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Performance Evaluation of GFDRR-UK Aid Challenge Fund : Open-Source, DIY Remote Weather Stations in Sri Lanka (English)

This performance evaluation using case study design and mixed methods focused on opensource, DIY remote weather stations (RWSs) in Sri Lanka. The Challenge Fund is a joint initiative of GFDRR and UK Aid and seeks to bridge the gap between technology and on-the-ground user needs in the field of disaster risk identification, thereby building greater disaster resilience. ... See More +

Report 134124 FEB 28, 2019

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Project Information Document (PID) - Methodology for Assessing Procurement Systems: Establishing a Governance Structure and Secretariat - P169553 (English)

Project Information Document PIDC174786 FEB 20, 2019

Aquino,Kristina M Disclosed

Official Documents- Amendment No. 2 to the Contribution Agreement with Japan represented through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs for TF069033 (English)

Agreement FEB 20, 2019

LEGKL Disclosed

Official Documents- Amendment No. 9 to the Contribution Agreement with the International Fund for Agricultural Development for TF069033 (English)

Agreement FEB 20, 2019

LEGKL Disclosed

Equivalent Years of Schooling : A Metric to Communicate Learning Gains in Concrete Terms (English)

In the past decade, hundreds of impact evaluation studies have measured the learning outcomes of education interventions in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8752 FEB 19, 2019

Evans,David; Yuan,Fei Disclosed

Assessing Rural Accessibility and Rural Roads Investment Needs Using Open Source Data (English)

Rural accessibility is the only metric used in the Sustainable Development Goals to track progress toward better transport services in low- and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8746 FEB 19, 2019

Mikou,Mehdi; Rozenberg,Julie; Koks,Elco Eduard; Fox,Charles James Edward; Peralta Quiros,Tatiana Disclosed

Investment Needs for Irrigation Infrastructure along Different Socioeconomic Pathways (English)

This paper conducts an assessment of the global costs for expanding, upgrading, and improving irrigation infrastructure in developing countries, along different future scenarios toward 2050. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8744 FEB 19, 2019

Palazzo,Amanda; Valin,Hugo Jean Pierre; Batka,Miroslav; Havlík,Petr Disclosed

Global Investment Costs for Coastal Defense through the 21st Century (English)

Sea-level rise threatens low-lying areas around the world's coasts with increased coastal flooding during storms. One response to this challenge is to build or upgrade coastal flood defenses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8745 FEB 19, 2019

Nicholls,Robert John; Hinkel,Jochen; Lincke,Daniel; van der Pol,Thomas Disclosed

Scenarios : Leapfrog, Lock-in, and Lopsided (English)

This paper presents the details of three scenarios -- leapfrog, lock-in, and lopsided -- that describe an illustrative set of technological states. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8748 FEB 19, 2019

Leifman,Michael Meir Disclosed

Beyond the Gap : How Countries Can Afford the Infrastructure They Need while Protecting the Planet (English)

Beyond the Gap: How Countries Can Afford the Infrastructure They Need while Protecting the Planet aims to shift the debate regarding investment needs away from a simple focus on spending more and toward a focus on spending better on the right objectives, using relevant metrics. ... See More +

Publication 134795 FEB 19, 2019

Rozenberg,Julie; Fay,Marianne Disclosed

Evaluating the Potential of Container-Based Sanitation : Clean Team in Kumasi, Ghana (English)

This study is focused on Clean Team, a social enterprise providing container-based sanitation (CBS) services in Kumasi, the second-largest city in Ghana with a population of 2.7 million in 2018. ... See More +

Working Paper 134667 FEB 14, 2019

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Evaluating the Potential of Container-Based Sanitation : X-Runner in Lima, Peru (English)

This case study examines the container-based sanitation (CBS) service provided by x-runner in the low-income formal/informal settlements in peri-urban Lima. x-runner provides a safe sanitation chain in poor nonsewered neighborhoods in the hills of the outskirts of southwest Lima for a population that does not have (and probably will not have for some years) any safe or hygienic alternative. x-runner operates in difficult-to-access areas, sometimes relying on lockers for users to drop off their sealed full containers. ... See More +

Working Paper 134666 FEB 14, 2019

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Evaluating the Potential of Container-Based Sanitation : Soil in Cap-Haitien, Haiti (English)

This study focuses on Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), a U.S.-based nongovernmental organization (NGO), and its operations mostly in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, and to a lesser extent in Port-au-Prince. ... See More +

Working Paper 134665 FEB 14, 2019

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Evaluating the Potential of Container-Based Sanitation (English)

In the face of urbanization, alternative approaches are needed to deliver adequate and inclusive sanitation services across the full sanitation service chain. ... See More +

