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  1. Title

    China: Biomass cogeneration development project: fuel supply handbook for biomass-fired power projects

    Description
    This document was prepared to help identify means for addressing fuel supply problems faced by biomass projects. It was prepared primarily for the situation in China but also has applications in other developing countries where fuel supply problems have the potential to delay or derail biomass projects. It covers the issues to consider when planning and preparing an investment in a biomass power plant. Topics covered include: biomass as a source of energy; a biomass resource assessment; biomass supply from straw; biomass supply from forestry residues; and, managing the biomass fuel supply. Experience from Scandinavian countries in large-scale energy production from forestry residues is also included. This document, no.56433, was published by The World Bank in May 2010.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2897
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    China: international experience in policy and regulatory frameworks for brownfield site management

    Description
    This discussion paper presents a review of the policies, regulations, and standards for brownfield site management in the USA, Canada, EU, several EU member countries (UK, the Netherlands, and Germany), Japan, and other countries or regions, with the aim of helping China to develop its own approach to brownfield remediation and redevelopment. The document, no. 57890, was published by The World Bank in September 2010.
    Author
    Yuyang Gong
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2927
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    Cold water fisheries in the Trans-Himalayan countries

    Description
    This report contains papers given at the Symposium on Cold Water Fishes of the Trans-Himalayan Region, which was held on the 10-13 July 2001 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Symposium covered the status of indigenous fish species and fisheries in the region, their importance in peoples’ livelihoods and the potential for further development. An initial collection of summary papers is followed by individual country and smaller area studies. Countries covered include Myanmar, China, Bangladesh, and India. This document, FAO Fisheries Technical Paper 431 was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2002.
    Author
    T Petr (editor); S B Swar (editor)
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/y3994e/y3994e00.htm
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    Collective action and community development: evidence from self-help groups in rural India

    Description
    This report discusses the impact of membership-based organisations in rural India that aim to promote social cohesion through a mixture of education, access to finance, and linkages to wider development programs. It describes the typical makeup and activities of a self-help group and goes on to evaluate the extent to which these groups achieve their aims. This report was published by the World Bank in 2013.
    Author
    Raj M. Desai; Shareen Joshi
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/15907
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    Community development in the Lao mining sector

    Description
    This report draws on several existing World Bank reports to further discuss regulations and policy around the mining sector and community development in Lao PDR. The report describes the impacts and benefits of mining developments and introduces new legal requirements for community development funds in the mining sector internationally and in Lao PDR specifically. This report was published by The World Bank in 2011.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/12771
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    Community Forestry in Myanmar: progress and potentials

    Description
    The progress of Community Forestry in Myanmar was assessed via field work in 16 Community Forests and associated villages in October- December 2010. Community forests were assessed, the local Forest Users Groups (FUGs) were researched, and a total of 272 households were interviewed. This report presents findings from the study, covering: the policy, legal and institutional context; the pre-Community Forest situation; Community Forest management; the condition of Community Forests; an economic analysis; livelihoods and equity issues; sustainability; and recommendations. The project was led by Dr Kyaw Tint, the head of ECCDI, with technical support from Dr Oliver Springate-Baginski of the University of East Anglia (UEA), and this report was published in August 2011.
    Author
    Kyaw Tint; Oliver Springate-Baginski; Mehm Ko Ko Gyi
    Publisher
    School of International Development, University of East Anglia
    http://www.uea.ac.uk/international-development/People/staffresearch/ospringate-baginskiresearch/Community+Forestry+in+Myanmar
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    Community Forestry in Myanmar: some field realities

