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Climate-informed decisions: the capital investment plan as a mechanism for lowering carbon emissions (English)

Global trajectories for reducing carbon emissions depend on the local adoption of alternatives to conventional energy sources, technologies, and urban development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7381 JUL 29, 2015

Whittington,Jan; Lynch,Catherine

Burkina Faso - Local Forest Communities Support Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 98221 JUL 15, 2015

Jordan - First Programmatic Energy and Water Sector Reforms DPL Project (English)

Program Information Document 97919 JUL 07, 2015

Jamaica - Improving Climate Data and Information Management Project (English)

The objective of the Improving Climate Data and Information Management Project for Jamaica is to improve the quality and use of climate related data and information for effective planning and action at local and national levels. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD321 JUL 02, 2015

Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal – the climate challenge for the Western Balkans (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 +

Working Paper 98220 JUL 01, 2015

Albanian, Serbian, Macedonian, Bosnian

Wind resource mapping in Tanzania : candidate site identification report (English)

ESMAP Paper 98029 JUL 01, 2015

Egypt - Sustainable Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) (English)

The development objective of the Sustainable Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Management Project for Egypt is to improve the management and disposal of targeted stockpiles of obsolete pesticides, including POPs and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs), in an environmentally sound manner. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1194 JUL 01, 2015

Biogas : clean energy access with low-cost mitigation of climate change (English)

With data from the nearly 6,000 households in the Nepal Living Standards Survey of 2010–11, this paper finds that the mean reduction in household firewood collection associated with use of a biogas plant for cooking is about 1,100 kilograms per year from a mean of about 2,400 kilograms per year. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7349 JUN 30, 2015

Somanathan,E.; Bluffstone,Randall

Gold mining and proto-urbanization : recent evidence from Ghana (English)

Central place theory predicts that agglomeration can arise from external shocks. This paper investigates whether gold mining is a catalyst for proto-urbanization in rural Ghana. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7347 JUN 30, 2015

Fafchamps,Marcel; Koelle,Michael Rene; Shilpi,Forhad J.

The economics of policy instruments to stimulate wind power in Brazil (English)

Large-scale deployment of renewable energy technologies, such as wind power and solar energy, has been taking place in industrialized and developing economics mainly because of various fiscal and regulatory policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7346 JUN 30, 2015

Landis,Florian; Timilsina,Govinda R.

Argentina - Reduction of Ozone Depleting Substances Project (English)

Ratings for the Reduction of Ozone Depleting Substances Project for Argentina were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was low or negligible, the Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and the recipient performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3349 JUN 30, 2015

India - Partnership for market readiness : organizational framework for scoping of PMR activities (English)

India has a relatively low carbon footprint. A steadily declining carbon intensity over the last decade will further contribute to reduce climate change through voluntary actions. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS14378 JUN 29, 2015

Iyadomi,Keisuke

Rate of return regulation and emission permits trading under uncertainty (English)

This paper analyzes the dynamic effects of rate-of-return regulation on firms’ emissions compliance behavior when the price of emissions permits is uncertain. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7343 JUN 26, 2015

Zhang,Fan; Huang,Tao

How much could South Asia benefit from regional electricity cooperation and trade ? (English)

The South Asia region is lagging behind many regions in the world in regional electricity cooperation and trading, despite the huge anticipated benefits. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7341 JUN 26, 2015

Timilsina,Govinda R.; Toman,Michael A.; Karacsonyi,Jorge G.; de Tena Diego,Luca

Georgia – Country environmental analysis : institutional, economic, and poverty aspects of Georgia’s road to environmental sustainability (English)

During the past decade, Georgia’s pursuit of economic reforms led to impressive economic growth, capital inflow, and investments. It helped improve the business environment and infrastructure, strengthened public finances, and liberalized trade. ... See More +

Country Environmental Analysis (CEA) ACS13945 JUN 26, 2015

Maldives - Clean Energy for Climate Mitigation Project (English)

Ratings for the Clean Energy for Climate Mitigation Project for Maldives were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was significant, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report 97843 JUN 24, 2015

A quarter century effort yet to come of age : a survey of power sector reforms in developing countries (English)

It has been more than two decades since the widespread initiation of global power sector reforms and restructuring. However, empirical evidence on the intended microeconomic, macroeconomic, and quality-related impacts of reforms across developing countries is lacking. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7330 JUN 23, 2015

Jamasb,Tooraj; Nepal,Rabindra; Timilsina,Govinda R.

