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Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (English)

Incentive-based policies have been shown to be powerful in many areas of behavior, but have rarely been tested in the sexual domain. The Rewarding Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention and Control in Tanzania (RESPECT) study is a randomized controlled trial testing the hypothesis that a system of rapid feedback and positive reinforcement that uses cash as the primary incentive can be used to reduce risky sexual activity among young people, male and female, who are at high risk of HIV infection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7099 NOV 01, 2014

de Walque, Damien; Dow, William H.; Nathan, Rose

Weather shocks and health at birth in Colombia (English)

Poor health at birth has negative long-run effects on individual well-being and is also detrimental for intergenerational mobility. This paper examines whether health outcomes at birth are affected by in utero increased exposure to rainfall and temperature shocks in Colombia, one of the countries in the world with the highest incidence of extreme weather events per year. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7081 NOV 01, 2014

Andalon, Mabel; Azevedo, Joao Pedro; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos; Sanfelice, Viviane; Valderrama, Daniel

Inheritance law reform, empowerment, and human capital accumulation : second-generation effects from India (English)

This paper uses evidence from three Indian states, one of which amended inheritance legislation in 1994, to assess first- and second-generation effects of inheritance reform using a triple-difference strategy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7086 NOV 01, 2014

Deininger, Klaus; Xia, Fang; Jin, Songqing; Nagarajan, Hari K.

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 +

Brief 91292 OCT 07, 2014

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

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

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 +

Brief 91291 OCT 01, 2014

Cortez, Rafael; Hinson, Laura; Petroni, Suzanne

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

This report on voice and agency, which builds on the 2012 World Development Report, focuses on several areas key to women's empowerment: freedom from violence, control over sexual and reproductive health and rights, ownership and control of land and housing, and voice and collective action. ... See More +

Publication 91161 OCT 01, 2014

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

MNA knowledge and learning fast brief ; no. 101 (English)

Morocco saw significant progress in economic, social and human development outcomes during the past decade. Women as well as men benefitted from increased access to services: gender gaps in access to education narrowed significantly (girls/boys enrollment ratios for the primary level jumped from around 70 percent in the mid-1990s to 95 percent today) and health indicators improved steadily, including adolescent fertility - at 35 births per 1000 women ages 15 to 19 - much lower than the world’s and LMI countries’ averages of 49 and 59 respectively). ... See More +

Brief 92652 OCT 01, 2014

Marotta, Daniela

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

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

Supporting growth-oriented women entrepreneurs : a review of the evidence and key challenges (English)

In recent years, support programs for women entrepreneurs have gained traction and prominence as a means to create jobs and boost productivity at the national and regional levels. ... See More +

Brief 92210 SEP 01, 2014

Cirera, Xavier; Qasim, Qursum

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 +

Brief 91293 SEP 01, 2014

Lavadenz, Fernando; Miachon, Lais

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

Procurement Plan 90000 AUG 13, 2014

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Rewarding safer sex : conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7099 Policy Research Working Paper
Weather shocks and health at birth in Colombia (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7081 Policy Research Working Paper
Inheritance law reform, empowerment, and human capital accumulation : second-generation effects from India (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7086 Policy Research Working Paper
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 Brief
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
Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Dhaka's slums, Bangladesh (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91291 Brief
Voice and agency : empowering women and girls for shared prosperity (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91161 Publication
MNA knowledge and learning fast brief ; no. 101 (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92652 Brief
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
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
Supporting growth-oriented women entrepreneurs : a review of the evidence and key challenges (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 92210 Brief
HIV response reducing the HIV/AIDS epidemic : lessons from Argentina (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91293 Brief
Cameroon - Health Sector Support Investment Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation des marches (French)
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AUG 13, 2014 90000 Procurement Plan