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Mauritius - Addressing inequality through more equitable labor markets (English)

Mauritius is often cited as one of the few African success stories, and with good reason. In the aftermath of independence (1968), this small island nation in the Indian Ocean seemed to be bound for economic failure because of its high poverty rate and numerous vulnerabilities, including high population growth, ethnic tensions, substantial unemployment, and an economy greatly dependent on the production of sugar for international markets. ... See More +

Working Paper 122040 DEC 12, 2017

Paci,Pierella; Ranzani,Marco; Grasso,Giuseppe Disclosed

Sierra Leone - Jobs diagnostic (English)

Sierra Leone is a relatively small economy with potential for jobs-rich growth. It is an extremely poor nation with substantial mineral, agricultural, and fishery resources. ... See More +

Working Paper 122016 DEC 11, 2017

Michel Gutierrez,Veronica; Gonzalez,Alvaro S. Disclosed

Vietnam - New Model University Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the New Model University Project for Vietnam is to develop an autonomous research-based university to demonstrate a new policy framework on governance, financing, and quality in Vietnam's higher education system. ... See More +

Project Paper RES27297 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

South Asia - Second Poverty Alleviation Fund Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Second Poverty Alleviation Fund Project for South Asia is to improve living conditions, livelihoods, and empowerment among the rural poor, with particular attention to groups that have traditionally been excluded by reasons of gender, ethnicity, caste, and location. ... See More +

Project Paper RES28896 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

Uganda economic update : tenth edition – accelerating Uganda's development : ending child marriage, educating girls (English)

Following decades of sustained economic growth during which Uganda made dramatic progresstowards poverty reduction, the country has recently experienced a period of economic growthslow down. ... See More +

Working Paper 121848 DEC 01, 2017

Mawejje,Joseph; Wodon,Quentin T.; Sebudde,Rachel K. 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

Lending for jobs operations (English)

This paper develops a general framework to inform the design of a new generation of jobs lending operations. The paper discusses the rationale for developing jobs focused lending operations with specific targets in terms of job creation, job quality, and labor markets outcomes for vulnerable population groups. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 121983 DEC 01, 2017

Robalino,David A.; Tokle,Siv Elin Disclosed

Nicaragua - Second Support to the Education Sector Project : restructuring (English)

The development objectives of the Second Support to the Education Sector Project for Nicaragua are to: (a) improve the students' retention rate in primary education schools located in participating municipalities; and (b) strengthen MINED’s education management capacity. ... See More +

Project Paper RES29708 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

Uruguay - Support to Uruguayan Public Schools Project (English)

Ratings of Support to Uruguayan Public Schools Project for Uruguay were as follows: outcome was highly satisfactory, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Monitoring and Evaluation quality was substantial. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4246 NOV 29, 2017

Disclosed

Teaching with the test : experimental evidence on diagnostic feedback and capacity building for public schools in Argentina (English)

Despite the recent growth in the number of large-scale student assessments, there is little evidence on their potential to inform improvements in school management and classroom instruction in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8261 NOV 28, 2017

Holland,Peter Anthony; De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Ganimian,Alejandro Jorge Disclosed

Niger - Systematic Country Diagnostic : priorities for ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity (English)

This document presents the systematic country diagnostic (SCD) for Niger. It identifies the constraints and opportunities for achieving the twin goals of ending poverty and improving shared prosperity by 2030 in a sustainable manner while acknowledging: (a) the need for selectivity, and (b) the need to identify constraints that can feasibly be addressed. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 115661 NOV 28, 2017

Disclosed

Cambodia - Higher Education Improvement Project : environmental assessment : ក្របខ័ណ្ឌនៃការគ្រប់គ្រងបរិស្ថាននិងសង្គម (Khmer)

The development objective of the Higher Education Improvement Project for Cambodia are to improve the quality, relevance and equity of education and research at targeted higher education institutions, improve governance in the sector, and to provide immediate and effective response in case of an eligible crisis or emergency. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3788 NOV 21, 2017

Chieap,Ravan English Disclosed

Brazil - Support to the Upper Secondary Education Reform Operation Project (English)

