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  1. Library Resource
    February, 2013

    The objective of this analysis is to
    assess the state of progress of risk management in Colombia
    and propose recommendations to help the Government set
    public policy in the short-and long-term. For this reason,
    the study sought to: (i) establish the risk and impact of
    disasters in recent decades, (ii) identify legal,
    institutional and conceptual themes in the country, (iii)
    review the state and evolution of investment in risk

  2. Library Resource
    Improving Energy Access to the Urban Poor in Developing Countries cover image
    Reports & Research
    March, 2014
    Brazil, Colombia, Bangladesh, India

    The case studies documented in this
    report aim to inform the energy access community (including
    practitioners, civil society groups, project planners, end
    users) about best practices of successful energy access
    initiatives targeted at slum dwellers. Eight case studies
    focusing on electrification and household energy were
    selected from India, Bangladesh, Colombia and Brazil, all
    countries that have had varying success in providing access

  3. Library Resource
    March, 2013

    During the past several months, the
    Ministry of Environment, Housing and Territorial Development
    of Colombia has been researching potential indicators that
    would be useful to assess and possibly adopt among which
    included the ecological footprint. This work was
    commissioned in order to provide the Ministry with a deeper
    understanding of the ecological footprint and to train a
    number of its staff on the scope of the footprint in order

  4. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    This report is intended to support the
    analysis and implementation of reforms aimed at a
    strengthening of the intergovernmental system in Colombia.
    In mid-2007 congress approved a legislative act as
    constitutional amendment that increases the level of the
    main transfer to sub-national governments, the General
    System of Transfers (SGP). However an adjustment of the
    regulations and institutional arrangements within the

  5. Library Resource
    March, 2014

    Bogota, the capital city of Colombia, is
    located near the geographic center of Colombia, 2,640 meters
    (8,661 ft) sea level. It is the largest and most populous
    city in the nation, with an estimated 8.2 million
    inhabitants in the metropolitan area in 2007 and a
    population density of 3,912 inhabitants per square
    kilometer. Its economy generates 25 percent of
    Colombia's total gross domestic product (GDP). The

  6. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    This country note briefly summarizes
    information relevant to both climate change and agriculture
    in Colombia, with focus on policy developments (including
    action plans and programs) and institutional make-up. Like
    most countries in Latin America, Colombia has submitted one
    national communication to the United Nations Framework
    Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) with a second one
    under preparation. Agriculture (including land use change

  7. Library Resource
    May, 2012

    The analysis of the cost of
    environmental degradation conducted as part of the country
    environmental analysis (CEA) shows that the most costly
    problems associated with environmental degradation are urban
    and indoor air pollution; inadequate water supply,
    sanitation, and hygiene; natural disasters (such as flooding
    and landslides); and land degradation. The burden of these
    costs falls most heavily on vulnerable segments of the

  8. Library Resource
    March, 2013

    This concept note presents the strategic
    engagement of the World Bank in the areas of public sector
    management and governance in Colombia. It describes the
    short and medium term approach through which the Bank will
    provide support to the country on those areas of reform, as
    well as their links and synergies with other sectors
    activities. It also provides a summary of the Bank's
    public sector management and governance recent activities

  9. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    As the use of Payments for Environmental Services (PES) approaches in developing countries has grown, concern has arisen over the ability of poorer households to participate. This paper uses data from a PES project implemented in Quindio, Colombia, to examine the extent to which poorer households that are eligible to participate are in fact able to do so. The project provides a strong test of the ability of poorer households to participate in a PES program as it required participants to make substantial and complex land use changes.

  10. Library Resource
    August, 2014

    This document presents the recently
    elected Colombian administration with a set of policy notes
    meant to enrich the debate around critical issues affecting
    the country's development. These notes build mostly
    upon existing research and represent the Bank's
    independent view on topics which are either at the crux of
    ongoing policy discussions or merit a more prominent place
    in this dialogue. This window of opportunity provides a very

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