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Learning from Megadisasters : lessons from the great east Japan earthquake (English)

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 occurred in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan's Tohoku region. The Great East Japan Earthquake was the first disaster ever recorded that included an earthquake, a tsunami, a nuclear power plant accident, a power supply failure, and a large-scale disruption of supply chains. ... See More +

Publication 89069 JUN 24, 2014

Ranghieri, Federica [editor]; Mikio Ishiwatari [editor]

Philippines - Participatory Irrigation Development Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 4 of 4) : Indigenous peoples policy framework (English)

The objectives of the Participatory Irrigation Development Project for Philippines are as follows: 1) the technical operating performance of all national irrigation systems is optimized and close the gap between their design service areas and actual irrigated area; 2) irrigator's associations are effectively engaged to perform O&M responsibilities in accordance with appropriate public-private partnership arrangements for irrigation systems; and 3) NIA gains organizational strength and sound financial position to support its central role in public irrigation development. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP314 JUN 19, 2014

Georgia - Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project : environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project for Georgia is to generate employment and increase household incomes for poor and vulnerable communities in the Kakheti and Imereti regions by supporting them to: (i) start and grow micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in the tourism sector, and (ii) implement small works for the conservation and maintenance of cultural heritage sites. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4591 JUN 01, 2014

Culture, politics, and development (English)

Whether in the domains of scholarship or practice, important advances have been made in recent years in our understanding of how culture, politics, and development interact. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6939 JUN 01, 2014

Woolcock, Michael

Indigenous peoples of Russia : country profile (English)

This country profile aims to: 1) provide Bank task teams with an understanding of some of the historical, legal, and social issues that are involved in making a determination to apply Operational Policy (OP) 4.10 regarding Indigenous Peoples (IPs) the Russian Federation; 2) if OP 4.10 is invoked, to inform task teams of some of the key concerns of IPs and the requirements of the Russian legal context that may impact project sustainability; and 3) to define priority issues of concern to IPs in the Russian Federation that the Bank might reference as it continues to work with the Government to implement Theme 2: Expanding Human Potential of the Bank's Country Partnership Strategy for 2012-2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 89151 JUN 01, 2014

Global Environment Facility (GEF) - Partnership in practice : engagement with indigenous people (English)

This publication updates a document on indigenous peoples prepared by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Secretariat in 2008. In recent years, the GEF has enhanced its partnership with indigenous peoples. ... See More +

Working Paper 88373 MAY 01, 2014

China - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture Development Demonstration in Poor Areas Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 1 of 2) : Action plan for the development of ethnic minorities (Chinese)

The development objective of the Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture Development Demonstration in Poor Areas Project for China is to develop and demonstrate rural pillar industry development models for representative destitute areas that enhance sustainable agricultural production systems, improve organizational arrangements, and increase rural income. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP723 APR 25, 2014

English

China - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture Development Demonstration in Poor Areas Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 2 of 2) : Social assessment report (Chinese)

The development objective of the Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture Development Demonstration in Poor Areas Project for China is to develop and demonstrate rural pillar industry development models for representative destitute areas that enhance sustainable agricultural production systems, improve organizational arrangements, and increase rural income. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP723 APR 25, 2014

English

Haiti - Cultural Heritage Preservation and Tourism Sector Support Project (English)

The objectives of the Cultural Heritage Preservation and Tourism Sector Support Project for Haiti are to: (a) increase the attractiveness of the cultural heritage sites in North of Haiti for tourists; (b) improve the living environment for the residents living in North of Haiti; and (c) support the recipient's capacity to respond promptly and effectively to an eligible emergency, as needed. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD610 APR 10, 2014

Guinea-Bissau - Emergency Water and Electricity Services Upgrading Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and Social Screening and Assessment Framework (ESSAF) (English)

The objective of the Emergency Water and Electricity Services Upgrading Project is: (i) to restore and increase the access of the population of Bissau to safe water and to improve the quality of water services; and (ii) to improve the reliability of electricity supply to the population of Bissau. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4519 APR 03, 2014

China - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture Development Demonstration in Poor Areas Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 1 of 2) : Action plan for the development of ethnic minorities (English)

The development objective of the Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture Development Demonstration in Poor Areas Project for China is to develop and demonstrate rural pillar industry development models for representative destitute areas that enhance sustainable agricultural production systems, improve organizational arrangements, and increase rural income. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan IPP723 APR 01, 2014

Chinese

Haiti - Cultural Heritage Preservation and Tourism Sector Development Support in the North of Haiti Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3 of 4) : Cadre fonctionnel pour la gestion du Parc National Historique Citadelle, sans Souci, Ramiers (French)

The development objective of the Cultural Heritage Preservation and Tourism Sector Development Support in the North of Haiti Project is to contribute to inclusive development in North Haiti around cultural sites: (i) restaurant, preserving and enhancing the heritage assets selected, (ii) strengthening local infrastructure around these sites, (iii) supporting tourism development and (iv) improving the Government's ability to respond quickly and effectively to a defined emergency. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4391 MAR 13, 2014

Climate-resilient, climate-friendly world heritage cities (English)

While the negative impacts of climate change on urban areas are well-known and widely discussed, its implicit impacts on historic downtowns have not been studied as extensively. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 89635 JAN 01, 2014

