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Jan 25, 2024

Navigating the opportunities and risks of solar irrigation: The importance of ...

Solar-powered groundwater irrigation is growing quickly in low and middle-income countries. Learn More

ESG Integration at the Government Pension Fund of Thailand

The Government Pension Fund of Thailand (GPF) places a strong emphasis on sustainable investing, demonstrating leadership in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations both locally and globally.

WAVES Plus Close-out Report

This closeout report present the main findings and lessons from the WAVES Plus Program. It shows that WAVES Plus has achieved its main targets.

Jun 23, 2023

2022 GPS Annual Report

An overview of activities financed by the GPS and WAVES Plus Trust Fund

Jun 27, 2023

Embedding Ecosystems Services into Policy (EESP) Training Program

Delivering tailored capacity-building that informs policy development and planning processes

Feb 14, 2023

Plastic taxes: a guide to new legislation in Europe

European countries are paving the way for comprehensive plastic packaging taxes, re-shaping the trade and market conditions for exporting firms from developing countries, explains Grzegorz Peszko of the World Bank.

Air Pollution and Climate Change: From Co-Benefits to Coherent Policies

Achieving carbon neutral development will take a roughly 40-year-long structural transformation, especially in developing and emerging economies, where most people exposed to poor air quality live.

Clean Air and Cool Planet, Volume II: Integrated Air Quality Management and ...

The objective of this city-level study for Almaty and Nur-Sultan is to inform decision-makers and other relevant stakeholders of the priority cost-effective measures to simultaneously address air pollution and decarbonization, including the costs and impacts of those measures, and of the needed policy reforms to incentivize the measures’ adoption by private actors.



  • Adjusted Net Saving Database
    Annually updated (August 2022) database with a quick country tool (forthcoming) for quick assessment of whether countries are re-investing resource rents sustainably. Those working on country policy and research will find it useful.
  • Sovereign Environmental, Social, and Governance Data
    Resources on environmental, social and governance indicators
  • Environment, Social and Governance Data
    The World Bank’s ESG Data Draft dataset provides information on 17 key sustainability themes spanning environmental, social, and governance categories.
  • The Changing Wealth of Nations
    (CWON 2021, data visualization tool, country, and regional profiles)
    The complete global wealth database and visualisation tool to inform economic and enivornmental policy-relevant analysis. The tool provides trends by country, by sector and provides country benchmarking.



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