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Governing Infrastructure Regulators in Fragile Environments : Principles and Implementation Manual (English)

Countries exiting conflict and fragility face many urgent priorities and almost invariably suffer from substantial infrastructure deficits. There is typically very little infrastructure investment during periods of fragility and conflict, and existing installations are often damaged or destroyed. ... See More +

Publication 139117 JUL 10, 2019

Disclosed

Learning to Grow from Peers : Experimental Evidence from Small Retailers in Indonesia (English)

Business practices and performance vary widely among local peers. This paper identifies key determinants of such heterogeneity among a sample of small urban retail shops in Indonesia, and experimentally tests whether learning about the best practices of local peers is valuable for business growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8933 JUL 08, 2019

Dalton,Patricio S.; Ruschenpohler,Julius; Uras,Burak; Zia,Bilal Husnain Disclosed

Bhutan Development Update : Harnessing Urbanization (English)

Despite its small population and land area, Bhutan is among the most rapidly urbanizing countries in South Asia. While this urbanization parallels robust economic growth and the expansion of job and investment opportunities in cities, there remain challenges to fully leveraging the potential of urban areas. ... See More +

Working Paper 138060 JUL 01, 2019

Lhaden,Tenzin; Ishihara,Yoichiro Disclosed

Bhutan Forest Note : Pathways for Sustainable Forest Management and Socio-equitable Economic Development (English)

The Bhutan Forest Note articulates opportunities for supporting Bhutan's sustainable development aspirations, including its constitutional commitment to maintain at least 60 percent of the country's land area under forest cover and to better respond or prepare for vulnerabilities such as climate change and natural disasters. ... See More +

Working Paper 138917 JUL 01, 2019

Disclosed

An Assessment of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Access in Bangladesh's Community Health Clinics (English)

Adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities plays a critical role in ensuring improved health care utilization and reducing disease burden due to reinfection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8924 JUN 27, 2019

Joseph,George; Alam,Bushra Binte; Shrestha,Anne; Islam,Khairul; Lahiri,Santanu; Ayling,Sophie Charlotte Emi Disclosed

Multi-Hazard Groundwater Risks to the Drinking Water Supply in Bangladesh : Challenges to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (English)

Groundwater currently provides 98 percent of all the drinking water supply in Bangladesh. Groundwater is found throughout Bangladesh but its quality (that is, arsenic and salinity contamination) and quantity (that is, water storage depletion) vary across hydrological environments, posing unique challenges to certain geographical areas and population groups. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8922 JUN 27, 2019

Shamsudduha,Mohammad; Joseph,George; Haque,Sabrina Sharmin; Khan,Mahfuzur R.; Zahid,Anwar; Ahmed,Kazi Matin Uddin Disclosed

Safe and Resilient Cities in Ethiopia : City Strength Diagnostics in Nine Regional Capitals and Dire Dawa City Administration (English)

This report captures the outcomes of the TA on Strengthening Urban Resilience in Ethiopia, including City Strength Diagnostic carried out in the Dire Dawa City Administration and nine regional capitals of Ethiopia. ... See More +

Report 139239 JUN 27, 2019

Disclosed

Malawi - Poverty Measurement using the Fourth Integrated Household Survey 2016-17 (IHS4) (English)

There has been no change in moderate poverty nationally and in urban centers, but poverty has increased in rural areas. The adverse effects of the 2016 drought is shown by the high rural poverty rates in the lean seasons. ... See More +

Report 139240 JUN 27, 2019

Disclosed

Co-Location, Socioeconomic Status and Perceptions of Environmental Change in the Indian Sundarbans (English)

Research on the determinants of collective action in the commons generally focuses on interest-group heterogeneity, implicitly assuming that groups perceive the same problems but have different priorities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8917 JUN 26, 2019

Dasgupta,Susmita; Guha,Bansari; Wheeler,David Disclosed

Inventory of Freshwater Resources in the Sundarbans Landscape, Limited to the part of Landscape Located in India (English)

Water is a prime natural resource, a basic human need and a precious national asset. Water is fundamental to life, livelihood, food security and sustainable development. ... See More +

