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  1. Title

    Mainstreaming building energy efficiency codes in developing countries: global experiences and lessons from early adopters

    Description
    This report studies the value of adopting and enforcing mandatory building energy efficiency codes (BEECs) in developing countries as a method of overcoming persistent market barriers and delivering more energy-efficient buildings. It discusses energy use and energy-saving opportunities in buildings; the key challenges to implementing BEECs in developing countries; the nature, development, implementation, enforcement and elements of compliance of BEECs; and case studies from early adopters of BEECs in developing countries including China and India. This report was published by The World Bank in 2010.
    Author
    Feng Liu; Anke S. Meyer; John F. Hogan
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/5915
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    Making climate your business: private sector adaptation in Southeast Asia

    Description
    This report assists businesses in Southeast Asia to understand the need to adapt to climate change; to learn what others are doing in government, civil society and the private sector to promote adaptation; and to identify the risks and opportunities that climate change impacts present and act on them.
    Author
    Lauren Withey; Karin Borgerson; Kirk Herbertson; Heather McGray; Jacqui Dixon; Marie Morice; Richard Welford; Helen Roeth
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/making-climate-your-business
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    Making up people: the effect of identity on preferences and performance in a modernizing society

    Description
    This study examines how a person's sense of identity might influence his preferences and behaviour and hence impede institutional development and change. Nearly 600 boys in India from two different castes were assigned to groups where the significance of caste differences varied and were then required to solve mazes with incentives to do so. The effects of making caste salient on the results were determined. This document, Policy Research Working Paper 6223, was published by The World Bank in October 2012.
    Author
    Karla Hoff; Priyanka Pandey
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/12068
  4. Title

    Making women's voices count in natural disaster programs in East Asia and the Pacific

    Description
    This report discusses the importance of including womens' voices in disaster risk management in the East Asia region. The report describes how women are disproportionately affected by natural disasters and offers examples of how to address some of these issues. Includes case studies of good practice describing projects in India and Indonesia. This report was published by The World Bank in 2011.
    Author
    Zoe Elena Trohanis; Zuzana Svetlosakova; Helene Carlsson-Rex
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/10091
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    Mapping systems and service for multiple uses in Shahapur Branch Canal Upper Krishna Project KJBNL - Karntaka - India: MASSMUS application

    Description
    This report describes the application of MASSMUS (Mapping Systems and Services for Multiple Uses) to the Shahapur Branch Canal in India. MASSMUS assesses non-crop water uses in an irrigation scheme as part of an audit of irrigation scheme management. The report was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2010.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/ap503e/ap503e.pdf
  6. Title

    Marine protected areas: country case studies on policy, governance and institutional issues - Brazil, India, Palau, Senegal

    Description
    This report contains case studies of the policy, governance and institutional issues of marine protected areas (MPAs) in four countries including India. The India case study discusses the country's current fisheries and spatial management, the design and management status and governance of their MPAs for fisheries and conservation, the socio-economic and ecological considerations and impacts of MPAs, the coordinated approaches to MPAs for fisheries management and conservation and future directions for ocean resource management in that country.
    Author
    Jessica S. Sanders; Dominique Greboval; Antonia Hjort
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/3/a-i2191e/index.html
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    Market access and preferential trading schemes: evidence from selected developed and developing countries

    Description
    This study uses the Mercantilistic Trade Restrictiveness Indexes (MTRIs) to examine the degree of border protection and restrictions in trade faced by exporters in three developed countries (EU, Japan, USA) and three developing countries (China, India, Brazil). This document, FAO Commodity and Trade Policy Research Working Paper No.20, was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2006.
    Author
    Piero Conforti; Luca Salvatici
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/009/ah469e/ah469e00.pdf
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    Market integration and price transmission in India: a case of rice and wheat with special reference to the world food crisis of 2007/08

