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  • Report  |   2013

    The Case of the Bothnian Arc (Finland-Sweden) – Regions and Innovation: Collaborating Across Borders

    Author(s): Nauwelaers, Claire ; Maguire, Karen ; Marsan, Giulia Ajmone

    The Bothnian Arc is a cross-border area on the border of Finland and Sweden that covers the most populated areas along the upper Bothnian Bay, spanning 800 kilometres. It has a population of around 710 000, across 55 000 km² with an economic output of USD 31 billion. The Bothnian Arc collaboration was initiated by local authorities, with strong...

  • Policy Brief  |   2018

    Building Complementarity and Resilience in ASEAN amid Global Trade Uncertainty

    Author(s): Villafuerte, James P. ; Khan, Fahad ; Tayag, Mara Claire ; Ng, Thiam Hee ; Jeong, Kwang Jo ; Zara, Dulce

    This brief explores how greater regional cooperation and integration within the ASEAN Economic Community can guard against the effects of global trade uncertainty. Growing bilateral trade tensions between the United States (US) and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are a concern for members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN...

  • Report  |   2016

    Internet for All: A Framework for Accelerating Internet Access and Adoption

    Author(s): World Economic Forum

    This document, part of the Access/Adoption pillar within the World Economic Forum’s Global Challenge initiative on the Future of the Internet, provides a common framework for addressing the barriers related to achieving an internet for all. The document is also a foundation for our focus in 2016 and beyond to develop new scalable and replicable...

  • Report  |   2014

    Caribbean Regional Action Plan on Freight Logistics, Maritime Transport and Trade Facilitation

    Author(s): Lucenti, Krista

    The Caribbean's location at the crossroads of global container shipping routes gives the region excellent maritime connectivity that could translate into significant commercial opportunities. Given its heavy dependence on trade, Caribbean authorities are increasingly vested in improving the efficiency of supply chains and addressing issues...

  • Report  |   2018

    Connectivity Along Overland Corridors of the Belt and Road Initiative

    Author(s): Kunaka, Charles ; Liu, Xingjian ; Derudder, Ben

    The six land corridors that are the  ‘Belt’ part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) connect more than sixty countries. As the initiative progresses, policy makers, analysts and researchers are trying to answer a few open questions of which the most common are: How can a country best benefit from the BRI? How should projects be prioritized and...

  • 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  |   2017

    Linking Up: Public-Private Partnerships in Power Transmission in Africa

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    Creating enabling environments often requires regulatory changes to attract private sector financing. This report examines the global experience in successful private sector-led investments in power transmission and their applicability within the Sub-Saharan African context. It draws lessons from these experiences, highlights what regulations and...

  • Report  |   2014

    Improving Trade and Transport for Landlocked Developing Countries: A Ten-Year Review

    Author(s): Dairabayeva, Karlygash Serikovna

    Landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) are completely dependent on their transit neighbors' infrastructure and administrative procedures to transport their goods to port. This publication provides a comprehensive ten-year review in order to assess the progress made in improving access of LLDCs to global markets, identify the remaining...

  • Report  |   2007

    Institutional Arrangements for Transport Corridor Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Author(s): Adzibgey, Yao ; Kunaka, Charles ; Mitiku, Tesfamichael Nahusenay

    Corridor efficiency is important to the competitiveness of most of the African economies, especially those that are landlocked. Corridors can be defined as a collection of routes linking several economic centers, countries and ports. While some are only road transport corridors, most of them include more than one mode of transport. The Sub-...

  • Report  |   2017

    OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 — The Digital Transformation

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

    With some 200 indicators, the 2017 edition of the OECD Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Scoreboard shows how the digital transformation affects science, innovation, the economy, and the way people work and live. It aims to help governments design more effective science, innovation and industry policies in the fast-changing digital era. The...

  • Report  |   2017

    Key Issues for Digital Transformation in the G20

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

    This report provides an assessment of G20 economies’ performance with respect to digitalisation (Part I) and examines some of the most pressing policy challenges in areas spanning from access to digital infrastructures to digital security to legal frameworks (Part II). Part III includes a set of 11 core policy recommendations that could underpin...

  • Report  |   2011

    Africa's Power Infrastructure: Investment, Integration, Efficiency

    Author(s): Eberhard, Anton ; Rosnes, Orvika ; Shkaratan, Maria ; Vennemo, Haakon

    This study is a product of the Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic (AICD), a project designed to expand the world's knowledge of physical infrastructure in Africa. The AICD provides a baseline against which future improvements in infrastructure services can be measured, making it possible to monitor the results achieved from donor...

  • Report  |   2018

    Asian Economic Integration Report 2018

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    This publication documents Asia’s progress in regional cooperation and integration. It covers the 48 regional members of the Asian Development Bank and analyzes regional as well as global economic linkages. The 2018 report’s special chapter “Toward Optimal Provision of Regional Public Goods in Asia and the Pacific” examines how collective action...

  • Report  |   2018

    Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2018

    Author(s): Agility Global Integrated Logistics and Transport Intelligence

    The Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index has three main components. First is the Index country rankings: a look at the composite scores of the 50 Index emerging markets based on a combination of their market size and growth prospects, market compatibility or overall business climate, and market connectedness or transport infrastructure and...

  • 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  |   2017

    ICT for Energy: Telecom and Energy Working Together for Sustainable Development

    Author(s): International Telecommunication Union

    This paper culminates in an outlook of what countries can do to facilitate access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by fostering sector and competent authorities collaboration. ICT Energy International Telecommunication Union Download PDF Publications launched at RDF-EUR 2017 (International Telecommunications Union)...

  • Report  |   2014

    Connecting Central Asia with Economic Centers

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    This report by the Asian Development Bank Institute offers a macroeconomic overview of Central Asia from 1990 to the present; examines trade ties between Central Asia and economic centers; analyzes foreign direct investment links; examines finance, infrastructure, migration, institutions, and other linkages; and provides key policy...

  • Book  |   August 2018

    Enhancing Connectivity through Transport Infrastructure: The Role of Official Development Finance and Private Investment

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

    Cross-border or long-distance roads and railways as well as international ports and airports are needed to move products and people around in a globalised world. The OECD recently published a report, "Enhancing Connectivity Transport Infrastructure: The Role of Official Development Finance and Private Investment", which takes stock of...

  • 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...

  • Report  |   2015

    Russian Federation-- A Sector Assessment: Broadband in Russia

    Author(s): Gelvanovska, Natalija ; Hohlov, Yuri ; Maciule, Vaiva ; Rossotto, Carlo Maria ; Shaposhnik, Sergei

    A first step in infrastructure planning is often to do a sector assessment.  This World Bank paper aims to advise the Government of Russia on the measures needed to develop broadband throughout the country in support of economic growth. It first examines the broadband market in Russia and preconditions for its sustainable development. Next, it...

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