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Greening Africa’s Cities : enhancing the relationship between urbanization, environmental assets and ecosystem services (English)

This report is based on a suite of eight research exercises undertaken over the period 2015-2017, all of which, together with accompanying datasets, are available on-line: a regional desk-study which examines and synthesizes available material, providing an overview of the key situational dynamics and trends in the natural environment in Africa’s main cities; detailed urban environmental profiles of three case study cities of Durban, Kampala and Dar es Salaam developed using the ‘Rapid Urban Environmental Assessment’ (RUEA) methodology; Ecosystem Services Valuation (ESV) studies which provide a valuation of urban natural capital and ecosystem services and the identification, quantification and valuation of the costs and benefits associated with specific development interventions in the three cities of Durban, Kampala and Dar es Salaam. ... See More +

Working Paper 115281 JAN 01, 2017

White,Roland; Turpie, Jane; Letley, Gwyneth 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

Promoting green urban development in African cities : eThekwini, South Africa - urban environmental profile (English)

The city of eThekwini or Durban has undergone a period of rapid urbanization that has contributed to the degradation of the city’s natural environment. ... See More +

Working Paper 103643 FEB 01, 2016

White,Roland; Huang,Chyi-Yun; Bachmann, John; Dale, Diane; Goldberg, Brian; Pechin, Maritza; Turpie, Jane Disclosed

Promoting green urban development in African cities : Kampala, Uganda - urban environmental profile (English)

The city of Kampala has undergone a period of rapid urbanization that has contributed to the degradation of the city’s natural environment. The urban environmental profile for Kampala has been prepared as the first component of the assignment promoting green urban development in Africa: enhancing the relationship between urbanization, environmental assets, and ecosystem services, a project being conducted under the leadership of the World Bank. ... See More +

Working Paper 100090 SEP 01, 2015

White,Roland; Huang,Chyi-Yun; Oule,Herbert; Onyach-Olaa,Martin; Bachmann, John; Dale, Diane; Goldberg, Brian; Pechin, Maritza; Turpie, Jane Disclosed

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Concept Stage) - Somalia Urban Development Project - P149306 (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSC8426 JUN 23, 2014

White,Roland

Project Information Document (Concept Stage) - Somalia Urban Development Project - P149306 (English)

Project Information Document PIDC5624 JUN 16, 2014

White,Roland

Are you being served? : do more districts mean better service in Uganda? (English)

This is the third edition of the Uganda Economic Update series. The first part of this update provides a general overview on the state of Uganda's economy. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 88465 MAR 01, 2014

Dobronogov, Anton;Dobronogov,Anton; Keefer, Philip;Keefer,Philip E.; Morisset, Jacques;Morisset,Jacques; Ranaweera, Thilakaratna;Ranaweera,Thilakaratna; Sebudde, Rachel;Sebudde,Rachel K.; Wane, Waly;Wane,Waly; White, Roland;White,Roland Disclosed

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 Disclosed

Intergovernmental fiscal relations and subnational expenditures in Afghanistan (English)

In this context, the study develops an analysis of intergovernmental finances and subnational expenditures in Afghanistan. The primary audience for this analysis includes Afghan government officials representing ministries with a policy interest in intergovernmental finance in Afghanistan, including the Ministry of Finance, the Independent Directorate for Local Governments (IDLG), as well as other sectoral ministries and relevant organizations. ... See More +

Working Paper 45105 AUG 01, 2008

White, Roland; Boex, Jamie; Disclosed