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A dynamic spatial model of rural-urban transformation with public goods (English)

This paper develops a dynamic model that explains the pattern of population and production allocation in an economy with an urban location and a rural one. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7051 OCT 01, 2014

Biller, Dan; Andres, Luis; Cuberes, David Disclosed

Infrastructure gap in South Asia : infrastructure needs, prioritization, and financing (English)

If the South Asia region hopes to meet its development goals and not risk slowing down or even halting growth, poverty alleviation, and shared prosperity, it is essential to make closing its huge infrastructure gap a priority. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7032 SEP 01, 2014

Andres,Luis Alberto; Biller,S. A. Dan; Herrera Dappe,Matias Disclosed

Infrastructure gap in South Asia : inequality of access to infrastructure services (English)

The South Asia region is home to the largest pool of individuals living under the poverty line, coupled with a fast-growing population. The importance of access to basic infrastructure services on welfare and the quality of life is clear. ... See More +

WPS7033 SEP 01, 2014

Andres,Luis Alberto; Biller,S. A. Dan; Herrera Dappe,Matias Disclosed

Sharing prosperity by closing South Asia's infrastructure gap (English)

While South Asia's average gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the past decade was only slightly lower than in East Asia and the Pacific, the region significantly lags behind in terms of infrastructure access. ... See More +

Brief 88928 JUN 01, 2014

Andres,Luis Alberto; Basnyat,Ashma; Biller,S. A. Dan; Herrera Dappe,Matias Disclosed

Revitalizing industrial growth in Pakistan : trade, infrastructure, and environmental performance (English)

Pakistan’s population is growing and becoming more urbanized. By 2020, Karachi and Lahore will each have a population of well over 10 million people and several other cities will have a population of at least one million. ... See More +

Publication 89701 JAN 01, 2014

Sanchez-Triana,Ernesto; Biller,S. A. Dan; Nabi,Ijaz Disclosed

Reducing poverty by closing South Asia's infrastructure gap (English)

Despite recent rapid growth and poverty reduction, the South Asia Region (SAR) continues to suffer from a combination of insufficient economic growth, slow urbanization, and huge infrastructure gaps that together could jeopardize future progress. ... See More +

Working Paper 86432 DEC 01, 2013

Andres, Luis; Biller, Dan; Dappe, Matias Herrera Disclosed

Country partnership strategy for the United Mexican States (2014-2019) (English)

The Mexico country partnership strategy (CPS), covering FY2014-2019, is fully aligned with the goals of Mexico's national development plan (NDP) for 2013-2018 and supports the Government of Mexico's development agenda of increased productivity and inclusive and sustainable growth. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 83496 OCT 23, 2013

Bedoya, Harold; Freije, Samuel; Vila, Laura; Echeverria, Gloriana; Biller, Dan; Grandolini, Gloria M.; Albisetti, Roberto; Quintrell, Edith; Vish, Ravi Disclosed

Revitalizing manufacturing (English)

On a trend decline since 1960, Pakistan's economic growth is highly dependent on financial inflows of aid and worker's remittances. Manufacturing has great potential, though, based on a growing labor force and rising urbanization and connectivity, but its poor performance stems from its largely low-skilled labor force, poor commercial environment, and failure to diversify production and climb up the technology ladder. ... See More +

Brief 79569 JUN 19, 2013

Biller, Dan; Sanchez-Triana, Ernesto Disclosed

Investing in infrastructure : harnessing Its potential for growth in Sri Lanka (English)

The report starts with an overview and introduces the main findings. It addresses major constraints, instruments, and outcomes important to unleash the potential of infrastructure investments and policy fine-tuning. ... See More +

Publication 78300 JUN 03, 2013

Biller,S. A. Dan; Nabi,Ijaz Disclosed

Greening growth in Pakistan through transport sector reforms : strategic environmental, poverty, and social assessment (English)

The Government of Pakistan's (GoP's) 2011 Framework for Economic Growth seeks to place Pakistan on a sustained high economic growth path of 7 percent per year through measures to reduce the cost of doing business, improve the investment climate, and strengthen institutions. ... See More +

Publication 79263 JAN 01, 2013

Afzal,Javaid; Biller,S. A. Dan; Malik,Saima Sohail; Sanchez-Triana,Ernesto Disclosed

Policy options to address informal sector contamination in urban Latin America : the case of leather tanneries in Bogota, Colombia (English)

This paper builds on available literature about the informal sector and environmental policymaking. Its goal is to raise awareness about urban informal sector contamination and to establish an initial policy options framework to address it. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 15333 DEC 31, 1995

Biller, Dan; Quintero, Juan David

Successful environmental institutions : lessons from Colombia and Curitiba, Brazil (English)

This note examines broad questions of environmental institution building, focusing on basic elements that help explain an institution's success, possibly, applicable as well, to environmental government institutions in other countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 19830 DEC 31, 1994

Tlaiye, Laura; Biller, Dan

A partnership for environmental progress : the World Bank in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Sustainable economic development is inseparable from wise management of natural resources. In the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, debt and adjustment concerns that dominated the policy agenda only a few years ago have been superseded by the concerns of improving physical infrastructure, developing human resources, enhancing the participation of citizens in development, and protecting the environment. ... See More +

Working Paper 17509 SEP 30, 1994

Partridge, William; Biller, Dan; Greene, David; Ledec, George; Liebenthal, Andres; Onursal, Bekir; Quintero, Juan David; Serra, Teresa

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A dynamic spatial model of rural-urban transformation with public goods (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7051 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure gap in South Asia : infrastructure needs, prioritization, and financing (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7032 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure gap in South Asia : inequality of access to infrastructure services (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7033
Sharing prosperity by closing South Asia's infrastructure gap (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88928 Brief
Revitalizing industrial growth in Pakistan : trade, infrastructure, and environmental performance (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 89701 Publication
Reducing poverty by closing South Asia's infrastructure gap (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 86432 Working Paper
Country partnership strategy for the United Mexican States (2014-2019) (English)
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OCT 23, 2013 83496 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Revitalizing manufacturing (English)
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JUN 19, 2013 79569 Brief
Investing in infrastructure : harnessing Its potential for growth in Sri Lanka (English)
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JUN 03, 2013 78300 Publication
Greening growth in Pakistan through transport sector reforms : strategic environmental, poverty, and social assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 79263 Publication
Policy options to address informal sector contamination in urban Latin America : the case of leather tanneries in Bogota, Colombia (English)
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DEC 31, 1995 15333 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Successful environmental institutions : lessons from Colombia and Curitiba, Brazil (English)
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DEC 31, 1994 19830 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
A partnership for environmental progress : the World Bank in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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SEP 30, 1994 17509 Working Paper