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Statement by Mr. Anthony Lake at the 89th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Anthony Lake, Executive Director at the eighty-ninth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014. Five years after the global financial crisis, the economic outlook is brightening: growth is picking up in both developing countries and high-income economies. ... See More +

Board Report 86982 APR 12, 2014

Lake, Anthony

Kazakhstan - Youth Corps Project (English)

The objective of the Youth Corps Project for Kazakhstan is to promote young people's community engagement and life skills through a community-based service learning program, especially for vulnerable youth. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 77131 MAR 25, 2014

Kosovo - Second Youth Development Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Second Kosovo Youth Development Project (KYDP2) is: (i) promote social cohesion though inter-ethnic collaboration among young people; and (ii) improve economic opportunities and sustainable access to youth services in Kosovo. ... See More +

Project Paper 86196 MAR 20, 2014

Cash transfers and child labor (English)

Cash transfer programs are widely used in settings where child labor is prevalent. Although many of these programs are explicitly implemented to improve children's welfare, in theory their impact on child labor is undetermined. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6826 MAR 01, 2014

de Hoop, Jacobus; Rosati, Furio C.

Armenia - Promoting Youth Inclusion Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 86100 FEB 06, 2014

Wealth gradients in early childhood cognitive development in five Latin American countries (English)

Research from the United States shows that gaps in early cognitive and noncognitive abilities appear early in the life cycle. Little is known about this important question for developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6779 FEB 01, 2014

Schady,, Norbert; Behrman, Jere; Araujo, Maria Caridad; Azuero,, Rodrigo; Bernal, Raquel; Bravo, David; Lopez-Boo, Florencia; Macours, Karen; Marshall, Daniela; Paxson, Christina; Vakis, Renos

The impact of early childhood education on early achievement gaps : evidence from the Indonesia early childhood education and development (ECED) project (English)

This paper assesses whether the Indonesia Early Childhood Education and Development project had an impact on early achievement gaps as measured by an array of child development outcomes and enrollment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6794 FEB 01, 2014

Jung, Haeil; Hasan, Amer

Kenya - Youth Empowerment Project : implementation support mission - January 13 to 17, 2014 (English)

Aide Memoire 86019 JAN 17, 2014

What explains Rwanda's drop in fertility between 2005 and 2010 ? (Vol. 1 of 1 ) (English)

Following a decade-and-a-half stall, fertility in Rwanda dropped sharply between 2005 and 2010. Using a hierarchical age-period-cohort model, this paper finds that the drop in fertility is largely driven by cohort effects, with younger cohorts having substantially fewer children than older cohorts observed at the same age. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6741 JAN 01, 2014

Bundervoet, Tom

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 1 of 2) : Overview (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa has just experienced one of the best decades of growth since the 1960s. Between 2000 and 2012, gross domestic product (GDP) grew more than 4.5 percent a year on average, compared to around 2 percent in the prior 20 years (World Bank various years). ... See More +

Publication 84083 JAN 01, 2014

Filmer, Deon; Fox, Louise; Brooks, Karen; Goyal, Aparajita; Mengistae, Taye; Premand, Patrick; Ringold, Dena; Sharma, Siddharth; Zorya, Sergiy French

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 1 of 2) : Abrege (French)

Sub-Saharan Africa has just experienced one of the best decades of growth since the 1960s. Between 2000 and 2012, gross domestic product (GDP) grew more than 4.5 percent a year on average, compared to around 2 percent in the prior 20 years (World Bank various years). ... See More +

Publication 84083 JAN 01, 2014

Filmer, Deon; Fox, Louise; Brooks, Karen; Goyal, Aparajita; Mengistae, Taye; Premand, Patrick; Ringold, Dena; Sharma, Siddharth; Zorya, Sergiy English

Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2 of 2) : Full report (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa has just experienced one of the best decades of growth since the 1960s. Between 2000 and 2012, gross domestic product (GDP) grew more than 4.5 percent a year on average, compared to around 2 percent in the prior 20 years (World Bank various years). ... See More +

Publication 84083 JAN 01, 2014

Filmer, Deon; Fox, Louise; Brooks, Karen; Goyal, Aparajita; Mengistae, Taye; Premand, Patrick; Ringold, Dena; Sharma, Siddharth; Zorya, Sergiy

Cambodia : challenges in scaling up preschools (English)

It has been shown that pre-schools are beneficial in helping children develop the skills that are necessary for them in primary school. However, the implementation of pre-school in countries such as Cambodia is challenging due to social and economic constraints. ... See More +

