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Linking risk models to microeconomic indicators (English)

Catastrophe risk models are quantitative models used to estimate probabilistic loss distributions for a specified range of assets subject to a baseline level of disaster risk. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7359 JUL 02, 2015

The indirect cost of natural disasters and an economic definition of macroeconomic resilience (English)

The welfare impact of a disaster does not depend only on the physical characteristics of the event or its direct impacts in terms of lost lives and assets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7357 JUL 02, 2015

Hallegatte,Stephane

Quantifying through ex post assessments the micro-level impacts of sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance programs (English)

Uninsured natural disasters can have devastating effects on human welfare and economic growth, particularly in developing countries where large segments of the population are in poverty and government resources and capacity to assist in relief, recovery, and reconstruction are limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7356 JUL 02, 2015

De Janvry,Alain F.

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.

Nicaragua - Adaptation of Nicaraguas Water Supplies to Climate Change : P127088 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 06 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR18010 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

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

What drives local food prices ? evidence from the Tanzanian maize market (English)

This study quantifies the relationship between Tanzanian and external maize markets while also accounting for domestic influences. It concludes that external influences on domestic prices originate from regional, rather than global, markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7338 JUN 26, 2015

Baffes,John; Kshirsagar,Varun; Mitchell,Donald

The consumption, income, and wealth of the poorest: cross-sectional facts of rural and urban Sub-Saharan Africa for macroeconomists (English)

This paper provides new empirical insights on the joint distribution of consumption, income, and wealth in three of the poorest countries in the world — Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda — all located in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7337 JUN 25, 2015

De Magalhaes,Leandro; Santaeulalia-Llopis,Raul

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

Uruguay - Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Climate Change : P124181 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 07 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR17395 JUN 18, 2015

0000A8056

Policies, prices, and poverty : the sugar, vegetable oil, and flour industries in Senegal (English)

Like many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Senegal has struggled to develop its industrial sector in the face of import competition. For basic food products, there is an implicit trade-off between the objectives of maintaining employment and lowering the cost of living, both of which figure prominently in current government policy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7286 JUN 02, 2015

Mbaye,Ahmadou Aly; Golub ,Stephen S.; English,E. Philip

2014 joint report on Multilateral Development Banks climate finance (English)

This joint report on MDB Climate Finance captures a particular context of activities that Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) carry out in developing and emerging economies. ... See More +

Working Paper 97398 JUN 01, 2015

Liberia - Accelerated Electricity Expansion Project : additional financing (English)

The objectives of the Additional Financing (AF) for the Liberia Accelerated Electricity Expansion Project (LACEEP) are to increase access to electricity and strengthen institutional capacity in the electricity sector. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1302 JUN 01, 2015

Guide for designing mandatory greenhouse gas reporting programs (English)

Over the past decade, greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting programs have emerged at the regional, national, and subnational levels to provide information on emission sources and trends. ... See More +

Working Paper 96632 MAY 27, 2015

Singh,Neelam; Bacher, Kathryn; Song, Ranping; Sotos, Mary; Yin, Lei

Carbon pricing watch 2015 : an advance brief from the state and trends of carbon pricing 2015 report, to be released late 2015 (English)

Significant progress in carbon pricing has been made over the last ten years. In 2015, about 40 national and over 20 subnational jurisdictions, representing almost a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), are putting a price on carbon. ... See More +

Working Paper 96602 MAY 26, 2015

Samoa - Pacific Resilience Program Project (English)

The development objective of the Pacific Resilience Program Project for Samoa is to strengthen early warning, resilient investments, and financial protection of Samoa. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1095 MAY 26, 2015

Climate and carbon finance for sustainable development : 2014 annual report (English)

The World Bank Group (WBG) has taken the lead in shaping the next generation carbon initiatives for the post-2012 period by developing new approaches to performance-based payments and piloting carbon instruments. ... See More +

Annual Report 96621 MAY 26, 2015

Colombia - First Sustainable Development and Green Growth Development Policy Operation Project (English)

Program Information Document 96941 MAY 19, 2015

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Linking risk models to microeconomic indicators (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7359 Policy Research Working Paper
The indirect cost of natural disasters and an economic definition of macroeconomic resilience (English)
See More +
JUL 02, 2015 WPS7357 Policy Research Working Paper
Quantifying through ex post assessments the micro-level impacts of sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance programs (English)
See More +
JUL 02, 2015 WPS7356 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
Nicaragua - Adaptation of Nicaraguas Water Supplies to Climate Change : P127088 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 06 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR18010 Implementation Status and Results Report
India - Partnership for market readiness : organizational framework for scoping of PMR activities (English)
See More +
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)
See More +
JUN 26, 2015 WPS7341 Policy Research Working Paper
What drives local food prices ? evidence from the Tanzanian maize market (English)
See More +
JUN 26, 2015 WPS7338 Policy Research Working Paper
The consumption, income, and wealth of the poorest: cross-sectional facts of rural and urban Sub-Saharan Africa for macroeconomists (English)
See More +
JUN 25, 2015 WPS7337 Policy Research Working Paper
Zambia - Zambia Strengthening Climate Resilience (PPCR Phase II) : P127254 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English)
See More +
JUN 23, 2015 ISR19337 Implementation Status and Results Report
Uruguay - Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Climate Change : P124181 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 07 (English)
See More +
JUN 18, 2015 ISR17395 Implementation Status and Results Report
Policies, prices, and poverty : the sugar, vegetable oil, and flour industries in Senegal (English)
See More +
JUN 02, 2015 WPS7286 Policy Research Working Paper
2014 joint report on Multilateral Development Banks climate finance (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2015 97398 Working Paper
Liberia - Accelerated Electricity Expansion Project : additional financing (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2015 PAD1302 Project Paper
Guide for designing mandatory greenhouse gas reporting programs (English)
See More +
MAY 27, 2015 96632 Working Paper
Carbon pricing watch 2015 : an advance brief from the state and trends of carbon pricing 2015 report, to be released late 2015 (English)
See More +
MAY 26, 2015 96602 Working Paper
Samoa - Pacific Resilience Program Project (English)
See More +
MAY 26, 2015 PAD1095 Project Appraisal Document
Climate and carbon finance for sustainable development : 2014 annual report (English)
See More +
MAY 26, 2015 96621 Annual Report
Colombia - First Sustainable Development and Green Growth Development Policy Operation Project (English)
See More +
MAY 19, 2015 96941 Program Information Document