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Generating Gridded Agricultural Gross Domestic Product for Brazil : A Comparison of Methodologies (Inglês)

This paper examines two new methods to generate gridded agricultural Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and compares the results with a traditional method. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8985 AUG 19, 2019

Chambers,Thomas Timothy; You,Liangzhi; Wood-Sichra,Ulrike; Ru,Yating; Blankespoor,Brian; Kalvelagen,Erwin Marinus Franciscus Disclosed

Temporary Trade Shocks, Spatial Reallocation, and Persistence in Developing Countries : Evidence from a Natural Experiment in West Africa (Inglês)

In response to rising inequality following decades of trade liberalization, many countries are adopting trade restrictions. Can temporary trade restrictions have long-lasting effects on the spatial distribution of employment and resource allocation? ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8962 AUG 06, 2019

Emran,M. Shahe; Shilpi,Forhad J.; Coulombe,Harold; Blankespoor,Brian Disclosed

Analysis of Spatial Patterns of Settlement, Internal Migration, and Welfare Inequality in Zimbabwe (Inglês)

This report aims to assess the spatial dimensions of settlement, internal migration, and welfare inequality in Zimbabwe, explore their relationship and implications, and identify policy options for addressing spatial disparities in social outcomes. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho 140129 APR 18, 2019

Swinkels,Robertus A; Norman-Monroe,Therese Christina; Blankespoor,Brian; Munditi,Nyasha Perseverance; Zvirereh,Herbert Disclosed

Measuring Mobility in Afghanistan Using Time-Cost Raster Models : Methodology Note (Inglês)

This note describes the methodology underlying a time-cost raster model to measure cross-country mobility. One direct application of this model is to measure service accessibility through the creation of catchment areas and is highlighted in the case study below. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho 133367 JAN 01, 2019

Kosmidou-Bradley,Walker Turnbull; Blankespoor,Brian Disclosed

Transport costs, comparative advantage, and agricultural development : evidence from Jamuna bridge in Bangladesh (Inglês)

This paper studies the effects of a large reduction in transport costs on agricultural development in a developing country, with a focus on the interactions among the comparative advantage and transport costs of a location, and the transport intensity and value of a commodity. ... Exibir mais +

WPS8509 JUL 09, 2018

Blankespoor,Brian; Emran,M. Shahe; Shilpi,Forhad J.; Xu,Lu - DECEE Disclosed

Bridge to bigpush or backwash ? market integration, reallocation, and productivity effects of Jamuna bridge in Bangladesh (Inglês)

This paper uses a quasi-experimental study of a major bridge construction in Bangladesh to understand the effects of a large reduction in trade costs on the pattern of structural change and agricultural productivity. ... Exibir mais +

WPS8508 JUL 09, 2018

Blankespoor,Brian; Emran,M. Shahe; Shilpi,Forhad J.; Xu,Lu - DECEE Disclosed

Obstacles on the road to Palestinian economic growth (Inglês)

This paper quantifies the impact of market access on local GDP in the West Bank, proxied by nighttime lights, using the deployment of road closure obstacles by the Israeli army between 2005 and 2012 as a quasi-natural experiment generating exogenous temporal and spatial variation in accessibility. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8385 MAR 27, 2018

Van Der Weide,Roy; Rijkers,Bob; Blankespoor,Brian; Abrahams,Alexei Sisulu Disclosed

Roads and the geography of economic activities in Mexico (Inglês)

This paper estimates the impacts of road improvements on local employment and specialization in Mexico for 1986-2014, through changes in access to domestic markets and travel costs to ports and the U.S. border. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8226 OCT 26, 2017

Blankespoor,Brian; Bougna Lonla,Theophile; Garduno Rivera,Rafael; Selod,Harris Disclosed

Urbanization and development : is Latin America and the Caribbean different from the rest of the world? (Inglês)

Two long-established stylized facts in the urban and development economics literatures are that: (a) a country's level of economic development is strongly positively correlated with its level of urbanization; and (b) a country's level of urbanization is strongly negatively correlated with the size of its agricultural sector. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS8019 MAR 30, 2017

