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Idle youth in Mexico : trapped between the war on drugs and economic crisis (English)

The present study combines data from Mexico's employment surveys (Encuesta Nacional de Empleo and Encuesta Nacional de Ocupación y Empleo) with the country's official statistics on murder rates to create a state-level panel data set covering the period 1995 to 2013. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7558 FEB 04, 2016

De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Gutierrez Fierros,Carlos; Vargas M.,J. Vicente

Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities - P151831 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA56830 FEB 04, 2016

Tesliuc,Cornelia M.

Kenya - Can the private sector help train youth for jobs? (English)

The World Bank is committed to working with governments to give everyone the ability to lead productive and healthy lives and getting youth ready for and in jobs is part of this. ... See More +

Brief 103114 FEB 01, 2016

Delivering the millennium development goals to reduce maternal and child mortality : a systematic review of impact evaluation evidence (English)

Improved outcomes for women and children - more education, lower fertility rates, higher nutritional status, and lower incidence of illness, among other outcomes - have broad individual, family, and societal benefits. ... See More +

Working Paper 103202 FEB 01, 2016

Aguilar Rivera,Ana Milena; Candland,Tara Lynn; Galdo,Virgilio; Manang,Fredrick Emiliano; Trichler,Rachel Bodily; Yamagata,Ritsuko

Out of school and out of work: a diagnostic of ninis in Latin America (English)

Using all the household survey data available in Latin America during the period 1992 to 2013, this paper estimates that in 2015, 20 million youth ages 15 to 24 years in the region were out of school and not working (making them ninis, for "ni estudian ni trabajan"). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7548 JAN 28, 2016

De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Popova,Anna; Rogers,F. Halsey

Following Mexican youth : a short-run study of time use decisions (English)

This paper exploits data from a rotating panel that follows individuals for four quarters to shed light on the factors driving the time use decisions and restrictions faced by Mexican youth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7534 JAN 18, 2016

Baron,Juan; Popova,Anna; Sanchez Diaz,Angelica Maria

Out of school and out of work : risk and opportunities for Latin America’s ninis (English)

This study aims to provide policy makers in the region with analysis of the nini issue and options for addressing it in their countries. To do so, the study undertakes a comprehensive diagnosis quantifying the problem, develops a conceptual framework identifying the determinants of youths’ choices, uses all the available data to test the theoretical implications, and reviews the evidence regarding interventions that have proven effective in keeping youth in school and helping them become employed. ... See More +

Publication 99447 JAN 15, 2016

De Hoyos Navarro,Rafael E.; Rogers,F. Halsey; Székely, Miguel Spanish

Ninis in Uruguay (English)

In Latin America, one in five youth-totaling more than 18 million individuals aged 15 to 24-is neither working nor in school (ninis). Despite the strong economic performance of the region in recent years – with vibrant economic growth and a significant reduction in poverty and inequality – the proportion of Latin American youth who are ninis fell only marginally, and the absolute number of young people in this condition actually increased. ... See More +

Working Paper 102789 JAN 15, 2016

Youth out of school and out of work in Brazil (English)

In Latin America, one in five youth-totaling more than 18 million individuals aged 15 to 24-is neither working nor in school (ninis). Despite the strong economic performance of the region in recent years – with vibrant economic growth and a significant reduction in poverty and inequality – the proportion of Latin American youth who are ninis fell only marginally, and the absolute number of young people in this condition actually increased. ... See More +

Working Paper 102788 JAN 15, 2016

Maternal and child health inequalities in Ethiopia (English)

Recent surveys show considerable progress in maternal and child health in Ethiopia. The improvement has been in health outcomes and health services coverage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7508 DEC 09, 2015

Ambel,Alemayehu A.; Andrews,Colin; Bakilana,Anne Margreth; Foster,Elizabeth; Khan,Qaiser M.; Wang,Huihui

Ethiopia - Health equity : reaching the bottom 40 percent - maternal and child health inequalities in Ethiopia (English)

Recent surveys show considerable progress in maternal and child health in Ethiopia. The improvement has been in health outcomes and health services coverage. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS16099 DEC 01, 2015

Berhane,Adiam

Impact evaluation baseline report : fertility and family planning (English)

The government of The Gambia is implementing the Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project (MCNHRP) to increase the use of community nutrition and primary maternal and child health services. ... See More +

Brief 101503 DEC 01, 2015

Ferguson, Laura; Hasan,Rifat; Nicholson, Alexandra

Trends in maternal mortality : 1990 to 2015 - estimates by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, the World Bank Group, and the United Nations population division (Vol. 2) : final report (English)

In 2000, the United Nations (UN) Member States pledged to work towards a series of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), including the target of a three-quarters reduction in the 1990 maternal mortality ratio (MMR; maternal deaths per 100 000 live births), to be achieved by 2015. ... See More +

Working Paper 100949 DEC 01, 2015

Women’s police stations and domestic violence : evidence from Brazil (English)

Although women’s police centers have been gaining popularity as a measure to address domestic violence, to date no quantitative evaluations of their impacts on the incidence of domestic violence or any other manifestations of gender equality have been done. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7497 NOV 17, 2015

