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    Urbanisation, growth, and poverty reduction: The role of secondary towns

    Researchers find that secondary towns are better at reducing poverty than mega cities and believe this is a result of their closer proximity to the rural poor. The push to middle-income status, which Tanzania aspires to, cannot be driven purely by concentrating on growth engines in the largest cities. Carefully thought-through secondary town development...

    28 Jul 2015 | Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt

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    Household characteristics and the elasticity of demand for water

    Survey data indicates that households have low levels of awareness of their marginal water price which undermines the incentives intended in the water tariff structure. Researchers provide selected households with accurate information on the marginal water price they face to measure whether this would elicit a behavioural response and how this response would...

    21 Jul 2015 | Kelsey Jack, Seema Jayachandran

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    The role of government in sustaining transport mobility and accessibility in Rwanda

    The need to avoid congestion blighting efficiency is the greatest challenge to business development in Rwanda Journey times and costs as well as rapid urbanisation pose a significant impediment to business productivity IGC researchers suggested a number of ways to improve policies and implementation Journey times and costs as well as rapid urbanisation...

    22 Apr 2015 | Jit Bajpai

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    Government support for low income housing in Kigali

    Affordable housing for the (majority) low income population, will be key to successful urbanisation in Rwanda This study analysed the Government’s draft Ministerial Instructions regarding government support for low cost housing development The researchers made specific recommendations to deliver affordability for occupiers and attractiveness for...

    22 Apr 2015 | Robert Buckley

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    Scoping study on Urbanisation in Zambia

    Urbanisation in Zambia has the potential to help the country to grow from poverty into prosperity Researchers met with about 50 different stakeholders to understand the country’s urbanisation challenges With the support of the Zambian government, two urbanisation projects were commissioned from this visit Developing countries are rapidly urbanising...

    17 Apr 2015 | Edward Glaeser, Nava Ashraf

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    Infrastructure and Well-being: Employment Effects of Jamuna Bridge in Bangladesh

    This study particularly focuses on the structures of poverty reduction effects, of a large infrastructure, such as job transformation and non-farm employments. We particularly focus on the impact of Jamuna multipurpose bridge (JMB), the largest bridge as well as the ever largest infrastructure in Bangladesh, on labour market integration. Jamuna River, one of the main water...

    13 Feb 2015 | Minhaj Mahmud, Yasuyuki Sawada

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    Delivering affordable housing and supporting infrastructure in Kigali, Rwanda

    Rwanda, one of the least urbanized countries in Africa, is expecting large increase in its share of urban population from current 17% to 35% by 2020, in other words an annual urban growth of 9 percent. Considering the inability of many rural farms to provide a subsistence livelihood, high urbanization rates are inevitable. The national economic plan (EDPRS II) recognizes...

    13 Feb 2015 | Robert Buckley, Jit Bajpai

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    Population growth, internal migration, and urbanisation in Tanzania - Phase 2

    The aim of this project is to make use of the migration and urbanisation propensities obtained in Phase 1 to shed light on what is driving migration and urbanisation in Tanzania, thereby providing a stronger evidential basis for policies affecting internal migration and urbanisation. Specifically, Phase 2 aims to investigate how regions with high rural out-migration differ...

    13 Feb 2015 | Hugh Wenban-Smith

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    Water pricing to promote equity, efficiency and sustainability in the growing city of Faisalabad

    The proposed project aims at investigating the water pricing strategies that can help in improving the allocative efficiency, achieving equity and sustainability. This research will build on existing literature on water pricing to analyze residential water demand in Faisalabad by taking into consideration the prevailing pricing structure (both public and private) and water...

    19 Jan 2015 | Saleem Ali, Usman Mirza, Shabbir Ahmad

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    Urban transportation, labour markets, and access to economic opportunity: Evidence from Lahore’s Bus Rapid Transit System

    The Lahore Bus Rapid Transit System (conventionally, Lahore Metrobus) has dramatically altered the public transport landscape of Lahore, providing subsidised urban mobility to over 140,000 people along Ferozpur Road of Lahore each day. The purpose of this project is to analyze the impact of the Lahore Metrobus project on employment and human capital investment. By...

    11 Dec 2014 | Anjum Altaf, Katherine Vyborny, Ammar A Malik, Hadia Majid