    Description
    The progress of Community Forestry in Myanmar was assessed via field work in 16 Community Forests and associated villages in October- December 2010. Community forests were assessed, the local Forest Users Groups were researched, and a total of 272 households were interviewed. This document presents case studies of the experiences of the 16 Forest Users Groups (FUGs). The project was led by Dr Kyaw Tint, the head of ECCDI, with technical support from Dr Oliver Springate-Baginski of the University of East Anglia (UEA), and this report was published in August 2011.
    Author
    Oliver Springate-Baginski; Maung Maung Than; Naw Hser Wah; Ni Ni Win; Khin Hnin Myint; Kyaw Tint; Mehm Ko Ko Gyi
    Publisher
    School of International Development, University of East Anglia
    http://www.uea.ac.uk/international-development/People/staffresearch/ospringate-baginskiresearch/myanmar/CF+Myanmar+report+-+FUG+case+studies
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    Community-based commercial enterprise development for the conservation of biodiversity in Mount Emei World Heritage Site, Sichuan, China: part 1

    Description
    This report presents the results of a study of users of natural resources in and around the Mount Emei World Heritage Site, Sichuan, China. The study was part of a project which aimed to identify means of developing economic incentives for the users of natural resources in and around World Heritage Sites (WHS) in order to sustainably use and manage forest biodiversity. It used a market analysis and development (MA&D) approach in order to identify participants, and to plan and create micro-enterprises. This document, Forestry Policy and Institutions Working Paper 17, was published by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2006. This section, part 1 of 6, contains the contents list and introduction. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Author
    Ken Nicholson; Li Xiaorong; Sophie Grouwels
    Publisher
    Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/009/j9000e/J9000e00.pdf
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    Community-based commercial enterprise development for the conservation of biodiversity in Mount Emei World Heritage Site, Sichuan, China: part 2

    Description
    This report presents the results of a study of users of natural resources in and around the Mount Emei World Heritage Site, Sichuan, China. The study was part of a project which aimed to identify means of developing economic incentives for the users of natural resources in and around World Heritage Sites (WHS) in order to sustainably use and manage forest biodiversity. It used a market analysis and development (MA&D) approach in order to identify participants, and to plan and create micro-enterprises. This document, Forestry Policy and Institutions Working Paper 17, was published by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2006. This section, part 2 of 6, describes the preliminary phase of the MA&D. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Author
    Ken Nicholson; Li Xiaorong; Sophie Grouwels
    Publisher
    Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/009/j9000e/J9000e01.pdf
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    Community-based commercial enterprise development for the conservation of biodiversity in Mount Emei World Heritage Site, Sichuan, China: part 3

    Description
    This report presents the results of a study of users of natural resources in and around the Mount Emei World Heritage Site, Sichuan, China. The study was part of a project which aimed to identify means of developing economic incentives for the users of natural resources in and around World Heritage Sites (WHS) in order to sustainably use and manage forest biodiversity. It used a market analysis and development (MA&D) approach in order to identify participants, and to plan and create micro-enterprises. This document, Forestry Policy and Institutions Working Paper 17, was published by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2006. This section, part 3 of 6, describes phase 1 of the MA&D. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Author
    Ken Nicholson; Li Xiaorong; Sophie Grouwels
    Publisher
    Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/009/j9000e/J9000e02.pdf
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    Community-based commercial enterprise development for the conservation of biodiversity in Mount Emei World Heritage Site, Sichuan, China: part 4

    Description
    This report presents the results of a study of users of natural resources in and around the Mount Emei World Heritage Site, Sichuan, China. The study was part of a project which aimed to identify means of developing economic incentives for the users of natural resources in and around World Heritage Sites (WHS) in order to sustainably use and manage forest biodiversity. It used a market analysis and development (MA&D) approach in order to identify participants, and to plan and create micro-enterprises. This document, Forestry Policy and Institutions Working Paper 17, was published by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2006. This section, part 4 of 6, describes phase 2 of the MA&D. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Author
    Ken Nicholson; Li Xiaorong; Sophie Grouwels
    Publisher
    Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/009/j9000e/J9000e03.pdf
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    Community-based commercial enterprise development for the conservation of biodiversity in Mount Emei World Heritage Site, Sichuan, China: part 5

