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Growing through cities in developing countries (English)

This paper examines the effects of urbanization on development and growth. It begins with a labor market perspective and emphasizes the importance of agglomeration economies, both static and dynamic. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6818 MAR 01, 2014

Duranton, Gilles

Vietnam - Results-based Northern Mountains National Urban Development Program Project : environmental and social systems assessment (English)

The development objective of the Results-based Northern Mountains National Urban Development Program Project for Vietnam is to strengthen the capacity of participating northern mountains cities to plan, implement, and sustain urban infrastructure. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4463 FEB 28, 2014

Sri Lanka - Strategic Cities Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 6 of 6) : Environmental management and assessment framework : executive summary (English)

The development objective of the Strategic Cities Development Project for Sri Lanka is to bring about city transformation through strategic investments by leveraging on the city or city region's particular cultural and economic assets. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4353 JAN 17, 2014

Climate change adaptation planning in small and medium-sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) (English)

This issue focuses on a regional study and technical assistance initiative to strengthen climate adaptation planning for small and medium-sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). ... See More +

Brief 84441 JAN 01, 2014

Spanish

Climate change adaptation planning in small and medium-sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) : Planificacion para la adaptacion al cambio climatico (CC) en ciudades pequenas y medianas (Spanish)

This issue focuses on a regional study and technical assistance initiative to strengthen climate adaptation planning for small and medium-sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). ... See More +

Brief 84441 JAN 01, 2014

English

Jamaica - Inner City Basic Services for the Poor Project : restructuring (Vol. 2 of 2) : Data sheet (English)

The development objective of the Inner City Basic Services for the Poor Project for Jamaica is to improve quality of life in twelve Jamaican inner-city areas and poor urban informal settlements through improved access to basic urban infrastructure, financial services, land tenure regularization, enhanced community capacity and improvements in public safety. ... See More +

Project Paper 82689 NOV 20, 2013

Jamaica - Inner City Basic Services for the Poor Project : restructuring (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)

The development objective of the Inner City Basic Services for the Poor Project for Jamaica is to improve quality of life in twelve Jamaican inner-city areas and poor urban informal settlements through improved access to basic urban infrastructure, financial services, land tenure regularization, enhanced community capacity and improvements in public safety. ... See More +

Project Paper 82689 NOV 18, 2013

Bridging divides : enabling urban capabilities (English)

Cities benefit from two key conditions, both with direct implications for social, cultural, and economic integration. One is a large middle class and a large sector of modest profit-making firms, distinct from a sharp concentration of incomes and profits. ... See More +

Working Paper 84227 NOV 01, 2013

Sassen, Saskia

Entrepreneurship, public policy, and cities (English)

Since the 2008-09 global financial crises, interest among policy makers in promoting innovative, high-potential ventures has exploded. The emerging great hubs of entrepreneurial activity, like Bangalore, Dubai, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, and Tel Aviv, bear the unmistakable stamp of the public sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 84229 NOV 01, 2013

Lerner, Josh

Sustainable and smart cities (English)

This paper explores the challenges and opportunities that government officials face in designing coherent 'rules of the game' for achieving urban sustainability during times of growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 84231 NOV 01, 2013

Kahn, Matthew E.

Are cities the new growth escalator? (English)

Urban areas tend to have much more productive labor and higher salaries than rural areas, and there are vast differences across urban areas. Areas with high salaries and high productivity tend to have employers that invest in much more research and development than areas with low salaries and low productivity. ... See More +

Working Paper 84228 NOV 01, 2013

Moretti, Enrico

Analyzing urban systems : have megacities become too large? (English)

The trend toward ever greater urbanization continues unabated across the globe. According to the United Nations, by 2025 closes to 5 billion people will live in urban areas. ... See More +

Working Paper 84254 NOV 01, 2013

Desmet, Klaus; Rossi-Hansberg, Esteban

Urbanization and the geography of development (English)

