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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.

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

Sattar, Sarosh; Atamanov, Aziz; Athanasouli, Daphne; Flanagan, Julianna; Nikoloski, Zlatko

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

Atamanov, Aziz; Sattar, Sarosh

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

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

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Return on investment and cost-effectiveness of harm reduction program in Malaysia (English)
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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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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
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
HIV testing, behavior change, and the transition to adulthood in Malawi (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6825 Policy Research Working Paper