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  • Report  |   2008

    Potential and Prospects for Regional Energy Trade in the South Asia Region

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    South Asian region is enjoying unprecedented economic growth. The growth, however, is becoming constrained by significant shortages in energy supply, and unless corrective steps are urgently initiated and implemented, it may be difficult to sustain the achieved growth rates. The region's political leaders and its business community are...

  • Report  |   2015

    Indicators to Monitor Deeper Regional Trade Integration in Africa

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    Stronger regional integration has been a policy priority in Africa for several decades. Closer trade links with neighboring countries promise to stabilize food markets, enhance profitable exchanges in light manufactures, reduce consumer prices, and help develop regional production networks. However, the implementation of existing integration...

  • Report  |   2017

    The Mobile Economy 2017

    Author(s): GSM Association

    The GSMA Mobile Economy series provides the latest insights on the state of the mobile industry worldwide. Produced by GSMA Intelligence, these reports contain a range of technology, socio-economic and financial datasets, including forecasts out to 2020. The global version of the report is published annually at Mobile World Congress, while...

  • Report  |   2017

    Unlocking the Potential for East and North-East Asian Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration

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

    Amid the continuing uncertainty in the global trade, widening social disparities, and increasing environmental concerns, the forthcoming publication entitled "Unlocking the Potential for East and North-East Asia Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration" aims to lay the groundwork for building bridges between East and North-East...

  • Report  |   2015

    Firm Productivity and Infrastructure Costs in East Africa

    Author(s): Iimi, Atsushi ; Humphrey, Richard Martin ; Melibaeva, Sevara

    Infrastructure is an important constraint in many African countries. Using firm-level data for East Africa, this Study re-examines the relationship between firm performance and impact of infrastructure. It is shown that labor costs are by far the most important to stimulate firm production. Among the infrastructure sectors, electricity costs have...

  • Report  |   2015

    Towards a Framework for the Governance and Delivery of Infrastructure

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

    In response to discussions on the need for further study on how to think about infrastructure governance and modality choice at the 2014 Annual Meeting of Senior PPP Officials in Paris on 17-18 February 2014, this paper sets out a draft framework for the public governance and delivery of infrastructure. The ambition is to harness OECD countries’...

  • Report  |   2013

    Reducing Poverty by Closing South Asia's Infrastructure Gap

    Author(s): Andres, Luis ; Biller, Dan ; Dappe, Matias Herrera

    Despite recent rapid growth and poverty reduction, the South Asia Region (SAR) continues to suffer from a combination of insufficient economic growth, slow urbanization, and huge infrastructure gaps that together could jeopardize future progress. It is also home to the largest pool of individuals living under the poverty line of any region,...

  • 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  |   2017

    Toolkit on Cross-Infrastructure Sharing: Module 8 of the Broadband Strategies Toolkit

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    The World Bank's ICT Sector Unit initiated the development of this web-based cross-sector infrastructure sharing toolkit. Providing key stakeholders in the joint use of passive infrastructure by telecommunications operators and public utilities as both a reference point and learning tool. The overall objective is to capitalize on synergies...

  • Report  |   2005

    Connecting East Asia: A New Framework for Infrastructure

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank ; Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) ; World Bank Group

    Infrastructure development has made a major contribution to East Asia's enviable record on growth and poverty reduction. However, substantial new investments in infrastructure and service delivery improvements will be required to sustain progress in the future, and to address new challenges posed by urbanization, decentralization, and...

  • Report  |   January 2018

    Financing Infrastructure in Asia: Capturing Impacts and New Sources

    Author(s): Yoshino, Naoyuki ; Helble, Matthias ; Abidhadjaev, Umid

    This book presents several country studies and explains how infrastructure investment can increase output, taxes, trade, and firm productivity. Governments throughout the Asia-Pacific region recognize the catalyzing role of infrastructure investment for sustainable growth. Yet, they are faced with the problem of financing new infrastructure. This...

  • Report  |   2012

    UNASUR- Infrastructure for Regional Integration

    Author(s): United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

    This document is the second in a series prepared by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the General Secretariat of UNASUR in the framework of intensive collaboration between the two bodies. Its main purpose is to provide national and subnational government authorities, the academic and business sectors, and the...

  • Report  |   2014

    Submarine Telecoms Industry Report 2014

    Author(s): Terabit Consulting

    An Industry Report providing an overview of global submarine cable telecommunications markets as well as trends and outlook, including regional capacity and bandwidth markets, geopolitical and economic analysis, and supply markets.  The report contains analysis of the following submarine cable markets: transatlantic, transpacific, North America-...

  • Report  |   2017

    PPIAF Annual Report 2017

    Author(s): The Public–Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF)

    The Public–Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) 2015–2017 Strategy provides the opportunity to look back and analyze long-term trends in regards to its mandate and strategy targets. This report provides a qualitative cross-section of the breadth and width of PPIAF’s portfolio of activities, with snapshots of specific outcomes and...

  • Report  |   2017

    International Single Window Environment: Prospects and Challenges

    Author(s): Bal, Abhinayan Basu ; Rajput, Trisha ; Alizada, Parviz

    An international single window environment will allow information sharing for both public and private sector stakeholders in global supply chains. Various international institutions have supported the implementation of national/regional single windows. The next logical step would be to internationalize and make them interoperable to allow for...

  • Report  |   2012

    Infrastructure for Asian Connectivity

    Author(s): Bhattacharyay, Biswa Nath ; Kawai, Masahiro ; Nag, Rajat M

    This book addresses the prospects and challenges concerning both soft and hard infrastructure development in Asia and provides a framework for achieving Asian connectivity through regional infrastructure cooperation towards a seamless Asia. Key topics include:- demand estimates of national and regional infrastructure in transport, electricity,...

  • Policy Brief  |   2018

    Commonwealth Trade Finance Facility: Helping Small States Get Access to Trade Finance

    Author(s): Commonwealth Secretariat

    The Commonwealth Trade Finance Facility allows Commonwealth small states to access the finance they need to develop trade and sustain economic and social development, by encouraging international banks to make more trade finance available to them. The banks participating in the scheme will receive credit enhancement support through an innovative...

  • Report  |   2012

    Cost-Benefit Analysis for Regional Infrastructure in Water and Power Sectors in Southern Africa

    Author(s): United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

    This report presents the output of an analytical study of Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and key issues and challenges of regional infrastructure development in the Southern African subregion. It aims to inform decision makers and guide investment in regional infrastructure projects in the SADC region and offer general policy advice. The report is...

  • Report  |   2015

    The Economics and Policy Implications of Infrastructure Sharing and Mutualisation in Africa

    Author(s): Marino Garcia, Jose ; Kelly, Tim

    In developing countries, governments know the importance of broadband for development and promoting broadband as a way to boost knowledge in society has now entered the political agenda. Infrastructure sharing is one of the main trends in broadband infrastructure deployment. In developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, there is a...

  • Report  |   2018

    Transport Sector Study

    Author(s): Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    AIIB’s Transport Strategy is set out in a separate document to be presented to AIIB’s Board for approval. The strategy will define AIIB’s comparative advantage, lay out the vision and priorities for transport infrastructure, and the implementation and monitoring framework for the Bank. To support the Transport Strategy, this Study sets out the...


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