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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.

Small cash rewards for big losers : experimental insights into the fight against the obesity epidemic (English)

This paper examines the sustainability of weight loss achieved through cash rewards and, for the first time, the potential of monetary incentives to prevent weight cycling. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7339 JUN 26, 2015

Augurzky,Boris; Bauer,Thomas K.; Reichert,Arndt Rudiger; Schmidt,Christoph M.; Tauchmann,Harald

Quality and accountability in healthcare delivery : audit evidence from primary care providers in India (English)

This paper presents direct evidence on the quality of health care in low-income settings using a unique and original set of audit studies, where standardized patients were presented to a nearly representative sample of rural public and private primary care providers in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7334 JUN 23, 2015

Das,Jishnu; Holla,Alaka; Mohpal,Aakash; Muralidharan,Karthik

Toward universal health coverage and equity in Latin America and the Caribbean : evidence from selected countries (English)

Over the past three decades, many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have recognized health as a human right. Since the early 2000s, 46 million more people in the countries studied are covered by health programs with explicit entitlements to care. ... See More +

Publication 97473 JUN 11, 2015

Dmytraczenko,Tania [editor]; Almeida; Gisele [editor]

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Energy Efficiency Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 97270 JUN 11, 2015

The improved biomass stove saves wood, but how often do people use it ? evidence from a randomized treatment trial in Ethiopia (English)

This paper uses a randomized experimental design and real-time electronic stove use monitors to evaluate the frequency with which villagers use improved biomass-burning Mirt injera cookstoves in rural Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7297 JUN 09, 2015

Beyene,Abebe D.; Bluffstone,Randall; Gebreegziabher,Zenebe; Martinsson,Peter; Mekonnen,Alemu; Vieider,Ferdinand

China - Dioxins Reduction From The Pulp and Paper Industry Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 96969 JUN 03, 2015

Azerbaijan - Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 97170 JUN 03, 2015

Africa - East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Environmental and social impact assessment for the proposed construction of one storey laboratory building at St. Benedict’s Referral hospital, Ndanda, Masasi district, Mtwara, Tanzania (English)

The development objective of the East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project for Burundi is to establish a network of efficient, high quality, accessible public health laboratories for the diagnosis and surveillance of tuberculosis and other communicable diseases. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1139 JUN 01, 2015

Kenya - Selection of impact evaluations in education and health, nutrition and population (English)

The list of the selection of impact evaluations in education and health, nutrition and population includes: vocational education in Kenya: a randomized evaluation; school governance, teacher incentives, and pupil-teacher ratios: experimental evidence from Kenyan primary schools; effects of a school feeding intervention on school attendance rates among elementary school children in Rural Kenya; impact of malaria control and enhanced literacy instruction on educational outcomes among Kenyan school children: a multi-sectoral, prospective, randomized evaluation; keeping the doctor away: experimental evidence on investment in preventative health products; education and HIV/AIDS prevention: evidence from a randomized evaluation in Western Kenya; and sustainability of reductions in malaria transmission and infant mortality in Western Kenya with Use of insecticide-treated bednets: 4 to 6 years of follow-up. ... See More +

Working Paper 97884 JUN 01, 2015

Barbados - Second HIV/AIDS Project (English)

Ratings for the Second HIV/AIDS Project for Barbados were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was low or negligible, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3323 MAY 28, 2015

Africa - Sahel Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Project (English)

The objective of the Sahel Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Project for Africa is to increase access to and use of harmonized community-level services for the prevention and treatment of malaria and selected neglected tropical diseases in targeted cross-borders areas in participating countries in the Sahel region. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1353 MAY 18, 2015

Do public health interventions crowd out private health investments ? Malaria control policies in Eritrea (English)

It is often argued that engaging in indoor residual spraying in areas with high coverage of mosquito bed nets may discourage net ownership and use. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7268 MAY 15, 2015

Carneiro,Pedro; Armand,Alex; Locatelli,Andrea; Mihreteab,Selam; Keating,Joseph Aaron

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - Nicaragua Strengthening the Public Health Care System - P152136 (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSA13476 MAY 13, 2015

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Guinea - Primary Health Services Improvement Project (English)

The objective of the Primary Health Services Improvement Project for Guinea is to improve the utilization of maternal, child health and nutrition services at the primary level of care in Target Regions. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1351 MAY 07, 2015