    Description
    This study presents basic features of the role of rice and wheat in the India economy, India's food security policy and specific policy measures taken during the global economic crisis of 2007-08, an econometric analysis of domestic market integrations of rice and wheat and an analysis of the transmission of international prices to domestic markets.
    Author
    S. S. Acharya; Ramesh Chand; P. S. Birthal; Shiv Kumar; D. S. Negi
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/an034e/an034e00.pdf
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    Microinsurance: a case study of the Indian rainfall index insurance market

    Description
    This paper examines the features of rainfall insurance products offered in India since 2003. It considers market demand and the distribution of payouts, summarises previous research and discusses future prospects for rainfall insurance and other index insurance products. This document, Policy Research Working Paper 5459, was published by The World Bank in October 2010.
    Author
    Xavier Gine; Lev Menand; Robert Townsend; James Vickery
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4002
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    Modernization strategy for irrigation management: Karnataka - India - Gandorinala and Bennithora Projects

    Description
    This paper reports on a training workshop on modernization of irrigation management organized in 2007 with a focus on the Gadorinala and Bennithora projects in India. It aims to highlight ways that policy-makers can ensure that diagnosis and solutions are investigated properly in modernization projects, to suggest some specific strategies to managers of the Gandorinala and Bennithora projects on how they should start the management and operation of these new irrigation systems and to introduce a progressive modernization plan with some initial steps taken for monitoring.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/ap436e/ap436e.pdf
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    Modernization strategy for irrigation management: Karnataka - India Hemavathi Project - CNNL

    Description
    This paper reports on a training workshop on modernization of irrigation management organized in 2007 with a focus on the Hemavathi project in India. It aims to highlight ways that policy-makers can ensure that diagnosis and solutions are investigated properly in modernization projects, to suggest some specific strategies to managers of the Hemavathi project on how they should conceptualize the modernization of irrigation management and to introduce the MASSCOTE and RAP exercises.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/ap435e/ap435e.pdf
  12. Title

    Modernization strategy for irrigation management: MASSCOTE applications in Upper Krishna Project KJBNL - Karnataka - India

    Description
    This report describes the application of MASSCOTE (Mapping Systems and Services for Canal Operation Techniques), a scheme for irrigation system management, in Upper Krishna Project, India. The report was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2009.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/ap538e/ap538e.pdf
  13. Title

    National aquaculture sector overview: India

    Description
    An overview of the aquaculture of India. The resource is divided into several parts: characteristics, structure and resources; sector performance, including trade, economic and marketing details; and promotion and management of the sector, including regulations and frameworks. This resource is provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/fishery/countrysector/naso_india/en
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    National oil companies and value creation, Volume 1

    Description
    This report introduces the concept of National Oil Companies (NOC), who control 90 percent of the world's oil reserves, and discusses the effect they have on their country's economy, to importing countries' energy security and to the stability of oil and gas markets. It describes the petroleum sector value chain then goes on to discuss the history of NOCs. This report was published by The World Bank in 2011.
    Author
    Silvana Tordo; Brandon S. Tracy; Noora Arfaa
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/5922
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    National oil companies and value creation, Volume 2: Case studies

    Description
    This report provides case studies of National Oil Companies (NOC) in a number of countries, including India, China, Malaysia and Thailand. For each NOC, the report describes its business activities, ownership and organization, history, performance and strategy. Each case study concludes with a number of suggestions for improving company performance. This report was published by The World Bank in 2011.
    Author
    Silvana Tordo; Brandon S. Tracy; Noora Arfaa
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16651
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    National oil companies and value creation, Volume 3: Dataset

    Description
    This report provides in depth datasets from National Oil Companies in a number of countries, including India, China, Malaysia and Thailand. For each company there is data for operational performance, financial performance, national mission performance and value creation. Sources for the figures stated are also provided. This report was published by The World Bank in 2011.
    Author
    Silvana Tordo; Brandon S. Tracy; Noora Arfaa
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16652
  17. Title

    New industries from new places: the emergence of the software and hardware industries in China and India

