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Statement by H.E. Dr. Fahad Almubarak at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by H.E. Dr. Fahad Almubaraki at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. He discusses about the annual meetings are taking place at a critical juncture. ... See More +

Board Report 91384 OCT 11, 2014

Almubarak, H.E. Dr. Fahad

Surge in solar-powered homes : experience in off-grid rural Bangladesh (English)

Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in raising living standards and reducing poverty, particularly in previously lagging regions. Rapid solar home system (SHS) expansion in Bangladesh to some 3 million rural households by early 2014 has drawn the attention of donors and governments of other countries. ... See More +

Publication 91349 OCT 08, 2014

Khandker, Shahidur R.; Samad, Hussain A.; Sadeque, Zubair K. M.; Asaduzzaman, Mohammed; Yunus, Mohammad; Haque, A. K. Enamul

Supporting hydropower : an overview of the World Bank Group's engagement (English)

Hydropower development makes an essential contribution to reducing poverty, boosting shared prosperity, and improving sustainability. Water storage associated with some hydropower projects can also make important contributions to water and food security and to climate resilience. ... See More +

Brief 91154 OCT 01, 2014

Rex, William; Foster, Vivien; Lyon, Kimberly; Bucknall, Julia; Liden, Rikard

Spatial dynamics of electricity usage in India (English)

India's manufacturing sector has undergone many spatial adjustments since 1989, including, for example, the organized sector's migration to rural locations, the powerful rise of informal manufacturing within cities, and the development of intermediate cities for manufacturing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7055 OCT 01, 2014

Ghani, Ejaz; Goswami, Arti Grover; Kerr, William R.

Performance of renewable energy auctions : experience in Brazil, China and India (English)

This paper considers the design and performance of auction mechanisms used to deploy renewable energy in three emerging economies: Brazil, China, and India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7062 OCT 01, 2014

Elizondo Azuela, Gabriela; Barroso, Luiz; Khanna, Ashish; Wang, Xiaodong; Wu, Yun; Cunha, Gabriel

Morocco - Noor-Quarzazate Concentrated Solar Power Plant Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 91148 SEP 30, 2014

India - Carbon Tetrachloride (CTC) Sector Phase-out Project (English)

Ratings for the Carbon Tetrachloride (CTC) Sector Phase-out Project for India were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to global environment outcome was low or negligible, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion Report Review ICR2994 SEP 30, 2014

Belize - Management and Protection of Key Biodiversity Areas Project (English)

The development objective of the Management and Protection of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) Project for Belize is to strengthen natural resource management and biodiversity conservation in KBAs of Belize. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 90164 SEP 09, 2014

Brazil - Rural Environmental Cadastre and Fire Prevention in Bahia State Project (English)

The development objective of the Rural Environmental Cadastre and Fire Prevention in Bahia State Project for Brazil is to promote the reduction of climate change impacts in the Cerrado of the west of the Bahia state by: (i) promoting the environmental regularization of landholdings in the targeted municipalities and support actions to promote recovery of environmental liabilities; and (ii) strengthening the state's capacity to prevent and combat forest fires through the integration of local actors and promoting the adoption of sustainable production practices in the targeted municipalities. ... See More +

Project Paper 90808 SEP 03, 2014

The World Bank green bond newsletter : sixth annual investor update 2014 (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: water and energy efficiency; green bonds; use of proceeds; World Bank green bonds in the news; what makes our green bonds green? ... See More +

Newsletter 91309 SEP 01, 2014

West Bank and Gaza - Palestine Electric Utility Management Project (EUMP) : environmental assesstment (Vol. 4 of 4) : Environmental and social management plan for Nablus sub-station (English)

The aims of the Electric Utility Management Project (EUMP) are to improve the performance of the Palestinian power sector through development of new transmission and distribution systems and institutional strengthening of Palestinian Energy Authority (PEA) and regional distribution companies. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E1856 SEP 01, 2014

Norconsult;

Republic of Congo - Water, Electricity, and Urban Development Project : additional financing (English)

The development objective of the Water, Electricity, and Urban Development Project for Republic of Congo is to increase sustainable access to basic infrastructure, services, and safe drinking water for the inhabitants of targeted areas in the recipient’s cities of Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD915 AUG 25, 2014

