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A primer on human capital (English)

This note summarizes some of the key contributions in the macro- and micro- economic literature on the pathways linking human capital and income growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8309 JAN 19, 2018

Gatti,Roberta V.; Flabbi,Luca Disclosed

Preschool and child development under extreme poverty : evidence from a randomized experiment in rural Mozambique (English)

This study analyzed the impact of a community-based preschool program on child development and schooling outcomes in high-poverty areas of rural Mozambique. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8290 DEC 22, 2017

Martinez,Sebastian; Pereira,Vitor Azevedo; Naudeau,Sophie Disclosed

Sierra Leone - Second Phase of Reproductive and Child Health Project (English)

Ratings of Second Phase of Reproductive and Child Health Project for Sierra Leone were as follows: outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderately satisfactory, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Monitoring and Evaluation was modest. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4327 DEC 08, 2017

Disclosed

The cost of not investing in girls : child marriage, early childbearing, low educational attainment for girls, and their impacts in Uganda (English)

The proportions of girls marrying or having children before the age of 18 have been declining in Uganda according to data from the latest publicly available Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) implemented in 2011. ... See More +

Working Paper 121896 DEC 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Yedan,Ali; Savadogo,Aboudrahyme; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Male,Chata Disclosed

A toolkit for measuring early childhood development in low and middle income countries (English)

The Toolkit provides a practical, “how-to” guide for selection and adaptation of child development measurements for use in low- and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 122031 DEC 01, 2017

Prado,Elizabeth Leah; Fernald, Lia C. H.; Kariger,Patricia Karol; Raikes, Abbie Disclosed

Child and adolescent : health and development : Volume 8 (English)

From its inception, the Disease Control Priorities series has focused attention on delivering effective health interventions that can result in dramatic reductions in mortality and disability at relatively modest cost. ... See More +

Publication 121611 NOV 20, 2017

Horton,Susan (editor); Bundy,Donald A. P. (editor); Patton,George C. (editor); Silva,Nilanthi de (editor); Jamison,Dean T. (editor) Disclosed

Policies, attitudes, and perceptions towards inclusive education : evidence from selected counties in Guangdong, China (English)

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizes the right of people with disabilities to education, while Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) commits the global community to "(ensuring) equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including person with disabilities" by 2030. ... See More +

Brief 121755 NOV 14, 2017

Disclosed

Rwanda - Stunting Prevention and Reduction Project : environmental assessment : Medical waste management plan (English)

The development objective of Stunting Prevention and Reduction Project for Rwanda is to contribute to the reduction in the stunting rate among children under five years of age (with a focus on those under two) in the targeted districts. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3826 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Malawi - Can steps to improve child centers help boost child development? (English)

Children in disadvantaged families living in poor areas face numerous challenges, from lack of access to quality health care to insufficient nutrition and stimulation. ... See More +

Brief 122161 NOV 01, 2017

Marcus,Aliza Disclosed

Key findings ahead of the October 2017 high level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa (English)

This note provides a rapid summary of a first set of eight notes in this series on girls’ education and child marriage in West and Central Africa. ... See More +

Brief 120586 OCT 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Male,Chata; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Yedan,Ali French Disclosed

Bangladesh - Can child stimulation messages be added to an existing platform for delivering health and nutrition information? (English)

Development institutions and governments agree on the need to start early when it comes to children’s healthy development. Early childhood is a critical time for both the brain and body, and it’s important that children receive appropriate nutrition, health, stimulation and socio-emotional support in this period. ... See More +

Brief 121111 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Girls’ education and child marriage in West and Central Africa : key findings ahead of the October 2017 high level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa (French)

This note provides a rapid summary of a first set of eight notes on girls’ education and child marriage in West and Central Africa. The eight notes were prepared ahead of the High level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa held in Dakar on October 23 to 25, 2017. ... See More +

Brief 122077 OCT 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Yedan,Ali; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Male,Chata Disclosed

Girls’ education and child marriage in West and Central Africa : key findings ahead of the October 2017 high level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa (English)

This note provides a rapid summary of a first set of eight notes on girls’ education and child marriage in West and Central Africa. The eight notes were prepared ahead of the High level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa held in Dakar on October 23 to 25, 2017. ... See More +

Brief 122077 OCT 01, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Yedan,Ali; Onagoruwa,Adenike Opeoluwa; Male,Chata Disclosed

Ending child marriage : child marriage laws and their limitations (English)

Child marriage is defined as a formal or informal union before the age of 18. Child brides are at greater risk of experiencing a range of poor health outcomes, having children at younger ages when they are not yet ready to do so, dropping out of school, earning less over their lifetimes, and living in poverty compared to their peers who marry at later ages. ... See More +