    Description
    This report compares and contrasts economic growth in India and China as a result of technological developments. China has achieved economic growth with the help of its hardware industry, while India's economy has been boosted by its software industry. The report analyses the causes of economic growth in these two countries and investigates how developing countries can enter and succeed in new markets. This report was published by the World Bank in 2009.
    Author
    Neil Gregory; Stanley Nollen; Stoyan Tenev
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/13805
  18. Title

    One goal, two paths: achieving universal access to modern energy in East Asia and the Pacific

    Description
    This flagship report addresses the lack of access to electricity and to modern cooking solutions in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region. It discusses: designing and delivering a national electrification programme for universal access; and the statuses and challenges of delivering modern cooking solutions. This report, no.64669, was published by The World Bank in 2011.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2354
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    Over heating: financial risks from water constraints on power generation in Asia: India, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

    Description
    This report presents a framework for investors and analysts to assess the risk of impacts from water-related issues, including growing water scarcity and declining water quality, on thermal and hydroelectric power generation plants, focusing particularly on publicly listed power generation companies in India, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
    Author
    Amanda Sauer; Piet Klop; Sumeet Agrawal
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/over-heating
  20. Title

    Overcoming drought: adaptation strategies for Andhra Pradesh, India

    Description
    This study was designed to assist the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, to help the state adapt to climate change by integrating issues of climate variability into economic planning. A probability model was developed incorporating risk-mitigation and risk-financing techniques, and the long-term impacts of climate change. The study assessed drought risks in Andhra Pradesh and suggested strategies to reduce their impact, under several economic, drought management and climate change scenarios. This document, one of a series of Directions in Development: Environment and Sustainable Development, and document no.37260, was published by The World Bank in 2006.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/7085
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    Patterns of development and use of codes of conduct for teachers in 24 countries

    Description
    This report presents the results of a survey on codes of conduct for teachers carried out in 24 countries (including India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam) which examined the general perception of teachers' behaviours and attitudes, the content and coverage of the code, code development and design, implementation and dissemination of the code, the monitoring and application of the code and the perceived impact of the code.
    Author
    Pippa McKelvie-Sebileau
    Publisher
    International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0019/001923/192392e.pdf
  22. Title

    Patterns of rainfall insurance participation in rural India

    Description
    This report examines the features and take-up of a rainfall insurance product offered to smallholder farmers in the Andhra Pradesh state of southern India. This document, Policy Research Working Paper 4408, was published by The World Bank in November 2007.
    Author
    Xavier Gine; Robert Townsend; James Vickery
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/7646
  23. Title

    Pen fish culture in reservoirs - an alternative to land based nurseries

    Description
    This article describes an experiment to rear carp seed that was carried out in Tamil Nadu, India which aimed to standardize pen fish rearing technology for production of stocking material of desired size at a lower cost as a cheaper alternative to expensive land-based nursery ponds. This article was originally published in Naga, the quarterly magazine of The WorldFish Center, in 2005.
    Author
    V. K. Murugesan; S. Manoharan; R. Palaniswamy
    Publisher
    The WorldBank Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/Naga/na_2328.pdf
  24. Title

    Policy and governance in aquaculture: lessons learned and way forward

    Description
    This report advocates the importance of effective governance to the sustainable development of modern aquaculture. It introduces the concept of aquaculture governance, reviews the importance and trends in aquaculture governance, describes the governance pyramid, examines some potential strategies for aquaculture development and their governance and examines some potential future governance challenges. This report was published by the FAO in 2014.
    Author
    Nathanael Hishamunda; Neil Ridler; Elisabetta Martone
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/019/i3156e/i3156e.pdf
  25. Title

    Power system planning in India: incorporating environmental externality costs and benefits

    Description
    This report examines how various countries estimate the external environmental costs of power generation and transmission, and compares these with current Indian policies and regulations for hydroelectric power projects. It focuses on forest loss and resettlement of affected individuals. This document, report no.68151 from The World Bank, was published in April 2007.
    Author
    A Markandya
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/7930

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