Showing all Projects in Cities

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    Options for the design of a Greater Kampala Metropolitan Authority

    Around the world, metropolitan areas are some of the most important hubs for economic activity. In many developing countries, in particular, metropolitan areas are major contributors to the economic success of their countries but they also face serious challenges in terms of pollution, transportation gridlock, urban sprawl, deteriorating infrastructure, crime, rising...

    22 Nov 2017 | Enid Slack

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    The implications of worker, match and firm heterogeneity for unemployment and self-employment in Ethiopia

    More than half of the labour force in Addis Ababa is self-employed, in casual or temporary employment, or unemployed (2012 Urban Employment and Unemployment Survey of the Ethiopian CSA). These numbers are similar in other sub-Saharan African economies but much smaller in developed economies. To understand whether policies can affect these outcomes, and if so, how, it is...

    24 Oct 2017 | Markus Poschke

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    Mapping the urban world: Integrating high-resolution satellite imagery and night light data

    Tracking how an economy allocates resources across space and time is difficult. Reliable data sources, particularly from developing countries, are scarce. Those that do exist (e.g., population censuses) are typically measured at low frequencies, difficult to obtain, hard to compare across countries, and available only for coarse spatial units (e.g., districts or counties)....

    12 Oct 2017 | Gordon Hanson, Amit Khandelwal, Ran Goldblatt

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    African cities background: Kampala – a policy narrative

    This policy narrative examines the urban development of Kampala from its pre-colonial past to the present day. It covers both the spatial development of the city as well as its economic development. Special emphasis is given to the historical development of the city’s structure of governance, land and housing markets, and transportation networks. The analysis uses a wide...

    9 Oct 2017 | Patricia Jones, Julia Bird, Charles Beck, Astrid Haas

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    KCCA research programme and operational framework development

    This project is supporting the development of an internal research program to serve as the KCCA’s main team to support of research, analysis and evaluation of strategies and projects. It will achieve this by compiling a knowledge repository, documenting key expectations, compiling the most important research questions, discerning impacts of projects, programmes and...

    9 Oct 2017 | Patrick Musoke, Edison Masereka, Damalie Nyamatte , Eleth Nakazzi, Diana Rubalema , Astrid Haas

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    Considerations of urban land use planning under Kampala’s land tenure system

    Kampala is a city that was originally planned for 150,000 inhabitants. Current estimates predict that the daytime population already exceeds 4 million people. Furthermore, the city is rapidly urbanising and the World Bank estimates that the population will reach over 20 million people by 2040. However, much of the urbanisation to date has happened in an unplanned fashion,...

    9 Oct 2017 | Thierry Hoza Ngoga

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    Transport in a congested city: A computable general equilibrium model applied to Kampala City

    This research develops and applies a quantitative model of internal city structure to analyse the impacts of transport improvement in Kampala, Uganda. Using a Spatial Computable General Equilibrium Model, the researchers develop a simulated version of a city in which firms and households choose their location decisions according to the cost of commuting and transporting...

    9 Oct 2017 | Louise Bernard, Julia Bird, Tony Venables

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    Cost effective panel data collection for Kampala

    This Kampala based study will pilot methods for collecting low-cost, high-frequency panel survey data that improves on existing data sources in three ways. The data will provide information about prices (consumer prices, wages, and rents) at the individual and location level; The data will allow for the creation of commuting flows at the individual (or group)...

    9 Oct 2017 | Gharad Bryan, Simon Franklin, Julia Bird, Astrid Haas

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    Scoping trip: Introducing a formal bus system into Kampala

    Kampala is a heavily congested city, and its current transport infrastructure is inadequate. With the help of the IGC, Jit Bajpai, a seasoned urban transport economist, met with stakeholders for transport in Kampala to discuss the reform process, and how the formalisation of the transport system can be successfully carried through. Recommendations included the...

    5 Sep 2017 | Jit Bajpai , Astrid Haas

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    Impact of traffic infrastructure on urban land use in Dhaka

    Dhaka is infamous for its severe traffic congestion. Road traffic is almost the only transportation mode available in the city as of 2015, and the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is planned to open in 2019. Previous studies have noted that such traffic congestion constraints the economic activity of the city. For example, Muzzini and Aparicio (2013) document that traffic...

    7 Jul 2017 | Yuhei Miyauchi, Abhijit Banerjee