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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

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

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.

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

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

Below the glass floor : the analytical review of expenditure by provincial administrations on front line rural health (Vol. 1 of 2) : Summary (English)

Below the glass floor is a report that explores the impact of recent increases in operational function grant funding to provinces to support rural health service delivery. ... See More +

Working Paper 84521 JAN 01, 2014

Mongolia - Capacity Building for Emerging Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Capacity Building for Emerging Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Project is to enhance the national capacity in preparedness for and response to five priority zoonotic diseases, namely Avian Influenza (H5N1), brucellosis, hydatid disease (echinococcosis), anthrax and CCHF in Mongolia. ... See More +

Project Paper 83171 DEC 17, 2013

India - Third Elementary Education Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2 of 2) : Social assessment : summary (English)

The development objective of the Third Elementary Education Project for India is to improve school outcomes of elementary school children through quality-oriented interventions. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4384 DEC 01, 2013

Intrinsic motivation, effort and the call to public service (English)

Pay schemes in the public sector aim to attract motivated, high-ability applicants. A nascent literature has found positive effects of higher pay on ability and no or slightly positive effects on motivation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6729 DEC 01, 2013

Banuri, Sheheryar; Keefer, Philip

The method of randomization and the role of reasoned intuition (English)

The method of randomization has been a major driver in the recent rise to prominence of empirical development economics. It has helped uncover patterns and facts that had earlier escaped attention. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6722 DEC 01, 2013

Basu, Kaushik

Lao PDR - Early Childhood Education Project : Ethnic group development plan (English)

The objective of the Early Childhood Education Project (ECE) for Lao PDR is to increase coverage and improve the quality of pre-primary education and early childhood care services for three to five year old children in disadvantaged districts. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP687 DEC 01, 2013

Iraq - Youth Livelihoods Development in Southern Iraq Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 83088 NOV 19, 2013

EU Accession Countries - EU equity and gender - completion summary (English)

This memorandum summarizes the outputs under the European Union (EU) equity and gender technical assistance (TA) task. The development objectives of the task are: (a) to support the Bank's clients in the Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the Baltics (ECCU5) country grouping in managing the effects of the growth slowdown and fiscal consolidation, and (b) deepen the Bank's own understanding of the equity and gender implications of slower growth and budget tightening. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS6769 NOV 16, 2013

South Africa - Country partnership strategy for the period FY2014-2017 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 82642 NOV 12, 2013

Cambodia : challenges in scaling up preschools (English)

It has been shown that pre-schools are beneficial in helping children develop the skills that are necessary for them in primary school. However, the implementation of pre-school in countries such as Cambodia is challenging due to social and economic constraints. ... See More +

Brief 83178 NOV 01, 2013

Adding value to evaluations : applying the governmental learning spiral for evaluation-based learning (English)

Governmental learning has a multidisciplinary research tradition and a plethora of literature exists on organizational as well as policy learning. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 81259 OCT 09, 2013

Nashat, Bidjan; Speer, Sandra; Blindenbacher, Raoul

Effects of early-life exposure to sanitation on childhood cognitive skills : evidence from India's total sanitation campaign (English)

Early life health and net nutrition shape childhood and adult cognitive skills and human capital. In poor countries -- and especially in South Asia -- widespread open defecation without making use of a toilet or latrine is an important source of childhood disease. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6659 OCT 01, 2013

Spears, Dean; Lamba, Sneha

Yemen - Climate Resilience of Rural Communities Project (Arabic)

Project Information Document PIDC897 SEP 29, 2013

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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
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
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
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
Ombuds services and respectful workplace advisors program : annual report 2013 (English)
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JAN 10, 2014 84633 Annual Report
Below the glass floor : the analytical review of expenditure by provincial administrations on front line rural health (Vol. 1 of 2) : Summary (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84521 Working Paper
Mongolia - Capacity Building for Emerging Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Project : restructuring (English)
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DEC 17, 2013 83171 Project Paper
India - Third Elementary Education Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2 of 2) : Social assessment : summary (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 E4384 Environmental Assessment
Intrinsic motivation, effort and the call to public service (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6729 Policy Research Working Paper
The method of randomization and the role of reasoned intuition (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6722 Policy Research Working Paper
Lao PDR - Early Childhood Education Project : Ethnic group development plan (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 IPP687 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Iraq - Youth Livelihoods Development in Southern Iraq Project : procurement plan (English)
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NOV 19, 2013 83088 Procurement Plan
EU Accession Countries - EU equity and gender - completion summary (English)
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NOV 16, 2013 ACS6769 Working Paper
South Africa - Country partnership strategy for the period FY2014-2017 : chair summary (English)
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NOV 12, 2013 82642 Board Summary
Cambodia : challenges in scaling up preschools (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 83178 Brief
Adding value to evaluations : applying the governmental learning spiral for evaluation-based learning (English)
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OCT 09, 2013 81259 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Effects of early-life exposure to sanitation on childhood cognitive skills : evidence from India's total sanitation campaign (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6659 Policy Research Working Paper
Yemen - Climate Resilience of Rural Communities Project (Arabic)
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SEP 29, 2013 PIDC897 Project Information Document