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Bangladesh - Income Support Program for the Poorest Project (English)

The objective of the Income Support Program for the Poorest Project for Bangladesh is to provide income support to the poorest mothers in selected Upazilas, while (i) increasing the mothers’ use of child nutrition and cognitive development services, and (ii) enhancing local level government capacity to deliver safety nets. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD957 NOV 17, 2014

Djibouti - Enhancing Income Opportunities Project (French)

Project Information Document 92608 NOV 15, 2014

English

Africa - Ebola Emergency Response Project : additional financing : Africa - Ebola Emergency Response Project : additional financing (English)

This project paper seeks approval of Additional Financings (AFs), with level two restructuring, for the Ebola Emergency Response Project of Africa. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1210 NOV 10, 2014

Philippines - Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services Project (English)

The Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) Project for Philippines will support institutionalization of selected modules of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) 2012. ... See More +

Project Paper 82274 NOV 06, 2014

Côte d’ivoire - Health Systems Strengthening and Ebola Preparedness Project (English)

The Health Systems Strengthening and Ebola Preparedness Project of Côte d’ivoire has an objective to strengthen the health system and improve the utilization and quality of health and nutrition services in selected regions. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD964 NOV 04, 2014

Philippines - Second National Roads Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 34 of 34) : Land acquisition, resettlement, rehabilitation, and indigenous peoples (LARRIP) policy framework (English)

The objective of the Second Roads Improvement Project for the Philippines is to establish an environmentally, socially and financially sustainable management system for an improved National Roads System (NRS). ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E1467 NOV 03, 2014

Department of Public Works and Highways, Environmental and Social Services Office (ESSO)

Village political economy, land tenure insecurity, and the rural to urban migration decision : evidence from China (English)

This paper investigates the impact of land tenure insecurity on the migration decisions of China's rural residents. A simple model first frames the relationship among these variables and the probability that a reallocation of land will occur in the following year. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7080 NOV 01, 2014

Giles, John; Mu, Ren

Informing migration policies : a data primer (English)

Researchers in many fields, such as demography, economics, and sociology, have established various data collection methodologies and principles to answer a range of academic and policy questions on migration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7082 NOV 01, 2014

Carletto, Calogero; Larrison, Jennica; Ozden, Caglar

Dropout in upper secondary education in Mexico : patterns, consequences and possible causes (English)

This study examines the causes and effects of low enrollment and high dropout rates at the upper secondary level in Mexico, where upper secondary completion rates are well below those of other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries and the regional average. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7083 NOV 01, 2014

Bentaouet Kattan, Raja; Szekely, Miguel

Vietnam - Sustainable Agriculture Transformation Project : ethnic minority policy framework (English)

The development objective of the Sustainable Agriculture Transformation Project for Vietnam is to contribute to the deployment and implementation of the agricultural restructuring plan (ARP) by providing capacity building and organizational development to the sector and re-organizing production to increase value addition and sustainability of rice and coffee sub-sectors in two key commodity production zones of Vietnam such as Mekong delta and Central Highlands regions. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP752 NOV 01, 2014

Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (English)

Incentive-based policies have been shown to be powerful in many areas of behavior, but have rarely been tested in the sexual domain. The Rewarding Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention and Control in Tanzania (RESPECT) study is a randomized controlled trial testing the hypothesis that a system of rapid feedback and positive reinforcement that uses cash as the primary incentive can be used to reduce risky sexual activity among young people, male and female, who are at high risk of HIV infection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7099 NOV 01, 2014

de Walque, Damien; Dow, William H.; Nathan, Rose

Poverty and the spatial distribution of rural population (English)

According to global spatial data sets in 2000 more than one-third of the rural population in developing countries was located on less favored agricultural land and areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7101 NOV 01, 2014

Barbier, Edward B.; Hochard, Jacob P.

