The extent of urban air pollution in Pakistan—South Asia’s most urbanized country—is among the world’s most severe, significantly damaging human health, quality of life, and the economy and environment of Pakistan.
This report describes the progress African countries are making on strengthening the quality of policies and institutions that underpin development. It presents Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) scores for the 39 African countries that are eligible for support from the International Development Association (IDA).
This report analyzes global prospects for fisheries and aquaculture. The World Bank Group (WBG) Agriculture Action Plan 2013-15 summarizes critical challenges facing the global food and agriculture sector.
The annual cost of environmental degradation in India amounts to about Rs. 3.75 trillion equivalent to 5.7% of GDP says this new World Bank report. But there are low-cost options to significantly bring down the environmental damage without compromising long-term growth objectives.
The paper ‘Challenges and Approaches to Electricity Grids Operations and Planning with Increased Amounts of Variable Renewable Generation: Emerging Lessons from Selected Operational Experiences and Desktop Studies’ focuses on analyzing the impacts of variable renewable energy on the operation and planning of the the power system (mostly, generat
The prices of internationally traded maize and soybeans reached all-time peaks in July, following an unprecedented
summer in both the United States and Eastern Europe in terms of high temperatures and lack of rain fall. Wheat
This report provides a background of the rural energy scenario in India, describing the unmet energy needs, and the policies and regulatory environment as a rationale for the VESP (Village Energy Security Programme).