Roberts,Mark; Blankespoor,Brian; Deuskar,Chandan; Stewart,Benjamin P. Inglês Disclosed

Climate change and water variability : do water treaties contribute to river basin resilience ? (Inglês)

Climate-driven water variability is a natural phenomenon observed across river basins, but predicted to increase due to climate change. Environmental change of this kind may aggravate political tensions, especially in regions that are not equipped with an appropriate institutional apparatus. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS7855 OCT 11, 2016

Dinar,Shlomi; Katz,David; De Stefano,Lucia; Blankespoor,Brian Disclosed

Roads and rural development in Sub-Saharan Africa (Inglês)

This paper assesses the relation between access to markets and cultivated land in Sub-Saharan Africa. Making use of a geo-referenced panel over three decades (1970-2005) during which the road network was significantly improved, the analysis finds a modest but significant positive association between increased market accessibility and local cropland expansion. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS7729 JUN 27, 2016

Berg,Claudia N.; Blankespoor,Brian; Selod,Harris Disclosed

Mangroves as protection from storm surges in a changing climate (Inglês)

Adaptation to climate change includes addressing sea level rise and increased storm surges in many coastal areas. Mangroves can substantially reduce the vulnerability of the adjacent coastal land from inundation and erosion. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS7596 MAR 14, 2016

Blankespoor,Brian; Dasgupta,Susmita; Lange,Glenn-Marie-000351319 Disclosed

Developing an adaptive global exposure model to support the generation of country : disaster risk profiles (Inglês)

Corresponding to increased realization of the impacts of natural hazards in recent years and the need for quantification of disaster risk, there has been increasing demand from the public sector for openly available disaster risk profiles. ... Exibir mais +

Artigo de revista 100197 SEP 08, 2015

Gunasekera,Rashmin; Ishizawa Escudero,Oscar Anil; Aubrecht,Christoph; Blankespoor,Brian; Murray,Siobhan; Pomonis,Antonios; Daniell,James Edward Disclosed

Where are Iraq’s poor? : mapping poverty in Iraq (Inglês)

Measuring poverty and tracking it over time is an important prerequisite to national economic planning. Absence of official data on household expenditure or poverty line hampered the ability of Iraqi policymakers to understand the extent of the problem, analyze their causes, and devise appropriate policies. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho 97644 JUN 23, 2015

Vishwanath,Tara; Sharma,Dhiraj; Krishnan,Nandini; Blankespoor,Brian Disclosed

Rwanda - Employment and jobs study (Inglês)

Fast growth in Rwanda since the turn of the century has been accompanied by solid poverty reduction. Between 2000 and 2013, gross domestic product (GDP) grew at eight percent per year, resulting in a 170 percent increase in real GDP. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho 96504 JUN 01, 2015

Bundervoet,Tom; Handjiski,Borko; Merotto,Dino Leonardo; Paci,Pierella; Ranzani,Marco; Blankespoor,Brian; Ishihara,Yoichiro; Nishiuchi,Toru Disclosed

Mali - Geography of poverty in Mali (Inglês)

This study discusses the impact of economic geography and (low) population density on development outcomes in Mali and explores how policies to reduce poverty can be made more effective by taking these two factors into account. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho 88880 APR 23, 2015

Hoogeveen,Johannes G. Disclosed

Protected areas and deforestation : new results from high resolution panel data (Inglês)

This paper investigates the effectiveness of protected areas in slowing tropical forest clearing in 64 countries in Asia/Pacific, Africa, and Latin America for the period 2001-2012. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS7091 NOV 01, 2014

Blankespoor, Brian; Dasgupta, Susmita; Wheeler, David Disclosed

Climate change, conflict, and cooperation : global analysis of the resilience of international river treaties to increased water variability (Inglês)

Although water variability has already been observed across river basins, climate change is predicted to increase variability. Such environmental changes may aggravate political tensions, especially in regions that are not equipped with an appropriate institutional apparatus. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS6916 JUN 01, 2014

