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Africa - Ebola Emergency Response Project : additional financing : 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

Informing migration policies : a data primer (English)

Researchers in many fields, such as demography, economics, and sociology, have established various data collection methodologies and principles to answer a range of academic and policy questions on migration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7082 NOV 01, 2014

Carletto, Calogero; Larrison, Jennica; Ozden, Caglar

Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (English)

Incentive-based policies have been shown to be powerful in many areas of behavior, but have rarely been tested in the sexual domain. The Rewarding Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention and Control in Tanzania (RESPECT) study is a randomized controlled trial testing the hypothesis that a system of rapid feedback and positive reinforcement that uses cash as the primary incentive can be used to reduce risky sexual activity among young people, male and female, who are at high risk of HIV infection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7099 NOV 01, 2014

de Walque, Damien; Dow, William H.; Nathan, Rose

Weather shocks and health at birth in Colombia (English)

Poor health at birth has negative long-run effects on individual well-being and is also detrimental for intergenerational mobility. This paper examines whether health outcomes at birth are affected by in utero increased exposure to rainfall and temperature shocks in Colombia, one of the countries in the world with the highest incidence of extreme weather events per year. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7081 NOV 01, 2014

Andalon, Mabel; Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos; Sanfelice, Viviane; Valderrama, Daniel

Lebanon - PCB Management in the Power Sector Project : Environmental assessment (Vol. 1 of 2) : Environmental and social impact assessment (English)

The development objective of the Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) Management in the Power Sector Project for Lebanon is to assist in establishing a sound PCB management system that would minimize potential environmental and health risks from unmanaged PCB oils and equipment. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4498 NOV 01, 2014

Cambodia - Avian and Human Influenza Control and Preparedness Emergency Project (English)

Ratings for the Avian and Human Influenza Control and Preparedness Emergency Project for Cambodia were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2781 OCT 27, 2014

Regional initiative in support of the Horn of Africa (English)

The Horn of Africa (HoA) region has many security and development challenges whose origins and consequences go well beyond the borders of individual countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 91783 OCT 23, 2014

Ethiopia - Second Pastoral Community Development Project (English)

Ratings for the Second Pastoral Community Development Project for Ethiopia were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3064 OCT 20, 2014

The post-2015 global agenda : a framework for country diagnostics (English)

With the 2015 deadline for the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) drawing near, the global community is shaping a new set of international development goals for the longer term. ... See More +

Working Paper 91887 OCT 11, 2014

Gable, Susanna; Lofgren, Hans; Osorio-Rodarte, Israel

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

The economic impact of the 2014 Ebola epidemic : short and medium term estimates for West Africa (English)

The 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa has taken a devastating human toll. Although the outbreak originated in rural Guinea, it has hit hardest in Liberia and Sierra Leone, in part because it has reached urban areas in these two countries, a factor that distinguishes this outbreak from previous episodes elsewhere. ... See More +

Working Paper 91219 OCT 07, 2014

Challenges for adolescent's sexual and reproductive health within the context of universal health coverage (English)

Young people (10-24 years of age), around the world face tremendous challenges to meeting their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs. Inadequate access to health information and services, as well as inequitable gender norms, contributes to a lack of knowledge and awareness about puberty, sexuality, and basic human rights. ... See More +

Brief 91292 OCT 07, 2014

Cortez, Rafael; Quinlan-Davidson, Meaghen; Saadat, Seemeen

Djibouti - Additional Financing for Social Safety Net Project : additional credit (English)

The Additional Financing for Social Safety Net Project for Djibouti has objectives to: (a) support the provision of short-term employment opportunities in community-based labor-intensive works for the poor and vulnerable; and (b) support the improvement of nutrition practices among participating households focusing on preschool children and pregnant/lactating women. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD985 OCT 06, 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

Exploiting externalities to estimate the long-term effects of early childhood deworming (English)

This paper investigates whether a large-scale deworming intervention aimed at primary school pupils in western Kenya had long-term effects on young children in the region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7052 OCT 01, 2014

Ozier, Owen

Water quality, brawn, and education: the rural drinking water program in China (English)

Although previous research has demonstrated the health benefits of water treatment programs, relatively little is known about the effect of water treatment on education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7054 OCT 01, 2014

Xu, Lixin Colin; Zhang, Jing

Sri Lanka - Country snapshot (English)

Sri Lanka is focusing on long-term strategic and structural development challenges as it strives to transition to an upper middle-income country. ... See More +

Working Paper 91631 OCT 01, 2014

Maldives - Country snapshot (English)

Maldives is in the sixth year of a complex political transition to a multi-party democracy. Its development agenda has been ambitious, working to cement newly established democratic institutions and taking a leading role in international efforts on climate change. ... See More +

Working Paper 91627 OCT 01, 2014

Diet quality, child health, and food policies in developing countries (English)

Although the importance of diet quality for improving child health is widely recognized, the roles of environmental factors and the absorption of nutrients for children's physical growth and morbidity have not been adequately integrated into a policy framework. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7072 OCT 01, 2014

Bhargava, Alok

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Africa - Ebola Emergency Response Project : additional financing : Africa - Ebola Emergency Response Project : additional financing (English)
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NOV 10, 2014 PAD1210 Project Appraisal Document
Informing migration policies : a data primer (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7082 Policy Research Working Paper
Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7099 Policy Research Working Paper
Weather shocks and health at birth in Colombia (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7081 Policy Research Working Paper
Lebanon - PCB Management in the Power Sector Project : Environmental assessment (Vol. 1 of 2) : Environmental and social impact assessment (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 E4498 Environmental Assessment
Cambodia - Avian and Human Influenza Control and Preparedness Emergency Project (English)
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OCT 27, 2014 ICR2781 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Regional initiative in support of the Horn of Africa (English)
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OCT 23, 2014 91783 Working Paper
Ethiopia - Second Pastoral Community Development Project (English)
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OCT 20, 2014 ICR3064 Implementation Completion and Results Report
The post-2015 global agenda : a framework for country diagnostics (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91887 Working Paper
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
The economic impact of the 2014 Ebola epidemic : short and medium term estimates for West Africa (English)
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OCT 07, 2014 91219 Working Paper
Challenges for adolescent's sexual and reproductive health within the context of universal health coverage (English)
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OCT 07, 2014 91292 Brief
Djibouti - Additional Financing for Social Safety Net Project : additional credit (English)
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OCT 06, 2014 PAD985 Project Appraisal Document
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
Exploiting externalities to estimate the long-term effects of early childhood deworming (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7052 Policy Research Working Paper
Water quality, brawn, and education: the rural drinking water program in China (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7054 Policy Research Working Paper
Sri Lanka - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91631 Working Paper
Maldives - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91627 Working Paper
Diet quality, child health, and food policies in developing countries (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7072 Policy Research Working Paper