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Lagging lands, violent lands : a framework for action (English)

Economic development is concentrated in a few places. Only 1.5 percent of the world’s land is home to half of its production. Violence and economic isolation are closely linked. ... See More +

Working Paper 119487 MAY 01, 2017

Baare,Anton Karel George; Damboeck,Johanna; D'Aoust,Olivia Severine; De Brular,Laura Lewis; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Kostner,Markus; Lall,Somik V.; Roberts,Andrew James Disclosed

Africa's cities : opening doors to the world (English)

Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. ... See More +

Publication 113851 FEB 09, 2017

Lall,Somik V.; Henderson Jr,Vernon Marquette; Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

Africa's cities : opening doors to the World : Africa's cities : opening doors to the World - overview (English)

Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. ... See More +

Publication 112756 JAN 01, 2017

Lall,Somik V.; Henderson,John Vernon; Venables,Anthony J. Portuguese, French Disclosed

Africa's cities : opening doors to the World : Cidades Africanas : abrindo as portas ao mundo - visão geral (Portuguese)

Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. ... See More +

Publication 112756 JAN 01, 2017

Lall,Somik V.; Henderson,John Vernon; Venables,Anthony J. French, English Disclosed

Africa's cities : opening doors to the World : Africa's cities : opening doors to the World - overview (French)

Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. ... See More +

Publication 112756 JAN 01, 2017

Lall,Somik V.; Henderson,John Vernon; Venables,Anthony J. Portuguese, English Disclosed

Africa's cities : opening doors to the World (Vol. 2) (English)

Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. ... See More +

Publication 112756 JAN 01, 2017

Lall,Somik V.; Henderson,John Vernon; Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

The morphology of African cities (English)

This paper illustrates how the capabilities of GIS and satellite imagery can be harnessed to explore and better understand the urban form of several large African cities (Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Kigali, Dar es Salaam, and Dakar). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7911 DEC 09, 2016

Antos,Sarah Elizabeth; Lall,Somik V.; Lozano Gracia,Nancy Disclosed

Matchmaking in Nairobi : the role of land use (English)

Well-functioning cities reduce the economic distance between people and economic opportunities. Cities thrive because they enable matchmaking -- among people, among firms, and between people and job opportunities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7904 DEC 05, 2016

Avner,Paolo; Lall,Somik V. Disclosed

Jobs in the city : explaining urban spatial structure in Kampala (English)

This paper examines the spatial organization of jobs in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, and applies the Lucas and Rossi-Hansberg (2002) model to explain the observed patterns in terms of the agglomeration forces and the commuting costs of workers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7655 APR 27, 2016

Grover,Arti; Lall,Somik V. Disclosed

Malawi urbanization review : leveraging urbanization for national growth and development (English)

The Malawi Urbanization Review aims to provide fresh perspectives on urbanization in Malawi, by analyzing the current and potential contribution of urbanization to long-term national development and the current institutional and financial capacity of local governments to manage the process. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS10133 APR 15, 2016

Choi,Narae Disclosed

Is living in African cities expensive ? (English)

Although several studies have examined why overall price levels are higher in richer countries, little is known about whether there is a similar relationship at the urban and city level across countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7641 APR 14, 2016

Nakamura,Shohei; Harati,Rawaa; Lall,Somik V.; Dikhanov,Yuri M.; Hamadeh,Nada; Vigil Oliver,William; Rissanen,Marko Olavi; Yamanaka,Mizuki Disclosed

Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities : Bilan du secteur du logement en Afrique subsaharienne : défis et opportunités - summary report (French)

This main report is about Africa that is rapidly urbanizing and will lead the world’s urban growth in the coming decades. Currently, Africa is the least‐urbanized continent, accommodating 11.3 percent of the world’s urban population, and the Sub‐Saharan region is the continent’s least‐urbanized area. ... See More +

Working Paper 101153 MAR 01, 2016

Parby,Jonas Ingemann; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Mason,David Ryan; Lall,Somik V.; Dasgupta,Basab; Young,Cheryl-000388925 Disclosed

Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities (Vol. 2) : Bilan du secteur du logement en Afrique subsaharienne : défis et opportunités - main report (French)

This main report is about Africa that is rapidly urbanizing and will lead the world’s urban growth in the coming decades. Currently, Africa is the least‐urbanized continent, accommodating 11.3 percent of the world’s urban population, and the Sub‐Saharan region is the continent’s least‐urbanized area. ... See More +

Working Paper 101153 MAR 01, 2016

Parby,Jonas Ingemann; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Mason,David Ryan; Lall,Somik V.; Dasgupta,Basab; Young,Cheryl-000388925 Disclosed

Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities (English)

Africa is the globe’s least-urbanized continent, accommodating 11.3 percent of the world’s urban population, and the Sub-Saharan region is the continent’s least-urbanized area. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS7243 DEC 01, 2015

Parby,Jonas Ingemann Disclosed

Jobs and land use within cities : a survey of theory, evidence, and policy (English)

Over the last century, the urban spatial structure of cities has transformed dramatically from the traditional monocentric configuration to varying forms of decentralized organization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7453 OCT 22, 2015

