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Technical Assessment of Romania's National GHG Inventory

April, 2015

The main objective of the report is to
analyze the current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory
process in Romania, and provide recommendations for
improving the system in order to increase the effectiveness
and efficiency of inventory development in compliance with
United Nations framework convention on climate change
(UNFCCC) and European Union (EU) requirements, including
emissions forecasting provisions. This report describes the

The Low Carbon City Development Program Guidebook

April, 2015

According to the United Nations
population fund, the world is undergoing the largest wave of
urban growth in history, with more people now living in
cities than in rural areas. Cities are also responsible for
a high proportion of global carbon emissions, which are the
main driver of anthropogenic climate change. By taking the
lead on low carbon development, cities have the opportunity
to engage in an important dialogue about sustainable

Domestic Emissions Trading

April, 2015

This document provides an overview and
summary assessment of lessons and insights learned from
various existing and presented domestic cap and trade
schemes. For each scheme, a set of general characteristics
(or issues) is considered. The characteristics (or issues)
covered include the following: (i) coverage and scope; (ii)
setting a cap; (iii) setting the points of obligation; (iv)
allocation of allowances; (v) systems for domestic

Decision No. 260/QD-TTg the master plan on socio-economic development of Thai Nguyen province through 2020, with a vision toward 2030.

Regulations
February, 2015
Vietnam

This Decision approves the master plan on socio-economic development of Thai Nguyen province through 2020, with a vision toward 2030 with the following principal contents in conformity with the national socio-economic development strategy, the national green growth strategy, Vietnam's sustainable development strategy, the master plan on socio-economic development of the northern midland and mountainous region, as well as sectoral master plans.

Rapid Appraisal of PNPM Neighborhood Development (and Poverty Alleviation Partnership Grant Mechanism)

January, 2015

The World Bank has had a long history of
supporting community driven development and urban upgrading
projects in Indonesia, reaching back to the 1970's. The
primary approach of all program nasional pemberdayaana
masyarakat (PNPM) urban projects is to provide block grants
at the kelurahan level to community trusts (BKM) that work
with their communities to identify, plan, and implement
activities (largely infrastructure) to improve urban

Welthunger-Index 2014: Herausforderung verborgener Hunger

Peer-reviewed publication
December, 2014
Southern Asia
Northern Africa
Eastern Africa
Western Africa
Eastern Europe
Caribbean
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
Asia
South America
India

Ein Jahr bevor die Frist zur Erreichung der Millenniums-Entwicklungsziele im Jahr 2015 abläuft, bietet der Welthunger-Index (WHI) einen facettenreichen Überblick über die Verbreitung des Hungers und trägt neue Erkenntnisse darüber in die weltweite Debatte, wie Hunger und Mangelernährung verringert werden können. Betrachtet man die Entwicklungsländer als Gruppe, so hat sich die Hungersituation dort seit 1990 verbessert. Dem WHI 2014 zufolge ist seitdem ein Rückgang um 39 Prozent zu verzeichnen.

Indice Globale della Fame 2014: la sfida della fame nascosta

Peer-reviewed publication
December, 2014
Southern Asia
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Eastern Africa
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Eastern Europe
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Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
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India

A un anno dalla scadenza per il raggiungimento degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo del Millennio, fissata nel 2015, l’Indice Globale della Fame 2014 offre una prospettiva articolata del problema della fame nel mondo, che porta nuovi spunti al dibattito mondiale rispetto a dove concentrare gli sforzi nella lotta contro la fame e la malnutrizione. Secondo il GHI 2014, lo stato della fame nei Paesi in via di sviluppo è complessivamente migliorato in confronto al 1990, con un calo del 39%.

L’Indice de la faim dans le monde 2014: Le défi de la faim invisible

Peer-reviewed publication
December, 2014
Southern Asia
Northern Africa
Eastern Africa
Western Africa
Caribbean
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
Asia
South America
India

Alors qu’il ne reste plus qu’une année avant la date d’échéance de la réalisation des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement, l’Indice de la faim dans le monde 2014 (GHI) offre une analyse multidimensionnelle de la faim et présente de nouvelles données permettant d’alimenter le débat mondial sur la question de savoir où concentrer les efforts dans la lutte contre la faim et la malnutrition. Selon le GHI 2014, les niveaux de faim dans les pays en développement pris dans leur ensemble se sont améliorés depuis 1990, diminuant de 39%.

2014 Global hunger index: The challenge of hidden hunger

Peer-reviewed publication
December, 2014
Southern Asia
Northern Africa
Eastern Africa
Western Africa
Eastern Europe
Caribbean
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
Asia
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India

With one more year before the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the 2014 Global Hunger Index report offers a multifaceted overview of global hunger that brings new insights to the global debate on where to focus efforts in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. The state of hunger in developing countries as a group has improved since 1990, falling by 39 percent, according to the 2014 GHI.

Synopsis of 2014 Global hunger index: The challenge of hidden hunger

Policy Papers & Briefs
December, 2014
Southern Asia
Northern Africa
Eastern Africa
Western Africa
Caribbean
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
Asia
South America
India

The 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report—the ninth in an annual series—presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made progress in reducing hunger since 1990, but still has far to go, with levels of hunger remaining “alarming” or “extremely alarming” in 16 countries. This year’s report focuses on a critical aspect of hunger that is often overlooked: hidden hunger. Also known as micronutrient deficiency, hidden hunger affects more than an estimated 2 billion people globally.

Synopse Welthunger-Index 2014: Herausforderung verborgener Hunger

Policy Papers & Briefs
December, 2014
Southern Asia
Northern Africa
Eastern Africa
Western Africa
Caribbean
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
Asia
South America
India

Der Welthunger-Index (WHI) 2014 stellt die nationale, regionale und weltweite Hungersituation zum neunten Mal in jahrlicher Folge multidimensional dar. Er zeigt, dass bei der globalen Hungerbekampfung seit 1990 Fortschritte erzielt werden konnten, jedoch angesichts sehr ernster oder gar gravierender Hungerwerte in 16 Landern noch immer groser Handlungsbedarf besteht. Der Schwerpunkt dieses Berichts liegt auf einem entscheidenden Aspekt des Hungers, der haufig ubersehen wird, dem verborgenen Hunger.

2014 Global hunger index by severity

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December, 2014
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The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is based on three equally weighted indicators: > Undernourishment: the proportion of undernourished people as a percentage of the population (reflecting the share of the population with insufficient caloric intake); > Child underweight: the proportion of children younger than age five who are underweight (that is, have low weight for their age, reflecting wasting, stunted growth, or both), which is one indicator of child undernutrition; and > Child mortality: the mortality rate of children younger than age five (partially reflecting the fatal synergy o