Cross-border electricity cooperation in South Asia (English)

South Asian countries, facing challenges in efficiently meeting growing electricity demand, can benefit from increased cross-border electricity cooperation and trade by harnessing complementarities in electricity demand patterns, diversity in resource endowments for power generation, and gains from larger market access. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7328 JUN 23, 2015

Singh,Anoop; Jamasb,Tooraj; Nepal,Rabindra; Toman,Michael A.

Zambia - Zambia Strengthening Climate Resilience (PPCR Phase II) : P127254 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19337 JUN 23, 2015

0000A8056

Does collective action sequester carbon ? the case of the Nepal community forestry program (English)

This paper estimate the effects of collective action in Nepal’s community forests on four ecological measures of forest quality. Forest user group collective action is identified through membership in the Nepal Community Forestry Programme, pending membership in the program, and existence of a forest user group whose leaders can identify the year the group was formed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7327 JUN 22, 2015

Bluffstone,Randy; Somanathan,Eswaran; Jha,Prakash; Luintel,Harisharan; Bista,Rajesh; Paudel,Naya; Adhikari,Bhim

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Climate-informed decisions: the capital investment plan as a mechanism for lowering carbon emissions (English)
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JUL 29, 2015 WPS7381 Policy Research Working Paper
Burkina Faso - Local Forest Communities Support Project (English)
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JUL 15, 2015 98221 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Jordan - First Programmatic Energy and Water Sector Reforms DPL Project (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97919 Program Information Document
Jamaica - Improving Climate Data and Information Management Project (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 PAD321 Project Appraisal Document
Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal – the climate challenge for the Western Balkans (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98220 Working Paper Albanian, Serbian, Macedonian, Bosnian
Wind resource mapping in Tanzania : candidate site identification report (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98029 ESMAP Paper
Egypt - Sustainable Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Management Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 SFG1194 Environmental Assessment
Biogas : clean energy access with low-cost mitigation of climate change (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7349 Policy Research Working Paper
Gold mining and proto-urbanization : recent evidence from Ghana (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7347 Policy Research Working Paper
The economics of policy instruments to stimulate wind power in Brazil (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7346 Policy Research Working Paper
Argentina - Reduction of Ozone Depleting Substances Project (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 ICR3349 Implementation Completion and Results Report
India - Partnership for market readiness : organizational framework for scoping of PMR activities (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ACS14378 Working Paper
Rate of return regulation and emission permits trading under uncertainty (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7343 Policy Research Working Paper
How much could South Asia benefit from regional electricity cooperation and trade ? (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7341 Policy Research Working Paper
Georgia – Country environmental analysis : institutional, economic, and poverty aspects of Georgia’s road to environmental sustainability (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 ACS13945 Country Environmental Analysis (CEA)
Maldives - Clean Energy for Climate Mitigation Project (English)
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JUN 24, 2015 97843 Implementation Completion and Results Report
A quarter century effort yet to come of age : a survey of power sector reforms in developing countries (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7330 Policy Research Working Paper
Cross-border electricity cooperation in South Asia (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7328 Policy Research Working Paper
Zambia - Zambia Strengthening Climate Resilience (PPCR Phase II) : P127254 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 ISR19337 Implementation Status and Results Report
Does collective action sequester carbon ? the case of the Nepal community forestry program (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7327 Policy Research Working Paper