Grover,Arti; Lall,Somik V. Disclosed

Rise of the Anatolian tigers : Turkey urbanization review (English)

Turkey’s demographic and economic transformation has been one of the world’s most dramatic, with urban growth and economic growth proceeding hand in hand. ... See More +

Working Paper 87180 APR 01, 2015

Karam,Stephen George Disclosed

Rise of the Anatolian tigers : Turkey urbanization review : Anadolu kaplanları'nın yükselişi : Türkiye şehirleşme incelemesi (Turkish)

Turkey’s demographic and economic transformation has been one of the world’s most dramatic, with urban growth and economic growth proceeding hand in hand. ... See More +

Working Paper 87180 APR 01, 2015

Lall,Somik V.; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Oh,Jung Eun; Kopanyi,Mihaly; Ionescu-Heroiu,Marcel Disclosed

Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities : summary report (English)

This main report is about Africa that is rapidly urbanizing and will lead the world’s urban growth in the coming decades. Currently, Africa is the least‐urbanized continent, accommodating 11.3 percent of the world’s urban population, and the Sub‐Saharan region is the continent’s least‐urbanized area. ... See More +

Working Paper 101153 JAN 01, 2015

Parby,Jonas Ingemann; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Mason,David Ryan; Lall,Somik V.; Dasgupta,Basab; Young,Cheryl-000388925 Disclosed

Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities (Vol. 2) : main report (English)

This main report is about Africa that is rapidly urbanizing and will lead the world’s urban growth in the coming decades. Currently, Africa is the least‐urbanized continent, accommodating 11.3 percent of the world’s urban population, and the Sub‐Saharan region is the continent’s least‐urbanized area. ... See More +

Working Paper 101153 JAN 01, 2015

Parby,Jonas Ingemann; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Mason,David Ryan; Lall,Somik V.; Dasgupta,Basab; Young,Cheryl-000388925 Disclosed

Ethiopia - Urbanization review : urban institutions for a middle-income Ethiopia (English)

The urban population in Ethiopia is increasing rapidly. If managed proactively, urban population growth presents a huge opportunity to shift the structure and location of economic activity from rural agriculture to the larger and more diversified urban industrial and service sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 100238 JAN 01, 2015

Ozlu,Mehmet Onur; Alemayehu,Abebaw; Mukim,Megha; Lall,Somik V.; Kerr,Oliver Thomas; Kaganova,Olga; Viola,Chloe Oliver; Hill,Ruth; Hamilton,Ellen; Bidgood,Anne Treylane; Ayane,Berhanu Legesse; Aguilera De Llano,Ana Isabel; Gebre Egziabher,Tegegne; Gebretsadik,Sisay Zenebe Disclosed

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Lagging lands, violent lands : a framework for action (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 119487 Working Paper
Africa's cities : opening doors to the world (English)
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FEB 09, 2017 113851 Publication
Africa's cities : opening doors to the World : Africa's cities : opening doors to the World - overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112756 Publication Portuguese, French
Africa's cities : opening doors to the World : Cidades Africanas : abrindo as portas ao mundo - visão geral (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 2017 112756 Publication French, English
Africa's cities : opening doors to the World : Africa's cities : opening doors to the World - overview (French)
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JAN 01, 2017 112756 Publication Portuguese, English
Africa's cities : opening doors to the World (Vol. 2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112756 Publication
The morphology of African cities (English)
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DEC 09, 2016 WPS7911 Policy Research Working Paper
Matchmaking in Nairobi : the role of land use (English)
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DEC 05, 2016 WPS7904 Policy Research Working Paper
Jobs in the city : explaining urban spatial structure in Kampala (English)
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APR 27, 2016 WPS7655 Policy Research Working Paper
Malawi urbanization review : leveraging urbanization for national growth and development (English)
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APR 15, 2016 AUS10133 Working Paper
Is living in African cities expensive ? (English)
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APR 14, 2016 WPS7641 Policy Research Working Paper
Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities : Bilan du secteur du logement en Afrique subsaharienne : défis et opportunités - summary report (French)
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MAR 01, 2016 101153 Working Paper
Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities (Vol. 2) : Bilan du secteur du logement en Afrique subsaharienne : défis et opportunités - main report (French)
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MAR 01, 2016 101153 Working Paper
Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 AUS7243 Working Paper
Jobs and land use within cities : a survey of theory, evidence, and policy (English)
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OCT 22, 2015 WPS7453 Policy Research Working Paper
Rise of the Anatolian tigers : Turkey urbanization review (English)
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APR 01, 2015 87180 Working Paper
Rise of the Anatolian tigers : Turkey urbanization review : Anadolu kaplanları'nın yükselişi : Türkiye şehirleşme incelemesi (Turkish)
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APR 01, 2015 87180 Working Paper
Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities : summary report (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 101153 Working Paper
Stocktaking of the housing sector in Sub-Saharan Africa : challenges and opportunities (Vol. 2) : main report (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 101153 Working Paper
Ethiopia - Urbanization review : urban institutions for a middle-income Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 100238 Working Paper