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An evaluation of World Bank Group support to health services : approach paper (English)

Health services (HS) are crucial for development. HS include all services dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disease, or the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 109332 SEP 28, 2016

IEG Disclosed

Investing in school readiness : an analysis of the cost-effectiveness of early childhood education pathways in rural Indonesia (English)

This paper presents evidence on the cost-effectiveness of early childhood education pathways in rural Indonesia. It documents the existence of substantial differences in school readiness between 6 to 9 year old children. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7832 SEP 26, 2016

Nakajima,Nozomi; Hasan,Amer; Jung,Haeil; Brinkman,Sally Ann; Pradhan,Menno Prasad; Kinnell,Angela Disclosed

Maternal and child health out-of-pocket expenditure and service readiness in Lao PDR : evidence for the national free maternal and child health policy from a household and health center survey (2013 update) (English)

Lao PDR has made notable progress in improving maternal health, with mater¬nal mortality decreasing from 1,600 per 100,000 births in 1990 to 220 in 2013.1 However, in order for further gains to be realized, at least two barriers need to be addressed – the low utilization of maternal health (MH) services and weak financial protection, especially among the lower wealth quintiles, in order to improve the level and equity of maternal health. ... See More +

Working Paper 107281 MAY 01, 2016

Tandon,Ajay; Yap,Wei Aun; Chanthala,Phetdara Disclosed

Poverty rates have declined but vulnerability remains high (English)

According to World Bank estimates from household surveys, the share of people in Africa living on less than $1.90 a day fell from 56 percent in 1990 to 43 percent in 2012. ... See More +

Brief 105630 MAY 01, 2016

Beegle,Kathleen G.; Christiaensen,Luc; Dabalen,Andrew L.; Gaddis,Isis Disclosed

Going beyond the first child : analysis of Russian mothers' desired and actual fertility Patterns (English)

The Russian Federation's population has been declining since 1992, but recently the decline appears to be over. Although fertility has risen since the 2007 introduction of the family policy package, which focused on stimulating second and higher-order births, total fertility rates still remain significantly below replacement rate. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7643 APR 18, 2016

Levin,Victoria; Besedina,Elena; Aritomi,Tami Disclosed

Paving the way for women’s economic inclusion in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) : main report (English)

This engagement note in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) aims to identify entry points that respond to the strategic goals and country development priorities announced by GCC member states. ... See More +

Working Paper 105816 FEB 01, 2016

Constant,Samantha M. Disclosed

Forever young? Lesotho country brief (English)

Lesotho has experienced a significant demographic transition over the last fifty years, with both mortality and fertility decreasing sharply. Between 1950 and the early-1990s, infant and child mortality fell by approximately 60 percent, and life expectancy at birth increased by almost 19 years. ... See More +

Brief 108994 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Family policies in Russia : could efforts to raise fertility rates slow population aging? (English)

Policymakers in many countries, including the Russian Federation, are attempting to encourage fertility as part of their response to the challenge of population aging. ... See More +

Working Paper 99503 SEP 12, 2015

Elizarov,Valeriy; Levin,Victoria Russian Disclosed

Lebanon - Emergency National Poverty Targeting Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 99375 APR 20, 2015

Disclosed

Family planning and health (English)

The World Bank's World Development Report 1993: Investing in Health, the sixteenth in the World Development Report series, examined the interplay between human health, health policy, and economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper 95458 APR 09, 2015

Cochrane, Susan H.; Merrick, Thomas W. Disclosed

Sex-selective abortions, fertility, and birth spacing (English)

Previous research on sex-selective abortions has ignored the interactions between fertility, birth spacing, and sex selection, despite both fertility and birth spacing being important considerations for parents when deciding on the use of sex selection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7189 FEB 01, 2015

Portner, Claus C Disclosed

Africa - Sahel Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases : environmental assessment : Plan de gestion des dechets issus des soins de sante du Niger (French)

The project development objective of the Sahel Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Project of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger is to increase delivery and use of harmonized community-level services for the prevention and treatment of malaria and selected neglected tropical diseases in targeted cross-borders districts in the Sahel region. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4791 JAN 01, 2015

Disclosed

Population, family planning and reproductive health policy harmonization in Bangladesh (English)

Over the past 30 years, Bangladesh has achieved significant economic and human development progress, and demonstrated impressive policy as well as programmatic commitment to lowering the fertility level. ... See More +

Working Paper 92650 NOV 01, 2014

El-Saharty, Sameh; Zunaid-Ahsan, Karar; May, John F. Disclosed

Global civil registration and vital statistics : scaling up investment plan 2015-2024 (English)

