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The health gains, financial risk protection benefits, and distributional impact of increased tobacco taxes in Armenia (English)

The majority of Armenian adult males smoke, yet tobacco taxes in Armenia are among the lowest in Europe and Central Asia. Increasing taxes on tobacco is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions, but many opponents often cite regressively as an argument against tobacco taxation. ... See More +

Journal Article 123244 JAN 01, 2018

Postolovska,Iryna; Lavado,Rouselle F.; Tarr,Gillian; Verguet,Stephane Disclosed

Progress on catastrophic health spending in 133 countries : a retrospective observational study (English)

The goal of universal health coverage (UHC) requires inter alia that families who get needed health care do not suffer undue financial hardship as a result. ... See More +

Journal Article 123229 DEC 01, 2017

Wagstaff,Adam; Flores,Gabriela; Hsu, Justine; Smitz, Marc-François; Chepynoga, Kateryna; Buisman,Leander Robert; Wilgenburg, Kim van; Eozenou,Patrick Hoang-Vu Disclosed

Japan Trust Fund : Second phase of scaling up nutrition investments annual report (English)

The Second Phase of Scaling Up Nutrition Investments Annual Report presents the continuation of the second phase of a three-phased program between the Government of Japan and the World Bank to support the scaling up of nutrition investments. ... See More +

Annual Report 123020 OCT 01, 2017

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Yemen - Emergency Health and Nutrition Project : second additional financing and restructuring (Arabic)

The development objective of the Emergency Health and Nutrition Project for Yemen will be modified to reflect additional water and sanitation services (WSS) activities to be financed by the proposed second additional financing (AF2) This Project Paper seeks the approval of the Executive Directors to provide a second additional grant in the amount of SDR 143.9 million (USD 200 million equivalent) to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO), in support of the Yemen Emergency Health and Nutrition Project (EHNP) for the benefit of the Republic of Yemen. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD2493 AUG 14, 2017

English Disclosed

Small area estimation of child undernutrition in Ethiopian woredas (English)

Reducing child undernutrition is a key social policy objective of the Ethiopian government.Despite substantial reduction over the last decade and a half, child undernutrition is still high; with 48 percent of children either stunted, underweight or wasted, undernutrition remains an important child health challenge. ... See More +

Journal Article 123246 APR 14, 2017

Pave Sohnesen,Thomas; Ambel,Alemayehu A.; Fisker,Peter Simonsen; Andrew,Colin; Khan,Qaiser M. Disclosed

Community results-based financing in health practice : reflections on implementation from experiences in six countries (French)

The term ‘community Results-Based Financing’ (cRBF) has been used to qualify a range of schemes whereby community actors such as community organizations, community health workers (CHW), and health facility committees (HFC) are contracted to facilitate access to ‒and sometimes directly provide‒ preventative, promotional, and curative health-care services.It is too early to assess the effects of such experiences in the countries this brief focusses on (i.e. ... See More +

Brief 116427 APR 01, 2017

Juquois,Maud; Jallow,Bakary; Muvudi,Michel; Shapira,Gil; Gebre Medhin,Joy Kyra Getachew; Akpamoli,Alphonse; Shu,Walters; Ndizeye,Cedric; Motte Dit Falisse,Jean-Benoit Emmanuel P; Sokegbe,Severin; Zabiti,Michel; Hassan,Rifat; Robyn,Paul Jacob; Loum,Musa; Taptue Fotso,Jean Claude; Magazi,Ibrahim; Vergeer,Petra; Booto,Baudouin Makuma English Disclosed

Guatemala - Crecer Sano : Guatemala Nutrition and Health Project : Guatemala - Crecer Sano : Proyecto de Nutrición y Salud de Guatemala (Spanish)

The objective of the Crecer Sano: Guatemala Nutrition and Health Project is to improve selected practices, services and behaviors known to be key determinants of chronic malnutrition (with an emphasis on the first 1,000 days of life) in the intervention areas. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1922 MAR 03, 2017

English Disclosed

IFC support to health public-private partnerships : highlights of IFC transactions in primary care, hospitals, clinical services, and specialized services : 保健官民パートナーシップに対するIFCの支援 : プライマリケア、病院、臨床サービス、専門サービスにおけるIFC取引のハイライト (Japanese)

Access to affordable, quality healthcare is critical to economic growth and development. As governments struggle to contain deficits, yet increase access to healthcare, private sector resources and expertise can complement traditional public sector approaches. ... See More +

Working Paper 66764 JAN 01, 2017

English Disclosed

Burundi - Health System Transformation Project : environmental assessment : Plan actualise de gestion des dechets medicaux (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG2763 DEC 01, 2016

Banda,Gertrude Mulenga Disclosed

India - Uttarakhand Health System Development Project : indigenous people’s plan : Environment and social management plan (English)

The development objective of the Uttarakhand Health System Development Project for India is to improve access to quality health services and to expand health financial risk protection for the residents of Uttarakhand. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG2798 DEC 01, 2016

Ohno,Naoko Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Palestinian territories public expenditure review 2013- 2014 : towards enhanced public finance management and improved fiscal sustainability : Public Expenditure Review - Palestinian territories (English)

The difficulty of pursuing a conventional market-oriented development strategy in the Palestinian territories led in the early part of the 2000s to a second-best reliance on public sector employment and wage bill expansion to boost aggregate demand. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS18454 SEP 10, 2016

Niksic,Orhan; Nasser Eddin,Nur Disclosed

Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : lessons from Japan : 包括的かつ持続可能な開発のための普遍的な健康保険: 日本からの教訓 (Japanese)

