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Working Paper
Resource 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 Paper
Special 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 Chapter
The construction sector in Zambia

From the book: Mining for Change

Industrialization Local content Economic linkages
Book Chapter
The construction sector in Ghana

From the book: Mining for Change

Construction sector Price dynamics Expenditure shocks
Book Chapter
Does construction limit investment?

From the book: Mining for Change

Construction industries infrastructure Procurement
Working Paper
Roads and jobs in Ethiopia

We look at how improving roads can affect jobs and structural transformation...

Ethiopia Roads Structural transformation
Working Paper
The 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 Paper
De-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 Paper
The 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 Paper
The 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 Chapter
Local content, supply chains, and shared infrastructure

From the book: Extractive Industries

extractives industry Local content Industrial policy
Working Paper
The 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 Paper
The 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
Policy Brief
Africa's Lions: Three challenges limiting the potential for inclusive growth Growth Employment infrastructure
Working Paper
A 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
Working Paper
Local content, supply chains, and shared infrastructure

Local content policies in the context of extractive industries have attracted increased interest in recent years...

extractives industry Local content Industrial policy
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