Quantifying Environmental Performance Survey Results

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For this exercise, we have randomly selected 31 United Nations Conference on Environmental and Development (UNCED) reports from the total of 145. These 31 range from highly industrialized to extremely poor, they are drawn from every world region, and they range in size and diversity from China to Jamaica.

Our survey considers the state of policy and performance in four environmental dimensions: Air, Water, Land and Living Resources. We analyze the apparent state of policy as it affects the interactions between these four environmental dimensions and five activity categories: Agriculture, Industry, Energy, Transport and the Urban Sector. Although many overlaps undoubtedly exist, we attempt to draw a separate assessment for the interaction of each activity category with each environmental dimension.

Our survey assessment uses twenty five questions to categorize the state of (i) environmental awareness; (ii) scope of policies adopted; (iii) scope of legislation enacted; (iv) control mechanisms in place; and (v) the degree of success in implementation. The status in each category is graded "High, Medium, Low," with assigned values of 2, 1 and 0 respectively. For each UNCED country report, all twenty-five questions are answered for each element of the matrix in Table 1. With 20 elements in the matrix, 500 assessment scores are developed for each country.

Type: 
Other
Languages Supported: 
English
External Contact Email: 
Topics: 
Environment and Natural Resources
Public Sector Management
WB Project ID: 
P076657
Granularity: 
Geographical Coverage: 
China
Korea, Rep.
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Thailand
Bulgaria
Finland
Germany
Ireland
Netherlands
Switzerland
Brazil
Jamaica
Paraguay
Trinidad and Tobago
Egypt, Arab Rep.
Jordan
Tunisia
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India
Pakistan
Ethiopia
Ghana
Kenya
Malawi
Mozambique
Nigeria
South Africa
Tanzania
Zambia
Economy Coverage: 
Blend
High Income
IBRD
IDA
Low Income
Lower Middle Income
Upper Middle Income
Number of Economies: 
31
Periodicity: 
Periodicity not specified
Temporal Coverage: 
1995

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Update Frequency: 
No further updates planned
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World Bank Group

Time Periods: 
March, 2018

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Mody, Ashoka;Roy, Subhendu;Wheeler, David;Dasgupta, Susmita. 1995. Environmental regulation and development : a cross-country empirical analysis . Policy, Research working paper ; no. WPS 1448. Washington, DC: World Bank. https://hubs.worldbank.org/docs/imagebank/pages/docprofile.aspx?nodeid=697495

For this exercise, we have randomly selected 31 United Nations Conference on Environmental and Development (UNCED) reports from the total of 145. These 31 range from highly industrialized to extremely poor, they are drawn from every world region, and they range in size and diversity from China to Jamaica.

Our survey considers the state of policy and performance in four environmental dimensions: Air, Water, Land and Living Resources. We analyze the apparent state of policy as it affects the interactions between these four environmental dimensions and five activity categories: Agriculture, Industry, Energy, Transport and the Urban Sector. Although many overlaps undoubtedly exist, we attempt to draw a separate assessment for the interaction of each activity category with each environmental dimension.

Our survey assessment uses twenty five questions to categorize the state of (i) environmental awareness; (ii) scope of policies adopted; (iii) scope of legislation enacted; (iv) control mechanisms in place; and (v) the degree of success in implementation. The status in each category is graded "High, Medium, Low," with assigned values of 2, 1 and 0 respectively. For each UNCED country report, all twenty-five questions are answered for each element of the matrix in Table 1. With 20 elements in the matrix, 500 assessment scores are developed for each country.

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Temporal Coverage

1995

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Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Time Periods: 
March, 2018
Number of Economies: 
31
Update Frequency: 
Is this dataset a subscription: 
No
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
WB Project ID: 
P076657
Source Type: 
DEC
External Contact Email: 
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Citation Text: 
Mody, Ashoka;Roy, Subhendu;Wheeler, David;Dasgupta, Susmita. 1995. Environmental regulation and development : a cross-country empirical analysis . Policy, Research working paper ; no. WPS 1448. Washington, DC: World Bank. https://hubs.worldbank.org/docs/imagebank/pages/docprofile.aspx?nodeid=697495
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Yes
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World Bank Group

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