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Shaping Ukraine’s recovery (English)

The ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine has resulted in instability and insecurity, heavily impacting the Ukrainian people with devastating social and economic consequences. ... See More +

Brief 103268 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Building disaster resilience in the Philippines (English)

The Philippines is one of the most vulnerable nations in the world to natural hazards. Based on the government-led Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) following the devastating 2009 typhoons, the World Bank, in close collaboration with the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), extended analytical support to formulate a disaster risk financing strategy to reduce the fiscal burden arising from the recurring costs of disasters. ... See More +

Brief 103266 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Encouraging women’s contribution to resilient cities (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been affected by 388 disasters in the past 35 years. The number of natural disaster in the region has nearly tripled since 1980. ... See More +

Brief 103270 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Supporting resilient recovery in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam (English)

Located in the Pacific Ring of Fire and at the center of the Pacific cyclone belt, Vanuatu is exposed to one of the world’s highest levels of natural disaster risk. ... See More +

Brief 103269 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Building resilient communities across Indonesia (English)

Indonesia is among the top thirty five countries with high mortality risks due to several natural hazards. Forty percent of the population is at risk, representing more than ninety million lives. ... See More +

Brief 103263 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Reducing risk and supporting recovery in Nepal (English)

Nepal is highly vulnerable to natural hazards, including earthquakes. In April and May 2015, two high magnitude earthquakes rocked the Kathmandu Valley, claiming nearly 8,800 lives. ... See More +

Brief 103264 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Identifying risks and guiding recovery efforts in Malawi (English)

In January 2015, Malawi experienced some of the most devastating flooding in its history. In the aftermath, the Government of Malawi conducted a post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA), with support from the European Union (EU), the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the United Nations (UN), and the World Bank. ... See More +

Brief 103261 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Safeguarding against disasters in Ethiopia (English)

Ethiopia suffers from a long history of drought due to increasing dependency on rain-fed agriculture and years of extremely poor rainfall. The aftermath of drought weighs heavily on Ethiopians. ... See More +

Brief 103262 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Addressing climate risks in Sri Lanka (English)

Since 2000, flood and drought events have cumulatively affected more than 13 million people across Sri Lanka. Regular flooding, drought, and landslides are natural hazards that threaten the long-term growth and development of the country. ... See More +

Brief 103271 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Bringing disaster risk management to scale in the Eastern Caribbean (English)

Islands in the Eastern Caribbean are highly vulnerable to natural disasters and climate related hazards and play a significant role in stunting the economic growth and development goals of these countries. ... See More +

Brief 103260 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Protecting school infrastructure against earthquake risks in Peru (English)

Metropolitan Lima is subject to frequent seismic activity that can damage critical infrastructure such as schools and threaten the lives of schoolchildren. ... See More +

Brief 103265 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Resilient recovery in Samoa after Cyclone Evan (English)

In the Pacific Island nation of Samoa, tropical storms often cause devastating damage to homes, infrastructure, and communities. Following the powerful Tropical Cyclone Evan that swept across the island in July 2012, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the World Bank, with funding from the African Caribbean Pacific–European Union Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Program (ACP-EU NDRR), worked with the government of Samoa to assess damages, launch a comprehensive disaster recovery and reconstruction plan to make the transport and agriculture sectors more resilient, and strengthen the country’s financial capacity to manage future shocks from natural disasters. ... See More +

Brief 103267 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Building financial resilience against natural hazards in Panama (English)

Panama is highly vulnerable to natural hazards, such as floods, landslides, earthquakes, windstorms, wildfires, and storm surges, which threaten the country's infrastructure and economic assets. ... See More +

Brief 94990 JAN 01, 2015

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Strengthening financial resilience in the Pacific (English)

The Pacific Island region is highly vulnerable to natural disasters and climate-related hazards, costing some countries up to an average of 6.6 percent gross domestic product (GDP) every year. ... See More +

Brief 94991 JAN 01, 2015

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

A harvest of practical insights : lessons learned in agriculture, agribusiness, sustainable rural development and climate change (English)

This IFC SmartBook is a compilation of sixteen IFC SmartLessons that presents practical lessons learned by staff from across the IFC and the World Bank on approaches for engaging in agriculture that have led to success. ... See More +

