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Wading Out the Storm: The Role of Poverty in Exposure, Vulnerability and Resilience to Floods in Dar Es Salaam (English)

Dar es Salaam is frequently affected by severe flooding causing destruction and impeding daily life of its 4.5 million inhabitants. The focus of this paper is on the role of poverty in the impact of floods on households, focusing on both direct (damage to or loss of assets or property) and indirect (losses involving health, infrastructure, labor, and education) impacts using household survey data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8976 AUG 12, 2019

Erman,Alvina Elisabeth; Tariverdi,Mersedeh; Obolensky,Marguerite Anne Beatrice; Chen,Xiaomeng; Vincent,Rose Camille; Malgioglio,Silvia; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Hallegatte,Stephane; Yoshida,Nobuo 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 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 Disclosed

Lifelines : The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity : Overview (English)

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,Stephane; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Rozenberg,Julie Disclosed

Lifelines : The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity (Vol. 2) (English)

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,Stephane; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Rozenberg,Julie 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

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

Candle in The Wind ? Energy System Resilience to Natural Shocks (English)

This study finds that natural shocks -- storms in particular -- are a significant and often leading cause for power supply disruptions. This finding is based on 20 years of high frequency (i.e. daily) data on power outages and climate variables in 28 countries -- Bangladesh, the United States and 26 European countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8897 JUN 17, 2019

Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Obolensky,Marguerite Anne Beatrice; Kornejew,Martin Gunter Michail 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

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

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

From A Rocky Road to Smooth Sailing : Building Transport Resilience to Natural Disasters (English)

Reliable transport infrastructure is one of the backbones of a prosperous economy, providingaccess to markets, jobs and social services. Sustainable Development Goal 9 (SDG9) calls forincreased access to sustainable transport infrastructure in low- and middle-income countries.Collectively, these countries will need to spend between 0.5 percent and 3.3 percent of their GDPannually (157 billion to 1 trillion US Dollars) in new transport infrastructure by 2030 – plus an additional 1 percent to 2 percent of GDP to maintain their network – depending on their ambition and their efficiency in service delivery (Rozenberg and Fay, 2019). ... See More +

Report 137914 JUN 01, 2019

Rozenberg,Julie; Espinet Alegre,Xavier; Avner,Paolo; Fox,Charles James Edward; Hallegatte,Stephane; Koks,Elco Eduard; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Tariverdi,Mersedeh Disclosed

Stronger Power : Improving Power Sector Resilience to Natural Hazards (English)

The power sector is both highly vulnerable to natural hazards and a priority for any country'srecovery and reconstruction. After Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in 2017, most of the power gridwas down. ... See More +

Report 137912 JUN 01, 2019

Nicolas,Claire Marion; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Potter Van Loon,Virginia Attje Ingrid Albertine; Oguah,Samuel Kwesi Ewuah; Schweikert,Amy Elizabeth; Deinert,Mark Robert; Koks,Elco Eduard; Arderne,Christopher James; Cubas,Diana; Li,Jie; Ichikawa,Eriko Disclosed

The Last Mile : Delivery Mechanisms for Post-Disaster Finance (English)

Governments now have access to a large and growing range of financing instruments for rapidlymobilizing funds in the aftermath of a disaster. ... See More +

Working Paper 129987 SEP 18, 2018

Hallegatte,Stephane; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik Disclosed

Building back better : achieving resilience through stronger, faster, and more inclusive post-disaster reconstruction (English)

The 2017 Unbreakable report made the case that disaster losses disproportionately affect poor people. The Caribbean hurricane season of 2017 was a tragic illustration of this. ... See More +

Working Paper 127215 JUN 01, 2018

Hallegatte,Stephane; Rentschler,Jun Erik; Walsh,Brian James Disclosed

The triple dividend of resilience : realizing development goals through the multiple benefits of disaster risk management (English)

The adverse impacts of climate change and extreme weather events are a severe threat to livelihoods, and hold back growth and sustainable development. ... See More +

Working Paper 122524 JAN 05, 2018

Rajput,Sumati; Wilkinson, Emily; Reid,Robert Curle Jesse; Rentschler,Jun Erik; Tanner, Thomas; Surminski, Swenja Disclosed

Reforming fossil fuel subsidies: drivers, barriers and the state of progress (English)

This article outlines the current state of affairs in fossil fuel subsidy reform, and highlights its contribution at the nexus of climate policy, fiscal stability and sustainable development. ... See More +

121453 JAN 01, 2017

Bazilian,Morgan; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik Disclosed

The triple dividend of resilience : realizing development goals through the multiple benefits of disaster risk management (English)

The adverse impacts of climate change and extreme weather events are a severe threat to livelihoods, and hold back growth and sustainable development. ... See More +

Working Paper 115283 JAN 01, 2015

Tanner, Thomas; Surminski, Swenja; Wilkinson, Emily; Reid,Robert Curle Jesse; Rentschler,Jun Erik; Rajput,Sumati Disclosed

Carbon price efficiency : lock-in and path dependence in urban forms and transport infrastructure (English)

This paper investigates the effect of carbon or gasoline taxes on commuting-related CO2 emissions in an urban context. To assess the impact of public transport on the efficiency of the tax, the paper investigates two exogenous scenarios using a dynamic urban model (NEDUM-2D) calibrated for the urban area of Paris: (i) a scenario with the current dense public transport infrastructure, and (ii) a scenario without. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6941 JUN 01, 2014

Avner, Paolo; Rentschler, Jun; Hallegatte, Stephane Disclosed

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Wading Out the Storm: The Role of Poverty in Exposure, Vulnerability and Resilience to Floods in Dar Es Salaam (English)
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AUG 12, 2019 WPS8976 Policy Research Working Paper
Lifelines : The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity (French)
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JUN 19, 2019 138046 Publication
Lifelines : The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity (Spanish)
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JUN 19, 2019 138046 Publication
Lifelines : The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity : Overview (English)
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JUN 19, 2019 138046 Publication
Lifelines : The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity (Vol. 2) (English)
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JUN 19, 2019 138046 Publication
Infrastructure Disruptions : How Instability Breeds Household Vulnerability (English)
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JUN 18, 2019 WPS8902 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
Candle in The Wind ? Energy System Resilience to Natural Shocks (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8897 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
Well Spent : How Governance Determines the Effectiveness of Infrastructure Investments (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8894 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
From A Rocky Road to Smooth Sailing : Building Transport Resilience to Natural Disasters (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137914 Report
Stronger Power : Improving Power Sector Resilience to Natural Hazards (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137912 Report
The Last Mile : Delivery Mechanisms for Post-Disaster Finance (English)
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SEP 18, 2018 129987 Working Paper
Building back better : achieving resilience through stronger, faster, and more inclusive post-disaster reconstruction (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127215 Working Paper
The triple dividend of resilience : realizing development goals through the multiple benefits of disaster risk management (English)
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JAN 05, 2018 122524 Working Paper
Reforming fossil fuel subsidies: drivers, barriers and the state of progress (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 121453
The triple dividend of resilience : realizing development goals through the multiple benefits of disaster risk management (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 115283 Working Paper
Carbon price efficiency : lock-in and path dependence in urban forms and transport infrastructure (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6941 Policy Research Working Paper