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Dam safety in Brazil : when engineering serves society (English)

Over the course of history, dams have captivated the interest of society at large. Used to store large amounts of water, dams are also constructed to control flood waters and generate hydroelectricity. ... See More +

Brief 86500 APR 01, 2015

De Nys, Erwin; Freitas, Paula; Persechini, Ines Spanish, Portuguese

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic - Power Grid Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Environmental code of practices (English)

The objective of the Power Grid Improvement Project for Lao Peoples Democratic Republic is to help improve efficiency and reliability of power distribution in the selected load areas served by Electricite du Laos (EDL). ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4780 MAR 25, 2015

India - Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana Rural Roads Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 95035 MAR 17, 2015

Lebanon - Lake Qaraoun Pollution Prevention Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Design review of Zahle wastewater treatment plant (English)

The objectives of the Lake Qaraoun Pollution Prevention Project for Lebanon are to reduce the quantity of untreated municipal sewage discharged into the Litani River, to increase the adoption of integrated pest management practices among targeted farmers and to improve the capacity of key stakeholders to manage environmental pollution around the Qaraoun Lake. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4749 MAR 12, 2015

Catching up to the technological frontier? : understanding firm-level innovation and productivity in Kenya (English)

Kenya’s economy has undergone a significant process of structural transformation over the last decade. Since 2002, the economy has shown an accelerating trend with GDP growth increasing steadily from below 1 percent in 2002 to 7 percent in 2007. ... See More +

Working Paper 94671 MAR 06, 2015

Cirera, Xavier

Increasing Agricultural Production and Resilience Through improved Agrometeorological Services (English)

Working Paper 94486 MAR 01, 2015

Solar resource mapping in Pakistan : solar modeling report (English)

This solar modeling report gives an overview on the results achieved by modeling the solar radiation based on satellite data in phase one of the solar resource mapping project for Pakistan. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 95710 MAR 01, 2015

Stokler, Steffen; Schillings, Christoph

Wind resource mapping in Vietnam : mesoscale modelling report (English)

This document reports on the methods used in phase one of the energy sector management assistance program (ESMAP) wind mapping project for Vietnam. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 95802 FEB 13, 2015

Badger, Jake; Volker, Patrick J. H.; Hahmann, Andrea N.; Hansen, Jens Carsten; Hansen, Brian O.

RD returns, spillovers, and firm incentives : evidence from China (English)

This paper uses a new data set of 12,000 firms in China to estimate the returns to research and development investment and its spillover effects, and investigates how the returns to research and development depend on firm incentives. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7191 FEB 01, 2015

Goh, Chorching; Li, Wei; Xu, Lixin Colin

Analyzing data from a national assessment of educational achievement (English)

This fourth volume of the National Assessment of Educational Achievement series comprises two parts, provides step-by-step details on how to analyze data collected in a national assessment. ... See More +

Publication 94732 FEB 01, 2015

Shiel, Gerry; Cartwright, Fernando; Kellaghan, Thomas [editor]; Greaney, Vincent [editor]

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; Uribe, Edgar

Armenia - Electricity Transmission Network Improvement Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management plan for rehabilitation of Ashnak substation (English)

The development objectives of the Electricity Transmission Network Improvement Project for Armenia are to enhance the readiness of the High Voltage Electric Networks (HVEN) and Yerevan Thermal Power Plant (TPP) to implement ETNIP, and to strengthen the capacity of HVEN and Yerevan TPP. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4738 JAN 30, 2015

Preparing for carbon pricing : case studies from company experience - Royal Dutch Shell, Rio Tinto, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (Russian)

This report comprises case studies with three companies: Royal Dutch Shell, Rio Tinto, and Pacific Gas and Electric (PGE), capturing their experiences and lessons learned preparing for and operating under policies that price carbon emissions. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 93944 JAN 28, 2015

English

The economic impact of Ebola on sub-Saharan Africa : updated estimates for 2015 (English)

The most severe impact of the Ebola epidemic, which began in Guinea in December 2013 and quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, has been in lost human lives and suffering. ... See More +

Working Paper 93721 JAN 20, 2015

Thomas, Mark Roland; Smith, Gregory; Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Evans, David; Maliszewska, Maryla; Cruz, Marcio; Himelein, Kristen; Over, Mead

Vulnerability to malnutrition in the West African Sahel (English)

This study estimates marginal increase in malnutrition for children ages 1-3 years from exposure to an extreme shock in the West African Sahel. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7171 JAN 01, 2015

Alfani, Federica; Dabalen, Andrew; Fisker, Peter; Molini, Vasco

The economic impact of the Syrian war and the spread of ISIS (English)

The Syrian war and the subsequent emergence and spread of the Islamic State (ISIS) have transformed the Levant in ways one could not have imagined prior to 2011. ... See More +

