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Highways to success or byways to waste : estimating the economic benefits of roads in Africa (English)

This study develops and tests new approaches to the planning of infrastructure to maximize benefits and minimize negative externalities, particularly in rural areas. ... See More +

Publication 99897 SEP 30, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel Disclosed

Infrastructure in conflict-prone and fragile environments : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

In conflict-prone situations, access to markets is necessary to restore economic growth and generate the preconditions for peace and reconstruction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7273 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel Disclosed

Agricultural technology choice and transport (English)

This paper addresses an old and recurring theme in development economics: the slow adoption of new technologies by farmers in many developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7272 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel Disclosed

Transport infrastructure and welfare : an application to Nigeria (English)

Transport infrastructure is deemed to be central to development and consumes a large fraction of the development assistance envelope. Yet there is debate about the economic impact of road projects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7271 MAY 18, 2015

Ali,Rubaba; Barra,Alvaro Federico; Berg,Claudia N.; Damania,Richard; Nash,John D.; Russ,Jason Daniel Disclosed

Does access to finance matter in microenterprise growth ? evidence from Bangladesh (English)

In less-developed economies such as Bangladesh, the farm sector is the major source of employment and income, while the rural nonfarm sector provides as an additional source of income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6333 JAN 01, 2013

Khandker, Shahidur R.; Samad, Hussain A.; Ali, Rubaba Disclosed

Who benefits most from rural electrification ? evidence in India (English)

This paper applies an econometric analysis to estimate the average and distribution benefits of rural electrification using rich household survey data from India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6095 JUN 01, 2012

Khandker, Shahidur R.; Samad, Hussain A.; Ali, Rubaba; Barnes, Douglas F. Disclosed