These are journal articles by World Bank authors published externally.

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  • Success and Failure of Reform 

    Rozelle, Scott; Swinnen, Johan F.M. (American Economic Association, 2004-06)
    The paper analyzes the linkages between the reform strategies in transition countries and economic performance. We focus on agriculture because of the sharpness of the policy changes, fundamental differences among ...
  • Financial Incentives to Improve Progression through the HIV Treatment Cascade 

    Bassett, Ingrid V.; Wilson, David; Taaffe, Jessica; Freedberg, Kenneth A. (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2015-11)
    Concepts from behavioral economics may help improve engagement in HIV care by addressing upstream structural risk factors for HIV, such as poverty, or providing conditional rewards for immediate, measurable outcomes related ...
  • Health-System Reform and Universal Health Coverage in Latin America 

    Atun, Rifat; Monteiro de Andrade, Luiz Odorico; Almeida, Gisele; Cotlear, Daniel; Dmytraczenko, T (Elsevier, 2015)
    Starting in the late 1980s, many Latin American countries began social sector reforms to alleviate poverty, reduce socioeconomic inequalities, improve health outcomes, and provide financial risk protection. In particular, ...
  • Economic Impacts of Child Marriage 

    Parsons, Jennifer; Edmeades, Jeffrey; Kes, Aslihan; Petroni, Suzanne; Sexton, Maggie; Wodon, Quentin (Taylor and Francis, 2015-10-23)
    Child marriage is a widespread violation of human rights. It is an impediment to social and economic development, and it is rooted in gender inequality. The low value placed on girls and women perpetuates the act and ...
  • Family Law Reform, Gender Equality, and Underage Marriage 

    Prettitore, Paul Scott (Taylor and Francis, 2015-10-23)
    Family codes in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region cover issues of personal status, which include marriage, divorce, child custody and support, alimony, and inheritance. In terms of marriage, codes usually cover ...
  • Sources of Volatility during Four Oil Price Crashes 

    Baffes, John; Kshirsagar, Varun (Taylor and Francis, 2015-09-12)
    Previous sharp oil price declines have been accompanied by elevated ex-post volatility. In contrast, volatility was much less elevated during the oil price crash in 2014/15. We provide evidence that oil prices declined in ...
  • Success Factors for Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality 

    Kuruvilla, Shyama; Schweitzer, Julian; Bishai, David; Chowdhury, Sadia; Caramani, Daniele (World Health Organization, 2014-07)
    Reducing maternal and child mortality is a priority in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and will likely remain so after 2015. Evidence exists on the investments, interventions and enabling policies required. Less ...
  • A New Scenario Framework for Climate Change Research 

    O’Neill, Brian C.; Kriegler, Elmar; Riahi, Keywan; Ebi, Kristie L.; Hallegatte, Stephane (Springer, 2014-02)
    The new scenario framework for climate change research envisions combining pathways of future radiative forcing and their associated climate changes with alternative pathways of socioeconomic development in order to carry ...
  • Performance of a Receptive Language Test among Young Children in Madagascar 

    Weber, Ann M.; Fernald, Lia C. H.; Galasso, Emanuela; Ratsifandrihamanana, Lisy (Public Library of Science, 2015-04-01)
    Language tests developed and validated in one country may lose their desired properties when translated for use in another, possibly resulting in misleading estimates of ability. Using Item Response Theory (IRT) methodology, ...
  • Understanding Interpretations of and Responses to Childhood Fever in the Chikhwawa District of Malawi 

    Ewing, Victoria L.; Tolhurst, Rachel; Kapinda, Andrew; SanJoaquin, Miguel; Terlouw, Dianne J.; Richards, Esther; Lalloo, David G. (Public Library of Science, 2015-06-18)
    Universal access to, and community uptake of malaria prevention and treatment strategies are critical to achieving current targets for malaria reduction. Each step in the treatment-seeking pathway must be considered in ...
  • Industry Speed Bumps on Local Tobacco Control in Japan? 