Brief 93881 JAN 01, 2015

Ianchovichina, Elena; Ivanic, Maros

Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal (Vol. 3) : Latin America and the Carribean (English)

This third report in the Turn Down the Heat series covers three World Bank regions: Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC); the Middle East and North Africa (MENA); and parts of Europe and Central Asia (ECA). ... See More +

Publication 92704 JAN 01, 2015

World Bank; Reyer, Christopher; Hare, Bill; Waha, Katharina; Otto, Ilona M.; Serdeczny, Olivia; Schaeffer, Michiel; Schleussner, Carl-Friedrich; Reckien, Diana; Marcus, Rachel; Kit, Oleksandr; Eden, Alexander; Adams, Sophie; Aich, Valentin; Albrecht, Torsten; Baarsch, Florent; Boit, Alice; Canales Trujillo, Nella; Cartsburg, Matti; Coumou, Dim; Fader, Marianela; Hoff, Holger; Jobbins, Guy; Jones, Lindsey; Krummenauer, Linda; Langerwisch, Fanny; Le Masson, Virginie; Ludi, Eva; Mengel, Matthias; Möhring, Jacob; Mosello, Beatrice; Norton, Andrew; Perette, Mahé; Pereznieto, Paola; Rammig, Anja; Reinhardt, Julia; Robinson, Alex; Rocha, Marcia; Sakschewski, Boris; Schaphoff, Sibyll; Schewe, Jacob; Stagl, Judith; Thonicke, Kirsten Spanish

Scaling up access to electricity : pay-as-you-go plans in off-grid energy services (English)

Although the payment models offered by off-grid energy companies are less flexible than those implemented with great success by mobile telephone companies, they may still have an important role to play in scaling up off-grid energy services for billions of people who lack access to electricity. ... See More +

Brief 93786 JAN 01, 2015

Moreno, Alejandro; Bareisaite, Asta

Thirsty energy : understanding the linkages between energy and water (English)

Population growth and economic development, aggravated by climate change, will increase pressure on energy and water resources. Integrated planning can make the most of these two essential and scarce resources. ... See More +

Brief 94655 JAN 01, 2015

Delgado, Anna; Rodriguez, Diego J.; Sohns, Antonia A.

District heating finance (English)

District heating distributes heat and hot water to residential, commercial and public buildings over a large area, often a town or city. This system of heating has been used for many years in Europe, especially Scandinavia, as well as in North America, China, and the countries of the Former Soviet Union. ... See More +

Brief 94819 JAN 01, 2015

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Dam safety in Brazil : when engineering serves society (English)
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APR 01, 2015 86500 Brief Spanish, Portuguese
Lao Peoples Democratic Republic - Power Grid Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : Environmental code of practices (English)
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MAR 25, 2015 E4780 Environmental Assessment
India - Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana Rural Roads Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 17, 2015 95035 Procurement Plan
Lebanon - Lake Qaraoun Pollution Prevention Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Design review of Zahle wastewater treatment plant (English)
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MAR 12, 2015 E4749 Environmental Assessment
Catching up to the technological frontier? : understanding firm-level innovation and productivity in Kenya (English)
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MAR 06, 2015 94671 Working Paper
Increasing Agricultural Production and Resilience Through improved Agrometeorological Services (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94486 Working Paper
Solar resource mapping in Pakistan : solar modeling report (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95710 ESMAP Paper
Wind resource mapping in Vietnam : mesoscale modelling report (English)
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FEB 13, 2015 95802 ESMAP Paper
RD returns, spillovers, and firm incentives : evidence from China (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7191 Policy Research Working Paper
Analyzing data from a national assessment of educational achievement (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94732 Publication
Managing vulnerability and boosting productivity in agriculture through weather risk mapping : a guide for development practitioners (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2015 92400 Working Paper
Armenia - Electricity Transmission Network Improvement Project : environmental assessment : Environmental management plan for rehabilitation of Ashnak substation (English)
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JAN 30, 2015 E4738 Environmental Assessment
Preparing for carbon pricing : case studies from company experience - Royal Dutch Shell, Rio Tinto, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (Russian)
See More +
JAN 28, 2015 93944 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
The economic impact of Ebola on sub-Saharan Africa : updated estimates for 2015 (English)
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JAN 20, 2015 93721 Working Paper
Vulnerability to malnutrition in the West African Sahel (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7171 Policy Research Working Paper
The economic impact of the Syrian war and the spread of ISIS (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 93881 Brief
Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal (Vol. 3) : Latin America and the Carribean (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 92704 Publication Spanish
Scaling up access to electricity : pay-as-you-go plans in off-grid energy services (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 93786 Brief
Thirsty energy : understanding the linkages between energy and water (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2015 94655 Brief
District heating finance (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94819 Brief