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Quality and accountability in healthcare delivery : audit evidence from primary care providers in India (English)

This paper presents direct evidence on the quality of health care in low-income settings using a unique and original set of audit studies, where standardized patients were presented to a nearly representative sample of rural public and private primary care providers in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7334 JUN 23, 2015

Das,Jishnu; Holla,Alaka; Mohpal,Aakash; Muralidharan,Karthik

Improving gender equality and rural livelihoods in Senegal through sustainable and participatory energy management : Senegals PROGEDE II Project (English)

Launched in 2011, the Second Sustainable and Participatory Energy Management Project (PROGEDE II) for Senegal has been hailed for effectively mainstreaming a gender perspective into an energy project. ... See More +

Brief 97844 JUN 01, 2015

Hammond,Alicia Samantha; Schomer,Inka Ivette; Ngom,Alassane; Seck,Awa; Janik,Vanessa Lopes

Digital green agriculture : nutrition convergence - final Report : the World Bank’s South Asia food and nutrition security initiative (English)

The South Asian region has the highest rates of hunger in the world. According to one estimate, 336 million people (nearly 23 percent of its population) are routinely hungry and new threats are emerging to intensify the situation. ... See More +

Brief 94752 JUN 01, 2015

Gandhi, Rikin; Pandey, Ritika; Havimo,Terhi Elisa; Pehu,Eija

Kenya - Selection of impact evaluations in education and health, nutrition and population (English)

The list of the selection of impact evaluations in education and health, nutrition and population includes: vocational education in Kenya: a randomized evaluation; school governance, teacher incentives, and pupil-teacher ratios: experimental evidence from Kenyan primary schools; effects of a school feeding intervention on school attendance rates among elementary school children in Rural Kenya; impact of malaria control and enhanced literacy instruction on educational outcomes among Kenyan school children: a multi-sectoral, prospective, randomized evaluation; keeping the doctor away: experimental evidence on investment in preventative health products; education and HIV/AIDS prevention: evidence from a randomized evaluation in Western Kenya; and sustainability of reductions in malaria transmission and infant mortality in Western Kenya with Use of insecticide-treated bednets: 4 to 6 years of follow-up. ... See More +

Working Paper 97884 JUN 01, 2015

The path to universal health coverage in Bangladesh : bridging the gap of human resources for health (English)

Bangladesh is committed to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) by 2032; to this end, the government of Bangladesh is exploring policy options to increase fiscal space for health and expand coverage while improving service quality and availability. ... See More +

Publication 96623 MAY 22, 2015

El-Saharty,Sameh; Sparkes,Susan Powers; Barroy,Helene; Ahsan,Karar Zunaid; Ahmed,Syed Masud

Scaling up HIV treatment for MSM in Bangkok : what does it take? – a modelling and costing study (English)

The HIV epidemic amongst men who have sex with men (MSM) in Bangkok is substantial. The population size of MSM in Bangkok is 120,000-250,000, with approximately one-third (33.5 percent) considered high-risk, characterized by their young age, multiple partnerships, frequent unprotected anal intercourse, and sexual activities around MSM hotspots. ... See More +

Working Paper 96523 MAY 01, 2015

Zhang, Lei; Phanuphak, Nittaya; Henderson, Klara; Nonenoy, Siriporn; Srikaew, Sasiwan; Shattock, Andrew J; Kerr, Cliff C; Omune, Brenda; van Griensven, Frits; Osornprasop,Sutayut; Oelrichs,Robert; Ananworanich, Jintanat; Wilson, David P

“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.

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

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

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.

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Quality and accountability in healthcare delivery : audit evidence from primary care providers in India (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7334 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving gender equality and rural livelihoods in Senegal through sustainable and participatory energy management : Senegals PROGEDE II Project (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97844 Brief
Digital green agriculture : nutrition convergence - final Report : the World Bank’s South Asia food and nutrition security initiative (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 94752 Brief
Kenya - Selection of impact evaluations in education and health, nutrition and population (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97884 Working Paper
The path to universal health coverage in Bangladesh : bridging the gap of human resources for health (English)
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MAY 22, 2015 96623 Publication
Scaling up HIV treatment for MSM in Bangkok : what does it take? – a modelling and costing study (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96523 Working Paper
“Missing girls” in the south Caucasus countries : trends, possible causes, and policy options (English)
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APR 09, 2015 WPS7236 Policy Research Working Paper
Family planning and health (English)
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APR 09, 2015 95458 Working Paper
Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Niger (English)
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APR 01, 2015 96021 Brief
Exploring the phenomenon of missing girls in the South Caucasus (English)
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APR 01, 2015 96002 Working Paper
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