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Pakistan's water economy : running dry (English)

With an average rainfall of under 240 milli-meters a year, Pakistan is one of the world's most arid countries. The population and the economy are heavily dependent on an annual influx of water into the Indus river system that emanates from the neighboring countries and is mostly derived from rainfall and snow-melt in the Himalayas. ... See More +

Brief 46469 OCT 01, 2008

Briscoe, John; Qamar, Usman

Financing and managing water and wastewater services : a global perspective (English)

There are two great challenges to be faced in providing water and sanitation services to people in developing countries. The first challenge is to complete the "old agenda" of providing household services a billion people still lack access to an adequate supply of water, and 2 billion do not have adequate sanitation facilities. ... See More +

Working Paper 44175 JUN 10, 2008

Briscoe, J.

India's water economy : bracing for a turbulent future (English)

India faces a turbulent water future and the current water development and management system is not sustainable.Unless dramatic changes are made and made soon in the way in which government manages water, India will have neither the cash to maintain and build new infrastructure, nor the water required for the economy and for people. ... See More +

Publication 44376 JAN 01, 2006

Briscoe, John

Pakistan's water economy : running dry - background papers (English)

The United Nations (UN) millennium development goals and the consensus at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) have brought poverty reduction to the centre stage of the international development agenda. ... See More +

Working Paper 52914 JAN 01, 2006

Briscoe, John; Qamar, Usman

Pakistan's water economy : running dry (English)

Pakistan is one of the world's most arid countries, with an average rainfall of under 240 mm a year. The population and the economy are heavily dependent on an annual influx into the Indus river system (including the Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, and Sutlej rivers) of about 180 billion cubic meters of water, that emanates from the neighboring countries and is mostly derived from snow-melt in the Himalayas. ... See More +

Working Paper 44375 NOV 08, 2005

Briscoe, John; Qamar, Usman

Integrating society, ecology and the economy : responsible growth for the new Millennium (English)

This report builds on the consensus developed at the August 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development. It draws on the effort to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. ... See More +

Publication 33405 JAN 01, 2004

Kelley, Elizabeth; Evans, Warren; Johnson, Todd; Watson, Robert; Dinar, Ariel; Saghir, Jamil; Hamilton, Kirk; Hilton, Rita; Van Ginneken, Meike; Hoekman, Bernanrd; O'Sullivan, Kyran; Jorgensen, Steen; Ganguly, Sushma; Csaki, Csaba; Douglas, James; Cleaver, Kevin; Newfarmer, Richard; Ijjasz-Vasquez, Ede Jorge; Medvedev, Denis; Stuggins, Gary; Briscoe, John; Cassells, David; Chase, Robert

Environment matters at the World Bank - annual review 2003 (English)

This issue, which serves as the annual review on the environment, looks at the Bank's work from July 2002 through June 2003, dedicated this year to Water and the Environment, on the occasion of the Fifth World Parks Congress in Durban, South Africa. ... See More +

Publication 27101 JUN 30, 2003

Kasrils, Ronnie; Steiner, Achim; Rosengrant, Mark W.; von Braun, Joachim; Briscoe, John; Hatziolos, Marea; Albert, Jocelyne; Mackinnon, Kathy;; Iljasz-Vazquez, Ede Jorge [editor]; Georgieva, Kristalina I.;Brende, Borge;; Arif, Sherif; Sarraf, Maria; Harshadeep, Nagaraja Rao; Lvovsky, Kseniya; Pastuszek, Harry;; Mercier, Jean-Roger; Acharya,, Anjali; Kiss, Agi; Dore, Giovanna; Gautam, Surhid; Holt, Jane; Heuckroth, Kimberly; Armstrong, Angela; Brandriss, Peter;

Global public policies and programs - implications for financing and evaluation (English)

These are the proceedings from a World Bank workshop on global public policies, and programs, assembled from transcripts, and accompanying papers. ... See More +

Publication 22356 JUN 30, 2001

Gerrard, Christopher D.; Ferroni, Marco; Mody, Ashoka [editors]; Picciotto, Robert; Piercy, Jan; Malik, Khalid; Cooper, Richard N.; Kaul, Inge; Kanbur, Ravi; Reinincke, Wolfgang; Serageldin, Ismail; Newcombe, Ken; Barrett, Scott; Briscoe, John; Kremer, Michael; Jamison, Dean; Reifschneider, Francisco J.B.; Watal, Jayashree; Shands, Henry; Correa, Carlos; Goldstein, Morris; Eichengreen, Barry; Fisher,Matthew; Sandler, Todd; van Kesteren, Karel; Scriven, Michael; Leeuw, Frans; Ingram, Greg

Essentials 2(1) (English)

FY2000 Strategic Forum to chart Bank's direction. Post-conflict reconstruction brainstorming. Netherlands pledges $14.5 million for environment. ... See More +

Newsletter 23120 JAN 31, 1999

Briscoe, John; Foley, Mary-Ellen; Hassan, Hassan; Kiernan, Michael; Poore, Kerri; Rapp, Kennan; Rosenthal, Shane; Sherman, Mariam; Whitten, Tony

Managing water as an economic resource : reflections on the Chilean experience (English)

In 1995 the government of Chile hosted a study tour consisting of professionals from the World Bank and from developing countries. This report draws together the observations of one participant and the observations of two Chilean professionals prominent in the Chilean water sector. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 18297 APR 30, 1998

