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Working PaperInvestigating the fiscal resource curse: What’s China got to do with it?
The term fiscal resource curse refers to countries’ inability to raise taxes from a broad base in the presence of natural resources...China infrastructure Natural resources
Working PaperResource sector concessions and spatial development in Southern Africa
This paper explores how Southern Africa can leverage its mineral resources to support growth and industrialization...Computable general equilibrium infrastructure resource sector
Working PaperSpecial economic zones in Southern Africa: Is success influenced by design attributes?
Special economic zones (SEZs) in Africa are generally regarded as underperforming relative to their peers in the rest of the world. This study focuses on the design features of the SEZ in Africa that may help explain this underperformance...design attributes geographic areas implementation
Book ChapterThe construction sector in Zambia
From the book: Mining for ChangeIndustrialization Local content Economic linkages
Book ChapterThe construction sector in Ghana
From the book: Mining for ChangeConstruction sector Price dynamics Expenditure shocks
Book ChapterDoes construction limit investment?
From the book: Mining for ChangeConstruction industries infrastructure Procurement
Working PaperRoads and jobs in Ethiopia
We look at how improving roads can affect jobs and structural transformation...Ethiopia Roads Structural transformation
Working PaperThe effects of the Maputo ring road on the quantity and quality of nearby housing
Using convolutional neural networks applied to satellite images covering a 25 km x 12 km rectangle on the northern outskirts of Greater Maputo, we detect and classify buildings from 2010 and 2018 in order to compare the development in quantity and qu...Mozambique infrastructure Impact evaluation
Working PaperDe-industrialization, re-industrialization, and the resurgence of state capitalism: The case of Indonesia
Discussions on the developing world’s industrial policies have largely neglected the role of state-owned entities...Industrialization Industrial policy infrastructure
Working PaperThe role of the construction sector in influencing natural resource use, structural change, and industrial development in Zambia
The construction sector plays a critical role in delivering quality infrastructure, which in turn influences the use of natural resource revenues towards achieving structural change and industrial development...Construction sector infrastructure Prices
Working PaperThe role of the construction sector
The construction sector plays a key role in providing structures for economies. This paper surveys the literature on key issues pertaining to the construction sector...Construction industries infrastructure Procurement
Book ChapterLocal content, supply chains, and shared infrastructure
From the book: Extractive Industriesextractives industry Local content Industrial policy
Working PaperThe role of the construction sector in Ghana
The research explores the structure and performance of Ghana’s construction subsector, in light of the country’s 2007 oil discovery...Construction sector Price dynamics Expenditure shocks
Working PaperThe impact of infrastructure shocks on agricultural markets: Evidence from the Zambezi river in Mozambique
Prior to 2009, there was no direct road connection between the southern regions of Mozambique—where the capital city is located—and the more agriculturally-productive central and northern regions...infrastructure Agricultural market performance Prices
Working PaperA geospatial evaluation of timely access to surgical care in seven countries
Methods: In 2010–2014, we used a situational analysis tool to collect data at district and regional hospitals in Bangladesh (n = 14), the Plurinational State of Bolivia (n = 18), Ethiopia (n = 19), Guat...Accessibility Availability Hospital