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Salt of the Earth : Quantifying the Impact of Water Salinity on Global Agricultural Productivity (English)

Salinity in surface waters is on the rise throughout much of the world. Many factors contribute to this change, including increased water extraction, poor irrigation management, and sea-level rise. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9144 FEB 10, 2020

Russ,Jason Daniel; Zaveri,Esha Dilip; Damania,Richard; Desbureaux,Sebastien Gael; Escurra,Jorge Jose; Rodella,Aude-Sophie Disclosed

The Nitrogen Legacy : The Long-Term Effects of Water Pollution on Human Capital (English)

The fallout of nitrogen pollution is considered one of the largest global externalities facing the world, impacting air, water, soil, and human health. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9143 FEB 06, 2020

Zaveri,Esha Dilip; Russ,Jason Daniel; Desbureaux,Sebastien Gael; Damania,Richard; Rodella,Aude-Sophie; Ribeiro Paiva De Souza,Giovanna Disclosed

Salt of the Earth : Quantifying the Impact of Water Salinity on Global Agricultural Productivity (English)

Salinity in surface waters is on the rise throughout much of the world. Many factors contribute to this change including increased water extraction, poor irrigation management, and sea-level rise. ... See More +

Working Paper 144277 DEC 10, 2019

Russ,Jason Daniel; Damania,Richard; Desbureaux,Sebastien Gael; Escurra,Jorge Jose; Zaveri,Esha Dilip Disclosed

The Nitrogen Legacy : The Long-Term Effects of Water Pollution on Human Capital (English)

The fallout of nitrogen pollution is considered one of the largest global externalities facing the world, impacting air, water soil and human health. ... See More +

Working Paper 144279 DEC 10, 2019

Damania,Richard; Desbureaux,Sebastien Gael; Rodella,Aude-Sophie; Russ,Jason Daniel; Zaveri,Esha Dilip; Ribeiro Paiva De Souza,Giovanna Disclosed

The Impact of Water Quality on GDP Growth : Evidence from Around the World (English)

Declining water quality can impact the economy in various ways. Impacts can be found in the health sector, where labor productivity can be affected, in agriculture, where the quality and quantity of food produced can be reduced, and in tourism, real estate, aquaculture/fisheries and other sectors which rely on environmental quality and ecosystem services. ... See More +

Working Paper 144278 DEC 10, 2019

Desbureaux,Sebastien Gael; Damania,Richard; Rodella,Aude-Sophie; Russ,Jason Daniel; Zaveri,Esha Dilip Disclosed

Quality Unknown : The Invisible Water Crisis (English)

It was the summer of 1969 and the Cuyahoga River was on fire. This wasn’t the first time the river in northern Ohio had burned, it wasn’t even the tenth. ... See More +

Publication 140973 JAN 01, 2019

Damania,Richard; Desbureaux, Sébastien; Rodella,Aude-Sophie; Russ,Jason Daniel; Zaveri,Esha Dilip Disclosed

Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (English)

The 21st century will witness the collision of two powerful forces, burgeoning population growth, together with a changing climate. With population growth, water scarcity will proliferate to new areas across the globe. ... See More +

Publication 119840 OCT 24, 2017

Damania,Richard; Desbureaux, Sébastien; Hyland,Marie Caitriona; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Moore,Scott Michael; Rodella,Aude-Sophie; Russ,Jason Daniel; Zaveri,Esha Dilip Disclosed

Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (Arabic)

The 21st century will witness the collision of two powerful forces, burgeoning population growth, together with a changing climate. With population growth, water scarcity will proliferate to new areas across the globe. ... See More +

Publication 119840 OCT 24, 2017

Damania,Richard; Desbureaux, Sébastien; Hyland,Marie Caitriona; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Moore,Scott Michael; Rodella,Aude-Sophie; Russ,Jason Daniel; Zaveri,Esha Dilip English, French, Portuguese, Spanish Disclosed

Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (French)

The 21st century will witness the collision of two powerful forces, burgeoning population growth, together with a changing climate. With population growth, water scarcity will proliferate to new areas across the globe. ... See More +

Publication 119840 OCT 24, 2017

Damania,Richard; Desbureaux, Sébastien; Hyland,Marie Caitriona; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Moore,Scott Michael; Rodella,Aude-Sophie; Russ,Jason Daniel; Zaveri,Esha Dilip English, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish Disclosed

Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (Portuguese)

The 21st century will witness the collision of two powerful forces, burgeoning population growth, together with a changing climate. With population growth, water scarcity will proliferate to new areas across the globe. ... See More +

Publication 119840 OCT 24, 2017

Damania,Richard; Desbureaux, Sébastien; Hyland,Marie Caitriona; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Moore,Scott Michael; Rodella,Aude-Sophie; Russ,Jason Daniel; Zaveri,Esha Dilip English, Arabic, French, Spanish Disclosed

Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (Spanish)

The 21st century will witness the collision of two powerful forces, burgeoning population growth, together with a changing climate. With population growth, water scarcity will proliferate to new areas across the globe. ... See More +

Publication 119840 OCT 24, 2017

Damania,Richard; Desbureaux, Sébastien; Hyland,Marie Caitriona; Islam,Asif Mohammed; Moore,Scott Michael; Rodella,Aude-Sophie; Russ,Jason Daniel; Zaveri,Esha Dilip English, Arabic, French, Portuguese Disclosed

Economic boom or ecologic doom? : using spatial analysis to reconcile road development with forest conservation (English)

The natural endowment of the Democrat Republic of Congo, in the form of land, minerals, and forests, is unparalleled. The right mix of policies has the potential to unleash incentives that could transform the economy. ... See More +

Publication 105983 MAY 11, 2016

Barra,Alvaro Federico; Burnouf,Mathilde Marthe Julienne; Damania,Richard; Russ,Jason Daniel Disclosed

Highways to success or byways to waste : estimating the economic benefits of roads in Africa (English)

This study develops and tests new approaches to the planning of infrastructure to maximize benefits and minimize negative externalities, particularly in rural areas. ... See More +

Publication 99897 SEP 30, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel Disclosed

Infrastructure in conflict-prone and fragile environments : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

In conflict-prone situations, access to markets is necessary to restore economic growth and generate the preconditions for peace and reconstruction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7273 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel Disclosed

Agricultural technology choice and transport (English)

This paper addresses an old and recurring theme in development economics: the slow adoption of new technologies by farmers in many developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7272 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel Disclosed

Transport infrastructure and welfare : an application to Nigeria (English)

Transport infrastructure is deemed to be central to development and consumes a large fraction of the development assistance envelope. Yet there is debate about the economic impact of road projects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7271 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel Disclosed

Framework for conducting benefit-cost analyses of investments in hydro-meteorological systems (English)

The whitepaper is organized as follows: section two provides an overview of the types of benefits associated with hydromet investments, the process by which the benefits are generated, and their expected development impacts; section three explains the rationale for public sector investment in hydromet systems and involvement by the World Bank; section four discusses the wide range of factors that influence the magnitude of benefits generated by hydromet systems, in particular the value of weather and climate forecasts. ... See More +

Working Paper 92958 JUN 01, 2014

Malik, Arun S.; Esikuri, Enos E.; Damania, Richard; Ashida Tao, Keiko; Amacher, Gregory S.; Russ, Jason; Amacher, Gregory S Disclosed

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Salt of the Earth : Quantifying the Impact of Water Salinity on Global Agricultural Productivity (English)
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FEB 10, 2020 WPS9144 Policy Research Working Paper
The Nitrogen Legacy : The Long-Term Effects of Water Pollution on Human Capital (English)
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FEB 06, 2020 WPS9143 Policy Research Working Paper
Salt of the Earth : Quantifying the Impact of Water Salinity on Global Agricultural Productivity (English)
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DEC 10, 2019 144277 Working Paper
The Nitrogen Legacy : The Long-Term Effects of Water Pollution on Human Capital (English)
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DEC 10, 2019 144279 Working Paper
The Impact of Water Quality on GDP Growth : Evidence from Around the World (English)
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DEC 10, 2019 144278 Working Paper
Quality Unknown : The Invisible Water Crisis (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 140973 Publication
Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (English)
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OCT 24, 2017 119840 Publication
Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (Arabic)
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OCT 24, 2017 119840 Publication English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (French)
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OCT 24, 2017 119840 Publication English, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish
Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (Portuguese)
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OCT 24, 2017 119840 Publication English, Arabic, French, Spanish
Uncharted Waters : The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability (Vol. 2) : Executive Summary (Spanish)
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OCT 24, 2017 119840 Publication English, Arabic, French, Portuguese
Economic boom or ecologic doom? : using spatial analysis to reconcile road development with forest conservation (English)
See More +
MAY 11, 2016 105983 Publication
Highways to success or byways to waste : estimating the economic benefits of roads in Africa (English)
See More +
SEP 30, 2015 99897 Publication
Infrastructure in conflict-prone and fragile environments : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7273 Policy Research Working Paper
Agricultural technology choice and transport (English)
See More +
MAY 18, 2015 WPS7272 Policy Research Working Paper
Transport infrastructure and welfare : an application to Nigeria (English)
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MAY 18, 2015 WPS7271 Policy Research Working Paper
Framework for conducting benefit-cost analyses of investments in hydro-meteorological systems (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 92958 Working Paper