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Generating public sector resources to finance sustainable development - revenue and incentive effects (English)

The paper discusses how developing countries can generate some of the resources they need for sustainable development. Developing country government already spend significant amounts of resources on a variety of activities, but the evidence suggests that sometimes, there is substantial scope for them to generate additional resources, and most importantly perhaps, to free substantial amounts of resources which are currently being used inefficiently. ... See More +

Publication WTP538 DEC 31, 2002

Pagiola, Stefano; Martin-Hurtado, Roberto; Shyamsundar, Priya; Mani, Muthukumara; Silva, Patricia

Sustainable Amazon - limitations and opportunities for rural development (English)

The report contributes to the debate surrounding land use in the Brazilian Amazon. It sets the context by reviewing the evidence concerning the deleterious effect of increasing levels of rainfall on agricultural settlement, and productivity. ... See More +

Publication WTP515 JAN 01, 2002

Arima,Eugenio; Barreto,Paulo Goncalves; Schneider,Robert R.; Souza, Carlos, Jr.; Verissimo,Adalberto Disclosed

The global environmental benefits of land degradation control on agricultural land - global overlays program (English)

The note focuses on the global effects of land degradation, but emphasizes other important levels of land degradation: at the field level, it may result in reduced productivity; at the national level, it may cause flooding, and sedimentation; and, at the global level, it can contribute to climate changes, damaging bio-diversity, and international waters. ... See More +

Publication 20321 JAN 31, 1999

Pagiola, Stefano

The greening of economic policy reform (Vol. 2) : Case studies (English)

This report, in two volumes, addresses environmental impacts stemming from economy-wide policy reforms, and seeks to clarify the nature of the economic, physical, institutional, and cultural aspects of their relationship. ... See More +

Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study 16339 FEB 28, 1997

Warford, Jeremy J.; Munasinghe, Mohan; Cruz, Wilfrido [editors] Disclosed

Mainstreaming biodiversity in agricultural development - toward good practice : global overlays program (English)

This study looks at the role of agriculture in the decline of biodiversity. It first looks at the conflicts and complementaries between agriculture and biodiversity, touching on global trends, interactions between the two, services, and biodiversity as an input to agriculture. ... See More +

Publication 16332 FEB 28, 1997

Pagiola, Stefano; Kellenberg, John; Vidaeus, Lars; Srivastava, Jitendra

The greening of economic policy reform : Principles (English)

This report, in two volumes, addresses environmental impacts stemming from economy-wide policy reforms, and seeks to clarify the nature of the economic, physical, institutional, and cultural aspects of their relationship. ... See More +

Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study 16339 FEB 28, 1997

Warford, Jeremy J.; Munasinghe, Mohan; Cruz, Wilfrido [editors] Disclosed

Global climate change : economic and policy issues (English)

This volume, "Global climate change: economic and policy issues," contains three papers dealing with key issues and options relating to the economic and policy aspects of global warming. ... See More +

Publication 15317 DEC 31, 1995

Munasinghe, Mohan [editor]

Costs, benefits, and farmer adoption of agroforestry : project experience in Central America and the Caribbean (English)

Developing countries are facing major challenges to their rural land use, including deforestation, increasing scarcity of tree products, and environmental degradation on fragile agricultural lands. ... See More +

Publication 15334 DEC 31, 1995

Current, Dean; Lutz,Ernst; Scherr,Sara; UNDP Disclosed

Government and the economy on the Amazon frontier (English)

This report illuminates the special characteristics of the overall political-economic context confronting governments on the Amazon frontier as the current pattern of development often results in violent conflict and wasteful environmental damage. ... See More +

Publication 14987 AUG 31, 1995

Schneider, Robert R.

Valuing tropical forests : methodology and case study of Madagascar (English)

The loss of large areas of tropical forests has become a major concern of the world community. Although there are many causes of tropical deforestation and forest degradation, an important cause appears to be an undervaluation of forests by markets and governments. ... See More +

Publication 14980 AUG 31, 1995

Kramer, Randall A.; Sharma, Narendra; Munasinghe, Mohan

Economywide policies and the environment : lessons from experience (English)

Although economywide policies are not directed explicitly towards influencing the quality of the natural environment, they may, affect it for good or bad. ... See More +

Publication 14033 JAN 31, 1995

Munasinghe, Mohan; Cruz, Wilfrido Disclosed

Economic and institutional analyses of soil conservation projects in Central America and the Caribbean (English)

The work presented in this report was motivated by an interest in understanding the extent of soil degradation in Central America and the Caribbean, in knowing how farmers are in general responding to it, and in examining the possibilities that exist to help farmers better respond to the challenges they face. ... See More +

