Back to cover

Managing Urban Spatial Growth


This report of the Independent Evaluation Group was prepared by a team led by Maria Elena Pinglo and Victor M. Vergara and was conducted under the guidance and supervision of Marialisa Motta, manager of Financial, Private Sector, Infrastructure, and Sustainable Development; José Cándido Carbajo Martinez, director of Financial, Private Sector, and Sustainable Development; and Alison M. Evans, Director-General, Independent Evaluation Group.

Team members include Richard Baldwin, Shirley Ballaney, Thomas Kalogeropoulos, Sama Khan, Victor Malca, Kavita Mathur, Ketevan Nozadze, Mari Noelle Lantin Roquiz, Pallavi Sengupta, Jocelyne Kevine Uwayo, Tito Yepez, and Hiroyuki Yokoi. Richard Kraus and Romayne Pereira were responsible for all administrative aspects of the evaluation. Aarre Laakso edited the report.

The team thanks the World Bank Country Management Units of Colombia, India, Kosovo, and Mozambique for the field mission support. The team thanks all the World Bank staff for the high levels of engagement and participation in staff consultations and semistructured interviews.

Peer reviewers were Uma Adusumilli (chief of Planning Division, Mumbai Development Authority); Shlomo Angel (professor of city planning, New York University); Peter Calthorpe (principal, Calthorpe Associates); Eden Gbeckor-Kove (director of Metropolitan Physical Planning, Accra, Ghana); Bishwapriya Sanyal (Ford International Professor of Urban Development, Massachusetts Institute of Technology); and Luis Felipe Siqueiros (secretary of Urban Development, Chihuahua, Mexico).