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Economics of Sanitation Initiative. Nicaragua: The Cost of Inadequate Sanitation
  • Economics of Sanitation Initiative. Nicaragua: The Cost of Inadequate Sanitation
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). June 2013
  • This report analyzes the economic and social impacts derived from the lack of sanitation in Nicaragua. It includes basic information on Nicaragua, records of sanitation in the country and the results of the analysis of the economic impacts on health, water resources, tourism, and other impacts on welfare.
  • Main themes: Health, Sanitation, State of water resources, Tourism

Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience
  • Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. June 2013
  • This report focuses on the risks of climate change to development in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and South Asia. Building on the 2012 report, Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided, this new scientific analysis examines the likely impacts of present day (0.8C), 2C and 4C warming on agricultural production, water resources, coastal ecosystems and cities across these regions. It finds many significant climate and development impacts are already being felt in some regions, and in some cases multiple threats of increasing extreme he...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Drought, Ecosystems, Floods, Food security, Groundwater, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water demand, Water scarcity, Water security

Linking Service Delivery Processes and Outcomes in Rural Sanitation: Findings from 56 districts in India
  • Linking Service Delivery Processes and Outcomes in Rural Sanitation: Findings from 56 districts in India
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). April 2013
  • The year 2012 marked the close of the Government of India's Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC). The program was started in 1999 to achieve universal rural sanitation coverage. Although rural sanitation coverage has increased during TSC, progress still falls short of the program goal of universal coverage. The objectives of this assessment are to: provide the Government of India with an overview of the range of service delivery processes adopted by different districts across states and their relative performance in terms of outcomes; identify which service delive...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Behaviour change, Hygiene, Monitoring, Rural areas, Sanitation

Greenhouse Gases from Reservoirs Caused by Biochemical Processes. Interim technical note
  • Greenhouse Gases from Reservoirs Caused by Biochemical Processes. Interim technical note
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). April 2013
  • The purpose of this note is to provide interim guidance to World Bank staff on how to assess the contribution of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from reservoirs in preparation for dam infrastructure projects. The note describes the major biochemical processes that cause GHGs from reservoirs, provides the status of current knowledge and research, and puts the issue into a global perspective. Based on the state-of-the-art, it makes recommendation on how to assess GHG emissions and how to make preliminary rough estimates of emissions caused by biochemical processes for ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Dams, Infrastructure

Global Monitoring Report 2013. Rural-Urban Dynamics and the Millennium Development Goals. Overview

Global Monitoring Report 2013. Rural-Urban Dynamics and the Millennium Development Goals
  • Global Monitoring Report 2013. Rural-Urban Dynamics and the Millennium Development Goals
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank. April 2013
  • The Global Monitoring Report (GMR) is an annual report card on the world"s progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Each annual report has a thematic focus, an aspect of the development agenda on which the GMR provides a more in-depth assessment. The theme of GMR 2013 is rural-urban disparities in development and ways urbanization can better help achieve the MDGs. The report highlights the need to accelerate efforts to improve the lives of the poor in both rural and urban areas and states that, if the forces of urbanization are not managed spe...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Poverty, Rural areas, Sanitation, Slums, Urban areas, Urbanization, Water supply

Looking Beyond the Horizon : How Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Responses Will Reshape Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Looking Beyond the Horizon : How Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Responses Will Reshape Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • World Bank. March 2013
  • This publication presents a synthesis of the multi-country collaborative program of analytical and advisory activities titled Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change in European and Central Asian Agricultural Systems. The program has been a collaborative effort between the World Bank and the governments of Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, and Uzbekistan. The goal of this book is to bring together the lessons learned and recommendations from the country-specific work, and provide guidance on the approach and methodology for others ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Irrigation, Vulnerability

Strong, Safe, and Resilient: A Strategic Policy Guide for Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific
  • Strong, Safe, and Resilient: A Strategic Policy Guide for Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific
  • World Bank. March 2013
  • This publication provides a brief overview of the key issues, strategic goals, and recommendations for disaster risk management (DRM) in East Asia and the Pacific. Chapter one gives an overview of the key trends related to disaster impacts in the region. Chapter two focuses on cross-sectoral issues of institutional arrangements for DRM and outreach to communities. Chapter's three to seven follow the core areas of DRM: risk identification, risk reduction, emergency preparedness, financial protection, and sustainable recovery and reconstruction. The appendixes ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Economic impact, Emergency situations, Floods, Resilience, Risk management

Increasing Resilience to Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector in the Middle East: The Cases of Jordan and Lebanon
  • Increasing Resilience to Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector in the Middle East: The Cases of Jordan and Lebanon
  • World Bank. March 2013
  • The objectives of this study are threefold: (1) to improve the understanding of climate change projections and impacts on rural communities and livelihoods in selected regions of Jordan and Lebanon, specifically the Jordan River Valley and Lebanon's Bekaa Valley; (2) to engage local communities, farmers, local experts, and local and national government representatives in a participatory fashion in helping craft agricultural adaptation options to climate change; and (3) to develop local and regional climate change action plans that formulate recommendations fo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Livelihoods, Participation, Resilience, Rural areas, Vulnerability

How Much International Variation in Child Height Can Sanitation Explain?
  • How Much International Variation in Child Height Can Sanitation Explain?
  • World Bank. February 2013
  • This paper documents the cross-country gradient between sanitation and child height that can statistically explain a large fraction of international height differences. It also documents the interaction between sanitation and population density, and contributes to a resolution of the puzzle of the "Asian enigma" of Indian stunting, which has received much recent attention from economists. Three sections of the paper contribute complementary analyses of the relationship between height and open defecation, each focusing on a different dimension of heterogeneity.[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Children, Sanitation

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Published in 2015