Publication 13010 MAR 31, 1994

Lutz, Ernst; Pagiola, Stefano; Reiche, Carlos [editors]

Alternative policies for the control of air pollution in Poland (English)

Like other Central European countries, Poland faces the twin challenges of improving environmental quality while also promoting economic development. ... See More +

Publication 13036 MAR 31, 1994

Bates, Robin; Cofala, Janusz; Toman, Michael

Poverty, institutions, and the environmental - resource base (English)

This paper relies on empirical material drawn from anthropology, demography, economics, and the environmental sciences for identifying possible links between rural poverty, fertility behavior, and the local environmental resource base in poor countries. ... See More +

Publication 13031 MAR 31, 1994

Dasgupta, Partha; Maler, Karl-Goran

Incorporating environmental concerns into power sector decisionmaking : a case study of Sri Lanka (English)

This case study of Sri Lanka seeks to demonstrate how environmental concerns can be incorporated into the planning stage of power sector development. ... See More +

Publication 12966 MAR 31, 1994

Meier, Peter; Munasinghe, Mohan

Land resource management in Machakos District, Kenya : 1930-1990 (English)

An issue which has generated much concern has been the potential link between low incomes and resource degradation. This report presents the results of a study which investigated this question. ... See More +

Publication 12888 FEB 28, 1994

English, John; Tiffen, Mary; Mortimore, Michael

Trees, land, and labor (English)

This survey describes the factors that affect tree cultivation and clearance by Kenyan farmers. These factors include agricultural conditions, product markets, the family life cycle, income, and changing demands for household labor--especially demands caused by labor migration. ... See More +

Publication 29819 DEC 01, 1993

Dewees, Peter A.

Environmental economics and sustainable development (English)

Environment and development are no longer considered mutually exclusive by governments and developmental agencies. It is now recognized that a healthy environment is essential to sustainable growth. ... See More +

Publication 12371 JUL 31, 1993

Munasinghe,P. C. Mohan Disclosed

Sustainable development concepts : an economic analysis (English)

The decade of the 1980s has witnessed a fundamental change in the way governments and development agencies think about environment and development. ... See More +

Publication 11425 NOV 30, 1992

Pezzey, John

Conservation of west and central African rainforests (English)

The fundamental change in thinking over the past decade, which has brought the whole environmental aspect of development to the fore, has resulted from an increasing recognition of the interdependence of the economy and the environment. ... See More +

Publication 11384 OCT 31, 1992

Cleaver, Kevin; Munasinghe, Mohan; Dyson, Mary; Egli, Nicolas; Peuker, Axel; Wencelius, Francois [editors]; IUCN

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Generating public sector resources to finance sustainable development - revenue and incentive effects (English)
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DEC 31, 2002 WTP538 Publication
Sustainable Amazon - limitations and opportunities for rural development (English)
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JAN 01, 2002 WTP515 Publication
The global environmental benefits of land degradation control on agricultural land - global overlays program (English)
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JAN 31, 1999 20321 Publication
The greening of economic policy reform (Vol. 2) : Case studies (English)
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FEB 28, 1997 16339 Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study
Mainstreaming biodiversity in agricultural development - toward good practice : global overlays program (English)
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FEB 28, 1997 16332 Publication
The greening of economic policy reform : Principles (English)
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FEB 28, 1997 16339 Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study
Global climate change : economic and policy issues (English)
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DEC 31, 1995 15317 Publication
Costs, benefits, and farmer adoption of agroforestry : project experience in Central America and the Caribbean (English)
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DEC 31, 1995 15334 Publication
Government and the economy on the Amazon frontier (English)
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AUG 31, 1995 14987 Publication
Valuing tropical forests : methodology and case study of Madagascar (English)
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AUG 31, 1995 14980 Publication
Economywide policies and the environment : lessons from experience (English)
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JAN 31, 1995 14033 Publication
Economic and institutional analyses of soil conservation projects in Central America and the Caribbean (English)
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MAR 31, 1994 13010 Publication
Alternative policies for the control of air pollution in Poland (English)
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MAR 31, 1994 13036 Publication
Poverty, institutions, and the environmental - resource base (English)
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MAR 31, 1994 13031 Publication
Incorporating environmental concerns into power sector decisionmaking : a case study of Sri Lanka (English)
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MAR 31, 1994 12966 Publication
Land resource management in Machakos District, Kenya : 1930-1990 (English)
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FEB 28, 1994 12888 Publication
Trees, land, and labor (English)
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DEC 01, 1993 29819 Publication
Environmental economics and sustainable development (English)
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JUL 31, 1993 12371 Publication
Sustainable development concepts : an economic analysis (English)
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NOV 30, 1992 11425 Publication
Conservation of west and central African rainforests (English)
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OCT 31, 1992 11384 Publication