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Natural disaster damage indices based on remotely sensed data: an application to Indonesia (English)

Combining nightlight data as a proxy for economic activity with remote sensing data typically used for natural hazard modeling, this paper constructs novel damage indices at the district level for Indonesia, for different disaster events such as floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and the 2004 Christmas Tsunami. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8188 SEP 08, 2017

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Strobl,Eric; Tveit,Thomas Breivik Disclosed

India - Tamil Nadu Sustainable Urban Development Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Supplementary resettlement action plan for Padikuppam canal (English)

The development objective of the Tamil Nadu Sustainable Urban Development Project for India is to improve urban services delivery in participating urban local bodies (ULBs) in a financially sustainable manner and to pilot improved urban management practices in selected cities. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG3145 SEP 01, 2017

Sriram,Jyoti Disclosed

Buses, houses or cash ? socio-economic, spatial and environmental consequences of reforming public transport subsidies in Buenos Aires (English)

Transit subsidies in the urban area of Buenos Aires are high, amounting to a total of US$5 billion for 2012. They have been challenged on several counts: suspected of driving urban sprawl and associated infrastructure costs, diverting resources from system maintenance, and failing to reach the poor among others. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8166 AUG 14, 2017

Avner,Paolo; Mehndiratta,Shomik Raj; Viguie,Vincent; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

Peer effects in the demand for property rights : experimental evidence from urban Tanzania (English)

This paper investigates the presence of endogenous peer effects in the adoption of formal property rights. Using data from a unique land titling experiment held in an unplanned settlement in Dar es Salaam, the analysis finds a strong, positive impact of neighbor adoption on the household's choice to purchase a land title. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8163 AUG 10, 2017

Collin,Matthew Edward Disclosed

Reducing traffic congestion in Beirut : an empirical analysis of selected policy options (English)

Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, faces huge traffic congestion, the cost of which is estimated to be more than 2 percent of the city's gross regional product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8158 AUG 03, 2017

Anas,Alex; De Sarkar,Sayan; Abou Zeid,Maya; Timilsina,Govinda R.; El Nakat,Ziad Salim Disclosed

Knowledge brief : when, why, and how water and sanitation utilities can benefit from working together (English)

The World Bank Water Global Practice, under the WSS GSG Utility Turnaround thematic area, has implemented the Global Study on WSS Utility Aggregation to provide evidence-based guidance to policy makers and practitioners regarding when, why, and how water and sanitation utilities can work together, or aggregate, to successfully deliver specific policy outcomes, such as better services or lower costs. ... See More +

Working Paper 119031 AUG 01, 2017

Disclosed

Albania - Project for Integrated Urban Economic Development : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Plan I menaxhimit mjedisor e social për rehabilitimin e zonës Qafa e Pazarit Qyteti i Gjirokastrës (Basque,Albanian)

The development objective of Project for Integrated Urban Economic Development (PIUED) for Albania is to improve urban infrastructure, enhance tourism assets, and strengthen institutional capacity to support tourism related local economic development in selected areas in the south of Albania. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2300 AUG 01, 2017

Hamilton,Delphine Alberta Disclosed

Stepping up skills in urban Ghana : snapshot of the STEP skills measurement survey (English)

The Skills Toward Employment and Productivity (STEP) survey is an initiative of the World Bank in cooperation with other development partners and nongovernmental agencies. ... See More +

Publication 117826 JUL 26, 2017

Darvas,Peter; Favara,Marta; Arnold,Tamara Disclosed

Stepping up skills in urban Ghana : snapshot of the STEP skills measurement survey (English)

The Skills Toward Employment and Productivity (STEP) survey is an initiative of the World Bank in cooperation with other development partners and nongovernmental agencies. ... See More +

Working Paper 117761 JUL 20, 2017

Darvas,Peter; Favara,Marta; Arnold,Tamara Disclosed

Rwanda - Urban Development Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Abbreviated resettlement action plan for Musanze District (English)

The objective of the Urban Development Project is to support Rwanda’s urbanization process by delivering basic services that will improve living conditions and promote local economic development. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG3481 JUL 06, 2017

Ingabire,Sylvie Disclosed

Rwanda - Urban Development Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 4) : Abbreviated resettlement action plan for Rubavu District (English)

The objective of the Urban Development Project is to support Rwanda’s urbanization process by delivering basic services that will improve living conditions and promote local economic development. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG3481 JUL 06, 2017

Ingabire,Sylvie Disclosed

Rwanda - Urban Development Project : resettlement plan : Abbreviated Resettlement Action Plan (ARAP) for the rehabilitation and upgrading of roads from Kibirigi road in Muhanga District (English)

The objective of the Urban Development Project is to support Rwanda’s urbanization process by delivering basic services that will improve living conditions and promote local economic development. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG3481 JUL 06, 2017

Ingabire,Sylvie Disclosed

Nigeria - Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 6) : Environmental and social management plan for the rehabilitation of the office space (English)

