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  • Report  |   2013

    Digital Trade in the U.S. and Global Economies, Part 1

    Author(s): United States International Trade Commission

    Digital trade-- products and services delivered via the Internet-- makes up a growing segment of the U.S. economy and is increasing globally as well, reports the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) in its new publication. Completed at the request of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, the report provides information on the role of...

  • Report  |   2013

    Digital Trade in the U.S. and Global Economies, Part 2

    Author(s): United States International Trade Commission

    Digital trade-- domestic commerce and international trade conducted via the Internet-- has far-reaching effects on the U.S. economy that have fundamentally transformed many aspects of the ways businesses operate and interact with one another, reports the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) in its new publication. Completed the report at...

  • Report  |   2013

    What is Economic Corridor Development and What Can It Achieve in Asia’s Subregions?

    Author(s): Brunner, Hans-Peter

    Economic corridors connect economic agents along a defined geography. They provide important connections between economic nodes or hubs that are usually centered in urban landscapes. They do not stand alone, as their role in regional economic development can be comprehended only in terms of the network effects that they induce. As the case...

  • Presentation  |   2013

    Corridor Performance Measurement and Monitoring

    Author(s): Ee, Max

    Workshop participants reviewed and shared the experience in conducting CPMM under the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program since 2009. They discussed how to maximize use of the CPMM data in increasing efforts to facilitate trade, and how to introduce CPMM in other subregions. The CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation...

  • 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  |   2013

    European Case Study on the Financing of High Speed Rail

    Author(s): Henn, Liesel ; Sloan, Keith ; Douglas, Neil

    In this case study of European high-speed rail (HSR) systems, the authors discuss the historical and institutional background, along with the various financing schemes, including Public-private partnership (PPP), used in Europe. The paper further provides a detailed discussion of financing the French TGV, which went through three major phases —...

  • Report  |   2013

    Recent Developments and Trends in International Maritime Transport Affecting Trade of Developing Countries

    Author(s): UNCTAD Trade Logistics Branch

    The report, which mainly draw on the UNCTAD publication "Review  of Maritime Transport 2012", looks at four different but interlinked aspects of the transport of global trade: trends observed in the demand for maritime transport services; the participation of different maritime countries in several specialized industries; recent...

  • Report  |   2013

    The Way to the Ocean: Transit Corridors Servicing the Trade of Landlocked Developing Countries

    Author(s): UNCTAD Trade Logistics Branch (Transport Section)

    The paper looks at selected East African transit corridors which provide access to seaports as gateways to link landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) with overseas trading partners.  Transport UNCTAD Trade Logistics Branch (Transport Section) Download PDF http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=591 transit corridor...

  • Report  |   2013

    Global Value Chains in A Changing World

    Author(s): Low, Patrick ; Elms, Deborah K.

    Global value chains are a major driving force of globalization. This volume is the product of a dialogue with policy makers in the Asian region, where economists, political scientists, management specialists, development thinkers and business executives joined together in an exploration of the multiple dimensions of supply chains: what drives...

  • Report  |   2013

    Regional Integration Policy Papers- Intra-Regional Trade in Southern Africa: Structure, Performance and Challenges

    Author(s): Mbekeani, Kennedy K.

    This study is undertaken by the Regional Integration and Trade Division as a knowledge product on appropriate policies and programs to broaden and deepen existing cooperation and integration arrangements in Southern Africa. It has also specifically served as an input in the design of the Bank’s Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) for...

  • Report  |   2013

    Assessment of Port Performance and Port Connectivity Study in Belize, Central America and the Dominican Republic

    Author(s): Abad, Julieta ; Guerrero, Pablo

    This study focuses on identifying the basic logistics capabilities in Belize, Central America and the Dominican Republic. It concentrates on the ports and sea network, taking into consideration intermodal networks involving both land and sea components together with the major performance drivers of intermodal networks including geography,...

  • Report  |   2013

    Airport Capacity Expansion Strategies in the Era of Airline Multi-hub Networks

    Author(s): Burghouwt, Guillaume

    Many major airports are hubs for network carriers at the same time as serving a large local market. The complementarity between these functions is often seen as a prerequisite for viable hub operations, suggesting that spreading the hub network over multiple airports can be very costly and damages the corner stone of the hub operation: the...

  • Report  |   2013

    Road Connectivity and the Border Effect

    Author(s): Braconier, Henrik ; Pisu, Mauro

    Several studies have reported a large negative effect of national borders on the volume of trade. We provide new estimates of the border effect for continental Europe using road rather than great circle – or “as-crows-fly” – distance. Road distances for 48 180 European city pairs have been extracted from Bing Maps Routing Services. As our dataset...

  • Report  |   2013

    G20/OECD High-level Principles of Long-term Investment Financing by Institutional Investors

    Author(s): Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    This document contains the final version of the G20/OECD High Level Principles on Long-Term Investment Financing by Institutional Investors which were endorsed by G20 Leaders at their Summit on 6 September 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Principles were developed by the OECD Task Force on Institutional Investors and Long-Term Financing. The...

  • Report  |   2013

    Cross-Border Trade in Electricity and the Development of Renewables-Based Electric Power Lessons from Europe

    Author(s): Bahar, Heymi ; Sauvage, Jehan

    The uptake of renewable energy (RE) has been identified by a number of governments as a primary means for mitigating CO2 emissions from the electricity sector, and for making the transition to a low-carbon economy. The electric power output of some RE technologies, however, including those based on intermittent wind and solar energy, can vary...

  • 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  |   2013

    State of Logistics Indonesia 2013

    Author(s): Bahagia, Ir. Senator Nur ; Sandee, Henry ; Meeuws, Rene

    Indonesia is the world largest archipelagic country consisting of more than 17,000 islands spread over more than 5,000 kilometers from west to east. The land area is 1,860,360 km² and the sea area 5,800,000 km² with a total of 81,000 km of coastal line. The population is more than 237 million (2010). The population density is 124 inhabitants per...

  • Report  |   2013

    Border Crossing Monitoring along the Northern Corridor

    Author(s): Fitzmaurice, Mike ; Hartmann, Olivier

    Border-crossing times in East Africa have been identified as a major constraint for smooth trade flows, both for regional trade and for international transit. Delays at borders disrupt efficient trade logistics, impacting on the transport costs and prices, and ultimately on trade competitiveness. In order to improve the efficiency of border...

  • Report  |   2013

    Quantitative Analysis of Road Transport Agreements (QuARTA)

    Author(s): Kunaka, Charles ; Tanase, Virginia ; Latrille, Pierre ; Krausz, Peter

    Road freight transport is indispensable to international economic cooperation and foreign trade. Across all continents, it is commonly used for short and medium distances and in long distance haulage when minimizing time is important. In all instances governments play a critical role in ensuring the competitive advantage of private sector...

  • Report  |   2013

    Guidelines for Mainstreaming Road Safety in Regional Trade Road Corridors

    Author(s): Breen, Jeanne M. ; Humphreys, Richard Martin ; Melibaeva, Sevara

    The global crisis of road traffic injury is escalating in low-income and middle income countries to devastating effect; with road traffic crashes a leading cause of death. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1.24 million people were killed on the world's roads in 2010 and between 20-50 million more suffer non-fatal injuries...

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