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Use of catastrophe risk models in assessing sovereign food security for risk transfer (English)

This paper discusses how catastrophe crop risk models can be used to assess food security needs at the sovereign level for the purpose of risk transfer. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7360 JUL 02, 2015

SharmamMohan; Hohl,Roman

Linking risk models to microeconomic indicators (English)

Catastrophe risk models are quantitative models used to estimate probabilistic loss distributions for a specified range of assets subject to a baseline level of disaster risk. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7359 JUL 02, 2015

Using probabilistic models to appraise and decide on sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance (English)

This paper presents an overview of the structure of probabilistic catastrophe risk models, discusses their importance for appraising sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance instruments and strategy, and puts forward a model and a process for improving decision making on the linked disaster risk management strategy and sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance strategy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7358 JUL 02, 2015

Ley-Borrás,Roberto; Fox,Benjamin Daniel

The indirect cost of natural disasters and an economic definition of macroeconomic resilience (English)

The welfare impact of a disaster does not depend only on the physical characteristics of the event or its direct impacts in terms of lost lives and assets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7357 JUL 02, 2015

Hallegatte,Stephane

Quantifying through ex post assessments the micro-level impacts of sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance programs (English)

Uninsured natural disasters can have devastating effects on human welfare and economic growth, particularly in developing countries where large segments of the population are in poverty and government resources and capacity to assist in relief, recovery, and reconstruction are limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7356 JUL 02, 2015

De Janvry,Alain F.

Hukou and highways : the impact of China’s spatial development policies on urbanization and regional inequality (English)

China has used two main spatial policies to shape its geographic patterns of development: restricted labor mobility through the Hukou residential registration system and massive infrastructure investment, notably a 96,000 kilometer national expressway network. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7350 JUN 30, 2015

Bosker,Maarten; Deichmann,Uwe; Roberts,Mark

Philippines - Enhancing the Income and Asset Declaration System : P144176 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR18762 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

Vietnam - RESULTS-BASED NATIONAL URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - NORTHERN MOUNTAINS : P143596 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19972 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

Afghanistan - Kabul Municipal Development Program : P125597 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR18804 JUN 27, 2015

0000A8056

Haiti - Infrastructure Institutions Emergency Recovery : P120895 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 09 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR18532 JUN 27, 2015

0000A8056

Demography, urbanization and development : rural push, urban pull and... urban push ? (English)

Developing countries have urbanized rapidly since 1950. To explain urbanization, standard models emphasize rural-urban migration, focusing on rural push factors (agricultural modernization and rural poverty) and urban pull factors (industrialization and urban-biased policies). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7333 JUN 23, 2015

Jedwab,Remi Camille; Christiaensen,Luc; Gindelsky,Marina

Do improved biomass cookstoves reduce fuelwood consumption and carbon emissions ? evidence from rural Ethiopia using a randomized treatment trial with electronic monitoring (English)

This paper uses a randomized experimental design with real-time electronic stove temperature measurements and controlled cooking tests to estimate the fuelwood and carbon dioxide savings from an improved cookstove program in the process of being implemented in rural Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7324 JUN 22, 2015

Beyene,Abebe; Bluffstone,Randy; Gebreegzhiaber,Zenebe; Martinsson,Peter; Mekonnen,Alemu; Vieider,Ferdinand

Hayek, local information, and the decentralization of state-owned enterprises in China (English)

Hayek argues that local knowledge is a key for understanding whether production should be decentralized. This paper tests Hayek’s predictions by examining the causes of the Chinese government’s decision to decentralize state-owned enterprises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7321 JUN 22, 2015

Huang,Zhangkai; Li,Lixing; Ma,Guangrong; Xu,L. Colin

Nepal - Earthquake Housing Reconstruction Project (English)

The development objective of the Earthquake Housing Reconstruction Project for Nepal is to restore affected houses with multi-hazard resistant core housing units in targeted areas and to enhance the governments ability to improve long term disaster resilience. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1494 JUN 18, 2015

Vietnam - Hanoi Urban Transport Development Project : P083581 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 13 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19767 JUN 17, 2015

0000A8056

Alba Iulia : project prioritization for 2014-2020 (English)

This report comes following a request by the Municipality of Alba Iulia for the World Bank to assist with the following activities: 1. Assessment of the projects included in the general and sectoral, local, intercommunity, county and regional urban planning and strategic documents in effect or coming into effect throughout the years 2014 – 2015, valid until at least 2020; 2)Accommodation of the projects with the eligibility criteria set forth in the EU financing regulations, the Partnership Agreement, the Operational Programmes, other strategic and funding documents, in order to maximize the chances to access funds allocated for the local public administrations and/or their eligible partners; 3) Analysis of Alba Iulia City’s capacity to ensure the financial and functional sustainability of such projects; 4) Preparing recommendations concerning the improvement of performances of the project management teams; 5) Recommendations concerning the improvement of the internal work procedures and instruments specific to externally funded projects; 6) Recommendations concerning the risks associated to future projects and relatedcontingency measures. ... See More +

Working Paper 97813 JUN 17, 2015

Romanian

Nepal - Earthquake housing reconstruction project (English)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 97507 JUN 16, 2015

Brazil - Upgrading and Greening the Rio de Janeiro Urban Rail System Project : restructuring (English)

The Upgrading and Greening the Rio De Janeiro Urban Rail System Project for Brazil will improve the level of service provided to suburban rail transport users in the RJMR in a safe and cost efficient manner; b) to place the suburban rail transport system on a lower carbon growth path; and c) to improve the transport management and policy framework in the Borrower’s territory and in the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Region. ... See More +

Project Paper RES14858 JUN 15, 2015

Taguchi,Hanayo

Congo, Democratic Republic of - DRC Street Children Project : P115318 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 08 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19700 JUN 10, 2015

0000A8056

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Use of catastrophe risk models in assessing sovereign food security for risk transfer (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7360 Policy Research Working Paper
Linking risk models to microeconomic indicators (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7359 Policy Research Working Paper
Using probabilistic models to appraise and decide on sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7358 Policy Research Working Paper
The indirect cost of natural disasters and an economic definition of macroeconomic resilience (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7357 Policy Research Working Paper
Quantifying through ex post assessments the micro-level impacts of sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance programs (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7356 Policy Research Working Paper
Hukou and highways : the impact of China’s spatial development policies on urbanization and regional inequality (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7350 Policy Research Working Paper
Philippines - Enhancing the Income and Asset Declaration System : P144176 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR18762 Implementation Status and Results Report
Vietnam - RESULTS-BASED NATIONAL URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - NORTHERN MOUNTAINS : P143596 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR19972 Implementation Status and Results Report
Afghanistan - Kabul Municipal Development Program : P125597 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)
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JUN 27, 2015 ISR18804 Implementation Status and Results Report
Haiti - Infrastructure Institutions Emergency Recovery : P120895 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 09 (English)
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JUN 27, 2015 ISR18532 Implementation Status and Results Report
Demography, urbanization and development : rural push, urban pull and... urban push ? (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7333 Policy Research Working Paper
Do improved biomass cookstoves reduce fuelwood consumption and carbon emissions ? evidence from rural Ethiopia using a randomized treatment trial with electronic monitoring (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7324 Policy Research Working Paper
Hayek, local information, and the decentralization of state-owned enterprises in China (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7321 Policy Research Working Paper
Nepal - Earthquake Housing Reconstruction Project (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 PAD1494 Project Appraisal Document
Vietnam - Hanoi Urban Transport Development Project : P083581 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 13 (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 ISR19767 Implementation Status and Results Report
Alba Iulia : project prioritization for 2014-2020 (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 97813 Working Paper Romanian
Nepal - Earthquake housing reconstruction project (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 97507 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Brazil - Upgrading and Greening the Rio de Janeiro Urban Rail System Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 RES14858 Project Paper
Vietnam - Mekong Delta Water Resources Management for Rural Development Project : procurement plan : Kế hoạch đấu thầu (Vietnamese,English)
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JUN 12, 2015 97355 Procurement Plan
Congo, Democratic Republic of - DRC Street Children Project : P115318 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 08 (English)
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JUN 10, 2015 ISR19700 Implementation Status and Results Report