Briscoe, John; Anguita Salas, Pablo; Pena T., Humberto

Environment matters at the World Bank (English)

Five years after Rio : the World Bank's environmental professionals take stock; by Andrew Steer. Persuasion and incentives : new ways to achieve a cleaner world; by Hanrahan, David. ... See More +

Publication 21284 APR 30, 1997

Fleming, Clare [editor]; Steer, Andrew; Hanrahan, David; Landrigan, Steven; Briscoe, John; Asad, Musa; Davis, Sandy; Agarwal, Anil; Rees, Colin; Whitford, Peter; Hancock, Lucy; Post, Jan; Lintner, Steve; Tandberg, Eivind; Hamilton, Kirk; Kunte, Aru; Dixon, John

The World Bank economic review 9(3) (English)

The Soviet economic decline. William Easterly and Stanley Fischer Contingent valuation and actual behavior: predicting connections to new water systems in the State of Kerala, India. ... See More +

Publication 15176 SEP 30, 1995

Easterly, William; Fischer, Stanley; Griffin, Charles C.; Briscoe, John; Singh, Bhanwar; Ramasubban, Radhika; Bhatia, Ramesh; Cukierman, Alex; Webb, Steven B.; de Melo, Martha; Ofer, Gur; Sander, Olga; Velenchik, Ann D.; Birdsall, Nancy; Ross, David; Sabot, Richard; Ranis, Gustav

The German water and sewerage sector : how well it works and what this means for developing countries (English)

In order to provide its borrowers with high-quality services, the Bank gives priority to ensuring that its staff are familiar with the best water supply practices throughout the world. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 14273 FEB 28, 1995

Briscoe, John

Financing water and sanitation services : the old and new challenges (English)

The water supply and sanitation sector faces two great challenges in developing countries. The first challenge is to complete the old agenda of providing household services. ... See More +

Working Paper 44181 JAN 01, 1995

Briscoe, John

Financing Agenda 21 : freshwater (English)

The paper assesses the financing challenges which have to be met by developing countries to efficiently manage water resources, to improve the quality of the aquatic environment and to deliver water related services in a responsible, efficient, and equitable way. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 16125 FEB 28, 1994

Briscoe, John; Garn, Mike

Toward equitable and sustainable rural water supplies : a contingent valuation study in Brazil (English)

Because many rural people are poor, it is usually assumed that rural water supplies must be financed by government agenices. It is now widely recognized, however, that many rural people can and will pay for improved water supplies, and that sustaining and extending services depends on mobilizing this willingness to pay. ... See More +

Journal Article 9467 MAY 31, 1990

Briscoe, John; Furtado de Castro, Paulo; Griffin, Charles; North, James; Olsen, Orjan

The World Bank economic review 4(2) (English)

Toward equitable and sustainable rural water supplies: a contingent valuation study in Brazil. On the accuracy of economic observations: do Sub-Saharan trade statistics mean anything? ... See More +

Publication 17594 MAY 31, 1990

Briscoe, John; Furtado de Castro, Paulo; Griffin, Charles; North, James; Olsen, Orjan; Yeats, Alexander J.; Akiyama, Takamasa; Varangis, Panayotis N.; Tarr, David; Lopez, Ramon E.; Thomas, Vinod; Melo, Jaime de; Winters, L. Alan

Water for rural communities : helping people help themselves (English)

Efforts to improve the water supplies used by people in rural areas of developing countries have run into serious obstacles: not only are public funds not available to build facilities for all, but many newly constructed facilities have fallen into disrepair and disuse. ... See More +

Publication 11204 MAR 31, 1988

Briscoe, John; de Ferranti, David; EXT

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Pakistan's water economy : running dry (English)
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OCT 01, 2008 46469 Brief
Financing and managing water and wastewater services : a global perspective (English)
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JUN 10, 2008 44175 Working Paper
India's water economy : bracing for a turbulent future (English)
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JAN 01, 2006 44376 Publication
Pakistan's water economy : running dry - background papers (English)
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JAN 01, 2006 52914 Working Paper
Pakistan's water economy : running dry (English)
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NOV 08, 2005 44375 Working Paper
Integrating society, ecology and the economy : responsible growth for the new Millennium (English)
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JAN 01, 2004 33405 Publication
Environment matters at the World Bank - annual review 2003 (English)
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JUN 30, 2003 27101 Publication
Global public policies and programs - implications for financing and evaluation (English)
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JUN 30, 2001 22356 Publication
Essentials 2(1) (English)
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JAN 31, 1999 23120 Newsletter
Managing water as an economic resource : reflections on the Chilean experience (English)
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APR 30, 1998 18297 Departmental Working Paper
Environment matters at the World Bank (English)
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APR 30, 1997 21284 Publication
The World Bank economic review 9(3) (English)
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SEP 30, 1995 15176 Publication
The German water and sewerage sector : how well it works and what this means for developing countries (English)
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FEB 28, 1995 14273 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Financing water and sanitation services : the old and new challenges (English)
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JAN 01, 1995 44181 Working Paper
Financing Agenda 21 : freshwater (English)
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FEB 28, 1994 16125 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Toward equitable and sustainable rural water supplies : a contingent valuation study in Brazil (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 1990 9467 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 4(2) (English)
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MAY 31, 1990 17594 Publication
Water for rural communities : helping people help themselves (English)
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MAR 31, 1988 11204 Publication