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Ghani Ejaz; Kanbur Ravi; O'Connell Stephen D.Apr 01, 2014

This Economic Premise examines the intersection of four important development themes: urbanization, agglomeration, gender, and informality. Although urbanization has continued at a rapid pace, formalization...

Policy Research Working Paper
Prennushi G., Gupta A.Apr 01, 2014

The paper explores whether one of the largest programs in the world for women's empowerment and rural livelihoods, the Indira Kranti Patham in Andhra Pradesh, India, has had an impact on the economic and social ...

Working Paper
Mar 16, 2014

India's progress in economic and human development is one of the most significant global achievements of recent times. Between 2005 and 2010, India's share of global gross domestic product (GDP) increased from...

Policy Research Working Paper
Saleman Yannick, Jordan LukeMar 01, 2014

Industrial parks are as popular as they are controversial, in India and globally. At their best they align infrastructure provision and agglomeration economies to jolt industrial growth. More often, they generate ...

Policy Research Working Paper
Milazzo AnnamariaMar 01, 2014

This paper is the first to show that excess mortality among adult women can be partly explained by strong preference for male children, the same cultural norm widely known to cause excess mortality before birth...

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This city, India's largest, holds the record for crowded trains and congested roads. With World Bank support, Mumbai is revamping its transportation systems in one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects in the world.

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Regional Cooperation in South Asia

There are signs that South Asia, long the least integrated of the world’s regions, is beginning to see the advantages of greater regional cooperation and openness to trade. Read More »