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  • other research product . 2016
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    World Bank Group;
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    Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC
    Country: United States

    West Africa’s coastal area is critical to the region, home to a third of its people and the source of about half of its gross domestic product (GDP). Because most of it is composed of mangroves and sand formations, the area’s coastline is also highly vulnerable to erosi...

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  • other research product . 2016
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Ishiwatari, Mikio; Wataya, Eiko; Shin, Taesun; Kim, Daeil; Song, Jiseon; Kim, Seyi;
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    Country: United States

    Water security and water quality affect numerous economic sectors and areas: agriculture, energy, disaster management, and others. Countries need balanced and integrated approaches that are economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable. Threats related to clim...

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  • other research product . 2015
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    World Bank Group;
    Persistent Identifiers
    Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC
    Country: United States

    The effects of climate change, from changing precipitation patterns to rising seas, will exacerbate the coastal erosion already affecting West Africa, increasing the exposure and vulnerability of the people and assets located there. Given the importance of the coastal z...

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  • other research product . 2015
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    World Bank Group;
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    Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC
    Country: United States

    The West African coastal zone hosts critical natural resources and habitats that provide important ecosystem services. The area’s natural resources play vital roles in the functioning of the shoreline, providing natural protection against erosion, pollution, sea level r...

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  • other research product . 2015
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    World Bank Group;
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    Publisher: World Bank, Entebbe
    Country: United States

    Women and girls often risk being left behind in development, not being fully informed or involved in decision making about issues that can have a real impact on their lives. Sometimes, they are already disadvantaged by cultural and legal norms that affect their rights t...

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  • other research product . 2015
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    World Bank Group;
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    Publisher: World Bank, Entebbe
    Country: United States

    Watershed management has come to be recognized as a critical issue in the Nile Basin. Upstream land use can cause degradation and soil erosion, resulting in lower agricultural yields locally and causing sedimentation downstream. The increased sediment load causes econom...

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  • other research product . 2015
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    World Bank;
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    Publisher: Washington, DC
    Country: United States

    This report contains powerful stories, supported by data, of how World Bank Group projects have affected and transformed lives across East Asia and Pacific. There are also photographs that put a face on development statistics. The East Asia and Pacific region is home to...

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  • other research product . 2015
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    International Finance Corporation;
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    Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC
    Country: United States

    Environmental and social responsibility is becoming more and more important in today’s global economy. There are thousands of environmental and social codes and standards in the world today. The codes and standards define the rules and the objectives. But the challenge ...

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  • other research product . 2015
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Dasgupta, Susmita; Huq, Mainul; Wheeler, David;
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    Publisher: World Bank Group, Washington, DC
    Country: United States

    Bangladesh, with two-thirds of its land area less than five meters above sea level, is one of the most climate-vulnerable countries in the world. Low-lying coastal districts along the Bay of Bengal are particularly vulnerable to sea level rise, tidal flooding, storm sur...

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  • other research product . 2015
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    World Bank;
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    Publisher: Washington, DC
    Country: United States

    After decades of turmoil and instability, a period of calm and progress evolved in Guinea-Bissau in 2009. A military coup in April 2012 interrupted it. A fresh start is needed to alter the dynamics that kept Guinea-Bissau poor. In 2013, Gross National Income per capita ...

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