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Kenya - Youth Empowerment Project : implementation support mission - July 7 to 11, 2014 (English)

Aide Memoire 90303 JUL 11, 2014

Evolving wage cyclicality in Latin America (English)

A vector autoregression model with time-varying coefficients is used to examine the evolution of wage cyclicality in four Latin American economies: Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, during the period 1980-2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6978 JUL 01, 2014

Messina, Julian; Gambetti, Luca

Liberia - Youth, Employment, Skills Project : additional financing (English)

Project Information Document 89712 JUL 01, 2014

Kosovo - Second Youth Development Project - additional financing (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 89067 JUN 10, 2014

Child labor and learning (English)

This paper uses a unique micro panel dataset of Brazilian students to investigate the impact of working while in school on learning outcomes. The potential endogeneity is addressed through the use of difference-in-difference and instrumental variable estimators. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6904 JUN 01, 2014

Emerson, Patrick M.; Ponczek, Vladimir; Portela Souza, Andre

Cambodia - Early Childhood Development Education for Floating Villages Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 1 of 2) : Environmental management plan (Khmer)

The objective of the Early Childhood Development Education for Floating Villages Project for Cambodia is to improve access to quality Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) services through community and home-based programs for 0 to 5-year-olds, particularly for those from disadvantaged background, in the targeted areas. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4585 JUN 01, 2014

English

Episodes of unemployment reduction in rich, middle-income, and transition economies (English)

This paper studies the incidence and determinants of episodes of drastic unemployment reduction, defined as swift, substantial, and sustained declines in unemployment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6891 MAY 01, 2014

Freund, Caroline; Rijkers, Bob

Drivers of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea (English)

Reports in both the national and international media and anecdotal evidence indicate that the prevalence of crime and violence is high in PNG, and presents an important obstacle to long-term development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 75058 MAY 01, 2014

Lakhani, Sadaf; Willman, Alys M.

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

Cohort size and youth employment outcomes (English)

This paper utilizes a cross-country panel of 83 developing countries to examine how changes in cohort size are correlated with subsequent employment outcomes for workers at different ages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6848 APR 01, 2014

Newhouse, David; Wolff, Claudia

Youth unemployment in the Caribbean (English)

Global economic shocks coupled with natural disasters left most Caribbean countries with zero to negative growth and high unemployment rates. The Caribbean region was strongly affected by the last great financial crisis, which resulted in a regional average of zero economic growth in 2010. ... See More +

Working Paper 88362 APR 01, 2014

Parra-Torrado, Monica

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

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: industrial production in developing countries grew in November 2013 at its fastest pace in a year, with the recovery becoming more broadly-based across regions; youth unemployment rates in 2013 remained uncomfortably high in most developing regions, averaging 13.9 percent of the 15 to 24 age range; and oil prices reached record highs during 2011-13 while price volatility dropped to historical lows. ... See More +

Newsletter 89974 JAN 24, 2014

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 ? (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

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Kenya - Youth Empowerment Project : implementation support mission - July 7 to 11, 2014 (English)
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JUL 11, 2014 90303 Aide Memoire
Evolving wage cyclicality in Latin America (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6978 Policy Research Working Paper
Liberia - Youth, Employment, Skills Project : additional financing (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89712 Project Information Document
Kosovo - Second Youth Development Project - additional financing (English)
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JUN 10, 2014 89067 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Child labor and learning (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6904 Policy Research Working Paper
Cambodia - Early Childhood Development Education for Floating Villages Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 1 of 2) : Environmental management plan (Khmer)
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JUN 01, 2014 E4585 Environmental Assessment English
Episodes of unemployment reduction in rich, middle-income, and transition economies (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6891 Policy Research Working Paper
Drivers of crime and violence in Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 75058 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
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
Cohort size and youth employment outcomes (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6848 Policy Research Working Paper
Youth unemployment in the Caribbean (English)
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APR 01, 2014 88362 Working Paper
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
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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JAN 24, 2014 89974 Newsletter
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 ? (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6741 Policy Research Working Paper