Promoting Environmental Sustainability in Development: An by Andres Liebenthal

By Andres Liebenthal

The area financial institution has made large development in its environmental functionality given that 1987. It has excited by the surroundings as a brand new sector of task, and has sought to mitigate the detrimental environmental results of its improvement interventions. financial institution efforts have produced commendable effects and feature promoted wisdom in constructing kingdom governments of the relationship among the surroundings and improvement. this is often the 1st Operations review division assessment of the realm Bank's total environmental procedure because the surroundings division used to be created in 1987. It presents an autonomous evaluate of worldwide financial institution functionality and attracts classes from event. it truly is timed to notify the hot environmental method being formulated via the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Vice-Presidency (ESSD).

Show description

Read or Download Promoting Environmental Sustainability in Development: An Evaluation of the World Bank's Performance (World Bank Operations Evaluation Study) PDF

Best urban planning & development books

Urban Transformations and Sustainability: Progress of Research Issues In..

The contributions provided are reflecting the continuing efforts to redefine the self-discipline of urbanism lower than globally altering stipulations. The stipulations of city improvement are altering speedily; technological changes, new transportation and distribution platforms, communique applied sciences, globalisation and setting difficulties all reason new demanding situations.

The Making of a New Rural Order in South China: Volume 1: I. Village, Land, and Lineage in Huizhou, 900–1600

One of the huge caches of non-public files came upon and picked up in China, few rival the Huizhou assets for the perception they supply into chinese language neighborhood society and economic system over the last millennium. Having spent many years gaining knowledge of those quite wealthy assets, Joseph P. McDermott offers in volumes his findings concerning the significant social and financial adjustments during this vital prefecture of south China from round 900 to 1700.

China's New Socialist Countryside: Modernity Arrives in the Nu River Valley (Studies on Ethnic Groups in China)

According to ethnographic fieldwork, this situation examine examines the influence of financial improvement on ethnic minority humans dwelling alongside the upper-middle reaches of the Nu (Salween) River in Yunnan. during this hugely mountainous, moderately populated region dwell the Lisu, Nu, and Dulong (Drung) humans, who till lately lived as subsistence farmers, counting on moving cultivation, looking, the gathering of medicinal crops from surrounding forests, and small-scale logging to maintain their loved ones economies.

Additional resources for Promoting Environmental Sustainability in Development: An Evaluation of the World Bank's Performance (World Bank Operations Evaluation Study)

Sample text

Direct environmental projects may contribute, but the thrust is to incorporate attention to environmental concerns into Bank activities supporting institutional development and into decisions about projects, policies, and programs. To help pin down how this would occur, here are two cases, one where mainstreaming occurred successfully, and one where it did not. Best practice: China—Sustainable Coastal Resources Development. This project evolved from a production-oriented project to one focused on sustainability.

Management is aware of these shortcomings and is strengthening its approach to safeguards. OED has expressed some reservations about recently proposed changes. Two issues in particular remain to be addressed. First, under the emerging safeguards compliance framework of decentralized responsibility with central oversight, the members of the Regional safeguards 21 Promoting Environmental Sustainability in Development compliance team will still depend on crosssupport from project task managers for a substantial portion of their work program, and thus face a potential conflict of interest.

During the period under review, the Bank’s performance on the environment has improved in a number of areas, but progress has been halting and fragmented. Bank strategy has been ambivalent, leading to uncertainty about whether to treat the environment as a sector or as a theme. Guidelines and expectations about performance have not been clear. Indicators, monitorable targets, and regular evaluation of progress on the environment have been the exception rather than the rule. Accountability has been weak.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.42 of 5 – based on 45 votes