Report 138928 JUN 26, 2019

Disclosed

Country Economic Memorandum - Background Note 4 : Update on oil and gas exploration and production in São Tomé and Príncipe (English)

Sao Tomé and Príncipe is surrounded by oil-producing neighbors, but haven’t found commercially viable oil in its territory so far. São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) is surrounded by major oil producing countries including Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon, but there has not been any commercial oil or gas discoveries in the country’s waters yet. ... See More +

Report 139087 JUN 26, 2019

De Martin De Vivies,Patrice Philippe Marie Joseph Disclosed

Sao Tome and Principe - Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 15 - Blue Economy and Environmental Resiliency (English)

Oceans are an important source of wealth, at least 3 to 5 percent of global GDP is derived from the oceans, but their overall health is reaching a tipping point. ... See More +

Report 139096 JUN 26, 2019

Devine,Peter Augustus; Desramaut,Nicolas Benjamin Claude; Fountalbert, Charlotte de Disclosed

Need assessment and detailed planning for a harmonious hydrometeorology system for the Sundarbans : Main Report (English)

The focus of the study is to make a harmonious hydrometeorology system for Sundarban landscape covering both the parts namely India and Bangladesh so that continuous real time measurements of different hydrodynamic parameters like tidal range fluctuations, waves, currents, sediment loads, saline water ingress along the rivers and creeks in different seasons and in varied tidal regimes, freshwater input (especially for Bangladesh Part) etc. can be carried out in future for preparation of a robust database for this otherwise fragile landscape due to climate change and Sea Level Rise. ... See More +

Report 138922 JUN 26, 2019

Disclosed

Need assessment and detailed planning for a harmonious hydrometeorology system for the Sundarbans (Vol. 2) : Looking at Comparable Deltas : Experiences from Mekong (English)

The focus of the study is to make a harmonious hydrometeorology system for Sundarban landscape covering both the parts namely India and Bangladesh so that continuous real time measurements of different hydrodynamic parameters like tidal range fluctuations, waves, currents, sediment loads, saline water ingress along the rivers and creeks in different seasons and in varied tidal regimes, freshwater input (especially for Bangladesh Part) etc. can be carried out in future for preparation of a robust database for this otherwise fragile landscape due to climate change and Sea Level Rise. ... See More +

Report 138922 JUN 26, 2019

Paul,Tapas Disclosed

Sundarban : A Review of Evolution and Geomorphology (English)

The Sundarban mangrove wetlands occupy the western part of the lower Ganga–Brahmaputra delta (GBD), Bangladesh and India. Formation of the Bengal basin, the cradle of the GBD, started in the Jurassic with initiation of rifting of the Pangaea and completed by the Miocene with docking of eastern India with the Burma platelet. ... See More +

Report 138927 JUN 26, 2019

Bandyopadhyay,Sunando Disclosed

Need Assessment and Detailed Planning for a Harmonious Hydrometeorology System for the Sundarbans (Vol. 3) : Specific Requirements : Sea Level Stations, Weather Stations, and Logistics (English)

The focus of the study is to make a harmonious hydrometeorology system for Sundarban landscape covering both the parts namely India and Bangladesh so that continuous real time measurements of different hydrodynamic parameters like tidal range fluctuations, waves, currents, sediment loads, saline water ingress along the rivers and creeks in different seasons and in varied tidal regimes, freshwater input (especially for Bangladesh Part) etc. can be carried out in future for preparation of a robust database for this otherwise fragile landscape due to climate change and Sea Level Rise. ... See More +

Report 138922 JUN 26, 2019

Paul,Tapas Disclosed

Urban and Territorial Development Projects in the Mediterranean : A Compendium of Experiences of the CMI Urban Hub (English)

This compendium of experiences on Urban and Territorial Development Projects in the Mediterranean region was prepared by the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) in cooperation with the urban hub members. ... See More +

Report 138799 JUN 25, 2019

Butin,Cyprien Younes; Allou,Serge; Uhlmann,Janette Disclosed

Are Firm Capabilities Holding Back Firms in Mozambique? (English)

