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Assessing the potential consequences of climate destabilization in Latin America (English)

Estimating the potential costs of climate destabilization is not a trivial matter. Potential climate impacts have multiple consequences, some of which can be monetized while others are beyond the reach of standard economic tools. ... See More +

Working Paper 89922 JAN 01, 2009

Vergara, Walter Disclosed

Visualizing future climate in Latin America : results from the application of the Earth Simulator (English)

This report summarizes the application of Earth Simulator runs to model future climate in Latin America as part of efforts to better understand climate trends. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 41770 NOV 01, 2007

Vergara, Walter; Kondo, Hiroki; Perez, Edgar; Mendez Perez, Juan Matias; Magana Rueda, Victor; Martinez Arango, Maria Constanza; Ruiz Murcia, Jose Franklyn; Avalos Roldan, Grinia Jesus; Palacios, Enrique Disclosed

Transport and climate : lessons from the partnership between Mexico City and the World Bank (English)

This summary report concludes that transport plays a critical role in efforts to achieve low carbon development. It is also the key to reducing impacts on exposure to airborne pollutants in urban areas. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 40909 MAY 01, 2007

Vergara, Walter; Haeussling, Seraphine Disclosed

Vulnerability to air pollution in Latin America and the Caribbean Region (English)

This study is a supporting document for the GEF Regional Project on Sustainable Transportation. It is the first published document that compiles and synthesizes air quality information and is the first attempt to identify vulnerability to air pollution in 100 selected main urban centers in the Latin America and Caribbean Region. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 39231 SEP 01, 2006

Maggiora, Carla Della; Lopez-Silva, Juan Andres Disclosed

The role of water policy in Mexico : sustainability, equity, and economic growth considerations (English)

This working paper presents a summary of the results of a report which undertook an economic assessment of policy interventions in the Mexico water sector. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 39230 SEP 01, 2006

Asad, Musa; Dinar, Ariel Disclosed

Using strategic assessments for environmental mainstreaming in the water and sanitation sector : the case of Argentina and Colombia (English)

This paper reviews the Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs) that were prepared to incorporate environmental considerations in Water and Sanitation Sector (WSS) reforms in Argentina and Colombia.1 2 In both cases, the SEAs adopted an innovative approach that aimed to overcome the challenges faced by traditional SEAs, while providing an assessment that was methodologically rigorous and responsive to the needs of the governments. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 39229 DEC 01, 2005

Sanchez-Triana, Ernesto; Enriquez Santiago Disclosed

Adapting to climate change : lessons learned, work in progress, and proposed next steps for the World Bank in Latin America (English)

This report presents a brief overview of the work on adaptation to climate change already under-taken by the World Bank in the Latin America region. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 55745 OCT 01, 2005

Vergara, Walter; Disclosed

Water resources management in Mexico : The role of the water rights adjustment program (WRAP) in water sustainability and rural development (English)

Water resources management represents one of Mexico's most urgent environmental challenges today, and one that impacts heavily on the economy. Mexico continues to grapple with water management problems resulting from a long period of unsustainable exploitation of both surface and groundwater resources in many areas. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34636 AUG 01, 2005

Asad. Musa; Garduno, Hector Spanish

Public investments in tourism in Northeast Brazil : Does a poor-area strategy benefit the poor? (English)

Tourism development is often promoted as a pro-poor non-agricultural rural strategy. However, little research exists at the World Bank about the broad impacts of tourism development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34634 FEB 01, 2005

Siegel. Paul B.; Alwang, Jeffrey R.

Spatial analysis of rural economic growth potential in Guatemala (English)

Guatemala like other countries in Central America, growth and development have been concentrated in areas where agro-ecological conditions are favorable for agricultural export products. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34633 FEB 01, 2005

Alwang, Jeffrey R.; Siegel, Paul B.; Wooddall-Gainey, David

Centroamérica, la crisis cafetalera : Efectos y estrategias para hacerle frente (Spanish)

This study is of particular relevance as coffee is the most important agricultural commodity in the world, and approximately 25 million families-many of them small and medium producers-in 51 countries make a living from it. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34635 NOV 01, 2004

Castro, Felipe; Montes, Eduardo; Raine, Martin

Lessons of indigenous development in Latin America : The proceedings of a World Bank Workshop on Indigenous Peoples Development (English)

On February 27, 2004, the Social Development Unit of the World Bank's Latin American and Caribbean Region (LCSEO) held a learning workshop entitled, "Indigenous Peoples and Development." ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 31235 SEP 01, 2004

Davis, Shelton H.; Uquillas, Jorge E.; Eltz, Melanie A.

