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Rice sector development and poverty reduction in the greater Mekong subregion : leveraging the rice value chain for poverty reduction in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar (English)

Rice is an important agricultural product and food staple in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), especially for its three low-income members – Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar. ... See More +

Working Paper 105285 MAY 25, 2016

Zorya,Sergiy; Rozemuller,Hendericus Bastiaan; Dawe, David; Kung,Munichan; Manythong,Chanhsom Disclosed

Investing in nutrition : the foundation for development – an investment framework to reach the global nutrition targets (English)

Every year, malnutrition claims the lives of 3 million children under age five and costs the global economy billions of dollars in lost productivity and health care costs. ... See More +

Working Paper 104865 APR 18, 2016

Disclosed

Future of food : shaping the global food system to deliver improved nutrition and health (English)

Despite significant progress the world continues to bear a triple burden of malnutrition. These three burdens are related, but distinctly different, problems: energy deficiencies (hunger), micronutrient deficiencies (hidden hunger), 3 and excessive net energy intake and unhealthy diets overweight/obesity). ... See More +

Working Paper 104757 APR 01, 2016

Townsend,Robert; Jaffee,Steven M.; Hoberg,Yurie Tanimichi; Htenas,Aira Maria; Shekar,Meera; Hyder,Ziauddin; Gautam,Madhur; Kray,Holger A.; Ronchi,Loraine; Hussain,Sarwat; Elder,Leslie K.; Moses,Eugene Disclosed

The revival of the "cash versus food" debate : new evidence for an old quandary ? (English)

The longstanding "cash versus food" debate has received renewed attention in both research and practice. This paper reviews key issues shaping the debate and presents new evidence from randomized and quasi-experimental evaluations that deliberately compare cash and in-kind food transfers in ten developing counties. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7584 FEB 29, 2016

Gentilini,Ugo Disclosed

The other side of the coin : the comparative evidence of cash and in-kind transfers in humanitarian situations (English)

This paper reviews the existing evidence on the performance of alternative transfer modalities across humanitarian sectors, including cash transfers, vouchers, and in-kind assistance (food and non-food). ... See More +

Publication 106284 JAN 01, 2016

Gentilini,Ugo Disclosed

Administrative Circular, The President’s Food Conservation Program, October 13, 1947 (English)

On October 5 1947, U.S President Harry S. Truman announced the food conservation program in a radio and television address. This program was proposed by the Citizens Food Committee and was supported by every department of the federal government. ... See More +

Working Paper 104687 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Impacting food security and nutrition outcomes through strengthening livelihoods : the experience from India livelihood projects (English)

While malnutrition affects households across the economic spectrum, the poorest bear the largest burden due to low calorie intake, less diverse diets, high incidence of stunting, as well as underweight and anemic children. ... See More +

Brief 106468 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Securing food safety to leverage economic growth opportunities in the African food sector : speeding progress, advancing partnerships and sustaining momentum (English)

This paper is an outcome of a discussion that brought together five African and international food safety experts to explore how best to support and expedite African efforts to improve food safety on the continent through partnerships such as the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP). ... See More +

Working Paper 98800 AUG 10, 2015

Disclosed

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim opening remarks at the press conference in Beijing (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. He discusses on the Chinese economy, it global role in development, and health care reform. ... See More +

Working Paper 101991 JUL 17, 2015

Kim,Jim Yong Disclosed

Rice sector review : a more detailed road map for Cambodian rice exports (Cambodian,English)

Cambodia's rice exports are on a steep upward trajectory, benefiting from import duty preferences and new investments in rice mills and polishing factories. ... See More +

Working Paper 98834 JUL 12, 2015

Slayton, Tom Disclosed

Ethiopia - Nutrition Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14776 JUN 24, 2015

Disclosed

Guinea-Bissau - Food Price Crisis Response Trust Fund Program Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14658 JUN 12, 2015

Disclosed

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 Disclosed

Scaling up nutrition for a more resilient Mali : nutrition diagnostics and costed plan for scaling up (English)

Brief 98241 JUN 01, 2015

Shekar,Meera; Mattern,Max William; Eozenou,Patrick Hoang-Vu; Dayton Eberwein, Julia; Akuoku,Jonathan Kweku; Di Gropello,Emanuela; Karamba,R. Wendy Disclosed

