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This new newsletter of International Finance Corporation (IFC) presents how companies across the world achieve and sustain stronger performance, how they address sustainability challenges and how they can learn from each other. Through this newsletter, IFC leverages its unique vantage point at the intersection of business and development by convening an effective global conversation on cutting-edge business solutions. It brings fresh perspectives from the private sector, international organizations, academia, and the World Bank Group

 

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Democratic Republic of Congo urbanization review : productive and inclusive cities for an emerging Congo (English)

The Democratic Republic of Congo has the third largest urban population in Sub-Saharan Africa (estimated at 43 percent in 2016) after South Africa and Nigeria. ... See More +

Publication 121954 DEC 07, 2017

Disclosed

The sunken billions revisited : progress and challenges in global marine fisheries (English)

This report updates previous studies that measured in economic terms the extent of biological losses attributable to overfishing globally. The new estimates assess these 'sunken billions' at 83 billion dollars annually. ... See More +

Publication 112848 FEB 10, 2017

Disclosed

China - Heilongjiang Cold Weather Smart Public Transport Project (English)

Harbin (pop. 10.6 million) and Mudanjiang, a smaller city (pop. 2.8 million) bordering Russia, share common transportation problems of growing cities in China. ... See More +

Brief 119933 AUG 28, 2016

Disclosed

Turkey - Renewable Energy Integration Project (English)

Turkey has considerable renewable energy potential. However, substantial public and private investment is needed to fully exploit this resource. ... See More +

Brief 119970 AUG 26, 2016

Disclosed

Brazil - Greening Rio de Janerio urban rail transit : additional financing (English)

The project provides additional financing to an earlier Transit System Project for Rio de Janeiro (RJ) for placing the freight and transport systems in a lower carbon growth path, in addition to providing a safer and cost-efficient suburban rail transport for the RJ metropolitan area. ... See More +

Brief 119899 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

China - Agricultural product safety and quality (English)

The government of China has made food safety a top priority in recent years and is taking clear actions to upgrade their food safety system. It passed the Law on Agricultural Product Quality and Safety in 2006 and the Law on Food Safety in 2009.The Jilin Agriculture Product Quality and Safety Project is part of the national efforts to upgrade food safety infrastructure, procedures and capacity to implement these new national laws. ... See More +

Brief 119901 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

Brazil - Sao Paolo state sustainable transport (English)

The State of Sao Paulo accounts for 33 percent of Brazil’s total GDP; its 41 million inhabitants have the highest per capital income in the country. ... See More +

Brief 119900 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

China - Beijing Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Scale-Up (Sunshine Schools) Project (English)

Energy efficiency and renewable energy are central in China's push to reduce the carbon footprint of its economy. The sunshine schools project will increase the share of clean energy in electricity consumption and demonstrate the viability of the renewable energy service company model by scaling up the deployment of rooftop solar photovoltaic systems in 1000 schools and other educational institutions in Beijing municipality - the largest solar photovoltaic initiative in the country so far. ... See More +

Brief 119903 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

China - Bengbu Integrated Environment Improvement Project (English)

Anhui province in the mid-eastern region of China is relatively underdeveloped. Bengbu, its second largest city, has experienced sluggish economic growth due to frequent flooding from the Huai river, industrial pollution, unreliable water supply, and inadequate wastewater management. ... See More +

Brief 119904 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

China - Changzhi Sustainable Urban Transport Project (English)

Shanxi province (population 540,000) and the surrounding areas’ population has grown over 22 percent per year. The growth in population has been accompanied by rapidly growing motorization. ... See More +

Brief 119905 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

China - Diannan Center Urban Transport Project (English)

The Diannan area (Southern Yunnan province), in the western provinces, is expected to become a regional hub of logistics, tourism, energy, and trade connecting the South Asian and Southeast Asian countries. ... See More +

Brief 119906 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

China - Eco-Farming Project (English)

In China, millions of households rely on the agriculture sector for their livelihood. The agricultural sector, however, has had widespread negative impacts on the environment because of inadequate farming techniques involving misuse of land leading to desertification, over-use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers without adequate environmental controls. ... See More +

Brief 119907 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

China - Energy efficiency financing and additional financing (English)

China's energy-intensive manufacturing industries account for about 50 percent of its total energy consumption and operate at significantly higher levels of energy intensity than international best practices. ... See More +

Brief 119908 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

China - Second Energy Efficiency Financing Project (English)

