This new World Bank report assesses the feasibility of developing renewable energy in India & says that renewables can play an important role in increasing country's energy security by diversifying supply, reducing import dependence & mitigating fuel price volatility.

This document is the Policy Research Working Paper by the World  Bank. Scaling-up adoption of renewable energy technology, such as solar home systems, to expand electricity access in developing countries can accelerate the transition to

This note proposes a template for assessing the governance
of urban water supply and sanitation (WSS) service providers
and its impact of the quality of service and performance
of operations. The template can be used for decentralized
autonomous public corporations responsible for providing
the WSS service to customers as well as other institutional

This report examines evidences on the economic impact of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in India. Presents new estimates of the impact of NCDs, both on household economic well being as well as on aggregate economic outcomes in India.

India's carbon intensity from energy use is set to decline until at least 2031 according to these preliminary findings of forthcoming World Bank study. Examines five sectors of Indian economy that accounted for three-quarters of CO

Within the context of the global Framework, this World Bank document released at Copenhagen on Dec 8, 2009 identifies the climate challenges in South Asia. It outlines the broad parameters of a response that is consistent with the development priorities of the region.

This recent publication provides an overview of the Bank

The potential impact of the global financial crisis of 2008 on living standards in the developing world has given renewed emphasis to the importance of social safety net programs. The right policies can be a smart investment in an uncertain world.