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  • Report  |   2011

    Regional Corridors Development in Regional Cooperation

    Author(s): Srivastava, Pradeep

    Regional corridors are popular components of regional cooperation initiatives and have been in use for several years. Yet discussion about development of these corridors tends to be relatively general in scope and difficult to pin down in terms of content and implications. This paper elaborates on a simple framework for regional corridors...

  • Report  |   2011

    Guide to Measure the Time Required For the Release of Goods

    Author(s): World Customs Organization

    The WCO Time Release Study (TRS) is a unique tool and method for measuring the actual performance of Customs activities as they directly relate to trade facilitation at the border. The TRS thereby measures relevant aspects of the effectiveness of operational procedures that are carried out by Customs and other regulatory actors in the standard...

  • Policy Brief  |   2011

    Identifying Benefits and Allocating Costs for European Cross-Border Infrastructure Projects

    Author(s): Glachant, Jean-Michel ; Khalfallah, Haikel

    Cross-border investment projects having a European interest are currently undertaken country by country with insufficient cooperation between all actors impacted by such a project. The asymmetry of cost allocation and benefit distribution of cross-border infrastructure plus the presence of economic externalities have lead to a suboptimal...

  • 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  |   2011

    Logistics in Lagging Regions: Overcoming Local Barriers to Global Connectivity

    Author(s): Kunaka, Charles

    This report is based on two case studies carried out in Brazil and India on the impact of various strategies to reduce the cost of trade for small-scale producers. Small scale producers especially those located in lagging regions in developing countries lack easy access to efficient logistics services. They are faced with long distances from both...

  • Report  |   2011

    ECOWAS's Infrastructure: A Regional Perspective

    Author(s): Ranganathan, Rupa ; Foster, Vivien

    Infrastructure improvements boosted growth in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) by one percentage point per capita per year during 1995-2005, primarily thanks to growth in information and communication technology. Deficient power infrastructure held growth back by 0.1 percent. Raising the region's infrastructure to the...

  • Report  |   2011

    Border Management Modernization

    Author(s): Doyle, Tom ; Fanta Ivanovic, Enrique ; McLinden, Gerard ; Widdowson, David Charles

    This book provides border management policymakers and reformers with a broad survey of key developments in and principles for improving trade facilitation through better border management, including practical advice on particular issues. In contrast to the traditional border management reform agenda, with its focus on improving customs operations...

  • Report  |   2011

    Airport Economics in Latin America and the Caribbean: Bench Marking, Regulation, and Pricing

    Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomas

    This report presents the findings of a first-ever, comprehensive study of how Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region airports have evolved during a notable period of transition in airport ownership. It is an unbiased, positive analysis of what happened, rather than a normative analysis of what should be done to reform and to attract private...

  • Report  |   2011

    Foreign Direct Investment in Cross-Border Infrastructure Projects

    Author(s): Fung, Kwok-Chiu ; Garcia-Herrero, Alicia ; Ng, Francis

    Comparative study of foreign direct investment in cross-border infrastructure in Latin America; Eastern and Central Europe; and Asia, including six case studies of investment in infrastructure projects in these regions. In this paper the authors critically review the relevant information and literature that can enhance the feasibility and the...

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