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Tanzania - Additional Financing for Third Social Action Fund Project : environmental assessment (English)

The development objective of the Additional Financing for Third Social Action Fund Project for Tanzania has been the most vulnerable groups through a series of interventions aimed at (i) protecting households supporting the poorest and from seasonal and unexpected shocks affecting their income and assets, (ii) providing them with tools to mitigate current poverty and vulnerability, and (iii) promoting them to improve their living standards and get out of food poverty. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2121 APR 22, 2016

Noorwalla,Khurshid Banu Disclosed

Cameroon - Social Safety Nets Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 104974 APR 20, 2016

Disclosed

Liberia - Social Safety Nets Project (English)

The objective of the Social Safety Nets Project for Liberia is to establish the key building blocks of a basic national safety net delivery system and provide income support to households who are both extremely poor and food insecure in the Republic of Liberia. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1617 APR 06, 2016

Disclosed

Closing the gap : building resilience to natural disasters and man-made shocks through social safety nets (English)

Social safety nets and the broader social protection are widely recognized as one of the instruments to build resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations, and ultimately to reduce poverty. ... See More +

Brief 104868 APR 01, 2016

Disclosed

Niger - Adaptive Social Safety Nets Project : additional financing (English)

The development objective of the Adaptive Social Safety Nets Project for Niger is to establish and support a safety nets system which will increase access of poor and food insecure households to cash transfer and cash for work programs. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1584 MAR 17, 2016

Disclosed

The revival of the "cash versus food" debate : new evidence for an old quandary ? (English)

The longstanding "cash versus food" debate has received renewed attention in both research and practice. This paper reviews key issues shaping the debate and presents new evidence from randomized and quasi-experimental evaluations that deliberately compare cash and in-kind food transfers in ten developing counties. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7584 FEB 29, 2016

Gentilini,Ugo Disclosed

Public works as a productive safety net in a post-conflict setting : evidence from a randomized evaluation in Sierra Leone (English)

This paper examines the short-term impacts of a labor-intensive public works program on household welfare and economic prospects. Using a community-level randomized control trial approach, the paper finds that the public works program targeted at youth in Sierra Leone successfully provided temporary employment to youth characterized by low educational attainment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7580 FEB 25, 2016

Rosas Raffo,Nina; Sabarwal,Shwetlena Disclosed

Sudan - Social Safety Net Project : environmental and social management plan (English)

The development objective of the Social Safety Net Project for Sudan is to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Welfare and Social Security (MoWSS) to transparently and effectively implement the national cash transfer program, and to pilot a productive safety net approach for poor households. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1577 DEC 29, 2015

Billey,Lydie Anne Disclosed

Comoros - Emergency Crises Response Project (English)

Ratings for the Emergency Crises Response Project for Comoros were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3585 DEC 17, 2015

Disclosed

Botswana - poverty assessment (English)

Living conditions of Botswana have improved over the past decade and poverty has reduced significantly. This decrease was accompanied by a considerable decline in both depth and severity of poverty, indicating that consumption has improved among the poor. ... See More +

Working Paper 88473 DEC 01, 2015

Disclosed

Consolidating social protection and labor policy in Tunisia : building systems, connecting to jobs - policy note (English)

Tunisia today represents a paradox: despite political progress since its 2011 revolution, wide economic and social disparities persist, threatening stability. ... See More +

Working Paper 103218 DEC 01, 2015

French Disclosed

Grenada - Safety Net Advancement Project : restructuring (English)

The development objectives of the Safety Net Advancement Project for Grenada are to: (i) strengthen the basic architecture of the consolidated conditional cash transfer (CCT) program and the capacity of the ministry of social development to implement it; (ii) improve coverage of poor households receiving cash transfers; and (iii) improve education outcomes of poor children and health monitoring of vulnerable households. ... See More +

Project Paper RES12428 NOV 12, 2015

Disclosed

Environmental reliance, climate exposure, and vulnerability : a cross-section analysis of structural and stochastic poverty (English)

This paper analyzes environmental reliance, poverty, and climate vulnerability among more than 7,300 households in forest adjacent communities in 24 developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7474 NOV 05, 2015

Angelsen,Arild; Dokken,Therese Disclosed

Rwanda - Second Social Protection System (SPS-2) Development Policy Operation Project (English)

The development objective of the Second Social Protection System (SPS-2) Development Policy Operation (DPO) Project for Rwanda is to support the Government of Rwanda to improve the efficiency, accountability, and coverage of its SPS. ... See More +

Program Document 100282 NOV 02, 2015

Disclosed

Integrating disaster response and climate resilience in social protection programs in the Pacific Island Countries (English)

