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Strategic investment funds : opportunities and challenges (Chinese (Shanghai))

Over the past 15 years, the number of government-sponsored strategic investment funds has grown rapidly in countries at all income levels. This paper identifies some of the challenges that these funds face in their endeavor to achieve economic policy objectives while also securing commercial financial returns—the so-called double bottom line. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7851 FEB 22, 2017

Halland,Havard; Noel,Michel; Tordo,Silvana; Kloper-Owens,Jacob Jameel English Disclosed

Moldova - Climate Adaptation Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Climate Adaptation Project for Moldova is to enhance productivity and resilience through climate-smart forestry and agriculture in targeted landscapes and through strengthening national climate forecasting and disaster management systems. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3050 FEB 17, 2017

Capcelea,Arcadii Disclosed

Kenya - Climate Smart Agriculture Project (English)

The objective of the Climate Smart Agriculture Project for Kenya is to increase agricultural productivity and build resilience to climate change risks in the targeted smallholder farming and pastoral communities in Kenya, and in the event of an Eligible Crisis or Emergency, to provide immediate and effective response. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1988 JAN 13, 2017

Disclosed

Facility for investment climate advisory services (FIAS) 2016 annual review (English)

FIAS, the Facility for Investment Climate Advisory Services is now in its fourth decade supporting advisory, technical support, and knowledge-based projects tailored to help improve struggling and vulnerable economies and help make emerging economies even stronger. ... See More +

Annual Report 112755 JAN 01, 2017

Gonzalez,Anabel Disclosed

Climate change : innovative solutions for a sustainable future in South Asia (English)

Globally, average temperatures have risen almost one degree Celsius since the late 19th century with massive loss of arctic sea ice, extreme heat waves, rising sea levels, and variable and extreme rainfall patterns creating droughts and floods. ... See More +

Working Paper 112827 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

How banks can seize opportunities in climate and green investment (English)

Climate change presents risks and opportunities for the financial sector in both emerging and advanced economies. Financial institutions cannot afford to be outside of the transition path to low-carbon economies. ... See More +

Brief 112688 DEC 01, 2016

Li,Wenxin; Nguyen,Quyen Thuc; Narayanaswamy,Meera Disclosed

Samoa - Enhancing the Climate Resilience of the West Coast Road : P126504 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 08 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR24697 AUG 18, 2016

Michaels,Sean David Disclosed

Impacts of carbon pricing in reducing the carbon intensity of China's GDP (English)

In contributing to global climate change mitigation efforts as agreed in Paris in 2015, China has set a target of reducing the carbon dioxide intensity of gross domestic product by 60-65 percent in 2030 compared with 2005 levels. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7735 JUN 29, 2016

Cao,Jing; Ho,Mun-Sing; Timilsina,Govinda R. Disclosed

Estimation of climate change damage functions for 140 regions in the GTAP9 database (English)

Climate change damage (or, more correctly, impact) functions relate variations in temperature (or other climate variables) to economic impacts in various dimensions, and are at the basis of quantitative modeling exercises for the assessment of climate change policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7728 JUN 23, 2016

Roson,Roberto; Sartori,Martina Disclosed

Solving commitment problems in disaster risk finance (English)

Those at risk from natural disasters are typically under-protected, possibly because they expect benefactors such as governments and donors to come to their aid. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7720 JUN 21, 2016

Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Wren-Lewis,Liam Disclosed

Potential for application of a probabilistic catastrophe risk modelling framework to poverty outcomes : general form vulnerability functions relating household poverty outcomes to hazard intensity in Ethiopia (English)

This paper analyzes the potential to combine catastrophe risk modelling (CAT risk modeling) with economic analysis of vulnerability to poverty using the example of drought hazard impacts on the welfare of rural households in Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7717 JUN 21, 2016

Porter,Catherine; White,Emily Jennifer Disclosed

A methodology to assess indicative costs of risk financing strategies for scaling up Ethiopia's productive safety net programme (English)

This paper proposes and illustrates a methodology to assess the economic cost of the sovereign risk finance instruments available to the Government of Ethiopia and its development partners for financing the shock-responsive scalability component of the Productive Safety Net Programme. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7719 JUN 21, 2016

Clarke,Daniel Jonathan; Coll-Black,Sarah; Cooney,Naomi Victoria; Edwards,Anna Disclosed

Weather index insurance and shock coping : evidence from Mexico's CADENA Program (English)

Weather risk and incomplete insurance markets are significant contributors to poverty for rural households in developing countries. Weather index insurance has emerged as a possible tool for overcoming these challenges. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7715 JUN 21, 2016

