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Planning for electricity access (English)

This brief examines planning for access to electricity. That electricity for all campaigns around the globe often fall short of their targets is partly a failure of planning. ... See More +

Brief 92671 NOV 20, 2014

Chattopadhyay, Debabrata; Kitchlu, Rahul; Jordan, Rhonda L.

Supporting hydropower : an overview of the World Bank Groupapos;s engagement (English)

Hydropower development makes an essential contribution to reducing poverty, boosting shared prosperity, and improving sustainability. Water storage associated with some hydropower projects can also make important contributions to water and food security and to climate resilience. ... See More +

Brief 91154 OCT 01, 2014

Rex, William; Foster, Vivien; Lyon, Kimberly; Bucknall, Julia; Liden, Rikard

Steering Dubaiapos;s education reform through incentive and accountability drivers (English)

As Dubai has grown over the last two decades, the demand for private education has grown with it, a reflection of the number of expatriates settling in the city and the various curricula on offer to cater to expatriates. ... See More +

Brief 92445 OCT 01, 2014

Thacker, Simon

Djibouti looks to the future : a south-south high level exchange (English)

This quick note highlights the key discussions and recommendations made during the high-level development exchange held in Djibouti on June 20-23, 2014. ... See More +

Brief 92442 SEP 01, 2014

Fotouhi, Homa-Zahra; Foch, Arthur; Vakil, Roya

18 key principles of PFM reform in MENA (English)

While circumstances vary by country, there are some generic principles for Public Financial Management, or PFM reform. For this quick note these principles were drawn from the personal experience (within and outside the World Bank) of the author as well as selected readings presented at the end of the note. ... See More +

Brief 92439 SEP 01, 2014

Waly, Hisham Ahmed

The decline of child mortality rates in MENA in comparative perspective (English)

Although child mortality rates have declined all across the developing world over the past 40 years, they have declined the most in the Middle East and North Africa region. ... See More +

Brief 92441 SEP 01, 2014

Iqbal, Farrukh

FRIM : a new tool for financial risk monitoring and MENA (English)

Recent episodes of global financial stress have underscored the importance of individual banks to the stability of their own or even the global financial system. ... See More +

Brief 90158 AUG 01, 2014

Climate change and migration in the MENA region (English)

Climate change and climate-induced migration (Foresight, 2011) are major global concerns. This is true for the MENA region as well. Yet empirical data on how perceptions of climate change and weather shocks affect migration in the region are scarce. ... See More +

Brief 90156 JUL 01, 2014

Open skies over the Middle East (English)

The dynamism of air traffic markets in the Middle East obscures the persistence of restrictions on international competition. But how important are such restrictions for passenger traffic? ... See More +

Brief 90157 JUL 01, 2014

Impact of weather shocks on MENA Households (English)

Do households living in climate affected areas in the MENA region believe that changes in climate patterns and their environment are taking place? ... See More +

Brief 90155 JUL 01, 2014

Over the horizon : a new Levant (English)

According to a new World Bank report, economic complementarities between Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and the Palestinian Territories are significant, with substantial welfare gains expected from increased trade and investments and, ultimately, economic integration. ... See More +

Brief 90154 JUL 01, 2014

Scaling up access to electricity : the case of Bangladesh (English)

This knowledge note is the second of three case studies that concerns scaling up access to electricity in Africa, Bangladesh, and Rwanda. Since its inception in 2003, Bangladeshapos;s solar home system program has installed about three million electrification systems in rural households, two-thirds of them in the last three years. ... See More +

Brief 88702 JUN 13, 2014

Sadeque, Zubair; Rysankova, Dana; Elahi, Raihan; Soni, Ruchi

Promoting renewable energy through auctions (English)

This knowledge note singles out auctions as an important mechanism that has been implemented in a growing number of countries in recent decades. ... See More +

Brief 88694 JUN 13, 2014

Azuela, Gabriela Elizondo; Barroso, Luiz

Promoting renewable energy through auctions : the case of Brazil (English)

