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The impact of hurricane strikes on short-term local economic activity : evidence from nightlight images in the Dominican Republic (English)

The Dominican Republic is highly exposed to adverse natural events putting the country at risk of losing hard-won economic, social, and environmental gains due to the impacts of disasters. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8275 DEC 14, 2017

Miranda Montero,Juan Jose; Ishizawa Escudero,Oscar Anil; Strobl,Eric Disclosed

Understanding the impact of windstorms on economic activity from night lights in Central America (English)

Central America is particularly prone to tropical storms and hurricanes. The prevailing conditions of poverty and socioeconomic inequality in most countries of the region make their exposed population especially vulnerable to those adverse natural events. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8124 JUN 27, 2017

Ishizawa Escudero,Oscar Anil; Miranda Montero,Juan Jose; Zhang,Hongrui Disclosed

Analysis of the impact of investments in disaster risk reduction and prevention in Mexico : case study of Tabasco between 2007 and 2011 (English)

In the late nineties, the Mexican Government has implemented a fiscal risk management policy for natural disasters through the creation of the Mexican fund for natural disasters (FONDEN). ... See More +

Working Paper 122189 JAN 01, 2017

Miranda Montero,Juan Jose; de Haro,Itzel; Ishizawa Escudero,Oscar Anil; Pedrozo,Adrian; Paredes,Miguel Disclosed

Analysis of the impact of investments in disaster risk reduction and prevention in Mexico : case study of Tabasco between 2007 and 2011 (Spanish)

In the late nineties, the Mexican Government has implemented a fiscal risk management policy for natural disasters through the creation of the Mexican fund for natural disasters (FONDEN). ... See More +

Working Paper 122189 JAN 01, 2017

Miranda Montero,Juan Jose; de Haro,Itzel; Ishizawa Escudero,Oscar Anil; Pedrozo,Adrian; Paredes,Miguel Disclosed

The sunken billions revisited : progress and challenges in global marine fisheries - overview (English)

This study follows the same approach as the earlier (2009) one. Both studies treat the world’s marine fisheries as one large fishery, and they both model the economic performance of the sector in terms of this single aggregate fishery. ... See More +

Working Paper 106577 JUN 13, 2016

Kobayashi,Mimako Disclosed

Weathering storms : understanding the impact of natural disasters on the poor in Central America (English)

In the past decades, natural disasters have caused substantial human and economic losses in Central America, with strong adverse impacts on gross domestic product per capita, income, and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7692 JUN 01, 2016

Ishizawa Escudero,Oscar Anil; Miranda Montero,Juan Jose Disclosed

Particulate matter and labor supply : the role of caregiving and non-linearities (English)

This paper examines the effect of air pollution on labor supply in Lima, Peru. It focuses on fine particulate matter (PM2.5), an important pollutant for health according to the medical literature, and shows that moderate levels of pollution reduce hours worked for working adults. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7658 APR 28, 2016

Aragon,Fernando M.; Miranda Montero,Juan Jose; Oliva,Paulina Disclosed

A behavioral approach to water conservation: evidence from Costa Rica (English)

This paper presents the design a set of three simple and replicable behavioral interventions, which use stickers that can be added to water bills at low cost, and test their impact on water consumption in Belen, Costa Rica, using a randomized control trial. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7283 JUN 02, 2015

Datta,Saugato; Miranda Montero,Juan Jose; Zoratto,Laura De Castro; Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Darlingm,Matthew; Lorenzana,Karina Josephine Orduna Disclosed

Environmental management in Bolivia : innovations and opportunities : Ambiental en Bolivia : innovaciones y oportunidades (Spanish)

