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Improving municipal management for cities to succeed : an IEG special study (English)

The purpose of this Independence Evaluation Group (IEG) special study is to illuminate the scale and scope of Bank support for municipal development and to draw specific lessons from the achievements and failures of a sample of individual projects. ... See More +

Publication 49917 JUL 15, 2009

Gilbert, Roy; Jammi, Ramachandra; Mathur, Kavita; Dittbrenner, Heather; Disclosed

Improving the lives of the poor through investment in cities : an update on the performance of the World Bank ' s urban portfolio (English)

The central theme addressed by this evaluation, is whether the Bank ' s investment in cities, improved the lives of the poor. This report is based on a desk review of the Bank's urban portfolio. ... See More +

Publication 28984 JAN 01, 2004

Roy Gilbert; Anna Amato; Romayne Pereira

Doing more for those made homeless by natural disasters (English)

This study responds to growing borrower demand for Bank's assistance with housing reconstruction following natural disasters events such as floods, windstorms, earthquakes, landslides and volcanic eruptions. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 26182 MAY 31, 2001

Gilbert, Roy

Managing disaster risk in Mexico : market incentives for mitigation investment (English)

The aim of this study is to assess the current capacity of Mexico to deal with disaster risk and to identify ways in which the impacts of catastrophes on the economy can be reduced. ... See More +

Publication 19406 JUN 30, 1999

Kreimer, Alcira; Arnold, Margaret; Barham, Christopher; Freeman, Paul; Gilbert, Roy; Krimgold, Frederick; Lester, Rodney; Pollner, John D.; Vogt, Tom

Municipal development projects : building institutions and financing local development : Proyectos de desarrollo municipal : fortalecimiento de las instituciones y financiamiento del desarrollo local (Spanish)

The municipal development projects in Brazil and the Philippines examined in the OED impact evaluation study achieved what they set out to do. They promoted municipal government reforms and improved fiscal performance. ... See More +

Brief 22972 APR 30, 1999

Kyu Sik Lee; Gilbert, Roy English, French

Municipal development projects : building institutions and financing local development : Projets de developpement municipal : financer le developpement local et renforcer les institutions (French)

The municipal development projects in Brazil and the Philippines examined in the OED impact evaluation study achieved what they set out to do. They promoted municipal government reforms and improved fiscal performance. ... See More +

Brief 22972 APR 30, 1999

Kyu Sik Lee; Gilbert, Roy English, Spanish

Municipal development projects : building institutions and financing local development (English)

The municipal development projects in Brazil and the Philippines examined in the OED impact evaluation study achieved what they set out to do. They promoted municipal government reforms and improved fiscal performance. ... See More +

Brief 22972 APR 30, 1999

Kyu Sik Lee; Gilbert, Roy French, Spanish