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  • Report  |   2013

    Moving Forward: Developing Highway PPPs in Lao PDR

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    This Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) report provides an overview of how Laos’ vision to transform itself from a landlocked to a “land-linked” country in the heart of the Greater Mekong Subregion can be realized through improving its highway network. It advises the Government of Lao on the necessary considerations and steps...

  • Report  |   2009

    Toolkit for Public-Private Partnerships in Roads and Highways

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    The Toolkit for Public-Private Partnerships in Roads and Highways is a multimedia reference guide for policy makers and transport professionals to develop enabling environments, to promote private sector participation and financing in the development of their road and highway sector. Presented in six modules, each presenting a specific subject...

  • Report  |   2014

    Build-Operate-Transfer Concession for the Queen Alia Airport in Jordan

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    This webpage provides an example of a transaction in which multilateral development banks played a role in facilitating Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). It also demonstrates the value of private sector capital in infrastructure financing and the complexity of implementation. In the case of Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), the...

  • Report  |   2011

    Railway Reform: Toolkit for Improving Rail Sector Performance

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    The Railway Reform Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to navigating the challenging process of railway reforms. It provides not only an easy-to-use resource on the rail industry, but also an experience-based set of best practices to aid in the planning and execution of railway reforms. It is based on international experiences with railway reform...

  • Presentation  |   2017

    E-Commerce & Trade Facilitation- Challenges and Opportunities

    Author(s): Gain, Bill

    Trade ICT Gain, Bill Download PDF http://unctad.org/SearchCenter/Pages/Results.aspx?k=connectivity&r=unctadcontenttype%3D%22Presentation%22&start1=101 Border management e-commerce technology cross border border border agencies paperwork Customs border procedures INTERNET e-payment integration air connectivity logistics last mile...

  • Presentation  |   2017

    Pacific Aviation Investment Program

    Author(s): R. Bennett, Christopher ; J. De Se, Christopher

    Transport R. Bennett, Christopher; J. De Se, Christopher Download PDF http://www.lpcb.org/index.php/documents/papers-and-reports/presentations-2/other... aviation runway security All Presentation World Bank Group 2017-01-01 00:00:00

  • Report  |   2017

    Toolkit on Cross-Infrastructure Sharing: Module 8 of the Broadband Strategies Toolkit

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    The World Bank's ICT Sector Unit initiated the development of this web-based cross-sector infrastructure sharing toolkit. Providing key stakeholders in the joint use of passive infrastructure by telecommunications operators and public utilities as both a reference point and learning tool. The overall objective is to capitalize on synergies...

  • Report  |   2013

    Hydropower and Regional Development: Case Studies

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    IFC’s Good Practice Handbook on Cumulative Impact Assessment Management: Guidance for the Private Sector in Emerging Markets is now available online. This handbook proposes a six-step process that guides private sector companies and emerging markets in the effective design and implementation measures to manage  cumulative impacts. Energy World...

  • Presentation  |   2017

    Infrastructure Sharing and Co-Deployment Issues

    Author(s): Beschorner, Natasha

    The Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) Steering Group Meeting (12 and 13 December 2017) and the Seventh Meeting of the Working Group on the Asian Highway Network (AH) (13 to 15 December 2017) was held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok. Senior officials responsible for ICT connectivity participated in the AP-IS Steering...

  • Report  |   2017

    PPIAF Annual Report 2017

    Author(s): The Public–Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF)

    The Public–Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) 2015–2017 Strategy provides the opportunity to look back and analyze long-term trends in regards to its mandate and strategy targets. This report provides a qualitative cross-section of the breadth and width of PPIAF’s portfolio of activities, with snapshots of specific outcomes and...

  • Discussion Paper  |   May 2018

    Why Connectivity Matters

    Author(s): World Bank Singapore Hub / Global Infrastructure Connectivity Alliance

    A draft Discussion Paper developed by the team from the World Bank Singapore Hub leading the GICA Secretariat and featured in the June 2018 Virtual Discussion on LinkedIn. The idea of connectivity has risen to prominence as sine qua non in the modern economy. Increasing connectivity is one of the defining trends of the 21st century. This is...