Working Paper 134664 FEB 14, 2019

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Evaluating the Potential of Container-Based Sanitation : Sanergy in Nairobi, Kenya (English)

This case study examines the container-based sanitation (CBS) service provided by Sanergy and how its business model fits overall in Nairobi as well as specifically in informal settlements there. ... See More +

Working Paper 134668 FEB 14, 2019

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Parental Beliefs, Investments, and Child Development : Evidence from a Large-Scale Experiment (English)

This paper experimentally evaluates a large-scale and low-cost parenting program targeting poor families in Chile. Households in 162 public health centers were randomly assigned to three groups: a control group, a second group that was offered eight weekly group parenting sessions, and a third group that was offered the same eight group sessions plus two sessions of guided interactions between parents and children focused on responsive play and dialogic reading. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8743 FEB 14, 2019

Amaro Da Costa Luz Carneiro,Pedro Manuel; Galasso,Emanuela; Lopez Garcia,Italo Xavier; Bedregal,Paula; Cordero,Miguel Disclosed

Measuring Human Capital (English)

Students around the world are going to school but are not learning -- an emerging gap in human capital formation. To understand this gap, this paper introduces a new data set measuring learning in 164 countries and territories. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8742 FEB 14, 2019

Angrist,Noam; Djankov,Simeon; Goldberg,Pinelopi Koujianou; Patrinos,Harry Anthony Disclosed

Pollution and City Competitiveness : A Descriptive Analysis (English)

As cities grow, the negative effects of congestion start to play their part, often affecting the cities' ability to become and remain competitive. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8740 FEB 14, 2019

Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Soppelsa,Maria Edisa Disclosed

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Performance Evaluation of GFDRR-UK Aid Challenge Fund : Open-Source, DIY Remote Weather Stations in Sri Lanka (English)
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FEB 28, 2019 134124 Report
Project Information Document (PID) - Methodology for Assessing Procurement Systems: Establishing a Governance Structure and Secretariat - P169553 (English)
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FEB 20, 2019 PIDC174786 Project Information Document
Official Documents- Amendment No. 2 to the Contribution Agreement with Japan represented through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs for TF069033 (English)
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FEB 20, 2019 Agreement
Official Documents- Amendment No. 9 to the Contribution Agreement with the International Fund for Agricultural Development for TF069033 (English)
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FEB 20, 2019 Agreement
Official Documents- Amendment No. 5 to the Contribution Agreement with the International Fund for Agricultural Development acting on behalf of the European Commission for TF069033 (English)
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FEB 20, 2019 Agreement
Equivalent Years of Schooling : A Metric to Communicate Learning Gains in Concrete Terms (English)
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FEB 19, 2019 WPS8752 Policy Research Working Paper
Official Documents- Amendment No. 2 to the Supplemental Agreement with the Federal Republic of Italy acting through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs for TF072584 parallel to TF072236 (English)
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FEB 19, 2019 Agreement
Assessing Rural Accessibility and Rural Roads Investment Needs Using Open Source Data (English)
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FEB 19, 2019 WPS8746 Policy Research Working Paper
Investment Needs for Irrigation Infrastructure along Different Socioeconomic Pathways (English)
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FEB 19, 2019 WPS8744 Policy Research Working Paper
Global Investment Costs for Coastal Defense through the 21st Century (English)
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FEB 19, 2019 WPS8745 Policy Research Working Paper
Scenarios : Leapfrog, Lock-in, and Lopsided (English)
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FEB 19, 2019 WPS8748 Policy Research Working Paper
Beyond the Gap : How Countries Can Afford the Infrastructure They Need while Protecting the Planet (English)
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FEB 19, 2019 134795 Publication
Evaluating the Potential of Container-Based Sanitation : Clean Team in Kumasi, Ghana (English)
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FEB 14, 2019 134667 Working Paper
Evaluating the Potential of Container-Based Sanitation : X-Runner in Lima, Peru (English)
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FEB 14, 2019 134666 Working Paper
Evaluating the Potential of Container-Based Sanitation : Soil in Cap-Haitien, Haiti (English)
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FEB 14, 2019 134665 Working Paper
Evaluating the Potential of Container-Based Sanitation (English)
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FEB 14, 2019 134664 Working Paper
Evaluating the Potential of Container-Based Sanitation : Sanergy in Nairobi, Kenya (English)
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FEB 14, 2019 134668 Working Paper
Parental Beliefs, Investments, and Child Development : Evidence from a Large-Scale Experiment (English)
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FEB 14, 2019 WPS8743 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring Human Capital (English)
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FEB 14, 2019 WPS8742 Policy Research Working Paper
Pollution and City Competitiveness : A Descriptive Analysis (English)
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FEB 14, 2019 WPS8740 Policy Research Working Paper