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  1. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    March, 2017

    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.

  2. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    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

  3. Library Resource
    June, 2014

    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

  4. Library Resource
    July, 2014

    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

  5. Library Resource
    May, 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

  6. Library Resource
    public private partnership projects
    Manuals & Guidelines
    May, 2015

    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.

  7. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    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

  8. Library Resource
    March, 2014

    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

  9. Library Resource
    April, 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

  10. Library Resource

    Lessons Learned from Case Studies Spanning Eight Decades

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    September, 2016
    Haiti, 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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