  • Report  |   April 2018

    2017 Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) Annual Report

    Author(s): Saha, Deblina ; Hong,Seong Ho ; Modi, Akhilesh ; Zemlytska, Iuliia

    The annual update of the Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) database analyzes private infrastructure investment in low and middle-income countries for 2017. The update has traditionally looked at energy, transport, as well as water and sewerage investment. This year, the report adds data on information and communication technologies (...

  • Policy Brief  |   2009

    Ashta Hydropower: Turning a Doubtful Concept into a Technological Trailblazer

    Author(s): Sobek, Martin

    International Finance Corporation (IFC) played a key role in helping the Republic of Albania structure and implements it first large public-private partnership (PPP) transaction in the energy sector, which brought a strong and reliable international investor into the country. Verbund, Austria's largest electricity company won a 35-year...

  • Report  |   2018

    Wider Economic Benefits of Investments in Transport Corridors and the Role of Complementary Policies

    Author(s): Melecky, Martin ; Sharma, Siddharth ; Subhash, Hari

    This paper estimates the impact of the Golden Quadrilateral and North-South-East-West Highways in India on welfare, social inclusion, and environmental quality. The analysis uses district-level data for 1994-2011 and the difference-in-difference method. The results suggest that the highways shifted employment from the farm to the nonfarm sector,...

  • Report  |   2015

    Highways to Success or Bypass to Waste: Estimating the Economic Benefits of Roads in Africa

    Author(s): Ali, Rubaba ; Barra, Alvaro Federico ; Berg, Claudia N. ; Damania, Richard ; Nash, John D. ; Russ, Jason Daniel

    This study develops and tests new approaches to the planning of infrastructure to maximize benefits and minimize negative externalities, particularly in rural areas. It explores several questions related to the impacts of infrastructure on welfare and poverty that are especially relevant for Sub-Saharan Africa. Reducing poverty in Sub-Saharan...

  • Report  |   2014

    Improving Trade and Transport for Landlocked Developing Countries: A Ten-Year Review

    Author(s): Dairabayeva, Karlygash Serikovna

    Landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) are completely dependent on their transit neighbors' infrastructure and administrative procedures to transport their goods to port. This publication provides a comprehensive ten-year review in order to assess the progress made in improving access of LLDCs to global markets, identify the remaining...

  • Report  |   2011

    Connecting Landlocked Developing Countries to Markets: Trade Corridors in the 21st Century

    Author(s): Arvis, Jean Francois ; Carruthers, Robin C. ; Smith, Graham ; Willoughby, Christopher

    The importance of transport corridors for trade and development, including for some of the poorest countries in the world, is widely recognized in this book. A new consensus has also emerged that reducing trade costs and improving access to corridors is not just a matter of building infrastructure. The policies that regulate transport services...

  • Report  |   2014

    Reviving Trade Routes: Evidence from the Maputo Corridor

    Author(s): Sequeira, Sandra ; Hartmann, Olivier ; Kunaka, Charles

    This report draws on the successes and failures of the Maputo Corridor in Africa, and informs readers on the challenges of private sector participation in the corridor transport systems and the associated policy reforms required to improve corridor efficiency. Trade Transport Sequeira, Sandra; Hartmann, Olivier; Kunaka, Charles Download PDF World...

  • Report  |   2013

    Corridor Transport Observatory Guidelines

    Author(s): Hartmann, Olivier

    The Northern Corridor, connecting East Africa to the World through the port of Mombasa, is one of the oldest corridor authorities in Africa, as it was established in 1985. Throughout its years of existence, it has been a source of ideas and knowledge that contributed to the thinking on trade facilitation. To a large extent, it is the birthplace...

  • Report  |   2008

    Lessons of Corridor Performance Measurement

    Author(s): Raballand, Gael ; Marteau, Jean-Francois ; Kunaka, Charles ; Kabanguka, Jean-Kizito ; Hartmann, Olivier

    This paper aims at presenting the methodological lessons of corridor performance measurement carried out in Africa. Based on current experience, the authors conclude that, while road drivers' trip diaries may be useful, the core of monitoring activities should mostly rely on existing consolidated data (customs and port data) and limited...

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