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), WHO, and the World Bank co-hosted a global consultative meeting on Civil Registration And Vital Statistics (CRVS) in Addis Ababa on April 28-29, 2014 to discuss and obtain input on a draft investment plan. ... See More +

Working Paper 88351 MAY 28, 2014

World Bank; World Health Organization Disclosed

Women's role in Afghanistan's future - taking stock of achievements and continued challenges (Dari)

This report assesses the overall situation of women in Afghanistan across key sectors, acting as a follow-up to the report published by the World Bank in 2005 entitled, Afghanistan: National Reconstruction and Poverty Reduction-Role of Women in Afghanistan's Future. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS4474 APR 29, 2014

English Disclosed

Cote d'Ivoire - Persistent Organic Pollutants Pesticides Management Project : procurement plan (French)

Procurement Plan 87035 APR 09, 2014

Disclosed

Guinea Bissau - Second Emergency Food Security Support Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Plan de gestion des pestes et des pesticides (French)

The Second Emergency Support Project Food Security (PEASA- 2) is a project that is similar to the initial project. It aims to assist the Government of Guinea-Bissau to improve food safety in the country by providing food to the most vulnerable populations and provide support for small farmers to increase agricultural production (mainly rice). ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4603 APR 01, 2014

Disclosed

Women's role in Afghanistan's future - taking stock of achievements and continued challenges (English)

This report assesses the overall situation of women in Afghanistan across key sectors, acting as a follow-up to the report published by the World Bank in 2005 entitled, Afghanistan: National Reconstruction and Poverty Reduction-Role of Women in Afghanistan's Future. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS4474 MAR 27, 2014

Dari Disclosed

Kazakhstan - Health Sector Technology Transfer and Institutional Reform Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 84817 FEB 14, 2014

Disclosed

What explains Rwanda's drop in fertility between 2005 and 2010 ? (English)

Following a decade-and-a-half stall, fertility in Rwanda dropped sharply between 2005 and 2010. Using a hierarchical age-period-cohort model, this paper finds that the drop in fertility is largely driven by cohort effects, with younger cohorts having substantially fewer children than older cohorts observed at the same age. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6741 JAN 01, 2014

Bundervoet, Tom Disclosed

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An evaluation of World Bank Group support to health services : approach paper (English)
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SEP 28, 2016 109332 IEG Approach Paper
Investing in school readiness : an analysis of the cost-effectiveness of early childhood education pathways in rural Indonesia (English)
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SEP 26, 2016 WPS7832 Policy Research Working Paper
Maternal and child health out-of-pocket expenditure and service readiness in Lao PDR : evidence for the national free maternal and child health policy from a household and health center survey (2013 update) (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 107281 Working Paper
Poverty rates have declined but vulnerability remains high (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105630 Brief
Going beyond the first child : analysis of Russian mothers' desired and actual fertility Patterns (English)
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APR 18, 2016 WPS7643 Policy Research Working Paper
Paving the way for women’s economic inclusion in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) : main report (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 105816 Working Paper
Forever young? Lesotho country brief (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 108994 Brief
Family policies in Russia : could efforts to raise fertility rates slow population aging? (English)
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SEP 12, 2015 99503 Working Paper Russian
Lebanon - Emergency National Poverty Targeting Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 20, 2015 99375 Procurement Plan
Family planning and health (English)
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APR 09, 2015 95458 Working Paper
Sex-selective abortions, fertility, and birth spacing (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7189 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa - Sahel Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases : environmental assessment : Plan de gestion des dechets issus des soins de sante du Niger (French)
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JAN 01, 2015 E4791 Environmental Assessment
Population, family planning and reproductive health policy harmonization in Bangladesh (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 92650 Working Paper
Global civil registration and vital statistics : scaling up investment plan 2015-2024 (English)
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MAY 28, 2014 88351 Working Paper
Women's role in Afghanistan's future - taking stock of achievements and continued challenges (Dari)
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APR 29, 2014 ACS4474 Working Paper English
Cote d'Ivoire - Persistent Organic Pollutants Pesticides Management Project : procurement plan (French)
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APR 09, 2014 87035 Procurement Plan
Guinea Bissau - Second Emergency Food Security Support Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Plan de gestion des pestes et des pesticides (French)
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APR 01, 2014 E4603 Environmental Assessment
Women's role in Afghanistan's future - taking stock of achievements and continued challenges (English)
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MAR 27, 2014 ACS4474 Working Paper Dari
Kazakhstan - Health Sector Technology Transfer and Institutional Reform Project : procurement plan (English)
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FEB 14, 2014 84817 Procurement Plan
What explains Rwanda's drop in fertility between 2005 and 2010 ? (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6741 Policy Research Working Paper