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The Executive Summary – Market Assessment of Small Hydro Power Plants in Ukraine (English)

According to UkrHydroPorject (UHP), a local research institute, Ukraine has a major under-developed hydropower resource in its nearly 63,000 small rivers; which accounts for up to 28 percent of the country's total hydropower potential. ... See More +

Report 138181 JUN 21, 2019

Disclosed

Jordan - Overview of Tobacco Use, Tobacco Control Legislation and Taxation (English)

This brief provides an overview of tobacco control legislation, use, and taxation in the country. The prevalence of smoking is rather high in Jordan. ... See More +

Working Paper 138097 JUN 20, 2019

Marquez,Patricio V.; Krasovsky, Konstantin; Andreeva,Tatiana 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 +

Report 138060 JUN 19, 2019

Lhaden,Tenzin; Ishihara,Yoichiro Disclosed

Lifelines : The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity (French)

Infrastructure—electricity, telecommunications, roads, water, and sanitation—are central to people’s lives. Without it, they cannot make a living, stay healthy, and maintain a good quality of life. ... See More +

Publication 138046 JUN 19, 2019

Hallegatte,Stéphane; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Rozenberg,Julie English, Spanish Disclosed

Lifelines : The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity (Spanish)

Infrastructure—electricity, telecommunications, roads, water, and sanitation—are central to people’s lives. Without it, they cannot make a living, stay healthy, and maintain a good quality of life. ... See More +

Publication 138046 JUN 19, 2019

Hallegatte,Stéphane; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Rozenberg,Julie English, French Disclosed

Infrastructure Disruptions : How Instability Breeds Household Vulnerability (English)

This review examines the literature on the welfare impacts of infrastructure disruptions. There is widespread evidence that households suffer from the consequences of a lack of infrastructure reliability, and that being connected to the grid is not sufficient to close the infrastructure gap. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8902 JUN 18, 2019

Obolensky,Marguerite Anne Beatrice; Erman,Alvina Elisabeth; Rozenberg,Julie; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Avner,Paolo; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

Methodology and Findings for the Exposure Analysis of the Chinese Wastewater Sector to Flooding and Earthquakes Hazards (English)

This paper describes the methodology and findings for the extreme hazard exposure analysis of the Chinese wastewater sector to flooding and earthquakes hazards. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8903 JUN 18, 2019

Hu,Xi; Pant,Raghav; Zorn,Conrad; Lim,Weeho; Koks,Elco Eduard; Mao,Zhimin Disclosed

Review of the Legal, Regulatory and Fiscal Framework of Somalia for the Petroleum Sector (English)

The World Bank has contracted with Gide Loyrette Nouel (‘Gide’ or the ‘Consultant’) for the provision of consultancy services with respect to the review of the legal, regulatory and fiscal framework of Somalia for the petroleum sector (the ‘Assignment’). ... See More +

Report 138058 JUN 18, 2019

Disclosed

National Land Subdivision Policy of the Republic of Vanuatu (English)

For this policy, a subdivision is defined as the division of an existing registered lease or registration of a new lease into two (2) or more lots by way of subleases, derivative leases or community titles. ... See More +

Report 138059 JUN 18, 2019

Disclosed

Better Policies from Policy-Selective Aid ? (English)

This paper shows that the increased policy-selectivity of aid allocations observed in recent years provides recipient countries an incentive to improve policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8889 JUN 17, 2019

Annen,Kurt; Knack,Stephen Disclosed

Forensic Analysis of the Conditions of Disaster Risk in the 2018 Volcano of Fire (Volcán de Fuego) Eruption : Opportunities for the Strengthening of Disaster Risk Management in Guatemala (English)

The eruption of the Fuego volcano on June 3, 2018, caused substantial soul searching, both nationally and internationally. The loss of human life and the destruction of infrastructure and economic production sparked debates and raised questions regarding the capacities available in Guatemala to manage disaster risk and disasters associated with volcanic activity in general and on that day specifically. ... See More +

Report AUS0000904 JUN 17, 2019

Disclosed

Concatenated Volcanic Hazards Fuego Volcano Crisis (English)

Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions Ltd. (GDG) was requested by The World Bank (TWB) to carry out a study about Volcan de Fuego (Guatemala) after the extraordinary eruption that took place on June 3rd, 2018. ... See More +

Report AUS0000889 JUN 17, 2019

Disclosed

Guidebook for Energy Management Systems (English)

The activity on ‘Enhancing Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings in the Prešov Region’ is designed to assess the existing regulatory framework and financial alternatives and recommend strategic planning options to implement an energy efficiency (EE) program in public buildings in the Prešov Self-Governing Region (PSK). ... See More +

Report 137999 JUN 17, 2019

Disclosed

Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala, Eruption : Global Rapid Post Disaster Damage Estimation (Grade) Report (English)

Volcán de Fuego is considered to be one of Central America's most active volcanoes. It is situated eighteen kilometers south west from Central America's former colonial capital and present main tourist destination of Antigua Guatemala (a UNESCO world heritage site) and forty kilometers south west of Guatemala city. ... See More +

