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Climate change and migration : evidence from the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Climate change is a major source of concern in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and migration is often understood as one of several strategies used by households to respond to changes in climate and environmental conditions, including extreme weather events. ... See More +

Publication 89371 JUL 02, 2014

Wodon, Quentin; Liverani, Andrea; Joseph, George; Bougnoux, Nathalie

Vietnam - Transmission, Distribution, and Disaster Reconstruction Project; Rural Energy Project; and System Efficiency Improvement, Equitization, and Renewables Project (English)

Ratings for the Transmission, Distribution, and Disaster Reconstruction Project for Vietnam were as follows: outcome was moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was significant, Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 88543 JUN 23, 2014

Western Balkans - Scaling up energy efficiency in buildings : final report (English)

Within the six countries of the Western Balkans, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia, energy efficiency (EE) is increasingly seen as a key pillar in national energy strategies, helping to enhance energy security, contribute to economic growth, and ensure environmental sustainability. ... See More +

Working Paper 89321 JUN 16, 2014

Singh, Jas; Limaye, Dilip; Hofer, Kathrin

Promoting renewable energy through auctions (English)

This knowledge note singles out auctions as an important mechanism that has been implemented in a growing number of countries in recent decades. ... See More +

Brief 88694 JUN 13, 2014

Azuela, Gabriela Elizondo; Barroso, Luiz

Promoting renewable energy through auctions : the case of Brazil (English)

This knowledge note singles out auctions as an important mechanism that has been implemented in a growing number of countries in recent decades. ... See More +

Brief 88695 JUN 13, 2014

Azuela, Gabriela Elizondo; Barroso, Luiz; Cunha, Gabriel

Promoting renewable energy through auctions: the case of India (English)

This knowledge note singles out auctions as an important mechanism that has been implemented in a growing number of countries in recent decades. ... See More +

Brief 88698 JUN 13, 2014

Khana, Ashish; Barroso, Luiz

Exploiting market-based mechanisms to meet utilities' energy efficiency obligations (English)

Electric utilities are key actors in the quest to induce large-scale energy savings among end users. But often it is not enough simply to mandate utilities to achieve a specific target. ... See More +

Brief 88700 JUN 13, 2014

Sinton, Jonathan; de Wit, Joeri

Scaling up access to electricity : the case of Rwanda (English)

This knowledge note is the third of three case studies that concerns scaling up access to electricity in Africa, Bangladesh, and Rwanda. Rwanda’s rapid achievements in expanding access to electricity after 2009 were made possible by one of the first applications of a sector-wide approach (SWAp) in the electricity sector. ... See More +

Brief 88703 JUN 13, 2014

Baringanire, Paul; Malik, Kabir; Banerjee, Sudeshna Ghosh

Scaling up access to electricity : the case of lighting Africa (English)

This knowledge note is the first of three case studies that concerns scaling up access to electricity in Africa, Bangladesh, and Rwanda. Lighting Africa, a joint IFC and World Bank program launched in 2007, was the first private-sector-oriented effort to leverage new LED lighting technologies to build sustainable markets that provide safe, affordable, and modern off-grid lighting to communities in Africa that lack access to electricity. ... See More +

Brief 88701 JUN 13, 2014

Murphy, Daniel; Sharma, Arsh

Biochar systems for smallholders in developing countries : leveraging current knowledge and exploring future potential for climate-smart agriculture (English)

Biochar is the carbon-rich organic matter that remains after heating biomass under the minimization of oxygen during a process called pyrolysis. ... See More +

Publication 88888 JUN 12, 2014

Lehmann, Johannes; Roberts, Kelli; Scholz, Sebastian M.; Sembres, Thomas; Whitman, Thea; Wilson, Kelpie

Tajikistan - Country Partnership Strategy FY15-18 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 88633 JUN 10, 2014

Knowledge4Climate Action : proceedings and recommendations from Be the Movement, an international workshop (English)

The Be the Movement workshop was an inspiring gathering of climate change activists, youth and concerned professionals. Five main needs on how to strengthen the climate action movement were identified and discussed: message for new audiences; empowering educators; innovating campaign strategies; considering costs; and leading for solutions. ... See More +

Working Paper 88448 JUN 02, 2014

Connect4Climate; Edkins, Max Thabiso; Grenna, Lucia; Murphy, Caryle; Palummo, Simona; Sibilski, Leszek Jan

Agreeing on robust decisions : new processes for decision making under deep uncertainty (English)

Investment decision making is already difficult for any diverse group of actors with different priorities and views. But the presence of deep uncertainties linked to climate change and other future conditions further challenges decision making by questioning the robustness of all purportedly optimal solutions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6906 JUN 01, 2014

Kalra, Nidhi; Hallegatte, Stephane; Lempert, Robert; Brown, Casey; Fozzard, Adrian; Gill, Stuart; Shah, Ankur

Why has energy efficiency not scaled-up in the industrial and commercial sectors in Ukraine ? an empirical analysis (English)

Improvement of energy efficiency is one of the main options to reduce energy demand and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Ukraine. However, large-scale deployment of energy efficient technologies has been constrained by several financial, technical, information, behavioral, and institutional barriers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6920 JUN 01, 2014

Hochman, Gal; Timilsina, Govinda R.

