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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

When Good Conservation becomes Good Economics : Kenya’s Vanishing Herds (English)

It is no exaggeration to state that Kenya’s wildlife has done much to shape the image and development fortunes of the country. Today tourism is among Kenya’s top sources of foreign exchange, dominates the service sector, and contributes significantly to employment, especially in rural areas where economic opportunities are limited. ... See More +

Working Paper 142626 OCT 07, 2019

Said Mohammed,Fayyas P.; Desbureaux,Sebastien Gael; Mikou,Mehdi; Gohil,Deepali Bharat; Damania,Richard; Scandizzo,Pasquale Lucio Disclosed

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

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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
When Good Conservation becomes Good Economics : Kenya’s Vanishing Herds (English)
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OCT 07, 2019 142626 Working Paper
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)
See More +
JAN 01, 2017 113160 Working Paper
Improving the performance of electricity and water and sanitation utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
See More +
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