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Explaining Growth

Research teams around the world examined the growth experiences of six regions in the developing and transition world – East Asia, South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa, under the four-year Global Research Project, Explaining Growth (2000-2004).

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This program aims to strengthen the capacity of independent institutions in the 17 smaller countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to produce evidence on national efforts to increase quality of education.

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Find out about the research teams from the program.

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See research from the program.

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See results and outcomes from the program.

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Location of the Poor: Neighborhood Versus Household Characteristics: The Case of Bogota

In Latin American cities there is a high correlation between the location chosen by poor households and their income level; however, it is difficult to identify to what extent they live there by choice

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