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CGE analysis of the impact of foreign direct investment and tariff reform on female and male wages (English)

This study analyzes the impact on male and female wages of tariff reform and the reduction of regulatory barriers faced by domestic and foreign firms operating in business services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7073 OCT 10, 2014

Latorre, Maria C.

Challenges for adolescent's sexual and reproductive health within the context of universal health coverage (English)

Young people (10-24 years of age), around the world face tremendous challenges to meeting their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs. Inadequate access to health information and services, as well as inequitable gender norms, contributes to a lack of knowledge and awareness about puberty, sexuality, and basic human rights. ... See More +

Working Paper 91292 OCT 07, 2014

Cortez, Rafael; Quinlan-Davidson, Meaghen; Saadat, Seemeen

Voice and agency : empowering women and girls for shared prosperity (English)

There has been unprecedented progress in important aspects of the lives of girls and women over recent decades. Yet even where gender gaps are narrowed, systematic differences in outcomes often persist, including widespread gender-based violence and lack of voice. ... See More +

Publication 91161 OCT 01, 2014

Klugman, Jeni; Hanmer, Lucia; Twigg, Sarah; Hasan, Tazeen; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Santamaria, Julieth

Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Dhaka's slums, Bangladesh (English)

Adolescents around the world face tremendous challenges to meeting their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs. Inadequate access to health information and services, as well as inequitable gender norms, contribute to a lack of awareness about puberty, sexuality, and basic human rights that can have serious implications on their health and welfare throughout the rest of their lives. ... See More +

Working Paper 91291 OCT 01, 2014

Cortez, Rafael; Hinson, Laura; Petroni, Suzanne

Does mandating nondiscrimination in hiring practices influence women's employment ? evidence using firm-level data (English)

This study explores the relationship between mandating a nondiscrimination clause in hiring practices along gender lines and the employment of women versus men in 58 developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7076 OCT 01, 2014

Amin, Mohammad; Islam, Asif

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

A comprehensive review of empirical and modeled HIV incidence trends (1990-2012) (English)

An accurate measurement of HIV incidence is a key for policy makers and HIV program managers directing national HIV response. However, there is no perfect method to measure or estimate the rate at which new HIV infections occur in a population. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7042 SEP 01, 2014

Taaffe, Jessica; Fraser-Hurt, Nicole; Gorgens, Marelize; Harimurti, Pandu

Bangladesh - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)

Bangladesh is a low-income country with gross national income of $1,940 per capita in purchasing power parity (PPP) in 2011. It has made great strides in economic and social development outcomes, particularly in health, and is on track to achieving most of the health-related Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets. ... See More +

Working Paper 91213 SEP 01, 2014

HIV response reducing the HIV/AIDS epidemic : lessons from Argentina (English)

Argentina reduced its HIV/AIDS burden by 21 percent from 2000 to 2010, saving an estimated 4,379 lives. This makes Argentina’s HIV/AIDS burden the second lowest in South America after Chile. ... See More +

Working Paper 91293 SEP 01, 2014

Lavadenz, Fernando; Miachon, Lais

A study on the implementation of Jampersal policy in Indonesia (English)

Indonesia launched Jampersal in 2011, a nationwide program to accelerate the reduction of maternal and newborn deaths. The program was financed by central government revenues and provided free and comprehensive maternal and neonatal care with an emphasis on promoting institutional deliveries. ... See More +

Working Paper 91325 SEP 01, 2014

Achadi, Endang L; Achadi, Anhari; Pambudi, Eko; Marzoeki, Puti

The production, transportation, and performance of physicians, nurses, and midwives in Indonesia : an update : The production, distribution, and performance of physicians, nurses, and midwives in Indonesia : an update (English)

Indonesia launched the national health insurance program - Jaminan Kesehatan National (JKN), on January 1, 2014, and aims to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by 2019. ... See More +

Working Paper 91324 SEP 01, 2014

Anderson, Ian; Meliala, Andreasta; Marzoeki, Puti; Pambudi, Eko

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

Niger's HIV response : targeted investments for a healthy future - findings from the HIV allocative efficiency and financial sustainability study (English)

Niger's morbidity and mortality statistics are dominated by communicable diseases while there is until now a relatively low burden of disease attributable to non-communicable diseases. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS8114 JUN 01, 2014

Fraser, Nicole; Cheikh, Nejma; Haacker, Markus; Masaki, Emiko; Karamoko, Djibrilla; Gorgens, Marelize; Kerr, Cliff; Gray, Richard; Shattock, Andrew; Wilson, David; Frescura, Luisa; Konan, Claude

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CGE analysis of the impact of foreign direct investment and tariff reform on female and male wages (English)
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OCT 10, 2014 WPS7073 Policy Research Working Paper
Challenges for adolescent's sexual and reproductive health within the context of universal health coverage (English)
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OCT 07, 2014 91292 Working Paper
Voice and agency : empowering women and girls for shared prosperity (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91161 Publication
Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Dhaka's slums, Bangladesh (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91291 Working Paper
Does mandating nondiscrimination in hiring practices influence women's employment ? evidence using firm-level data (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7076 Policy Research Working Paper
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
A comprehensive review of empirical and modeled HIV incidence trends (1990-2012) (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7042 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh - Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development : country summary report (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91213 Working Paper
HIV response reducing the HIV/AIDS epidemic : lessons from Argentina (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91293 Working Paper
A study on the implementation of Jampersal policy in Indonesia (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91325 Working Paper
The production, transportation, and performance of physicians, nurses, and midwives in Indonesia : an update : The production, distribution, and performance of physicians, nurses, and midwives in Indonesia : an update (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91324 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
Niger's HIV response : targeted investments for a healthy future - findings from the HIV allocative efficiency and financial sustainability study (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 AUS8114 Working Paper