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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

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

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

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 +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8088 JUN 06, 2017

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

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

A new measure of rural access to transport : using GIS data to inform decisions and attainment of the SDGs (English)

In rural areas of the developing world, where the majority of the poor live, good transport connectivity through road infrastructure and transport services is an essential part of the enabling environment for sustainable growth. ... See More +

Brief 102767 OCT 01, 2015

Iimi,Atsushi; Diehl,Adam Stone Disclosed

Firms’ locational choice and infrastructure development in Tanzania : instrumental variable spatial autoregressive model (English)

Agglomeration economies are among the most important factors in increasing firm productivity. However, there is little evidence supportive of this in Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7305 JUN 15, 2015

Iimi,Atsushi; Humphreys,Richard Martin; Melibaeva,Sevara Disclosed

Crop choice and infrastructure accessibility in Tanzania : subsistence crops or export crops ? (English)

Africa has great potential for agriculture. Although international commodity prices have been buoyant, Africa’s supply response seems to be weak. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7306 JUN 15, 2015

Iimi,Atsushi; Humphreys,Richard Martin; Melibaeva,Sevara Disclosed

Agriculture production and transport infrastructure in east Africa : an application of spatial autoregression (English)

Africa is estimated to have great potential for agricultural production, but there are a number of constraints inhibiting the development of that potential. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7281 JUN 01, 2015

Iimi,Atsushi; You,Liangzhi; Wood-Sichra,Ulrike; Humphrey,Richard Martin Disclosed

Firm inventory behavior in east Africa (English)

Firms normally keep certain inventories, including raw materials, work-in-progress, and finished goods, to operate seamlessly and not to miss possible business opportunities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7280 MAY 29, 2015

Iimi,Atsushi; Humphrey,Richard Martin; Melibaeva,Sevara Disclosed

Firms’ locational choice and infrastructure development in Rwanda (English)

Agglomeration economies are among the most important factors to increase firm productivity. However, there is little evidence supportive of this in Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7279 MAY 29, 2015

Iimi,Atsushi; Humphrey,Richard Martin; Melibaeva,Sevara Disclosed

Firm productivity and infrastructure costs in east Africa (English)

Infrastructure is an important driving force for economic growth. It reduces trade and transaction costs and stimulates the productivity of the economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7278 MAY 29, 2015

Iimi,Atsushi; Humphrey,Richard Martin; Melibaeva,Sevara Disclosed

Social and economic impacts of rural road improvements in the state of Tocantins, Brazil (English)

The aim of this paper is to provide feedback on the question of socioeconomic benefits from rural road development and the impact of transport infrastructure on the poor, particularly the poorest and the bottom 20 percent of the population. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7249 APR 23, 2015

Iimi,Atsushi; Lancelot,Eric R.; Manelici,Isabela; Ogita,Satoshi Disclosed

Evaluating the social and economic impacts of rural road improvements in the state of Tocantins, Brazil (English)

The aim of this paper is to provide feedback on the question of socioeconomic benefits from rural road development and the impact of transport infrastructure on the poor, particularly the poorest and the bottom 40 percent of the population. ... See More +

Working Paper 95574 APR 01, 2015

Iimi,Atsushi; Lancelot,Eric R.; Manelici,Isabela; Ogita,Satoshi Portuguese Disclosed

Evaluating the social and economic impacts of rural road improvements in the state of Tocantins, Brazil : Avaliando os impactos sociais e econômicos das melhorias das rodovias rurais no estado de Tocantins, Brasil (Portuguese)

The aim of this paper is to provide feedback on the question of socioeconomic benefits from rural road development and the impact of transport infrastructure on the poor, particularly the poorest and the bottom 40 percent of the population. ... See More +

Working Paper 95574 APR 01, 2015

Iimi,Atsushi; Lancelot,Eric R.; Manelici,Isabela; Ogita,Satoshi English Disclosed

Multidimensional auctions for public energy efficiency projects : evidence from the Japanese ESCO market (English)

Competitive bidding is an important policy tool to procure goods and services from the market at the lowest possible cost. Under traditional public procurement systems, however, it may be difficult to purchase highly customized objects, such as energy efficiency services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6485 JUN 01, 2013

Iimi, Atsushi Disclosed

Impact evaluation of free-of-charge CFL bulb distribution in Ethiopia (English)

Electricity infrastructure is one of the most important development challenges in Africa. While more resources are clearly needed to invest in new capacities, it is also important to promote energy efficiency and manage the increasing demand for power. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6383 MAR 01, 2013

Costolanski, Peter; Elahi, Raihan; Iimi, Atsushi; Kitchlu, Rahul Disclosed

Adapting road procurement to climate conditions (English)

The world's climate is changing. It is well recognized that technical standards and project specifications of public infrastructure have to be adjusted, depending on the climate. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6029 APR 01, 2012

Iimi, Atsushi; Benamghar, Radia Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
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
Rail transport and firm productivity : evidence from Tanzania (English)
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AUG 29, 2017 WPS8173 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
Port rail connectivity and agricultural production : evidence from a large sample of farmers in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 06, 2017 WPS8088 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
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
A new measure of rural access to transport : using GIS data to inform decisions and attainment of the SDGs (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 102767 Brief
Firms’ locational choice and infrastructure development in Tanzania : instrumental variable spatial autoregressive model (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 WPS7305 Policy Research Working Paper
Crop choice and infrastructure accessibility in Tanzania : subsistence crops or export crops ? (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 WPS7306 Policy Research Working Paper
Agriculture production and transport infrastructure in east Africa : an application of spatial autoregression (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 WPS7281 Policy Research Working Paper
Firm inventory behavior in east Africa (English)
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MAY 29, 2015 WPS7280 Policy Research Working Paper
Firms’ locational choice and infrastructure development in Rwanda (English)
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MAY 29, 2015 WPS7279 Policy Research Working Paper
Firm productivity and infrastructure costs in east Africa (English)
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MAY 29, 2015 WPS7278 Policy Research Working Paper
Social and economic impacts of rural road improvements in the state of Tocantins, Brazil (English)
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APR 23, 2015 WPS7249 Policy Research Working Paper
Evaluating the social and economic impacts of rural road improvements in the state of Tocantins, Brazil (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2015 95574 Working Paper Portuguese
Evaluating the social and economic impacts of rural road improvements in the state of Tocantins, Brazil : Avaliando os impactos sociais e econômicos das melhorias das rodovias rurais no estado de Tocantins, Brasil (Portuguese)
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APR 01, 2015 95574 Working Paper English
Multidimensional auctions for public energy efficiency projects : evidence from the Japanese ESCO market (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2013 WPS6485 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact evaluation of free-of-charge CFL bulb distribution in Ethiopia (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2013 WPS6383 Policy Research Working Paper
Adapting road procurement to climate conditions (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2012 WPS6029 Policy Research Working Paper