    Yamada, Keiko; Mori, Nagisa; Kashiwabara, Mina; Yasuda, Sakiko; Horie, Rumi; Yamato, Hiroshi; Garçon, Loic; Armada, Francisco (Japan Epidemiological Association, 2015)
    Despite being a signatory since 2004, Japan has not yet fully implemented Article 8 of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control regarding 100% protection against exposure to second-hand smoke ...
  • HIV Among People Who Inject Drugs in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia 

    Jolley, Emma; Rhodes, Tim; Platt, Lucy; Hope, Vivian; Latypov, Alisher; Donoghoe, Martin; Wilson, David (BMJ Publishing Group, 2012-10-18)
    HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID) is a major public health concern in Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia. HIV transmission in this group is growing and over 27 000 HIV cases were diagnosed among PWID in ...
  • Incentivising Safe Sex 

    de Walque, Damien; Dow, William H.; Nathan, Rose; Abdul, Ramadhani; Abilahi, Faraji; Gong, Erick; Isdahl, Zachary; Jamison, Julian; Jullu, Boniphace; Krishnan, Suneeta; Majura, Albert; Miguel, Edward; Moncada, Jeanne; Mtenga, Sally; Mwanyangala, Mathew Alexander; Packel, Laura; Schachter, Julius; Shirima, Kizito; Medlin, Carol A. (BMJ Publishing Group, 2012-02-08)
    The authors evaluated the use of conditional cash transfers as an HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention strategy to incentivise safe sex. Conditional cash transfers used to incentivise safer sexual practices ...
  • Factors Mediating HIV Risk among Female Sex Workers in Europe 

    Platt, Lucy; Jolley, Emma; Rhodes, Tim; Hope, Vivian; Latypov, Alisher; Reynolds, Lucy; Wilson, David (BMJ Publishing Group, 2013-07-24)
    We reviewed the epidemiology of HIV and selected sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among female sex workers (FSWs) in WHO-defined Europe. There were three objectives: (1) to assess the prevalence of HIV and STIs ...
  • Community Perceptions on Malaria and Care-Seeking Practices in Endemic Indian Settings 

    Das, Ashis; Das Gupta, R.K.; Friedman, Jed; Pradhan, Madan M.; Mohapatra, Charu C. (BioMed Central, 2013-01-29)
    The focus of India’s National Malaria Programme witnessed a paradigm shift recently from health facility to community-based approaches. The current thrust is on diagnosing and treating malaria by community health workers ...
  • Strengthening Malaria Service Delivery through Supportive Supervision and Community Mobilization in an Endemic Indian Setting 

    Das, Ashis; Friedman, Jed; Kandpal, Eeshani; Ramana, Gandham N.V.; Das Gupta, Rudra Kumar; Pradhan, Madan M.; Govindaraj, Ramesh (BioMed Central, 2014-12-08)
    alaria continues to be a prominent global public health challenge. This study tested the effectiveness of two service delivery models for reducing the malaria burden, e.g. supportive supervision of community health workers ...
  • Evaluation of the Impact of a Mobile Health System on Adherence to Antenatal and Postnatal Care and Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Programs in Kenya 

    Mushamiri, Ivy; Luo, Chibulu; Iiams-Hauser, Casey; Amor, Yanis Ben (BioMed Central, 2015-02-07)
    The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) implemented in Western Kenya a mobile Health tool that uses text messages to coordinate Community Health Worker (CHW) activities around antenatal care (ANC) and Prevention of Mother-to-Child ...
  • Current State and Trends of Access to Sanitation in Ethiopia and the Need to Revise Indicators to Monitor Progress in the Post-2015 Era 

    Beyene, Abebe; Hailu, Tamene; Faris, Kebede; Kloos, Helmut (BioMed Central, 2015-05-02)
    Investigating the current level and trends of access and identifying the underlying challenges to sanitation system development will be useful in determining directions developing countries are heading as they plan to ...
  • Open Skies over the Middle East 

    Cristea, Anca; Hillberry, Russell; Mattoo, Aaditya (Wiley, 2015-08-14)
    The dynamism of air traffic markets in the Middle East obscures the persistence of restrictions on international competition. But how important are such restrictions for passenger traffic? This paper uses detailed data on ...
  • Assessing Latin America’s Progress Toward Achieving Universal Health Coverage 

    Wagstaff, Adam; Dmytraczenko, Tania; Almeida, Gisele; Buisman, Leander R.; Eozenou, Patrick Hoang-Vu; Bredenkamp, Caryn; Cercone, James; Díaz, Yadira; Maceira, Daniel; Molina, Silvia; Mori Sarti, Flávia; Paraje, Guillermo; Ruiz, Fernando; Scott, John; Valdivia, Martin; Werneck, Heitor (Project HOPE, 2015-10)
    Two commonly used metrics for assessing progress toward universal health coverage involve assessing citizens’ rights to health care and counting the number of people who are in a financial protection scheme that safeguards ...

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