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Concept Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS) - Sint Maarten Road Connectivity and Resilience Improvement Project - P171283 (English)

Environmental and Social Review Summary ESRSC00810 SEP 11, 2019

Iimi,Atsushi Disclosed

Concept Project Information Document (PID) - Sint Maarten Road Connectivity and Resilience Improvement Project - P171283 (English)

Project Information Document PIDC27255 SEP 09, 2019

Iimi,Atsushi Disclosed

Location, Location, Location Revisited : Evidence from Antananarivo, Madagascar (English)

Understanding how land prices are determined is of particular importance for policy makers; however, there is little evidence in African countries, which are currently experiencing rapid urbanization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8958 AUG 06, 2019

Iimi,Atsushi Disclosed

Job Accessibility and Urban Transport Connectivity : Evidence from Antananarivo, Madagascar (English)

In recent years, there has been renewed interest in access to jobs in relation to transport connectivity. In Sub-Saharan Africa, about 14 million working age people are added to the labor market every year. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8959 AUG 06, 2019

Iimi,Atsushi Disclosed

Hidden Treasures in the Comoros : The Impact of Inter-Island Connectivity Improvement on Agricultural Production (English)

The paper revisits the traditional transport-agricultural growth nexus. Connectivity is particularly challenging for small island developing states, such as the Comoros, where domestic markets are limited and transport and transaction costs tend to be high. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8960 AUG 06, 2019

Iimi,Atsushi Disclosed

Heterogeneous impacts of main and feeder road improvements : evidence from Ethiopia (English)

Rural access is among the most important infrastructure constraints in rural Africa. Using the results from comprehensive household surveys and other data from Ethiopia, the paper recasts light on the heterogeneous impacts of road accessibility on agriculture and nonagricultural growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8548 AUG 13, 2018

Iimi,Atsushi; Mengesha,Haileyesus Adamtei; Markland,James; Asrat ,Yetmgeta; Kassahun,Kefargachew Disclosed

Crop production, transport infrastructure, and agrobusiness nexus : evidence from Madagascar (English)

The literature suggests a wide range of impacts of improved transport connectivity on agricultural growth. Still, the infrastructure-growth nexus remains somewhat mysterious, particularly in the African context, because many rural farmers do not have their own transport means. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8486 JUN 21, 2018

Iimi,Atsushi; You,Liangzhi; Wood-Sichra,Ulrike Disclosed

Transport connectivity, Medical supplies, and people's health care access : evidence from Madagascar (English)

Health care access is a challenge in rural areas in Africa. On the demand side, rural people are often poor, and transport connectivity is typically bad in rural and remote areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8487 JUN 21, 2018

Iimi,Atsushi; Rajoela,Voahirana Hanitriniala Disclosed

Optimal locational choice for agrobusinesses in Madagascar : an application of spatial autoregressive Tobit regression (English)

The traditional location theory predicts that firms' locational choice is independent of the output demand. However, firms are often concentrated in large markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8488 JUN 21, 2018

Iimi,Atsushi Disclosed

Spatial Analysis of Liberia’s Transport Connectivity and Potential Growth (English)

Liberia has been influenced by the Ebola crisis since 2014, but the economy is now recovering quickly. Still, significant challenges lie ahead: Agriculture, an important sector employing approximately half of the labor force, still has a weak growth trajectory. ... See More +

Publication 127128 JUN 06, 2018

Iimi,Atsushi; Rao,Kulwinder Singh Disclosed

Firm location, transport connectivity, and agglomeration economies : Evidence from Liberia (English)

Transport connectivity is among the most important factors in increasing firm productivity and accelerating economic development. The literature generally supports the idea of agglomeration economies, although there is little evidence of their effectiveness in Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8411 APR 18, 2018

Iimi,Atsushi; Rao,Kulwinder Singh Disclosed

Transport connectivity and health care access : evidence from Liberia (English)

Health care access is an important policy concern, especially in rural areas. It is especially challenging in developing countries, where rural residents are poorer and less likely to be insured than those living in urban areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8413 APR 18, 2018

Iimi,Atsushi; Rao,Kulwinder Singh Disclosed

Ethiopia - Employment and Jobs Study (English)

As many developing countries around the world, Ethiopia is faced with the challenge of generating employment for a rapidly-growing and youthful population. ... See More +

Report 138803 DEC 01, 2017

Iimi,Atsushi; Lange,Simon; Bundervoet,Tom; Fuje,Habtamu Neda; Tsehaye,Eyasu; Ranzani,Marco Disclosed

Output- and performance-based road contracts and agricultural production : evidence from Zambia (English)

Rural access is among the most important infrastructure elements to stimulate economic growth in rural and remote areas. The sustainability of feeder road maintenance is a challenge in many developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8201 SEP 20, 2017

Iimi,Atsushi; Gericke,Ben Disclosed

Modal choice between rail and road transportation : evidence from Tanzania (English)

Rail transport generally has the advantage for large-volume long-haul freight operations. The literature generally shows that shipping distance, costs, and reliability are among the most important determinants of people's modal choice among road, rail, air, and coastal shipping transport. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8174 AUG 29, 2017

