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Working PaperCharacterizing Wind Power Resource Reliability in Southern Africa
Producing electricity from wind is attractive because it provides a clean, low-maintenance power supply...Infrastructure (Economics) Power resources Renewable energy sources
Working PaperInfrastructure and Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptations for the Zambezi River Valley
The African Development Bank has called for US$40 billion per year over the coming decades to be provided to African countries to address development issues directly related to climate change...Climatic changes Econometric models (Economic development) Expenditures, Public
BlogVoices from Fragile States: The Resilient Problem of Human Development
Jamie Bleck and Kristin Michelitch  Mali has continued to be in the news since its military coup in March 2012...Household survey Infrastructure (Economics) Social conflict
Working PaperThe European Investment Bank: Lessons for Developing Countries
The paper considers the experience of the European Investment Bank and addresses policy lessons for developing countries as they seek finance for development...Banks and banking Economic development Environment
Book ChapterJapan's Model of Economic Development: Relevant and Non-relevant Elements for Developing Economies
From the book: Development SuccessCommercial policy Economic development Industrial policy
Book ChapterShould Africa Industrialize?
From the book: Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First CenturyBusiness networks Economic development Industrial policy
BlogYouth Employment: A Key Issue
Economist Imed Drine recently left UNU-WIDER and headed with his family for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to take up a new position as a senior economist with the Islamic Development Bank...Methodology (Quantitative research) Infrastructure (Economics) Institutional economics
Working PaperInfrastructure and Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptations for South Africa
This paper presents the results of the current study on the impact of climate change on the road and building infrastructure within South Africa...Building Climatic changes Infrastructure (Economics)
Research BriefThe Role of ODA in Infrastructure Financing
It has long been recognized that the creation of an adequate infrastructure is vital for creating sustainable growth and reducing poverty in Africa...Economic assistance and foreign aid Finance Infrastructure (Economics)
Working PaperRoad Infrastructure and Climate Change in Vietnam
Climate change is a potential threat to Vietnam’s development as current and future infrastructure will be vulnerable to climate change impacts...Climatic changes Infrastructure (Economics) Planning (Transportation)
Journal ArticleClimate Change and Roads: A Dynamic Stressor-Response Model
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and Economic DevelopmentClimatic changes Economic aspects (Environment) Government spending policy
Journal ArticleClimate Change, Growth and Infrastructure Investment: The Case of Mozambique
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and Economic DevelopmentClimatic changes Economic development Infrastructure (Economics)
Working PaperAid and Infrastructure Financing: Emerging Challenges with a Focus on Africa
The central argument of this study is that given the magnitude of the investment in infrastructure that is required, especially in Africa, the role of foreign aid in the future should be distinctly different...Economic assistance and foreign aid Finance Infrastructure (Economics)
Book ChapterPublic-Private Co-operation for Gas Provision in Poor Neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires: Assessing the Impact on Housing Improvements and Health
From the book: Latin American Urban Development into the 21st CenturyGas utilities Infrastructure (Economics) Policy sciences
BlogResilient People, Fragile Governance: Bangladesh Achieving Middle-Income Status (Part 2)
Lucy Scott Part 1 of this article, which appeared in last month’s issue, discussed the ‘Bangladesh Paradox’ that Bangladesh has made economic and social strides forwards despite having weak governance...Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Working PaperClimate Change and Infrastructure Investment in Developing Countries: the Case of Mozambique
Climate change may damage road infrastructure to the potential detriment of economic growth, particularly in developing countries...Climatic changes Economic development Infrastructure (Economics)