Report AUS000903 JUN 17, 2019

Lu,Xijie; Gunasekera,Rashmin; Daniell,James Edward; Pomonis,Antonios; Cox,Kerri Dionne; Toro,Joaquin Disclosed

Resilience and Critical Power System Infrastructure : Lessons Learned from Natural Disasters and Future Research Needs (English)

Resilience against infrastructure failure is essential for ensuring the health and safety of communities during and following natural hazard situations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8900 JUN 17, 2019

Schweikert,Amy Elizabeth; Nield,Lindsey; Otto,Erica; Deinert,Mark Robert Disclosed

Strengthening New Infrastructure Assets : A Cost-Benefit Analysis (English)

This paper explores the benefits and the costs of strengthening infrastructure assets to make them more resilient, reducing the repair costs and infrastructure disruptions caused by natural hazards. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8896 JUN 17, 2019

Hallegatte,Stephane; Rozenberg,Julie; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Nicolas,Claire Marion; Fox,Charles James Edward Disclosed

Resilient Infrastructure for Thriving Firms : A Review of The Evidence (English)

This review examines the literature on the role of infrastructure in determining the productivity and competitiveness of firms. It shows that the existing evidence base is clear in concluding that reliable and high-quality infrastructure is a crucial foundation for enabling businesses to thrive. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8895 JUN 17, 2019

Braese,Johannes Michael; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

Three Feet Under : The Impact of Floods on Urban Jobs, Connectivity, and Infrastructure (English)

This paper analyses the degree to which infrastructure reliability and urban economic activity in several African cities is impacted by flooding. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8898 JUN 17, 2019

Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Braese,Johannes Michael; Jones,Nicholas K.W.; Avner,Paolo Disclosed

Well Spent : How Governance Determines the Effectiveness of Infrastructure Investments (English)

This study explores the role of governance in improving infrastructure reliability. It estimates that increasing infrastructure spending and improving governance in parallel is six times more effective at enhancing transport system performance than increasing spending alone. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8894 JUN 17, 2019

Kornejew,Martin Gunter Michail; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

Underutilized Potential : The Business Costs of Unreliable Infrastructure in Developing Countries (English)

This study constructs a microdata set of about 143,000 firms to estimate the monetary costs of infrastructure disruptions in 137 low- and middle-income countries, representing 78 percent of the world population and 80 percent of the GDP of low- and -middle-income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8899 JUN 17, 2019

Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Kornejew,Martin Gunter Michail; Hallegatte,Stephane; Braese,Johannes Michael; Obolensky,Marguerite Anne Beatrice Disclosed

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The Executive Summary – Market Assessment of Small Hydro Power Plants in Ukraine (English)
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JUN 21, 2019 138181 Report
Jordan - Overview of Tobacco Use, Tobacco Control Legislation and Taxation (English)
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JUN 20, 2019 138097 Working Paper
Bhutan Development Update : Harnessing Urbanization (English)
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JUN 19, 2019 138060 Report
Lifelines : The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity (French)
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JUN 19, 2019 138046 Publication English, Spanish
Lifelines : The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity (Spanish)
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JUN 19, 2019 138046 Publication English, French
Infrastructure Disruptions : How Instability Breeds Household Vulnerability (English)
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JUN 18, 2019 WPS8902 Policy Research Working Paper
Methodology and Findings for the Exposure Analysis of the Chinese Wastewater Sector to Flooding and Earthquakes Hazards (English)
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JUN 18, 2019 WPS8903 Policy Research Working Paper
Review of the Legal, Regulatory and Fiscal Framework of Somalia for the Petroleum Sector (English)
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JUN 18, 2019 138058 Report
National Land Subdivision Policy of the Republic of Vanuatu (English)
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JUN 18, 2019 138059 Report
Better Policies from Policy-Selective Aid ? (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8889 Policy Research Working Paper
Forensic Analysis of the Conditions of Disaster Risk in the 2018 Volcano of Fire (Volcán de Fuego) Eruption : Opportunities for the Strengthening of Disaster Risk Management in Guatemala (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 AUS0000904 Report
Concatenated Volcanic Hazards Fuego Volcano Crisis (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 AUS0000889 Report
Guidebook for Energy Management Systems (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 137999 Report
Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala, Eruption : Global Rapid Post Disaster Damage Estimation (Grade) Report (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 AUS000903 Report
Resilience and Critical Power System Infrastructure : Lessons Learned from Natural Disasters and Future Research Needs (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8900 Policy Research Working Paper
Strengthening New Infrastructure Assets : A Cost-Benefit Analysis (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8896 Policy Research Working Paper
Resilient Infrastructure for Thriving Firms : A Review of The Evidence (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8895 Policy Research Working Paper
Three Feet Under : The Impact of Floods on Urban Jobs, Connectivity, and Infrastructure (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8898 Policy Research Working Paper
Well Spent : How Governance Determines the Effectiveness of Infrastructure Investments (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8894 Policy Research Working Paper
Underutilized Potential : The Business Costs of Unreliable Infrastructure in Developing Countries (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8899 Policy Research Working Paper