World Development Report 2009: Reshaping Economic Geography - Worldwide Launch
World Development Report 2009 looks at transformations along the dimensions of economic geography: growth of cities; migration of workers and businesses to urban centres; and nations lowering their economic borders and entering world markets to produce at scale and trade in specialized products. The changes along these dimensions - density, distance, and division - are visible in the parts of the world that prosper. World Development Report 2009 'Reshaping Economic Geography' concludes that these transformations are essential, and should be encouraged.
The World Development Report 2009 is available to download or to order online at http://go.worldbank.org/K2CBHVB7H0.