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Mangroves as protection from storm surges in Bangladesh (English)

Mangrove forests can reduce the vulnerability of adjacent coastal lands from storm surges by slowing the flow of water. Although the potential utility of mangroves in disaster risk reduction is increasingly recognized by coastal managers, efficient use of this ecosystem-based protection is often hindered by the scarcity of location-specific information on the protective capacity of mangroves. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8251 NOV 21, 2017

Dasgupta,Susmita; Huq,Mainul; Khan,Zahirul Huque; Islam,Md. Saiful; Hasib,Md. Raqubul Disclosed

Bangladesh - Weather and Climate Services Regional Project (English)

The development objective of the Weather and Climate Services Regional Project for Bangladesh is to strengthen Bangladesh’s capacity to deliver reliable weather, water, and climate information services and improve access to such services by priority sectors and communities. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1414 MAY 13, 2016

Disclosed

Options for results monitoring and evaluation for resilience building operations (English)

Across the world, donors and a broad array of stakeholders are seeking to understand whether climate change adaptation, disaster risk management, and other resilience interventions are working, and what lessons from early implementation of investments can be shared to inform the field and improve results over time. ... See More +

Working Paper 105159 APR 01, 2016

Williams,Anna Louise Disclosed

Drought and retribution : evidence from a large-scale rainfall-indexed insurance program in Mexico (English)

Although weather shocks are a major source of income fluctuation, most of the world's poor lack insurance coverage against them. Absence of formal insurance contributes to poverty traps, as investment decisions are conflicted with risk management ones: risk-averse farmers tend to underinvest and produce lower yielding yet safer crops. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7565 FEB 16, 2016

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Wolff,Hendrik Disclosed

Bangladesh - Weather and Climate Services Regional Project : small and ethnic and vulnerable communities’ development framework (English)

The development objective of the Weather and Climate Services Regional Project for Bangladesh is to strengthen Government of Bangladesh’s capacity to deliver reliable weather, water, and climate information services, and improve access to such services by priority sectors and communities. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG1623 JAN 01, 2016

Elvie,Marie Florence Disclosed

Supporting resilient recovery in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam (English)

Located in the Pacific Ring of Fire and at the center of the Pacific cyclone belt, Vanuatu is exposed to one of the world’s highest levels of natural disaster risk. ... See More +

Brief 103269 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Bangladesh - Regional Weather and Climate Services Project: environmental management framework (English)

The development objective of the Regional Weather and Climate Services Project for Bangladesh is to strengthen Government of Bangladesh’s capacity to deliver reliable weather, water, and climate information services and improve access to such services by priority sectors and communities. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1641 DEC 01, 2015

Elvie,Marie Florence Disclosed

Bangladesh - Regional Weather and Climate Services Project: resettlement policy framework (English)

The development objective of the Regional Weather and Climate Services Project for Bangladesh is to strengthen Government of Bangladesh’s capacity to deliver reliable weather, water, and climate information services and improve access to such services by priority sectors and communities. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG1624 NOV 01, 2015

Elvie,Marie Florence Disclosed

China - Reduction and phase-out of PFOS in Priority Sectors Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 98287 MAY 04, 2015

Disclosed

Managing vulnerability and boosting productivity in agriculture through weather risk mapping : a guide for development practitioners (English)

Productivity in the agricultural sector is inherently dependent on weather, such as variations in rainfall and temperature. As a result, weather risk events can cause losses in yield and production that translate into economic losses for producers, as well as other sector stakeholders that depend on income from agricultural trade, transport, processing, or export. ... See More +

Working Paper 92400 FEB 01, 2015

Arce,Carlos Enrique; Uribe Alcantara,Edgar Misael Disclosed

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

Disclosed

Colombia - First Phase of Adaptable Program Loan for the National Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (English)

Ratings for the First Phase of Adaptable Program Loan for National Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project for Colombia were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR1946 JUN 09, 2014

Disclosed

Non-traditional approaches to weather observations in developing countries (English)

In many developing countries, given their poor economic circumstances, weather observing networks are usually installed using funds from international development and aid agencies to enhance the capability of local national hydro-meteorological services (NHMS) and to accomplish humanitarian objectives. ... See More +