Bigio, Anthony Gad; Ochoa, Maria Catalina; Amirtahmasebi, Rana

Romania - Competitive cities : reshaping the economic geography of Romania (Vol. 1 of 2) : Raport complet (Romanian)

This document examines the geographic distribution of employed individuals across Romania, the implications, and recommendations. Under optimal conditions, cities concentrate economic resources and human talent in a virtuous cycle of increasing urbanization that generates a diverse range of opportunities, enabling people to find better-paying jobs, companies to recruit employees with the right set of skills, and capital and ideas to flow across space more efficiently. ... See More +

Working Paper 84324 DEC 26, 2013

Ionescu-Heroiu, Marcel; Burduja, Sebastian Ioan; Sandu, Dumitru; Cojocaru, Stefan; Blankespoor, Brian; Iorga, Elena; Moretti, Enrico; Moldovan, Ciprian; Man, Titus; Rus, Raularian; van der Weide, Roy English

Armenia - Education Improvement Project : environmental assessment (English)

The development objective of the Armenia Education Improvement Project (AEIP) is to: (i) improve school readiness of children entering primary education; (ii) improve physical conditions and the availability of educational resources in upper secondary schools; and (iii) support quality and relevance improvements in higher education institutions in Armenia. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4378 DEC 11, 2013

Haiti - Cultural Heritage Preservation and Tourism Sector Development Support in the North of Haiti Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2 of 4) : Plan de gestion environnementale (French)

The development objective of the Cultural Heritage Preservation and Tourism Sector Development Support in the North of Haiti Project is to contribute to inclusive development in North Haiti around cultural sites: (i) restaurant, preserving and enhancing the heritage assets selected, (ii) strengthening local infrastructure around these sites, (iii) supporting tourism development and (iv) improving the Government's ability to respond quickly and effectively to a defined emergency. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4391 DEC 05, 2013

Peru - Cusco Regional Development Project (English)

The development objective of the Cusco Regional Development Project for Peru is to improve the quality of tourism and solid waste management services and increase the resilience of the tourism sector to the impacts of natural disasters in the provinces of Calca, Urubamba, and Cusco. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 82321 OCT 23, 2013

Spanish

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Nepal - Pro-poor Urban Regeneration Pilot Project : first implementation review and support mission - June 17 to June 30, 2014 (English)
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JUN 30, 2014 89943 Aide Memoire
Learning from Megadisasters : lessons from the great east Japan earthquake (English)
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JUN 24, 2014 89069 Publication
Philippines - Participatory Irrigation Development Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 4 of 4) : Indigenous peoples policy framework (English)
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JUN 19, 2014 IPP314 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Georgia - Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project : environmental and social management framework (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 E4591 Environmental Assessment
Culture, politics, and development (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6939 Policy Research Working Paper
Indigenous peoples of Russia : country profile (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 89151 Working Paper
Cote d'Ivoire - Emergency Youth Employment and Skills Development Project : procurement plan : Plan general de passation des marches (French)
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MAY 12, 2014 88057 Procurement Plan
Global Environment Facility (GEF) - Partnership in practice : engagement with indigenous people (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88373 Working Paper
China - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture Development Demonstration in Poor Areas Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 1 of 2) : Action plan for the development of ethnic minorities (Chinese)
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APR 25, 2014 IPP723 Indigenous Peoples Plan English
China - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture Development Demonstration in Poor Areas Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 2 of 2) : Social assessment report (Chinese)
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APR 25, 2014 IPP723 Indigenous Peoples Plan English
Haiti - Cultural Heritage Preservation and Tourism Sector Support Project (English)
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APR 10, 2014 PAD610 Project Appraisal Document
Guinea-Bissau - Emergency Water and Electricity Services Upgrading Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and Social Screening and Assessment Framework (ESSAF) (English)
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APR 03, 2014 E4519 Environmental Assessment
China - Poverty Alleviation and Agriculture Development Demonstration in Poor Areas Project : indigenous peoples plan (Vol. 1 of 2) : Action plan for the development of ethnic minorities (English)
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APR 01, 2014 IPP723 Indigenous Peoples Plan Chinese
Haiti - Cultural Heritage Preservation and Tourism Sector Development Support in the North of Haiti Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3 of 4) : Cadre fonctionnel pour la gestion du Parc National Historique Citadelle, sans Souci, Ramiers (French)
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MAR 13, 2014 E4391 Environmental Assessment
Haiti - Urban Community Driven Development Project : additional financing - environmental assessment (Vol. 1 of 2) : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)
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MAR 01, 2014 E4545 Environmental Assessment
Climate-resilient, climate-friendly world heritage cities (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 89635 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Romania - Competitive cities : reshaping the economic geography of Romania (Vol. 1 of 2) : Raport complet (Romanian)
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DEC 26, 2013 84324 Working Paper English
Armenia - Education Improvement Project : environmental assessment (English)
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DEC 11, 2013 E4378 Environmental Assessment
Haiti - Cultural Heritage Preservation and Tourism Sector Development Support in the North of Haiti Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2 of 4) : Plan de gestion environnementale (French)
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DEC 05, 2013 E4391 Environmental Assessment
Peru - Cusco Regional Development Project (English)
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OCT 23, 2013 82321 Project Appraisal Document Spanish