This paper focuses on several interrelated key questions on the geography of development. Although we herald cities with their industrial bases as 'engines of growth,' does industrialization in fact drive urbanization? ... See More +

Working Paper 84232 NOV 01, 2013

Henderson, J. Vernon

Urbanization as opportunity (English)

Urbanization deserves urgent attention from policy makers, academics, entrepreneurs, and social reformers of all stripes. Nothing else will create as many opportunities for social and economic progress. ... See More +

Working Paper 84257 NOV 01, 2013

Fuller, Brandon; Romer, Paul

Trends : the shifting urban economic landscape - what does it mean for cities? (English)

Cities are the driving force of economic growth. According to the United Nations, more than half the world's people now live in urban areas - in towns and in cities of all sizes. ... See More +

Working Paper 84255 NOV 01, 2013

Dobbs, Richard; Remes, Jaana

Tourism in Africa : harnessing tourism for growth and improved livelihoods (English)

Tourism is one of the key industries driving the current economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). From a small base of just 6.7 million visitors in 1990, SSA attracted 33.8 million visitors in 2012. ... See More +

Brief 81835 OCT 01, 2013

Christie, Iain; Fernandes, Eneida; Messerli, Hannah; Twining-Ward, Louise

Rethinking cities : toward shared prosperity (English)

The great transition from farm to city is filled with economic, social, and political promise. Cities are the product of a triad of forces. This economic premise explores how the three forces of spatial transformation- physical infrastructure, human interactions, and public policy- come together and shape cities. ... See More +

Brief 81927 OCT 01, 2013

Glaeser, Edward; Joshi-Ghani, Abha

India's spatial development (English)

This note examines the recent spatial development of India. Services, and to a lesser extent manufacturing, are increasingly concentrating in high-density clusters. ... See More +

Brief 81339 SEP 01, 2013

Desmet, Klaus; Ghani, Ejaz; O'Connell, Stephen; Rossi-Hansberg, Esteban

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Growing through cities in developing countries (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6818 Policy Research Working Paper
Vietnam - Results-based Northern Mountains National Urban Development Program Project : environmental and social systems assessment (English)
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FEB 28, 2014 E4463 Environmental Assessment
Sri Lanka - Strategic Cities Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 6 of 6) : Environmental management and assessment framework : executive summary (English)
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JAN 17, 2014 E4353 Environmental Assessment
Bangladesh - Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) progress report for FY11-15 and Municipal Governance and Services Project : joint chair summary (English)
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JAN 14, 2014 84039 Board Summary
Climate change adaptation planning in small and medium-sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84441 Brief Spanish
Climate change adaptation planning in small and medium-sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) : Planificacion para la adaptacion al cambio climatico (CC) en ciudades pequenas y medianas (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2014 84441 Brief English
Jamaica - Inner City Basic Services for the Poor Project : restructuring (Vol. 2 of 2) : Data sheet (English)
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NOV 20, 2013 82689 Project Paper
Jamaica - Inner City Basic Services for the Poor Project : restructuring (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)
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NOV 18, 2013 82689 Project Paper
Bridging divides : enabling urban capabilities (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84227 Working Paper
Entrepreneurship, public policy, and cities (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84229 Working Paper
Sustainable and smart cities (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84231 Working Paper
Are cities the new growth escalator? (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84228 Working Paper
Analyzing urban systems : have megacities become too large? (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84254 Working Paper
Urbanization and the geography of development (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84232 Working Paper
Urbanization as opportunity (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84257 Working Paper
Trends : the shifting urban economic landscape - what does it mean for cities? (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84255 Working Paper
Congo, Democratic Republic of - Urban Development Project : procurement plan : Congo, Republlique Democratique du - Projet de Developpement Urbain : plan de passation des marches (French)
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OCT 10, 2013 82009 Procurement Plan
Tourism in Africa : harnessing tourism for growth and improved livelihoods (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 81835 Brief
Rethinking cities : toward shared prosperity (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 81927 Brief
India's spatial development (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 81339 Brief