Brief 122074 OCT 01, 2017

Wise,Lisa; Wodon,Quentin T.; Fiala,Oliver; Nestour,Alex Le; Tavares,Paula Magarinos Torres Disclosed

Maternal and child health : the World Bank Group's response to sutainable development goal 3 : Target 3.1 and 3.2 (English)

The aim of this paper is to explore the advances made in maternal and child health (MCH) over the past 25 years, analyzing World Bank Group (WBG) operational investments in MCH, as countries shift their focus to the sustainable development goals (SDGs). ... See More +

Working Paper 121500 SEP 01, 2017

Gordillo-Tobar,Amparo Elena; Mills,Samuel Lantei; Quinlan-Davidson,Meaghen Bridget Anne Disclosed

Tackling childcare : the business case for employer-supported childcare (English)

Almost one in 10 of the world’s population, 679 million, are children younger than five years old. To thrive and develop, these children and their older siblings need care. ... See More +

Working Paper 121546 SEP 01, 2017

Niethammer,Carmen; Davis,Michelle Caitlin; Hoffmann,Nathalie Ilona; Devercelli,Amanda Epstein; Leroy De La Briere,Benedicte; Alkastalani Dexter,Gharam; Kalashyan,Anna; Hasan,Tazeen; Nasir,Rudaba Disclosed

Does arsenic-contaminated drinking water limit early childhood development in Bangladesh ? (English)

Arsenic contamination in shallow groundwater aquifers remains a major barrier to providing access to safe drinking water in Bangladesh. Chronic exposure to arsenic has been shown to cause serious health impacts, including various cancers, skin lesions, neurological damage, heart disease, and hypertension. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8172 AUG 24, 2017

Haque,Sabrina Sharmin; Joseph,George; Moqueet,Nazia Sultana 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

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

Romania : children in public care 2014 (English)

At the beginning of the 1990s, Romania inherited a disastrous child protection system from the communist regime. As a result of pro-birth policies and of the economic depression in the 1980s, the traditional models of child care in the family, especially for children in need (in particular those with disabilities) were undermined. ... See More +

Working Paper 119791 JUN 01, 2017

Stănculescu,Manuela Sofia; Grigoraș,Vlad; Marin,Monica; Cioinaru,Cătălina Iamandi; Teșliuc,Emil; Blaj,Georgiana; Corad,Bogdan; Pop,VoichiŃa; Trocea,Andreea Simina Disclosed

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A primer on human capital (English)
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JAN 19, 2018 WPS8309 Policy Research Working Paper
Preschool and child development under extreme poverty : evidence from a randomized experiment in rural Mozambique (English)
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DEC 22, 2017 WPS8290 Policy Research Working Paper
Sierra Leone - Second Phase of Reproductive and Child Health Project (English)
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DEC 08, 2017 ICR4327 Implementation Completion and Results Report
The cost of not investing in girls : child marriage, early childbearing, low educational attainment for girls, and their impacts in Uganda (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121896 Working Paper
A toolkit for measuring early childhood development in low and middle income countries (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122031 Working Paper
Child and adolescent : health and development : Volume 8 (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 121611 Publication
Policies, attitudes, and perceptions towards inclusive education : evidence from selected counties in Guangdong, China (English)
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NOV 14, 2017 121755 Brief
Rwanda - Stunting Prevention and Reduction Project : environmental assessment : Medical waste management plan (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 SFG3826 Environmental Assessment
Malawi - Can steps to improve child centers help boost child development? (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 122161 Brief
Key findings ahead of the October 2017 high level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120586 Brief French
Bangladesh - Can child stimulation messages be added to an existing platform for delivering health and nutrition information? (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2017 121111 Brief
Girls’ education and child marriage in West and Central Africa : key findings ahead of the October 2017 high level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa (French)
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OCT 01, 2017 122077 Brief
Girls’ education and child marriage in West and Central Africa : key findings ahead of the October 2017 high level meeting on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2017 122077 Brief
Ending child marriage : child marriage laws and their limitations (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2017 122074 Brief
Maternal and child health : the World Bank Group's response to sutainable development goal 3 : Target 3.1 and 3.2 (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2017 121500 Working Paper
Tackling childcare : the business case for employer-supported childcare (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2017 121546 Working Paper
Does arsenic-contaminated drinking water limit early childhood development in Bangladesh ? (English)
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AUG 24, 2017 WPS8172 Policy Research 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)
See More +
JUN 08, 2017 SFG3413 Environmental Assessment
Supporting disadvantaged children enter kindergarten: experimental evidence from Bulgaria (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2017 116056 Working Paper Bulgarian
Romania : children in public care 2014 (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 119791 Working Paper