Working Paper 72690 MAR 01, 2012

Acharya,Gayatri; Ali,Anika; Arias Carballo,Diego; Braimoh,Ademola; Criscuolo,Alberto; Debroux,Laurent; Dixie,Grahame; Fock,Achim; Gupta,Neeraj; Hanbal,Hazem Ibrahim; Hernani,Mirella; Hoyos, María Carolina; Johnson,Ebbe Carl Vigen; Lurie,Jay Brandon; Macawaris,Natalie D.; Cruikshank Ockman,Sarah Jane; Pathy,Manivannan; Rahman,Shaela; Reyes Retana De La Torre,Graciela; Rybalko,Fedir Mykolayovych; Sircar,Mrinal Kanti; Tanatar,Selcuk; Taylor,Colin; Varodi,Oksana; Weber,Nicolas Carlos Marius; Woelcke,Johannes; Zamora-Galinato,Carla Mae; Zhao,Jun Disclosed

It's all about teamwork : unlocking opportunities for agribusiness in Ukraine (English)

The Ukraine Investment Climate (IC) project and the Sustainable Business Advisory (SBA) food safety project in Ukraine formed a partnership-one that has led to tangible results in the form of burdensome regulations being abolished and businesses receiving advice on safety standards that will help them become more competitive in European Union (EU) markets. ... See More +

Brief 68221 JAN 01, 2012

Criscuolo, Alberto; Rahman, Shaela Disclosed

Value Added Tax (VAT) media campaign in Lao PDR results in a big bang for the buck (English)

Working closely with the client, the tax department of Lao PDR, and World Bank colleagues, the Investment Climate Advisory Services team designed and rolled out a multifaceted campaign to introduce a new tax in Lao PDR, one that surpassed our own expectations and contributed to increased registrations and collections. ... See More +

Brief 67197 JAN 01, 2011

Rahman, Shaela; Yang, Ka Ying Disclosed

Using strategic communications to engage stakeholders in tax reform (English)

Strategic communications is used to build support and local ownership for reform initiatives while diffusing stakeholder opposition. It addresses the critical 'people' side of the reform process by fostering dialogue between stakeholders, changing perceptions, and strengthening the capacity of government to assist taxpayers. ... See More +

Brief 59820 DEC 01, 2010

Rahman, Shaela Disclosed

Changing the minds of skeptics : how strategic communications can build momentum for tax reform (English)

The project, a joint initiative of the investment climate department and International Finance Corporation (IFC) advisory services in the Middle East and North Africa, was launched in response to the Yemeni government's request for assistance with tax reform, a central part of its broad reform plan. ... See More +

Brief 51653 NOV 01, 2009

Rahman, Shaela; Disclosed

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Shaping Ukraine’s recovery (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103268 Brief
Building disaster resilience in the Philippines (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103266 Brief
Encouraging women’s contribution to resilient cities (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103270 Brief
Supporting resilient recovery in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103269 Brief
Building resilient communities across Indonesia (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103263 Brief
Reducing risk and supporting recovery in Nepal (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103264 Brief
Identifying risks and guiding recovery efforts in Malawi (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103261 Brief
Safeguarding against disasters in Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103262 Brief
Addressing climate risks in Sri Lanka (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103271 Brief
Bringing disaster risk management to scale in the Eastern Caribbean (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103260 Brief
Protecting school infrastructure against earthquake risks in Peru (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103265 Brief
Resilient recovery in Samoa after Cyclone Evan (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103267 Brief
Building financial resilience against natural hazards in Panama (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94990 Brief
Strengthening financial resilience in the Pacific (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94991 Brief
A harvest of practical insights : lessons learned in agriculture, agribusiness, sustainable rural development and climate change (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 72690 Working Paper
It's all about teamwork : unlocking opportunities for agribusiness in Ukraine (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 68221 Brief
Value Added Tax (VAT) media campaign in Lao PDR results in a big bang for the buck (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 67197 Brief
Using strategic communications to engage stakeholders in tax reform (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 59820 Brief
Changing the minds of skeptics : how strategic communications can build momentum for tax reform (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 51653 Brief