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Assessment of health financing options : Papua New Guinea (English)

This report examines three broad health financing options in PNG: (i) increasing the level of general revenue spending; (ii) introducing contributory, insurance-based health financing arrangements; and (iii) mobilizing additional resources through efficiency savings in the sector. ... See More +

Brief 92720 JAN 01, 2015

Hou, Xiaohui; Somanathan, Aparnaa

Evidence from Pakistan : child nutritional outcomes and community-based health service provision (English)

Malnutrition among both women and children remains a major health issue in rural Pakistan. They also lack voice in relation to important health and nutritional decisions within their homes, for both themselves and their children, and they are systematically excluded from decision making at the community level. ... See More +

Brief 93526 JAN 01, 2015

Socioeconomic differences in adolescent sexual and reproductive health : childbearing (English)

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) is one of five areas of focus of the World Bank's Reproductive Health Action Plan 2010 - 2015 (RHAP), which recognizes the importance of addressing ASRH as a development issue with important implications for poverty reduction. ... See More +

Brief 93550 JAN 01, 2015

Yarger, Jennifer; Lara, Diana; Decker, Mara; Brindis, Claire

Socioeconomic differences in adolescent sexual and reproductive health : sexual activity (English)

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) is one of five areas of focus of the World Bank's Reproductive Health Action Plan 2010 - 2015 (RHAP), which recognizes the importance of addressing ASRH as a development issue with important implications for poverty reduction. ... See More +

Brief 93543 JAN 01, 2015

Yarger, Jennifer; Lara, Diana; Decker, Mara; Brindis, Claire; Cortez, Rafael; Quinlan-Davidson, Meaghen

Socioeconomic differences in adolescent sexual and reproductive health : sexually transmitted infections (English)

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) is one of five areas of focus of the World Bank's Reproductive Health Action Plan 2010 - 2015 (RHAP), which recognizes the importance of addressing ASRH as a development issue with important implications for poverty reduction. ... See More +

Brief 93544 JAN 01, 2015

Cortez, Rafael; Decker, Mara; Brindis, Claire; Yarger, Jennifer; Quinlan-Davidson, Meaghen

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 DEC 01, 2014

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

Violence against women and girls : introduction : La violencia contra las mujeres las ninas : introduccion (Spanish)

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most oppressive forms of gender inequality and stands as a fundamental barrier to equal participation of women and men in social, economic, and political spheres. ... See More +

Working Paper 92964 DEC 01, 2014

Gennari, Floriza; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Hidalgo, Nidia

Violence against women and girls : introduction (English)

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most oppressive forms of gender inequality and stands as a fundamental barrier to equal participation of women and men in social, economic, and political spheres. ... See More +

Working Paper 92964 DEC 01, 2014

Gennari, Floriza; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Hidalgo, Nidia

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 DEC 01, 2014

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

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 DEC 01, 2014

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

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 DEC 01, 2014

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

Violence against women and girls resource guide : social protection brief (English)

The definition of social protection (SP) programs varies widely, as do the types of interventions included and the specific outcomes sought. These programs can be implemented through public and/or private sectors, with the involvement of single or multiple government sectors, or by some combination of these actors. ... See More +

Working Paper 92970 DEC 01, 2014

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

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

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) affects survivorsapos; 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 DEC 01, 2014

Gennari, Floriza; Arango, Diana; Hidalgo. Nidia

Weather shocks and health at birth in Colombia (English)

Poor health at birth has negative long-run effects on individual well-being and is also detrimental for intergenerational mobility. This paper examines whether health outcomes at birth are affected by in utero increased exposure to rainfall and temperature shocks in Colombia, one of the countries in the world with the highest incidence of extreme weather events per year. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7081 NOV 01, 2014

Andalon, Mabel; Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos; Sanfelice, Viviane; Valderrama, Daniel

Inheritance law reform, empowerment, and human capital accumulation : second-generation effects from India (English)

This paper uses evidence from three Indian states, one of which amended inheritance legislation in 1994, to assess first- and second-generation effects of inheritance reform using a triple-difference strategy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7086 NOV 01, 2014

Deininger, Klaus; Xia, Fang; Jin, Songqing; Nagarajan, Hari K.

Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (English)

Incentive-based policies have been shown to be powerful in many areas of behavior, but have rarely been tested in the sexual domain. The Rewarding Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention and Control in Tanzania (RESPECT) study is a randomized controlled trial testing the hypothesis that a system of rapid feedback and positive reinforcement that uses cash as the primary incentive can be used to reduce risky sexual activity among young people, male and female, who are at high risk of HIV infection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7099 NOV 01, 2014

de Walque, Damien; Dow, William H.; Nathan, Rose

Cambodia's main challenges in improving health among the poor (English)

The royal Cambodian government (RCG) has achieved remarkable progress in recent years in reducing the poverty rate by more than half. However, the majority of those escaping from poverty only did so marginally and remain largely near-poor and still highly vulnerable to the slightest of shocks. ... See More +

Brief 93385 NOV 01, 2014

Sanjoaquin, Miguel

Cambodia's rural health markets and the quality of care (English)

It is already well known that the main provider of primary health care (PHC) in Cambodia is the private sector and that only one in three patients visits the public sector for out-patient care. ... See More +

Brief 93386 NOV 01, 2014

Bangladesh - Maternal and reproductive health at a glance (English)

Bangladesh is among the most densely populated countries in the world. Poverty remains high at 43 percent of the population subsist on less than United States (U.S.) $1.25 per day (2010). ... See More +

Brief 93555 NOV 01, 2014

El-Saharty, Sameh; Ohno, Naoko; Sarker, Intissar; Secci, Federica; Alam, Bushra Binte

Bhutan - Maternal and reproductive health at a glance (English)

Bhutan is a small landlocked country in the Himalayas between China and India. Poverty reduction has been rapid from about 23 percent in 2007 to 12-13 percent in 2012. ... See More +

Brief 93556 NOV 01, 2014

El-Saharty, Sameh; Ohno, Naoko; Sarker, Intissar; Secci, Federica; Nagpal, Somil

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Assessment of health financing options : Papua New Guinea (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 92720 Brief
Evidence from Pakistan : child nutritional outcomes and community-based health service provision (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93526 Brief
Socioeconomic differences in adolescent sexual and reproductive health : childbearing (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93550 Brief
Socioeconomic differences in adolescent sexual and reproductive health : sexual activity (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93543 Brief
Socioeconomic differences in adolescent sexual and reproductive health : sexually transmitted infections (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93544 Brief
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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DEC 01, 2014 92963 Working Paper
Violence against women and girls : introduction : La violencia contra las mujeres las ninas : introduccion (Spanish)
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DEC 01, 2014 92964 Working Paper
Violence against women and girls : introduction (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 92964 Working Paper
Violence against women and girls resource guide : health sector brief (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 92963 Working Paper
Violence against women and girls resource guide : disaster risk management brief (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 92967 Working Paper
Violence against women and girls resource guide : citizen security, law, and justice brief (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 92966 Working Paper
Violence against women and girls resource guide : social protection brief (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 92970 Working Paper
Violence against women and girls resource guide : finance and enterprise development brief (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 92969 Working Paper
Weather shocks and health at birth in Colombia (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7081 Policy Research Working Paper
Inheritance law reform, empowerment, and human capital accumulation : second-generation effects from India (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7086 Policy Research Working Paper
Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7099 Policy Research Working Paper
Cambodia's main challenges in improving health among the poor (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 93385 Brief
Cambodia's rural health markets and the quality of care (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 93386 Brief
Bangladesh - Maternal and reproductive health at a glance (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 93555 Brief
Bhutan - Maternal and reproductive health at a glance (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 93556 Brief