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Equality of opportunity : theory and evidence (English)

Building on earlier work by political philosophers, economists have recently sought to define a concept of equity that accommodates the fairness of reward to individual responsibility and effort, while allowing for the existence of some inequalities which are unfair and should be compensated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7217 MAR 20, 2015

Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Peragine,Vito

Interviewer effects in subjective survey questions: evidence from Timor-Leste (English)

There is an inherent tension between traditional norms and survey protocols for quantitative data collected in the developing world. Unexpected interactions between the interviewer and respondent can lead to interviewer effects in the data, particularly in the case of subjective or sensitive questions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7208 MAR 09, 2015

Himelein,Kristen

Vanuatu - Forest Carbon Partnership Fund (FCPF) Readiness Plan Preparation Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 94839 MAR 01, 2015

Toward more effective and legitimate institutions to handle problems of justice in Solomon Islands (English)

This policy note summarizes key lessons and conclusions from the World Bank's engagement in Solomon Islands under the justice for the poor program, which has been active in that country since 2009. ... See More +

Policy Note 94716 MAR 01, 2015

Porter, Douglas; Isser, Deborah; Venning, Philippa

Kyrgyz Republic - Agriculture Productivity and Nutrition Improvement Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Resettlement policy framework (English)

The development objective of the Agriculture Productivity and Nutrition Improvement Project for Kyrgyz Republic is to increase agricultural productivity and food security of rural households in selected areas nationwide. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP1639 MAR 01, 2015

Liberia - Youth Opportunities Project (YOP) : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)

The objective of the Youth Opportunities Project is to expand access to income earning and asset creation opportunities for vulnerable youth in Liberia. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP1762 FEB 25, 2015

Georgia - Third Regional Development Project : resettlement plan : resettlement policy framework (English)

The objective of the Third Regional Development Project for Georgia is to improve infrastructure services and institutional capacity to support the development of a tourism-based economy of the Samtskhe - Javakheti and Mtskheta - Mtianeti regions. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP1754 FEB 10, 2015

Sex-selective abortions, fertility, and birth spacing (English)

Previous research on sex-selective abortions has ignored the interactions between fertility, birth spacing, and sex selection, despite both fertility and birth spacing being important considerations for parents when deciding on the use of sex selection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7189 FEB 01, 2015

Portner, Claus C

India - Second Tamil Nadu Road Sector Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 3) : Resettlement plan for 11 roads under EPC (English)

The objective of the Second Tamil Nadu Road Sector Project for India is to assist the Highways Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu, in improving the road services over its core road network (CRN) in terms of capacity enhancement, better maintenance and lower accident fatalities. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP1689 FEB 01, 2015

Poland - Odra-Vistula Flood Management Project : resettlement plan : resettlement policy framework (English)

The development objectives of the Odra-Vistula Flood Management Project for Poland are to increase access to flood protection for people living in the selected areas of the Odra and the upper Vistula river basins; and to strengthen the institutional capacity of the government to mitigate summer, winter, and flash-floods more effectively. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP1752 FEB 01, 2015

Gender differentials and agricultural productivity in Niger (English)

Most of the poor in Sub-Saharan Africa live in rural areas where agriculture is the main income source. This agriculture is characterized by low performance and its productivity growth has been identified as a key driver of poverty reduction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7199 FEB 01, 2015

Backiny-Yetna, Prospere; McGee, Kevin

Love, money, and old age support : does parental matchmaking matter ? (English)

Parental involvement in matchmaking may distort the choice of spouse because parents are willing to substitute love for market and household production, which are more sharable between parents and their children. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7188 FEB 01, 2015

Huang, Fali; Jin, Ginger Zhe; Xu, Lixin Colin

Europe and Central Asia - Missing Women in the South Caucasus : Local perceptions and proposed solutions (English)

This report, Europe and Central Asia - Missing Women in the South Caucasus : Local perceptions and proposed solutions, discusses research conducted on skewed sex ratios in the South Caucasus. ... See More +

Program Document 94705 FEB 01, 2015

Dudwick, Nora

Europe and Central Asia - Missing Women in the South Caucasus : Local perceptions and proposed solutions (Armenian)

