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  1. Library Resource
    September, 2014
    Sierra Leone

    This report presents an analysis of
    the Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs and policies
    which affect young children in Sierra Leone. This report is
    part of a series of reports prepared by the World Bank using
    the SABER-ECD framework. The country report includes
    analysis of early learning, health, nutrition and social and
    child protection policies and interventions in Sierra Leone,
    along with regional and international comparisons. The

  2. Library Resource
    April, 2014

    Indian remains one of the countries
    wherein a lot of efforts are still required to eliminate the
    practice of open defecation. In rural areas, open defecation
    though reduced in scale continues to be a socially and
    culturally accepted traditional behavior largely. Low
    awareness of the potential health and economic benefits of
    better sanitation and hygiene practices, perception of high
    costs of having a toilet, the perceived convenience of open

  3. Library Resource
    May, 2014

    Island courts have been in operation in
    Vanuatu since 1984. Official documents have hitherto
    provided little information on their practical operations or
    utility, and our preliminary research in 2010 found that not
    much was known at the state governance level about their
    real circumstances. In 2011, we conducted fieldwork research
    on five islands, Efate, Santo, Malekula, Epi, and Tanna, to
    provide better information on the practical operations of

  4. Library Resource
    April, 2014

    Indonesia's Program Nasional
    Pemberdayaan Masyarakat (PNPM) is the largest Community
    Driven Development (CDD) program in the world covering all
    urban wards (PNPM-Urban) and rural villages (PNPM-Rural) in
    Indonesia. This policy note summarizes a comprehensive
    process evaluation of the PNPM-Urban program which has been
    carried by the Research and Development (RAND) corporation
    in collaboration with survey meter, as well as a rapid

  5. Library Resource
    February, 2014
    Guinea, Papua New Guinea

    Despite global gender equality gains in
    education, life expectancy, and labor force participation,
    two areas of persistent inequality remain: asset gaps and
    women's agency. In many developing countries, including
    Papua New Guinea (PNG), land and natural resources are
    citizens' key assets. This briefing note, centered on
    field research in north fly district explores the process of
    negotiation and the progress in implementation of the

  6. Library Resource
    February, 2014

    Good jobs bring gains for women themselves, as well as for their families, businesses, and communities. They boost self-esteem and pull households out of poverty. Yet gender disparities persist in the world of work. Closing these gaps, while working to expand job growth more broadly, is a prerequisite for ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. Gender equality in the world of work is a win-win on many fronts. There is a large and growing body of evidence that demonstrates both the business and the development case.

  7. Library Resource
    December, 2014
    Latin America and the Caribbean

    Delivering on results is a key to
    achieving our Latin America and Caribbean strategy. This
    publication presents some of the recent results achieved by
    the World Bank Group, our clients, and our partners in the
    Latin America and Caribbean Region. The stories reflect our
    effort to help clients solve their development challenges
    quickly and effectively by providing a suite of financing,
    advisory and convening services. This is a way to

  8. Library Resource
    September, 2014

    The Government of Ceará has asked for
    the Bank s support in implementing its multi-year plan
    (Plano Plurianual or PPA) for 2012-15. The objectives of the
    Plan are to promote equitable social development,
    sustainable economic development and to contribute to the
    emergence of a more efficient and participatory public
    sector.The activities to be supported have been chosen on
    the basis of the importance to these goals, the state s

  9. Library Resource
    January, 2014

    The report starts with background on the
    history, scope, and character of displacement in Georgia.
    Although there is a lack of comprehensive data on Georgian
    internally displaced persons, or IDPs' living
    conditions and livelihood status, this section collates what
    information exists. Part two defines livelihood support,
    maps out the sector as currently implemented in Georgia, and
    describes the types of activities in place to boost IDP

  10. Library Resource
    December, 2014

    Development and humanitarian actors
    currently engaged in Somalia face the challenge of
    delivering assistance in such a way that it is supportive of
    peace and state building, addresses the acute vulnerability,
    and dependence of large shares of the population while
    operating in a still insecure and changing environment.
    Forced displacement is a key feature of the current
    political economy context of Somalia. The necessity of

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