Power Calculations for Propensity Score Matching? - World Bank Blogs
Given, this, I think the steps in calculating sample sizes needed to achieve a given power in a propensity score matching design should be as follows: a) Figure out how much you know about the characteristics of the treatment group. For example, are individuals all drawn from particular geographic areas, do they all have income below a certain ...
Bangladeshi women are rising-onwards and upwards! - World Bank Blogs
Between 2003 to 2016, Bangladesh increased the female labor participation rate by 10 percent to 36 percent, thanks to the readymade garments (RMG) and livestock sectors. In fact, today over 70 percent of rural women are small-holder farmers and own poultry and other livestock. The Government’s successive Five Year Plans emphasized gender ...
How the war in Ukraine is reshaping world trade and investment
A new World Bank report -- The Impact of the War in Ukraine on Global Trade and Investment -- shows that world trade will drop by one percent, lowering global GDP by just under one percent. Manufacturing exporters such as Vietnam, Thailand, and Mexico see a sharp decline, especially in energy intensive sectors.
Public-Private Partnerships 2.0: Value for People and Value for Future
Value for People (VfP) refers to whether the net benefits directly linked to the particular project (economic, social, environmental and other broader benefits in the territory) are enough to compensate the actual financial burden that users and/or taxpayers will have to bear over the years. Value for Future (VfF) looks at whether the project ...
Using big data to change how teens perceive nutrition and health in ...
Using Quilt.AI’s Cultural AI tool, we analyzed text and images of 6,150 social media posts from adolescents between ages 13 and 18 in rural and urban Bangladesh. We found that while adolescents’ engagement on topics related to nutrition is currently low, with many showing higher affinity for junk food, there is slow but growing interest on ...
What do people mean when they talk about “transactional sex”?
Most relationships do have age and economic asymmetries between men and women (with the former being older and richer), but we are talking about, say, an 18 year-old girl and a 23-24 year-old guy. This is confirmed in our study in Malawi, where the average age gap between school-age girls and their sexual partners is 2-3 years, with variation ...
Water Access in the Philippines: Fixing the Institutions that Fix the Pipes
NWRB trained and accredited 78 experts who offered standard assistance to 115 utilities across the country, helping with business plans, operations manuals, operating license processes, and regulatory compliance. These experts fall under three categories: A ‘fixit’ who helps with technical evaluation to reduce water losses, lay more pipes.
Financial inclusion in Ethiopia: 10 takeaways from the latest Findex
The Global Findex database tracks how adults save, borrow, make payments, and manage risk. Here are 10 takeaways for Ethiopia from the newly released Global Findex. Double digit growth in account ownership. In 2017, the percentage of adults with an account rose to 35%, up from 22% in 2014. Account usage has improved as well.
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| 3 CI Confidence Interval COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 DHS Demographic and Health Survey ECDC European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control FCS Fragile and Conflict Afflicted Situations GDP Gross Domestic Products HFPS High Frequency Phone Survey NGO Non-Governmental Organization PNG Papua New Guinea Abbreviations This report was written by Kristen Himelein, James Carroll Waldersee ...
How is your life different from that of your parents? - World Bank Blogs
Perhaps you have a different kind of job than your parents had—maybe even one that didn’t exist when they were your age. Or perhaps, things have become more difficult for you, and you have concerns about your or your children’s future. Maybe you have fewer opportunities than your parents or grandparents did, or you see rising inequality ...