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Can Environmental Cash Transfers Reduce Deforestation and Improve Social Outcomes ? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Mexico’s National Program (2011-2014) (English)

Environmental conditional cash transfers, or "payments for ecosystem services" are a centerpiece of global efforts to protect biodiversity, safeguard watersheds, and mitigate climate change by reducing forest loss. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8707 JAN 17, 2019

Alix-Garcia,Jennifer M.; Sims,Katharine R. Emans; Orozco Olvera,Victor Hugo; Costica,Laura Elena; Fernandez Medina.Jorge David; Romo-Monroy,Sofia; Pagiola,Stefano P. Disclosed

Highway Politics in a Divided Government : Evidence from Mexico (English)

This paper combines local election results and geo-referenced road construction data over 1993-2012 to investigate political bias in road infrastructure investment in a democratic setting, focusing on the case of Mexico. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8710 JAN 17, 2019

Selod,Harris; Soumahoro,Souleymane Disclosed

Natural Resources and Total Factor Productivity Growth in Developing Countries : Testing A New Methodology (English)

Estimates of total factor productivity growth, a measure of increases in the efficiency of production, have traditionally been based on a two-factor model of labor and fixed capital. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8704 JAN 16, 2019

Hamilton,Kirk E.; Naikal,Esther G.; Lange,Glenn-Marie Disclosed

Machine Learning for Disaster Risk Management (English)

Evidence-driven disaster risk management (DRM) relies upon many different data types, information sources, and types of models to be effective. ... See More +

Working Paper 133787 JAN 16, 2019

Deparday,Vivien; Gevaert,Caroline Margaux; Molinario,Giuseppe Maria; Soden,Robert John; Balog-Way,Simone Andrea Breunig Disclosed

Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Urban Growth in Latin American Cities : An Analysis Using Nighttime Lights Imagery (English)

The impact of urban form on economic performance and quality of life has been extensively recognized. The studies on urban form have focused in developed countries; only a few cities in developing countries have been studied. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8702 JAN 15, 2019

Duque,Juan Carlos; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Patino,Jorge E.; Restrepo Cadavid,Paula; Velasquez,Wilson A. Disclosed

Impact of Drought on Poverty in Somalia (English)

Understanding the magnitude and importance of income shocks, such as drought or conflict, in causing and perpetuating poverty is critical to designing policies aimed at building resilience and contributing toward the goal of ending poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 133692 JAN 11, 2019

Pape,Utz Johann; Wollburg,Philip Randolph Disclosed

Institutional Fragmentation and Metropolitan Coordination in Latin American Cities : What Consequences for Productivity and Growth ? (English)

This paper provides empirical evidence on the impact of institutional fragmentation and metropolitan coordination on urban productivity in Latin American cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8696 JAN 10, 2019

Duque,Juan Carlos; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Patino,Jorge E.; Restrepo Cadavid,Paula Disclosed

Urban Form and Productivity : What Is the Shape of Latin American Cities ? (English)

This paper examines the linkages between urban form and city productivity, using alternative metrics for urban form and applying them to a comprehensive sample of Latin American cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8697 JAN 10, 2019

Duque,Juan Carlos; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Patino,Jorge E.; Restrepo Cadavid,Paula Disclosed

Impact of Drought on Poverty in Somalia (English)

Understanding the magnitude and importance of income shocks, such as drought or conflict, in causing and perpetuating poverty is critical to designing policies aimed at building resilience and contributing toward the goal of ending poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8698 JAN 10, 2019

Pape,Utz Johann; Wollburg,Philip Randolph Disclosed

Application of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol in the Zambezi River Basin (English)

The World Bank has been supporting a comprehensive program to strengthen cooperative management and development within the Zambezi River Basin. ... See More +

Working Paper 133625 JAN 10, 2019

Wishart,Marcus J.; Lyon,Kimberly Nicole; Nundwe,Cecil; Liden,Mats Johan Rikard Disclosed

Understanding the Geographical Distribution of Stunting in Tanzania : A Geospatial Analysis of the 2015-16 Demographic and Health Survey (English)

Tanzania is home to the third highest population of stunted children in Sub-Saharan Africa, with about 2.7 million children under the age of five failing to reach their full potential of growth attainment compared with the reference population as per the World Health Organization standards. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8688 JAN 03, 2019

Joseph,George; Gething,Peter William; Bhatt,Samir; Ayling,Sophie Charlotte Emi Disclosed

Building the Resilience of WSS Utilities to Climate Change and Other Threats : A Road Map (English)

Water supply and sanitation (WSS) utilities are expected to become increasingly susceptible to the expected impacts of climate change. WSS utility planners and engineers have dealt with natural climate variances and disaster planning as part of the design process for many years. ... See More +

Working Paper 133227 DEC 29, 2018

Bonzanigo,Laura; Rozenberg,Julie; Felter,Gregory Calner; Lempert,Robert J.; Reed,Patrick Michael Disclosed

Residential Piped Water in Uganda (English)

Publication 133114 DEC 19, 2018

Tsimpo Nkengne,Clarence; Wodon,Quentin T. Disclosed

Water and Sanitation in Uganda (English)

This study provides a basic diagnostic of access to safe water and sanitation in Uganda and their relationship with poverty. While the analysis is not meant to lead directly to policy recommendations, some of the findings are relevant for policy. ... See More +

