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  1. Library Resource
    March, 2014

    In 2006-07, the Water and Sanitation
    Program (WSP) initiated research to identify barriers to
    service delivery for the urban poor. The findings of the
    research have been presented in the Guidance Notes on
    Improving Water Supply and Sanitation Services to the Urban
    Poor in India. The Urban Global Practice Team of WSP decided
    to expand the ambit of this research to a global context as
    the learnings were relevant to experiences across Africa,

  2. Library Resource
    August, 2014

    The objective of this paper is to
    present a succinct and up-to-date review of the urban sector
    in Egypt, with a focus on issues for which there is new
    insight or emerging government interest. The two main themes
    of the report are the challenges facing the urban sector and
    the policy implications at various levels of government.
    Some of the reports mains findings are: urbanization in
    Egypt takes on forms and processes which are not well

  3. Library Resource
    March, 2014
    Africa, Northern Africa, Western Asia, Global

    The paper presents the key objectives
    for the rehabilitation of historic centers or medinas in the
    Middle East and North Africa as elaborated by the World Bank
    on the basis of twenty years of past and present lending and
    technical assistance operations to the governments of the
    region. These are: 1) the conservation of the urban and
    cultural heritage; 2) the local economic development of the
    historic city; and 3) the improvement of the living

  4. Library Resource
    March, 2014

    The aim of the scoping study was to gain
    an understanding of the productive activities slum dwellers
    engage in that rely on energy services and the potentials
    and challenges of slums in Ghana regarding access to modern
    energy services and income generation from productive
    activities. The objective of the ESMED-EAfUP (Energy Sector
    Management Assistance Program - ESMAP/SME Development -
    Energy Access for the Urban Poor) programme is 'to

  5. Library Resource
    December, 2014
    Latin America and the Caribbean

    Delivering on results is a key to
    achieving our Latin America and Caribbean strategy. This
    publication presents some of the recent results achieved by
    the World Bank Group, our clients, and our partners in the
    Latin America and Caribbean Region. The stories reflect our
    effort to help clients solve their development challenges
    quickly and effectively by providing a suite of financing,
    advisory and convening services. This is a way to

  6. Library Resource
    August, 2014

    In 2000, the Government of India
    launched the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (hereinafter
    PMGSY) with the primary objective of providing all-weather
    road connectivity (with necessary culverts and
    cross-drainage structures operable throughout the year), to
    eligible unconnected habitations in rural areas. Currently,
    about 60 percent of the 170,000 eligible habitations have a
    road. By the end of 2010, expenditures for the program had

  7. Library Resource
    April, 2014

    Housing matters to the livability of
    cities and to the productivity of their economies. The
    failure of cities to accommodate the housing needs of
    growing urban populations can be seen in the proliferation
    of poorly serviced, high-density informal settlements. Such
    settlements are not new in the history of rapidly growing
    cities, their persistence results as much from policies as
    from economics and demographic transition. Slums have

  8. Library Resource
    October, 2014
    Guinea, Papua New Guinea

    In 2012 Papua New Guinea undertook a
    national Service Delivery Assessment of rural water, rural
    sanitation, urban water and urban sanitation services to
    identify coverage and targets, how well services are being
    delivered and the financing shortfalls in these subsectors.
    Immediately following this assessment, stakeholders, through
    a national policy task force, have developed a draft of the
    country s first National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

  9. Library Resource
    December, 2014

    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. The
    development objective of this program is to test an
    inclusive heritage-based approach to city development
    planning in three pilot cities with a focus on learning and
    future expansion. The pilot cities include a metropolis

  10. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    South Africa

    Countries everywhere are divided into
    two distinct spatial realms: one urban, one rural. Classic
    models of development predict faster growth in the urban
    sector, causing rapid migration from rural areas to cities,
    lifting average incomes in both places. The process
    continues until the marginal productivity of labor is
    equalized across the two realms. The pattern of rising
    urbanization accompanying economic growth has become one of

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