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The state in the economy (English)

Zimbabwe’s economy grew by 0.7 percent in 2016 despite the combined effect of the El Nino drought and domestic financial turmoil. The drought reduced agricultural output and increased food prices towards the end of the year, despite the government’s efforts to boost production and stabilize prices. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 116309 JUN 21, 2017

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Colombia country engagement : agriculture analytics and advisory services (English)

The Second Rural Productive Partnerships Support Project (Programa de Apoyo a las Alianzas Productivas II - PAAP II) closed in June 2015, leaving the World Bank Group without an active IBRD-funded lending operation in the agricultural sector in Colombia for the first time in more than two decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 116039 JUN 08, 2017

000013367:Michael Morris:mmorris3@worldbank.org; Disclosed

Armenia - Social Investment and Local Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 19) : Environmental and social management plan - Construction of a new kindergarten building in Vardadzor Community (English)

The objective of the Social Investment and Local Development Project for Armenia is to improve the quality and use of and access to community and intercommunity infrastructure. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3413 JUN 08, 2017

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Cities, slums, and early child growth : empirical evidence from Bangladesh (English)

This study uses novel household survey data that are representative of Bangladesh's large cities, and of slum and nonslum areas within the cities, to investigate the effects of demographic and socioeconomic factors on early child growth in 2013. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8094 JUN 08, 2017

Raju,Dhushyanth; Kim,Kyoung Yang; Nguyen,Quynh T.; Govindaraj,Ramesh Disclosed

Supporting disadvantaged children enter kindergarten: experimental evidence from Bulgaria (English)

This paper presents findings from a large scale multi-arm randomized control trial implemented in 2014-2015 across 236 poor settlements across Bulgaria with the aim to improve full-day kindergarten participation of poor children, especially Roma and Turkish. ... See More +

Working Paper 116056 JUN 01, 2017

Bulgarian Disclosed

Afghanistan - Agricultural Inputs Project : restructuring (English)

Project Paper RES25092 JUN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Is consanguinity an impediment to improving human development outcomes ? (English)

This paper uses unique data collected in rural Pakistan to assess the extent to which consanguinity, which is widespread in North Africa, Central and West Asia, and most parts of South Asia, is linked to child cognitive ability and nutritional status. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8074 MAY 24, 2017

Mete,Cem; Bossavie,Laurent Loic Yves; Giles,John T.; Alderman,Harold H. Disclosed

Effect of stress on later-life health : evidence from the Vietnam war draft (English)

A substantial literature has examined the impact of stress during the early stages of life on later-life health. This paper contributes to that literature by examining the later-life health impact of stress during adolescence and early adulthood, using a novel proxy for stress: risk of military induction in the United States during the Vietnam War. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8063 MAY 16, 2017

Cawley,John Horan; De Walque,Damien B. C. M.; Grossman,Daniel Disclosed

Fact sheet : multisectoral nutrition assessment in Sri Lanka's estate sector : Fact Sheet - Multisectoral Nutrition Assessment in Sri Lankas Estate Sector - Estate Sector Nutrition Communication - P161017 (English)

This factsheet surveys multisectoral nutrition assessment in Sri Lanka's estate sector where malnutrition is an issue of public health concern; under nutrition in children under five years and among pregnant women has far-reaching consequences for them and society at large; several risk factors prevail in the estate sector that lead children to be malnourished; problems have been identified in food utilization and feeding practices; knowledge is not translated into practice; gaps in quality of service provision for children were noted; significant space for improving nutrition service delivery for women both before and during pregnancy; poor standards of Child Development Centers; provision of safe water and sanitation facilities prevents malnutrition and diarrhea. ... See More +

Working Paper 115196 MAY 13, 2017

;000299428:Dilinika Peiris:dpeiris@worldbank.org; 000232652:Phoebe M. Folger:pfolger@worldbank.org; ;000250282:Yi-Kyoung Lee:ylee1@worldbank.org; Disclosed

Collecting the dirt on soils : advancements in plot-level soil testing and implications for agricultural statistics (English)

Much of the current analysis on agricultural productivity is hampered by the lack of consistent, high quality data on soil health and how it is changing under past and current management. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8057 MAY 11, 2017

Gourlay,Sydney; Aynekulu,Ermias; Shepherd,Keith; Carletto,Calogero Disclosed

Vietnam - Irrigated Agriculture Improvement Project : procurement plan (Vietnamese,English)

Procurement Plan 114862 MAY 10, 2017

Disclosed

Yemen - Emergency Health and Nutrition Project : additional financing (English)

The development objective of the Emergency Health and Nutrition Project for Yemen, Republic of is to contribute to the provision of basic health and essential nutrition services for the benefit of the population of the Republic of Yemen. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD2412 MAY 07, 2017

