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Convergence : Five Critical Steps toward Integrating Lagging and Leading Areas in the Middle East and North Africa : Overview (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is suffering from spatially divergent development. The uprisings of the Arab Spring in part reflected grievances of citizens who were or perceived themselves to have been left behind, particularly by accidents of where they were born. ... See More +

Report 141311 AUG 29, 2019

Mahgoub,Ayah; Lall,Somik V. Disclosed

Leveraging Urbanization to Promote a New Growth Model While Reducing Territorial Disparities in Morocco : Urban and Regional Development Policy Note (English)

Today 60 percent of Moroccans reside in urban areas, as opposed to 35 percent in 1970. By 2050, nearly three-quarters of the country’s population will be living in cities. ... See More +

Publication 137850 JUN 14, 2019

Lall,Somik V.; Mahgoub,Ayah; Maria,Augustin; Touati,Anastasia Nejma; Acero Vergel,Jose Luis Disclosed

Who Wins, Who Loses ? Understanding the Spatially Differentiated Effects of the Belt and Road Initiative (English)

This paper examines how cities and regions within countries are likely to adjust to trade openness and improved connectivity driven by large transport investments from China's Belt and Road Initiative. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8806 APR 08, 2019

Lall,Somik V.; Lebrand,Mathilde Sylvie Maria Disclosed

Which Way to Livable and Productive Cities? : A Road Map for Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Urban population growth is in full stride in Sub-Saharan Africa, but it has done less to reduce poverty than might be expected. Despite its high urban growth, Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing low urbanization. ... See More +

Publication 135651 MAR 28, 2019

Hommann,Kirsten; Lall,Somik V. Disclosed

Trade Liberalization and Integration of Domestic Output Markets in Brazil (English)

This paper describes how different policy distortions have been impeding better integration of Brazil's external and internal product markets and discusses how these distortions have prevented domestic firms from benefiting from multiple sources of efficiency gains. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8600 OCT 03, 2018

Reis,Jose Guilherme; Iootty De Paiva Dias,Mariana; Signoret,Jose E.; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Duhaut,Alice; Lall,Somik V. Disclosed

Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (English)

Brazil enters the election year 2018 with an economy that is gradually recovering from the deepest recession in its recent economic history. This book is motivated by the need to understand the possible drivers of future income and employment growth. ... See More +

Publication 127626 JUN 29, 2018

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Amorim,Vivian De Fatima; Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Arias,Diego; Byskov,Steen; Calice,Pietro; Cirera,Xavier; Clarke,Roland N.; Contini,Elisio; Duhaut,Alice; Noronha Farinelli,Barbara Cristina; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Iootty,Mariana; Lall,Somik V.; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Morris,Michael-000013367; Nucifora,Antonio; Olinto,Pedro; Packard,Truman G.; Qian,Rong; Reis,Jose Guilherme; PONTUAL RIBEIRO, EDUARDO; Signoret,Jose E.; Toman,Michael A.; Vieira,Pedro Abel; Vijil,Mariana Portuguese Disclosed

Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (Portuguese)

Brazil enters the election year 2018 with an economy that is gradually recovering from the deepest recession in its recent economic history. This book is motivated by the need to understand the possible drivers of future income and employment growth. ... See More +

Publication 127626 JUN 29, 2018

Dutz,Mark Andrew; Amorim,Vivian De Fatima; Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Arias,Diego; Byskov,Steen; Calice,Pietro; Cirera,Xavier; Clarke,Roland N.; Contini,Elisio; Duhaut,Alice; Noronha Farinelli,Barbara Cristina; Goodwin,Tanja K.; Iootty,Mariana; Lall,Somik V.; Martinez Licetti,Martha; Morris,Michael-000013367; Nucifora,Antonio; Olinto,Pedro; Packard,Truman G.; Qian,Rong; Reis,Jose Guilherme; PONTUAL RIBEIRO, EDUARDO; Signoret,Jose E.; Toman,Michael A.; Vieira,Pedro Abel; Vijil,Mariana English Disclosed

Uganda - Strengthening Social Risk Management and Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response Project : first pre-implementation support mission - December 18 to 20, 2017 : Greater Maputo : urban poverty and inclusive growth (English)

Aide Memoire 125937 JUN 01, 2017

Herzog,Andre; Lall,Somik V.; Baez Ramirez,Javier Eduardo; Olinto,Pedro; Simler,Kenneth; Nakamura,Shohei; Zangerling,Bontje Marie; Kim,Hannah; Jones,Dany S.; Stewart,Benjamin P.; Cherkezian,Henry; Lima,Lycia; Barros,Bernardo Weaver; Yepes,Tito; Oberreiter,Julia Anna; Acioly,Adrienne Janna Disclosed

