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Does longer compulsory education equalize schooling by gender and rural/urban residence ? (English)

This study examines the effects of the extension of compulsory schooling from 5 to 8 years in Turkey in 1997—which involved substantial investment in school infrastructure—on schooling outcomes and, in particular, on the equality of these outcomes between men and women, and urban and rural residents using the Turkish Demographic and Health Surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7377 JUL 24, 2015

Kırdar,Murat G.; Dayıoğlu,Meltem; Koç,İsmet

Do performance agreements help improve service delivery ? the experience of Brazilian states (English)

A growing number of states and municipalities in Brazil rely on results-based management, and many other local and state governments are considering adopting the practice. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7375 JUL 22, 2015

Vinuela,Lorena; Zoratto,Laura De Castro

Performance-based financing toolkit : Manual de pago por desempeño (Spanish,English)

This toolkit addresses the questions what and why, while focusing on the answer to how it can be done. The toolkit is pervaded by answers to the first question, while explaining the how to: the process, the planning, the design, and the implementation of performance-based financing (PBF) schemes. ... See More +

Publication 85412 JUL 21, 2015

Bredenkamp,Caryn; Fritsche,Gyorgy Bela; Meessen,Bruno; Ndizeye,Cedric; Soeters,Robert Anthony; Heteren,Godelieve Van

Sustainability and poverty alleviation : Confronting environmental threats in Sindh, Pakistan (English)

Sindhs environmental and climate change problems call for urgent responses. A number of feasible interventions could be carried out to address the categories of environmental degradation that have the highest impacts on Sindhs population. ... See More +

Publication 98133 JUL 15, 2015

Sanchez-Triana,Ernesto; Enriquez,Santiago; Larsen,Bjjorn; Webster,Peter; Afzal,Javaid

Asymmetric information about migrant earnings and remittance flows (English)

This paper examine asymmetric information about migrant earnings and its implications for remittance behavior using a sample of Indian households with husbands working overseas in Qatar. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7368 JUL 15, 2015

Seshan,Ganesh Kumar; Zubrickas,Robertas

Deliberation and development : Rethinking the role of voice and collective action in unequal societies (English)

This book brings together two fields that rarely converse with one another: deliberative democracy and development studies. The study of deliberation— which explores normative and practical questions around group-based decision making via discussion or debate, particularly as analternate or supplement to voting or bargaining—has emerged as a critical part of the debate on democracy over the last two decades. ... See More +

Publication 98134 JUL 13, 2015

Heller, Patrick [editor]; Rao,Vijayendra

Central African Republic - Country engagement note for the period FY2016-2017 (English)

Before the current crisis, the Central African Republic (CAR), a landlocked country lying in the middle of the African continent, was already one of the poorest nations on earth, with a GNI per capita of US$471 per year. ... See More +

Country Re-engagement Note 96209 JUL 13, 2015

The next wave of deaths from Ebola ? the impact of health care worker mortality (English)

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa has put a huge strain on already weak health systems. Ebola deaths have been disproportionately concentrated among health care workers, exacerbating existing skill shortages in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in a way that will negatively affect the health of the populations even after Ebola has been eliminated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7344 JUL 08, 2015

Evans,David; Goldstein,Markus P.; Popova,Anna

Thirty years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Argentina : an assessment of the national health response (English)

This study analyzes the national and inter-provincial burden of disease, the demographics of new HIV cases, the demand and supply-sides of service delivery, and conducts a cost-benefit analysis of the National HIV/AIDS Program over the last decade. ... See More +

Publication 97933 JUL 08, 2015

Lavadenz,Fernando; Pantanali,Carla; Zeballos Veraloza,Maria Eliana

World Bank support to early childhood development : an independent evaluation (English)

The sustained benefits of early childhood interventions are well established in developed countries. Early development plays a major role in subsequent school performance, health, socialization, and future earnings. ... See More +

Sector or Thematic Evaluation 97851 JUL 08, 2015

Nepal - Second HNP and HIV/AIDS Project : restructuring (English)

Project Paper RES19304 JUL 07, 2015

Folger,Phoebe M.