China's energy-intensive manufacturing industries account for about 50 percent of their total energy consumption and operate at significantly higher levels of energy intensity than international best practices. ... See More +

Brief 119902 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

Albania - Water resources and irrigation project (English)

Agriculture in Albania is economically important, contributing 21 percent to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and accounting for 58 percent of employment in the country. ... See More +

Brief 119913 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

Argentina - Provincial maternal-child health project (English)

Argentina’s health sector is highly fragmented and is yet to adequately serve the poorest segments of the population (the unemployed, those in the informal sector, and indigenous communities). ... See More +

Brief 119914 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

Argentina - Provincial public health insurance development project (English)

The health sector in Argentina is highly fragmented with several public and private providers and sources of financing. In addition to horizontal fragmentation, Argentina’s public health sector structure faces the challenge of establishing efficient institutional arrangements to provide quality services to the poor and uninsured, with limited data records of health services provided. ... See More +

Brief 119915 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

Argentina - Sustainable natural resources management project (English)

The Sustainable natural resources management project for Argentina aims to improve the sustainable and efficient management of forest resources. ... See More +

Brief 119916 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

Armenia- Second community agriculture resource management project (English)

Pasture-based livestock production is affected by climate change, but also contributes to global warming by eroding soil carbon caused by overgrazing and by methane emissions from the digestive systems of ruminant animals. ... See More +

Brief 119917 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

Armenia - Education improvement project (English)

While Armenia has made progress in achieving nearly universal enrollment in primary and middle school, pre-school enrollment (for children ages 3-6) is currently only sixty five percent. ... See More +

Brief 119919 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

Community forestry enterprises in Mexico : sustainability and competitiveness (English)

Community-based forest management such as Community Forest Enterprises (CFEs) has potential to generate positive socio-environmental and economic outcomes. ... See More +

Journal Article 100261 JUN 15, 2015

Cubbage,Frederick W.; Davis,Robert Ragland; Rodriguez-Paredes,Diana; Mollenhauer Arriagada,Ramon Gabriel; Kraus Elsin,Yoanna; Frey, Gregory E.; Gonzalez Hernandez, Ignacio A.; Albarran Hurtado, Humberto; Salazar Cruz, Anita Mercedes; Chemor Salas, Diana Nacibe Disclosed

Sustain : cutting-edge business solutions (2) (English)

This issue is divided into the following three parts: business solutions; country spotlight; and knowledge hub.

Newsletter 95361 FEB 01, 2015

Disclosed

Sustain : cutting-edge business solution (English)

This issue is divided into the following three parts: business solutions; country spotlight; and knowledge hub.

Newsletter 92246 MAY 01, 2014

Disclosed

Leveraging fuel subsidy reform for transition in Yemen (English)

Yemen is undergoing a major political transition, yet many economic challenges, including fuel subsidy reform remain highly relevant. To inform the transition process with respect to a potential subsidy reform, a dynamic computable general equilibrium and microsimulation model for Yemen was used; overall growth effects of subsidy reduction are positive in general, but poverty can increase or decrease depending on reform design. ... See More +

Journal Article 102466 OCT 30, 2012

Clemens Breisinger; Engelke,Wilfried; Olivier Ecker Disclosed

Small modular reactors for enhancing energy security in developing countries (English)

In recent years, small modular reactors (SMRs) have been attracting considerable attention around the world. SMR designs incorporate innovative approaches to achieve simplicity, modularity and speed of build, passive safety features, proliferation resistance, and reduced financial risk. ... See More +

Journal Article 102481 AUG 14, 2012

Kessides,Ioannis N.; Kuznetsov,Vladimir Disclosed

The structure and composition of a tropical dry forest landscape after land clearance : Azuero Peninsula, Panama (English)

Characterization of preexisting flora is an essential preliminary step for successful land rehabilitation projects. This descriptive study was undertaken in a fragmented dry tropical forest region in Panama. ... See More +

Journal Article 79440 NOV 14, 2011

Griscom, H. P.; Connelly, A. B.; Ashton, M. S.; Wishnie, M. H.; Deago, J. Disclosed

Sustainable forests : bimonthly newsletter of the World Bank Rain Forest Unit (2) : Florestas Sustentaveis: Boletim bimestral da Unidade de Florestas Tropicais do Banco Mundial - No. 1 - Fevereiro de 2005 (Portuguese)

