The Reduction of Child Mortality in the Middle East and North Africa : A Success Story

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Iqbal, Farrukh
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Kiendrebeogo, Youssouf
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2014-10-02T19:58:32Z
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2014-10-02T19:58:32Z
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2014-09
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2021-04-23T14:03:55Z
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Although child mortality rates have declined all across the developing world over the past 40 years, they have declined the most in the Middle East and North Africa region. This paper documents this remarkable experience and shows that it is broad based in the sense that all countries in the Middle East and North Africa experienced significant declines in child mortality over this period and each country did better than most of its comparators. In looking for the sources of the region s performance edge, the paper confirms the importance of such determinants of child mortality as income growth, education stock, public spending on health, urbanization, and food sufficiency. In addition, the paper establishes that the initial level of mortality has a substantial influence on the pace of subsequent child mortality decline. Of these factors, food sufficiency status is found to contribute to the region s performance edge over all developing regions, while the other factors are found to matter to varying degrees in selected pairwise regional comparisons.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/09/20174120/reduction-child-mortality-middle-east-north-africa-success-story
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/20337
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English
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en_US
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World Bank Group, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 7023
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ACCESS TO FOOD
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ACCESS TO HEALTH FACILITIES
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BABY
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BASIC HEALTH
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BASIC HEALTH CARE
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BREASTFEEDING
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CARE PROVISION
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CHANCE OF SURVIVAL
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CHILD HEALTH
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CHILD MORTALITY
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CHILD MORTALITY RATE
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CHILD MORTALITY RATES
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CHILD SURVIVAL
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DEATHS OF CHILDREN
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DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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DEVELOPING REGIONS
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DEVELOPMENT POLICY
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DISSEMINATION
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
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FEMALE EDUCATION
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FOOD CONSUMPTION
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FOOD DEFICIT
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FOOD INTAKE
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HEALTH CARE
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HEALTH FACILITIES
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HEALTH FACILITY
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HEALTH INTERVENTIONS
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HEALTH OUTCOMES
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HEALTH SYSTEMS
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HIGH CHILD MORTALITY
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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
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HUMAN RIGHT
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INCOME GROWTH
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INFANT
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INFANT MORTALITY
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INFANTS
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LEVEL OF MORTALITY
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LEVELS OF INFANT
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LEVELS OF MORTALITY
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LIVE BIRTHS
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MEDICAL SERVICES
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MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL
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MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
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MORTALITY DECLINE
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MORTALITY LEVELS
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MORTALITY RATE
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MORTALITY REDUCTION
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NUMBER OF DEATHS
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NUTRITION
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POLICY DISCUSSIONS
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POLICY RESEARCH
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POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER
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POVERTY REDUCTION
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PROGRESS
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PUBLIC HEALTH
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REGIONAL AVERAGES
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REGIONAL DATA
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REGIONAL DUMMIES
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REGIONAL DUMMY
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REGIONAL PERFORMANCE
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REGIONAL SAMPLE
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RESPECT
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RURAL SETTINGS
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SANITATION
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SCHOOLING
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SOCIAL SCIENCE
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URBAN POPULATION
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URBANIZATION
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VIRGIN
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WELLNESS
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The Reduction of Child Mortality in the Middle East and North Africa : A Success Story
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2014-09-30
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/09/20174120/reduction-child-mortality-middle-east-north-africa-success-story
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Health, Nutrition, and Population
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Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-7023
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000158349_20140904134808
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20174120
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WPS7023
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/09/04/000158349_20140904134808/Rendered/PDF/WPS7023.pdf
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Middle East and North Africa
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North Africa
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Middle East
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Health Monitoring and Evaluation
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Early Child and Children's Health
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Regional Economic Development
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Population Policies
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Adolescent Health
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Off of Sr VP Dev Econ/Chief Econ (DECVP)
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