Dinar, Shlomi; Katz, David; De Stefano, Lucia; Blankespoor, Brian Disclosed

Seeing is believing : poverty in the palestinian territories (Inglês)

The Palestinian Territories have a uniquely fragmented geography, characterized by the isolation of Gaza from the rest of the world, and the man-made barriers to mobility within the West Bank. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho 86038 JAN 01, 2014

Vishwanath, Tara; Blankespoor, Brian; Calandra, Faythe; Krishnan, Nandini; Mahadevan, Meera; Yoshida, Mobuo Disclosed

Romania - Competitive cities : reshaping the economic geography of Romania : Full report (Inglês)

This document examines the geographic distribution of employed individuals across Romania, the implications, and recommendations. Under optimal conditions, cities concentrate economic resources and human talent in a virtuous cycle of increasing urbanization that generates a diverse range of opportunities, enabling people to find better-paying jobs, companies to recruit employees with the right set of skills, and capital and ideas to flow across space more efficiently. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho 84324 DEC 26, 2013

Ionescu-Heroiu, Marcel; Burduja, Sebastian Ioan; Sandu, Dumitru; Cojocaru, Stefan; Blankespoor, Brian; Iorga, Elena; Moretti, Enrico; Moldovan, Ciprian; Man, Titus; Rus, Raularian; van der Weide, Roy Romeno, Inglês Disclosed

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Generating Gridded Agricultural Gross Domestic Product for Brazil : A Comparison of Methodologies (Inglês)
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AUG 19, 2019 WPS8985 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Temporary Trade Shocks, Spatial Reallocation, and Persistence in Developing Countries : Evidence from a Natural Experiment in West Africa (Inglês)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8962 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Analysis of Spatial Patterns of Settlement, Internal Migration, and Welfare Inequality in Zimbabwe (Inglês)
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APR 18, 2019 140129 Documento de Trabalho
Measuring Mobility in Afghanistan Using Time-Cost Raster Models : Methodology Note (Inglês)
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JAN 01, 2019 133367 Documento de Trabalho
Transport costs, comparative advantage, and agricultural development : evidence from Jamuna bridge in Bangladesh (Inglês)
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JUL 09, 2018 WPS8509
Bridge to bigpush or backwash ? market integration, reallocation, and productivity effects of Jamuna bridge in Bangladesh (Inglês)
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JUL 09, 2018 WPS8508
Obstacles on the road to Palestinian economic growth (Inglês)
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MAR 27, 2018 WPS8385 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Roads and the geography of economic activities in Mexico (Inglês)
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OCT 26, 2017 WPS8226 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Urbanization and development : is Latin America and the Caribbean different from the rest of the world? (Inglês)
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MAR 30, 2017 WPS8019 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas Inglês
Climate change and water variability : do water treaties contribute to river basin resilience ? (Inglês)
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OCT 11, 2016 WPS7855 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Roads and rural development in Sub-Saharan Africa (Inglês)
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JUN 27, 2016 WPS7729 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Mangroves as protection from storm surges in a changing climate (Inglês)
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MAR 14, 2016 WPS7596 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Developing an adaptive global exposure model to support the generation of country : disaster risk profiles (Inglês)
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SEP 08, 2015 100197 Artigo de revista
Where are Iraq’s poor? : mapping poverty in Iraq (Inglês)
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JUN 23, 2015 97644 Documento de Trabalho
Rwanda - Employment and jobs study (Inglês)
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JUN 01, 2015 96504 Documento de Trabalho
Mali - Geography of poverty in Mali (Inglês)
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APR 23, 2015 88880 Documento de Trabalho
Protected areas and deforestation : new results from high resolution panel data (Inglês)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7091 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Climate change, conflict, and cooperation : global analysis of the resilience of international river treaties to increased water variability (Inglês)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6916 Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas
Seeing is believing : poverty in the palestinian territories (Inglês)
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JAN 01, 2014 86038 Documento de Trabalho
Romania - Competitive cities : reshaping the economic geography of Romania : Full report (Inglês)
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DEC 26, 2013 84324 Documento de Trabalho Romeno, Inglês