This knowledge note singles out auctions as an important mechanism that has been implemented in a growing number of countries in recent decades. ... See More +

Brief 88695 JUN 13, 2014

Azuela, Gabriela Elizondo; Barroso, Luiz; Cunha, Gabriel

Promoting renewable energy through auctions : the case of China (English)

This knowledge note singles out auctions as an important mechanism that has been implemented in a growing number of countries in recent decades. ... See More +

Brief 88697 JUN 13, 2014

Xiaodong Wang; Barroso, Luiz; Azuela, Gabriela Elizondo

Promoting renewable energy through auctions: the case of India (English)

This knowledge note singles out auctions as an important mechanism that has been implemented in a growing number of countries in recent decades. ... See More +

Brief 88698 JUN 13, 2014

Khana, Ashish; Barroso, Luiz

Capturing the multi-dimensionality of energy access (English)

There are two initial challenges in defining and measuring energy access: the absence of a universal definition of energy access and the difficulty of measuring any definition in an accurate manner. ... See More +

Brief 88699 JUN 13, 2014

Bhatia, Mikul; Angelou, Nicolina

Scaling up access to electricity : the case of Rwanda (English)

This knowledge note is the third of three case studies that concerns scaling up access to electricity in Africa, Bangladesh, and Rwanda. Rwanda’s rapid achievements in expanding access to electricity after 2009 were made possible by one of the first applications of a sector-wide approach (SWAp) in the electricity sector. ... See More +

Brief 88703 JUN 13, 2014

Baringanire, Paul; Malik, Kabir; Banerjee, Sudeshna Ghosh

Exploiting market-based mechanisms to meet utilitiesapos; energy efficiency obligations (English)

Electric utilities are key actors in the quest to induce large-scale energy savings among end users. But often it is not enough simply to mandate utilities to achieve a specific target. ... See More +

Brief 88700 JUN 13, 2014

Sinton, Jonathan; de Wit, Joeri

Scaling up access to electricity : the case of lighting Africa (English)

This knowledge note is the first of three case studies that concerns scaling up access to electricity in Africa, Bangladesh, and Rwanda. Lighting Africa, a joint IFC and World Bank program launched in 2007, was the first private-sector-oriented effort to leverage new LED lighting technologies to build sustainable markets that provide safe, affordable, and modern off-grid lighting to communities in Africa that lack access to electricity. ... See More +

Brief 88701 JUN 13, 2014

Murphy, Daniel; Sharma, Arsh

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Planning for electricity access (English)
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NOV 20, 2014 92671 Brief
Supporting hydropower : an overview of the World Bank Groupapos;s engagement (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91154 Brief
Steering Dubaiapos;s education reform through incentive and accountability drivers (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92445 Brief
Djibouti looks to the future : a south-south high level exchange (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 92442 Brief
18 key principles of PFM reform in MENA (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 92439 Brief
The decline of child mortality rates in MENA in comparative perspective (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 92441 Brief
FRIM : a new tool for financial risk monitoring and MENA (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90158 Brief
Climate change and migration in the MENA region (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 90156 Brief
Open skies over the Middle East (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 90157 Brief
Impact of weather shocks on MENA Households (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 90155 Brief
Over the horizon : a new Levant (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 90154 Brief
Scaling up access to electricity : the case of Bangladesh (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88702 Brief
Promoting renewable energy through auctions (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88694 Brief
Promoting renewable energy through auctions : the case of Brazil (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88695 Brief
Promoting renewable energy through auctions : the case of China (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88697 Brief
Promoting renewable energy through auctions: the case of India (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88698 Brief
Capturing the multi-dimensionality of energy access (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88699 Brief
Scaling up access to electricity : the case of Rwanda (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88703 Brief
Exploiting market-based mechanisms to meet utilitiesapos; energy efficiency obligations (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88700 Brief
Scaling up access to electricity : the case of lighting Africa (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88701 Brief