This report, Europe and Central Asia - Missing Women in the South Caucasus : Local perceptions and proposed solutions, discusses research conducted on skewed sex ratios in the South Caucasus. ... See More +

Program Document 94705 FEB 01, 2015

Dudwick, Nora

Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City Green Transport Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)

The objective of the Ho Chi Minh City Green Transport Project for Vietnam is to increase accessibility to job opportunities and urban services for citizens residing in the south-western side of the city and other adjacent areas to the project corridor, by providing an alternative that is safer, more secure, more efficient, integrated with land development along the corridor and integrated with the proposed metro lines, and generates fewer emissions. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP1726 FEB 01, 2015

Institutional and fiscal analysis of lower level courts in Solomon Islands (English)

Justice interventions in Solomon Islands over the last decade have focused largely on assisting Honiarabased state institutions in the form of a variety of capacity-building programs. ... See More +

Working Paper 94238 FEB 01, 2015

Hammergren, Linn; Isser, Deborah; Evans, Daniel; Porter, Douglas; Venning, Philippa

Grenada - Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project : additional financing : resettlement policy framework (English)

The objective of the Additional Financing for the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project is to measurably reduce vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change impacts in Grenada and in the Eastern Caribbean Sub-region. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP1740 FEB 01, 2015

Colombia - Collective Reparation for Victims through Social Reconstruction Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 94041 JAN 29, 2015

Socioeconomic differences in adolescent sexual and reproductive health : marriage (English)

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) is one of five areas of focus of the World Banks Reproductive Health Action Plan 2010-2015 (RHAP), which recognizes the importance of addressing ASRH as a development issue with important implications for poverty reduction. ... See More +

Brief 93542 JAN 26, 2015

Cortez, Rafael; Yarger, Jennifer; Decker, Mara; Brindis, Claire

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Equality of opportunity : theory and evidence (English)
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MAR 20, 2015 WPS7217 Policy Research Working Paper
Interviewer effects in subjective survey questions: evidence from Timor-Leste (English)
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MAR 09, 2015 WPS7208 Policy Research Working Paper
Vanuatu - Forest Carbon Partnership Fund (FCPF) Readiness Plan Preparation Project (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94839 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Toward more effective and legitimate institutions to handle problems of justice in Solomon Islands (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94716 Policy Note
Kyrgyz Republic - Agriculture Productivity and Nutrition Improvement Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Resettlement policy framework (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 RP1639 Resettlement Plan
Liberia - Youth Opportunities Project (YOP) : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)
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FEB 25, 2015 RP1762 Resettlement Plan
Georgia - Third Regional Development Project : resettlement plan : resettlement policy framework (English)
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FEB 10, 2015 RP1754 Resettlement Plan
Sex-selective abortions, fertility, and birth spacing (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7189 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Second Tamil Nadu Road Sector Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 3) : Resettlement plan for 11 roads under EPC (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 RP1689 Resettlement Plan
Poland - Odra-Vistula Flood Management Project : resettlement plan : resettlement policy framework (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 RP1752 Resettlement Plan
Gender differentials and agricultural productivity in Niger (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7199 Policy Research Working Paper
Love, money, and old age support : does parental matchmaking matter ? (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7188 Policy Research Working Paper
Europe and Central Asia - Missing Women in the South Caucasus : Local perceptions and proposed solutions (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94705 Program Document
Europe and Central Asia - Missing Women in the South Caucasus : Local perceptions and proposed solutions (Armenian)
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FEB 01, 2015 94705 Program Document
Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City Green Transport Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 RP1726 Resettlement Plan
Institutional and fiscal analysis of lower level courts in Solomon Islands (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94238 Working Paper
Grenada - Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project : additional financing : resettlement policy framework (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 RP1740 Resettlement Plan
Colombia - Collective Reparation for Victims through Social Reconstruction Project (English)
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JAN 29, 2015 94041 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Cote dIvoire - Additional Financing for the Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation des marches (French)
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JAN 28, 2015 93931 Procurement Plan
Socioeconomic differences in adolescent sexual and reproductive health : marriage (English)
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JAN 26, 2015 93542 Brief