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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.

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.

Moldova - Gender disparities in endowments and access to economic opportunities (English)

This assessment provides a broad picture of gender disparities in Moldova in agency, education, health, and access to economic opportunities. The gender gap in education is small, yet it is greatest at higher levels of education. ... See More +

Country Gender Assessment (CGA) 76077 MAR 30, 2014

South Asia gender initiative newsletter (English)

This South Asia gender initiative newsletter includes the following headings: gender-based violence in South Asia; harnessing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to end violence against women in Nepal; technical and financial support to address gender based violence; and the promise of expanding one-stop crisis centers in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Newsletter 86041 MAR 04, 2014

Belarus - Country gender profile (English)

Belarus demonstrated strong economic growth 2000-2008 and this translated into fast poverty reduction. Belarus invested a lot in the human capital of its population both in men and women. ... See More +

Country Gender Assessment (CGA) 76325 MAR 03, 2014

Why are adult women missing ? son preference and maternal survival in India (English)

This paper is the first to show that excess mortality among adult women can be partly explained by strong preference for male children, the same cultural norm widely known to cause excess mortality before birth or at young ages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6802 MAR 01, 2014

Milazzo, Annamaria

Explaining gender differentials in agricultural production in Nigeria (English)

This paper uses data from the General Household Survey Panel 2010/11 to analyze differences in agricultural productivity across male and female plot managers in Nigeria. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6809 MAR 01, 2014

Oseni, Gbemisola; Corral, Paul; Goldstein, Markus; Winters, Paul

Republic of the Philippines - Gender and development mainstreaming : country gender assessment 2012 (English)

Just as development means less poverty or better access to justice, it also means fewer gaps in wellbeing between males and females. Women's empowerment and gender equality are development objectives in their own right, as embodied in the Millennium Development Goals. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS7985 MAR 01, 2014

Antonio, Jaime; Rikken, Remedios; Verzosa, Emmeline

The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing (English)

An extensive multi-disciplinary literature examines the effects of learning one's HIV status on subsequent risky sexual behaviors. However, many of these studies rely on non-experimental designs; use self-reported outcome measures, or both. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6823 MAR 01, 2014

Baird, Sarah; Gong, Erick; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

HIV testing, behavior change, and the transition to adulthood in Malawi (English)

For young adults living in countries with AIDS epidemics, getting an HIV test may influence near-term decisions, such as when to leave school, when to marry, and when to have a first child. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6825 MAR 01, 2014

Beegle, Kathleen; Poulin, Michelle; Shapira, Gil

Empowering women in irrigation management : the case of the gender pilot plan in Peru (English)

The aim of this case study is to highlight, within the context of a gender pilot of the Peru Sierra Irrigation Project, how women's different needs were identified to facilitate their access to training and to increase their participation in the management of water users' organizations (WUOs). ... See More +

Brief 84949 FEB 01, 2014

Denys, Erwin; Stanley, Victoria; Mills, Alison

Nicaragua - Improving Community and Family Health Care Services Project : restructuring (English)

The objectives of the Additional Financing for the Improving Community and Family Health Care Services Project are to: (i) improve the access to, and the quality of, preventive and promotion health and nutrition services among poor and vulnerable populations in Nicaragua; (ii) strengthen the operational capacity of the Nicaragua Ministry of Health through the rehabilitation of health centers; and (iii) ensure financial support in case of a public health emergency. ... See More +

Project Paper 82587 JAN 23, 2014

Coping with risk : the effects of shocks on reproductive health and transactional sex in rural Tanzania (English)

Transactional sex is believed to be an important risk-coping mechanism for women in Sub-Saharan Africa and a leading contributor to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6751 JAN 01, 2014

de Walque, Damien; Dow, William H.; Gong, Erick

Decomposition of gender differentials in agricultural productivity in Ethiopia (English)

This paper employs decomposition methods to analyze differences in agricultural productivity between male and female land managers in Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6764 JAN 01, 2014

Aguilar, Arturo; Carranza, Eliana; Goldstein, Markus; Kilic, Talip; Oseni, Gbemisola

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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
Transport for health : the global burden of disease from motorized road transport (English)
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MAR 31, 2014 86304 Publication
Moldova - Gender disparities in endowments and access to economic opportunities (English)
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MAR 30, 2014 76077 Country Gender Assessment (CGA)
South Asia gender initiative newsletter (English)
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MAR 04, 2014 86041 Newsletter
Belarus - Country gender profile (English)
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MAR 03, 2014 76325 Country Gender Assessment (CGA)
Why are adult women missing ? son preference and maternal survival in India (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6802 Policy Research Working Paper
Explaining gender differentials in agricultural production in Nigeria (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6809 Policy Research Working Paper
Republic of the Philippines - Gender and development mainstreaming : country gender assessment 2012 (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 ACS7985 Working Paper
The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6823 Policy Research Working Paper
HIV testing, behavior change, and the transition to adulthood in Malawi (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6825 Policy Research Working Paper
Kyrgyz Republic - Additional Financing for the Health and Social Protection Project : procurement plan (English,Russian)
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FEB 11, 2014 85720 Procurement Plan
Empowering women in irrigation management : the case of the gender pilot plan in Peru (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 84949 Brief
Nicaragua - Improving Community and Family Health Care Services Project : restructuring (English)
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JAN 23, 2014 82587 Project Paper
Coping with risk : the effects of shocks on reproductive health and transactional sex in rural Tanzania (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6751 Policy Research Working Paper
Decomposition of gender differentials in agricultural productivity in Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6764 Policy Research Working Paper
Nicaragua - Additional Financing for the Rural Roads Infrastructure Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 5 of 7) : Valoracion ambiental del Esquipulas-San Dioniso (11.20 km) (Spanish)
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DEC 19, 2013 E4381 Environmental Assessment
Nicaragua - Additional Financing for the Rural Roads Infrastructure Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 6 of 7) : Valoracion ambiental, Proyecto Mantenimiento Periodico - Muhan - El Rama (Spanish)
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DEC 01, 2013 E4381 Environmental Assessment
Nicaragua - Additional Financing for the Rural Roads Infrastructure Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 7 of 7) : Valoracion ambiental del Managua - El Rama (Spanish)
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