Publication: The Geography of Welfare in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo
Nguyen, Nga Thi Viet
Dizon, Felipe F.
This report aims to assess the spatial disparities in economic development along four important dimensions: (i) It provides stylized facts of the underlying forces behind within-country inequality, namely natural endowment, agglomeration economies, and market access. These are the three building blocks of the economic geography literature; (ii) It examines spatial disparities in welfare and poverty. As the agricultural sector is a cornerstone of the economy in this sub-region, the report explores geographical differences in agricultural activity; (iii) It quantifies the roles of natural endowment, agglomeration economies, and market access in determining the spatial distribution of welfare and agricultural productivity; (iv) It suggests a number of policy guidelines that may help improve shared prosperity across space.
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“Nguyen, Nga Thi Viet; Dizon, Felipe F.. 2017. The Geography of Welfare in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Togo. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/27994 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”