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Environment and Natural Resources

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World Bank research on the environment is guided by an environment strategy. The research program focuses on

  • the impact of pollution on human health and the environment,
  • the economic valuation of environmental resources,
  • and environmental policy and governance.
 Research focus  Themes

Environment and human health
Impacts of pollution on human health and the environment.


Economic valuation of environmental impacts
Methods and applications for assessing the economic costs of environmental degradation and the benefits of improved environmental management.



Environmental policy and governance
Regulatory and other approaches for protecting environmental resources and ameliorating pollution problems.

Forestry and Habitat

Related Links
World Bank web sites related to environment.


 Contact Core Team

Susmita Dasgupta

Susmita Dasgupta (World Bank)

 World Bank Research on Environment

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The following policy research working papers are drawn from the World Bank's institutional archives. Each link opens a page with an abstract of the document and several download options. For papers before 2007, please use document search at

Last updated: 2011-08-15


WPS6212Vyaghranomics in space and time : estimating habitat threats for Bengal, Indochinese, Malayan and Sumatran tigersDasgupta, Susmita; Hammer, Dan; Kraft, Robin; Wheeler, David2012/10
WPS6203Health costs and benefits of ddt use in malaria control and preventionBlankespoor, Brian; Dasgupta, Susmita; Lagnaoui, Abdelaziz; Roy, Subhendu2012/09
WPS5756Economic structure, development policy and environmental quality : an empirical analysis of environmental Kuznets curves with Chinese municipal dataHe, Jie; Wang, Hua2011/08
WPS5767Municipal solid waste management in small towns : an economic analysis conducted in Yunnan, ChinaWang , Hua; He, Jie; Kim, Yoonhee; Kamata, Takuya2011/08
WPS5759Stakeholder dialogue as an institutional strategy for sustainable development in China : the case of community environmental roundtablesWang, Hua2011/08

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