Pollution management is at the top of the development agenda of Bolivia, and this program helps address it in a cross-sectoral manner. In the context of the implementation of the program ‘environmental management in Bolivia: innovations and opportunities’ which was conducted from September 2010 until October 2012, the World Bank has implemented a technical assistance program and supported a multisectoral analysis in order to help the Bolivian government improve environmental management in four specific areas: (a) water resource pollution by mining and mitigation of the pollution; (b) evaluation of potential wastewater reuse in agriculture with case studies from Cochabamba and Tarija; (c) improvement of waste management; and (d) evaluation of health benefits through adequate water supply and basic sanitation. ... See More +

Working Paper 73256 JUN 10, 2013

Sauer, Anna-Lena; Golub, Elena; Rocca, Ondina; Morton, John; Sandoval, Alvaro Leandro; Caceres, Humberto; Guisbert, Gabriela; Avila, Luis; Aguilar, JoaquIn; Gonzalez, Luz Maria; Orozco, Alvaro; Quiton, Carlos; Sanz, Zael; Klytchnikova, Irina; Blomqvist, Morten; McMahon, Gary; Martinez, Elias Pinto; Terceros, Luis Fernando; Rocabado, Giovanna; Llanos, Ruth; Cestti, Rita; Ledezm, Sergio; Perrotto, Humberto; Miranda, Juan Jose; Stewart, Benjamin English Disclosed

Environmental management in Bolivia : innovations and opportunities (English)

Pollution management is at the top of the development agenda of Bolivia, and this program helps address it in a cross-sectoral manner. In the context of the implementation of the program ‘environmental management in Bolivia: innovations and opportunities’ which was conducted from September 2010 until October 2012, the World Bank has implemented a technical assistance program and supported a multisectoral analysis in order to help the Bolivian government improve environmental management in four specific areas: (a) water resource pollution by mining and mitigation of the pollution; (b) evaluation of potential wastewater reuse in agriculture with case studies from Cochabamba and Tarija; (c) improvement of waste management; and (d) evaluation of health benefits through adequate water supply and basic sanitation. ... See More +

Working Paper 73256 JUN 01, 2013

Sauer, Anna-Lena; Golub, Elena; Rocca, Ondina; Morton, John; Sandoval, Alvaro Leandro; Caceres, Humberto; Guisbert, Gabriela; Avila, Luis; Aguilar, JoaquIn; Gonzalez, Luz Maria; Orozco, Alvaro; Quiton, Carlos; Sanz, Zael; Klytchnikova, Irina; Blomqvist, Morten; McMahon, Gary; Martinez, Elias Pinto; Terceros, Luis Fernando; Rocabado, Giovanna; Llanos, Ruth; Cestti, Rita; Ledezm, Sergio; Perrotto, Humberto; Miranda, Juan Jose; Stewart, Benjamin Spanish Disclosed

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The impact of hurricane strikes on short-term local economic activity : evidence from nightlight images in the Dominican Republic (English)
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DEC 14, 2017 WPS8275 Policy Research Working Paper
Understanding the impact of windstorms on economic activity from night lights in Central America (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 WPS8124 Policy Research Working Paper
Analysis of the impact of investments in disaster risk reduction and prevention in Mexico : case study of Tabasco between 2007 and 2011 (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 122189 Working Paper
Analysis of the impact of investments in disaster risk reduction and prevention in Mexico : case study of Tabasco between 2007 and 2011 (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2017 122189 Working Paper
The sunken billions revisited : progress and challenges in global marine fisheries - overview (English)
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JUN 13, 2016 106577 Working Paper
Weathering storms : understanding the impact of natural disasters on the poor in Central America (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 WPS7692 Policy Research Working Paper
Particulate matter and labor supply : the role of caregiving and non-linearities (English)
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APR 28, 2016 WPS7658 Policy Research Working Paper
A behavioral approach to water conservation: evidence from Costa Rica (English)
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JUN 02, 2015 WPS7283 Policy Research Working Paper
Environmental management in Bolivia : innovations and opportunities : Ambiental en Bolivia : innovaciones y oportunidades (Spanish)
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JUN 10, 2013 73256 Working Paper English
Environmental management in Bolivia : innovations and opportunities (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 73256 Working Paper Spanish