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The research program on environment and energy addresses how economically efficient and environmentally sustainable use of energy, natural resources, and the services of the natural environment are key contributors to economic growth and poverty reduction. It covers four broad areas: (1) environment and natural resources, (2) energy, (3) climate change, (4) urban and regional development. More »

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Working Papers

Do Land Market Restrictions Hinder Structural Change in a Rural Economy? Evidence from Sri Lanka
M. Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7525, December 2015

Land Market Restrictions, Women's Labor Force Participation, and Wages in a Rural Economy
M. Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7524, December 2015

Urbanization and Property Rights
Yongyang Cai, Harris Selod, and Jevgenijs Steinbuks
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7486, November 2015

Modeling the Marginal Value of Rainforest Losses: A Dynamic Value Function Approach
Jon Strand
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7445, October 2015

Formalizing Rural Land Rights in West Africa: Early Evidence from a Randomized Impact Evaluation in Benin
Markus Goldstein, Kenneth Houngbedji, Florence Kondylis, Michael O’Sullivan, Harris Selod
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7435, October 2015

Value of Improved Information about Forest Protection Values, with Application to Rainforest Valuation
Jon Strand and Sauleh Siddiqui
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7423, September 2015

Can Improved Biomass Cookstoves Contribute to REDD+ in Low-Income Countries? Evidence from a Controlled Cooking Test Trial with Randomized Behavioral Treatments
Abebe D. Beyene, Randall Bluffstone, Sahan Dissanayake, Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Peter Martinsson, Alemu Mekonnen, and Michael Toman
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7394, August 2015

Transport Policies and Development
Claudia N. Berg, Uwe Deichmann, Yishen Liu, and Harris Selod
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7366, July 2015

Biogas: Clean Energy Access with Low-Cost Mitigation of Climate Change
E. Somanathan and Randall Bluffstone
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7349, June 2015

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