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Urbanization and housing investment (English)

This paper provides the first systematic empirical assessment of the pace at which housing investment has responded to rising demand from urbanization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7110 NOV 01, 2014

Dasgupta, Basab; Lall, Somik V.; Lozano-Gracia, Nancy

Planning, connecting, and financing cities - now : priorities for city leaders (Chinese)

This report provides Mayors and other policymakers with a policy framework and diagnostic tools to anticipate and implement strategies that can avoid their cities from locking into irreversible physical and social structures. ... See More +

Publication 74920 MAR 05, 2014

V. Lall, Somik English

Harnessing urbanization to end poverty and boost prosperity in Africa : an action agenda for transformation (English)

Urbanization is the single most important transformation that the African continent will undergo this century. More than half of Africa's population will live in its cities by 2040. ... See More +

Working Paper 81546 SEP 01, 2013

Kariuki, R. Mukami; Bakalian, Alexander E.; Lall, Somik; White, Roland; Parby, Jonas Ingemann; Huang, Chyi-Yun; Wheeler, Sonia; Gracia, Nancy Lozano; Dasgupta, Basab; Mukim, Megha; Shi, Tuo

Urbanization beyond municipal boundaries : nurturing metropolitan economies and connecting peri-urban areas in India (English)

The report is organized into three chapters: chapter two looks at the pace and patterns of India's urbanization, providing a 100-year perspective on demographic shifts and a 20-year perspective on the spatial distribution of jobs across India's portfolio of settlements. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 75734 FEB 21, 2013

Lozano-Gracia, Nancy; Sharma, Siddharth; Dowall, David; Vishwanath, Tara; Lall, Somik V.; Wang, Hyoung Gun

Planning, connecting, and financing cities - now : priorities for city leaders (English)

This report provides Mayors and other policymakers with a policy framework and diagnostic tools to anticipate and implement strategies that can avoid their cities from locking into irreversible physical and social structures. ... See More +

Publication 74920 JAN 21, 2013

V. Lall, Somik Chinese

Leveraging land to enable urban transformation : lessons from global experience (English)

Around the world, in both developed and developing countries, policy makers use a variety of tools to manage and accommodate urban growth and redevelopment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6312 JAN 01, 2013

Lozano-Gracia, Nancy; Young, Cheryl; Lall, Somik V.; Vishwanath, Tara

Shelter from the storm -- but disconnected from jobs : lessons from urban South Africa on the importance of coordinating housing and transport policies (English)

Informal settlements are a permanent feature of South Africa's cities. Estimates from the General Household Survey by Statistics South Africa show that more than 26 percent of all households in the country's six metropolitan areas live in informal dwellings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6173 AUG 01, 2012

Brink, Rogier van den; Dasgupta, Basab; Leresche, Kay Muir; Lall, Somik V.

China urbanization review : balancing urban transformation and spatial inclusion (English)

Roughly one out of every 10 people in the world today is a resident of a Chinese city. The United Nations projects that the number of Chinese urban dwellers will increase from over 622 million today to over 1 billion in circa 2030. ... See More +

Brief 67884 JAN 01, 2012

Wang, Hyoung Gun; Lall, Somik

Density and disasters : economics of urban hazard risk (English)

Today, 370 million people live in cities in earthquake prone areas and 310 million in cities with a high probability of tropical cyclones. By 2050 these numbers are likely to more than double, leading to a greater concentration of hazard risk in many of the world's cities. ... See More +

Journal Article 81435 JUL 07, 2010

Lall, Somik V.; Deichmann, Uwe

Density and disasters: economics of urban hazard risk (English)

Today, 370 million people live in cities in earthquake prone areas and 310 million in cities with high probability of tropical cyclones. By 2050, these numbers are likely to more than double. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5161 DEC 01, 2009

Lall, Somik V.; Deichmann, Uwe

Explaining high transport costs within Malawi - bad roads or lack of trucking competition ? (English)

What are the main determinants of transport costs: network access or competition among transport providers? The focus in the transport sector has often been on improving the coverage of "hard" infrastructure, whereas in reality the cost of transporting goods is quite sensitive to the extent of competition among transport providers and scale economies in the freight transport industry, creating monopolistic behavior and circular causation between lower transport costs and greater trade and traffic. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5133 NOV 01, 2009

Wang, Hyoung; Lall, Somik V.; Munthali, Thomas

Identifying spatial efficiency-equity tradeoffs in territorial development policies : evidence from Uganda (English)

In many countries, place specific investments in infrastructure are viewed as integral components of territorial development policies. But are these policies fighting market forces of concentration? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4966 JUN 01, 2009

Schroeder, Elizabeth; Schmidt, Emily; Lall, Somik V.

Connecting lagging and leading regions : the role of labor mobility (English)

How can policies improve the welfare of people in economically lagging regions of countries? Should policies help jobs follow people? Or should they enable people to follow jobs? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4843 FEB 01, 2009

Timmins, Christopher; Yu, Shouyue; Lall, Somik V.