Disclosed

Yemen - Emergency Health and Nutrition Project : additional financing : ورقة مشروع حول المنحة الإضافية من أجل المشروع الطارئ للرعاية الصحية والتغذية في اليمن (Arabic)

The development objective of the Emergency Health and Nutrition Project for Yemen, Republic of is to contribute to the provision of basic health and essential nutrition services for the benefit of the population of the Republic of Yemen. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD2412 MAY 07, 2017

English Disclosed

Malawi - Agricultural Commercialization Project (English)

The objective of the Agricultural Commercialization Project for Malawi is to increase commercialization of agriculture value chain products selected under the project. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2264 MAY 02, 2017

Disclosed

Healthbeat (English)

This Healthbeat newsletter includes some of the following headings: Are you gasping for air?; CPR/AED and first aid training; free group training : the power of relaxation; mindfulness meditation sessions; healthy weight support group; domestic abuse prevention program; workstation ergonomics services for HQ and Co staff; Pre-assignment medical briefings and medical clearance; looking to manage your stress? ... See More +

Newsletter 114738 MAY 01, 2017

Disclosed

Health and well-being of young people : a multi-sectoral approach to operational planning (English)

This note discusses avenues for multi-sectoral approaches and strategies to address adolescent and youth health. Successful application of any multi-sectoral approach requires strong and continuous partnerships with different stakeholders including within the Bank. ... See More +

Brief 115689 MAY 01, 2017

Saadat,Seemeen; Cortez,Rafael A. Disclosed

South Sudan - Emergency Food and Nutrition Project (English)

The development objective of the Emergency Food and Nutrition Project for South Sudan are: (a) to provide food and nutrition support for the protection of lives and human capital of eligible beneficiaries; and (b) to help farmers a re-engage in agricultural production in selected drought affected areas in South Sudan. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2383 APR 28, 2017

Disclosed

Armenia - Community Agricultural Resource Management and Competitiveness Project (English)

Ratings for the Community Agricultural Resource Management and Competitiveness Project for Armenia were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Recipient performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3849 APR 28, 2017

Disclosed

Statement by Mr. Gilbert F. Houngbo at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 114555 APR 22, 2017

Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
The state in the economy (English)
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JUN 21, 2017 116309 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Colombia country engagement : agriculture analytics and advisory services (English)
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JUN 08, 2017 116039 Working Paper
Colombia - Alliances productive : linkage to markets, social inclusion, and versatility in the post-conflict framework : Colombia - Alianzas Productivas : Vinculación con los mercados, inclusión social, y versatilidad en el marco del post-conflicto (Spanish)
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JUN 08, 2017 116041 Working Paper
Armenia - Social Investment and Local Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 19) : Environmental and social management plan - Construction of a new kindergarten building in Vardadzor Community (English)
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JUN 08, 2017 SFG3413 Environmental Assessment
Cities, slums, and early child growth : empirical evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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JUN 08, 2017 WPS8094 Policy Research Working Paper
Supporting disadvantaged children enter kindergarten: experimental evidence from Bulgaria (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116056 Working Paper Bulgarian
Afghanistan - Agricultural Inputs Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 RES25092 Project Paper
Is consanguinity an impediment to improving human development outcomes ? (English)
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MAY 24, 2017 WPS8074 Policy Research Working Paper
Effect of stress on later-life health : evidence from the Vietnam war draft (English)
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MAY 16, 2017 WPS8063 Policy Research Working Paper
Fact sheet : multisectoral nutrition assessment in Sri Lanka's estate sector : Fact Sheet - Multisectoral Nutrition Assessment in Sri Lankas Estate Sector - Estate Sector Nutrition Communication - P161017 (English)
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MAY 13, 2017 115196 Working Paper
Collecting the dirt on soils : advancements in plot-level soil testing and implications for agricultural statistics (English)
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MAY 11, 2017 WPS8057 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Irrigated Agriculture Improvement Project : procurement plan (Vietnamese,English)
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MAY 10, 2017 114862 Procurement Plan
Yemen - Emergency Health and Nutrition Project : additional financing (English)
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MAY 07, 2017 PAD2412 Project Paper
Yemen - Emergency Health and Nutrition Project : additional financing : ورقة مشروع حول المنحة الإضافية من أجل المشروع الطارئ للرعاية الصحية والتغذية في اليمن (Arabic)
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MAY 07, 2017 PAD2412 Project Paper English
Malawi - Agricultural Commercialization Project (English)
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MAY 02, 2017 PAD2264 Project Appraisal Document
Healthbeat (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 114738 Newsletter
Health and well-being of young people : a multi-sectoral approach to operational planning (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115689 Brief
South Sudan - Emergency Food and Nutrition Project (English)
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APR 28, 2017 PAD2383 Project Appraisal Document
Armenia - Community Agricultural Resource Management and Competitiveness Project (English)
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APR 28, 2017 ICR3849 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Statement by Mr. Gilbert F. Houngbo at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114555 Board Report