Infrastructure & UrbanisationPage 5 out of 7
Satellite imagery: The future of tracking urban markets
Analysing night-light intensity provides a complementary, alternative analysis of the intensity of economic activity in areas around urban markets
Bridging the gap: Reducing rural isolation with new infrastructure
New bridges generated a 19% internal rate of return by mitigating the loss of wage income due to floods and inducing spillovers on farm productivity
What are the economic effects of landmine clearance?
Demining in Mozambique had a significant impact on the economy due to large positive spillovers
Why is labour mobility in India so low?
Rural insurance networks in India incentivise adult males to remain in villages, contributing to the country’s low rural-to-urban migration rates
Congestion pricing to solve traffic jams in Bangalore: Not so fast!
Congestion pricing is not as effective in reducing travel times as one might presume
Building effective and functioning cities
Ed Gleaser on why urbanisation is the best way to foster economic growth, and how cities should be planned.
Law of the land: Ethnic patronage in Kenya’s slums
Slum tenants face higher rents and lower investments when their landlord and chief share ethnicity, while gaining when their chief is a co-ethnic
Ghana’s infrastructure: The mystery of misspending
The primary cause of incomplete infrastructure projects in Ghana is poor financial planning. This video documents the evolution of this study.
The equitable benefits of Colombia’s bus rapid transit system
Investments in bus rapid transit systems can lead to large returns that benefit the high-skilled more than we might expect