World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography : Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2009 : una nueva geografia economica (Spanish)

Economic growth will be unbalanced, but development can still be inclusive-that is the message of this year's World development report, the thirty-first in the series. ... See More +

World Development Report 43738 JAN 01, 2009

Deichmann, Uwe; Goh, Chorching; Packard, Truman; Uchida, Hirotsugu; Kopp, Andreas; Lall, Somik V.; Ross-Larson, Bruce [ editor ]; Coulibaly, Souleymane; Freire, Maria Emilia; Gill, Indermit S.; Montenegro, Claudio E.; Ross-Larson, Bruce English, Japanese, Bahasa (Indonesian), Russian, French

World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography : Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 2009 : repenser la geopraphie economique (French)

Economic growth will be unbalanced, but development can still be inclusive-that is the message of this year's World development report, the thirty-first in the series. ... See More +

World Development Report 43738 JAN 01, 2009

Deichmann, Uwe; Goh, Chorching; Packard, Truman; Uchida, Hirotsugu; Kopp, Andreas; Lall, Somik V.; Ross-Larson, Bruce [ editor ]; Coulibaly, Souleymane; Freire, Maria Emilia; Gill, Indermit S.; Montenegro, Claudio E.; Ross-Larson, Bruce English, Japanese, Bahasa (Indonesian), Russian, Spanish

Sri Lanka - Reshaping economic geography : connecting people to prosperity (English)

Economic progress is accompanied by a fundamental spatial transformation where the economic landscapes of countries become increasingly uneven. ... See More +

Publication 63706 JAN 01, 2009

Lall, Somik V.; Astrup, Claus

World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography (Russian)

Economic growth will be unbalanced, but development can still be inclusive-that is the message of this year's World development report, the thirty-first in the series. ... See More +

World Development Report 43738 JAN 01, 2009

Coulibaly, Souleymane; Deichmann, Uwe; Freire, Maria Emilia; Gill, Indermit S.; Goh, Chorching; Kopp, Andreas; Lall, Somik V.; Montenegro, Claudio E.; Packard, Truman; Ross-Larson, Bruce; Uchida, Hirotsugu; Ross-Larson, Bruce [ editor ] English, Japanese, Bahasa (Indonesian), Spanish, French

World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography (English)

Economic growth will be unbalanced, but development can still be inclusive-that is the message of this year's World development report, the thirty-first in the series. ... See More +

World Development Report 43738 NOV 04, 2008

Deichmann, Uwe; Goh, Chorching; Packard, Truman; Uchida, Hirotsugu; Kopp, Andreas; Lall, Somik V.; Ross-Larson, Bruce [ editor ]; Coulibaly, Souleymane; Freire, Maria Emilia; Gill, Indermit S.; Montenegro, Claudio E.; Ross-Larson, Bruce Japanese, Bahasa (Indonesian), Russian, Spanish, French

Industrial location in developing countries (English)

Despite a diminishing role in industrial countries, the manufacturing sector continues to be an engine of economic growth in most developing countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 76785 MAY 27, 2008

Deichmann, Uwe; Lall, Somik V.; Redding, Stephen J.; Venables, Anthony J.

Valuing access to water - a spatial hedonic approach applied to Indian cities (English)

An important infrastructure policy issue for rapidly growing cities in developing countries is how to raise fiscal revenues to finance basic services in a fair and efficient manner. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4533 FEB 01, 2008

Lall, Somik; Lozano-Gracia, Nancy; Deichmann, Uwe; Anselin, Luc

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Urbanization and housing investment (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7110 Policy Research Working Paper
Planning, connecting, and financing cities - now : priorities for city leaders (Chinese)
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MAR 05, 2014 74920 Publication English
Harnessing urbanization to end poverty and boost prosperity in Africa : an action agenda for transformation (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 81546 Working Paper
Urbanization beyond municipal boundaries : nurturing metropolitan economies and connecting peri-urban areas in India (English)
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FEB 21, 2013 75734 Other Urban Study
Planning, connecting, and financing cities - now : priorities for city leaders (English)
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JAN 21, 2013 74920 Publication Chinese
Leveraging land to enable urban transformation : lessons from global experience (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 WPS6312 Policy Research Working Paper
Shelter from the storm -- but disconnected from jobs : lessons from urban South Africa on the importance of coordinating housing and transport policies (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 WPS6173 Policy Research Working Paper
China urbanization review : balancing urban transformation and spatial inclusion (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 67884 Brief
Density and disasters : economics of urban hazard risk (English)
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JUL 07, 2010 81435 Journal Article
Density and disasters: economics of urban hazard risk (English)
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DEC 01, 2009 WPS5161 Policy Research Working Paper
Explaining high transport costs within Malawi - bad roads or lack of trucking competition ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 WPS5133 Policy Research Working Paper
Identifying spatial efficiency-equity tradeoffs in territorial development policies : evidence from Uganda (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 WPS4966 Policy Research Working Paper
Connecting lagging and leading regions : the role of labor mobility (English)
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FEB 01, 2009 WPS4843 Policy Research Working Paper
World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography : Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2009 : una nueva geografia economica (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2009 43738 World Development Report English, Japanese, Bahasa (Indonesian), Russian, French
World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography : Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 2009 : repenser la geopraphie economique (French)
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JAN 01, 2009 43738 World Development Report English, Japanese, Bahasa (Indonesian), Russian, Spanish
Sri Lanka - Reshaping economic geography : connecting people to prosperity (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 63706 Publication
World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2009 43738 World Development Report English, Japanese, Bahasa (Indonesian), Spanish, French
World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography (English)
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NOV 04, 2008 43738 World Development Report Japanese, Bahasa (Indonesian), Russian, Spanish, French
Industrial location in developing countries (English)
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MAY 27, 2008 76785 Journal Article
Valuing access to water - a spatial hedonic approach applied to Indian cities (English)
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FEB 01, 2008 WPS4533 Policy Research Working Paper