Working Paper 112822 JAN 01, 2013

Snow,John Thomas Disclosed

Weather index-based crop insurance in Malawi : facilitating farmers’ access to agricultural credit (English)

Prior to 2005, only 50,000 of the millions of smallholder farming households in Malawi secured credit from formal financial institutions. The World Bank worked with the National Association of Small Farmers in Malawi to develop an index-based crop insurance contract. ... See More +

Brief 97471 MAR 01, 2012

Disclosed

Cook Island - country risk profile (English)

In this country risk profile, Cook Island's earthquake and tropical cyclone risk profiles are derived from an estimation of the direct losses to buildings, infrastructure assets and major crops that are caused by all the simulated potential future events. ... See More +

Brief 96740 SEP 01, 2011

Disclosed

Marshall Islands – country risk profile (English)

In this country risk profile, the Marshall Island’s earthquake and tropical cyclone risk profiles are derived from an estimation of the direct losses to buildings, infrastructure assets and major crops that are caused by all the simulated potential future events. ... See More +

Brief 96746 SEP 01, 2011

Disclosed

Fiji - country risk profile (English)

In this country risk profile, Fiji’s earthquake and tropical cyclone risk profiles are derived from an estimation of the direct losses to buildings, infrastructure assets and major crops that are caused by all the simulated potential future events. ... See More +

Brief 96742 SEP 01, 2011

Disclosed

Kiribati – country risk profile (English)

In this country risk profile, the Kiribati’s earthquake and tropical cyclone risk profiles are derived from an estimation of the direct losses to buildings, infrastructure assets and major crops that are caused by all the simulated potential future events. ... See More +

Brief 96745 SEP 01, 2011

Disclosed

Micronesia, Federated States of – country risk profile (English)

In this country risk profile, the Federated States of Micronesia’s (FSM) earthquake and tropical cyclone risk profiles are derived from an estimation of the direct losses to buildings, infrastructure assets and major crops that are caused by all the simulated potential future events. ... See More +

Brief 96744 SEP 01, 2011

Disclosed

Access to all weather roads has developmemt on the move (Arabic)

This paper includes the following headings: challenge, approach, results, IDA contribution, and next steps.

Brief 94353 AUG 28, 2009

Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Mangroves as protection from storm surges in Bangladesh (English)
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NOV 21, 2017 WPS8251 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh - Weather and Climate Services Regional Project (English)
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MAY 13, 2016 PAD1414 Project Appraisal Document
Options for results monitoring and evaluation for resilience building operations (English)
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APR 01, 2016 105159 Working Paper
Drought and retribution : evidence from a large-scale rainfall-indexed insurance program in Mexico (English)
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FEB 16, 2016 WPS7565 Policy Research Working Paper
Bangladesh - Weather and Climate Services Regional Project : small and ethnic and vulnerable communities’ development framework (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 SFG1623 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Supporting resilient recovery in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103269 Brief
Bangladesh - Regional Weather and Climate Services Project: environmental management framework (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 SFG1641 Environmental Assessment
Bangladesh - Regional Weather and Climate Services Project: resettlement policy framework (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 SFG1624 Resettlement Plan
China - Reduction and phase-out of PFOS in Priority Sectors Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAY 04, 2015 98287 Procurement Plan
Managing vulnerability and boosting productivity in agriculture through weather risk mapping : a guide for development practitioners (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 92400 Working Paper
Impact of weather shocks on MENA Households (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 90155 Brief
Colombia - First Phase of Adaptable Program Loan for the National Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (English)
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JUN 09, 2014 ICR1946 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Non-traditional approaches to weather observations in developing countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 112822 Working Paper
Weather index-based crop insurance in Malawi : facilitating farmers’ access to agricultural credit (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 97471 Brief
Cook Island - country risk profile (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 96740 Brief
Marshall Islands – country risk profile (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 96746 Brief
Fiji - country risk profile (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 96742 Brief
Kiribati – country risk profile (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 96745 Brief
Micronesia, Federated States of – country risk profile (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 96744 Brief
Access to all weather roads has developmemt on the move (Arabic)
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AUG 28, 2009 94353 Brief