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Long-term effects of the Inca Road
Proximity to the Inca Road improved subsequent educational, development and labour outcomes, in particular for women.
The effect of infrastructure on firm gains from trade liberalisation: Evidence from Ethiopia
Improvements in road infrastructure magnify firm productivity gains from input tariff liberalisation
Incentivising quality of public infrastructure excludes users and worsens public health
A study of community toilets in India shows importance of fully subsidising basic services and of measures to prevent overcrowding and degradation
Learning from the urban past
From infrastructure to institutional development, the histories of the world’s largest cities provide key lessons for those in developing economies
Can women find trust in the market?
In markets in Lusaka where chiefs serve as arbiter of contract disputes, women are more likely to trust their male counterparts and to share and...
Defining emerging market cities using lights at night
Satellite imagery of night-time city lights suggests that agglomeration is skill-biased in Brazil, China, and India, as it is in developed economies
Africa's roads make the rich richer
Do politicians and presidents build roads to allow their citizens to get around, or is it primarily to make themselves richer?
Can ‘white elephants’ kill? Evidence from infrastructure development in Peru
Incomplete and abandoned sewerage projects can increase risks of early life mortality and impose significant public health costs on populations
Cities in the developing world
Should development economists focus more on analysis of cities?