De Janvry,Alain F.; Ramirez Ritchie,Elizabeth Andrea; Sadoulet,Elisabeth Marie L. Disclosed

How do we prioritize the GHG mitigation options ? development of a marginal abatement cost curve for the building sector in Armenia and Georgia (English)

Armenia and Georgia are taking the climate change agenda seriously and contributing to efforts for mitigating global climate change through various ways, including preparation of low-carbon development strategies for their future economic growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7703 JUN 16, 2016

Timilsina,Govinda R.; Sikharulidze,Anna; Karapoghosyan,Eduard; Shatvoryan,Suren Disclosed

Burundi – Energy efficiency project (English)

Ratings of Energy efficiency project for Burundi were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was substantial, Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report 106476 JUN 08, 2016

Disclosed

Development of low-carbon energy supply system in Romania (English)

Despite the declining trends in total energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, energy intensity, and emission intensity over the past two decades, Romania still emits more greenhouse gas per unit of output than many other members of the European Union. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7698 JUN 07, 2016

Timilsina,Govinda R.; Jorgensen,Erika A. Disclosed

Long-term energy demand forecasting in Romania : an end-use demand (English)

This study develops an end-use energy demand analysis model for Romania to project energy demand by sector and end-use for 2015-50. The study finds that Romania's energy demand in 2050 would be 34 percent higher than the level in 2013. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7697 JUN 07, 2016

Malla,Sunil; Timilsina,Govinda R. Disclosed

Vietnam - Climate Change and Green Growth Project (English)

The development objectives of Climate Change and Green Growth Project for Vietnam are: a) improving inter-sectoral coastal planning and public investment finance programming across selected key sectors in support of climate change and green growth action; (b) developing and safeguarding selected natural resources services; and (c) promoting selected cleaner production systems. ... See More +

Program Document 105987 JUN 03, 2016

Disclosed

Republic of Yemen - Agro-biodiversity and Adaptation (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR0020025 JUN 02, 2016

IEG Review Team Disclosed

Fiscal disaster risk assessment and risk financing options (English)

Working Paper 106715 JUN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Strategic investment funds : opportunities and challenges (Chinese (Shanghai))
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FEB 22, 2017 WPS7851 Policy Research Working Paper English
Moldova - Climate Adaptation Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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FEB 17, 2017 SFG3050 Environmental Assessment
Kenya - Climate Smart Agriculture Project (English)
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JAN 13, 2017 PAD1988 Project Appraisal Document
Facility for investment climate advisory services (FIAS) 2016 annual review (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112755 Annual Report
Climate change : innovative solutions for a sustainable future in South Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112827 Working Paper
How banks can seize opportunities in climate and green investment (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 112688 Brief
Samoa - Enhancing the Climate Resilience of the West Coast Road : P126504 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 08 (English)
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AUG 18, 2016 ISR24697 Implementation Status and Results Report
Impacts of carbon pricing in reducing the carbon intensity of China's GDP (English)
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JUN 29, 2016 WPS7735 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimation of climate change damage functions for 140 regions in the GTAP9 database (English)
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JUN 23, 2016 WPS7728 Policy Research Working Paper
Solving commitment problems in disaster risk finance (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7720 Policy Research Working Paper
Potential for application of a probabilistic catastrophe risk modelling framework to poverty outcomes : general form vulnerability functions relating household poverty outcomes to hazard intensity in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7717 Policy Research Working Paper
A methodology to assess indicative costs of risk financing strategies for scaling up Ethiopia's productive safety net programme (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7719 Policy Research Working Paper
Weather index insurance and shock coping : evidence from Mexico's CADENA Program (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7715 Policy Research Working Paper
How do we prioritize the GHG mitigation options ? development of a marginal abatement cost curve for the building sector in Armenia and Georgia (English)
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JUN 16, 2016 WPS7703 Policy Research Working Paper
Burundi – Energy efficiency project (English)
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JUN 08, 2016 106476 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Development of low-carbon energy supply system in Romania (English)
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JUN 07, 2016 WPS7698 Policy Research Working Paper
Long-term energy demand forecasting in Romania : an end-use demand (English)
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JUN 07, 2016 WPS7697 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Climate Change and Green Growth Project (English)
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JUN 03, 2016 105987 Program Document
Republic of Yemen - Agro-biodiversity and Adaptation (English)
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JUN 02, 2016 ICRR0020025 Implementation Completion Report Review
Fiscal disaster risk assessment and risk financing options (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106715 Working Paper