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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
Duranton GillesMar 01,2014

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. It then ...

Brief
Mar 01,2014

This issue focuses on ways to minimize impact on vulnerable populations living in the Rio de Janeiro's mountainous region, particularly in regards to extreme flooding and devastating landslides. With the...

Brief
Feb 01,2014

Although Morocco has good water and sanitation infrastructure, service delivery in peri-urban areas remains a challenge. More than 1 million people currently lack access to safe water supply and sanitation ...

Publication
What a Waste: A Global Review of Solid Waste Management

This study projects a 70% global increase in urban solid waste, with the annual cost rising from $205 billion a year to $375 billion a year by 2025. Developing countries will face the greatest challenge. Read More »

Publication
The Economics of Uniqueness

This book explores how investing in historic city cores and cultural heritage assets for sustainable development can pay off in many ways for rapidly expanding cities. Read More »