Costed plan for scaling up nutrition in Nigeria (English)

This knowledge brief presents the cost of scaling up key effective nutrition interventions in Nigeria and compares different scale-up scenarios to determine which one produces the best results for the lowest cost. ... See More +

Brief 98286 JUN 01, 2015

Shekar,Meera; Mcdonald,Christine; Okorosobo, Tuoyo; Subandoro,Ali Winoto; Mattern,Max William; Eberwein, Julia Dayton; Akuoku,Jonathan Kweku; Karamba,R. Wendy Disclosed

Comparative analysis of certain requirements of food legislation in the European Union and the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan (English)

This report presents a comparative analysis of the food legislation requirements of the European Union (EU) and the Customs Union. Its purpose is to guide food business operators and public authorities engaged in reforming national food safety systems in the peculiarities of EU and Customs Union legal requirements and help them evaluate their capabilities in meeting those requirements. ... See More +

Working Paper 98140 MAY 01, 2015

Russian Disclosed

Stagnant stunting rate despite economic growth in Papua New Guinea (English)

Despite rapid economic growth during the past decade, the stunting rate for children under 5, one of the primary indicators for child under-nutrition, is estimated at 46 percent in Papua New Guinea. ... See More +

Brief 97508 MAY 01, 2015

Hou,Xiaohui Disclosed

Argentina - Provincial Public Health Insurance Development Project : Additional Financing : Environmental assessment (Spanish,English)

Environmental Assessment SFG1033 MAY 01, 2015

0000A8056 Disclosed

Ethiopia - Nutrition Project (English)

The Nutrition Project for Ethiopia was rated satisfactory with moderate risk to development outcome. Both the Bank and the Borrower’s performances were rated moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3201 APR 15, 2015

Disclosed

Achieving results through partnerships (English)

According to Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), about 23 percent of the global population that is routinely hungry - 336 million people are in South Asia. ... See More +

Brief 93524 APR 01, 2015

Disclosed

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Rice sector development and poverty reduction in the greater Mekong subregion : leveraging the rice value chain for poverty reduction in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar (English)
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MAY 25, 2016 105285 Working Paper
Investing in nutrition : the foundation for development – an investment framework to reach the global nutrition targets (English)
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APR 18, 2016 104865 Working Paper
Future of food : shaping the global food system to deliver improved nutrition and health (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104757 Working Paper
The revival of the "cash versus food" debate : new evidence for an old quandary ? (English)
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FEB 29, 2016 WPS7584 Policy Research Working Paper
The other side of the coin : the comparative evidence of cash and in-kind transfers in humanitarian situations (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 106284 Publication
Administrative Circular, The President’s Food Conservation Program, October 13, 1947 (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 104687 Working Paper
Impacting food security and nutrition outcomes through strengthening livelihoods : the experience from India livelihood projects (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 106468 Brief
Securing food safety to leverage economic growth opportunities in the African food sector : speeding progress, advancing partnerships and sustaining momentum (English)
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AUG 10, 2015 98800 Working Paper
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim opening remarks at the press conference in Beijing (English)
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JUL 17, 2015 101991 Working Paper
Rice sector review : a more detailed road map for Cambodian rice exports (Cambodian,English)
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JUL 12, 2015 98834 Working Paper
Ethiopia - Nutrition Project (English)
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JUN 24, 2015 ICRR14776 Implementation Completion Report Review
Guinea-Bissau - Food Price Crisis Response Trust Fund Program Project (English)
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JUN 12, 2015 ICRR14658 Implementation Completion Report Review
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
Scaling up nutrition for a more resilient Mali : nutrition diagnostics and costed plan for scaling up (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 98241 Brief
Costed plan for scaling up nutrition in Nigeria (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 98286 Brief
Comparative analysis of certain requirements of food legislation in the European Union and the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 98140 Working Paper Russian
Stagnant stunting rate despite economic growth in Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 97508 Brief
Argentina - Provincial Public Health Insurance Development Project : Additional Financing : Environmental assessment (Spanish,English)
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MAY 01, 2015 SFG1033 Environmental Assessment
Ethiopia - Nutrition Project (English)
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APR 15, 2015 ICR3201 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Achieving results through partnerships (English)
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APR 01, 2015 93524 Brief