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Cities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: A Story of Urban Growth and Decline was developed under the framework of the Spatial Development of Cities research program with the support of DFID. It…
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Urbanization provides South Asian countries with the potential to transform their economies to join the ranks of richer nations in both prosperity and livability, but the World Bank report Leveraging…
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By Paul Collier and Anthony J. Venables   Urbanization is an inherent part of economic development, yet its success in delivering jobs, productivity, and livability varies widely. This issue of the…
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By Paul Collier and Anthony J. Venables   This paper discusses the importance of infrastructure investment in growing cities. It argues that, in addition to its direct benefits, infrastructure…
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By Somik V. Lall   Built with great expectations to connect Africa with growing global trade in the 19th century, many of Africa’s cities today have economies that are predominantly local – not…
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By Julia Bird, Piero Montebruno, and Tanner Regan   This paper gives an overview of the role of slums in urban Africa, focusing on Nairobi. It reveals the characteristics of slums and how these have…
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By Shohei Nakamura, Rawaa Harati, Somik V. Lall, Yuri M. Dikhanov, Nada Hamadeh, William Vigil Oliver, Marko Olavi Rissanen and Mizuki Yamanaka (World Bank)   Although several studies have examined…
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By Simon Franklin, Spatial Economics Research Centre and London School of Economics This paper looks at the link between housing conditions and household income and labor market participation in…
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