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  • Report  |   2010

    Institutions for Asian Connectivity

    Author(s): Bhattacharyay, Biswa Nath

    To make Asia more economically sustainable and resilient against external shocks, regional economies need to be rebalanced toward regional demand- and trade-driven growth through increased regional connectivity. The effectiveness of connectivity depends on the quality of hard and soft infrastructure. Of particular importance in terms of soft...

  • Report  |   2010

    Connecting Greater Mekong Subregion Railways: A Strategic Framework

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    This strategic framework develops a practical approach to railway integration in the Greater Mekong Subregion, provides GMS countries with an initial framework for achieving integration and interoperability, identifies priority initiatives, builds a platform for further dialogue and discussion between and among GMS countries, and provides a...

  • Policy Brief  |   2010

    MPDD Working Paper on Economic Cooperation and Connectivity in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    The region needs to invest in an efficient system of regional infrastructure for a seamless Asia to emerge. This will provide the foundation for Asian common markets and facilitate the creation of an eventual pan-Asian community. None of this will be easy, but it will have to be done by building institutions, harmonizing policies and regulations...

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    Critical Evaluation of Cross-Border Infrastructure Projects in Asia

    Author(s): Fujimura, Manabu ; Adhikari, Ramesh

    This paper attempts to fill gaps faced by policymakers and practitioners in the evaluation of cross-border infrastructure projects. It first defines what constitutes cross-border infrastructure projects, and then outlines an analytical framework and criteria to evaluate them. The criteria identify additionalities and externalities specific to...

  • Policy Brief  |   2010

    MPDD Working Paper on Economic Cooperation and Connectivity in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Author(s): United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    The region needs to invest in an efficient system of regional infrastructure for a seamless Asia to emerge. This will provide the foundation for Asian common markets and facilitate the creation of an eventual pan-Asian community. None of this will be easy, but it will have to be done by building institutions, harmonizing policies and regulations...

  • Report  |   2010

    The Cost of Being Landlocked: Logistics Costs and Supply Chain Reliability

    Author(s): Arvis, Jean Francois ; Marteau, Jean-Francois ; Raballand, Gael J. R. F.

    In the last two decades new emphasis has been given to the economic impact of geography, especially on the cost of being landlocked. From a development perspective, understanding the cost of being landlocked and its economic impact is critical, since one country of four in the world is landlocked (almost one out of three in Sub-Saharan Africa)....

  • Report  |   2010

    Manual for RERA Guidelines for Regulating Cross-border Power Trading in the SADC Region: A User's Guide

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    There are currently a large number of proposed cross-border generation and transmission projects in Southern Africa that are not moving forward, despite being technically and economically feasible. To help address this situation, the Regional Electricity Regulators Association of Southern Africa (RERA) has prepared a set of guidelines for...

  • Report  |   2010

    The Potential of Regional Power Sector Integration: Greater Mekong Subregion Transmission and Trading Case Study

    Author(s): Economic Consulting Associates

    Developing countries are increasingly pursuing an benefitting from regional power system integration (RPSI) as an important strategy to help provide reliable, affordable electricity to their economies and citizens. Increased electricity cooperation and trade between countries can enhance energy security, bring economies-of-scale in investments,...

  • Report  |   2010

    Central American Regional Programmatic Study for the Energy Sector: General Issues and Options- Sector Overview

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    The six Central American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama share a long tradition of regional integration, including a common market, substantial intraregional trade, as well as coordinated commercial policies, such as the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) with the US. The most significant...

  • Report  |   2010

    The Potential of Regional Power Sector Integration: Central American Electrical Interconnection System Transmission and Trading Case Study

    Author(s): Economic Consulting Associates

    Developing countries are increasingly pursuing and benefitting from regional power system integration (RPSI) as an important strategy to help provide reliable, affordable electricity to their economies and citizens. Increased electricity cooperation and trade between countries can enhance energy security, bring economies-of-scale in investments,...

  • Report  |   2010

    Potential of Energy Integration in Mashreq and Neighboring Countries

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    The objective of this study is to carry out a country-by-country analysis of the power and gas sector demand and supply picture in order to assess opportunities for regional energy integration in the Mashreq and neighboring countries, and to identify specific interconnection projects that may require support from the World Bank and other...

  • Report  |   2010

    The Potential of Regional Power Sector Integration: Gulf Cooperation Council Countries Transmission and Trading Case Study

    Author(s): Economic Consulting Associates

    Developing countries are increasingly pursuing and benefitting from regional power system integration (RPSI) as an important strategy to help provide reliable, affordable electricity to their economies and citizens. Increased electricity cooperation and trade between countries can enhance energy security, bring economies-of-scale in investments,...

  • Report  |   2010

    Regional Power Sector Integration: Lessons from Global Case Studies and A Literature Review: Solving Energy Challenges Through Regional Cooperation

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    Drawing on the experiences of 12 regional power system integration (RPSI) projects around the world, this Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) briefing note assists practitioners in identifying strategic solutions to pursue greater regional energy integration. Energy World Bank Group Download PDF World Bank Documents & Reports...

  • Report  |   2010

    Rural Road Investment Efficiency- Lessons from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and Uganda

    Author(s): Raballand, GaëlMacchi, PatriciaPetracco, Carly

    This report is the second in a series of studies on transport and aid effectiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa. It follows a study on transport costs and prices along the main international trade corridors (Teravaninthorn and Raballand 2008). One of the principal findings of the research on international corridors in Africa was that trucking market...

  • Report  |   2010

    The Potential of Regional Power Sector Integration: Argentina-Brazil Transmission and Trading Case Study

    Author(s): Economic Consulting Associates

    Developing countries are increasingly pursuing and benefitting from regional power system integration (RPSI) as an important strategy to help provide reliable, affordable electricity to their economies and citizens. Increased electricity cooperation and trade between countries can enhance energy security, bring economies-of-scale in investments,...

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