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Environmental action programme for Central and Eastern Europe - setting priorities (English)

Despite efforts by Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries to tackle environmental problems, there are still a number of serious environmental problems that require immediate and urgent action. ... See More +

Publication 18024 MAY 31, 1998

Ackermann, Richard; Hughes, Gordon; Hertzman, Clyde; Somlyody, Laszlo; Georgieva, Kristalina; Ayres,Wendy; Goldenmann, Gretta

Rural development - from vision to action (Chinese)

This rural sector strategy outlines the steps the Bank and its partners must take to spur rural development. Key elements of the strategy include (a) taking a broad rural focus, as opposed to a narrow agricultural sector focus, (b) involving the entire World Bank Group in promoting rural development, (c) working with partner countries and the broader international community to integrate rural development in overall country development strategies, and (d) addressing old issues in new ways. ... See More +

Publication 17388 APR 01, 1998

Ayres,Wendy Schreiber; Mccalla,Alexander F. English Disclosed

Setting priorities for environmental management : an application to the mining sector in Bolivia (English)

Mining and industrial activities, if poorly managed, can damage the environment and leave behind contaminated materials which release pollutants for many years after the mines or enterprises have been shut down. ... See More +

Publication WTP398 MAR 31, 1998

Ayres, Wendy S.; Anderson, Kathleen; Hanrahan, David

Rural development - from vision to action (English)

This rural sector strategy outlines the steps the Bank and its partners must take to spur rural development. Key elements of the strategy include (a) taking a broad rural focus, as opposed to a narrow agricultural sector focus, (b) involving the entire World Bank Group in promoting rural development, (c) working with partner countries and the broader international community to integrate rural development in overall country development strategies, and (d) addressing old issues in new ways. ... See More +

Publication 17388 OCT 31, 1997

Ayres,Wendy Schreiber; Mccalla,Alexander F. Chinese Disclosed

Integrated lake and reservoir management : World Bank approach and experience (English)

This paper describes the challenges of managing lakes and reservoirs and the Bank's support of these activities. Specifically, it addresses water pollution, water withdrawals, diversions and lake reclamation; disturbances in watersheds; inappropriate introduction of exotic species; and overfishing. ... See More +

Publication WTP358 APR 30, 1997

Ayres, Wendy S.; Busia, Awa; Dinar, Ariel; Hirji, Rafik; Lintner, Stephen F.; McCalla, Alex F.; Robelus, Robert

Improving the impact of development assistance : sector investment programs (English)

The program-based approach to providing development assistance, especially sector investment programs (SIPs), has recently attracted attention in the development community, especially in Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 22761 DEC 31, 1996

Okidegbe, Nwanze; Deininger, Klaus; Ayres, Wendy [editor]

Integrated lake management and the World Bank (English)

The conservation and management of lakes and reservoirs must enter the mainstream of the economic development process through comprehensive water resources management. ... See More +

Newsletter 22757 MAR 31, 1996

Ayres, Wendy; Busia, Awa; Dinar, Ariel; Hirji, Rafik; Lintner, Stephen; Robelus, Robert

Economic and ecological benefits of reducing emissions of sulfur oxides in the Sostanj region of Slovenia (English)

In preparing the Slovenia Environment Project, a study to evaluate the benefits of reducing sulfur dioxide emissions from block 5 of the Sostanj Power Plant was carried out in 1993-94. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 18280 APR 30, 1995

Ayres, Wendy S.; Dixon, John A.