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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-000388925 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-000388925 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

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 English 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; Lall,Somik V.; Dasgupta,Basab; Young,Cheryl-000388925 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; Lall,Somik V.; Dasgupta,Basab; Young,Cheryl-000388925 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

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

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

Georgia - Urbanization review : toward an urban sector strategy Georgia's evolving urban system and its challenges (English)

This review analyzes the profile, trends and challenges of Georgia's changing urban landscape since independence in 1991 and provides policy suggestions to facilitate the economic transition of the country through its cities. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 86240 FEB 03, 2013

Eiweida, Ahmed; Wang, Hyoung Gun; Dolidze, Mariam; Salukvadze, Joseph; Modebadze, Grigol; Gracia, Nancy Lozano; Young, Cheryl Disclosed

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 Disclosed

Colombia urbanization review : amplifying the gains from the urban transition (English)

The efficiency and productivity of Colombia's urban system will be a key determinant in the ability of the country to transition from a middle income to a higher-income economy. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 72462 SEP 11, 2012

Samad, Taimur; Lozano-Gracia, Nancy; Panman, Alexandra Disclosed

Sistema de ciudades - una aproximación visual al caso colombiano (Spanish)

Three-fourths of the Colombian population, around 34.5 million people, live in urban areas. Bogota, the capital, with almost 8 million inhabitants, is one of the densest cities in the Western Hemisphere. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 74823 JUN 07, 2012

Samad,Taimur; Panman, Alexandra; Rodríguez, Alejandro; Lozano-Gracia, Nancy Disclosed

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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
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
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
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 English
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
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
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
Georgia - Urbanization review : toward an urban sector strategy Georgia's evolving urban system and its challenges (English)
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FEB 03, 2013 86240 Other Urban Study
Leveraging land to enable urban transformation : lessons from global experience (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 WPS6312 Policy Research Working Paper
Colombia urbanization review : amplifying the gains from the urban transition (English)
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SEP 11, 2012 72462 Other Urban Study
Sistema de ciudades - una aproximación visual al caso colombiano (Spanish)
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JUN 07, 2012 74823 Other Urban Study