Publication: Adolescent Health and Development (AHD) : A Resource Guide for World Bank Operations Staff and Government Counterparts

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Rosen, James E.
This resource guide begins with an overview of AHD issues, laying out the case for governments to direct attention and resources to AHD. It discusses good practices to improve a range of youth health outcomes. The next section focuses on the relationship between poverty and young people's health and outlines strategies to provide health services to poor youth. The final section of the guide examines the current efforts of the World Bank to promote AHD. Technical appendixes provide further examples and concrete information for use in project design and analysis. More information will be found on the Bank's AHD website, which is currently under development. The guide supports the effort to better integrate adolescent health and development (AHD) concerns into the analytic and lending work of the World Bank. It also has been created to give Bank staff members essential information with which to engage their counterparts in policy dialogue on AHD and to advocate for greater government attention to the needs of youth. Increasing the effectiveness of Bank efforts directed at AHD will help the Bank to improve the health and well-being of youth in developing countries. The main audience for the guide is Bank operations staff members and government counterparts associated with poverty reduction strategies and human development sector projects. External Bank partners and other organizations interested in youth may also find the guide useful.
Rosen, James E.. 2004. Adolescent Health and Development (AHD) : A Resource Guide for World Bank Operations Staff and Government Counterparts. HNP discussion paper;. © World Bank, Washington, DC. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.
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