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Promoting women's economic empowerment : what works ? (English)

A review of rigorous evaluations of interventions that seek to empower women economically shows that the same class of interventions has significantly different outcomes depending on the client. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7087 NOV 01, 2014

Buvinic, Mayra; Furst-Nichols, Rebecca

The gendered labor market impacts of trade liberalization : evidence from Brazil (English)

This paper investigates gender differences in the impact of Brazil's trade liberalization on labor market outcomes. To identify the causal effect of trade reforms, the paper uses difference-in-difference estimation exploiting variation across microregions in pre-liberalization industry composition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7095 NOV 01, 2014

Gaddis, Isis; Pieters, Janneke

Statement by Mr. Daniel Kablan Duncan at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by H.E. Sommai Phasee at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. His speech focuses primarily on the reports related to the topics appearing on the agenda for our October 11, 2014 meeting, namely: promoting shared prosperity in an unequal world: key challenges and the Role of the World Bank Group; global monitoring report 2014: growth, poverty, and shared prosperity; update on the Implementation of the Gender Equality Agenda at the World Bank Group (2013-2014); and macroeconomic developments in low-income developing countries: 2014 report. ... See More +

Board Report 91387 OCT 11, 2014

Duncan, Daniel Kablan

Statement by Rt. Hon. Justine Greening, and Rt. Hon. George Osborne at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Rt. Hon. Justine Greening, and Rt. Hon. George Osborne at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 91393 OCT 11, 2014

Greening, Rt. Hon. Justine; Osborne, Rt. Hon. George

Statement by Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 : Statement by Mr. Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. The world continues to face urgent and complex challenges. ... See More +

Board Report 91400 OCT 11, 2014

Sveinsson, Gunnar Bragi

Statement by Lilianne Ploumen at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 91405 OCT 11, 2014

Challenges for adolescent's sexual and reproductive health within the context of universal health coverage (English)

Young people (10-24 years of age), around the world face tremendous challenges to meeting their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs. Inadequate access to health information and services, as well as inequitable gender norms, contributes to a lack of knowledge and awareness about puberty, sexuality, and basic human rights. ... See More +

Brief 91292 OCT 07, 2014

Cortez, Rafael; Quinlan-Davidson, Meaghen; Saadat, Seemeen

Voice and agency : empowering women and girls for shared prosperity (English)

There has been unprecedented progress in important aspects of the lives of girls and women over recent decades. Yet even where gender gaps are narrowed, systematic differences in outcomes often persist, including widespread gender-based violence and lack of voice. ... See More +

Publication 91161 OCT 01, 2014

Klugman, Jeni; Hanmer, Lucia; Twigg, Sarah; Hasan, Tazeen; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Santamaria, Julieth

Does mandating nondiscrimination in hiring practices influence women's employment ? evidence using firm-level data (English)

This study explores the relationship between mandating a nondiscrimination clause in hiring practices along gender lines and the employment of women versus men in 58 developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7076 OCT 01, 2014

Amin, Mohammad; Islam, Asif

Kyrgyz Republic - Third Village Investment Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (Russian)

The objective of the Third Village Investment Project for of Kyrgyz Republic is to building the local capacity for participatory planning of the process of development and improvement of the access to social and economic infrastructure among local residents by means of rural community grants. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP1701 OCT 01, 2014

English

Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Dhaka's slums, Bangladesh (English)

Adolescents around the world face tremendous challenges to meeting their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs. Inadequate access to health information and services, as well as inequitable gender norms, contribute to a lack of awareness about puberty, sexuality, and basic human rights that can have serious implications on their health and welfare throughout the rest of their lives. ... See More +

Brief 91291 OCT 01, 2014

Cortez, Rafael; Hinson, Laura; Petroni, Suzanne

Violence against women and girls : lessons from South Asia (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)

This report examines the prevalence and the factors associated with varioustypes of violence against women and girls in South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka). ... See More +

Publication 90600 SEP 09, 2014

Solotaroff, Jennifer; Pande, Rohini P.

Violence against women and girls : lessons from South Asia (Vol. 2 of 2) : Appendices L through T (English)

This report examines the prevalence and the factors associated with varioustypes of violence against women and girls in South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka). ... See More +

Publication 90600 SEP 09, 2014

Solotaroff, Jennifer; Pande, Rohini P.

