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Women managers and the gender-based gap in access to education : evidence from firm-level data in developing countries (English)

Several studies explore the differences in men’s and women’s labor market participation rates and wages. Some of these differences have been linked to gender disparities in education attainment and access. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7269 MAY 21, 2015

Amin,Mohammad; Islam,Asif Mohammed

Resources and resourcefulness : gender, conflict, and artisanal mining communities in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (English)

Recent studies in the DRC tend to focus on human rights abuses or on the status of women, however few investigations examine the link between mining and sexual violence. ... See More +

Working Paper 95971 APR 10, 2015

“Missing girls” in the south Caucasus countries : trends, possible causes, and policy options (English)

Sex ratios at birth rose sharply in the South Caucasus countries after 1991, but recent data indicate that this trend is turning. What caused this rise, and what can be done to accelerate its normalization? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7236 APR 09, 2015

Das Gupta,Monica

The role of transnational family distribution in shaping remittance flows (English)

Migration experiences are often associated with some sort of transnational economic activity which connects the past and the present of migrants abroad, and specifically with remittances. ... See More +

Working Paper 96200 APR 01, 2015

Bartolini, Laura

Exploring the phenomenon of missing girls in the South Caucasus (English)

Sex ratio at birth, the number of boys born for every 100 girls, has increased in the South Caucasus in the past decades. A World Bank study sought to produce rigorous and supporting evidence on the issue of “missing girls” in the South Caucasus countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia to inform and propose policy options. ... See More +

Working Paper 96002 APR 01, 2015

Violence against women and girls resource guide : disaster risk management brief (English)

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) has negative impacts on physical and mental health. Health care settings provide a unique opportunity to identify VAWG survivors, provide critical support services, and prevent future harm. ... See More +

Working Paper 92967 APR 01, 2015

Gennari, Floriza; Arango, Diana; Hidalgo, Nidia; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer Spanish

Violence against women and girls resource guide : education sector brief (English)

Experiencing violence in schools can negatively impact girls enrollment as well as the quality of the education they receive. Evidence suggests that sexual harassment is widespread in educational settings in many parts of the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 92968 APR 01, 2015

Gennari, Floriza; Urban, Anne-Marie; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Arango, Diana; Kiplesund, Sveinung Spanish

Violence against women and girls resource guide : finance and enterprise development brief (English)

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) affects survivors ability to achieve individual potential and contribute to the economy. Unequal gender norms within a household can limit a woman’s control over and access to economic resources. ... See More +

Working Paper 92969 APR 01, 2015

Gennari, Floriza; Arango, Diana; Hidalgo. Nidia Spanish

Violence against women and girls resource guide : citizen security, law, and justice brief (English)

For every three years a country is affected by major violence (defined as deaths due to war or excess homicides comparable to a major war), economic growth lags behind by 2.7 percentage points. ... See More +

Working Paper 92966 APR 01, 2015

Gennari, Floriza; Hidalgo, Nidia; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Arango, Diana Spanish

Violence against women and girls resource guide : citizen security, law, and justice brief : La violencia contra las mujeres y las ninas : nota sectorial de seguridad ciudadana, leyes y justicia (Spanish)

For every three years a country is affected by major violence (defined as deaths due to war or excess homicides comparable to a major war), economic growth lags behind by 2.7 percentage points. ... See More +

Working Paper 92966 APR 01, 2015

Gennari, Floriza; Hidalgo, Nidia; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Arango, Diana English

Beyond quality at entry : portfolio review on gender implementation of agriculture projects (FY08-13) (English)

The objective of this study was to go beyond a standard gender review of project design to increase knowledge of how and to what extent World Bank agriculture projects address gender issues during implementation. ... See More +

Working Paper 94753 APR 01, 2015

Mollard, Ingrid; Brearley, Emily; Vyzaki, Marialena; Taivalmaa, Sanna-Liisa

Violence against women and girls resource guide : finance and enterprise development brief : Guia de recursos sobre violencia contra las mujeres y las ninas : nota sectorial sobre finanzas y desarrollo empresarial (Spanish)

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) affects survivors ability to achieve individual potential and contribute to the economy. Unequal gender norms within a household can limit a woman’s control over and access to economic resources. ... See More +

Working Paper 92969 APR 01, 2015

Gennari, Floriza; Arango, Diana; Hidalgo. Nidia English

Violence against women and girls resource guide : health sector brief : Guia de recursos sobre la violencia contra las mujeres y las ninas : nota sectorial de salud (Spanish)

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) has negative impacts on physical and mental health. Health care settings provide a unique opportunity to identify VAWG survivors, provide critical support services, and prevent future harm. ... See More +

Working Paper 92963 APR 01, 2015

Gennari, Floriza; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Arango, Diana; Hidalgo, Nidia English

Violence against women and girls resource guide : health sector brief (English)

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) has negative impacts on physical and mental health. Health care settings provide a unique opportunity to identify VAWG survivors, provide critical support services, and prevent future harm. ... See More +

Working Paper 92963 APR 01, 2015

Gennari, Floriza; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Arango, Diana; Hidalgo, Nidia Spanish