The development objective of the Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project for Nigeria is to improve the capacity of Oyo State to effectively manage flood risk in the city of Ibadan. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1993 JUL 01, 2017

Elufioye,Abiodun Disclosed

Building regulatory capacity assessment : level 2 - detailed exploration (English)

Urbanization is simultaneously a major driver of development, wealth creation, and poverty reduction, as well as one of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century. ... See More +

Working Paper 117745 JUL 01, 2017

Moullier,Thomas Disclosed

India - Mumbai Urban Transport Project - 2A (English)

Ratings for the Mumbai Urban Transport Project - 2A for India were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4109 JUN 27, 2017

Disclosed

Liberia - Emergency Monrovia Urban Sanitation Project (English)

Ratings for the Emergency Monrovia Urban Sanitation (EMUS) Project for Liberia were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was significant, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4138 JUN 20, 2017

Disclosed

Bolivia - Integral urban development of Trinidad : case study (Spanish)

Working Paper 116273 JUN 12, 2017

Disclosed

Cities, slums, and early child growth : empirical evidence from Bangladesh (English)

This study uses novel household survey data that are representative of Bangladesh's large cities, and of slum and nonslum areas within the cities, to investigate the effects of demographic and socioeconomic factors on early child growth in 2013. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8094 JUN 08, 2017

Raju,Dhushyanth; Kim,Kyoung Yang; Nguyen,Quynh T.; Govindaraj,Ramesh Disclosed

CURB tool : climate action for urban sustainability (Vol. 2) : User guide (English)

CURB, Climate Action for Urban Sustainability, is an interactive scenario planning tool that helps cities take action on climate change. By reducing their environmental impact, cities can achieve a variety of local benefits including improved health and air quality, job creation and economic growth, energy independence, while often saving money. ... See More +

Working Paper 108404 JUN 01, 2017

Spanish Disclosed

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Natural disaster damage indices based on remotely sensed data: an application to Indonesia (English)
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SEP 08, 2017 WPS8188 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Tamil Nadu Sustainable Urban Development Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Supplementary resettlement action plan for Padikuppam canal (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 SFG3145 Resettlement Plan
Buses, houses or cash ? socio-economic, spatial and environmental consequences of reforming public transport subsidies in Buenos Aires (English)
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AUG 14, 2017 WPS8166 Policy Research Working Paper
Peer effects in the demand for property rights : experimental evidence from urban Tanzania (English)
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AUG 10, 2017 WPS8163 Policy Research Working Paper
Reducing traffic congestion in Beirut : an empirical analysis of selected policy options (English)
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AUG 03, 2017 WPS8158 Policy Research Working Paper
Knowledge brief : when, why, and how water and sanitation utilities can benefit from working together (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 119031 Working Paper
Albania - Project for Integrated Urban Economic Development : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Plan I menaxhimit mjedisor e social për rehabilitimin e zonës Qafa e Pazarit Qyteti i Gjirokastrës (Basque,Albanian)
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AUG 01, 2017 SFG2300 Environmental Assessment
Stepping up skills in urban Ghana : snapshot of the STEP skills measurement survey (English)
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JUL 26, 2017 117826 Publication
Stepping up skills in urban Ghana : snapshot of the STEP skills measurement survey (English)
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JUL 20, 2017 117761 Working Paper
Rwanda - Urban Development Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 2) : Abbreviated resettlement action plan for Musanze District (English)
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JUL 06, 2017 SFG3481 Resettlement Plan
Rwanda - Urban Development Project : resettlement plan (Vol. 4) : Abbreviated resettlement action plan for Rubavu District (English)
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JUL 06, 2017 SFG3481 Resettlement Plan
Rwanda - Urban Development Project : resettlement plan : Abbreviated Resettlement Action Plan (ARAP) for the rehabilitation and upgrading of roads from Kibirigi road in Muhanga District (English)
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JUL 06, 2017 SFG3481 Resettlement Plan
Congo, Republic of - Water and Urban Development Project (PEDU) : resettlement plan : Plan d’Action de Reinstallation (PAR) pour la construction des sept (07) departs ou feeders souterrains a Brazzaville (French)
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JUL 01, 2017 SFG3509 Resettlement Plan
Nigeria - Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 6) : Environmental and social management plan for the rehabilitation of the office space (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 SFG1993 Environmental Assessment
Building regulatory capacity assessment : level 2 - detailed exploration (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117745 Working Paper
India - Mumbai Urban Transport Project - 2A (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 ICR4109 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Liberia - Emergency Monrovia Urban Sanitation Project (English)
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JUN 20, 2017 ICR4138 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Bolivia - Integral urban development of Trinidad : case study (Spanish)
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JUN 12, 2017 116273 Working Paper
Cities, slums, and early child growth : empirical evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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JUN 08, 2017 WPS8094 Policy Research Working Paper
CURB tool : climate action for urban sustainability (Vol. 2) : User guide (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 108404 Working Paper Spanish