Publications include reports, reference guides, toolkits, frameworks, academic papers, analytical pieces and case studies from all over the world, related to the various drivers of infrastructure development. Use the filters to narrow down the below list of publications.
This publication aims to link the study of urban environmental issues with the advancement of more sustainable urban growth, the report looks at Kampala and Uganda including their background in the context of urban development and drivers of environmental sustainability.
This document discusses how science-based indicators of vulnerability to climate change and of adaptability can inform the prioritization of adaptation assistance from a global adaptation fund.
The authors evaluate successes and failures of a private sector reform in the water sector in the early years of reform, they analyse the impacts of the water reform on individual welfare and perform cost-benefit analysis for the reform.
This paper answers three questions surrounding the reform of water supply services in Abidjan. What motivated reform in a system that was already performing well? How and why did the reform affect sector performance, and what additional changes might improve performance further? And what explains the relatively strong performance of Abidjan's water system?
The author evaluates the strength of the effect that community pressure and pollution charges have on industrial pollution control in China, the author finds that the implicit discharge price is at least as high as the explicit price. In other words, community pressure not only exists, but may be as strong an incentive as the pollution charge is for industrial firms to control pollution in China.
This technical note provides an overview for authorities who wish to conduct flood hazard and risk assessments and who must develop a step-by-step plan for carrying out the assessment that is appropriate and feasible in the local context.
This report tells a story of an urgent need for institutional support and reform in Myanmar, improvements in the enforcement against illegal extraction of resources, behavior change in all relevant stakeholders, institutional capacity building, increased funding, and improvements in data collection and analysis. If these recommendations are acted on, then Myanmar can reverse the negative trends and lead its environment on a path toward a more sustainable future. Citation
This report analyses the economywide and distributional impacts of the multipurpose Mwache dam investment in the coast region of Kenya. Considered in the report are impacts on economic growth, poverty reduction, food availability and nutrition.
This report analyses the barriers women face in the water workforce and provides a practical approach to advance gender diversity in the water sector.
The report describes eight nutrition-sensitive approaches for achieving greater impacts on early child nutrition. Results framework indicators are proposed to support monitoring and evaluation of nutrition-sensitive investments in water management and irrigation.
This framework for action was developed to support the inclusion of nutritional considerations in the design of water operations and to help formulate nutrition-enhancing water policy.
This paper considers three hydropower projects, these are in India, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. The paper looks into the impact of global climate change on these hydropower projects using an autoregressive model on a hydrological series, since hydropower is among the most vulnerable industries to changes in global and regional climate.
This report outlines lessons from two river basins in India, while arguing how planning for hydropower development needs to evolve from a project-based engineering approach to a more holistic one.
This article presented an assessment of Low-Carvon Interventions in the Transport and Power Sector to reduceclimate change emissions
The study specifically examines whether power system size and coun¬try per capita income can be reliable indicators of initial conditions for guiding policy on power market structure.
This report looks at the nature of Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) and the resulting challenges associated with the integration of VRE technologies into a power system. It provides an overview of the measures available to limit and manage these challenges. This report highlights the importance of increased flexibility when integrating high levels of VRE, and focuses on two sets of options to provide such flexibility: natural gas-fired power generation technologies and energy storage.
The study has found that the main impacts of hydropower development in Bhutan relate to aquatic biodiversity and are cumulative,meaning that they are not of immediate concernbut should get priority attention once the development of hydropower accelerates. This study has identified a number of gaps inthe management of E&S impacts and rankedthem according to relevance for Bhutan.
The objective of this review is to analyze the current status on achievement of targeted benefits from distribution privatization and identify the gaps between expectations and realizations, with a key task of proposing concrete procedures and methodologies to ensure that EMRA and other government agencies involved in monitoring and enforcing quality in electricity distribution and retail have timely access to reliable information on service actually provided by the DISCOMs to their customers.
This brief outlines some new technological solutions for energy storage in emerging markets
This Energy Sector Policy Note is intended to support the Government of Mozambique in determining priorities for policy decisions with the aim of delivering efficiently produced, technically and financially sustainable electricity supply to the Mozambican population.