Firm capabilities - abilities and practices to operate and innovate - are considered important drivers of firm performance. While the analysis of their importance is well established in developed countries, its study in the African context is more recent. ... See More +

Report 138990 JUN 25, 2019

Geginat,Carolin; Davies,Elwyn Adriaan Robin; Conconi,Adriana; Aga,Gemechu A.; Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao Disclosed

Informal Firms in Mozambique : Status and Potential (English)

In most countries in Africa, the informal sector is large and exhibits low levels of productivity compared to the formal economy: informal firms are typically small, inefficient, and run by entrepreneurs with low levels of education. ... See More +

Report 138991 JUN 25, 2019

Geginat,Carolin; Davies,Elwyn Adriaan Robin; Conconi,Adriana; Aga,Gemechu A.; Campos,Francisco Moraes Leitao Disclosed

An Initial Assessment of the Economic Costs of Natural Gas for Myanmar’s Domestic Market (English)

Myanmar's energy consumption is among the lowest in the world. About 70 percent of the population has no access to electricity, and the consumption per capita is 160 kWh per annum, twenty times less than the world average. ... See More +

Report 138333 JUN 23, 2019

Roland-Holst,David W.; Agha, Saad; Penglis, Evangelos; Rabbi, Faisal Disclosed

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Governing Infrastructure Regulators in Fragile Environments : Principles and Implementation Manual (English)
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JUL 10, 2019 139117 Publication
Learning to Grow from Peers : Experimental Evidence from Small Retailers in Indonesia (English)
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JUL 08, 2019 WPS8933 Policy Research Working Paper
Bhutan Development Update : Harnessing Urbanization (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 138060 Working Paper
Bhutan Forest Note : Pathways for Sustainable Forest Management and Socio-equitable Economic Development (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 138917 Working Paper
An Assessment of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Access in Bangladesh's Community Health Clinics (English)
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JUN 27, 2019 WPS8924 Policy Research Working Paper
Multi-Hazard Groundwater Risks to the Drinking Water Supply in Bangladesh : Challenges to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (English)
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JUN 27, 2019 WPS8922 Policy Research Working Paper
Safe and Resilient Cities in Ethiopia : City Strength Diagnostics in Nine Regional Capitals and Dire Dawa City Administration (English)
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JUN 27, 2019 139239 Report
Malawi - Poverty Measurement using the Fourth Integrated Household Survey 2016-17 (IHS4) (English)
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JUN 27, 2019 139240 Report
Co-Location, Socioeconomic Status and Perceptions of Environmental Change in the Indian Sundarbans (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 WPS8917 Policy Research Working Paper
Inventory of Freshwater Resources in the Sundarbans Landscape, Limited to the part of Landscape Located in India (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 138928 Report
Country Economic Memorandum - Background Note 4 : Update on oil and gas exploration and production in São Tomé and Príncipe (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 139087 Report
Sao Tome and Principe - Country Economic Memorandum : Background Note 15 - Blue Economy and Environmental Resiliency (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 139096 Report
Need assessment and detailed planning for a harmonious hydrometeorology system for the Sundarbans : Main Report (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 138922 Report
Need assessment and detailed planning for a harmonious hydrometeorology system for the Sundarbans (Vol. 2) : Looking at Comparable Deltas : Experiences from Mekong (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 138922 Report
Sundarban : A Review of Evolution and Geomorphology (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 138927 Report
Need Assessment and Detailed Planning for a Harmonious Hydrometeorology System for the Sundarbans (Vol. 3) : Specific Requirements : Sea Level Stations, Weather Stations, and Logistics (English)
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JUN 26, 2019 138922 Report
Urban and Territorial Development Projects in the Mediterranean : A Compendium of Experiences of the CMI Urban Hub (English)
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JUN 25, 2019 138799 Report
Are Firm Capabilities Holding Back Firms in Mozambique? (English)
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JUN 25, 2019 138990 Report
Informal Firms in Mozambique : Status and Potential (English)
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JUN 25, 2019 138991 Report
An Initial Assessment of the Economic Costs of Natural Gas for Myanmar’s Domestic Market (English)
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JUN 23, 2019 138333 Report