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East Asia and Pacific cities : expanding opportunities for the urban poor (English)

Urbanization in East Asia and the Pacific has created enormous opportunity for many. Yet the rapid growth of cities can also create challenges as national and local governments try to keep up with the needs of their growing populations. ... See More +

Publication 117827 JUL 27, 2017

Baker,Judy L.; Gadgil,Gauri Uday Disclosed

Philippines - Urbanization review : fostering competitive, sustainable and inclusive cities (English)

Urbanization is a driving force for growth and poverty reduction. Globally, over 80 percent of economic activity is concentrated in cities, and cities are essential for lifting millions of people out of poverty through the opportunities that density and agglomeration can bring with jobs, services, and innovation. ... See More +

Working Paper 114088 MAR 31, 2017

Baker,Judy L. Disclosed

Philippines - Urbanization review : fostering competitive, sustainable and inclusive cities (Vol. 2) : executive summary (English)

Urbanization is a driving force for growth and poverty reduction. Globally, over 80 percent of economic activity is concentrated in cities, and cities are essential for lifting millions of people out of poverty through the opportunities that density and agglomeration can bring with jobs, services, and innovation. ... See More +

Working Paper 114088 MAR 31, 2017

Baker,Judy L.; Watanabe,Makiko; Soriano,Bernice Anne Varona; Limkin,Joseph Louie C.; Shi,Tuo; Hooton,Christopher Alex; Piatkowski,Marcin Miroslaw; Sivaev,Dmitry; Lasida Adji,Farida; Toborowicz,Jerzy Jakub; Tang,Lawrence; Nebrija,Julia Catherine; Eleazar,Floradema; Martinez,Marilyn Tolosa; Cuttaree,Vickram Disclosed

Achieving a system of competitive cities in Malaysia : Main report (English)

The main report includes an introductory chapter covering the context, analytical framework, and methodology for the study; chapter two covers main findings and policy recommendations related to economic growth in cities; chapter three provides detailed spatial analysis on land use and a review of local development strategies for the cities covered in the report; chapter four discusses institutional issues related to urban planning, development and service delivery; chapter five includes analysis on urban poverty, inequality and social inclusion, particularly as it relates to urban youth as broader issues of social inclusion are covered in other recent studies; and the concluding chapter (six) presents cross-cutting issues related to implementation of the recommended policy options including institutional responsibilities, time horizon and prioritization, and data sharing. ... See More +

Working Paper 102222 DEC 17, 2015

Baker,Judy L. Disclosed

Achieving a system of competitive cities in Malaysia (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)

The main report includes an introductory chapter covering the context, analytical framework, and methodology for the study; chapter two covers main findings and policy recommendations related to economic growth in cities; chapter three provides detailed spatial analysis on land use and a review of local development strategies for the cities covered in the report; chapter four discusses institutional issues related to urban planning, development and service delivery; chapter five includes analysis on urban poverty, inequality and social inclusion, particularly as it relates to urban youth as broader issues of social inclusion are covered in other recent studies; and the concluding chapter (six) presents cross-cutting issues related to implementation of the recommended policy options including institutional responsibilities, time horizon and prioritization, and data sharing. ... See More +

Working Paper 102222 NOV 01, 2015

Baker,Judy L.; Lee, Marcus Disclosed

Achieving a system of competitive cities in Malaysia (Vol. 3) : Annexes (English)

The main report includes an introductory chapter covering the context, analytical framework, and methodology for the study; chapter two covers main findings and policy recommendations related to economic growth in cities; chapter three provides detailed spatial analysis on land use and a review of local development strategies for the cities covered in the report; chapter four discusses institutional issues related to urban planning, development and service delivery; chapter five includes analysis on urban poverty, inequality and social inclusion, particularly as it relates to urban youth as broader issues of social inclusion are covered in other recent studies; and the concluding chapter (six) presents cross-cutting issues related to implementation of the recommended policy options including institutional responsibilities, time horizon and prioritization, and data sharing. ... See More +

Working Paper 102222 NOV 01, 2015

Baker,Judy L.; Lee, Marcus Disclosed

Indonesia - Urban poverty and program review : Indonesia - Kemiskinan perkotaan dan ulasan program (Bahasa (Indonesian))

This policy note provides a summary of extensive analysis carried out on urban poverty in Indonesia today and a review of main urban poverty programs, with the objective of providing the basis for an urban poverty reduction strategy. ... See More +

Policy Note 79895 JAN 01, 2013

Baker, Judy L.; Burger, Nicholas; Glick, Peter; Perez-Arce, Francisco; Rabinovich, Lisa; Rana, Yashodhara; Srinivasan, Sinduja; Yoong, Joanne English Disclosed

Indonesia - Urban poverty and program review (English)

