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The cost of not investing in girls : child marriage, early childbearing, low educational attainment for girls, and their impacts in Uganda (English)

The proportions of girls marrying or having children before the age of 18 have been declining in Uganda according to data from the latest publicly available Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) implemented in 2011. ... See More +

Working Paper 121896 DEC 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Yedan,Ali; Savadogo,Aboudrahyme; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Male,Chata Disclosed

A toolkit for measuring early childhood development in low and middle income countries (English)

The primary purpose of this Toolkit is to provide a resource for researchers, evaluators, and program personnel from various disciplines interested in assessing early childhood development (ECD) in low and middle-income countries – either for planning and evaluating interventions, monitoring development over time, or conducting a situation analysis. ... See More +

Working Paper 122031 DEC 01, 2017

Prado,Elizabeth Leah; Fernald, Lia C. H.; Kariger,Patricia Karol; Raikes, Abbie Disclosed

Child and adolescent : health and development : Volume 8 (English)

From its inception, the Disease Control Priorities series has focused attention on delivering effective health interventions that can result in dramatic reductions in mortality and disability at relatively modest cost. ... See More +

Publication 121611 NOV 20, 2017

Horton,Susan (editor); Bundy,Donald A. P. (editor); Patton,George C. (editor); Silva,Nilanthi de (editor); Jamison,Dean T. (editor) Disclosed

Policies, attitudes, and perceptions towards inclusive education : evidence from selected counties in Guangdong, China (English)

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizes the right of people with disabilities to education, while Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) commits the global community to "(ensuring) equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including person with disabilities" by 2030. ... See More +

Brief 121755 NOV 14, 2017

Disclosed

Rwanda - Stunting Prevention and Reduction Project : environmental assessment : Medical waste management plan (English)

The development objective of Stunting Prevention and Reduction Project for Rwanda is to contribute to the reduction in the stunting rate among children under five years of age (with a focus on those under two) in the targeted districts. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3826 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Key findings ahead of the October 2017 high level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa (English)

This note provides a rapid summary of a first set of eight notes in this series on girls’ education and child marriage in West and Central Africa. ... See More +

Brief 120586 OCT 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Male,Chata; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Yedan,Ali French Disclosed

Levels and trends in child mortality : report 2017 (English)

Every year, millions of children under 5 years of age die, mostly from preventable causes such aspneumonia, diarrhea and malaria. In almost half of the cases, malnutrition plays a role, whileunsafe water, sanitation and hygiene are also significant contributing factors. ... See More +

Annual Report 120551 OCT 01, 2017

Sharrow,David; You,Danzhen; Hug,Lucia Disclosed

Bangladesh - Can child stimulation messages be added to an existing platform for delivering health and nutrition information? (English)

Development institutions and governments agree on the need to start early when it comes to children’s healthy development. Early childhood is a critical time for both the brain and body, and it’s important that children receive appropriate nutrition, health, stimulation and socio-emotional support in this period. ... See More +

Brief 121111 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Ending child marriage : child marriage laws and their limitations (English)

Child marriage is defined as a formal or informal union before the age of 18. Child brides are at greater risk of experiencing a range of poor health outcomes, having children at younger ages when they are not yet ready to do so, dropping out of school, earning less over their lifetimes, and living in poverty compared to their peers who marry at later ages. ... See More +

Brief 122074 OCT 01, 2017

Wise,Lisa; Wodon,Quentin T.; Fiala,Oliver; Nestour,Alex Le; Tavares,Paula Magarinos Torres Disclosed

Study of operational strategies to reduce malnutrition in Nepal (English)

Malnutrition is a serious problem in Nepal. Malnutrition negatively affects human and economic development and the country's overall prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 120064 SEP 01, 2017

Bhattarai,Manav; Bashyal,Chhitij; Al-Omair,Abeyah A. Disclosed

Maternal and child health : the World Bank Group's response to sutainable development goal 3 : Target 3.1 and 3.2 (English)

The aim of this paper is to explore the advances made in maternal and child health (MCH) over the past 25 years, analyzing World Bank Group (WBG) operational investments in MCH, as countries shift their focus to the sustainable development goals (SDGs). ... See More +

Working Paper 121500 SEP 01, 2017

Gordillo-Tobar,Amparo Elena; Mills,Samuel Lantei; Quinlan-Davidson,Meaghen Bridget Anne Disclosed

Tackling childcare : the business case for employer-supported childcare (English)

Almost one in 10 of the world’s population, 679 million, are children younger than five years old. To thrive and develop, these children and their older siblings need care. ... See More +

Working Paper 121546 SEP 01, 2017

Niethammer,Carmen; Davis,Michelle Caitlin; Hoffmann,Nathalie Ilona; Devercelli,Amanda Epstein; Leroy De La Briere,Benedicte; Alkastalani Dexter,Gharam; Kalashyan,Anna; Hasan,Tazeen; Nasir,Rudaba Disclosed

Does arsenic-contaminated drinking water limit early childhood development in Bangladesh ? (English)

