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Minimizing ecological damage from road improvement in tropical forests (English)

A spatial econometric model is used to link road upgrading to forest clearing and biodiversity loss in the moist tropical forests of Bolivia, Cameroon, and Myanmar. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7826 SEP 19, 2016

Dasgupta,Susmita; Wheeler,David R. Disclosed

Impact of climate change and aquatic salinization on fish habitats and poor communities in southwest coastal Bangladesh and Bangladesh Sundarbans (English)

Fisheries constitute an important source of livelihoods for tens of thousands of poor people in the southwest coastal region of Bangladesh living near the UNESCO Heritage Sundarbans mangrove forest, and they supply a significant portion of protein for millions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7593 MAR 10, 2016

Dasgupta,Susmita; Huq,Mainul; Mustafa,Md. Golam; Sobhan,Md Istiak; Wheeler,David R. Disclosed

Drinking water salinity and infant mortality in coastal Bangladesh (English)

Bangladesh, with two-thirds of its land area less than five meters above sea level, is one of the most climate-vulnerable countries in the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7200 FEB 01, 2015

Dasgupta, Susmita; Huq, Mainul; Wheeler, David Disclosed

Climate change, groundwater salinization and road maintenance costs in coastal Bangladesh (English)

The potentially-adverse impact of salinity on paved roads is well-established in the engineering literature. The problem seems destined to grow, as climate-related changes in sea level and riverine flows drive future increases in groundwater salinity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7147 DEC 01, 2014

Dasgupta, Susmita; Hossain, Md. Moqbul; Huq, Mainul; Wheeler, David Disclosed

Climate change, soil salinity, and the economics of high-yield rice production in coastal Bangladesh (English)

It is a virtual certainty that sea-level rise will continue throughout the century and beyond 2100 even if greenhouse gas emissions are stabilized in the near future. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7140 DEC 01, 2014

Dasgupta, Susmita; Hossain, Md. Moqbul; Huq, Mainul; Wheeler, David Disclosed

Facing the hungry tide : climate change, livelihood threats, and household responses in coastal Bangladesh (English)

This paper quantifies the impact of inundation risk and salinization on the family structure and economic welfare of coastal households in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7148 DEC 01, 2014

Dasgupta, Susmita; Hossain, Md. Moqbul; Huq, Mainul; Wheeler, David Disclosed

Protected areas and deforestation : new results from high resolution panel data (English)

This paper investigates the effectiveness of protected areas in slowing tropical forest clearing in 64 countries in Asia/Pacific, Africa, and Latin America for the period 2001-2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7091 NOV 01, 2014

Blankespoor, Brian; Dasgupta, Susmita; Wheeler, David Disclosed

Who suffers from indoor air pollution? evidence from Bangladesh (English)

In this paper the authors investigate individuals' exposure to indoor air pollution. Using new survey data from Bangladesh, they analyze exposure at two levels-differences within households attributable to family roles, and differences across households attributable to income and education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3428 OCT 01, 2004

Dasgupta,Susmita; Huq, Mainul; Khaliquzzaman, M.; Pandey, Kiran; Wheeler,David R.

Indoor air quality for poor families: new evidence from Bangladesh (English)

Indoor air pollution (IAP) from cooking and heating is estimated to kill a million children annually in developing countries. To promote a better understanding of IAP, the authors investigate the determinants of IAP in Bangladesh using the latest air monitoring technology and a national household survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3393 SEP 01, 2004

Dasgupta, Susmita; Huq, Mainul; Khaliquzzaman, M.; Pandey, Kiran; Wheeler,David R.

Is environmentally-friendly agriculture less profitable for farmers ? evidence on integrated pest management in Bangladesh (English)

Concerns about the sustainability of conventional agriculture have prompted widespread introduction of integrated pest management (IPM), an ecologically-based approach to control of harmful insects and weeds. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3417 SEP 01, 2004

Dasgupta, Susmita; Meisner, Craig;Wheeler,David R.;

Air pollution during growth : accounting for governance and vulnerability (English)

New research on urban air pollution casts doubt on the conventional view of the relationship between economic growth and environmental quality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3383 AUG 01, 2004

Hamilton, Kirk; Dasgupta, Susmita; Pandey, Kiran; Wheeler,David R.

How has environment mattered ? an analysis of World Bank resource allocation (English)

How has environment mattered for the World Bank? The aggregate figures suggest that it has mattered a great deal, since the Bank's total environmental lending has exceeded $US 9 billion over the past six years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3269 APR 01, 2004

Acharya, Anjali; Ijjasz-Vasquez, Ede Jorge; Hamilton, Kirk; Buys, Piet; Dasgupta, Susmita; Meisner, Craig; Pandey, Kiran;Wheeler,David R.;

The Economics of Regional Poverty-Environment Programs: An Application for Lao People's Democratic Republic (English)

Program administrators are often faced with the difficult problem of allocating scarce resources among regions in a country when interventions are aimed at addressing multiple objectives. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3267 APR 01, 2004

Buys, Piet; Chomitz, Kenneth; Dasgupta, Susmita; Deichmann, Uwe; Larsen, Bjorn; Meisner, Craig; Nygard, Jostein; Pandey, Kiran; Pinnoi, Nat;Wheeler,David R.

