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“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

Family planning and health (English)

The World Banks World Development Report 1993: Investing in Health, the sixteenth in the World Development Report series, examined the interplay between human health, health policy, and economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper 95458 APR 09, 2015

Cochrane, Susan H.; Merrick, Thomas W.

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

Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Niger (English)

Today’s adolescents and youth face substantial physical, social, and economic barriers to meeting their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) potential. ... See More +

Brief 96021 APR 01, 2015

Barroy,Helene; Cortez,Rafael A.; Karamoko,Djibrilla

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 : 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

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 : 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

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

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

Advancing cervical cancer prevention in India (English)

In 2010, nearly 74,000 new cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed among Indian women. This number is estimated to increase to as high as 225,000 cases by 2025. ... See More +

Brief 95707 MAR 27, 2015

Krishnan, S; Madsen, E.; Porterfield, D.; Poehlman, J.; Taylor, O.; Varghese, B.

Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Nigeria (English)

Nigeria is the most populous country in sub-Saharan Africa. It also has a very young population. The majority of the population is below the age of 25 years, with 22 percent of the country’s population between the ages of 10-19 years. ... See More +

Brief 95029 MAR 01, 2015

Cortez, Rafael; Saadat, Seemeen; Marinda, Edmore; Oluwole, Odutolu

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

Promoting quality of cervical cancer screening and treatment in India (English)

Cervical cancer screening is highly cost effective, feasible, and culturally acceptable in higher and lower income settings across the world. ... See More +

Brief 95700 MAR 01, 2015

Krishnan, S.; Madsen, E.; Varghese, Porterfield and B.

Lao PDR - Health Governance and Nutrition Development Project : ethnic group development plan (English)

The Health Governance and Nutrition Development Project for Lao Peoples Democratic Republic will help increase coverage of reproductive, maternal and child health, and nutrition services in target areas. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP784 MAR 01, 2015

Lao PDR

Sex-selective abortions, fertility, and birth spacing (English)

Previous research on sex-selective abortions has ignored the interactions between fertility, birth spacing, and sex selection, despite both fertility and birth spacing being important considerations for parents when deciding on the use of sex selection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7189 FEB 01, 2015

Portner, Claus C

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“Missing girls” in the south Caucasus countries : trends, possible causes, and policy options (English)
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Family planning and health (English)
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APR 09, 2015 95458 Working Paper
Exploring the phenomenon of missing girls in the South Caucasus (English)
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APR 01, 2015 96002 Working Paper
Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Niger (English)
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APR 01, 2015 96021 Brief
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 : health sector brief (English)
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APR 01, 2015 92963 Working Paper Spanish
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 : 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
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
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
Advancing cervical cancer prevention in India (English)
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MAR 27, 2015 95707 Brief
Congo, Democratic Republic of - Support to Street Children and Vulnerable Groups Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation des marches simplifie (French)
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MAR 20, 2015 95444 Procurement Plan
Congo - Support to Street Children and Vulnerable Groups in Kinshasa Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation des marches simplifie (French)
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MAR 20, 2015 95577 Procurement Plan
Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Nigeria (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95029 Brief
Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Burkina Faso (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95102 Brief
Promoting quality of cervical cancer screening and treatment in India (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95700 Brief
Lao PDR - Health Governance and Nutrition Development Project : ethnic group development plan (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 IPP784 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Sex-selective abortions, fertility, and birth spacing (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7189 Policy Research Working Paper