This policy note provides a summary of extensive analysis carried out on urban poverty in Indonesia today and a review of main urban poverty programs, with the objective of providing the basis for an urban poverty reduction strategy. ... See More +

Policy Note 79895 JAN 01, 2013

Baker, Judy L.; Burger, Nicholas; Glick, Peter; Perez-Arce, Francisco; Rabinovich, Lisa; Rana, Yashodhara; Srinivasan, Sinduja; Yoong, Joanne Bahasa (Indonesian) Disclosed

Indonesia - Evaluation of the urban community driven development program : Program Nasional Pemberdayaan Masyarakat Mandiri Perkotaan (PNPM-Urban) : Indonesia - Evaluasi program pembangunan berbasis masyarakat (CDD) perkotaan : Program Nasional Pemberdayaan Masyarakat Mandiri Perkotaan (PNPM-Urban) (Indonesian-Malay)

Indonesia's Program Nasional Pemberdayaan Masyarakat (PNPM) is the largest Community Driven Development (CDD) program in the world covering all urban wards (PNPM-Urban) and rural villages (PNPM-Rural) in Indonesia. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 79903 JAN 01, 2013

Baker, Judy L.; Burger, Nicholas; Glick, Peter; Perez-Arce, Francisco; Rabinovich, Lila; Yoong, Joanne; Sikoki, Bondan; Suriastini, Wayan; Alfah, Dani; Schuler, Nina; Dwiyani, Risye; Hermissari, Evi; Sari, Kumala; Shah, Fatima; Soraya, George; Trohanis, Zoe; Weetjens, Jan English Disclosed

Indonesia - Evaluation of the urban community driven development program : Program Nasional Pemberdayaan Masyarakat Mandiri Perkotaan (PNPM-Urban) (English)

Indonesia's Program Nasional Pemberdayaan Masyarakat (PNPM) is the largest Community Driven Development (CDD) program in the world covering all urban wards (PNPM-Urban) and rural villages (PNPM-Rural) in Indonesia. ... See More +

Other Urban Study 79903 JAN 01, 2013

Baker, Judy L.; Burger, Nicholas; Glick, Peter; Perez-Arce, Francisco; Rabinovich, Lila; Yoong, Joanne; Sikoki, Bondan; Suriastini, Wayan; Alfah, Dani; Schuler, Nina; Dwiyani, Risye; Hermissari, Evi; Sari, Kumala; Shah, Fatima; Soraya, George; Trohanis, Zoe; Weetjens, Jan Indonesian-Malay Disclosed

Urban risk assessments : understanding disaster and climate risk in cities (English)

The rapid and oft en unplanned expansion of cities is exposing more people and economic assets to the risk of disasters and the effects of climate change. ... See More +

Publication 70982 JUN 22, 2012

Dickson, Eric; Baker, Judy L.; Hoornweg, Daniel; Tiwari, Asmita Disclosed

Climate change, disaster risk, and the urban poor : cities building resilience for a changing world : Climate change, disaster risk, and the urban poor : cities building resilience for a changing World (English)

Poor people living in slums are at particularly high risk from the impacts of climate change and natural hazards. They live on the most vulnerable land within cities, typically areas deemed undesirable by others and thus affordable. ... See More +

Publication 68358 APR 17, 2012

Baker,Judy L. Disclosed

Handshake : IFC's quarterly journal on public-private partnerships (4) (English)

This issue includes the following headings: mass rapid transit: a tool for urban expansion; financing: beyond sovereign guarantees; and low-income housing: lessons from Latin America. ... See More +

Newsletter 80654 JAN 01, 2012

Andrés, Luis; Baeumler,Axel E. N.; Baker,Judy L.; Bhagat,Vipul; Buckholtz, Alison [editor]; Chatterton,Isabel; Cobbett,William; Delay,Jeanine; Delmon,Jeffrey John; Delmon,Victoria Hilda Rigby; Ehrhardt,David; Gallo,Joshua; Gawith, Isabella; Hoornweg,Daniel A.; Ijjasz-Vasquez,Ede Jorge; Joshi-Ghani,Abha; Leber,John; Mandri-Perrott,Xavier Cledan; Marin,Philippe; Mehndiratta,Shomik Raj; Oliveira, Tanya Scobie [editor]; Perard,Edouard; Russell, Cathy; Samad,Taimur; Sislen,David N. Disclosed

Climate change, disaster risk, and the urban poor : cities building resilience for a changing world (Vol. 2) : Summary (English)

Poor people living in slums are at particularly high risk from the impacts of climate change and natural hazards. They live on the most vulnerable land within cities, typically areas deemed undesirable by others and thus affordable. ... See More +

Publication 68358 JUN 01, 2011

Baker,Judy L. Disclosed

Private sector initiatives in slum upgrading (English)

