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  • Report  |   2009

    Regionalizing Telecommunications Reform in West Africa

    Author(s): Kessides, Ioannis N. ; Noll, Roger G. ; Benjamin, Nancy C.

    In recent years, there has been an increasing recognition that significant welfare gains could be realized through deep forms of regional integration which entail harmonization of legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks. Reforms that reduce cross-border transaction costs and improve the performance of backbone infrastructure services are...

  • Report  |   2009

    The Potential of Regional Power Sector Integration: South African Power Pool 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  |   2009

    IFC Advisory Services in Public-Private Partnerships: Lessons from Our Work in Infrastructure, Health and Education

    Author(s): Amoako, Brigid ; Bea, Sylvestre ; Beloe, William Trant ; Cariaga, Arturo Doria ; Faustino Coelho, Carla M. N. ; Fernando-Pacua, Marianna Alfa ; Ferozie, Muneer A. ; Flores, Juan-Luis ; Gupta, Neeraj ; Hodges, John T. ; Leroy-Themeze, Claude M.L. ; Mehra, Neha ; Morley, James ; O'Farrell, Catherine C. ; Onoka, Jane ; Prevost, Christophe ; Progri, Ariana ; Sevilla, Jed A. ; Sobek, Martin ; Taylor, Robert

    This IFC SmartBook is a compilation of twelve IFC SmartLessons published between February and November and 2009 that focuses on the topic of conflict-affected countries. IFC Advisory Services in Public-Private Partnerships helps governments implement public-private partnership transactions and expand private-sector participation to increase the...

  • Report  |   2009

    International Experience with Cross-border Power Trading

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    The five main lessons for Southern Africa from our review of the experiencewith cross-border power trading in other regions of the work are that: Security of supply concerns need to be explicitly addressed and understood by the parties to proposed cross-border transactions. Regional entities need to be empowered to make decisions based on legally...

  • 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  |   2009

    Exploring the Potential for Electricity Trade and Interconnection among Yemen and GCC Countries

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    This report has been prepared by Economic Consulting Associates (ECA) under contract to the World Bank to explore the potential for interconnection and electricity trade among Yemen and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The primary objective for this study is to identify the efficient scenarios to utilize gas and electricity...

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