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Bright Lights, Big Cities : measuring national and subnational economic growth in Africa from outer space, with an application to Kenya and Rwanda (English)

This paper uses the night lights (satellite imagery from outer space) approach to estimate growth in and levels of subnational 2013 gross domestic product for 47 counties in Kenya and 30 districts in Rwanda. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7461 OCT 28, 2015

Bundervoet,Tom; Maiyo,Laban; Sanghi,Apurva

Republic of Kenya - Bright lights, big cities : measuring national and sub-national economic growth from outer space in Africa, with an application to Kenya and Rwanda (English)

The authors use the night lights (satellite imagery from outer space) approach to estimate subnational 2013 GDP growth and levels for 47 counties in Kenya and 30 districts in Rwanda. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS15584 OCT 16, 2015

Musera,Angelina Darini

Rwanda - Employment and jobs study (English)

Fast growth in Rwanda since the turn of the century has been accompanied by solid poverty reduction. Between 2000 and 2013, gross domestic product (GDP) grew at eight percent per year, resulting in a 170 percent increase in real GDP. ... See More +

Working Paper 96504 JUN 01, 2015

Bundervoet,Tom; Handjiski,Borko; Merotto,Dino Leonardo; Paci,Pierella; Ranzani,Marco; Blankespoor,Brian; Ishihara,Yoichiro; Nishiuchi,Toru

Rwanda - Poverty assessment : poverty global practice - Africa region (English)

The last poverty assessment for Rwanda was conducted in 1997. Three years after the genocide, the country was characterized by deep and widespread poverty, rock-bottom health indicators, and pervasive hunger and food insecurity. ... See More +

Working Paper 100631 APR 01, 2015

Bundervoet,Tom; Lakner,Christoph; Geli,Patricia

What explains Rwanda's drop in fertility between 2005 and 2010 ? (English)

Following a decade-and-a-half stall, fertility in Rwanda dropped sharply between 2005 and 2010. Using a hierarchical age-period-cohort model, this paper finds that the drop in fertility is largely driven by cohort effects, with younger cohorts having substantially fewer children than older cohorts observed at the same age. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6741 JAN 01, 2014

Bundervoet, Tom

Health and civil war in rural Burundi (English)

This paper combines household survey data with event data on the timing and location of armed conflicts to examine the impact of Burundi's civil war on children's health status. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4500 JAN 01, 2008

Bundervoet, Tom; Verwimp, Philip; Akresh, Richard