Contents: Development compatible with protection (Interview with Vinod Thomas). In focus: RFU partners develop projects aimed at sustainability. ... See More +

Newsletter 33336 APR 01, 2005

English Disclosed

Sustainable forests : bimonthly newsletter of the World Bank Rain Forest Unit (2) (English)

Contents: Development compatible with protection (Interview with Vinod Thomas). In focus: RFU partners develop projects aimed at sustainability. ... See More +

Newsletter 33336 APR 01, 2005

Portuguese Disclosed

Sustainable forests : bimonthly newsletter of the World Bank Rain Forest Unit (1) (English)

Contents: A commitment to partnership (Interview with Gregor Wolf). In focus: Twelve years in Brazil. Developments: Brazil and World Bank Institute partnerships. ... See More +

Newsletter 33335 FEB 01, 2005

Portuguese Disclosed

Sustainable forests : bimonthly newsletter of the World Bank Rain Forest Unit (1) : Florestas Sustentaveis: Boletim bimestral da Unidade de Florestas Tropicais do Banco Mundial - No. 1 - Fevereiro de 2005 (Portuguese)

Contents: A commitment to partnership (Interview with Gregor Wolf). In focus: Twelve years in Brazil. Developments: Brazil and World Bank Institute partnerships. ... See More +

Newsletter 33335 FEB 01, 2005

English Disclosed

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Democratic Republic of Congo urbanization review : productive and inclusive cities for an emerging Congo (English)
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DEC 07, 2017 121954 Publication
The sunken billions revisited : progress and challenges in global marine fisheries (English)
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FEB 10, 2017 112848 Publication
China - Heilongjiang Cold Weather Smart Public Transport Project (English)
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AUG 28, 2016 119933 Brief
Turkey - Renewable Energy Integration Project (English)
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AUG 26, 2016 119970 Brief
Brazil - Greening Rio de Janerio urban rail transit : additional financing (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119899 Brief
China - Agricultural product safety and quality (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119901 Brief
Brazil - Sao Paolo state sustainable transport (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119900 Brief
China - Beijing Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Scale-Up (Sunshine Schools) Project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119903 Brief
China - Bengbu Integrated Environment Improvement Project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119904 Brief
China - Changzhi Sustainable Urban Transport Project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119905 Brief
China - Diannan Center Urban Transport Project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119906 Brief
China - Eco-Farming Project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119907 Brief
China - Energy efficiency financing and additional financing (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119908 Brief
China - Second Energy Efficiency Financing Project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119902 Brief
Albania - Water resources and irrigation project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119913 Brief
Argentina - Provincial maternal-child health project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119914 Brief
Argentina - Provincial public health insurance development project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119915 Brief
Argentina - Sustainable natural resources management project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119916 Brief
Armenia- Second community agriculture resource management project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119917 Brief
Armenia - Education improvement project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119919 Brief
Community forestry enterprises in Mexico : sustainability and competitiveness (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 100261 Journal Article
Sustain : cutting-edge business solutions (2) (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 95361 Newsletter
Sustain : cutting-edge business solution (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 92246 Newsletter
Leveraging fuel subsidy reform for transition in Yemen (English)
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OCT 30, 2012 102466 Journal Article
Small modular reactors for enhancing energy security in developing countries (English)
See More +
AUG 14, 2012 102481 Journal Article
The structure and composition of a tropical dry forest landscape after land clearance : Azuero Peninsula, Panama (English)
See More +
NOV 14, 2011 79440 Journal Article
Sustainable forests : bimonthly newsletter of the World Bank Rain Forest Unit (2) : Florestas Sustentaveis: Boletim bimestral da Unidade de Florestas Tropicais do Banco Mundial - No. 1 - Fevereiro de 2005 (Portuguese)
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APR 01, 2005 33336 Newsletter English
Sustainable forests : bimonthly newsletter of the World Bank Rain Forest Unit (2) (English)
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APR 01, 2005 33336 Newsletter Portuguese
Sustainable forests : bimonthly newsletter of the World Bank Rain Forest Unit (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2005 33335 Newsletter Portuguese
Sustainable forests : bimonthly newsletter of the World Bank Rain Forest Unit (1) : Florestas Sustentaveis: Boletim bimestral da Unidade de Florestas Tropicais do Banco Mundial - No. 1 - Fevereiro de 2005 (Portuguese)
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FEB 01, 2005 33335 Newsletter English