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South Asia gender initiative newsletter (English)

The report finds that nutrition interventions rarely target adolescent girls, fathers, or elderly women. The report stresses that gender inclusive nutrition programs will ideally increase: (1) women's household autonomy; (2) household support for the woman and her own and her children's nutrition; (3) community support for the woman and her own and her children's nutrition; and include (4) help for adolescent girls. ... See More +

Newsletter 86387 APR 01, 2014

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

South Asia gender initiative newsletter (English)

This South Asia gender initiative newsletter includes the following headings: gender-based violence in South Asia; harnessing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to end violence against women in Nepal; technical and financial support to address gender based violence; and the promise of expanding one-stop crisis centers in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Newsletter 86041 MAR 04, 2014

Why are adult women missing ? son preference and maternal survival in India (English)

This paper is the first to show that excess mortality among adult women can be partly explained by strong preference for male children, the same cultural norm widely known to cause excess mortality before birth or at young ages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6802 MAR 01, 2014

Milazzo, Annamaria

HIV testing, behavior change, and the transition to adulthood in Malawi (English)

For young adults living in countries with AIDS epidemics, getting an HIV test may influence near-term decisions, such as when to leave school, when to marry, and when to have a first child. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6825 MAR 01, 2014

Beegle, Kathleen; Poulin, Michelle; Shapira, Gil

Armenia - Promoting Youth Inclusion Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 86100 FEB 06, 2014

Impact of intermittent screening and treatment for malaria among school children in Kenya : a cluster randomized trial (English)

This paper investigates the effects of intermittent screening and treatment of malaria on the health and education of school children in an area of low-to-moderate malaria transmission. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6791 FEB 01, 2014

Halliday, Katherine E.; Okello, George; Turner, Elizabeth L.; Njagi, Kiambo; Mcharo, Carlos; Kengo, Juddy; Allen, Elizabeth; Dubeck, Margaret M.; Jukes, Matthew C.H.; Brooker, Simon J.

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 ? (Vol. 1 of 1 ) (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

Coping with risk : the effects of shocks on reproductive health and transactional sex in rural Tanzania (English)

Transactional sex is believed to be an important risk-coping mechanism for women in Sub-Saharan Africa and a leading contributor to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6751 JAN 01, 2014

de Walque, Damien; Dow, William H.; Gong, Erick

Involving men in reproductive and fertility issues : insights from Punjab (English)

Drawing on three sources, a 2013 qualitative study in four districts of Punjab province; a targeted analysis of the baseline and end line surveys of the Family Advancement for Life and Health (FALAH 2007-2012) project; and the Pakistan Demographic Health Survey (PDHS) of 1990-1991 and of 2006-2007, this study explores Pakistani (especially Punjabi) couples' dynamics during their decision processes on fertility intentions and practices, along with community perceptions of male-focused interventions as well as men's suggestions for future intervention strategies. ... See More +

Working Paper 85062 JAN 01, 2014

Kamran, Iram; Khan, Mumraiz; Tasneem, Zeba

Philippines - Second Women's Health and Safe Motherhood Project (English)

The Second Women's Health and Safe Motherhood Project for Philippines had an overall moderately satisfactory outcome, with the performances of the Bank and the borrower being deemed moderately satisfactory as well. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2876 DEC 20, 2013

Promoting healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

This report contributes to the design and implementation of policies that promote healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), thus effectively preventing premature mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the region. ... See More +

Publication 83277 DEC 05, 2013

Bonilla-Chacin, Maria Eugenia [editor]

Jordan - Second Education Reform for the Knowledge Economy Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 83091 NOV 27, 2013

Engaging men and boys in advancing women's agency : where we stand and new directions (English)

Despite advances in gender equality, women and girls still face disadvantages and limits on their agency. Men and boys can be key stakeholders and allies to increase women's agency. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 82534 NOV 01, 2013

Fleming, Paul J.; Barker, Gary; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Morton, Matthew

Estimating the association between women’s earning’s and partner violence : evidence from the 2008-2009 Tanzania national panel survey (English)

The aim of this study is to explore the relationship between women's labor market outcomes and partner violence among Tanzanian women, and to estimate the difference in women's weekly earnings between women who have been abused and women who have not. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 82535 NOV 01, 2013

Seema Vyas

Intimate partner violence : economic costs and implications for growth and development (English)

Violence against women, recognized globally as a fundamental human rights violation, is widely prevalent across high-, middle-, and low-income countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 82532 NOV 01, 2013

Duvvury, Nata; Callan, Aoife; Carney, Patrick; Raghavendra, Srinivas

Sexual and gender based violence : a strategic review (English)

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is the most prevalent form of gender inequality. More than one third of the women in the world have experienced some form of gender based violence. ... See More +

Other Social Protection Study 83209 NOV 01, 2013

Statement by Ms. Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF : 88th meeting of the Development Committee (English)

This is a statement by Ms. Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF, at the eighty-eighth meeting of the Development Committe held on October 12, 2013. ... See More +

Board Report 81894 OCT 12, 2013

Gupta, Geeta Rao

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South Asia gender initiative newsletter (English)
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APR 01, 2014 86387 Newsletter
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
South Asia gender initiative newsletter (English)
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MAR 04, 2014 86041 Newsletter
Why are adult women missing ? son preference and maternal survival in India (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6802 Policy Research Working Paper
HIV testing, behavior change, and the transition to adulthood in Malawi (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6825 Policy Research Working Paper
Armenia - Promoting Youth Inclusion Project (English)
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FEB 06, 2014 86100 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Impact of intermittent screening and treatment for malaria among school children in Kenya : a cluster randomized trial (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6791 Policy Research Working Paper
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 ? (Vol. 1 of 1 ) (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6741 Policy Research Working Paper
Coping with risk : the effects of shocks on reproductive health and transactional sex in rural Tanzania (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6751 Policy Research Working Paper
Involving men in reproductive and fertility issues : insights from Punjab (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 85062 Working Paper
Philippines - Second Women's Health and Safe Motherhood Project (English)
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DEC 20, 2013 ICR2876 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Promoting healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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DEC 05, 2013 83277 Publication
Jordan - Second Education Reform for the Knowledge Economy Project : procurement plan (English)
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NOV 27, 2013 83091 Procurement Plan
Engaging men and boys in advancing women's agency : where we stand and new directions (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 82534 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Estimating the association between women’s earning’s and partner violence : evidence from the 2008-2009 Tanzania national panel survey (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 82535 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Intimate partner violence : economic costs and implications for growth and development (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 82532 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Sexual and gender based violence : a strategic review (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 83209 Other Social Protection Study
Statement by Ms. Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF : 88th meeting of the Development Committee (English)
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OCT 12, 2013 81894 Board Report