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Buses, houses or cash ? socio-economic, spatial and environmental consequences of reforming public transport subsidies in Buenos Aires (English)

Transit subsidies in the urban area of Buenos Aires are high, amounting to a total of US$5 billion for 2012. They have been challenged on several counts: suspected of driving urban sprawl and associated infrastructure costs, diverting resources from system maintenance, and failing to reach the poor among others. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8166 AUG 14, 2017

Avner,Paolo; Mehndiratta,Shomik Raj; Viguie,Vincent; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

Kiribati - Food Crisis Response Operation Project (English)

The development objective of the Food Crisis Response Operation Project is to contribute to the Government of Kiribati's short-term efforts to improve the availability and affordability of food on the outer islands of Kiribati and encourage the production of local agricultural produce. ... See More +

Project Paper 59002 APR 15, 2011


Kiribati - Food Crisis Response Operation Project (English)

Project Information Document AB5762 JAN 24, 2011


Affordability and subsidies in public urban transport : what do we mean, what can be done? (English)

Subsidy policies on public urban transport have been adopted ubiquitously. In both developed and developing countries, subsidies are implemented to make transport more affordable. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4440 DEC 01, 2007

Estupinan, Nicolas; Gomez-Lobo, Andres; Munoz-Raskin, Ramon; Serebrisky,Tomas Disclosed

Public transport subsidies and affordability in Mumbai, India (English)

This paper describes the role of public transport and the nature and incidence of transport subsidies in Mumbai, India. Mumbai has an extensive rail and bus network, and public transport is used for over 75 percent of all motorized trips in Greater Mumbai. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4395 NOV 01, 2007

Cropper, Maureen; Bhattacharya, Soma Disclosed

Poland - Urban transport review (English)

This study grew out of the World Bank's analysis of urban transport in Warsaw, which identified the critical importance of this sector for the well-being of urban residents and the economic growth of cities. ... See More +

Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report 12962 SEP 08, 1995