Measuring up - new directions for environmental programs at the World Bank (English)

The World Bank's new environment strategy advocates cost-effective reduction of air and water pollutants that are most harmful to human health. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3097 JUL 31, 2003

Buys, Piet; Dasgupta, Susmita; Meisner, Craig; Pandey, Kiran; Wheeler,David R.; Seabolt,Patricia M.; Hamilton, Kirk; Limin Wang

The poverty/environment nexus in Cambodia and Lao People's Democratic Republic (English)

Environmental degradation can inflict serious damage on poor people because their livelihoods often depend on natural resource use and their living conditions may offer little protection from air, water, and soil pollution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2960 JAN 31, 2003

Dasgupta, Susmita; Deichmann, Uwe; Meisner, Craig; Wheeler,David R.

Environmental performance rating and disclosure - China's green-watch program (English)

This paper describes a new incentive-based pollution control program in China in which the environmental performance of firms is rated and reported to the public. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2889 SEP 30, 2002

Wang,Hua; Jun Bi; Wheeler,David R.; Jinnan Wang; Dong Cao; Genfa Lu; Yuan Wang

Structural adjustment and forest resources - the impact of World Bank operations (English)

Over two decades, the World Bank has undertaken many structural adjustment operations with governments of developing countries. During negotiations for structural adjustment loans (SALs), partner governments agree to specific policy reforms, whose implementation becomes a condition for disbursement of SAL funds. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2584 APR 30, 2001

Pandey, Kiran D.; Wheeler,David R.

Policy reform, economic growth, and the digital divide - an econometric analysis (English)

Rapid growth of Internet use in high-income economies, has raised the specter of a "digital divide" that will marginalize developing countries, because they can neither afford Internet access, nor use it effectively when it is available. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2567 MAR 31, 2001

Dasgupta, Susmita; Lall, Somik; Wheeler,David R.

Racing to the bottom : foreign investment and air pollution in developing countries (English)

Critics of free trade have raised the specter of a "race to the bottom," in which environmental standards collapse because polluters threaten to relocate to "pollution havens" in the developing world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2524 JAN 31, 2001

Wheeler,David R.

Endogenous enforcement and effectiveness of China's pollution levy system (English)

The authors investigate two aspects of China's pollution levy system, which was first implemented about 20 years ago. First, they analyze what determines differences in enforcement of the pollution levy in various urban areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2336 MAY 31, 2000

Wang,Hua; Wheeler,David R.

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Minimizing ecological damage from road improvement in tropical forests (English)
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SEP 19, 2016 WPS7826 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of climate change and aquatic salinization on fish habitats and poor communities in southwest coastal Bangladesh and Bangladesh Sundarbans (English)
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MAR 10, 2016 WPS7593 Policy Research Working Paper
Drinking water salinity and infant mortality in coastal Bangladesh (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7200 Policy Research Working Paper
Climate change, groundwater salinization and road maintenance costs in coastal Bangladesh (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7147 Policy Research Working Paper
Climate change, soil salinity, and the economics of high-yield rice production in coastal Bangladesh (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7140 Policy Research Working Paper
Facing the hungry tide : climate change, livelihood threats, and household responses in coastal Bangladesh (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7148 Policy Research Working Paper
Protected areas and deforestation : new results from high resolution panel data (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7091 Policy Research Working Paper
Who suffers from indoor air pollution? evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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OCT 01, 2004 WPS3428 Policy Research Working Paper
Indoor air quality for poor families: new evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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SEP 01, 2004 WPS3393 Policy Research Working Paper
Is environmentally-friendly agriculture less profitable for farmers ? evidence on integrated pest management in Bangladesh (English)
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SEP 01, 2004 WPS3417 Policy Research Working Paper
Air pollution during growth : accounting for governance and vulnerability (English)
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AUG 01, 2004 WPS3383 Policy Research Working Paper
How has environment mattered ? an analysis of World Bank resource allocation (English)
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APR 01, 2004 WPS3269 Policy Research Working Paper
The Economics of Regional Poverty-Environment Programs: An Application for Lao People's Democratic Republic (English)
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APR 01, 2004 WPS3267 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring up - new directions for environmental programs at the World Bank (English)
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JUL 31, 2003 WPS3097 Policy Research Working Paper
The poverty/environment nexus in Cambodia and Lao People's Democratic Republic (English)
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JAN 31, 2003 WPS2960 Policy Research Working Paper
Environmental performance rating and disclosure - China's green-watch program (English)
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SEP 30, 2002 WPS2889 Policy Research Working Paper
Structural adjustment and forest resources - the impact of World Bank operations (English)
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APR 30, 2001 WPS2584 Policy Research Working Paper
Policy reform, economic growth, and the digital divide - an econometric analysis (English)
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MAR 31, 2001 WPS2567 Policy Research Working Paper
Racing to the bottom : foreign investment and air pollution in developing countries (English)
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JAN 31, 2001 WPS2524 Policy Research Working Paper
Endogenous enforcement and effectiveness of China's pollution levy system (English)
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MAY 31, 2000 WPS2336 Policy Research Working Paper