The brief highlights that: new Country Assistance Strategies substantively address climate-related issues; low-carbon growth country studies have been undertaken for Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Poland and South Africa; the Latin America and Caribbean Region has developed a portfolio of approximately 180 activities with adaptation and mitigation co-benefits totaling over US$7 billion;

Arguably sound land governance is the key to achieving sustainable development and to supporting the global agenda

This report is part of a larger World Bank effort that seeks to provide analytical and strategic assistance to Bank staff and utilities in client countries as they begin to consider the implications of climate change on water resources.

This brief presents a study aiming to enhance the state's capacity to assess long-term effects of drought and increase resilience to drought risks at state, district, and community levels.

What is the human cost of the global economic crisis? This
Global Monitoring Report: The MDGs after the Crisis,
examines the impact of the worst recession since the Great
Depression on poverty and human development outcomes in
developing countries. Although the recovery is under way, the
impact of the crisis will be lasting and immeasurable. The

Three out of four poor people in the developing world live in rural areas, and most of them depend—directly or indirectly—on agriculture for their livelihoods. Providing economic services, such as agricultural extension, is essential for using agriculture for development.

This analysis presents age-specific patterns of child mortality among India

Government Support to Agricultural Insurance informs public and private decision makers involved in agricultural insurance about recent developments, with a particular focus on middle- and low-income countries.

Environment Matters, the annual review on the environment by the World Bank Group, highlights the environmental research, accomplishments, and challenges of the Bank's Regions in the past year. Environment Matters 2009 focuses on the importance of biodiversity conservation in sustaining livelihoods and reducing poverty. Biodiversity underpins every aspect of human life.

This paper assesses the high financial vulnerability to the impacts of extreme weather events of national governments, in particular developing countries and small island states.