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The Effects of Pollution and Business Environment on Firm Productivity in Africa (English)

This paper explores the links between city competitiveness and air pollution and the business environment. Because competitive cities not only attract more productive firms, but also facilitate their business, the paper look at firm performance as a proxy for city competitiveness. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8834 APR 30, 2019

Soppelsa,Maria Edisa; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Xu,L. Colin Disclosed

Pollution and City Competitiveness : A Descriptive Analysis (English)

As cities grow, the negative effects of congestion start to play their part, often affecting the cities' ability to become and remain competitive. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8740 FEB 14, 2019

Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Soppelsa,Maria Edisa Disclosed

Does Pollution Hinder Urban Competitiveness ? (English)

This paper surveys the recent literature exploring the causes of urban pollution in the developing world and the implications of such pollution for a city's competitiveness. ... See More +

WPS8739 FEB 13, 2019

Kahn,Matthew Edwin; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Soppelsa,Maria Edisa Disclosed

Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Urban Growth in Latin American Cities : An Analysis Using Nighttime Lights Imagery (English)

The impact of urban form on economic performance and quality of life has been extensively recognized. The studies on urban form have focused in developed countries; only a few cities in developing countries have been studied. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8702 JAN 15, 2019

Duque,Juan Carlos; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Patino,Jorge E.; Restrepo Cadavid,Paula; Velasquez,Wilson A. Disclosed

Institutional Fragmentation and Metropolitan Coordination in Latin American Cities : What Consequences for Productivity and Growth ? (English)

This paper provides empirical evidence on the impact of institutional fragmentation and metropolitan coordination on urban productivity in Latin American cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8696 JAN 10, 2019

Duque,Juan Carlos; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Patino,Jorge E.; Restrepo Cadavid,Paula Disclosed

Urban Form and Productivity : What Is the Shape of Latin American Cities ? (English)

This paper examines the linkages between urban form and city productivity, using alternative metrics for urban form and applying them to a comprehensive sample of Latin American cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8697 JAN 10, 2019

Duque,Juan Carlos; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Patino,Jorge E.; Restrepo Cadavid,Paula Disclosed

Time to ACT : Realizing Indonesia’s Urban Potential : Overview (English)

In over 70 years since its independence, Indonesia has been transformed by urbanization, and within the next quarter of a century, its transition to an urban society will be almost complete. ... See More +

Publication 142374 JAN 01, 2019

Roberts,Mark; Gil Sander,Frederico; Tiwari,Sailesh; Amri,Mulya; Baker,Judy L.; Coulibaly,Souleymane; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Park,Jane; De Mendiola Ramirez,Giuliana; Straub,Stephane; Yoong,Pui Shen Bahasa (Indonesian) Disclosed

Access to employment and property values in Mexico (English)

Location is one of the main characteristics households consider when buying a property or deciding where to live, since it determines accessibility to employment subcenters and public transport stations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8383 MAR 27, 2018

Atuesta,Laura H.; Ibarra-Olivo,J. Eduardo; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Deichmann,Uwe 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

Haitian cities : actions for today with an eye on tomorrow (Vol. 2) : overview (Creole French)

Today, more than half of Haiti’s population calls cities and towns their home, in a major shift from the 1950s when around 90 percent of Haitians lived in the countryside. ... See More +

Working Paper 122880 JAN 01, 2017

Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Garcia Lozano,Marisa English, French Disclosed

Haitian cities : actions for today with an eye on tomorrow (French)

Today, more than half of Haiti’s population calls cities and towns their home, in a major shift from the 1950s when around 90 percent of Haitians lived in the countryside. ... See More +

Working Paper 122880 JAN 01, 2017

Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Garcia Lozano,Marisa English Disclosed

Haitian cities : actions for today with an eye on tomorrow (Vol. 2) : overview (French)

Today, more than half of Haiti’s population calls cities and towns their home, in a major shift from the 1950s when around 90 percent of Haitians lived in the countryside. ... See More +

Working Paper 122880 JAN 01, 2017

Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Garcia Lozano,Marisa English, Creole French Disclosed

