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Secondary Towns and Poverty Reduction : Refocusing the Urbanization Agenda

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Christiaensen, Luc
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Kanbur, Ravi
dc.date.accessioned
2016-12-06T23:31:41Z
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2016-12-06T23:31:41Z
dc.date.issued
2016-11
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2019-08-06T18:28:41Z
dc.description.abstract
This review is framed around the exploration of a central hypothesis: A shift in public investment toward secondary towns from big cities will improve poverty reduction performance. Of course the hypothesis raises many questions. What exactly is the dichotomy of secondary towns versus big cities? What is the evidence for the contribution of secondary towns versus cities to poverty reduction? What are the economic mechanisms for such a differential contribution and how does policy interact with them? The review finds preliminary evidence and arguments in support of the hypothesis, but the impacts of policy on poverty are quite complex even in simple settings, and the question of secondary towns and poverty reduction is an open area for research and policy analysis.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/721621479913777692/Secondary-towns-and-poverty-reduction-refocusing-the-urbanization-agenda
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/25698
dc.language
English
dc.language.iso
en_US
dc.publisher
World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseries
Policy Research Working Paper;No. 7895
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject
towns
dc.subject
poverty reduction
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mega cities
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urbanization
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rural-urban migration
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Zipf's Law
dc.title
Secondary Towns and Poverty Reduction
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dc.title.subtitle
Refocusing the Urbanization Agenda
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dc.type
Working Paper
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2016-11-23
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/721621479913777692/Secondary-towns-and-poverty-reduction-refocusing-the-urbanization-agenda
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-7895
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090224b084730f30_1_0
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
26968219
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WPS7895
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/721621479913777692/pdf/WPS7895.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Africa
okr.region.geographical
Africa
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Sub-Saharan Africa
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Reduction Strategies
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Poverty Reduction :: Urban Partnerships & Poverty
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Urban Development :: City Development Strategies
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Urban Development :: National Urban Development Policies & Strategies
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Urban Development :: Rural Urban Linkages
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Urban Development :: Urban Economics
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Jobs Cross-Cutting Solutions Area

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