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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.

Interactions among donors' aid allocations : evidence from an exogenous World Bank income threshold (English)

This study investigates the effects of the World Bank's exogenously-determined income threshold for eligibility for concessionary International Development Association (IDA) loans on the allocations of bilateral donors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7039 SEP 01, 2014

Knack, Stephen; Xu, Lixin Colin; Zou, Ben

Cameroon - Health Sector Support Investment Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation des marches (French)

Procurement Plan 90000 AUG 13, 2014

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

Return on investment and cost-effectiveness of harm reduction program in Malaysia (English)

Cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections were first detected in Malaysia in 1986. Since then, the number of new HIV cases has been increasing steadily to a peak of 6,978 new cases detected in 2002 then declining to 3,438 new cases in 2012. ... See More +

Working Paper 88083 JUL 01, 2014

Naning, Herlianna; Kerr, Cliff; Kamarulzaman, Adeeba; Osornprasop, Sutayut; Dahlui, Maznah; Ng, Chiu-Wan; Wilson, David P.

Rwanda - Great Lakes Emergency Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Women’s Health Project (English)

The objectives of the Rwanda Great Lakes Emergency Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Women’s Health Project are to: (i) expand the provision of services to mitigate the short and medium term impact of sexual and gender based violence; and (ii) expand utilization of a package of health interventions targeted to poor and vulnerable females. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD977 JUN 12, 2014

Gender and public goods provision in Tamil Nadu's village governments (English)

Using data from 144 village-level governments in India's Tamil Nadu state, this paper investigates political reservations for women and whether the gender of village government leaders influences the provision of village public goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6854 MAY 01, 2014

Gajwani, Kiran; Zhang, Xiaobo

Son preference, fertility and family structure : evidence from reproductive behavior among Nigerian women (English)

Strong boy-bias and its consequences for young and unborn girls have been widely documented for Asia. This paper considers a country in Sub-Saharan Africa and finds that parental gender preferences do affect fertility behavior and shape traditional social institutions with negative effects on adult women's health and well-being. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6869 MAY 01, 2014

Milazzo, Annamaria

Targeting women in a community-driven development project : uncovering gender roles in the FADAMA Agriculture Project in Nigeria. (English)

How does local context affect the targeting and selection of women in community-driven development (CDD) projects? This note explores how local social and economic structures shape the inclusion of female farmers in a CDD agricultural project in Nigeria known as the Fadama project. ... See More +

Brief 88787 MAY 01, 2014

Porter, Raewyn; Zovighian, Diane

Gender-based violence prevention : lessons from World Bank impact evaluations (English)

Gender-based violence (GBV) is widespread, with adverse repercussions for individual wellbeing and development more broadly. Yet, knowledge on what works to prevent GBV is limited. ... See More +

Brief 87854 APR 30, 2014

Kiplesund, Sveinung; Morton, Matthew

South Asia gender initiative newsletter (English)

The report finds that nutrition interventions rarely target adolescent girls, fathers, or elderly women. The report stresses that gender inclusive nutrition programs will ideally increase: (1) women's household autonomy; (2) household support for the woman and her own and her children's nutrition; (3) community support for the woman and her own and her children's nutrition; and include (4) help for adolescent girls. ... See More +

Newsletter 86387 APR 01, 2014

Improving the response to HIV AIDS in South Asia (English)

While overall national HIV prevalence in South Asian countries remains low, the size of the regional population means low prevalence translates into large absolute numbers of people living with HIV. ... See More +

Working Paper 87100 APR 01, 2014

Urbanization, gender, and business creation in the informal sector in India (English)

This Economic Premise examines the intersection of four important development themes: urbanization, agglomeration, gender, and informality. ... See More +

Brief 87096 APR 01, 2014

Ghani, Ejaz; Kanbur, Ravi; O'Connell Stephen D.

Are there more female managers in the retail sector ? evidence from survey data in developing countries (English)

This paper uses firm-level data for 87 developing countries to analyze how the likelihood of a firm having female vs. male top manager varies across sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6843 APR 01, 2014

Amin, Mohammad; Islam, Asif

Nicaragua - Rural Roads Infrastructure Improvement Project : additional financing : environmental assessment (Vol. 8 of 8) : Marco de gestion ambiental y social (Spanish)

The Project Development Objectives (PDO) of the Additional Financing for the Rural Roads Infrastructure Improvement of Nicaragua are to: (a) improve the access of the rural population living in the Project areas to markets, and to social and administrative services through: (i) the carrying out of improvements in the Recipient's road infrastructure, and (ii) the strengthening of the Ministry of
Transport and Infrastructure (MTI)'s institutional capacity for asset and disaster risk management; and (b) support the generation of short-term employment opportunities for the rural population living in the Project areas. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4381 APR 01, 2014

Transport for health : the global burden of disease from motorized road transport (English)

This report summarizes the findings of a long and meticulous journey of data gathering and analysis to quantify the health losses from road deaths and injuries worldwide, as part of the path-finding Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study. ... See More +

Publication 86304 MAR 31, 2014

Bhalla, Kavi; Shotten, Marc; Cohen, Aaron; Brauer, Michael; Shahraz, Saeid; Burnett, Richard; Leach-Kemon, Katherine; Freedman, Greg; Murray, Christopher J. L.

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
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
Democratic Republic of Congo - Support to Street Children and Vulnerable Groups Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation des marches simplifie (French)
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SEP 02, 2014 90377 Procurement Plan
Interactions among donors' aid allocations : evidence from an exogenous World Bank income threshold (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7039 Policy Research Working Paper
Cameroon - Health Sector Support Investment Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation des marches (French)
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AUG 13, 2014 90000 Procurement Plan
Advancing women's sexual and reproductive health (English)
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AUG 07, 2014 89997 Brief
Return on investment and cost-effectiveness of harm reduction program in Malaysia (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 88083 Working Paper
Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) - Great Lakes Emergency Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Women's Health Project : chair summary (English)
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JUN 26, 2014 89157 Board Summary
Rwanda - Great Lakes Emergency Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Women’s Health Project (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 PAD977 Project Appraisal Document
Gender and public goods provision in Tamil Nadu's village governments (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6854 Policy Research Working Paper
Son preference, fertility and family structure : evidence from reproductive behavior among Nigerian women (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6869 Policy Research Working Paper
Targeting women in a community-driven development project : uncovering gender roles in the FADAMA Agriculture Project in Nigeria. (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88787 Brief
Congo, Democratic Republic of - Prevention and Mitigation of Sexual and Gender Based Violence in North and South Kivu Project : indigenous peoples plan : Plan en faveur des peuples autochtones (French)
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MAY 01, 2014 IPP734 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Gender-based violence prevention : lessons from World Bank impact evaluations (English)
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APR 30, 2014 87854 Brief
South Asia gender initiative newsletter (English)
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APR 01, 2014 86387 Newsletter
Improving the response to HIV AIDS in South Asia (English)
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APR 01, 2014 87100 Working Paper
Urbanization, gender, and business creation in the informal sector in India (English)
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APR 01, 2014 87096 Brief
Are there more female managers in the retail sector ? evidence from survey data in developing countries (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6843 Policy Research Working Paper
Nicaragua - Rural Roads Infrastructure Improvement Project : additional financing : environmental assessment (Vol. 8 of 8) : Marco de gestion ambiental y social (Spanish)
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APR 01, 2014 E4381 Environmental Assessment
Transport for health : the global burden of disease from motorized road transport (English)
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MAR 31, 2014 86304 Publication