The Pacific island countries (PICs) are some of the most exposed to frequent natural disasters and climate shocks, and their vulnerability is increasing due to mounting effects of climate change as well as demographic and economic forces. ... See More +

Working Paper 100084 SEP 01, 2015

Costella,Cecilia Valentina; Ivaschenko,Oleksiy Disclosed

Effectiveness of targeting mechanisms utilized in social protection programs in Bolivia (English)

As part of the 2006-2011 National Development Plan, the Plurinational State of Bolivia launched two cash transfer programs and one youth labor training program aimed at promoting the accumulation of households’ human capital: the Juancito Pinto Educational Grant, the Juana Azurduy Mother-Child Grant, and my first decent job. ... See More +

Working Paper 100363 SEP 01, 2015

Apella,Ignacio Raul; Blanco, Gastón Disclosed

Madagascar - Social Safety Net Project (English)

The development objective of the Social Safety Net Project for Madagascar is to support the government in increasing the access of extremely poor households to safety net services and in laying the foundations for a social protection system. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1198 AUG 19, 2015

Disclosed

Pakistan - FATA Temporarily Displaced Persons Emergency Recovery Project (English)

The development objective of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) Emergency Recovery Project for Pakistan is to support the early recovery of families affected by the militancy crisis, promote child health, and strengthen emergency response safety net delivery systems in the affected areas of FATA. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1345 AUG 12, 2015

Disclosed

Sierra Leone - Social Safety Nets Project : additional financing (English)

The objective of the Social Safety Nets Project for Sierra Leone is to establish the key building blocks for a basic national safety net system and to provide income support to extremely poor households in Sierra Leone. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1394 JUL 23, 2015

Disclosed

Framework for the development of social protection systems : Lessons from international experience (English)

Many countries have used social protection to achieve broader development goals, particularly on poverty reduction and inclusive growth. A wide range of social protection programs allows countries to tackle specific development constraints at national, community, and household levels; provide support to particular population groups; and enhance growth-promoting opportunities.For instance, public works programs and cash transfers are important and flexible social assistance programs that can be tailored to achieve specific objectives and adjusted to various levels of institutional capacity. ... See More +

Working Paper 97953 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana Disclosed

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Tanzania - Additional Financing for Third Social Action Fund Project : environmental assessment (English)
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APR 22, 2016 SFG2121 Environmental Assessment
Cameroon - Social Safety Nets Project (English)
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APR 20, 2016 104974 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Liberia - Social Safety Nets Project (English)
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APR 06, 2016 PAD1617 Project Appraisal Document
Closing the gap : building resilience to natural disasters and man-made shocks through social safety nets (English)
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APR 01, 2016 104868 Brief
Niger - Adaptive Social Safety Nets Project : additional financing (English)
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MAR 17, 2016 PAD1584 Project Paper
The revival of the "cash versus food" debate : new evidence for an old quandary ? (English)
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FEB 29, 2016 WPS7584 Policy Research Working Paper
Public works as a productive safety net in a post-conflict setting : evidence from a randomized evaluation in Sierra Leone (English)
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FEB 25, 2016 WPS7580 Policy Research Working Paper
Sudan - Social Safety Net Project : environmental and social management plan (English)
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DEC 29, 2015 SFG1577 Environmental Assessment
Comoros - Emergency Crises Response Project (English)
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DEC 17, 2015 ICR3585 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Botswana - poverty assessment (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 88473 Working Paper
Consolidating social protection and labor policy in Tunisia : building systems, connecting to jobs - policy note (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 103218 Working Paper French
Grenada - Safety Net Advancement Project : restructuring (English)
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NOV 12, 2015 RES12428 Project Paper
Environmental reliance, climate exposure, and vulnerability : a cross-section analysis of structural and stochastic poverty (English)
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NOV 05, 2015 WPS7474 Policy Research Working Paper
Rwanda - Second Social Protection System (SPS-2) Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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NOV 02, 2015 100282 Program Document
Integrating disaster response and climate resilience in social protection programs in the Pacific Island Countries (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 100084 Working Paper
Effectiveness of targeting mechanisms utilized in social protection programs in Bolivia (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 100363 Working Paper
Madagascar - Social Safety Net Project (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 PAD1198 Project Appraisal Document
Pakistan - FATA Temporarily Displaced Persons Emergency Recovery Project (English)
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AUG 12, 2015 PAD1345 Project Appraisal Document
Sierra Leone - Social Safety Nets Project : additional financing (English)
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JUL 23, 2015 PAD1394 Project Paper
Framework for the development of social protection systems : Lessons from international experience (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97953 Working Paper