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Challenges for adolescent's sexual and reproductive health within the context of universal health coverage (English)

Young people (10-24 years of age), around the world face tremendous challenges to meeting their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs. Inadequate access to health information and services, as well as inequitable gender norms, contributes to a lack of knowledge and awareness about puberty, sexuality, and basic human rights. ... See More +

Working Paper 91292 OCT 07, 2014

Cortez, Rafael; Quinlan-Davidson, Meaghen; Saadat, Seemeen

Mali - Strengthening Reproductive Health Project : restructuring (English)

The Mali Strengthening Reproductive Health Project aims at improving women’s access to and use of quality reproductive health services, and accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals that fall due in 2015. ... See More +

Project Paper RES16425 OCT 02, 2014

Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Dhaka's slums, Bangladesh (English)

Adolescents around the world face tremendous challenges to meeting their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs. Inadequate access to health information and services, as well as inequitable gender norms, contribute to a lack of awareness about puberty, sexuality, and basic human rights that can have serious implications on their health and welfare throughout the rest of their lives. ... See More +

Working Paper 91291 OCT 01, 2014

Cortez, Rafael; Hinson, Laura; Petroni, Suzanne

Violence against women and girls : lessons from South Asia (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)

This report examines the prevalence and the factors associated with varioustypes of violence against women and girls in South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka). ... See More +

Publication 90600 SEP 09, 2014

Solotaroff, Jennifer; Pande, Rohini P.

Violence against women and girls : lessons from South Asia (Vol. 2 of 2) : Appendices L through T (English)

This report examines the prevalence and the factors associated with varioustypes of violence against women and girls in South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka). ... See More +

Publication 90600 SEP 09, 2014

Solotaroff, Jennifer; Pande, Rohini P.

Women's Empowerment in Action : evidence from a randomized control trial in Africa (English)

This brief summarizes the updates from the 2014 paper entitled, Women's Empowerment in Action: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Africa, conducted between between June and September 2008 in Uganda. ... See More +

Brief 90360 SEP 02, 2014

Bandiera, Oriana; Buehren, Niklas; Burgess, Robin; Goldstein, Markus; Gulesci, Selim; Rasul, Imran; Sulaiman, Munshi

Rewarding provider performance to enable a healthy start to life : evidence from Argentina's Plan Nacer (English)

This brief summarizes the updates from the 2014 paper entitled, Rewarding Provider Performance to Enable a Healthy Start to Life : Evidence from Argentina's Plan Nacer, conducted between between 2004-2008 in Argentina. ... See More +

Brief 90355 SEP 02, 2014

Gertler, Paul; Giovagnoli, Paula; Martinez, Sebastian

The reduction of child mortality in the Middle East and North Africa : a success story (English)

Although child mortality rates have declined all across the developing world over the past 40 years, they have declined the most in the Middle East and North Africa region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7023 SEP 01, 2014

Iqbal, Farrukh; Kiendrebeogo, Youssouf

Inequality of opportunity among Egyptian children (English)

This paper analyzes the level and trends in inequality of opportunity among Egyptian children during the 2000s. The analysis uses severall tools, including comparison of the distributions of early risks and outcomes across circumstance groups; estimation of the human opportunity index; measurement of the relative contributions of circumstances to inequality of opportunity; and decomposition of changes in inequality of opportunity and factors driving them over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7026 SEP 01, 2014

Ersado, Lire; Aran, Meltem

Republic of Congo - Follow-up report of the economic and financial situation (English)

Congo's current growth trend is lower than the projected rate of growth in the 2012-2016 National Development Plan (NDP). Congo should continue investing intensively but more efficiently in infrastructure, an urgent need. ... See More +

Working Paper 91187 SEP 01, 2014

Tchana, Fulbert Tchana; Moreira, Emmanuel Pinto; Diop, Mahine; Dzon, Etaki Wa; Kebede, Ephraim French

Preventing child marriage : lessons from World Bank Group gender impact evaluations (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled preventing child marriage : lessons from World Bank Group (WBG) gender impact evaluations (IEs). ... See More +

Brief 89989 AUG 11, 2014

Parsons, Jennifer; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer

Advancing women's sexual and reproductive health (English)

Gender equality cannot be achieved until women have control over their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) decisions, including those that determine their risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and for unintended, inadequately spaced, and early pregnancies. ... See More +

Brief 89997 AUG 07, 2014

Parsons, Jennifer; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer

Georgia - Youth Inclusion and Social Accountability Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 46039 JUL 17, 2014

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

Aide Memoire 90303 JUL 11, 2014

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

Project Information Document 89712 JUL 01, 2014

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

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

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

Universal maternal health coverage? : assessing the readiness of public health facilities to provide maternal health care in Indonesia (English)

Over the period 2011-2013, Indonesia had universal maternal health coverage for its population. Facility-based deliveries, however, remain relatively low: only about 63 percent of all deliveries occurred at a health facility in Indonesia. ... See More +

Working Paper 90510 JUL 01, 2014

Kosen, Soewarta; Tarigan, Ingan; Usman, Yuslely; Suryati, Tati; Indriasih, Endang; Harimat; Muas, Idawati; Widyastuti, Retno; Luciana, Merry; Rosita, Tita; Hapsari, Dwi; Tandon, Ajay; Yap, Wei Aun; Pambudi, Eko; Marzoeki, Puti

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Challenges for adolescent's sexual and reproductive health within the context of universal health coverage (English)
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OCT 07, 2014 91292 Working Paper
Mali - Strengthening Reproductive Health Project : restructuring (English)
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OCT 02, 2014 RES16425 Project Paper
Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Dhaka's slums, Bangladesh (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91291 Working Paper
Violence against women and girls : lessons from South Asia (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)
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SEP 09, 2014 90600 Publication
Violence against women and girls : lessons from South Asia (Vol. 2 of 2) : Appendices L through T (English)
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SEP 09, 2014 90600 Publication
Democratic Republic of Congo - Support to Street Children and Vulnerable Groups Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation des marches simplifie (French)
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SEP 02, 2014 90377 Procurement Plan
Women's Empowerment in Action : evidence from a randomized control trial in Africa (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90360 Brief
Rewarding provider performance to enable a healthy start to life : evidence from Argentina's Plan Nacer (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90355 Brief
The reduction of child mortality in the Middle East and North Africa : a success story (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7023 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality of opportunity among Egyptian children (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7026 Policy Research Working Paper
Republic of Congo - Follow-up report of the economic and financial situation (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91187 Working Paper French
Preventing child marriage : lessons from World Bank Group gender impact evaluations (English)
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AUG 11, 2014 89989 Brief
Advancing women's sexual and reproductive health (English)
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AUG 07, 2014 89997 Brief
Georgia - Youth Inclusion and Social Accountability Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUL 17, 2014 46039 Procurement Plan
Kenya - Youth Empowerment Project : implementation support mission - July 7 to 11, 2014 (English)
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JUL 11, 2014 90303 Aide Memoire
Liberia - Youth, Employment, Skills Project : additional financing (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89712 Project Information Document
Philippines - Are cash transfer programs effective? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 91131 Brief
The business case for youth savings : a framework (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 90956 Brief
Engaging youth through community-driven development objectives : experiences, findings, and opportunities (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 90489 Working Paper
Universal maternal health coverage? : assessing the readiness of public health facilities to provide maternal health care in Indonesia (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 90510 Working Paper