Water resources management in Mexico : The role of the water rights adjustment program (WRAP) in water sustainability and rural development : Gestion de recuros hidricos en Mexico: el papel del PADUA en la sostenibilidad hidrica y el desarrollo rural (Spanish)

Water resources management represents one of Mexico's most urgent environmental challenges today, and one that impacts heavily on the economy. Mexico continues to grapple with water management problems resulting from a long period of unsustainable exploitation of both surface and groundwater resources in many areas. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34636 JUN 30, 2004

Asad. Musa; Garduno, Hector English Disclosed

Responding to climate change: proposed action plan for the World Bank in Latin America (English)

Climate change is a very serious environmental challenge that affects prospects for sustainable development. Since the industrial revolution, the mean surface temperature of Earth has increased an average of one degree Celsius per century mainly due to the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 30407 JUN 01, 2004

Vergara,Walter Disclosed

Good dams and bad dams : environmental criteria for site selection of hydroelectric projects (English)

This paper provides a simple, yet robust, methodology for comparing proposed hydroelectric project sites in terms of their expected negative environmental impacts, and relating these to power generation benefits. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 30360 NOV 01, 2003

Ledec, George; Quintero, Juan David Disclosed

Social capital as a factor in indigenous peoples development in Ecuador (English)

This study attempts to distill lessons from the preparation, and initial implementation of the Ecuador Indigenous and Afro-Ecuadoran Peoples Development Project, though it also draws heavily from a working paper previously published by the authors. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 27204 AUG 30, 2003

Uquillas, Jorge E.; Van Nieuwkoop, Martien;

CFC markets in Latin America (English)

This report provides an assessment of Latin America market sectors engaged in the supply and consumption of CFCs. The report was designated to identify those countries that are at greater risk of falling out of compliance Montreal, Protocol obligations, and the specific market sectors in greatness need of project assistance to expedite phase-out. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34663 DEC 01, 2002

ICF Consulting

Microfinance prospects in Brazil (English)

Brazil is well behind most other countries in Latin America in the development of its microfinance industry. The most common explanations for the slow growth of microfinance in Brazil are a) the country's macroeconomic instability until fairly recently, b) the "crowding-out" effect of subsidized government credit lines, and c) legal and regulatory impediments faced by nonbank institutions. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 23236 SEP 30, 2001

Schonberger, Steven N.

Strengthening indigenous organizations : the World Bank's indigenous capacity building program in Latin America (English)

The paper looks at cross-country experiences in capacity building for change, and adaptation of indigenous peoples in Latin America, identifying their increased recognition that, to meet the challenges of modern society, they cannot rely solely on traditional forms of organization, knowledge, and skills, but must also embrace new forms of organization, and key elements of modern science, and technology. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 22194 DEC 31, 2000

Uquillas, Jorge E.; Aparicio Gabara, Teresa

Perceptions of urban violence : participatory appraisal techniques (English)

The paper synthesizes the information generated by one stage of activities of the Urban Peace Program, which focuses on the dynamics of violence in Latin America and the Caribbean, its effects on poor communities, and the development of appropriate multi-sectoral strategies for violence reduction, that would in turn help to promote peace, and development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 23232 FEB 29, 2000

Moser, Caroline; McIlwaine, Cathy Spanish Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Assessing the potential consequences of climate destabilization in Latin America (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 89922 Working Paper
Visualizing future climate in Latin America : results from the application of the Earth Simulator (English)
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NOV 01, 2007 41770 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Transport and climate : lessons from the partnership between Mexico City and the World Bank (English)
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MAY 01, 2007 40909 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Vulnerability to air pollution in Latin America and the Caribbean Region (English)
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SEP 01, 2006 39231 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The role of water policy in Mexico : sustainability, equity, and economic growth considerations (English)
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SEP 01, 2006 39230 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Using strategic assessments for environmental mainstreaming in the water and sanitation sector : the case of Argentina and Colombia (English)
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DEC 01, 2005 39229 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Adapting to climate change : lessons learned, work in progress, and proposed next steps for the World Bank in Latin America (English)
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OCT 01, 2005 55745 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Water resources management in Mexico : The role of the water rights adjustment program (WRAP) in water sustainability and rural development (English)
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AUG 01, 2005 34636 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish
Public investments in tourism in Northeast Brazil : Does a poor-area strategy benefit the poor? (English)
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FEB 01, 2005 34634 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Spatial analysis of rural economic growth potential in Guatemala (English)
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FEB 01, 2005 34633 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Centroamérica, la crisis cafetalera : Efectos y estrategias para hacerle frente (Spanish)
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NOV 01, 2004 34635 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Lessons of indigenous development in Latin America : The proceedings of a World Bank Workshop on Indigenous Peoples Development (English)
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SEP 01, 2004 31235 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Water resources management in Mexico : The role of the water rights adjustment program (WRAP) in water sustainability and rural development : Gestion de recuros hidricos en Mexico: el papel del PADUA en la sostenibilidad hidrica y el desarrollo rural (Spanish)
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JUN 30, 2004 34636 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Responding to climate change: proposed action plan for the World Bank in Latin America (English)
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JUN 01, 2004 30407 Departmental Working Paper
Good dams and bad dams : environmental criteria for site selection of hydroelectric projects (English)
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NOV 01, 2003 30360 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Social capital as a factor in indigenous peoples development in Ecuador (English)
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AUG 30, 2003 27204 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
CFC markets in Latin America (English)
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DEC 01, 2002 34663 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Microfinance prospects in Brazil (English)
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SEP 30, 2001 23236 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Strengthening indigenous organizations : the World Bank's indigenous capacity building program in Latin America (English)
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DEC 31, 2000 22194 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Perceptions of urban violence : participatory appraisal techniques (English)
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FEB 29, 2000 23232 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish