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Infrastructure (Economics)
Working Paper
Can integrated infrastructure investment plans contribute to more effective public spending?: The case of Mozambique

All countries, especially developing countries with limited financial resources, face difficult decisions in prioritizing public funds for investment projects in order to achieve strategic public goals in the face of multiple demands...

Infrastructure (Economics) Development strategy Budget
Working Paper
Taxation, infrastructure, and firm performance in developing countries

This paper investigates the relationship between taxation and firm performance in developing countries...

Business enterprises Economic growth Infrastructure (Economics)
Journal Article
Optimized reservoir operation model of regional wind and hydro power integration case study: Zambezi basin and South Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in Africa

Environment Infrastructure (Economics) Mathematical models
Journal Article
Characterizing wind power resource reliability in southern Africa

Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in Africa

Climatic changes Econometrics Infrastructure (Economics)
Working Paper
Poverty decomposition by regression: An application to Tanzania

We develop a poverty decomposition method that is based on a consumption regression model...

Infrastructure (Economics) Measurement (Poverty)
Journal Article
Road Infrastructure and Climate Change in Vietnam

Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countries

Climatic changes Infrastructure (Economics) Planning (Transportation)
Journal Article
The Economic Impact of Climate Change on Road Infrastructure in Ghana

Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countries

Climatic changes Economic aspects (Environment) Global warming
Blog
Regional Industrialization and Integration in Southern Africa - Reporting from TIPS Annual Forum

The white-painted cluster of traditional style buildings might suggest that this was a farm on the South African veldt...

Automobile industry and trade Carbon tax Economic integration
Working Paper
Lessons for Japanese Foreign Aid from Research on Aid’s Impact

Japan has an impressive history when it comes to aid, industrial policy, and infrastructure development, both as a country that saw meteoric development of its own, and as a country that has been one of the world’s largest donors for decades...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Infrastructure (Economics) Millennium Development Goals
Research Brief
The effect of clustering in Tunisia

​​The clustering of industries in specific areas has improved industrial productivity in a number of countries...

Industrial productivity Infrastructure (Economics) Regional economics
Journal Article
Infrastructure and Climate Change: A Study of Impacts and Adaptations in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia

Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and the Zambezi River Valley

Building Climatic changes Infrastructure (Economics)
Working Paper
Optimized Reservoir Operation Model of Regional Wind and Hydro Power Integration: Case Study: Zambezi Basin and South Africa

The present study develops a reliability assessment method of wind resource using optimum reservoir target power operations that maximizes the firm generation of integrated wind and hydro power...

Mathematical models (Economics) Environment Infrastructure (Economics)
Working Paper
The Main Obstacles to Firms’ Growth in Senegal: Implications for the Long Run

Productivity gains are the prime engine of economic growth. This paper uses a rich amount of firms’ accounting information from the Single Information Collecting Centre in Senegal over the period 1998-2011...

Econometric models (Economic development) Education Environment
Blog
Africa’s Low Hanging Fruits

23 April 2014 Justin Yifu Lin and Yan Wang At the onset of its miraculous rise in 1979, China had been trapped in poverty for centuries and was poorer than most sub-Saharan African countries...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development Economic growth
Working Paper
The Economic Impact of Climate Change on Road Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa Countries: Evidence from Ghana

Climate change scenarios for many Sub-Saharan African countries including Ghana indicate that temperatures will increase while rainfall will either increase or decrease. The potential impact of climate change on economic systems is well-known...

Climatic changes Economic aspects (Environment) Global warming
Blog
What did we Learn at the L2C Conference about Industrial Development and Policy in Africa?

22 August 2013 Roger Williamson Given the high growth rates since 2000 and low labour costs, Africa could develop manufacturing industry, agro-processing, and services...

Education Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Human capital
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