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- World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99
During fiscal 2003-05, World Bank lending and administrative budgets to fragile states amounted to $4.1 billion and $161 million, respectively. IEG's report assesses the effectiveness of this Bank support. The report finds that the Bank and the donor community have improved their operational readiness to engage with fragile states, and made substantial... more...
- World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99
The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) prepared this synthesis note as an input to the ongoing process surrounding the international agenda for Small States. Its purpose is to provide a perspective on some of the issues small states face through a review of World Bank experience with country and project assistance. The lessons and findings are drawn... more...
- World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 9.99
Land reform can be divided broadly into land tenure reform (the establishment of secure and formalized property rights in land) and land redistribution (the transfer of land from large to small farmers). This paper therefore is in two parts. The first part focuses on property rights, giving a short narrative of some of the key land tenure and land... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 58.00
Guidance on Safety Performance Indicators provides a systemic approach to measuring the success of stakeholders' chemical safety programmes by detailing targets, activity indicators and outcome indicators. It also provides flexibility for groups to design programmes to assess their own performance related to the prevention of, preparedness for,... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 67.00
All societies depend on biodiversity and biological resources, and policy makers are increasingly aware that development pressures are today generating unprecedented rates of biodiversity loss. The fact that biodiversity issues often receive low priority in policy decisions is at least in part due to problems involved in assessing its contribution... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 84.00
Tradeable or transferable permits (TPs) are increasingly perceived as a cost-effective and flexible policy instrument for pollution control and natural resources management. Initially they were considered a policy tool whose applications were limited to only certain sectors, such as air pollution management and fisheries. However, over the last few... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 46.00
To address many of the environmental challenges that face us today, including climate change, countries are striving to deploy efficient and effective tools for environmental management at the national level. Tradable/transferable permits are one such tool. What are the key design parameters for domestic tradable permit programmes? What additional... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 151.00
How can we meet the needs of today without diminishing the capacity of future generations to meet theirs? This is the central question posed by "sustainable development". OECD countries committed themselves to sustainable development at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio, yet - almost ten years later - progress accomplished... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
Policy and management decisions are often made on financial grounds. However, the economic value of the benefits that people derive from ecosystems, that is, ecosystem services, may not be fully recognised and hence ecosystem considerations may not be incorporated adequately into decision-making processes. This is particularly true for regulating... more...
- International Development Research Centre 2010; US$ 20.00
Una gran cantidad de personas en los países en desarrollo depende del medio ambiente natural para sus medios de vida, sea en tierras de cultivo o bosques, humedales o zonas costeras. Para estas personas, el medio ambiente es mucho más que una fuente de recreación, es la base de la economía. Pero carencias en el funcionamiento de... more...