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Advancing Child-Sensitive Social Protection

Advancing Child-Sensitive Social Protection PDF file

August 2009

Joint Statement on Child-Sensitive Social Protection by DFID, HelpAge International, Hope & Homes for Children, Institute of Development Studies, International Labour Organization, Overseas Development Institute, Save the Children UK, UNDP, UNICEF and the World Bank.

Early Childhood Education: Program Evaluation Package

Early Childhood Education: Program Evaluation PackageLink to another World Bank page

July 2009 | Report Number: 49242

Designed to respond to needs for assessment of the quality of the system, specifically for the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) program which delivers ECE through a pre-school center referred to as Anganwadi. However, it can be adapted for other programs as well.

Moving Towards an Outcomes-Oriented Approach to Nutrition Program Monitoring: the India ICDS Program

Moving Towards an Outcomes-Oriented Approach to Nutrition Program Monitoring: the India ICDS ProgramLink to another World Bank page

By Saroj K. Adhikari
June 2009 | Report Number: 49483

Focusing on the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), India's largest nutrition and early child development program, this paper describes the political, organizational, and technical challenges in building and sustaining an outcomes-oriented approach to nutrition program monitoring.

Youth Investments in the World Bank Portfolio

Youth Investments in the World Bank Portfolio PDF file

By Amina Semlali, Teresa Osicka
June 2009

Provides a summary of World Bank projects targeting youth during Fiscal Years 1995-2007 (FY95-07) and identifies trends in lending and grants in terms of loan amounts, the number of projects, sectoral emphasis, and regional distribution.

Examining Early Child Development in Low-Income Countries: A Toolkit for the Assessment of Children in the First Five Years of Life

Examining Early Child Development in Low-Income Countries: A Toolkit for the Assessment of Children in the First Five Years of Life PDF file

By Lia C. H. Fernald, Patricia Kariger, Patrice Engle, Abbie Raikes
April 2009

The toolkit aims to: (i) provide an overview of issues affecting early development and its measurement; (ii) discuss the types of tests typically used with children under five years; (iii) provide guidelines for selecting and adapting tests for use in developing countries, and (iv) make recommendations for planning successful assessment strategies.

Argentine Youth - An Untapped Potential

Argentine Youth: An Untapped PotentialLink to another World Bank page

March 2009 | Report Number: 48460 | ISBN: 978-0-8213-7924-0

Argentina's youth cohort is the country's largest ever, and 46 percent of the youth are at some form of risk today. This report applies the framework of the WDR 2007 and examines the five life-changing transitions that all youth confront: leaving school and continuing to learn, starting to work, developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, forming a family, and exercising citizenship.

Supplementing Nutrition in the Early Years: The Role of Early Childhood Stimulation to Maximize Nutritional Inputs

Supplementing Nutrition in the Early Years: The Role of Early Childhood Stimulation to Maximize Nutritional Inputs PDF file

By Sophie Naudeau
March 2009

This note presents the evidence on the role that simple early childhood stimulation inputs can play when they accompany nutrition inputs, and how the joint intervention is crucial to the development of young children. This note also provides examples of how early childhood stimulation can easily be integrated into current policies and programs at relatively low marginal costs.

Youth Employment in Sierra Leone

Youth Employment in Sierra Leone: sustainable livelihood opportunities in a post-conflict settingLink to another World Bank page

By Pia Peeters, Wendy Cunningham, Gayatri Acharya, Arvil Van Adams
February 2009 | Report Number: 47609 | ISBN: 0-8213-7822-8
Download available for Staff Only

Assesses the challenges and options for improving sustainable livelihood opportunities for youth in post-conflict Sierra Leone by analyzing the supply and demand sides of the labor market.

Cover: Measuring the Impact of Youth Voluntary Service Programs

Measuring the Impact of Youth Voluntary Service Programs - Summary and Conclusions of the International Experts' Meeting PDF file

By Minna Mattero, Charmagne Campbell-Patton
February 2009

Captures the presentations and discussion that took place in the meeting while also providing more general information about evaluating youth service programs. It is intended as a learning tool for organizations that are planning on evaluating their youth projects by providing information about the options and challenges related to impact evaluations. More »

Youth at Risk in Latin America and the Caribbean: Understanding the Causes, Realizing the Potential

The Promise of Youth: Policy for Youth at-Risk in Latin America and the CaribbeanLink to another World Bank page

By Wendy Cunningham, Linda McGinnis, Rodrigo García Verdu, Cornelia Tesliuc, Dorte Verner
2008 | Report Number: 44823 | ISBN: 978-0-8213-7520-4
Executive Summary: in English and in Spanish "Juventud en Riesgo en América Latina y el Caribe - Entendiendo las Causas, Realizando su Potencial"

Identifies the extent of and causes of risky-behavior by youth and presents a concrete set of policies and interventions to address key challenges facing youth at risk in the region.

Financing Early Childhood Development - A look at international evidence and its lessons

Financing Early Childhood Development - A look at international evidence and its lessons PDF file

By Rebekka Grun
December 2008

There is a variety of options to finance pre-school provision. Financing models differ in the extent to which they fund via the supply (premises, staff) side or the demand (parent) side, and according to the role which public, private and voluntary sector partners play in delivery and funding. This note will study the real cases of five quite distinct financing models, which range from pure public supply side funding to pure demand side funding, and are present in France, Sweden, the USA, England and New Zealand.

Skills Development in India: The Vocational Education and Training System

Skills Development in India: The Vocational Education and Training SystemLink to another World Bank page

2008 | Report Number: 42315

Provides an overview of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system in India and recommendations for change.

Youth Employment in Sierra Leone

Africa Development Indicators 2008/09: Youth and Employment in AfricaLink to another World Bank page

December 2008 | Report Number: 46951 | ISBN: 978-0-8213-7787-1
Also available in Portuguese and French

Argues for the need of an integrated approach should governments want to tackle youth employment issues in a sustainable manner.


Last updated: 2009-12-16




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