Oil and civil conflict : can public spending have a mitigation effect ? (English)

This paper explores the conditions under which public spending could minimize violent conflict related to oil wealth. Previous work suggests that oil can lead to violent conflict because it increases the value of the state as a prize or because it undermines the state's bureaucratic penetration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7100 NOV 01, 2014

Singh, Raju Jan; Bodea, Cristina; Higashijima, Masaaki

Weather shocks and health at birth in Colombia (English)

Poor health at birth has negative long-run effects on individual well-being and is also detrimental for intergenerational mobility. This paper examines whether health outcomes at birth are affected by in utero increased exposure to rainfall and temperature shocks in Colombia, one of the countries in the world with the highest incidence of extreme weather events per year. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7081 NOV 01, 2014

Andalon, Mabel; Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos; Sanfelice, Viviane; Valderrama, Daniel

India - Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness in Bihar Project : Indigenous peoples plan : Tribal development framework (English)

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP754 NOV 01, 2014

Tunisia - Breaking the barriers to youth inclusion (English)

The report is organized along the different dimensions of youth inclusion. Chapter two investigates voice and participation of young Tunisians, and identifies both constraints and opportunities for their engagement in civic and political life. ... See More +

Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report 89233 NOV 01, 2014

What doesn't kill you makes you poorer : adult wages and the early-life disease environment in India (English)

A growing literature documents links between early-life health and human capital, and between human capital and adult wages. Although most of this literature has focused on developed countries, economists have hypothesized that effects of early-life health on adult economic outcomes could be even greater in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7121 NOV 01, 2014

Lawson, Nicholas; Spears, Dean

Inheritance law reform, empowerment, and human capital accumulation : second-generation effects from India (English)

This paper uses evidence from three Indian states, one of which amended inheritance legislation in 1994, to assess first- and second-generation effects of inheritance reform using a triple-difference strategy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7086 NOV 01, 2014

Deininger, Klaus; Xia, Fang; Jin, Songqing; Nagarajan, Hari K.

Place and child health : the interaction of population density and sanitation in developing countries (English)

A long literature in demography debates the importance of place for health. This paper assesses whether the importance of dense settlement for child mortality and child height is moderated by exposure to local sanitation behavior. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7124 NOV 01, 2014

Hathi, Payal; Haque, Sabrina; Pant, Lovey; Coffey, Diane; Spears, Dean

Laboratory professionals in Africa : the backbone of quality diagnostics (English)

Laboratories have historically been under supported in developing country health systems resulting in poor quality diagnosis and inadequate disease surveillance. ... See More +

Working Paper 92728 NOV 01, 2014

Schneidman, Miriam; Dacombe, Russell J.; Carter, Jane

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Bangladesh - Income Support Program for the Poorest Project (English)
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NOV 17, 2014 PAD957 Project Appraisal Document
Djibouti - Enhancing Income Opportunities Project (French)
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NOV 15, 2014 92608 Project Information Document English
Africa - Ebola Emergency Response Project : additional financing : Africa - Ebola Emergency Response Project : additional financing (English)
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NOV 10, 2014 PAD1210 Project Appraisal Document
Philippines - Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services Project (English)
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NOV 06, 2014 82274 Project Paper
Côte d’ivoire - Health Systems Strengthening and Ebola Preparedness Project (English)
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NOV 04, 2014 PAD964 Project Appraisal Document
Philippines - Second National Roads Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 34 of 34) : Land acquisition, resettlement, rehabilitation, and indigenous peoples (LARRIP) policy framework (English)
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NOV 03, 2014 E1467 Environmental Assessment
Village political economy, land tenure insecurity, and the rural to urban migration decision : evidence from China (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7080 Policy Research Working Paper
Informing migration policies : a data primer (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7082 Policy Research Working Paper
Dropout in upper secondary education in Mexico : patterns, consequences and possible causes (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7083 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Sustainable Agriculture Transformation Project : ethnic minority policy framework (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 IPP752 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7099 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty and the spatial distribution of rural population (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2014 WPS7101 Policy Research Working Paper
Oil and civil conflict : can public spending have a mitigation effect ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7100 Policy Research Working Paper
Weather shocks and health at birth in Colombia (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7081 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness in Bihar Project : Indigenous peoples plan : Tribal development framework (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 IPP754 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Tunisia - Breaking the barriers to youth inclusion (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 89233 Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report
What doesn't kill you makes you poorer : adult wages and the early-life disease environment in India (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7121 Policy Research Working Paper
Inheritance law reform, empowerment, and human capital accumulation : second-generation effects from India (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2014 WPS7086 Policy Research Working Paper
Place and child health : the interaction of population density and sanitation in developing countries (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2014 WPS7124 Policy Research Working Paper
Laboratory professionals in Africa : the backbone of quality diagnostics (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2014 92728 Working Paper