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Inclusive Heritage-Based City Development Program in India (English)

This report summarizes the motivation, objectives, methodology, results and lessons learned from the design and implementation of the Demonstration Program on Inclusive Heritage-based City Development in India. ... See More +

Working Paper 91721 OCT 01, 2014

Vietnam - Result-Based Northern Mountains Urban Program Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 92429 OCT 01, 2014

China - Guizhou Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection and Development Project (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 89197 JUL 01, 2014

China - Guizhou Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection and Development Project : restructuring (English)

The development objective of the Guizhou Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection and Development Project for China is to assist Guizhou province in increasing economic benefits to local communities (including minority groups) through increased tourism and better protection of cultural and natural heritages. ... See More +

Project Paper RES11694 JUN 27, 2014

Tourism in Africa : harnessing tourism for growth and improved livelihoods (English)

This report is the first to examine tourism in Africa comprehensively and regionally and the first to recommend practical, evidence-based measures enabling the sector’s economic and development power. ... See More +

Publication 88656 JUN 06, 2014

Christie, Iain; Fernandes, Eneida; Messerli, Hannah; Twining-Ward, Louise

Georgia - Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project (English)

Project Information Document 88867 JUN 05, 2014

Vietnam - Results-based Northern Mountains National Urban Development Program Project : environmental and social systems assessment (English)

The development objective of the Results-based Northern Mountains National Urban Development Program Project for Vietnam is to strengthen the capacity of participating northern mountains cities to plan, implement, and sustain urban infrastructure. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4463 JUN 01, 2014

Vietnam - Result-Based Northern Mountains Urban Program Project : Vietnam - Result-Based Northern Mountains Urban Program Project (English)

The Result-Based Northern Mountains Urban Program Project aims to enable participating northern mountains cities to effectively plan, deliver and sustain priority infrastructure services through strengthened systems and capacity, with the support of the Ministry of Construction, or MOC. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 87773 MAY 01, 2014

Analyzing urban systems : have megacities become too large ? (English)

The trend toward ever greater urbanization continues unabated across the globe. According to the United Nations, by 2025 closes to 5 billion people will live in urban areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6872 MAY 01, 2014

Desmet, Klaus; Rossi-Hansberg, Esteban

Urbanization as opportunity (English)

Urbanization deserves urgent attention from policy makers, academics, entrepreneurs, and social reformers of all stripes. Nothing else will create as many opportunities for social and economic progress. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6874 MAY 01, 2014

Fuller, Brandon; Romer, Paul

Urbanization and the geography of development (English)

This paper focuses on three interrelated questions on urbanization and the geography of development. First, although we herald cities with their industrial bases as "engines of growth," does industrialization in fact drive urbanization? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6877 MAY 01, 2014

Growing through cities in developing countries (English)

This paper examines the effects of urbanization on development and growth. It begins with a labor market perspective and emphasizes the importance of agglomeration economies, both static and dynamic. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6818 MAR 01, 2014

Duranton, Gilles

Improving the business environment for tourism in Peru (English)

Tourism is a major revenue source for Peru, but the sector struggles to keep up with rising demand. Investment climate teams of the World Bank Group are implementing a two-year pilot project to improve procedures for opening and operating tourism-related businesses, particularly smaller enterprises such as lodging establishments, restaurants, and travel agencies. ... See More +

Brief 90698 FEB 12, 2014

Blotte, Ursula

Sri Lanka - Strategic Cities Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 6 of 6) : Environmental management and assessment framework : executive summary (English)

The development objective of the Strategic Cities Development Project for Sri Lanka is to bring about city transformation through strategic investments by leveraging on the city or city region's particular cultural and economic assets. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4353 JAN 17, 2014

Climate change adaptation planning in small and medium-sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) : Planificacion para la adaptacion al cambio climatico (CC) en ciudades pequenas y medianas (Spanish)

This issue focuses on a regional study and technical assistance initiative to strengthen climate adaptation planning for small and medium-sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). ... See More +

Brief 84441 JAN 03, 2014

English

Climate change adaptation planning in small and medium-sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) (English)

This issue focuses on a regional study and technical assistance initiative to strengthen climate adaptation planning for small and medium-sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). ... See More +

Brief 84441 JAN 01, 2014

Spanish

A guide : improved communities, better cities for Vietnam - a quick understanding of upgrading poor neighborhoods (English)

The Government of Vietnam is looking for ways to make Vietnam's cities better places in which poor and vulnerable families can live and work. This guide is based on the studies and other sources, so that the most important information and key topics can be easily used. ... See More +

Working Paper 87971 JAN 01, 2014

Vietnamese

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Inclusive Heritage-Based City Development Program in India (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91721 Working Paper
Vietnam - Result-Based Northern Mountains Urban Program Project : procurement plan (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92429 Procurement Plan
China - Guizhou Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection and Development Project (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89197 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
China - Guizhou Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection and Development Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 27, 2014 RES11694 Project Paper
Tourism in Africa : harnessing tourism for growth and improved livelihoods (English)
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JUN 06, 2014 88656 Publication
Vietnam - Results-Based National Urban Development Program in the Northern Mountains Region : chair summary (English)
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JUN 05, 2014 88566 Board Summary
Georgia - Empowering Poor Communities and Micro-Entrepreneurs in the Georgia Tourism Sector Project (English)
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JUN 05, 2014 88867 Project Information Document
Vietnam - Results-based Northern Mountains National Urban Development Program Project : environmental and social systems assessment (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 E4463 Environmental Assessment
Ukraine - First Development Policy Loan Project, District Heating Energy Efficiency Project, and Second Urban Infrastructure Project : chair summary (English)
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MAY 22, 2014 88302 Board Summary
Vietnam - Result-Based Northern Mountains Urban Program Project : Vietnam - Result-Based Northern Mountains Urban Program Project (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 87773 Project Appraisal Document
Analyzing urban systems : have megacities become too large ? (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6872 Policy Research Working Paper
Urbanization as opportunity (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6874 Policy Research Working Paper
Urbanization and the geography of development (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6877 Policy Research Working Paper
Growing through cities in developing countries (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6818 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving the business environment for tourism in Peru (English)
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FEB 12, 2014 90698 Brief
Sri Lanka - Strategic Cities Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 6 of 6) : Environmental management and assessment framework : executive summary (English)
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JAN 17, 2014 E4353 Environmental Assessment
Bangladesh - Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) progress report for FY11-15 and Municipal Governance and Services Project : joint chair summary (English)
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JAN 14, 2014 84039 Board Summary
Climate change adaptation planning in small and medium-sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) : Planificacion para la adaptacion al cambio climatico (CC) en ciudades pequenas y medianas (Spanish)
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JAN 03, 2014 84441 Brief English
Climate change adaptation planning in small and medium-sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84441 Brief Spanish
A guide : improved communities, better cities for Vietnam - a quick understanding of upgrading poor neighborhoods (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 87971 Working Paper Vietnamese