Women's Empowerment in Action : evidence from a randomized control trial in Africa (English)

This brief summarizes the updates from the 2014 paper entitled, Women's Empowerment in Action: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Africa, conducted between between June and September 2008 in Uganda. ... See More +

Brief 90360 SEP 02, 2014

Bandiera, Oriana; Buehren, Niklas; Burgess, Robin; Goldstein, Markus; Gulesci, Selim; Rasul, Imran; Sulaiman, Munshi

Testing information constraints on India's largest antipoverty program (English)

This brief summarizes the updates from the 2013 paper entitled, Testing information
constraints on India's largest antipoverty program, conducted between between 2009 and 2010 in India. ... See More +

Brief 90356 SEP 02, 2014

ravallion, Martin ; Walle, Dominique van de ; Dutta, Puja ; Margai, Rinku

The Impact of an Adolescent Girls Employment Program (English)

This brief summarizes the updates from the 2014 paper entitled, The impact of an adolescent girls employment program : the EPAG project in Liberia, conducted between between 2010 and 2011 in Liberia. ... See More +

Brief 90358 SEP 02, 2014

Adoho, Franck ; Chakravarty, Shubha ; Korkoyah, Dala T. ; Lundberg, Mattias ; Tasneem, Afia

Supporting growth-oriented women entrepreneurs : a review of the evidence and key challenges (English)

In recent years, support programs for women entrepreneurs have gained traction and prominence as a means to create jobs and boost productivity at the national and regional levels. ... See More +

Brief 92210 SEP 01, 2014

Cirera, Xavier; Qasim, Qursum

Women in the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy’s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, competition, corruption, crime, gender, infrastructure, innovation, labor, performance measures, and trade. ... See More +

Brief 92281 SEP 01, 2014

Preventing child marriage : lessons from World Bank Group gender impact evaluations (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled preventing child marriage : lessons from World Bank Group (WBG) gender impact evaluations (IEs). ... See More +

Brief 89989 AUG 11, 2014

Parsons, Jennifer; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer

Advancing women's sexual and reproductive health (English)

Gender equality cannot be achieved until women have control over their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) decisions, including those that determine their risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and for unintended, inadequately spaced, and early pregnancies. ... See More +

Brief 89997 AUG 07, 2014

Parsons, Jennifer; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Promoting women's economic empowerment : what works ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7087 Policy Research Working Paper
The gendered labor market impacts of trade liberalization : evidence from Brazil (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7095 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Mr. Daniel Kablan Duncan at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91387 Board Report
Statement by Rt. Hon. Justine Greening, and Rt. Hon. George Osborne at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91393 Board Report
Statement by Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 : Statement by Mr. Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91400 Board Report
Statement by Lilianne Ploumen at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91405 Board Report
Challenges for adolescent's sexual and reproductive health within the context of universal health coverage (English)
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OCT 07, 2014 91292 Brief
Voice and agency : empowering women and girls for shared prosperity (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91161 Publication
Does mandating nondiscrimination in hiring practices influence women's employment ? evidence using firm-level data (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7076 Policy Research Working Paper
Kyrgyz Republic - Third Village Investment Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (Russian)
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OCT 01, 2014 RP1701 Resettlement Plan English
Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Dhaka's slums, Bangladesh (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91291 Brief
Violence against women and girls : lessons from South Asia (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)
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SEP 09, 2014 90600 Publication
Violence against women and girls : lessons from South Asia (Vol. 2 of 2) : Appendices L through T (English)
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SEP 09, 2014 90600 Publication
Women's Empowerment in Action : evidence from a randomized control trial in Africa (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90360 Brief
Testing information constraints on India's largest antipoverty program (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90356 Brief
The Impact of an Adolescent Girls Employment Program (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90358 Brief
Supporting growth-oriented women entrepreneurs : a review of the evidence and key challenges (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 92210 Brief
Women in the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 92281 Brief
Preventing child marriage : lessons from World Bank Group gender impact evaluations (English)
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AUG 11, 2014 89989 Brief
Advancing women's sexual and reproductive health (English)
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AUG 07, 2014 89997 Brief