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Analysis of the Rural-Urban Transformation, Territorial Development Policies, and Regional Trade Integration in Low and Middle Income Countries

ODI was contracted by the World Bank to conduct background analysis for the World Development Report 2009. This was organised as 3 separate projects on rural-urban transformation (Massimiliano Cali); territorial development policies, and regional trade integration in low and middle income countries (Dirk Willem te Velde) and policy responses to spatial poverty traps (Kate Bird and Kate Higgins).  The analysis consisted of reviews of relevant policy literature, primary analysis using micro and country level data, key informant interviews and specific illustrative country case studies.


Kate Bird, Massimiliano Cali, Simon Maxwell

Supported by

  1. Urbanisation, inequality and economic growth

    Working papers

  2. Regional inequality and secondary education in Ghana

    Briefing/policy papers

  3. Regional inequality and primary education in Northern Uganda

    Briefing/policy papers

  4. 'Voluntary' migration in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR)

    Briefing/policy papers

  5. Circular migration in India

    Briefing/policy papers

  6. Regional inequality and the Niger Delta

    Briefing/policy papers