Brief 83178 NOV 01, 2013

Statement by Ms. Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF : 88th meeting of the Development Committee (English)

Ms. Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF starts describing briefly about as the development committee meets, global economic prospects remain subdued. ... See More +

Board Report 81894 OCT 12, 2013

The Global Findex database : financial inclusion of youth (English)

Younger adults make up a disproportionately large share of unbanked adults worldwide. Data from the Global Financial Inclusion (Global Findex) database show that 44 percent of youth (ages 18-25) have an account at a formal financial institution, compared with 55 percent of older adults (ages 26-64). ... See More +

Brief 82398 OCT 01, 2013

Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Klapper, Leora; Kumar, Atisha; Randall, Douglas

Papua New Guinea - Urban Youth Employment Project : restructuring (English)

The development objectives of the Urban Youth Employment Project for Papua New Guinea are to provide urban youth with income from temporary employment opportunities and to increase their employability. ... See More +

Project Paper RES11732 AUG 18, 2013

Sri Lanka - Can conditional cash transfer programs serve as safety nets in keeping children at school and from working when exposed to shocks? (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, Can Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs serve as safety nets in keeping children at school and from working when exposed to shocks? ... See More +

Brief 81206 AUG 14, 2013

Janvry, Alain de; Finan, Frederico; Sadoulet, Elisabeth; Vakis, Renos

Children's schooling and work in the presence of a conditional cash transfer program in rural Colombia (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Children's schooling and work in the presence of a conditional cash transfer program in rural Colombia, conducted between 2001 and 2003 in Colombia. ... See More +

Brief 81214 AUG 14, 2013

Attanasio, Orazio; Fitzsimons, Emla; Gomez, Ana; Gutierrez, Martha Isabel; Meghir, Costas; Mesnard, Alice

Giving children a better start : preschool attendance and school-age profiles (English)

This brief summarizes the giving children a better start: preschool attendance and school-age profiles in Uruguay for the period 1995. The author study the effect of pre-primary education on children's subsequent school outcomes by exploiting a unique feature of the Uruguayan household survey (ECH) that collects retrospective information on preschool attendance in the context of a rapid expansion in the supply of pre-primary places. ... See More +

Brief 81335 AUG 14, 2013

Berlinski, Samuel; Galiani, Sebastian; Manacorda, Marco

Does money matter? : the effects of cash transfers on child health and development in rural Ecuador (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Does money matter? : the effects of cash transfers on child health and development in rural Ecuador, conducted in 2003 in Ecuador. ... See More +

Brief 81298 AUG 14, 2013

Paxson, Christina; Schady, Norbert

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Statement by Mr. Anthony Lake at the 89th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014 (English)
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APR 12, 2014 86982 Board Report
Kazakhstan - Youth Corps Project (English)
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MAR 25, 2014 77131 Project Appraisal Document
Kosovo - Second Youth Development Project : restructuring (English)
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MAR 20, 2014 86196 Project Paper
Cash transfers and child labor (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6826 Policy Research Working Paper
Armenia - Promoting Youth Inclusion Project (English)
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FEB 06, 2014 86100 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Wealth gradients in early childhood cognitive development in five Latin American countries (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6779 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of early childhood education on early achievement gaps : evidence from the Indonesia early childhood education and development (ECED) project (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6794 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya - Youth Empowerment Project : implementation support mission - January 13 to 17, 2014 (English)
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JAN 17, 2014 86019 Aide Memoire
What explains Rwanda's drop in fertility between 2005 and 2010 ? (Vol. 1 of 1 ) (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6741 Policy Research Working Paper
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 1 of 2) : Overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication French
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 1 of 2) : Abrege (French)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication English
Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (Vol. 2 of 2) : Full report (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84083 Publication
Cambodia : challenges in scaling up preschools (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 83178 Brief
Statement by Ms. Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF : 88th meeting of the Development Committee (English)
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OCT 12, 2013 81894 Board Report
The Global Findex database : financial inclusion of youth (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 82398 Brief
Papua New Guinea - Urban Youth Employment Project : restructuring (English)
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AUG 18, 2013 RES11732 Project Paper
Sri Lanka - Can conditional cash transfer programs serve as safety nets in keeping children at school and from working when exposed to shocks? (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81206 Brief
Children's schooling and work in the presence of a conditional cash transfer program in rural Colombia (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81214 Brief
Giving children a better start : preschool attendance and school-age profiles (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81335 Brief
Does money matter? : the effects of cash transfers on child health and development in rural Ecuador (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81298 Brief