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Strategic investment funds : opportunities and challenges (English)

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 OCT 05, 2016

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

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

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

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

Learning from the mexican experience with taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and energy-dense foods of low nutritional value : poverty and social impact analysis (English)

Faced with a large and increasing obesity epidemic, the Mexican Government in the last years has increased efforts to prevent and control it. In October 2013, Mexico’s Congress passed legislation imposing taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and calorie-dense foods of low nutritional value. ... See More +

Working Paper 106595 JUN 01, 2016

Bonilla-Chacin,Maria Eugenia; Iglesias,Roberto Magno; Suaya,Agustina Sara; Trezza,Claudia; Macías,Claudia Disclosed

Weathering storms : understanding the impact of natural disasters on the poor in Central America (English)

In the past decades, natural disasters have caused substantial human and economic losses in Central America, with strong adverse impacts on gross domestic product per capita, income, and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7692 JUN 01, 2016

Ishizawa Escudero,Oscar Anil; Miranda Montero,Juan Jose Disclosed

IDA18 : IDA18 overarching theme - towards 2030 : investing in growth, resilience and opportunity (English)

As the World’s Premier Fund for the poorest and ‘an absolutely critical element inDevelopment’ IDA is uniquely positioned to help realize the ambition of eradicating poverty by 2030. ... See More +

Board Report 106194 MAY 31, 2016

Disclosed

International Development Association (IDA) 18 : special theme - climate change (English)

In the context of the strategic discussions on its Forward Look, the WBG is assessing how its four arms – IDA, IBRD, IFC and MIGA – can best support clients in meeting the objectives of eradicating extreme poverty and increasing shared prosperity. ... See More +

Board Report 106108 MAY 24, 2016

Disclosed

Carbon credits and additionality : past, present, and future (English)

Several Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) countries are developing crediting mechanisms for domestic markets. Some countries are developing crediting mechanisms with a view to exploring options for trading with other countries in the future. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 105804 MAY 19, 2016

Da Silva Bastos Martins Barata,Jose Pedro; Spors,Felicity Creighton; Kennedy,Pauline Maree; Platonova-Oquab,Alexandrina; Gadde,Harikumar Disclosed

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Strategic investment funds : opportunities and challenges (English)
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OCT 05, 2016 WPS7851 Policy Research Working Paper
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
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
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
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
Learning from the mexican experience with taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and energy-dense foods of low nutritional value : poverty and social impact analysis (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106595 Working Paper
Weathering storms : understanding the impact of natural disasters on the poor in Central America (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 WPS7692 Policy Research Working Paper
IDA18 : IDA18 overarching theme - towards 2030 : investing in growth, resilience and opportunity (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 2016 106194 Board Report
International Development Association (IDA) 18 : special theme - climate change (English)
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MAY 24, 2016 106108 Board Report
Carbon credits and additionality : past, present, and future (English)
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MAY 19, 2016 105804 Working Paper (Numbered Series)