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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

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

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

Can social health insurance be successfully introduced and expanded in Papua New Guinea? (English)

Cross-country comparisons have identified several enabling conditions required to ensure the sustainability of payroll tax-based systems. These are: (i) a large formal labour market; (ii) a growing economy; (iii) an administrative capacity for collection; and (iv) good regulatory and oversight structures. ... See More +

Brief 92699 NOV 01, 2014

Afghanistan - System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition Project : environmental assessment : Comprehensive health care waste management plan (English)

The development objective of the System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) Project for Afghanistan is to expand the scope, quality and coverage of health services provided to the population, particularly for the poor, in the project areas, and to enhance the stewardship functions of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4073 OCT 22, 2014

Congo, Republic of - Reinforcing Social Accountability of Health Services in Bas Congo and South Kivu Provinces Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 92606 OCT 08, 2014

Accelerating health reforms through collective action : experiences from East Africa (English)

The roots signify the origins and initial steps taken to build a coalition and the associated teething problems; the trunk represents efforts toward sustaining the organization’s existence and growth; and the branches highlight the collective actions undertaken by the coalition in fulfillment of its aims and objectives. ... See More +

Publication 91842 OCT 03, 2014

Gichio, Debra; Nyakiongora, Abel; Omondi, Teresa; Idusso, Jacqueline; Mhando, Joseph; Ombaka, Eva; Idusso, Jacqueline; Mhando, Joseph; Ombaka, Eva; Higenyi, Emmanuel; Kaitiritimba, Robinah

Mali - Strengthening Reproductive Health Project : restructuring (English)

The Mali Strengthening Reproductive Health Project aims at improving women’s access to and use of quality reproductive health services, and accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals that fall due in 2015. ... See More +

Project Paper RES16425 OCT 02, 2014

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

Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : lessons from Japan (English)

In 2011, Japan celebrated the 50th anniversary of its own achievement of universal health coverage (UHC). On this occasion, the government of Japan and the World Bank conceived the idea of undertaking a multi-country study to respond to this growing demand by sharing rich and varied country experiences from countries at different stages of adopting and implementing UHC strategies, including Japan itself. ... See More +

Publication 91163 SEP 25, 2014

Ikegami, Naoki Japanese

Myanmar - Essential health Services Access Project (English)

The Essential health Services Access Project of Myanmar has an objective to increase coverage of essential health services of adequate quality, with a focus on maternal, newborn and child health. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1020 SEP 23, 2014

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - Ebola Emergency Response Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 90772 SEP 16, 2014

Cambodia - Second Health Sector Support Program Project : second additional financing (English)

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

Project Paper 88457 SEP 11, 2014

Africa - Ebola Emergency Response Project (English)

The development objective of the Ebola Emergency Response Project for Africa is to contribute in the short term to the control of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak and the availability of selected essential health services, and mitigate the socioeconomic impact of EVD in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1134 SEP 10, 2014

Does involvement of local NGOs enhance public service delivery? : cautionary evidence from a malaria-prevention evaluation in India (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Does involvement of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) enhance public service delivery? ... See More +

Brief 90353 SEP 02, 2014

Das, Ashis; Friedman, Jed; Kandpal, Eeshani

Rewarding provider performance to enable a healthy start to life : evidence from Argentinaapos;s Plan Nacer (English)

This brief summarizes the updates from the 2014 paper entitled, Rewarding Provider Performance to Enable a Healthy Start to Life : Evidence from Argentinaapos;s Plan Nacer, conducted between between 2004-2008 in Argentina. ... See More +

Brief 90355 SEP 02, 2014

Gertler, Paul; Giovagnoli, Paula; Martinez, Sebastian

Who benefits from government health spending and why? a global assessment (English)

This paper uses a common household survey instrument and a common set of imputation assumptions to estimate the pro-poorness of government health expenditure across 69 countries at all levels of income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7044 SEP 01, 2014

Wagstaff, Adam; Bilger, Marcel; Buisman, Leander R.; Bredenkamp, Caryn

Peru - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)

Peru is an upper middle-income country that has experienced fast economic growth (average of 6.9 percent per year from 2004 to 2013, according World Developing Indicators, WDI) combined with a reduction in poverty and inequality over the past decade. ... See More +

Working Paper 91218 SEP 01, 2014

Vermeersch, Christel; Medici, Andre C.; Narvaez, Rory

Vietnam - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)

Vietnam is regarded as a development success story. Political and economic reforms (“Doi Moi”) launched at the end of the 1980s have transformed the country from one of the poorest in the world to a lower middle-income country in a quarter century, with per capita income of $1,130 (World Bank, 2013). ... See More +

Working Paper 91222 SEP 01, 2014

Barroy, Helene; Jarawan, Eva; Bales, Sarah

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Africa - Ebola Emergency Response Project : additional financing (English)
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NOV 10, 2014 PAD1210 Project Appraisal Document
Côte d’ivoire - Health Systems Strengthening and Ebola Preparedness Project (English)
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NOV 04, 2014 PAD964 Project Appraisal Document
Place and child health : the interaction of population density and sanitation in developing countries (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7124 Policy Research Working Paper
Can social health insurance be successfully introduced and expanded in Papua New Guinea? (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 92699 Brief
Afghanistan - System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition Project : environmental assessment : Comprehensive health care waste management plan (English)
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OCT 22, 2014 E4073 Environmental Assessment
Congo, Republic of - Reinforcing Social Accountability of Health Services in Bas Congo and South Kivu Provinces Project (English)
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OCT 08, 2014 92606 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Accelerating health reforms through collective action : experiences from East Africa (English)
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OCT 03, 2014 91842 Publication
Mali - Strengthening Reproductive Health Project : restructuring (English)
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OCT 02, 2014 RES16425 Project 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
Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : lessons from Japan (English)
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SEP 25, 2014 91163 Publication Japanese
Myanmar - Essential health Services Access Project (English)
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SEP 23, 2014 PAD1020 Project Appraisal Document
Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - Ebola Emergency Response Project : chair summary (English)
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SEP 16, 2014 90772 Board Summary
Cambodia - Second Health Sector Support Program Project : second additional financing (English)
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SEP 11, 2014 88457 Project Paper
Africa - Ebola Emergency Response Project (English)
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SEP 10, 2014 PAD1134 Project Appraisal Document
Does involvement of local NGOs enhance public service delivery? : cautionary evidence from a malaria-prevention evaluation in India (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90353 Brief
Rewarding provider performance to enable a healthy start to life : evidence from Argentinaapos;s Plan Nacer (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90355 Brief
Who benefits from government health spending and why? a global assessment (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7044 Policy Research Working Paper
Peru - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91218 Working Paper
Vietnam - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91222 Working Paper