The development objective of the Support to the Upper Secondary Education Reform Operation Project for Brazil is to strengthen the capacity of the state secretariats of education to implement the upper secondary reform, prioritizing vulnerable schools, and to increase the index of basic education development in targeted fulltime upper secondary schools in Brazil’s territory. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 121673 NOV 20, 2017

Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Cash Transfer Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Cash Transfer Project for West Bank and Gaza is to: (i) mitigate the impact of the continued socio-economic crisis on a subset of the extremely poor and most vulnerable households; and (ii) support the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) efforts to continue reforms of the Cash Transfer Program (CTP). ... See More +

Project Paper RES29684 NOV 15, 2017

Disclosed

Getting the right teachers into the right schools : managing India’s teacher workforce (English)

India's landmark Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (2009) guarantees education to all children aged 6-14 years. The Act mandates specific student-teacher ratios and emphasizes teacher quality. ... See More +

Publication 120903 NOV 15, 2017

Beteille,Tara; Linden,Tobias; Chatterjee,Prerna Goel; Dey,Sangeeta; Goyal,Sangeeta; Ramachandran,Vimala 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

Jordan - Education Reform Support Program-for-Results Project (English)

The development objective of Education Reform Support Program‐for‐Results is to expand access to early childhood education, and to improve student assessment and teaching and learning conditions for Jordanian children and Syrian refugee children. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 121282 NOV 14, 2017

Disclosed

Philippines - Learning, Equity and Accountability Program Support Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Learning, Equity and Accountability Program Support Project for Philippines is to improve the quality of grades 1 to 3 reading and math skills of children in Target Regions and Target Schools, with a special focus on those belonging to Target Disadvantaged Groups. ... See More +

Project Paper RES27504 NOV 13, 2017

Disclosed

Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 20) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the construction of Kangundo road fire station (English)

The objective of the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project for Kenya is to strengthen governance and service delivery in the Nairobi Metropolitan area. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1405 NOV 09, 2017

Babijes,Roderick M.; Kenya Disclosed

Madagascar - Basic Education Support Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG3790 NOV 07, 2017

Disclosed

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Mauritius - Addressing inequality through more equitable labor markets (English)
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DEC 12, 2017 122040 Working Paper
Sierra Leone - Jobs diagnostic (English)
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DEC 11, 2017 122016 Working Paper
Vietnam - New Model University Project : restructuring (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 RES27297 Project Paper
South Asia - Second Poverty Alleviation Fund Project : restructuring (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 RES28896 Project Paper
Uganda economic update : tenth edition – accelerating Uganda's development : ending child marriage, educating girls (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121848 Working Paper
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
Lending for jobs operations (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121983 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Nicaragua - Second Support to the Education Sector Project : restructuring (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 RES29708 Project Paper
Uruguay - Support to Uruguayan Public Schools Project (English)
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NOV 29, 2017 ICR4246 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Teaching with the test : experimental evidence on diagnostic feedback and capacity building for public schools in Argentina (English)
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NOV 28, 2017 WPS8261 Policy Research Working Paper
Niger - Systematic Country Diagnostic : priorities for ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity (English)
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NOV 28, 2017 115661 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Cambodia - Higher Education Improvement Project : environmental assessment : ក្របខ័ណ្ឌនៃការគ្រប់គ្រងបរិស្ថាននិងសង្គម (Khmer)
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NOV 21, 2017 SFG3788 Environmental Assessment English
Brazil - Support to the Upper Secondary Education Reform Operation Project (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 121673 Project Appraisal Document
West Bank and Gaza - Cash Transfer Project : restructuring (English)
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NOV 15, 2017 RES29684 Project Paper
Getting the right teachers into the right schools : managing India’s teacher workforce (English)
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NOV 15, 2017 120903 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
Jordan - Education Reform Support Program-for-Results Project (English)
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NOV 14, 2017 121282 Project Appraisal Document
Philippines - Learning, Equity and Accountability Program Support Project : restructuring (English)
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NOV 13, 2017 RES27504 Project Paper
Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 20) : Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the construction of Kangundo road fire station (English)
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NOV 09, 2017 SFG1405 Environmental Assessment
Madagascar - Basic Education Support Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)
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NOV 07, 2017 SFG3790 Environmental Assessment