50 years of urbanization in Africa : examining the role of climate change (English)

This paper documents a significant impact of climate variation on urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa, primarily in more arid countries. By lowering farm incomes, reduced moisture availability encourages migration to nearby cities, while wetter conditions slow migration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6925 JUN 01, 2014

Henderson, J. Vernon; Storeygard, Adam; Deichmann, Uwe

Assessing energy price induced improvements in efficiency of capital in OECD manufacturing industries (English)

To assess how capital stocks adapt to energy price changes, it is necessary to account for the impacts on different vintages of capital and to account separately for price-induced and autonomous improvements in the energy efficiency of capital stock. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6929 JUN 01, 2014

Steinbuks, Jevgenijs; Neuhoff, Karsten

Confronting the food-energy-environment trilemma : global land use in the long run (English)

Economic, agronomic, and biophysical drivers affect global land use, so all three influences need to be considered in evaluating economically optimal allocations of the world's land resources. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6928 JUN 01, 2014

Steinbuks, Jevgenijs; Hertel, Thomas W.

Is green growth good for the poor ? (English)

The developing world is experiencing substantial environmental change, and climate change is likely to accelerate these processes in the coming decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6936 JUN 01, 2014

Dercon Stefan

Carbon price efficiency : lock-in and path dependence in urban forms and transport infrastructure (English)

This paper investigates the effect of carbon or gasoline taxes on commuting-related CO2 emissions in an urban context. To assess the impact of public transport on the efficiency of the tax, the paper investigates two exogenous scenarios using a dynamic urban model (NEDUM-2D) calibrated for the urban area of Paris: (i) a scenario with the current dense public transport infrastructure, and (ii) a scenario without. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6941 JUN 01, 2014

Avner, Paolo; Rentschler, Jun; Hallegatte, Stephane

Insurance and inclusive growth (English)

While the real sector and governments (along with a few micro economists) have long recognized the core economic role that the insurance function plays, the mainstream economics profession has largely treated it as invisible background. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6943 JUN 01, 2014

Lester, Rodney

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Climate change and migration : evidence from the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUL 02, 2014 89371 Publication
Vietnam - Transmission, Distribution, and Disaster Reconstruction Project; Rural Energy Project; and System Efficiency Improvement, Equitization, and Renewables Project (English)
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JUN 23, 2014 88543 Project Performance Assessment Report
Western Balkans - Scaling up energy efficiency in buildings : final report (English)
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JUN 16, 2014 89321 Working Paper
Promoting renewable energy through auctions (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88694 Brief
Promoting renewable energy through auctions : the case of Brazil (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88695 Brief
Promoting renewable energy through auctions: the case of India (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88698 Brief
Exploiting market-based mechanisms to meet utilities' energy efficiency obligations (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88700 Brief
Scaling up access to electricity : the case of Rwanda (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88703 Brief
Scaling up access to electricity : the case of lighting Africa (English)
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JUN 13, 2014 88701 Brief
Biochar systems for smallholders in developing countries : leveraging current knowledge and exploring future potential for climate-smart agriculture (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 88888 Publication
Tajikistan - Country Partnership Strategy FY15-18 : chair summary (English)
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JUN 10, 2014 88633 Board Summary
Knowledge4Climate Action : proceedings and recommendations from Be the Movement, an international workshop (English)
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JUN 02, 2014 88448 Working Paper
Agreeing on robust decisions : new processes for decision making under deep uncertainty (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6906 Policy Research Working Paper
Why has energy efficiency not scaled-up in the industrial and commercial sectors in Ukraine ? an empirical analysis (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6920 Policy Research Working Paper
50 years of urbanization in Africa : examining the role of climate change (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6925 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing energy price induced improvements in efficiency of capital in OECD manufacturing industries (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6929 Policy Research Working Paper
Confronting the food-energy-environment trilemma : global land use in the long run (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6928 Policy Research Working Paper
Is green growth good for the poor ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6936 Policy Research Working Paper
Carbon price efficiency : lock-in and path dependence in urban forms and transport infrastructure (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6941 Policy Research Working Paper
Insurance and inclusive growth (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6943 Policy Research Working Paper