Haitian cities : actions for today with an eye on tomorrow (Vol. 2) : overview (English)

Today, more than half of Haiti’s population calls cities and towns their home, in a major shift from the 1950s when around 90 percent of Haitians lived in the countryside. ... See More +

Working Paper 122880 JAN 01, 2017

Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Garcia Lozano,Marisa French, Creole French 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

Making cities work for Central America : urbanization review (English)

Central America is undergoing an important transition, with urban populations increasing at accelerated speeds, bringing pressing challenges as well as opportunities to boost sustained, inclusive and resilient growth. current rates of urbanization, the region’s urban population will double in size by 2050, welcoming over 25 million new urban dwellers, calling for better infrastructure, higher coverage and quality of urban services and greater employment opportunities. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS18375 JUN 01, 2016

Maria,Augustin 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; Lall,Somik V.; Dasgupta,Basab; Young, Cheryl English 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; Lall,Somik V.; Dasgupta,Basab; Young, Cheryl English Disclosed

Big data innovation challenge : pioneering approaches to data-driven development (English)

Big data can sound remote and lacking a human dimension, with few obvious links to development and impacting the lives of the poor. Concepts such as anti-poverty targeting, market access or rural electrification seem far more relevant – and easier to grasp. ... See More +

Working Paper 107751 JAN 01, 2016

Fernandes,Erick C.M.; Jimenez,Daniel Regis; Delerce,Sylvain; Harten,Sven; Kaiser,Kai-Alexander; Kelm,Kathrine M.; Krambeck,Holly; Lemieux,Victoria Louise; Gaba,Kwawu Mensan; Newhouse,David Locke; Rodriguez,Camila; Villaveces,Andres; Wang,Wei Winnie; Adelman,Melissa Ann; Gonzalez,Alvaro S.; Hernandez Ore,Marco Antonio; Khokhar,Tariq Afzal; Kilic,Talip; Lozano Gracia,Nancy 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

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 Turkish Disclosed

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The Effects of Pollution and Business Environment on Firm Productivity in Africa (English)
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APR 30, 2019 WPS8834 Policy Research Working Paper
Pollution and City Competitiveness : A Descriptive Analysis (English)
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FEB 14, 2019 WPS8740 Policy Research Working Paper
Does Pollution Hinder Urban Competitiveness ? (English)
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FEB 13, 2019 WPS8739
Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Urban Growth in Latin American Cities : An Analysis Using Nighttime Lights Imagery (English)
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JAN 15, 2019 WPS8702 Policy Research Working Paper
Institutional Fragmentation and Metropolitan Coordination in Latin American Cities : What Consequences for Productivity and Growth ? (English)
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JAN 10, 2019 WPS8696 Policy Research Working Paper
Urban Form and Productivity : What Is the Shape of Latin American Cities ? (English)
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JAN 10, 2019 WPS8697 Policy Research Working Paper
Time to ACT : Realizing Indonesia’s Urban Potential : Overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 142374 Publication Bahasa (Indonesian)
Access to employment and property values in Mexico (English)
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MAR 27, 2018 WPS8383 Policy Research Working Paper
Lagging lands, violent lands : a framework for action (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 119487 Working Paper
Haitian cities : actions for today with an eye on tomorrow (Vol. 2) : overview (Creole French)
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JAN 01, 2017 122880 Working Paper English, French
Haitian cities : actions for today with an eye on tomorrow (French)
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JAN 01, 2017 122880 Working Paper English
Haitian cities : actions for today with an eye on tomorrow (Vol. 2) : overview (French)
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JAN 01, 2017 122880 Working Paper English, Creole French
Haitian cities : actions for today with an eye on tomorrow (Vol. 2) : overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 122880 Working Paper French, Creole French
The morphology of African cities (English)
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DEC 09, 2016 WPS7911 Policy Research Working Paper
Making cities work for Central America : urbanization review (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 ACS18375 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 English
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 English
Big data innovation challenge : pioneering approaches to data-driven development (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 107751 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
Rise of the Anatolian tigers : Turkey urbanization review (English)
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APR 01, 2015 87180 Working Paper Turkish