 2015

Ethiopia - Expressway Development Support Project : resettlement plan (English)

The objective of the Expressway Development Support Project for Ethiopia is to facilitate the efficient and safer movement of goods and people along selected heavily-trafficked corridors, whilst building systems to manage and finance high-capacity roads and promote the safety of the core road network. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP1734 JAN 16, 2015

Long-run effects of democracy on income inequality : evidence from repeated cross-sections (English)

This paper assesses the link between democracy and inequality. Inequality is measured at the cohort level with pseudo-panel data built from nine Latin American countries' household surveys (1995-2009, biannual). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7153 JAN 01, 2015

Balcazar, Carlos Felipe

Local budget transparency and participation : evidence from the Kyrgyz Republic (English)

The paper investigates determinants of civic participation in local budget processes in rural areas in the Kyrgyz Republic by using data from the Life in Kyrgyzstan survey, conducted in 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7154 JAN 01, 2015

Esenaliev, Damir; Gregory Kisunko; Kisunko, Gregory

Papua New Guinea - Inclusive development in post-conflict Bougainville : supporting and strengthening the participation of women in Bougainville's development processes (English)

Located at the eastern-most point of the New Guinea islands, Bougainville comprises two large and many smaller islands. It has a population of approximately 200,000 and over a dozen different languages. ... See More +

Brief 93517 JAN 01, 2015

Johnson, Erik

Assessment of health financing options : Papua New Guinea (English)

This report examines three broad health financing options in PNG: (i) increasing the level of general revenue spending; (ii) introducing contributory, insurance-based health financing arrangements; and (iii) mobilizing additional resources through efficiency savings in the sector. ... See More +

Brief 92720 JAN 01, 2015

Hou, Xiaohui; Somanathan, Aparnaa

Food and nutrition security in tribal and backwards areas in India (English)

Malnutrition is one of India's most serious and persistent problems. While nutrition outcomes across India are poor, they are typically worse in tribal and backward areas. ... See More +

Brief 93528 JAN 01, 2015

Indonesia - Nutrition at a glance (English)

Malnutrition is responsible for nearly half (45 percent) of all deaths in children under five. Children who are undernourished between conception and age two are at high risk for impaired cognitive development, which adversely affects the country’s productivity and growth. ... See More +

Brief 93680 JAN 01, 2015

Promoting handwashing and sanitation : evidence from a large-scale randomized trial in rural Tanzania (English)

The association between hygiene, sanitation, and health is well documented, yet thousands of children die each year from exposure to contaminated fecal matter. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7164 JAN 01, 2015

Briceno, Bertha; Coville, Aidan; Martinez , Sebastian

Can skills training increase employment for young women? : the case of Liberia (English)

This paper summarizes rigorous impact evaluation results from the Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls Project (EPAG) in Liberia and presents long-term project results gathered in an end-line survey. ... See More +

Brief 90069 JAN 01, 2015

Scaling the heights : Social inclusion and sustainable development in Himachal Pradesh (English)

Himachal Pradesh has the reputation of being stable, inclusive, cohesive and well-governed and it stands apart in many respects from its neighbors in northern India. ... See More +

Working Paper 93729 JAN 01, 2015

Bordia Das, Maitreyi; Kapoor-Mehta, Soumya; Oktay Tas, Emcet; Zumbyte, Ieva

Living on the edge : vulnerability to poverty and public transfers in Mexico (English)

Social policy in Mexico has focused on identifying and supporting chronically poor households. Yet, Mexico has a significant number of households that are just above the poverty line who are not eligible, by definition, for antipoverty programs and are at risk of falling back into poverty in the event of an economic crisis or shocks like loss of employment and natural disasters. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7165 JAN 01, 2015

de la Fuente, Alejandro; Ortiz-Juarez, Eduardo; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos

Intentions to return : evidence from Romanian migrants (English)

