Strengthening sustainable water supply services through domestic private sector providers in Cambodia

    Smets,Susanna  |  Jan 28, 2016
    With the exception of Myanmar, Cambodia has the lowest access to piped water supply in the South East Asia region, which was estimated to be 21 percent in 2015. Less than one in ten rural households (7 percent) ...

    Expanding opportunities for rural finance in Colombia

    Gutierrez,Eva M., Reddy,Rekha  |  Jan 26, 2016
    The purpose of this note is to provide policy recommendations to improve access to credit of rural populations and small agricultural producers under financially sustainable schemes. Although the agricultural ...

    City risk diagnostic for urban resilience in Indonesia

    Gunawan,Iwan, Sagala,Saut Aritua Hasiholan, Amin,Suryani, Zawani,Hoferdy, Mangunsong,Ruby  |  Jan 12, 2016
    In 2012, the World Bank initiated the building urban resilience in East Asia program, aimed at increasing the resilience of cities to disasters and the impact of climate change by using a risk-based approach to ...

    The role of preschool quality in promoting child development : evidence from rural Indonesia

    Brinkman,Sally Anne, Hasan,Amer, Jung,Haeil, Kinnell,Angela, Nakajima,Nozomi, Pradhan,Menno Prasad  |  Jan 05, 2016
    This paper reports on the quality of early childhood education in rural Indonesia. On average, the paper finds that centers created under the Indonesia Early Childhood Education and Development Project provide ...

    The Water Expert Team (WET)

    Jan 01, 2016
    The Water Expert Team (WET) is a technical support service that identifies and mobilizes on-demand high level expertise to address complex water challenges in World Bank operations. World Bank operational teams...
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Urban Development

What City Leaders Need to Know as Their Countries Rapidly Urbanize

Developing countries are urbanizing fast. To meet the challenges, city leaders must move quickly to plan, connect, and finance resilient and sustainable growth. This report provides an urban development framework based on those three dimensions.


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Climate Change

Shock Waves : Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty

Ending poverty and stabilizing climate change will be two unprecedented global achievements and two major steps toward sustainable development. But the two objectives cannot be considered in isolation: they need to be jointly tackled through an integrated strategy. This report brings together those two objectives and explores how they can more easily be achieved if considered together.