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Journal Article
Evaluating multiple spatial dimensions of economic growth in Brazil using spatial panel data models

The goal of this paper is to evaluate the results of regional economic growth model estimations at multiple spatial scales using spatial panel data models...

Econometric models Economic growth Panel analysis
Book Chapter
Youth in Tanzania’s Urbanizing Mining Settlements: Prospecting a Mineralized Future

From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization

Economic development Labor supply Natural resources
Book Chapter
Cities of Youth: Post-Millennial Cases of Mobility and Sociality

From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization

Economic aspects (Income distribution) Urban economics Economic aspects (Youth)
Journal Article
Opposition Politics and Urban Service Delivery in Kampala, Uganda

Part of Journal Special Issue Urban Governance and Service Delivery in sub-Saharan Africa

Central planning Economic policy Local government
Journal Article
Vertical Decentralisation and Urban Service Delivery in South Africa: Does Politics Matter?

Part of Journal Special Issue Urban Governance and Service Delivery in sub-Saharan Africa

Fiscal policy Intergovernmental fiscal relations State governments
Journal Article
The Efficiency of India's Cities: Is There a Case to Finance Them?

One reason for unsatisfactory public service delivery in Indian cities is that city finances are in poor condition...

Land tenure Public investments Public utilities
Working Paper
Youth in Tanzania’s Urbanizing Mining Settlements: Prospecting a Mineralized Future

Over the last fifteen years many African countries have experienced a ‘mining take-off’...

Economic development Labor supply Natural resources
Working Paper
Cities of Youth: Post-Millennial Cases of Mobility and Sociality

With a focus on cities in eastern and southern Africa, this paper draws on recent scholarship and my own research in Lusaka, Zambia, to analyse pathways for, and challenges to, greater social mobility for youth against the background of economic, pol...

Economic aspects (Income distribution) Urban economics Economic aspects (Youth)
Research Brief
Divided Authority in Kampala, Uganda

Favouritism of government controlled councils is most distinct through interference in local politics rather than through funding mechanisms...

Central planning Economic policy Local government
Research Brief
Decentralization in South Africa: The Role of Politics

In the WIDER Working Paper ‘Vertical Decentralization and Urban Service Delivery in South Africa: Does Politics Matter?’ Robert Cameron looks at the ways in which politics affects decentralization and service delivery in South Africa...

Fiscal policy Intergovernmental fiscal relations State governments
Blog
From The Editor's Desk (December 2012)

Tony Addison This year has rushed by at speed. For UNU-WIDER it’s been a year of big successes. We will have published some 110 working papers by the end of December, up from 96 in 2011 (go here for the latest list)...

Economic aspects (Economic development) Economic aspects (Environment) Climatic changes
Panel discussion
Latin American urban development into the 21st century: Towards a renewed perspective on the city

The 20th century witnessed global processes of urbanization on an unprecedented scale, to the extent that more than half of the world's population now lives in urban areas for the first time in human history. Latin America is the developing...

26 October 2012
Senate Room, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Past event
Book
Latin American Urban Development into the 21st Century: Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City

According to UN-Habitat, Latin America is the most urbanized region in the world...

Quality of life Urban economics Urban planning
Working Paper
Vertical Decentralization and Urban Service Delivery in South Africa: Does Politics Matter?

This study examines the role of politics on decentralization and service delivery in South Africa, with a specific focus on Johannesburg and Cape Town...

Fiscal policy Intergovernmental fiscal relations State governments
Seminar
Urban governance and service delivery in Africa

Africa is one of the fastest urbanizing regions of the world. On the one hand, this demographic transformation offers important opportunities for growth, economic development, and innovation. On the other hand, rapid urbanization generates high...

5 June 2012
African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Past event
Book
Urbanization and Development in Asia: Multidimensional Perspectives

The 20th century was one of rapid urbanization—that is urbanization by urban growth, and by rural-to-urban migration...

Economic development Urban economics Urban planning
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