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Does Rainfall Matter for Economic Growth ? Evidence from Global Sub-National Data (1990-2014 (English)

Much micro-econometric evidence suggests that precipitation has wide ranging impacts on vital economic indicators such as agricultural yields, human capital, and even conflict. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8888 JUN 17, 2019

Damania,Richard; Desbureaux,Sebastien Gael; 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

Standing out from the herd : an economic assessment of tourism in Kenya (English)

In recent years, the prospects of Kenya’s tourism industry have been clouded by a perfect storm of misfortunes – insecurity, growing global competition, and unsustainable tourism development. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS16758 SEP 01, 2017

Mogollon,Maria Paulina Disclosed

Water, well-being, and the prosperity of future generations (English)

Water-related diseases are a major health burden for populations, especially the poor. Meeting global aspirations for poverty reduction will require addressing the global water and sanitation challenge. ... See More +

Working Paper 113160 JAN 01, 2017

Chase,Claire; Damania,Richard Disclosed

Improving the performance of electricity and water and sanitation utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper is a synthesis of the findings of reports that look at the drivers of performance in energy and water utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper 108744 OCT 01, 2016

Van Den Berg,Caroline; Antmann,Pedro; Heymans,Christiaan; Danilenko,Alexander V.; Andres,Luis Alberto; Shukla,Sameer; Goksu,Amanda McMahon; Kingdom,William D.; Damania,Richard; Bakalian,Alexander E.; Kamkwalala,Jonathan S.; Bahuguna,Aroha; Wit,Joeri Frederik de; Cubas,Diana 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

Tanzania’s tourism futures : harnessing natural assets (English)

Tourism provides a robust stream of revenues for the country, with benefits that reverberate widely through the economy. The sector generates the bulk of exports for the country. ... See More +

Policy Note 96150 SEP 08, 2015

Damania,Richard; Glauber,Ann Jeannette; Scandizzo,Pasquale L.; Von Platen-Hallermund,Tobias; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Aryal,Dinesh; Haji,Mahjabeen N. 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

Road improvement and deforestation in the Congo Basin countries (English)

Road construction has often been viewed as the precursor to deforestation, especially in tropical forests. Traditional responses to such threats have been reactive, with attempts to mitigate impacts through physical measures, or the establishment of protected areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7274 MAY 18, 2015

Damania,Richard; Wheeler,David J. 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

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Restructuring Stage) - MZ - Spatial Development Planning Technical Assistance Project - P121398 (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSR9869 AUG 12, 2014

Damania,Richard

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

Mozambique - MZ - Spatial Development Planning Technical Assistance Project : P121398 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 07 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR14545 MAY 30, 2014

Damania,Richard

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Does Rainfall Matter for Economic Growth ? Evidence from Global Sub-National Data (1990-2014 (English)
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JUN 17, 2019 WPS8888 Policy Research 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
Standing out from the herd : an economic assessment of tourism in Kenya (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 AUS16758 Working Paper
Water, well-being, and the prosperity of future generations (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113160 Working Paper
Improving the performance of electricity and water and sanitation utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 108744 Working Paper
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
Tanzania’s tourism futures : harnessing natural assets (English)
See More +
SEP 08, 2015 96150 Policy Note
Infrastructure in conflict-prone and fragile environments : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
See More +
MAY 18, 2015 WPS7273 Policy Research Working Paper
Agricultural technology choice and transport (English)
See More +
MAY 18, 2015 WPS7272 Policy Research Working Paper
Road improvement and deforestation in the Congo Basin countries (English)
See More +
MAY 18, 2015 WPS7274 Policy Research Working Paper
Transport infrastructure and welfare : an application to Nigeria (English)
See More +
MAY 18, 2015 WPS7271 Policy Research Working Paper
Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Restructuring Stage) - MZ - Spatial Development Planning Technical Assistance Project - P121398 (English)
See More +
AUG 12, 2014 ISDSR9869 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Framework for conducting benefit-cost analyses of investments in hydro-meteorological systems (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2014 92958 Working Paper
Mozambique - MZ - Spatial Development Planning Technical Assistance Project : P121398 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 07 (English)
See More +
MAY 30, 2014 ISR14545 Implementation Status and Results Report