Arsenic contamination in shallow groundwater aquifers remains a major barrier to providing access to safe drinking water in Bangladesh. Chronic exposure to arsenic has been shown to cause serious health impacts, including various cancers, skin lesions, neurological damage, heart disease, and hypertension. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8172 AUG 24, 2017

Haque,Sabrina Sharmin; Joseph,George; Moqueet,Nazia Sultana Disclosed

A wake up call : Nigeria water supply, sanitation, and hygiene poverty diagnostic : A Wake up call : Nigeria Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Poverty Diagnostic (English)

This report offers an overview of the state of WASH services in the country. It draws from a number of national data sources, desk reviews, and original research to analyze service delivery in the country and assess the sector's performance. ... See More +

Working Paper 118241 AUG 01, 2017

Disclosed

Philippines - Success in improving birth registration (English)

Civil registration is the continuous, permanent, and compulsory recording of vital events and the civil status of persons and of modification of the records. ... See More +

Working Paper 121394 AUG 01, 2017

Grande,Marizza B.; Baclao,Janeth F.; Villaver,Marjorie B.; Oliveros,Cristy A.; Reolalas,Aurora T.; Orcilla,Editha R. Disclosed

Lao People’s Democratic Republic - Additional financing for the Health Governance and Nutrition Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management plan (English)

The development objective of the Additional financing for the Health Governance and Nutrition Development Project for Lao People's Democratic Republic is to increase coverage of reproductive, maternal and child health, and nutrition services in target areas. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3523 JUL 21, 2017

Phouthavisouk,Boualamphanh Disclosed

An investment framework for nutrition : reaching the global targets for stunting, anemia, breastfeeding, and wasting (French)

The report estimates the costs, impacts and financing scenarios to achieve the World Health Assembly global nutrition targets for stunting, anemia in women, exclusive breastfeeding and the scaling up of the treatment of severe wasting among young children. ... See More +

Publication 114429 JUL 01, 2017

Shekar,Meera; Kakietek,Jakub Jan; Dayton,Julia M.; Walter,Dylan English Disclosed

Nepal - Can information and cash improve children's development (English)

In Nepal, researchers supported by the World Bank's Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund worked with the government to develop a program to inform pregnant women and mothers of young children on how to best care for themselves and their children, using already ongoing community meetings to deliver messages. ... See More +

Brief 117762 JUL 01, 2017

Berman,Daphna; Marcus,Aliza Disclosed

Economic impacts of child marriage : child health and nutrition brief (English)

The brief summarizes results from an analysis of the impacts of child marriage on two health outcomes - under-five mortality and stunting - for young children. ... See More +

Brief 116836 JUN 27, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa, N.; John, N. Disclosed

Economic impacts of child marriage : women's health brief (English)

The brief summarizes results from an analysis of the impacts of child marriage on a few selected health outcomes, specifically early childbirths, maternal mortality and intimate partner violence. ... See More +

Brief 116834 JUN 27, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Savadogo,Aboudrahyme; John,A.; Petroni,S. Disclosed

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The cost of not investing in girls : child marriage, early childbearing, low educational attainment for girls, and their impacts in Uganda (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121896 Working Paper
A toolkit for measuring early childhood development in low and middle income countries (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122031 Working Paper
Child and adolescent : health and development : Volume 8 (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 121611 Publication
Policies, attitudes, and perceptions towards inclusive education : evidence from selected counties in Guangdong, China (English)
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NOV 14, 2017 121755 Brief
Rwanda - Stunting Prevention and Reduction Project : environmental assessment : Medical waste management plan (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 SFG3826 Environmental Assessment
Key findings ahead of the October 2017 high level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120586 Brief French
Levels and trends in child mortality : report 2017 (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120551 Annual Report
Bangladesh - Can child stimulation messages be added to an existing platform for delivering health and nutrition information? (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 121111 Brief
Ending child marriage : child marriage laws and their limitations (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 122074 Brief
Study of operational strategies to reduce malnutrition in Nepal (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 120064 Working Paper
Maternal and child health : the World Bank Group's response to sutainable development goal 3 : Target 3.1 and 3.2 (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 121500 Working Paper
Tackling childcare : the business case for employer-supported childcare (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 121546 Working Paper
Does arsenic-contaminated drinking water limit early childhood development in Bangladesh ? (English)
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AUG 24, 2017 WPS8172 Policy Research Working Paper
A wake up call : Nigeria water supply, sanitation, and hygiene poverty diagnostic : A Wake up call : Nigeria Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Poverty Diagnostic (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 118241 Working Paper
Philippines - Success in improving birth registration (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 121394 Working Paper
Lao People’s Democratic Republic - Additional financing for the Health Governance and Nutrition Development Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management plan (English)
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JUL 21, 2017 SFG3523 Environmental Assessment
An investment framework for nutrition : reaching the global targets for stunting, anemia, breastfeeding, and wasting (French)
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JUL 01, 2017 114429 Publication English
Nepal - Can information and cash improve children's development (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117762 Brief
Economic impacts of child marriage : child health and nutrition brief (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 116836 Brief
Economic impacts of child marriage : women's health brief (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 116834 Brief