Perova,Elizaveta; Reynolds,Sarah

Feasible, efficient and necessary, without exception : working with sex workers interrupts HIV and STI transmission and brings treatment to many in need (English)

Experience and emerging research from Africa reaffirms unprotected sex work to be a key driver of sexual transmission in different contexts and regardless of stage or classification of HIV epidemic. ... See More +

Journal Article 102453 OCT 21, 2015

Richard Steen; Wheeler,Tisha; Prestidge,Marelize; Mziray,Elizabeth; Gina Dallabetta

Liberia - Youth Opportunities Project (English)

The objectives of the Youth Opportunities Project for Liberia are to improve access to income generation opportunities for targeted youth and strengthen the government's capacity to implement its cash transfer program. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1159 OCT 15, 2015

Statement by Kanayo Nwanze at the 92nd meeting of the Development Committee held on October 10, 2015 (English)

This is a statement by Kanayo Nwanze, President at the ninety second meeting of the Development Committee held on October 10, 2015. Just a few weeks ago, world leaders adopted a bold and exciting new agenda for development that promises nothing less than to end poverty, inequality, hunger and under nutrition by 2030, while also tackling the issue of climate change. ... See More +

Board Report 100160 OCT 10, 2015

Nwanze, Kanayo

Toward solutions for youth employment : a 2015 baseline report (Vol. 2) : Summary (English)

Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) were launched in October 2014 as a multi-stakeholder coalition to positively disrupt the youth employment landscape. ... See More +

Working Paper 101548 OCT 01, 2015

Hobson,Matthew Liam; Goldin,Nicole Renee; Lopez,Ana Veronica; Gonzalez, Susana Puerto; Glick,Peter J.; Mejia Gonzalez,Nelly Josefina; Perez-Arce, Francisco

Toward solutions for youth employment : a 2015 baseline report : Overview (English)

Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) were launched in October 2014 as a multi-stakeholder coalition to positively disrupt the youth employment landscape. ... See More +

Working Paper 101548 OCT 01, 2015

Hobson,Matthew Liam; Goldin,Nicole Renee; Lopez,Ana Veronica; Gonzalez, Susana Puerto; Glick,Peter J.; Mejia Gonzalez,Nelly Josefina; Perez-Arce, Francisco

Youth out of school and out of work in Latin America : a cohort approach (English)

This paper examines the phenomena of high rates of youth that are out of school and out of work in Latin America. The analysis pursues a dynamic approach by constructing a pseudo-panel from 234 household surveys for 18 countries in the region that allow tracing the life cycle trajectories of different cohorts over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7421 SEP 28, 2015

Székely,Miguel; Karver,Jonathan George

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Idle youth in Mexico : trapped between the war on drugs and economic crisis (English)
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FEB 04, 2016 WPS7558 Policy Research Working Paper
Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities - P151831 (English)
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FEB 04, 2016 PIDA56830 Project Information Document
Kenya - Can the private sector help train youth for jobs? (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103114 Brief
Delivering the millennium development goals to reduce maternal and child mortality : a systematic review of impact evaluation evidence (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103202 Working Paper
Out of school and out of work: a diagnostic of ninis in Latin America (English)
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JAN 28, 2016 WPS7548 Policy Research Working Paper
Following Mexican youth : a short-run study of time use decisions (English)
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JAN 18, 2016 WPS7534 Policy Research Working Paper
Out of school and out of work : risk and opportunities for Latin America’s ninis (English)
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JAN 15, 2016 99447 Publication Spanish
Ninis in Uruguay (English)
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JAN 15, 2016 102789 Working Paper
Youth out of school and out of work in Brazil (English)
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JAN 15, 2016 102788 Working Paper
Maternal and child health inequalities in Ethiopia (English)
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DEC 09, 2015 WPS7508 Policy Research Working Paper
Ethiopia - Health equity : reaching the bottom 40 percent - maternal and child health inequalities in Ethiopia (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 AUS16099 Working Paper
Impact evaluation baseline report : fertility and family planning (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 101503 Brief
Trends in maternal mortality : 1990 to 2015 - estimates by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, the World Bank Group, and the United Nations population division (Vol. 2) : final report (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 100949 Working Paper
Women’s police stations and domestic violence : evidence from Brazil (English)
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NOV 17, 2015 WPS7497 Policy Research Working Paper
Feasible, efficient and necessary, without exception : working with sex workers interrupts HIV and STI transmission and brings treatment to many in need (English)
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OCT 21, 2015 102453 Journal Article
Liberia - Youth Opportunities Project (English)
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OCT 15, 2015 PAD1159 Project Appraisal Document
Statement by Kanayo Nwanze at the 92nd meeting of the Development Committee held on October 10, 2015 (English)
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OCT 10, 2015 100160 Board Report
Toward solutions for youth employment : a 2015 baseline report (Vol. 2) : Summary (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 101548 Working Paper
Toward solutions for youth employment : a 2015 baseline report : Overview (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 101548 Working Paper
Youth out of school and out of work in Latin America : a cohort approach (English)
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SEP 28, 2015 WPS7421 Policy Research Working Paper