This paper is intended to explore the challenges and opportunities for scaling up private participation in urban upgrading activities and the models through which this can happen. ... See More +

Working Paper 48928 MAY 01, 2009

Baker, Judy L.; McClain, Kim; Disclosed

Opportunities and challenges for small scale private service providers in electricity and water supply : evidence from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, and the Philippines (English)

Many developing countries are falling short on delivering basic infrastructure services to their populations. An estimated 1 billion people are without safe water, and 1.6 billion are without electricity. ... See More +

Working Paper 53504 JAN 01, 2009

Baker, Judy L. Disclosed

Impacts of financial, food, and fuel crisis on the urban poor (English)

The urban poor are particularly vulnerable in times of crisis due to their heavy reliance on the cash economy, job losses and wage reductions in urban based industries, and no agricultural production to fall back on. ... See More +

Brief 47525 DEC 01, 2008

Baker, Judy L.; Disclosed

Urban poverty : a global view (English)

This paper provides an overview on what has been learned about urban poverty over the past decade with a focus on what is new and what the implications are for the World Bank going forward in an increasingly urbanized world. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 43028 JAN 01, 2008

Baker , Judy L Disclosed

A review of urban development issues in poverty reduction strategies (English)

The purpose of this paper is to provide a focused review of the coverage of urban development issues in a sample of PRSPs to learn from the experiences with the aim of providing insight from these lessons to more effectively integrate urban priorities in poverty reduction strategies. ... See More +

Working Paper 40215 JUN 01, 2007

Baker, Judy; Reichardt, Iwona

Integrated urban uprading for the poor : the experience of Ribeira Azul, Brazil (English)

This study looks at the experience of integrated urban upgrading in a low-income neighborhood of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Infrastructure and social investments have been made in the community through a government program, with community participation playing a major role in the design and implementation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3861 MAR 01, 2006

Baker, Judy L. Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
East Asia and Pacific cities : expanding opportunities for the urban poor (English)
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JUL 27, 2017 117827 Publication
Philippines - Urbanization review : fostering competitive, sustainable and inclusive cities (English)
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MAR 31, 2017 114088 Working Paper
Philippines - Urbanization review : fostering competitive, sustainable and inclusive cities (Vol. 2) : executive summary (English)
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MAR 31, 2017 114088 Working Paper
Achieving a system of competitive cities in Malaysia : Main report (English)
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DEC 17, 2015 102222 Working Paper
Achieving a system of competitive cities in Malaysia (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 102222 Working Paper
Achieving a system of competitive cities in Malaysia (Vol. 3) : Annexes (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 102222 Working Paper
Indonesia - Urban poverty and program review : Indonesia - Kemiskinan perkotaan dan ulasan program (Bahasa (Indonesian))
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JAN 01, 2013 79895 Policy Note English
Indonesia - Urban poverty and program review (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 79895 Policy Note Bahasa (Indonesian)
Indonesia - Evaluation of the urban community driven development program : Program Nasional Pemberdayaan Masyarakat Mandiri Perkotaan (PNPM-Urban) : Indonesia - Evaluasi program pembangunan berbasis masyarakat (CDD) perkotaan : Program Nasional Pemberdayaan Masyarakat Mandiri Perkotaan (PNPM-Urban) (Indonesian-Malay)
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JAN 01, 2013 79903 Other Urban Study English
Indonesia - Evaluation of the urban community driven development program : Program Nasional Pemberdayaan Masyarakat Mandiri Perkotaan (PNPM-Urban) (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 79903 Other Urban Study Indonesian-Malay
Urban risk assessments : understanding disaster and climate risk in cities (English)
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JUN 22, 2012 70982 Publication
Climate change, disaster risk, and the urban poor : cities building resilience for a changing world : Climate change, disaster risk, and the urban poor : cities building resilience for a changing World (English)
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APR 17, 2012 68358 Publication
Handshake : IFC's quarterly journal on public-private partnerships (4) (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 80654 Newsletter
Climate change, disaster risk, and the urban poor : cities building resilience for a changing world (Vol. 2) : Summary (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 68358 Publication
Private sector initiatives in slum upgrading (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 48928 Working Paper
Opportunities and challenges for small scale private service providers in electricity and water supply : evidence from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, and the Philippines (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2009 53504 Working Paper
Impacts of financial, food, and fuel crisis on the urban poor (English)
See More +
DEC 01, 2008 47525 Brief
Urban poverty : a global view (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2008 43028 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
A review of urban development issues in poverty reduction strategies (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 40215 Working Paper
Integrated urban uprading for the poor : the experience of Ribeira Azul, Brazil (English)
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MAR 01, 2006 WPS3861 Policy Research Working Paper