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Intelligence, personality, and creativity : unleashing the power of intelligence and personality traits to build a creative and innovative economy (English)

Cognitive ability, as measured by IQ and background factors such as socioeconomic status and demographics have historically been seen as the principal determinants of a student’s academic success. ... See More +

Working Paper 92212 NOV 04, 2014

King, Elizabeth; Rogers, Halsey

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

Liberia - Youth, Employment, Skills Project : additional financing (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 89713 JUL 09, 2014

Learning and results in World Bank operations : how the Bank learns - evaluation one (English)

Knowledge, learning, and innovation are one of eight objectives that will be monitored in the Bank's new strategy. The independent evaluation group (IEG) is conducting a program of learning and results evaluations to promote a better understanding of how the World Bank acquires, captures, and transfers knowledge and learning in its lending operations, and what scope there is for improving. ... See More +

Working Paper 89421 JUL 01, 2014

Carvalho, Soniya; Heath, John; Gaarder, Marie; Jimenez, Emmanuel; Heider, Caroline

A comparative study of ex-combatant reintegration in the African great lakes region : trajectories, processes, and paradoxes (English)

This study explores the reintegration processes that ex-combatants, as well as the communities that receive them, go through in the transition from being soldiers to being civilians across the Great Lakes region (GLR) of Africa (Uganda, Rwanda, DRC, RoC, and Burundi). ... See More +

Working Paper 92605 JUL 01, 2014

Rhea, Randolph; Cao, Qinyu

Kenya - Strengthening the Accounting Profession Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 88897 JUN 19, 2014

Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) : work program and budget (FY15) and indicative plan (FY16-17) (English)

This document presents the work program and budget proposal for FY15 for the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) and indicative plans for FY16-17. ... See More +

Board Report 88079 JUN 02, 2014

Pay flexibility and government performance : a multicountry study (English)

This study examines whether financial incentives through pay flexibility can improve the performance of staff in government bureaucracies. Its main messages for pay policy are pay flexibility can improve performance, pay flexibility works most strikingly in changing managerial behavior. ... See More +

Working Paper 88486 JUN 01, 2014

Benchmarking public policy : methodological insights from measurement of school based management (English)

This working paper presents a benchmarking analysis of School Based Management (SBM) using empirical data from the Philippines. School based management is widely used as a policy tool in many countries that seek to improve the quality of service delivery through decentralization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6938 JUN 01, 2014

Parandekar, Suhas D.

Reforming civil service in Sierra Leone through collective leadership (English)

Improved capacity of the civil service in Sierra Leone is critical to deliver services for citizens. The government is tackling challenges of poor performance through a flagship public sector reform program (improving productivity through management and pay reforms), a part of which involves reform of the civil service. ... See More +

Working Paper 90177 JUN 01, 2014

Gold, Jenny; Roberts, Dawn; Fisher, Sharon

Employer voices, employer demands, and implications for public skills development policy (English)

Educators believe that they are adequately preparing youth for the labor market while employers lament the lack of skills. A possible source of the mismatch in perceptions is that employers and educators have different understandings of the types of skills valued in the labor market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6853 MAY 01, 2014

Cunningham, Wendy; Villasenor, Paula

Liberia : can employment opportunities help build peace? (English)

What's the most effective way to reintegrate ex-combatants and reduce illegal activities? This policy note reviews an innovative program that had a big impact. ... See More +

Brief 88613 MAY 01, 2014

Marcus, Aliza [editor]; Berman, Daphna

Entrepreneurship education and training programs around the world : dimensions for success (English)

There is a growing interest in the role that entrepreneurship can play as a catalyst to achieve economic and social development objectives, including growth, innovation, employment, and equity. ... See More +

Publication 87599 APR 22, 2014

Valerio, Alexandria; Parton, Brent; Robb, Alicia

Knowledge building environmentally sustainable infrastructure platform : Plataforma de conocimiento construccion ambientalmente sostenible de infraestructura (Spanish)

In this paper on knowledge building environmentally sustainable infrastructure platform the authors state that during the first phase of this initiative, it has worked on the design of the conceptual model of the knowledge platform. ... See More +

Working Paper 86002 MAR 10, 2014

Gender and protection in emergencies trainings in the Solomon Islands : 2012 - 2013 trainings summary report (English)

