This issue focuses on Urbanization and Infrastructure Development and features the following articles:Building Sustainable Cities and Efficient Infrastructure; Who Benefits from Investments in Bus Rapid Transit Systems? Evidence from Colombia; Beyond Faster Travel: Assessing the WiderEconomic Benefits of Transport Corridors; A Big Push or a Backwash? Economic Effects of Connecting a Hinterland; Highway Politics in Mexico; How Does the Shape of Latin American Cities AffectTheir Productivity? Getting to Jobs in Nairobi; Public Infrastructure and Structural Transformation; Buses, Houses, or Cash? Choices and Consequences in Reforming Public Transport Subsidies; Improving the Resilience of Peru’s Road Network to Climate Events; and The Vulnerability of Manufacturing Firms to Unreliable Water Infrastructure.
Promoting Open and Competitive Markets in Road Freight and Logistics Services : The World Bank Group’s Markets and Competition Policy Assessment Tool Applied in Peru, The Philippines and Vietnam
This study identifies potential competition issues to monitor and makes specific recommendations by country and topic.
Improving Climate Resilience of Federal Road Network in Brazil
The objective of the study is to strengthen capacity of geohazard disaster resilience of federal highway infrastructure in Brazil through reviewing disaster risk management (DRM) capacity for federal road infrastructure and case studies of applying innovative methodologies for assessing disaster risk and evaluating economic benefits of resilience countermeasures.