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Transport corridors and their wider economic benefits : a critical review of the literature (English)

Transport corridors can generate wider economic benefits and costs through their effects on a potentially diverse set of development outcomes, such as economic growth, poverty, jobs, equity, environmental quality, and economic resilience. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8302 JAN 17, 2018

Roberts,Mark; Melecky,Martin; Bougna,Theophile; Xu,Yan-000462055 Disclosed

Appraisal econometrics for proposed transport corridors : optimal placement, intervention design, and wider economic benefits (English)

Transport corridors to stimulate regional integration and trade have become a popular development tool. But when they fail to generate the expected wider economic benefits, they can become wasteful or unequitable investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8269 DEC 11, 2017

Melecky,Martin Disclosed

The world is not yet flat : transport costs matter ! (English)

The paper provides evidence of the effects of changes in transport costs on the geographic concentration of industries. The analysis uses micro-level commodity flow data and micro-geographic plant-level data to construct industry-specific ad valorem trucking rates and continuous measures of geographic concentration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7862 OCT 17, 2016

Behrens,Kristian; Brown,W. Mark; Bougna Lonla,Theophile Disclosed

Opening up the markets for seed trade in Africa : Ouvrir les marchés au commerce des semences en Afrique (French)

Despite its vast agriculture potential, Africa is increasingly dependent on food imports from the rest of the world to satisfy its consumption needs. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 81834 OCT 01, 2013

Keyser,John C. English Disclosed

China - Global Environment Facility (GEF) City Cluster Eco-Transport Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 90740 SEP 24, 2013


Measuring the real size of the World economy : the framework, methodology, and research of the International Comparison Program (ICP) (English)

The International Comparison Program (ICP) has become not only the largest international statistical program in the world, but also the most complex. ... See More +

Publication 79451 JAN 01, 2013

Blades, Derek; Chen, Shaohua; Coonan, James; Deaton, Angus S. Disclosed

Planning for Uganda's urbanization (English)

Uganda has started its journey into urbanization and economic development. The pace of urbanization is picking up currently at 4.5 percent per year, and likely to accelerate with rising incomes. ... See More +

Working Paper 69523 JAN 01, 2012


Enhancing competitiveness of enterprises in Moldova : Aumentar la competitividad de las empresas en la República de Moldova (Spanish)

This Results Profile talks about enhancing enterprise competitiveness in Moldova. The unfavorable business environment was one of the main constraints to improvements in productivity and competitiveness of Moldovan enterprises. ... See More +

Brief 99802 APR 21, 2011

French, English Disclosed