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  • Report  |   2018

    Connective Financing: Chinese Infrastructure Projects and the Diffusion of Economic Activity in Developing Countries

    Author(s): Bluhm, Richard ; Dreher, Axel ; Fuchs, Andreas ; Parks, Bradley ; Strange, Austin ; Tierney, Michael

    How do development projects influence the geographic distribution of economic activity within low-income and middle-income countries? Existing research focuses on the effects of Western development projects on inter-personal inequality and inequality across different subnational regions. However, China has recently become a major financier of...

  • Presentation  |   2017

    Towards Better Measurement of E-commerce Flows and Readiness

    Author(s): Ansón, José

    This session will put the spotlight on data and the importance of having accurate, reliable and timely statistics to inform policy makers. It will describe the indicators that are currently available and it will invite and discuss key recommendations on what needs to be done to improve data availability, especially in developing countries. The...

  • Report  |   2010

    Caribbean Trade and Integration: Trends and Future Prospects

    Author(s): Freckleton, Marie ; Mulder, Nanno ; Pellandra, Andrea ; Caldentey, Esteban Perez

    This paper analyses recent trends and future prospects in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), an incomplete customs union of 15 States in the Caribbean that includes most English speaking countries in the region plus Haiti and Suriname. In these small economies, the promotion of exports is of utmost importance, as in the medium term these are the...

  • Report  |   2018

    Credit Risk Dynamics of Infrastructure Investment: Considerations for Financial Regulators

    Author(s): Jobst, Andreas Alexander

    Prudential regulation of infrastructure investment plays an important role in creating an enabling environment for mobilizing long-term finance from institutional investors, such as insurance companies, and, thus, gives critical support to sustainable development. Infrastructure projects are asset-intensive and generate predictable and stable...

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