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    Job creation ecosystems in African secondary cities: A study of Uganda

    Both international organisations and African governments increasingly acknowledge that secondary cities are pivotal in fostering the development of inclusive, productive and job-rich growth. However, despite the growing emphasis on balanced urbanisation processes and investment in secondary cities, national strategies around these issues are often devised with little...

    6 Nov 2019 | Gregory Randolph, Miljan Sladoje, Sabina Dewan

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    Refugees and the choice between cities and settlements: Evidence from Uganda

    In 2018, Uganda hosted approximately 1.2 million refugees from various countries such as South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The country’s refugee policy, which has been praised internationally, entitles refugees to a small plot of land to cultivate, food ratios and rights to access the same health and education services like the ones offered to...

    6 Nov 2019 | Francesco Loiacono, Mariajose Silva Vargas

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    Scoping visit: Job creation ecosystems in African secondary cities

    Both international organisations and African governments increasingly acknowledge that secondary cities are pivotal in fostering the development of inclusive, productive and job-rich growth. Despite the growing emphasis on balanced urbanisation processes and investment in secondary cities, national strategies around these issues are often devised without giving attention to...

    10 Oct 2019 | Gregory Randolph, Sabina Dewan, Kartik Akileswaran

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    The institutional and urban design of Gwadar City

    The institutional framework and urban design of cities in today's world is key to their future prosperity as centres of intellectual excellence and as propellers of global economic growth. This project focuses on Gwadar city and explores the optimal administrative structure and policy initiatives feeding into its urban design that can help spur economic growth in the...

    20 Sep 2019 | Muhammad Naveed Iftikhar, Komal Shakeel, Liou Xie

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    The impact of infrastructure improvement on urban life quality and firm output

    Zambia has embarked on an aggressive agenda of road-building in its bid for growth over the past couple of decades. Since landlocked countries tend to grow more slowly due to reduced openness to trade, infrastructure development is particularly critical for growth. Research shows that after reaching a certain level of infrastructure capacity, the continued construction...

    16 Aug 2019 | Cong Peng, Wen Chen

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    Economic geography of Rwanda

    The purpose of this research project is to provide policymakers with more detailed insights into the structure of economic activities in secondary cities across Rwanda and to fill a gap in the literature with respect to the magnitude and direction of inter-regional trade within the country. The economic development of secondary cities is a key priority for the Government of...

    16 Aug 2019 | Anirudh Rajashekar, Marion Richard, Dimitri Stoelinga

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    Women’s experiences of agency and mobility in the megacity of Karachi and their labour force participation

    Economic growth in South Asia is associated with employment, and improved job quality in particular. However, employment rates in South Asia overtime have remained stubborn and below those in other regions, largely attributed to persistently low female employment and participation rates (Nayar et al. 2012). Female youth labour force participation (LFP) rates in South Asia...

    30 Apr 2019 | Asad Sayeed, Natasha Ansari

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    Understanding unplanned settlement dynamics in the city of Kigali

    Kigali is Rwanda’s main urban centre and accommodates about half the urban population. Rapid urban growth in Kigali has led to the development of unplanned settlements. Unplanned areas, characterised by inferior living conditions such as limited access to infrastructure, limited plot accessibility, and rudimentary housing construction-materials, pose a long-term risk to...

    20 Feb 2019 | Patrick Hitayezu, Anirudh Rajashekar, Dimitri Stoelinga

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    Urbanisation in Rwanda: Future driver of growth

    Urbanisation affects where individuals live, what firms produce, and the composition of the local economy. Researchers wrote a policy note on key challenges to urbanisation in Rwanda They recommended that the Rwandan government should look at urbanisation beyond the strict definition of investment in structures, and should also focus more broadly at rural-urban...

    16 Jan 2019 | Sally Murray

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    Housing need in Kigali

    The Government of Rwanda would like to understand the quantity of housing need in Kigali, and to update it from an earlier 2012 study conducted by the European Union, as well as to understand how to expand low-cost housing. This project estimates: i) the quantity of housing needed in Kigali, Rwanda; and ii) the purchasing power of tenant and mortgage-holding...

    8 Jan 2019 | Jonathan Bower, Sally Murray, Robert Buckley, Laura Wainer