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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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The challenge of agricultural pollution : evidence from China, Vietnam, and the Philippines (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)

This study, which focuses on three countries, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines, is intended to contribute to a more comprehensive and cross-cutting understanding of the nature and magnitude of the agricultural pollution problems that are deepening at different rates in the region. ... See More +

Publication 122875 JAN 01, 2018

Cassou,Emilie; Jaffee,Steven M.; Ru,Jiang Disclosed

The challenge of agricultural pollution : evidence from China, Vietnam, and the Philippines : Main report (English)

This study, which focuses on three countries, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines, is intended to contribute to a more comprehensive and cross-cutting understanding of the nature and magnitude of the agricultural pollution problems that are deepening at different rates in the region. ... See More +

Publication 122875 JAN 01, 2018

Cassou,Emilie; Jaffee,Steven M.; Ru,Jiang Disclosed

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 - Federal integrated water sector project (English)

While Brazil has twelve to nineteen percent of the world’s freshwater resources, water is unequally distributed around the country, with the arid Northeast expected to be particularly affected by climate change. ... See More +

Brief 119925 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

Morocco - Noor-OuarzazateConcentrated Solar Power Project (English)

Morocco has achieved strong economic growth and stability over the past decade. This has resulted in a substantial expansion of its energy demand which has been met by importing oil at an annual cost of US 80 billion dollars with consequent emissions of greenhouse gases. ... See More +

Brief 119976 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

China - Jiaozuo Green Transport and Safety Improvement Project (English)

Jiaozuo, located in the northwest Henan Province (permanent population of 850,000), is recognized for its scenic and natural beauty. Its potential as a tourist destination and general economic prospects are hampered by an inefficient road network and inadequate public transportation services. ... See More +

Brief 119962 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

Ecuador - Quito Metro Line One Project (English)

Quito, Ecuador’s capital, is located in a valley surrounded by volcanoes which limits construction of modern wide roads. Limited infrastructure has meant traffic jams and increased greenhouse gas emissions. ... See More +

Brief 119949 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

Colombia - Rural Education Project and Higher Education Project (English)

Low enrollment and high dropout rates continue to be high, especially in grades 1 and 6. Limited access to quality secondary and post-secondary education is also a major challenge. ... See More +

Brief 119947 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

China - Hebei Rural Renewable Energy Development Project (English)

Every year China produces 840 million tons of livestock manure which is a key source of water pollution; in addition, 690 million tons of collectable crop residues are burned for fuel or open fields which combined with coal burning used by rural households for cooking and heating causing severe indoor and outdoor air pollution.China’s central areas –the Hebei Province included –present very serious conditions.The project supports the strengthening of China’s biogas program by building six state-of-the-art biogas facilities to serve as demonstration for efficiently convert agricultural waste (manure and crop residues) into biogas. ... See More +

Brief 119932 AUG 25, 2016

Disclosed

China - Green Energy Schemes for Low-Carbon City in Shanghai Project (English)

China is experiencing rapid urbanization, with projected 300 million people migrating to urban areas over the next 20 years. As a result, energy use in buildings is projected to triple by 2030 contributing to rising CO2 emissions. ... See More +

Brief 119929 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

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

China - HaJia Railway Project (English)

Remote areas of China’s Northeast, like Jiamusi and the capital city of Harbin in Heilongjiang Province have lagged behind the remarkable economic and social development of coastal regions. ... See More +

Brief 119931 AUG 25, 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

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

Indonesia - Second power transmission development project (English)

Indonesia’s power sector is challenged by the country’s geography and rapid economic growth. About seventy million people lack access to grid electricity. ... See More +

Brief 119965 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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The challenge of agricultural pollution : evidence from China, Vietnam, and the Philippines (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122875 Publication
The challenge of agricultural pollution : evidence from China, Vietnam, and the Philippines : Main report (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122875 Publication
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 - Federal integrated water sector project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119925 Brief
Morocco - Noor-OuarzazateConcentrated Solar Power Project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119976 Brief
China - Jiaozuo Green Transport and Safety Improvement Project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119962 Brief
Ecuador - Quito Metro Line One Project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119949 Brief
Colombia - Rural Education Project and Higher Education Project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119947 Brief
China - Agricultural product safety and quality (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119901 Brief
China - Hebei Rural Renewable Energy Development Project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119932 Brief
China - Green Energy Schemes for Low-Carbon City in Shanghai Project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119929 Brief
China - Diannan Center Urban Transport Project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119906 Brief
Argentina - Provincial public health insurance development project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119915 Brief
China - HaJia Railway Project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119931 Brief
Brazil - Greening Rio de Janerio urban rail transit : additional financing (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119899 Brief
Argentina - Provincial maternal-child health project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119914 Brief
Indonesia - Second power transmission development project (English)
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AUG 25, 2016 119965 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)
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AUG 14, 2012 102481 Journal Article
The structure and composition of a tropical dry forest landscape after land clearance : Azuero Peninsula, Panama (English)
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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