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

Forestry and Habitat
Environment and development
Interactions between economic development and environmental performance.

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


WPS6687A systemic analysis of land markets and land institutions in West African cities : rules and practices - the case of Bamako, MaliDurand-Lasserve, Alain; Durand-Lasserve, Maylis; Selod, Harris2013/11
WPS6637Valuing global public goods : a European Delphi stated preference survey of population willingness to pay for Amazon rainforest preservationNavrud, Stale; Strand, Jon2013/10
WPS6495A resource allocation model for tiger habitat protectionDasgupta, Susmita; Hammer, Dan; Kraft, Robin; Wheeler, David2013/06
WPS6502Addressing additionality in REDD contracts when formal enforcement is absentCordero Salas, Paula; Roe, Brian; Sohngen, Brent2013/06
WPS6503Designing contracts for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradationCordero Salas, Paula2013/06

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