Central Asia

Area code (UN M.49)

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Date of publication
July 2014
Geographical focus

The purpose ofthis report is to provide guidance to the staff of the World Bank's
Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Region with respect to mobilizing cultural assets to
support socioeconomic development in our country and regional work programs. To this
end it seeks to demonstrate how and when it makes sense for us to get involved in
activities related to cultural asset mobilization. Equally important, it also indicates how
and when we should leave cultural heritage activities to others. In particular, this report
addresses the following questions:
• What do we mean by integrating culture and cultural assets into our work?
• Why may cultural assets be of importance for a development institution like the
World Bank?
• What is particular about the cultural assets of the ECA Region?
• What lessons can be drawn from ECA's experience with interventions focused
on cultural assets to date?
• How should ECA staff address issues of cultural assets in the future?

Date of publication
August 2013
Geographical focus

The paper's main objectives are to
provide a common thematic basis for urban transport inputs
into the making of country-specific assistance strategies,
and thereafter to guide urban transport project and sector
work included in the business plans agreed under these
strategies. It is a companion volume to the forthcoming ECA
Transport Strategy Paper, which covers all modes of
transport. It also represents a bridge between the
project-related and policy studies done for specific
cities/countries in ECA, and the Bank-wide urban transport
policy, whose latest expression is the document Cities on
the Move: The World Bank Urban Transport Strategy Review,
published in August 2002. Also, urban transport activities
being highly interdependent with other aspects of urban life
and economy, this paper is related to parallel Bank writings
on urban development, water, and environment in the ECA region.

Date of publication
July 2013
Geographical focus

This report reviews the status of the 28
countries of Europe and Central Asia (ECA) with respect to
the environmental Millennium Development Goal (MDG). The aim
of this goal is to 'ensure environmental
sustainability,' which is elaborated by a set of three
targets and eight indicators. The indicators for the
environment MDG are important not only as measures of
environmental sustainability, but also as contributors to
the health and poverty goals. In ECA, these linkages are
clearly brought out for the water supply and sanitation
indicators, but also apply to the carbon reduction, forestry
and biodiversity indicators. The three targets and its
indicator are: (i) halve, by 2015, the proportion of people
without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic
sanitation: (a) proportion of population with sustainable
access to an improved water source; and (b) proportion of
population with access to basic sanitation; (ii) integrate
the principles of sustainable development into country
policies and programs and reverse the losses of
environmental resources: (a) energy use (kg oil equivalent)
per $1 GDP(Purchasing Power Parity(PPP)); (b) carbon dioxide
emissions (per capita); (c) proportion of land area covered
by forest; (d) ratio of area protected to maintain
biological diversity to surface area; and (e) proportion of
population using solid fuels; (iii) by 2020 to have achieved
a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100
million slum dwellers: (a) proportion of households with
access to secure tenure.

Date of publication
June 2012
Geographical focus

The objective of this study is to raise awareness and understanding of exposure and vulnerability to drought in Central Asian countries and the Caucasus and to introduce a strategic, pro-active framework of mitigation and prevention. The audiences of the report are the governments of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia in the Caucasus and Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic in Central Asia. The report will further be of interest to NGOs and civil society, as well as donors. More specifically, the report should help the ministries of, agriculture, irrigation and water resource management, environment, meteorological services, emergency services, and regional and local government (including municipalities) to improve their preparedness for future droughts. The report explores the ways that effective management and mitigation can soften the impact of drought in Central Asia and the Caucasus and reduce damage and relief and recovery costs. The inquiry begins with an examination of types of drought and exposure to them. Chapter 2 contains an analysis of vulnerabilities to drought, as well as the capacity of the disaster management structure to mitigate and respond to slow-onset natural disasters of this nature. The ensuing chapter covers different types of drought in 2000-01 (meteorological, hydrological, agricultural, and socioeconomic drought) and analyzes the measures taken to manage and mitigate them. The conclusion of the report provides recommendations concerning how international agencies including the World Bank can coordinate and synergistically assist the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus in successfully creating and implementing a drought management and mitigation strategy.

Date of publication
August 2013
Geographical focus

The objective of the study is to analyze
conflict-induced displacement from the point of view of
vulnerability, using a multifaceted definition of
vulnerability. As many as 10 million people have been
displaced by war in the Europe and Central Asia region since
1990. While many people have been able to return home,
approximately half remain displaced, with no available
avenues for sustainable reintegration. Currently, in five
countries of the region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Georgia, and Serbia and Montenegro) displaced
persons (DPs) represent more than 5 percent of the total
population. In two other countries (Russia and Turkey), they
represent high proportions of the population in specific
regions (Ingushetia, southeast Turkey). A detailed analysis
of the causes and characteristics of displacement-induced
vulnerability, Living in Limbo provides pragmatic
operational recommendations for policy-makers and
practitioners in both development and humanitarian agencies.


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