Iimi,Atsushi; Humphreys,Richard Martin; Mchomvu,Yonas Eliesikia Disclosed

Rail transport and firm productivity : evidence from Tanzania (English)

Railway transport generally has the advantage for large-volume, long-haul freight operations. Africa possesses significant railway assets. However, many rail lines are currently not operational because of the lack of maintenance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8173 AUG 29, 2017

Iimi,Atsushi; Humphreys,Richard Martin; Mchomvu,Yonas Eliesikia Disclosed

Spatial autocorrelation panel regression : agricultural production and transport connectivity (English)

Spatial analysis in economics is becoming increasingly important as more spatial data and innovative data mining technologies are developed. Even in Africa, where data often crucially lack quality analysis, a variety of spatial data have recently been developed, such as highly disaggregated crop production maps. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8089 JUN 06, 2017

Iimi,Atsushi; You,Liangzhi; Wood-Sichra,Ulrike Disclosed

Port rail connectivity and agricultural production : evidence from a large sample of farmers in Ethiopia (English)

Agriculture remains an important economic sector in Africa, employing a large share of the labor force and earning foreign exchange. Among others, transport connectivity has long been a crucial constraint in Africa. ... See More +

WPS8088 JUN 06, 2017

Iimi,Atsushi; Adamtei,Haileyesus; Markland,James; Tsehaye,Eyasu Disclosed

New rural access index : main determinants and correlation to poverty (English)

Transport connectivity is essential to sustain inclusive growth in developing countries, where many rural populations and businesses are still considered to be unconnected to the domestic, regional, or global market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7876 NOV 02, 2016

Iimi,Atsushi; Ahmed,A.K. Farhad; Anderson,Edward Charles; Diehl,Adam Stone; Maiyo,Laban; Peralta Quiros,Tatiana; Rao,Kulwinder Singh Disclosed

Sustainability of a residential CFL distribution program : evidence from Ethiopia (English)

Energy-efficient products generally offer a win-win proposition, because they pay for themselves. End users can reduce their energy costs, and power utilities can avoid costly investments in extra generation capacity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7811 SEP 01, 2016

Diaw,Issa; Elahi,Raihan; Iimi,Atsushi Disclosed

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Concept Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS) - Sint Maarten Road Connectivity and Resilience Improvement Project - P171283 (English)
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SEP 11, 2019 ESRSC00810 Environmental and Social Review Summary
Concept Project Information Document (PID) - Sint Maarten Road Connectivity and Resilience Improvement Project - P171283 (English)
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SEP 09, 2019 PIDC27255 Project Information Document
Location, Location, Location Revisited : Evidence from Antananarivo, Madagascar (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8958 Policy Research Working Paper
Job Accessibility and Urban Transport Connectivity : Evidence from Antananarivo, Madagascar (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8959 Policy Research Working Paper
Hidden Treasures in the Comoros : The Impact of Inter-Island Connectivity Improvement on Agricultural Production (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8960 Policy Research Working Paper
Heterogeneous impacts of main and feeder road improvements : evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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AUG 13, 2018 WPS8548 Policy Research Working Paper
Crop production, transport infrastructure, and agrobusiness nexus : evidence from Madagascar (English)
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JUN 21, 2018 WPS8486 Policy Research Working Paper
Transport connectivity, Medical supplies, and people's health care access : evidence from Madagascar (English)
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JUN 21, 2018 WPS8487 Policy Research Working Paper
Optimal locational choice for agrobusinesses in Madagascar : an application of spatial autoregressive Tobit regression (English)
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JUN 21, 2018 WPS8488 Policy Research Working Paper
Spatial Analysis of Liberia’s Transport Connectivity and Potential Growth (English)
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JUN 06, 2018 127128 Publication
Firm location, transport connectivity, and agglomeration economies : Evidence from Liberia (English)
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APR 18, 2018 WPS8411 Policy Research Working Paper
Transport connectivity and health care access : evidence from Liberia (English)
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APR 18, 2018 WPS8413 Policy Research Working Paper
Ethiopia - Employment and Jobs Study (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 138803 Report
Output- and performance-based road contracts and agricultural production : evidence from Zambia (English)
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SEP 20, 2017 WPS8201 Policy Research Working Paper
Modal choice between rail and road transportation : evidence from Tanzania (English)
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AUG 29, 2017 WPS8174 Policy Research Working Paper
Rail transport and firm productivity : evidence from Tanzania (English)
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AUG 29, 2017 WPS8173 Policy Research Working Paper
Spatial autocorrelation panel regression : agricultural production and transport connectivity (English)
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JUN 06, 2017 WPS8089 Policy Research Working Paper
Port rail connectivity and agricultural production : evidence from a large sample of farmers in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 06, 2017 WPS8088
New rural access index : main determinants and correlation to poverty (English)
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NOV 02, 2016 WPS7876 Policy Research Working Paper
Sustainability of a residential CFL distribution program : evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 WPS7811 Policy Research Working Paper