Satisfying Urban Thirst

Water Supply Augmentation and Pricing Policy in Hyderabad City, India

Author: R. Maria Saleth,Ariel Dinar

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821341469

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 39

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Vietnam's educational record is impressive: 91 percent of children between the ages of 5 and 10 are enrolled in school, and 88 percent of the countrys working-age population is literate. However, emerging market forces within Vietnam, as well as examples and competition from its economically vibrant neighbors, raise important new challenges for the countrys education and training (E & T) system. The government of Vietnam has set ambitious targets for increasing enrollments in E & T institutions, but one question remains unanswered: What policies are required to ensure that an expanded E & T system will give its graduates the knowledge, skills, and attitudes demanded by private sector employers and critical to the smooth functioning of a leaner public sector in the futureNULL This study attempts to answer the question and thereby assist education policymakers in Vietnam in making equitable and efficient choices. The report is divided into six chapters. The first two chapters set the general context for a consideration of E & T costs and financing in Vietnam and explain how the system is presently organized and managed. The third and fourth chapters assess the current financing system, including the state budget and other sources of public funding, and calculate the cost per student-year and the cost per graduate at each level. Chapter 5 examines the social rates of return and the cost burdens for different groups within the country. The final chapter looks ahead to the next decade and draws lessons from other countries.

Subsidies in World Fisheries

A Reexamination

Author: Matteo Milazzo

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821342169

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 86

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In the past six years, the world's fishery sector has reached a turning point with global fish production reaching a plateau of approximately 100 million tons annually. While aquaculture output continued to grow, yields from capture fisheries were uneven and showed increasing signs of stagnation because of widespread overfishing and overcapitalization, ineffective management, deteriorating resource health, declining or flat global harvests, and inefficient economic and trade policies. This paper examines the role of subsidies in fisheries.

Groundwater in Urban Development

Assessing Management Needs and Formulating Policy Strategies

Author: Stephen S. D. Foster,Adrian Lawrence,Brian Morris

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821340721

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 55

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This paper highlights key urban groundwater issues and management needs. It also raises awareness and understanding of hydrogeological processes in urban areas and provides a framework for the proper and systematic consideration of groundwater dimensions in urban management. This paper suggests options for greater sustainable development and management of groundwater in urban areas.

Urban Air Quality Management Strategy in Asia

Jakarta report

Author: Jitendra J. Shah,Tanvi Nagpal

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821340356

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 149

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World Bank Technical Paper No. 378. In the cities of Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, the main contributor of air pollution comes from the transport sector, followed by power plants, industrial units, and burning of garbage. Fuel quality and engine conditions significantly influence the level of air pollution. In response to this growing problem, the Urban Environment Management Committee was launched to assist local institutions in developing action plans that would be an integral part of their air quality management system. This report focuses on the development of the air quality management system and concludes with an action plan for air pollution abatement that takes into account the economic costs and benefits of abatement measures for the Kathmandu Valley.

Urban public services

pricing and subsidy component

Author: Naib Singh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788176298247

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 377

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With reference to India.

Urban India

Journal of the N.I.U.A.

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cities and towns

Page: N.A

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Nagarlok

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Municipal government

Page: N.A

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The Business of Water and Sustainable Development

Author: Jonathan Chenoweth,Juliet Bird

Publisher: Greenleaf Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 277

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The Business of Water and Sustainable Development aims to illustrate the range of approaches that will be necessary if the percentage of the global population having access to adequate and safe water and sanitation is to be increased in line with the brave assertions from the Johannesburg Summit. Some of the approaches will be large-scale 'Western-style' improvements involving the creation of new business models, their effectiveness assessed by traditional approaches of fiscal and social analysis. Such schemes may be instigated and partly funded by governments, but are increasingly turning to the private sector for money and expertise. In contrast, many smaller communities would be better served by following another path to improved water supply and sanitation. Because of their size, location or traditions they may achieve better results through the adoption of local small-scale solutions.

Water for the Future

An Annotated Bibliography for World Water Day and the International Year of Freshwater

Author: United Nations Environment Programme. Library and Documentation Centre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aquaculture

Page: 138

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Catalog of Publications

Author: World Bank Group

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Developing countries

Page: N.A

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Complete current catalog of all print and online journals and monographs.

Groundwater in Rural Development

Facing the Challenges of Supply and Resource Sustainability

Author: Stephen Foster

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821347034

Category: Nature

Page: 97

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Annotation Identifies appropriate technical and institutional approaches for improving the operational reliability of waterwells and the sustainability of groundwater resources as a whole. The paper emphasizes action to reduce the growth in groundwater abstraction and to constrain subsurface contaminant load. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Groundwater Resources of India

Occurrence, Utilisation, and Management

Author: Inder Jeet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Groundwater

Page: 191

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In This Volume A Detailed Study Is Made About The Various Factors Responsible For Groundwater Occurrence In The Country, Its Distribution, And Utilisation Problems Of Utilisation And Present Status Of Groundwater Management.

Social assessment and agricultural reform in Central Asia and Turkey

Author: Ayșe Kudat,Stan Peabody,Çağlar Keyder

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821346785

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

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"Rural families in the CIS enjoyed more equal conditions under socialist regimes. The withdrawal of the state from many areas of life is increasing inequality between rural and urban people. Subnational inequalities within the rural sector are also growing."The transformation of Central and Eastern European agriculture started almost a decade ago. Looking back, it can be seen that the countries concerned made the right choice in setting their overall goals and policies for transition to a market economy, but the social costs have been high. Under the present economic and political conditions in the region, there is no alternative to the creation of a market economy based on private ownership. However, given the developments of the past eight years, it is clear that the initial expectations for transformation were overly optimistic and the transition process is far more complicated and complex than anyone imagined in 1991. The region's agrarian economy is still struggling to adjust to economic reality.This volume presents a fascinating overview of social assessments carried out in Central Asia and Turkey as they relate to the preparation of World Bank agricultural projects designed to support the transition of agriculture from a socialist, or semi-feudal, system to a modern market-conforming system. Taking a retrospective look at the agricultural transition in the region, one could come to the conclusion that the social aspects of the transition have been given short shrift. Increased social tensions created by the delayed reforms have brought these problems to the forefront of agricultural policy decisionmaking and have put pressure on the governments to solve them. This compendium not only provides a comprehensive review of the social problems emerging out of the transition in the regional rural sector, but it also identifies some of their root causes.

Protecting a Sacred Gift

Water and Social Change in Mexico

Author: Scott Whiteford,Roberto Melville

Publisher: Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies University of Cali

ISBN: 9781878367464

Category: History

Page: 270

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Protecting a Sacred Gift makes a strong case that culture, gender, place, politics, and history shape Mexico's water resources policy, management strategies, and, ultimately, its physical and cultural landscapes. This edited volume presents diverse disciplinary approaches - anthropology, development studies, geography, history, political science, sociology, and women's studies - all of which converge on theoretical and substantive interest in equity, public participation, and power associated with water. Indeed, the editors make the bold claim that water resources management must go far beyond technological innovation and economic efficiency to include 'visions of fairness in access, protection of the least privileged, engagement of stakeholders in all phases of distribution and maintenance, and a view of development that is sustainable.'