This note is part of an Action Notes series and provides guidance for governments and companies on how to ensure that the impact of agricultural investments on water resources is effectively measured, monitored, and regulated.
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Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesMarch, 2017Global
Library ResourceMarch, 2012Philippines
The theme of the 2011 Philippines
development report is 'generating inclusive growth,
uplifting the poor and vulnerable'. This theme is
follows from the priorities set in President Aquino's
Social Contract and the emerging 2011-2016 Philippines
Development Plan (PDP). The PDP details the vision of
inclusive growth and poverty reduction that underlies the
social contract (chapter one). Accordingly, the PDP focuses
Library ResourceJune, 2014Africa
This paper documents a significant
impact of climate variation on urbanization in Sub-Saharan
Africa, primarily in more arid countries. By lowering farm
incomes, reduced moisture availability encourages migration
to nearby cities, while wetter conditions slow migration.
The paper also provides evidence for rural-urban income
links. In countries with a larger industrial base, reduced
moisture shrinks the agricultural sector and raises total
Library ResourceJuly, 2014Eswatini
This history illustrates a number of
themes encountered in Swaziland that faces developing
countries and their external partners in Africa and beyond.
Firstly, the history relates the experience of a small and
comparatively insular country in addressing complex
challenges deriving from rapid urbanization and, as a
result, the growing need to adapt governance systems and
structures. A second key issue is the challenge that small
Library ResourceMay, 2014
This paper analyzes the available
literature about the effects of structural adjustment
programs (SAPs) on the environment and the convincing
evidence for their success or failure. The studies covered
refer to the SAPs by the World Bank as well as to general
government programs that have similar policy implications.
SAPs are designed to reform economies to become more
liberalized and export-oriented while reducing the role of
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesMay, 2015Global
This framework provides guidance on policy and practice in public-private partnerships and on the mechanics of disclosure by practitioners within governments and the private sector, to help develop programmes for the systematic, proactive pre- and post- procurement disclosure of information.
Library ResourceJune, 2012Egypt
This document builds upon several recent
studies and reports carried out in the 2006-2007 period. The
first note, entitled analysis of housing supply mechanisms
(World Bank), analyzes the situation of housing supply in
urban areas in Egypt, including the study of existing formal
and informal mechanisms for the delivery of urban housing,
the institutions responsible for supply and regulation, the
characteristics of the formal and informal stock, and the
Library ResourceMarch, 2014Global
This paper starts with a brief
perspective on urban transport in developing countries,
followed by a detailed presentation of an overall framework
for making projects in this sector. Additional details on
cities and projects used as case studies are given in the
accompanying tables. The challenge for the Bank is to assist
client cities in providing transport infrastructure and
services that respond to demographic, spatial and economic
Library ResourceApril, 2015
This toolkit serves as a guide to help
project leaders in working with client governments to
attract concrete agribusiness investments that create jobs,
reduce poverty, and develop value chains in an
environmentally and socially sustainable way. However, the
toolkit can be used by anyone working to attract sustainable
private investment to a developing a country s agribusiness
sector. These may be public officials, development
Library ResourceReports & ResearchTraining Resources & ToolsSeptember, 2016Haiti, Latin America and the Caribbean
Section one of this report opens with a brief environmental history of Haiti, followed by an analysis of the current state of environmental conditions, and closes with an examination of contemporary human and landscape vulnerabilities to acute and chronic environmental degradation and extreme climatic events. Section two of the report provides a brief summary of 15 regional or national landscape-level land management projects enacted in Haiti since the middle of the 20th century.
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