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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.

Kyrgyz Republic - Health Social Protection Project : P084977 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 15 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19260 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

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

Mauritius - Systematic Country Diagnostic (English)

Mauritius has been a success story since independence, moving from low income to uppermiddle-income status. Close public-private partnerships facilitated private sector-led growth in astable macroeconomic and institutional environment. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 92703 JUN 25, 2015

Eastern Africa - Forced displacement and mixed migration in the Horn of Africa (English)

The Horn of Africa (HOA) covers Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda. Despite its rich endowment in human, social, and natural capital, the region is plagued by a complex history of weak governance, insecurity, increasing environmental degradation, entrenched poverty, and a range of persistent development challenges. ... See More +

Other Environmental Study ACS14361 JUN 25, 2015

When elites meet : decentralization, power-sharing, and public goods provision in post-conflict Sierra Leone (English)

Over the past decade, decentralization of fiscal and policy-making authority has become a cornerstone of development organizations’ recommendations for good governance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7335 JUN 24, 2015

Clayton,Amanda; Noveck,Jennifer; Levi,Margaret

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

Panama - Systematic country diagnostic : locking in success (English)

Panama has made significant progress in reducing poverty in recent years, progress that compares positively to that of the rest of the Latin America and Caribbean region. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 97719 JUN 23, 2015

Koehler-Geib,Fritzi; Scott,Katherine M.; Soliman,Ayat; Lopez,J. Humberto

Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan : Social impact assessment for repair and upgrading for the safety of Da Teh reservoir in Lam Dong province (English)

The development objective of the Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project for Vietnam is to improve the safety of prioritized dams under the Governments Dam Safety Program to protect downstream communities and assets. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1146 JUN 21, 2015

Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 4) : Social impact assessment for repair and upgrading for the safety of Khe Che reservoir - Quang Ninh province (English)

The development objective of the Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project for Vietnam is to improve the safety of prioritized dams under the Governments Dam Safety Program to protect downstream communities and assets. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1146 JUN 19, 2015

Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 5) : Social assessment for Quao dam rehabilitation and safety improvement in Binh Thuan province (English)

The development objective of the Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project for Vietnam is to improve the safety of prioritized dams under the Governments Dam Safety Program to protect downstream communities and assets. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1146 JUN 18, 2015

India - Impact evaluation of results-based payments for hospital care for the poor in Karnataka state (English)

With a population of 65 million, the state of Karnataka in the south of India is considered among the better-off states in the country. However, there are significant socio-economic disparities, with large populations living in deep poverty, particularly in the rural northern part of the state. ... See More +

Working Paper 97519 JUN 18, 2015

Nepal - Community Action for Nutrition Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Community Action for Nutrition Project for Nepal is to improve attitudes and practices known to improve nutritional outcomes of women of reproductive age and children under the age of two. ... See More +

Project Paper RES18529 JUN 17, 2015

Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 3) : Social assessment for Dong Be dam rehabilitation and safety improvement, Xuan Du commune, Nhu Thanh district, Thanh Hoa province (English)

The development objective of the Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project for Vietnam is to improve the safety of prioritized dams under the Governments Dam Safety Program to protect downstream communities and assets. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1146 JUN 17, 2015

Golden aging : prospects for healthy, active, and prosperous aging in Europe and Central Asia (English)

Societies across Europe and Central Asia are aging, but people are not necessarily living longer. This demographic trend-caused by a decrease in fertility rather than improved longevity-presents both challenges and opportunities for governments, the private sector, and individuals alike. ... See More +

Publication 97714 JUN 16, 2015

Bussolo,Maurizio; Koettl-Brodmann,Johannes; Sinnott,Emily

India - Health, nutrition, and population technical assistance to North East states (English)

The eight states in India’s North-East region are connected to the rest of the country by a narrow corridor and (until recently) were classified by the Indian government as special category states. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS14107 JUN 16, 2015

Mullen,Patrick M.

Indonesia - Health Professional Education Quality Project (English)

Ratings for the Health Professional Education Quality Project for Indonesia were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3381 JUN 15, 2015

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]

Determinants of tobacco consumption in Papua New Guinea : challenges in changing behaviors (English)

This paper analyzes smoking prevalence and smoking behaviors in Papua New Guinea. Using the 2009–10 Papua New Guinea Household Income and Expenditure Survey, the paper analyzes the determinants of tobacco use and tobacco choices in Papua New Guinea. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7302 JUN 10, 2015

Hou,Xiaohui; Xu,Xiaochen; Anderson,Ian

Stagnant stunting rate despite rapid economic growth in Papua New Guinea—factors correlated with malnutrition among children under five (English)

Maternal and child undernutrition is a pervasive and detrimental condition in Papua New Guinea. Despite rapid economic growth during the past decade, the stunting rate for children under 5, one of the primary indicators for child undernutrition, was estimated at 46 percent in Papua New Guinea in 2010, stagnant from 44 percent in 2005. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7301 JUN 10, 2015

Hou,Xiaohui

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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
Kyrgyz Republic - Health Social Protection Project : P084977 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 15 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR19260 Implementation Status and Results Report
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
Mauritius - Systematic Country Diagnostic (English)
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JUN 25, 2015 92703 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Eastern Africa - Forced displacement and mixed migration in the Horn of Africa (English)
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JUN 25, 2015 ACS14361 Other Environmental Study
When elites meet : decentralization, power-sharing, and public goods provision in post-conflict Sierra Leone (English)
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JUN 24, 2015 WPS7335 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
Panama - Systematic country diagnostic : locking in success (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 97719 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan : Social impact assessment for repair and upgrading for the safety of Da Teh reservoir in Lam Dong province (English)
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JUN 21, 2015 SFG1146 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 4) : Social impact assessment for repair and upgrading for the safety of Khe Che reservoir - Quang Ninh province (English)
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JUN 19, 2015 SFG1146 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 5) : Social assessment for Quao dam rehabilitation and safety improvement in Binh Thuan province (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 SFG1146 Indigenous Peoples Plan
India - Impact evaluation of results-based payments for hospital care for the poor in Karnataka state (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 97519 Working Paper
Nepal - Community Action for Nutrition Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 RES18529 Project Paper
Vietnam - Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 3) : Social assessment for Dong Be dam rehabilitation and safety improvement, Xuan Du commune, Nhu Thanh district, Thanh Hoa province (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 SFG1146 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Golden aging : prospects for healthy, active, and prosperous aging in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 97714 Publication
India - Health, nutrition, and population technical assistance to North East states (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 ACS14107 Working Paper
Indonesia - Health Professional Education Quality Project (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 ICR3381 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Toward universal health coverage and equity in Latin America and the Caribbean : evidence from selected countries (English)
See More +
JUN 11, 2015 97473 Publication
Determinants of tobacco consumption in Papua New Guinea : challenges in changing behaviors (English)
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JUN 10, 2015 WPS7302 Policy Research Working Paper
Stagnant stunting rate despite rapid economic growth in Papua New Guinea—factors correlated with malnutrition among children under five (English)
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JUN 10, 2015 WPS7301 Policy Research Working Paper