This report summarizes the experience from a series of pilot trainings in the Solomon Islands, organized by the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and four provinces with support from the World Bank in an effort to provide practical information for operational teams seeking to integrate gender issues into disaster risk management program. ... See More +

Working Paper 87033 MAR 01, 2014

Wealth gradients in early childhood cognitive development in five Latin American countries (English)

Research from the United States shows that gaps in early cognitive and noncognitive abilities appear early in the life cycle. Little is known about this important question for developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6779 FEB 01, 2014

Schady,, Norbert; Behrman, Jere; Araujo, Maria Caridad; Azuero,, Rodrigo; Bernal, Raquel; Bravo, David; Lopez-Boo, Florencia; Macours, Karen; Marshall, Daniela; Paxson, Christina; Vakis, Renos

Academic peer effects with different group assignment policies : residential tracking versus random assignment (English)

This paper studies the relative academic performance of students tracked or randomly assigned to South African university dormitories. Tracked or streamed assignment creates dormitories where all students obtained similar scores on high school graduation examinations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6787 FEB 01, 2014

Garlick, Robert

Impact of intermittent screening and treatment for malaria among school children in Kenya : a cluster randomized trial (English)

This paper investigates the effects of intermittent screening and treatment of malaria on the health and education of school children in an area of low-to-moderate malaria transmission. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6791 FEB 01, 2014

Halliday, Katherine E.; Okello, George; Turner, Elizabeth L.; Njagi, Kiambo; Mcharo, Carlos; Kengo, Juddy; Allen, Elizabeth; Dubeck, Margaret M.; Jukes, Matthew C.H.; Brooker, Simon J.

The impact of early childhood education on early achievement gaps : evidence from the Indonesia early childhood education and development (ECED) project (English)

This paper assesses whether the Indonesia Early Childhood Education and Development project had an impact on early achievement gaps as measured by an array of child development outcomes and enrollment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6794 FEB 01, 2014

Jung, Haeil; Hasan, Amer

Ombuds services and respectful workplace advisors program : annual report 2013 (English)

Ombuds Services (OMB) and the Respectful Workplace Advisors (RWA) Program aim to help any Bank Group employee address any kind of workplace issue, in a confidential and informal way. ... See More +

Annual Report 84633 JAN 10, 2014

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Intelligence, personality, and creativity : unleashing the power of intelligence and personality traits to build a creative and innovative economy (English)
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NOV 04, 2014 92212 Working 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
Liberia - Youth, Employment, Skills Project : additional financing (English)
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JUL 09, 2014 89713 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Learning and results in World Bank operations : how the Bank learns - evaluation one (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89421 Working Paper
A comparative study of ex-combatant reintegration in the African great lakes region : trajectories, processes, and paradoxes (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 92605 Working Paper
Kenya - Strengthening the Accounting Profession Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUN 19, 2014 88897 Procurement Plan
Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) : work program and budget (FY15) and indicative plan (FY16-17) (English)
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JUN 02, 2014 88079 Board Report
Pay flexibility and government performance : a multicountry study (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88486 Working Paper
Benchmarking public policy : methodological insights from measurement of school based management (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6938 Policy Research Working Paper
Reforming civil service in Sierra Leone through collective leadership (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 90177 Working Paper
Employer voices, employer demands, and implications for public skills development policy (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6853 Policy Research Working Paper
Liberia : can employment opportunities help build peace? (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88613 Brief
Entrepreneurship education and training programs around the world : dimensions for success (English)
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APR 22, 2014 87599 Publication
Knowledge building environmentally sustainable infrastructure platform : Plataforma de conocimiento construccion ambientalmente sostenible de infraestructura (Spanish)
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MAR 10, 2014 86002 Working Paper
Gender and protection in emergencies trainings in the Solomon Islands : 2012 - 2013 trainings summary report (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 87033 Working Paper
Wealth gradients in early childhood cognitive development in five Latin American countries (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6779 Policy Research Working Paper
Academic peer effects with different group assignment policies : residential tracking versus random assignment (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6787 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of intermittent screening and treatment for malaria among school children in Kenya : a cluster randomized trial (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6791 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of early childhood education on early achievement gaps : evidence from the Indonesia early childhood education and development (ECED) project (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6794 Policy Research Working Paper
Ombuds services and respectful workplace advisors program : annual report 2013 (English)
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JAN 10, 2014 84633 Annual Report