What explains the stagnation of female labor force participation in urban India ? (English)

Female labor force participation rates in urban India between 1987 and 2011 are surprisingly low and have stagnated since the late 1980s. Despite rising growth, fertility decline, and rising wages and education levels, married womens labor force participation hovered around 18 percent. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7222 MAR 24, 2015

Klasen,Stephan; Pieters,Janneke

The impacts of community driven development interventions on womens empowerment : concept note (English)

This learning product will review existing evidence of the impacts of community driven development (CDD) on women’s empowerment. It will analyze findings of World Bank Group-supported interventions in countries that have shown commitment to the community driven development approach (that is, have implemented more than one isolated project). ... See More +

Working Paper 95921 MAR 20, 2015

The fruit of her labor : promoting gender-equitable agribusiness in Papua New Guinea (English)

The overall goal of this report is to assist the World Bank Group (WBG) to achieve greater impact for women from its current activities in agribusiness in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and to provide clear recommendations on additional interventions aimed at improving outcomes for women. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS10004 MAR 02, 2015

Remittances and the economic crisis : evidence from the greenback 2.0 survey in Italy : Remittances and the economic crisis : evidence from the Greenback 2.0 survey in Italy (English)

Monetary remittances represent the most visible transnational activity of migrants and can be considered as a function of migrant’s ability of producing savings from income and of remitting (supply side), and of the type of claims of family members, either left in the country of origin or residing abroad with the migrant (demand side). ... See More +

Working Paper 96199 MAR 01, 2015

Bartolini, Laura; Castagnone, Eleonora

World program on gender statistics report from January 2014 to March 2015 (English)

During the period under review, UNSD organized the 8th Inter-agency and Expert Group Meeting on Gender Statistics (IAEG-GS) and the 5th Global Forum on Gender Statistics; continued its work on the World’s Women 2015; conducted two training workshops on gender statistics; and contributed to a number of technical meetings on gender statistics. ... See More +

Working Paper 96534 MAR 01, 2015

Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Burkina Faso (English)

Today’s adolescents and youth face substantial physical, social, legal, and economic barriers to meeting their SRH potential. Key factors underlying these issues are a lack of adolescent SRH (ASRH) policies and access to accessible, affordable, and appropriate health services. ... See More +

Brief 95102 MAR 01, 2015

Cortez, Rafael; Bowser, Diana; Quinlan-Davidson, Meaghen

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Women managers and the gender-based gap in access to education : evidence from firm-level data in developing countries (English)
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MAY 21, 2015 WPS7269 Policy Research Working Paper
Resources and resourcefulness : gender, conflict, and artisanal mining communities in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (English)
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APR 10, 2015 95971 Working Paper
“Missing girls” in the south Caucasus countries : trends, possible causes, and policy options (English)
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APR 09, 2015 WPS7236 Policy Research Working Paper
The role of transnational family distribution in shaping remittance flows (English)
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APR 01, 2015 96200 Working Paper
Exploring the phenomenon of missing girls in the South Caucasus (English)
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APR 01, 2015 96002 Working Paper
Violence against women and girls resource guide : disaster risk management brief (English)
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APR 01, 2015 92967 Working Paper Spanish
Violence against women and girls resource guide : education sector brief (English)
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APR 01, 2015 92968 Working Paper Spanish
Violence against women and girls resource guide : finance and enterprise development brief (English)
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APR 01, 2015 92969 Working Paper Spanish
Violence against women and girls resource guide : citizen security, law, and justice brief (English)
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APR 01, 2015 92966 Working Paper Spanish
Violence against women and girls resource guide : citizen security, law, and justice brief : La violencia contra las mujeres y las ninas : nota sectorial de seguridad ciudadana, leyes y justicia (Spanish)
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APR 01, 2015 92966 Working Paper English
Beyond quality at entry : portfolio review on gender implementation of agriculture projects (FY08-13) (English)
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APR 01, 2015 94753 Working Paper
Violence against women and girls resource guide : finance and enterprise development brief : Guia de recursos sobre violencia contra las mujeres y las ninas : nota sectorial sobre finanzas y desarrollo empresarial (Spanish)
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APR 01, 2015 92969 Working Paper English
Violence against women and girls resource guide : health sector brief : Guia de recursos sobre la violencia contra las mujeres y las ninas : nota sectorial de salud (Spanish)
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APR 01, 2015 92963 Working Paper English
Violence against women and girls resource guide : health sector brief (English)
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APR 01, 2015 92963 Working Paper Spanish
What explains the stagnation of female labor force participation in urban India ? (English)
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MAR 24, 2015 WPS7222 Policy Research Working Paper
The impacts of community driven development interventions on womens empowerment : concept note (English)
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MAR 20, 2015 95921 Working Paper
The fruit of her labor : promoting gender-equitable agribusiness in Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAR 02, 2015 ACS10004 Working Paper
Remittances and the economic crisis : evidence from the greenback 2.0 survey in Italy : Remittances and the economic crisis : evidence from the Greenback 2.0 survey in Italy (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 96199 Working Paper
World program on gender statistics report from January 2014 to March 2015 (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 96534 Working Paper
Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Burkina Faso (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95102 Brief