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The Natural Resource Degradation-Human Vulnerability Nexus : An Evaluation of the World Bank’s Support for Sustainable and Inclusive Natural Resource Management (2009-2019) (Approach Paper) (English)

Renewable natural resources represent essential livelihood assets for many resource-dependent communities, many of whom are extremely poor. Chronic poverty, natural resource dependency, and degradation of natural resources are strongly interrelated. Climate change exacerbates the magnitude of the natural resource degradation challenge, especially for the most vulnerable populations. The World Bank has long recognized the importance of natural resources for poverty reduction and sustainable development in its policies and strategies, addressing environmental degradation through multiple interventions. This is a forward-looking evaluation that will generate evidence about how well


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    The Natural Resource Degradation-Human Vulnerability Nexus : An Evaluation of the World Bank’s Support for Sustainable and Inclusive Natural Resource Management (2009-2019) (Approach Paper)

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The Natural Resource Degradation-Human Vulnerability Nexus : An Evaluation of the World Bank’s Support for Sustainable and Inclusive Natural Resource Management (2009-2019) (Approach Paper) (English). Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) approach paper Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.