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Adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights in El Salvador (English)

Despite international support for adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and rights (SRHR) (for example, the 1994 International Conference on Population in Development), young people consistently face high levels of unmet need for contraception, unplanned pregnancies, unsafe abortions, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and maternal mortality and morbidity. ... See More +

Brief 93100 DEC 01, 2014

Cortez, Rafael

Tunisia - Breaking the barriers to youth inclusion (English)

The report is organized along the different dimensions of youth inclusion. Chapter two investigates voice and participation of young Tunisians, and identifies both constraints and opportunities for their engagement in civic and political life. ... See More +

Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report 89233 NOV 01, 2014

Exploiting externalities to estimate the long-term effects of early childhood deworming (English)

This paper investigates whether a large-scale deworming intervention aimed at primary school pupils in western Kenya had long-term effects on young children in the region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7052 OCT 01, 2014

Ozier, Owen

Testing job matching services for unemployed educated youth in Jordan (English)

This note tests the extent to which search and matching frictions are the cause of high levels of unemployment for educated youth in Jordan, and whether a job matching service can reduce unemployment. ... See More +

Brief 91227 SEP 01, 2014

Groh, Matthew; McKenzie, David; Shammout, Nour; Vishwanath, Tara

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

The business case for youth savings : a framework (English)

This paper begins by offering a framework for understanding how different influences or ‘levers’ affect costs and revenues and uses examples to explain how the framework can be applied as a decision-making tool. ... See More +

Brief 90956 JUL 01, 2014

Kilara, Tanaya; Magnoni, Barbara; Zimmerman, Emily

Philippines - Are cash transfer programs effective? (English)

Countries around the world increasingly rely on conditional cash transfers to boost health and education outcomes for the poorest citizens. In developing and middle income countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, cash transfer programs are proving effective in a range of areas, including as an incentive to get more girls in school. ... See More +

Brief 91131 JUL 01, 2014

Marcus, Aliza [editor]; Berman, Daphna

Engaging youth through community-driven development objectives : experiences, findings, and opportunities (English)

Community-driven development (CDD) is an approach emphasizing local control over planning and an investment resource offers important advantages for engaging young people. ... See More +

Working Paper 90489 JUL 01, 2014

Adam, Sarah G.; Kaori Oshima

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 : 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 peopleapos;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

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Adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights in El Salvador (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 93100 Brief
Tunisia - Breaking the barriers to youth inclusion (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 89233 Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report
Exploiting externalities to estimate the long-term effects of early childhood deworming (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7052 Policy Research Working Paper
Testing job matching services for unemployed educated youth in Jordan (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91227 Brief
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
The business case for youth savings : a framework (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 90956 Brief
Philippines - Are cash transfer programs effective? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 91131 Brief
Engaging youth through community-driven development objectives : experiences, findings, and opportunities (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 90489 Working Paper
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 : 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