Vanuatu - Rural Electrification Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 90028 AUG 12, 2014

Nepal - SREP-Supported Extended Biogas Project (English)

The SREP- Supported Extended Biogas Project development objective is to promote large off-grid biogas energy generation in Nepal. SREP seeks to deliver two primary categories of benefits from the use of its financial support: (i) increased access to renewable energy and (ii) increased production of renewable energy. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD762 AUG 01, 2014

The effect of climate and technological uncertainty in crop yields on the optimal path of global land use (English)

The pattern of global land use has important implications for the world's food and timber supplies, bioenergy, biodiversity and other eco-system services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7009 AUG 01, 2014

Cai, Yongyang; Steinbuks, Jevgenijs; Elliott, Joshua; Hertel, Thomas W.

Barriers to the implementation of environmental policies at the local level in China (English)

China's national leaders have recently made a priority of changing lanes from a pollution-intensive, growth-at-any-cost model to a resource-efficient and sustainable one. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7016 AUG 01, 2014

Kostka, Genia

Belize - Management and Protection of Key Biodiversity Areas Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2 of 2) : Environmental management framework (English)

The development objective of the Management and Protection of Key Biodiversity Areas Project is to strengthen natural resource management and biodiversity conservation through the mitigation of threats to Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in Belize. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4319 JUL 31, 2014

Belize - Management and Protection of Key Biodiversity Areas in Belize Project : resettlement plan : Livelihood restoration process framework (English)

The development objective of the Management and Protection of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in Belize Project for Belize is to strengthen natural resource management and biodiversity conservation through the mitigation of threats to KBAs in Belize. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan RP1498 JUL 31, 2014

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Statement by H.E. Dr. Fahad Almubarak at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91384 Board Report
Surge in solar-powered homes : experience in off-grid rural Bangladesh (English)
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OCT 08, 2014 91349 Publication
Supporting hydropower : an overview of the World Bank Group's engagement (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91154 Brief
Spatial dynamics of electricity usage in India (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7055 Policy Research Working Paper
Performance of renewable energy auctions : experience in Brazil, China and India (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7062 Policy Research Working Paper
Morocco - Noor-Quarzazate Concentrated Solar Power Plant Project : chair summary (English)
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SEP 30, 2014 91148 Board Summary
India - Carbon Tetrachloride (CTC) Sector Phase-out Project (English)
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SEP 30, 2014 ICR2994 Implementation Completion Report Review
Belize - Management and Protection of Key Biodiversity Areas Project (English)
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SEP 09, 2014 90164 Project Appraisal Document
Brazil - Rural Environmental Cadastre and Fire Prevention in Bahia State Project (English)
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SEP 03, 2014 90808 Project Paper
Europe and Central Asia - Second Program of European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Project : procurement plan (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 90544 Procurement Plan
Europe and Central Asia - Second Program of European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Project : procurement plan (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91013 Procurement Plan
The World Bank green bond newsletter : sixth annual investor update 2014 (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91309 Newsletter
West Bank and Gaza - Palestine Electric Utility Management Project (EUMP) : environmental assesstment (Vol. 4 of 4) : Environmental and social management plan for Nablus sub-station (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 E1856 Environmental Assessment
Republic of Congo - Water, Electricity, and Urban Development Project : additional financing (English)
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AUG 25, 2014 PAD915 Project Paper
Vanuatu - Rural Electrification Project (English)
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AUG 12, 2014 90028 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Nepal - SREP-Supported Extended Biogas Project (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 PAD762 Project Appraisal Document
The effect of climate and technological uncertainty in crop yields on the optimal path of global land use (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7009 Policy Research Working Paper
Barriers to the implementation of environmental policies at the local level in China (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7016 Policy Research Working Paper
Belize - Management and Protection of Key Biodiversity Areas Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2 of 2) : Environmental management framework (English)
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JUL 31, 2014 E4319 Environmental Assessment
Belize - Management and Protection of Key Biodiversity Areas in Belize Project : resettlement plan : Livelihood restoration process framework (English)
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JUL 31, 2014 RP1498 Resettlement Plan