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The economic impact of the 2014 Ebola epidemic : short- and medium-term estimates for West Africa (English)

Beyond the terrible toll in human lives and suffering, the Ebola epidemic currently afflicting West Africa is already having a measurable economic impact in terms of forgone output, higher fiscal deficits, rising prices, lower real household incomes, and greater poverty. ... See More +

Publication 92995 NOV 26, 2014

World Bank

China - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture Development Demonstration in Poor Areas Project : environmental assessment : Plan for management of animal and plant diseases and pests in project areas in Sichuan Province (English)

The purpose of drafting this plan is to, through implementing the policy of prioritizing prevention and comprehensive control, to set up ten to twenty exemplary demonstration bases, introduce the conception of integrated pest management (IPM), offer IPM technique technologies trainings for farmers, grass-roots agricultural technique technologies cohorts and staff from the project office, and widely exercise large scale prevention and control against plants pests plant pests and animals diseases animal diseases. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4617 NOV 19, 2014

Chinese

China - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture Development Demonstration in Poor Areas Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Pest management plan for Gansu Province (English)

The purpose of drafting this plan is to, through implementing the policy of prioritizing prevention and comprehensive control, to set up ten to twenty exemplary demonstration bases, introduce the conception of integrated pest management (IPM), offer IPM technique technologies trainings for farmers, grass-roots agricultural technique technologies cohorts and staff from the project office, and widely exercise large scale prevention and control against plants pests plant pests and animals diseases animal diseases. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4617 NOV 19, 2014

Chinese

China - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture Development Demonstration in Poor Areas Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Pest management plan of Guizhou (English)

The purpose of drafting this plan is to, through implementing the policy of prioritizing prevention and comprehensive control, to set up ten to twenty exemplary demonstration bases, introduce the conception of integrated pest management (IPM), offer IPM technique technologies trainings for farmers, grass-roots agricultural technique technologies cohorts and staff from the project office, and widely exercise large scale prevention and control against plants pests plant pests and animals diseases animal diseases. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4617 NOV 18, 2014

Chinese

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

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

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

Health information, treatment, and worker productivity : experimental evidence from malaria testing and treatment among Nigerian sugarcane cutters (English)

Agricultural and other physically demanding sectors are important sources of growth in developing countries but prevalent diseases such as malaria adversely impact the productivity, labor supply, and choice of job tasks among workers by reducing physical capacity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7120 NOV 01, 2014

Dillon, Andrew; Friedman, Jed; Serneels, Pieter

What doesnapos;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

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

Cambodia - Avian and Human Influenza Control and Preparedness Emergency Project (English)

Ratings for the Avian and Human Influenza Control and Preparedness Emergency Project for Cambodia were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2781 OCT 27, 2014

The economic impact of the 2014 Ebola epidemic : short and medium term estimates for West Africa (English)

The 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa has taken a devastating human toll. Although the outbreak originated in rural Guinea, it has hit hardest in Liberia and Sierra Leone, in part because it has reached urban areas in these two countries, a factor that distinguishes this outbreak from previous episodes elsewhere. ... See More +

Working Paper 91219 OCT 07, 2014

Exploiting externalities to estimate the long-term effects of early childhood deworming (English)

This paper investigates whether a large-scale deworming intervention aimed at primary school pupils in western Kenya had long-term effects on young children in the region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7052 OCT 01, 2014

Ozier, Owen

Macedonia - Conditional Cash Transfers Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 91428 OCT 01, 2014

The effects of tobacco taxes on health : an analysis of the effects by income quintile and gender in Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine (English)

The main objectives of this paper are to estimate the burden of tobacco-caused mortality as a whole and by main tobacco-related diseases in Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine, and to assess the distributional health impact of an increase in tobacco taxation in these three countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 92765 OCT 01, 2014

Denisova, Irina; Kuznetsova, Polina

Should aid reward performance? : evidence from a field experiment on health and education in Indonesia (English)

The authors report an experiment in 3,000 villages that tested whether incentives improve aid efficacy. Villages received block grants for maternal and child health and education that incorporated relative performance incentives. ... See More +

Journal Article 92933 OCT 01, 2014

Olken, Benjamin A.; Onishi, Junko; Wong, Susan

Health financing in the Republic of Gabon (English)

This is a review of the health financing situation in the Republic of Gabon. The book reviews the situation in the country under the lens of the principles of health financing: revenue mobilization for health, risk pooling, and purchasing services. ... See More +

Publication 91156 SEP 30, 2014

Saleh, Karima; Couttolenc, Bernard F.; Barroy, Helene

The economic impact of the 2014 Ebola epidemic : short and medium term estimates for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (English)

The 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa has taken a horrible human toll. Although the outbreak originated in rural Guinea, it has hit hardest in Liberia and Sierra Leone, in part because it has reached urban areas in these two countries, a factor that distinguishes this outbreak from previous episodes elsewhere. ... See More +

Working Paper 90748 SEP 17, 2014

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The economic impact of the 2014 Ebola epidemic : short- and medium-term estimates for West Africa (English)
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NOV 26, 2014 92995 Publication
China - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture Development Demonstration in Poor Areas Project : environmental assessment : Plan for management of animal and plant diseases and pests in project areas in Sichuan Province (English)
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NOV 19, 2014 E4617 Environmental Assessment Chinese
China - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture Development Demonstration in Poor Areas Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Pest management plan for Gansu Province (English)
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NOV 19, 2014 E4617 Environmental Assessment Chinese
China - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture Development Demonstration in Poor Areas Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Pest management plan of Guizhou (English)
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NOV 18, 2014 E4617 Environmental Assessment Chinese
Africa - Ebola Emergency Response Project : additional financing (English)
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NOV 10, 2014 PAD1210 Project Appraisal Document
Weather shocks and health at birth in Colombia (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7081 Policy Research Working Paper
Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7099 Policy Research Working Paper
Health information, treatment, and worker productivity : experimental evidence from malaria testing and treatment among Nigerian sugarcane cutters (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7120 Policy Research Working Paper
What doesnapos;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
Laboratory professionals in Africa : the backbone of quality diagnostics (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 92728 Working Paper
Cambodia - Avian and Human Influenza Control and Preparedness Emergency Project (English)
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OCT 27, 2014 ICR2781 Implementation Completion and Results Report
The economic impact of the 2014 Ebola epidemic : short and medium term estimates for West Africa (English)
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OCT 07, 2014 91219 Working Paper
Armenia - Health System Modernization Project : procurement plan : Procurement plan for consultancy and training (English)
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OCT 02, 2014 91315 Procurement Plan
Armenia - Health System Modernization Project : procurement plan (Vol. 2) : Procurement plan for works and goods (English)
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OCT 02, 2014 91315 Procurement Plan
Exploiting externalities to estimate the long-term effects of early childhood deworming (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7052 Policy Research Working Paper
Macedonia - Conditional Cash Transfers Project : procurement plan (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91428 Procurement Plan
The effects of tobacco taxes on health : an analysis of the effects by income quintile and gender in Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92765 Working Paper
Should aid reward performance? : evidence from a field experiment on health and education in Indonesia (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92933 Journal Article
Health financing in the Republic of Gabon (English)
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SEP 30, 2014 91156 Publication
The economic impact of the 2014 Ebola epidemic : short and medium term estimates for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (English)
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SEP 17, 2014 90748 Working Paper