Class Action: Improving School Performance in the Developing World Through Better Health and Nutrition

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World Bank Publications, Jan 1, 1996 - Education - 54 pages
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World Bank Discussion Paper No. 346. Assesses the findings from firm-level surveys conducted in seven countries--Burundi, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe--that covered a wide range of issues, including entrepreneurship, labor markets, technological capabilities, financial markets, infrastructure, regulation, and conflict resolution mechanisms. The paper also looks at Africa's competitive position in world markets and constraints on its exports.
 

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Page 54 - Enriching lives: Overcoming vitamin and mineral malnutrition in developing countries. Washington, DC: World Bank.
Page 5 - Indies for whipworm infection, without nutritional supplements or improvements in education, improved the children's learning capacity to the point that their test scores matched those of children who were uninfected (Bundy and others 1990).
Page 56 - Unshackling the Private Sector: A Latin American Story The Uruguay Round: Widening and Deepening the World Trading System...
Page 10 - Children who are hungry have more difficulty concentrating and performing complex tasks, even if they are otherwise well nourished. In Canada a study of the effect of missing breakfast (short-term hunger) among low-income children found that "low-achieving" children ate breakfast less regularly than did "high-performing" children from similar home environments (Houde-Nadeau and Hunter nd).
Page 30 - When people have such skills, they are more likely to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Page 28 - Environment The school environment may damage the health and nutritional status of schoolchildren if it increases their exposure to hazards such as infectious diseases carried by the water supply.
Page 1 - Clinical trials show a critical link between learning and schoolchildren's health and nutrition, suggesting a substantial potential gain in educational effectiveness from improving children's nutrition and health.
Page 12 - Republic up to 25 percent of children dropped out of school during a period without a school feeding program; the effect was greatest in rural areas and for girls (King 1990).

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