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 05, 2016

Ikegami,Naoki Disclosed

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa : a framework for action : Rumo à cobertura universal de saúde na África : um plano de ação (Portuguese)

Strong economic growth in recent years has helped reduce poverty to 43 percent of the population. Yet, as Africa’s population expands, it is estimated to reach 2.5 billion by 2050, the region faces a critical challenge of creating the foundations for long-term inclusive growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 108008 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

Ghana - Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Project : P145792 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 05 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR24840 AUG 21, 2016

Akala,Francisca Ayodeji Disclosed

Bolivia - Expanding Access to Reduce Health Inequities Project (English)

Ratings for the Expanding Access to Reduce Health Inequities Project for Bolivia were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3720 JUN 30, 2016

Disclosed

Nigeria - Electricity and Gas Improvement Project : environmental and social impact assessment (Vol. 5) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the 132/33kV transmission substation at Kabba, Kogi State (English)

The development objectives of the Electricity and Gas Improvement Project for Nigeria are to: (i) improve the availability and reliability of gas supply to increase power generation in existing public sector power plants; and (ii) improve the power networks capacity and efficiency to transmit and distribute quality electricity to the consumers. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1730 JUN 28, 2016

Medani,Ogochukwu Joy Disclosed

Nigeria - Electricity and Gas Improvement Project : environmental and social impact assessment (Vol. 4) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the 132/33kV Transmission Substation at Abor (9th Mile), Enugu State (English)

The development objectives of the Electricity and Gas Improvement Project for Nigeria are to: (i) improve the availability and reliability of gas supply to increase power generation in existing public sector power plants; and (ii) improve the power networks capacity and efficiency to transmit and distribute quality electricity to the consumers. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1730 JUN 28, 2016

Medani,Ogochukwu Joy Disclosed

India - Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project (English)

Ratings for the Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project for India were as follows: outcomes were highly satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was negligible, the Bank performance was highly satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also highly satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3518 JUN 27, 2016

Disclosed

Philippines - Social Welfare and Development Reform Project (English)

Ratings for the Social Welfare and Development Reform Project for Philippines were as follows: outcomes were highly 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 ICR3741 JUN 23, 2016

Disclosed

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The health gains, financial risk protection benefits, and distributional impact of increased tobacco taxes in Armenia (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 123244 Journal Article
Progress on catastrophic health spending in 133 countries : a retrospective observational study (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 123229 Journal Article
Japan Trust Fund : Second phase of scaling up nutrition investments annual report (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 123020 Annual Report
Yemen - Emergency Health and Nutrition Project : second additional financing and restructuring (Arabic)
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AUG 14, 2017 PAD2493 Project Paper English
Small area estimation of child undernutrition in Ethiopian woredas (English)
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APR 14, 2017 123246 Journal Article
Community results-based financing in health practice : reflections on implementation from experiences in six countries (French)
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APR 01, 2017 116427 Brief English
Guatemala - Crecer Sano : Guatemala Nutrition and Health Project : Guatemala - Crecer Sano : Proyecto de Nutrición y Salud de Guatemala (Spanish)
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MAR 03, 2017 PAD1922 Project Appraisal Document English
IFC support to health public-private partnerships : highlights of IFC transactions in primary care, hospitals, clinical services, and specialized services : 保健官民パートナーシップに対するIFCの支援 : プライマリケア、病院、臨床サービス、専門サービスにおけるIFC取引のハイライト (Japanese)
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JAN 01, 2017 66764 Working Paper English
Burundi - Health System Transformation Project : environmental assessment : Plan actualise de gestion des dechets medicaux (French)
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DEC 01, 2016 SFG2763 Environmental Assessment
India - Uttarakhand Health System Development Project : indigenous people’s plan : Environment and social management plan (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 SFG2798 Indigenous Peoples Plan
West Bank and Gaza - Palestinian territories public expenditure review 2013- 2014 : towards enhanced public finance management and improved fiscal sustainability : Public Expenditure Review - Palestinian territories (English)
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SEP 10, 2016 ACS18454 Working Paper
Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : lessons from Japan : 包括的かつ持続可能な開発のための普遍的な健康保険: 日本からの教訓 (Japanese)
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SEP 05, 2016 91163 Publication
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa : a framework for action : Rumo à cobertura universal de saúde na África : um plano de ação (Portuguese)
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AUG 25, 2016 108008 Working Paper
Ghana - Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Project : P145792 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 05 (English)
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AUG 21, 2016 ISR24840 Implementation Status and Results Report
Congo, Democratic Republic of - Health System Strengthening for Better Maternal and Child Health Results Project : procurement plan : République Démocratique du Congo - Projet de Développement du Système de Santé (PDSS) : passation des marches (French)
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JUL 18, 2016 107132 Procurement Plan
Bolivia - Expanding Access to Reduce Health Inequities Project (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 ICR3720 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Nigeria - Electricity and Gas Improvement Project : environmental and social impact assessment (Vol. 5) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the 132/33kV transmission substation at Kabba, Kogi State (English)
See More +
JUN 28, 2016 SFG1730 Environmental Assessment
Nigeria - Electricity and Gas Improvement Project : environmental and social impact assessment (Vol. 4) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the 132/33kV Transmission Substation at Abor (9th Mile), Enugu State (English)
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JUN 28, 2016 SFG1730 Environmental Assessment
India - Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 ICR3518 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Philippines - Social Welfare and Development Reform Project (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 ICR3741 Implementation Completion and Results Report