Mozambique urbanization review : Accelerating urbanization to support structural transformation in Mozambique (Portuguese)

The Mozambique urbanization review aimed at contributing to the country’s policy and institutional reform agenda on how to harness the full potential of urbanization to promote economic growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS15538 JUN 01, 2017

Herzog,Andre; Lall,Somik V. English Disclosed

Mozambique urbanization review : Accelerating urbanization to support structural transformation in Mozambique (English)

The Mozambique urbanization review aimed at contributing to the country’s policy and institutional reform agenda on how to harness the full potential of urbanization to promote economic growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS15538 JUN 01, 2017

Herzog,Andre; Lall,Somik V. Portuguese Disclosed

Greater Maputo : urban poverty and inclusive growth : Grande Maputo : pobreza urbana e crescimento inclusivo (Portuguese)

The overall objective of the Maputo Urban Poverty and Inclusive Growth Study is to inform the municipal governments of Maputo and Matola in the Greater Maputo Area (GMA) on how to better target and finance urban poverty reduction programs by building critical knowledge on urban poverty and land-based municipal revenue enhancement. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS22437 JUN 01, 2017

Herzog,Andre; Lall,Somik V.; Baez,Javier; Olinto,Pedro; Simler,Kenneth; Nakamura,Shohei; Zaengerling,Bontje Marie; Kim,Hannah; Jones,Dany S.; Stewart,Benjamin P.; Cherkezian,Henry; Lima,Lycia; Barros,Bernardo Weaver; Yepes,Tito; Oberreiter,Julia Anna; Acioly,Adrienne Janna English Disclosed

Greater Maputo : urban poverty and inclusive growth (English)

The overall objective of the Maputo Urban Poverty and Inclusive Growth Study is to inform the municipal governments of Maputo and Matola in the Greater Maputo Area (GMA) on how to better target and finance urban poverty reduction programs by building critical knowledge on urban poverty and land-based municipal revenue enhancement. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS22437 JUN 01, 2017

Herzog,Andre; Lall,Somik V.; Baez,Javier; Olinto,Pedro; Simler,Kenneth; Nakamura,Shohei; Zaengerling,Bontje Marie; Kim,Hannah; Jones,Dany S.; Stewart,Benjamin P.; Cherkezian,Henry; Lima,Lycia; Barros,Bernardo Weaver; Yepes,Tipo; Oberreiter,Julia Anna; Acioly,Adrienne Janna Portuguese Disclosed

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 (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

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. English, French 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. French, Portuguese 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. English, Portuguese 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

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Convergence : Five Critical Steps toward Integrating Lagging and Leading Areas in the Middle East and North Africa : Overview (English)
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AUG 29, 2019 141311 Report
Leveraging Urbanization to Promote a New Growth Model While Reducing Territorial Disparities in Morocco : Urban and Regional Development Policy Note (English)
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JUN 14, 2019 137850 Publication
Who Wins, Who Loses ? Understanding the Spatially Differentiated Effects of the Belt and Road Initiative (English)
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APR 08, 2019 WPS8806 Policy Research Working Paper
Which Way to Livable and Productive Cities? : A Road Map for Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAR 28, 2019 135651 Publication
Trade Liberalization and Integration of Domestic Output Markets in Brazil (English)
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OCT 03, 2018 WPS8600 Policy Research Working Paper
Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (English)
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JUN 29, 2018 127626 Publication Portuguese
Jobs and growth : Brazil’s productivity agenda (Portuguese)
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JUN 29, 2018 127626 Publication English
Uganda - Strengthening Social Risk Management and Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response Project : first pre-implementation support mission - December 18 to 20, 2017 : Greater Maputo : urban poverty and inclusive growth (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 125937 Aide Memoire
Mozambique urbanization review : Accelerating urbanization to support structural transformation in Mozambique (Portuguese)
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JUN 01, 2017 AUS15538 Working Paper English
Mozambique urbanization review : Accelerating urbanization to support structural transformation in Mozambique (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 AUS15538 Working Paper Portuguese
Greater Maputo : urban poverty and inclusive growth : Grande Maputo : pobreza urbana e crescimento inclusivo (Portuguese)
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JUN 01, 2017 ACS22437 Working Paper English
Greater Maputo : urban poverty and inclusive growth (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 ACS22437 Working Paper Portuguese
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 (Vol. 2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112756 Publication
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 English, French
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 French, Portuguese
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 English, Portuguese
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