Inventory of social protection programs in Myanmar (English)

Myanmar’s spending on and coverage of social protection programs is low. Developing the building blocks of a social protection system needs to be a gradual process based on strengtheninginstitutional capacity and ensuring fiscal sustainability. ... See More +

Working Paper 97954 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

Risks and vulnerabilities along the life cycle : Role for social protection in Myanmar (English)

Myanmar is a country in transition with great regional diversity. It is still a relatively young country with the highest share of its population at active working age. ... See More +

Working Paper 97951 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva

Cambodia - Second Health Sector Support Program Project : third additional financing : indigenous peoples planning framework (English)

The development objective of the Second Health Sector Support Program Project for Cambodia is to support the implementation of the governments health strategic plan 2008-2015 in order to improve health outcomes through strengthening institutional capacity and mechanisms by which the government and program partners can achieve more effective and efficient sector performance. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1196 JUL 06, 2015

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Pension patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This report provides an initial stocktaking of the characteristics, environment and performance of public and private pensions and elderly assistance programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 98131 JUL 01, 2015

Dorfman,Mark Charles

Cote dIvoire - From crisis to sustained growth : priorities for ending poverty and boostingshared prosperity - systematic country diagnostic (English)

This systematic country diagnostic is structured in two main parts, one backward looking and the other forward looking. The backward-looking analysis aims to draw lessons on the determinants of poverty and sustainable and inclusive growth from (a) stakeholder consultations; (b) a poverty profile; (c) a jobs profile; and (d) a review of Cote d’Ivoire’s experience, and a comparison with Ghana and Sri Lanka, countries with similarities to Côte d’Ivoire, but with different growth trajectories. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 98178 JUN 30, 2015

Hukou and highways : the impact of China’s spatial development policies on urbanization and regional inequality (English)

China has used two main spatial policies to shape its geographic patterns of development: restricted labor mobility through the Hukou residential registration system and massive infrastructure investment, notably a 96,000 kilometer national expressway network. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7350 JUN 30, 2015

Bosker,Maarten; Deichmann,Uwe; Roberts,Mark

Morocco : mind the gap - empowering women for a more open, inclusive and prosperous society (English)

Morocco saw significant progress in terms economic, social and human development outcomes during the past decade. Women, as men, benefitted from such progress and increased access to services. ... See More +

Country Gender Assessment (CGA) 97778 JUN 30, 2015

Long-run effects of temporary incentives on medical care productivity (English)

The adoption of new clinical practice patterns by medical care providers is often challenging, even when the patterns are believed to be efficacious and profitable. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7348 JUN 30, 2015

Celhay,Pablo A.; Gertler,Paul J.; Giovagnoli,Paula; Vermeersch,Christel M. J.

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Does longer compulsory education equalize schooling by gender and rural/urban residence ? (English)
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JUL 24, 2015 WPS7377 Policy Research Working Paper
Do performance agreements help improve service delivery ? the experience of Brazilian states (English)
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JUL 22, 2015 WPS7375 Policy Research Working Paper
Pakistan - Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) Emergency Recovery Project : environmental plan : Environmental and social management plan (English)
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JUL 22, 2015 SFG1233 Environmental Action Plan
Performance-based financing toolkit : Manual de pago por desempeño (Spanish,English)
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JUL 21, 2015 85412 Publication
Sustainability and poverty alleviation : Confronting environmental threats in Sindh, Pakistan (English)
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JUL 15, 2015 98133 Publication
Asymmetric information about migrant earnings and remittance flows (English)
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JUL 15, 2015 WPS7368 Policy Research Working Paper
Deliberation and development : Rethinking the role of voice and collective action in unequal societies (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 98134 Publication
Central African Republic - Country engagement note for the period FY2016-2017 (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 96209 Country Re-engagement Note
The next wave of deaths from Ebola ? the impact of health care worker mortality (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 WPS7344 Policy Research Working Paper
Thirty years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Argentina : an assessment of the national health response (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 97933 Publication
World Bank support to early childhood development : an independent evaluation (English)
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JUL 08, 2015 97851 Sector or Thematic Evaluation
Nepal - Second HNP and HIV/AIDS Project : restructuring (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 RES19304 Project Paper
Inventory of social protection programs in Myanmar (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97954 Working Paper
Risks and vulnerabilities along the life cycle : Role for social protection in Myanmar (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97951 Working Paper
Cambodia - Second Health Sector Support Program Project : third additional financing : indigenous peoples planning framework (English)
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JUL 06, 2015 SFG1196 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Pension patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98131 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Cote dIvoire - From crisis to sustained growth : priorities for ending poverty and boostingshared prosperity - systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 98178 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Hukou and highways : the impact of China’s spatial development policies on urbanization and regional inequality (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7350 Policy Research Working Paper
Morocco : mind the gap - empowering women for a more open, inclusive and prosperous society (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 97778 Country Gender Assessment (CGA)
Long-run effects of temporary incentives on medical care productivity (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7348 Policy Research Working Paper