Publication 133146 DEC 19, 2018

Tsimpo,Clarence (editor); Wodon,Quentin (editor) Disclosed

Catalyzing Solutions for Sustainable Cities (English)

GEF’s 2020 strategy emphasizes support for the transformational change needed to create environmental impacts on a broad scale; more specifically, it supports broad coalitions of committed stakeholders and focuses on scalable activities. ... See More +

Working Paper 132953 DEC 14, 2018

Global Platform for Sustainable Cities; World Bank Disclosed

Greenhouse Gas Accounting for Sustainable Land Management : Quick Guidance for Users (English)

Agriculture, and the patterns of land use change that are associated with it, have a high environmental footprint and contribute to climate change, as the sector accounts for about one-quarter of anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally. ... See More +

Working Paper 132769 DEC 06, 2018

Toudert, Anass; Braimoh,Ademola; Bernoux,Martial Michel Yoric; St-Louis, Maylina; Abdelmagied, Manar; Bockel,Louis; Ignaciuk, Adriana; Zhao,Yuxuan Disclosed

Carbon Accounting Tools for Sustainable Land Management (English)

Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector is unique among economic sectors because its mitigation potential derives from both an enhancement of removals of GHGs and a reduction of emissions through management of land and livestock. ... See More +

Working Paper 132767 DEC 06, 2018

Toudert, Anass; Braimoh,Ademola; Bernoux,Martial Michel Yoric; St-Louis, Maylina; Abdelmagied, Manar; Bockel,Louis; Ignaciuk, Adriana; Zhao,Yuxuan Disclosed

The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census : Multidimensional Welfare in Myanmar : Main Report (English)

This report analyzes welfare in Myanmar using a multidimensional approach, and focuses on examining whether people are unable to fulfil their basic needs in a variety of non-monetary dimensions. ... See More +

Working Paper 132481 DEC 01, 2018

Disclosed

Egypt – Enabling Private Investment and Commercial Financing in Infrastructure (Vol. 2) : Report (Arabic)

In 2016 the Government of Egypt (GoE) has embarked on an ambitious and much needed transition towards a better economic policy. While the macroeconomic stability and market confidence have been largely restored, the overall fiscal situation remains challenging. ... See More +

Working Paper 132784 DEC 01, 2018

Disclosed

Egypt – Enabling Private Investment and Commercial Financing in Infrastructure : Executive Summary (English)

In 2016 the Government of Egypt (GoE) has embarked on an ambitious and much needed transition towards a better economic policy. While the macroeconomic stability and market confidence have been largely restored, the overall fiscal situation remains challenging. ... See More +

Working Paper 132784 DEC 01, 2018

Disclosed

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Can Environmental Cash Transfers Reduce Deforestation and Improve Social Outcomes ? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Mexico’s National Program (2011-2014) (English)
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JAN 17, 2019 WPS8707 Policy Research Working Paper
Highway Politics in a Divided Government : Evidence from Mexico (English)
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JAN 17, 2019 WPS8710 Policy Research Working Paper
Natural Resources and Total Factor Productivity Growth in Developing Countries : Testing A New Methodology (English)
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JAN 16, 2019 WPS8704 Policy Research Working Paper
Machine Learning for Disaster Risk Management (English)
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JAN 16, 2019 133787 Working Paper
Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Urban Growth in Latin American Cities : An Analysis Using Nighttime Lights Imagery (English)
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JAN 15, 2019 WPS8702 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of Drought on Poverty in Somalia (English)
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JAN 11, 2019 133692 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Institutional Fragmentation and Metropolitan Coordination in Latin American Cities : What Consequences for Productivity and Growth ? (English)
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JAN 10, 2019 WPS8696 Policy Research Working Paper
Urban Form and Productivity : What Is the Shape of Latin American Cities ? (English)
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JAN 10, 2019 WPS8697 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of Drought on Poverty in Somalia (English)
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JAN 10, 2019 WPS8698 Policy Research Working Paper
Application of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol in the Zambezi River Basin (English)
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JAN 10, 2019 133625 Working Paper
Understanding the Geographical Distribution of Stunting in Tanzania : A Geospatial Analysis of the 2015-16 Demographic and Health Survey (English)
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JAN 03, 2019 WPS8688 Policy Research Working Paper
Building the Resilience of WSS Utilities to Climate Change and Other Threats : A Road Map (English)
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DEC 29, 2018 133227 Working Paper
Residential Piped Water in Uganda (English)
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DEC 19, 2018 133114 Publication
Water and Sanitation in Uganda (English)
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DEC 19, 2018 133146 Publication
Catalyzing Solutions for Sustainable Cities (English)
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DEC 14, 2018 132953 Working Paper
Greenhouse Gas Accounting for Sustainable Land Management : Quick Guidance for Users (English)
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DEC 06, 2018 132769 Working Paper
Carbon Accounting Tools for Sustainable Land Management (English)
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DEC 06, 2018 132767 Working Paper
The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census : Multidimensional Welfare in Myanmar : Main Report (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132481 Working Paper
Egypt – Enabling Private Investment and Commercial Financing in Infrastructure (Vol. 2) : Report (Arabic)
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DEC 01, 2018 132784 Working Paper
Egypt – Enabling Private Investment and Commercial Financing in Infrastructure : Executive Summary (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132784 Working Paper