Romania faces an acute population crisis with an aging workforce and an increased number of emigrants particularly from the young, highly educated/skilled population. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7166 JAN 01, 2015

Hinks, Tim; Davies, Simon

Can we measure resilience ? a proposed method and evidence from countries in the Sahel (English)

Although resilience has become a popular concept in studies of poverty and vulnerability, it has been difficult to obtain a credible measure of resilience. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7170 JAN 01, 2015

Alfani, Federica; Dabalen, Andrew; Fisker, Peter; Molini, Vasco

Vulnerability to malnutrition in the West African Sahel (English)

This study estimates marginal increase in malnutrition for children ages 1-3 years from exposure to an extreme shock in the West African Sahel. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7171 JAN 01, 2015

Alfani, Federica; Dabalen, Andrew; Fisker, Peter; Molini, Vasco

Honduras - Social Protection Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 3) : Plan para los Pueblos Indígenas y Afrohondurenos (PPIAH) en el marco del programa Presidencial bono vida mejor (Spanish)

The objective of the Social Protection Project for Honduras will support the Government's objective of building an improved social protection system mainly by improving institutional capacity for designing and implementing a Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP429 DEC 30, 2014

Congo - Health Sector Services Development Project (English)

The Congo Health Sector Services Development Project received a moderately satisfactory outcome with moderate risk to development. Both the Bank and the Borrower received moderately satisfactory ratings for their performances. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3204 DEC 30, 2014

Senegal - Nutrition Enhancement Project II (English)

The Senegal Nutrition Enhancement Project II received a satisfactory outcome rating with moderate risk to development outcome. Both the Bank and the Borrower received satisfactory performance ratings. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2449 DEC 29, 2014

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The economic impact of Ebola on sub-Saharan Africa : updated estimates for 2015 (English)
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JAN 20, 2015 93721 Working Paper
Georgia-Inclusive Growth DPO (English)
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JAN 20, 2015 AB7662 Project Information Document
Ethiopia - Expressway Development Support Project : resettlement plan (English)
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JAN 16, 2015 RP1734 Resettlement Plan
Djibouti - Crisis response - Social Safety Net Project : procurement plan : Fiche du plan de passation des marches (French)
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JAN 01, 2015 93465 Procurement Plan
Long-run effects of democracy on income inequality : evidence from repeated cross-sections (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7153 Policy Research Working Paper
Local budget transparency and participation : evidence from the Kyrgyz Republic (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7154 Policy Research Working Paper
Papua New Guinea - Inclusive development in post-conflict Bougainville : supporting and strengthening the participation of women in Bougainville's development processes (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93517 Brief
Assessment of health financing options : Papua New Guinea (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 92720 Brief
Food and nutrition security in tribal and backwards areas in India (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93528 Brief
Indonesia - Nutrition at a glance (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93680 Brief
Promoting handwashing and sanitation : evidence from a large-scale randomized trial in rural Tanzania (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7164 Policy Research Working Paper
Can skills training increase employment for young women? : the case of Liberia (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 90069 Brief
Scaling the heights : Social inclusion and sustainable development in Himachal Pradesh (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93729 Working Paper
Living on the edge : vulnerability to poverty and public transfers in Mexico (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7165 Policy Research Working Paper
Intentions to return : evidence from Romanian migrants (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7166 Policy Research Working Paper
Can we measure resilience ? a proposed method and evidence from countries in the Sahel (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7170 Policy Research Working Paper
Vulnerability to malnutrition in the West African Sahel (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7171 Policy Research Working Paper
Honduras - Social Protection Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 3) : Plan para los Pueblos Indígenas y Afrohondurenos (PPIAH) en el marco del programa Presidencial bono vida mejor (Spanish)
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DEC 30, 2014 IPP429 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Congo - Health Sector Services Development Project (English)
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DEC 30, 2014 ICR3204 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Senegal - Nutrition Enhancement Project II (English)
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DEC 29, 2014 ICR2449 Implementation Completion and Results Report