Angola - Municipal Health Service Strengthening Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 97193 MAY 05, 2015

Scaling up HIV treatment for MSM in Bangkok : what does it take? – a modelling and costing study (English)

The HIV epidemic amongst men who have sex with men (MSM) in Bangkok is substantial. The population size of MSM in Bangkok is 120,000-250,000, with approximately one-third (33.5 percent) considered high-risk, characterized by their young age, multiple partnerships, frequent unprotected anal intercourse, and sexual activities around MSM hotspots. ... See More +

Working Paper 96523 MAY 01, 2015

Zhang, Lei; Phanuphak, Nittaya; Henderson, Klara; Nonenoy, Siriporn; Srikaew, Sasiwan; Shattock, Andrew J; Kerr, Cliff C; Omune, Brenda; van Griensven, Frits; Osornprasop,Sutayut; Oelrichs,Robert; Ananworanich, Jintanat; Wilson, David P

A snapshot of health equity in Papua New Guinea : an analysis of the 2010 household income and expenditure survey (English)

In Papua New Guinea the poorest quintile is most vulnerable to illness, yet has the lowest utilization rates of healthcare facilities. When looking at age groups the elderly ( 55) are the most vulnerable to illness and the least likely to seek treatment. ... See More +

Brief 96547 MAY 01, 2015

Irava, Wayne; Barker,Katie; Somanathan,Aparnaa; Hou,Xiaohui

MDG5/MDG acceleration framework for the Kyrgyz Republic : progress update and policy recommendations (English)

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were set at the Millennium Summit in 2000 to accelerate global progress in development. MDG 5 is aimed at improving maternal health with target 5A aiming to reduce maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by three quarters between 1990 and 2015 and target 5B aiming to achieve universal access to reproductive health by 2015. ... See More +

Report ACS13431 MAY 01, 2015

Francis,Gabriel C.

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Long-run effects of temporary incentives on medical care productivity (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7348 Policy Research Working Paper
Small cash rewards for big losers : experimental insights into the fight against the obesity epidemic (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7339 Policy Research Working Paper
Quality and accountability in healthcare delivery : audit evidence from primary care providers in India (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7334 Policy Research Working Paper
Toward universal health coverage and equity in Latin America and the Caribbean : evidence from selected countries (English)
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JUN 11, 2015 97473 Publication
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Energy Efficiency Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUN 11, 2015 97270 Procurement Plan
The improved biomass stove saves wood, but how often do people use it ? evidence from a randomized treatment trial in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 09, 2015 WPS7297 Policy Research Working Paper
China - Dioxins Reduction From The Pulp and Paper Industry Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 96969 Procurement Plan
Azerbaijan - Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 97170 Procurement Plan
Africa - East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Environmental and social impact assessment for the proposed construction of one storey laboratory building at St. Benedict’s Referral hospital, Ndanda, Masasi district, Mtwara, Tanzania (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 SFG1139 Environmental Assessment
Kenya - Selection of impact evaluations in education and health, nutrition and population (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97884 Working Paper
Barbados - Second HIV/AIDS Project (English)
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MAY 28, 2015 ICR3323 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Ukraine - Capacity Development for Evidence-Based Land and Agricultural Policy Making Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAY 21, 2015 96597 Procurement Plan
Africa - Sahel Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Project (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 PAD1353 Project Appraisal Document
Do public health interventions crowd out private health investments ? Malaria control policies in Eritrea (English)
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MAY 15, 2015 WPS7268 Policy Research Working Paper
Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - Nicaragua Strengthening the Public Health Care System - P152136 (English)
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MAY 13, 2015 ISDSA13476 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Guinea - Primary Health Services Improvement Project (English)
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MAY 07, 2015 PAD1351 Project Appraisal Document
Angola - Municipal Health Service Strengthening Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAY 05, 2015 97193 Procurement Plan
Scaling up HIV treatment for MSM in Bangkok : what does it take? – a modelling and costing study (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2015 96523 Working Paper
A snapshot of health equity in Papua New Guinea : an analysis of the 2010 household income and expenditure survey (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96547 Brief
MDG5/MDG acceleration framework for the Kyrgyz Republic : progress update and policy recommendations (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 ACS13431 Report