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1.

Does Decentralization Increase Government Responsiveness to Local Needs? Evidence from Bolivia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2516
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 16 Feb 2001
Working Paper Series
London School of Economics

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2.

Dynamic Cities and Creative Clusters

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3509
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 03 Feb 2005
Working Paper Series
Columbia University - Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Downloads 898
3.

Agglomeration, Transport, and Regional Development in Indonesia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3477
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Jan 2005
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Indonesia Resident Mission, World Bank and World Bank - Research Department
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4.

Governance and the City: An Empirical Exploration into Global Determinants of Urban Performance

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3712
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 23 Sep 2005
Working Paper Series
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), World Bank Institute and World Bank Institute
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Urban Poverty and Transport: The Case of Mumbai

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3683
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 13 Sep 2005
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank Group, University of Maryland - Department of Economics, World Bank and University of Maryland
Downloads 517
6.

Urbanization without Growth: A Not-So-Uncommon Phenomenon

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2412
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank and Oxford University
Downloads 496
7.

Scaling Up Community-Driven Development: Theoretical Underpinnings and Program Design Implications

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3039
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank and World Bank
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8.

The Impact of Urban Spatial Structure on Travel Demand in the United States

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3007
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Yale School of Management and World Bank
Downloads 475
9.

How Urban Concentration Affects Economic Growth

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2326
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
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10.

Reforming Land and Real Estate Markets

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2616
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank and World Bank
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11.

From Efficiency-Driven to Innovation-Driven Economic Growth: Perspectives from Singapore

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3569
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 30 Apr 2005
Working Paper Series
Singapore Management University and Singapore Management University - School of Economics
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12.

Decentralization or Fiscal Autonomy? What Does Really Matter? Effects on Growth and Public Sector Size in European Transition Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3254
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 06 Jan 2005
Working Paper Series
University of Montreal, University of Montreal and World Bank
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13.

On the Urbanization of Poverty

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2586
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Georgetown University
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14.

Telecommunication Reforms, Access Regulation, and Internet Adoption in Latin America

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2802
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES), London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and Imperial College Business School
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Youth at Risk, Social Exclusion, and Intergenerational Poverty Dynamics: A New Survey Instrument with Application to Brazil

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3296
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Latin America and Caribbean Region and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Downloads 332
16.

The Impact of Business Environment and Economic Geography on Plant-Level Productivity: An Analysis of Indian Industry

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3664
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 10 Aug 2005
Working Paper Series
World Bank and World Bank
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17.

Diversity Matters: The Economic Geography of Industry Location in India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3072
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank, Cleveland State University - Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs and Temple University - Department of Geography and Urban Studies

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18.

Analyzing Urban Poverty: A Summary of Methods and Approaches

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3399
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank and World Bank
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19.

Preferential Trading in South Asia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3813
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 17 Jan 2006
Working Paper Series
World Bank, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and World Bank - International Trade Division
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20.

The Social Impact of Social Funds in Jamaica: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Participation, Targeting, and Collective Action in Community-Driven Development

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2970
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics
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21.

Shanghai Rising in a Globalizing World

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2617
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank and Columbia University - Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
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22.

Reducing Air Pollution from Urban Passenger Transport: A Framework for Policy Analysis

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1991
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
EPA Headquarters and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 272
23.

Sustaining Urban Growth through Innovative Capacity: Beijing and Shanghai in Comparison

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3545
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 01 Apr 2005
Working Paper Series
Peking University - Department of Geography and Peking University - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Downloads 271
24.

Two Decades of Reform: The Changing Organization Dynamics of Chinese Industrial Firms

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3806
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 17 Jan 2006
Working Paper Series
World Bank and World Bank
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25.

Comparing Mortgage Credit Risk Policies: An Options-Based Approach

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3047
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC) - Housing Economics and Financial Research and World Bank
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26.

Business Environment, Clustering, and Industry Location: Evidence from Indian Cities

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3675
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Aug 2005
Working Paper Series
World Bank and World Bank
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27.

Metropolitan Industrial Clusters: Patterns and Processes

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3073
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Temple University - Department of Geography and Urban Studies, Cleveland State University - Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs and World Bank
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28.

Strained Mercy: The Quality of Medical Care in Delhi

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3228
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
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29.

Governance in the Gullies: Democratic Responsiveness and Leadership in Delhi's Slums

World Development, February 2007, (Revised) , World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3694
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 13 Sep 2005 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2013
Accepted Paper Series
Stanford Graduate School of Business, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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30.

Symbolic Public Goods and the Coordination of Collective Action: A Comparison of Local Development in India and Indonesia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3685
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 23 Aug 2005
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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31.

Location, Concentration, and Performance of Economic Activity in Brazil

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3268
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank, University of California, Irvine and World Bank
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32.

Agglomeration Economies and Productivity in Indian Industry

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2663
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank - Research Department and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 244
33.

Stamp Duties In Indian States: A Case for Reform

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3413
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Tulane University, World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 236
34.

Economic Evaluation of Housing Subsidy Systems: A Methodology with Application to Morocco

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3529
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 25 Feb 2005
Working Paper Series
World Bank
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35.

Patterns of Metropolitan Development: What Have We Learned?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1841
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Operations Evaluation Department (OED)
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36.

Innovative Tokyo

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3507
Number of pages: 99 Posted: 03 Feb 2005
Working Paper Series
Michigan State University - Sociology Department and Michigan State University - Department of Sociology
Downloads 220
37.

A Flexible Modeling Framework to Estimate Interregional Trade Patterns and Input-Output Accounts

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3359
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)
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38.

Analyzing Building Height Restrictions: Predicted Impacts, Welfare Costs, and a Case Study of Bangalore, India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3290
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
NYU - Stern Urbanization project and University of California, Irvine - Department of Economics
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39.

Location and Welfare in Cities: Impacts of Policy Interventions on the Urban Poor

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3318
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Indian School of Business, World Bank, World Bank and World Bank - Research Department
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40.

Which Doctor? Combining Vignettes and Item Response to Measure Doctor Quality

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3301
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
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41.

Urban and Regional Dynamics in Poland

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2457
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
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42.

Shelter Strategies for the Urban Poor: Idiosyncratic and Successful, but Hardly Mysterious

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3427
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank and World Bank
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43.

Examining the Growth Patterns of Brazilian Cities

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3724
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Oct 2005
Working Paper Series
DIRUR, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada, Brasilia, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), World Bank and Brown University
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44.

Information-Based Instruments for Improved Urban Management

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3002
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 175
45.

Are You Satisfied? Citizen Feedback and Delivery of Urban Services

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3070
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
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46.

Determinants of City Growth in Brazil

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3723
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 14 Oct 2005
Working Paper Series
DIRUR, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada, Brasilia, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), World Bank and Brown University

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47.

Motorization and the Provision of Roads in Countries and Cities

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1842
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Operations Evaluation Department (OED) and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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48.

Institutional and Policy Analysis of River Basin Management: The Brantas River Basin, East Java, Indonesia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3611
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 10 Jul 2005
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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49.

Local Economic Structure and Growth

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3728
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 17 Oct 2005
Working Paper Series
World Bank
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Measuring the Risk on Housing Investment in the Informal Sector: Theory and Evidence from Pune, India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3433
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Indian School of Business and World Bank
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