    Description
    This report presents the results of a study of users of natural resources in and around the Mount Emei World Heritage Site, Sichuan, China. The study was part of a project which aimed to identify means of developing economic incentives for the users of natural resources in and around World Heritage Sites (WHS) in order to sustainably use and manage forest biodiversity. It used a market analysis and development (MA&D) approach in order to identify participants, and to plan and create micro-enterprises. This document, Forestry Policy and Institutions Working Paper 17, was published by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2006. This section, part 5 of 6, describes phase 3 of the MA&D and lessons learned. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Author
    Ken Nicholson; Li Xiaorong; Sophie Grouwels
    Publisher
    Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/009/j9000e/J9000e04.pdf
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    Community-based commercial enterprise development for the conservation of biodiversity in Mount Emei World Heritage Site, Sichuan, China: part 6

    Description
    This report presents the results of a study of users of natural resources in and around the Mount Emei World Heritage Site, Sichuan, China. The study was part of a project which aimed to identify means of developing economic incentives for the users of natural resources in and around World Heritage Sites (WHS) in order to sustainably use and manage forest biodiversity. It used a market analysis and development (MA&D) approach in order to identify participants, and to plan and create micro-enterprises. This document, Forestry Policy and Institutions Working Paper 17, was published by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2006. This section, part 6 of 6, contains the conclusions and annexes including a business plan for the organic tea enterprise. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Author
    Ken Nicholson; Li Xiaorong; Sophie Grouwels
    Publisher
    Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/009/j9000e/J9000e05.pdf
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    Community-driven approaches in Lao PDR: moving beyond service delivery, Volume 2. Main report

    Description
    Three community-driven development (CDD) projects in Laos were examined to determine their effectiveness in poverty reduction. The projects examined were the Poverty Reduction Fund, the Village Investment for the Poor (both supported by the World Bank), and the Government-financed Village Development Fund. The study identified outstanding issues requiring resolution before the CDD projects were fully successful. This full project report, document no.43203v.2 was published by The World Bank in April 2008.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/7973
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    Community-driven approaches in Lao PDR: moving beyond service delivery: summary overview

    Description
    Three community-driven development (CDD) projects in Laos were examined to determine their effectiveness in poverty reduction. The projects examined were the Poverty Reduction Fund, the Village Investment for the Poor (both supported by the World Bank), and the Government-financed Village Development Fund. The study identified outstanding issues requiring resolution before the CDD projects were fully successful. This project summary, document no.43203v.1 was published by The World Bank in October 2008.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/6163
  16. Title

    Connecting East Asia: a new framework for infrastructure

    Description
    This book examines infrastructure development in East Asia, focusing upon the themes of inclusive development, coordination, and accountability and risk management. Countries covered include Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The book is aimed at senior policy makers and development practitioners who examine infrastructure in the light of countrywide policies and programmes. It is publication no.33526 and was published by The World Bank in 2005.
    Author
    Asian Development Bank; World Bank; Japan Bank for International Cooperation
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/7267
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    Conservation tillage promises more profitable and sustainable farms …and lower greenhouse gas emissions

    Description
    This article discusses the use, challenges and benefits of conservation tillage and zero tillage with reference to increasing productivity and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Use of these technologies in India is mentioned briefly. The article was published in Development Outreach, a journal managed by the World Bank Institute, in October 2008.
    Author
    Irina Klytchnikova
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4563
  18. Title

    Country experiences in decentralization in South Asia. Report of the subregional workshop: part 1

    Description
    This workshop discussed decentralisation and its relationship with other objectives such as sustainable agricultural and rural development, poverty and hunger reduction, natural resource management, access to support services for enterprise development and access to finance. The workshop was held in Kathmandu, Nepal, 24 to 26 February 2004. This report of the workshop includes papers from countries including Bangladesh and India, regional papers, and conclusions and recommendations. This document, RAP Publication 2004/11 was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2004. This section, part 1 of 2, contains the introduction and workshop summary, and country papers from Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Part 2 is also catalogued in the e-library.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/007/ad506e/AD506e00.pdf
  19. Title

    Country experiences in decentralization in South Asia. Report of the subregional workshop: part 2

    Description
    This workshop discussed decentralisation and its relationship with other objectives such as sustainable agricultural and rural development, poverty and hunger reduction, natural resource management, access to support services for enterprise development and access to finance. The workshop was held in Kathmandu, Nepal, 24 to 26 February 2004. This report of the workshop includes papers from countries including Bangladesh and India, regional papers, and conclusions and recommendations. This document, RAP Publication 2004/11 was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2004. This section, part 2 of 2, contains country papers from Pakistan and Sri Lanka, regional papers, and annexes providing further details of the workshop, the inaugural address, the chairperson's address and the keynote address. Part 1 is also catalogued in the e-library.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/007/ad506e/AD506e01.pdf
  20. Title

    Country responses to the food security crisis: nature and preliminary implications of the policies pursued

    Description
    This paper examines short-term measures adopted by some 81 countries from Asia, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean in response to rising food prices and assesses the implications of these measures for food security and poverty alleviation. Countries mentioned include India, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, India, Malaysia. The paper was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2009.
    Author
    Mulat Demeke; Guendalina Pangrazio; Materne Maetz
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/011/ak177e/ak177e00.pdf
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    Creating a more efficient financial system: challenges for Bangladesh

    Description
    This paper examines financial systems in Bangladesh with reference to the role of the government and the relationship between financial systems and economic development. It compares the Bangladeshi systems with those operating in other countries, presents various options for government involvement and suggests an agenda for reform. This document, Policy Research Working Paper 3938, was published by The World Bank in June 2006.
    Author
    Thorsten Beck; Md Habibur Rahman
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/8441
  22. Title

    Culture-based fisheries in Bangladesh: a socio-economic perspective

    Description
    This paper examines issues relating to culture-based fisheries management in Bangladesh. It considers the role of aquatic resources for the rural population, policy and administrative issues, community-based fisheries management, stocking and alternatives, and social and economic impacts. This document, FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 499, was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2007. The paper was presented by Dr Paul Thompson at the International Association for Society and Natural Resources Conference on “Social Science in Resource Management: Global Challenges and Local Responses” in Vancouver, Canada, 4–7 June 2006.
    Author
    John Valbo-Jorgensen; Paul M Thompson
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/a1412e/a1412e00.htm
  23. Title

    Demand and supply of wood products in China

    Description
    This report examines the Chinese wood industry, including consideration of the influence of socio-economic factors such as urbanisation. It covers: economic growth and demand for wood products; production, consumption and trade in wood products; policies to promote wood industry development; supply of raw materials; afforestation; and the outlook for wood product supply and demand. The report, Forest Products Working Paper 1, is the first in a series which will assess and monitor major developments in global forest products and their markets. It was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2007.
    Author
    Zhang Kun; Lu Wenming; Osamu Hashiramoto
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/k1978e/k1978e00.htm
  24. Title

    Deriving food security information from national household budget surveys: foreword and preface

    Description
    This document contains a compilation of papers on food security and food deprivation prepared using food security statistics from 11 countries in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe. It also includes methodological papers on the estimation of food deprivation. Countries covered include the Philippines, Laos and Cambodia. The document was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2008. This section contains the foreword and preface. Parts 1-6 of the document are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Author
    Ricardo Sibrian (editor)
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/011/i0430e/i0430e00.pdf
  25. Title

    Deriving food security information from national household budget surveys: part 1

    Description
    This document contains a compilation of papers on food security and food deprivation prepared using food security statistics from 11 countries in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe. It also includes methodological papers on the estimation of food deprivation. Countries covered include the Philippines, Laos and Cambodia. The document was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2008. This section, part 1 of 6 plus a foreword and preface, covers deriving food security statistics from national household surveys. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Author
    Ricardo Sibrian (editor)
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/011/i0430e/i0430e01.pdf

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