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  • 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  |   2016

    Making Global Value Chains Work for Development

    Author(s): Taglioni, Daria ; Winkler, Deborah Elisabeth

    Economic, technological, and political shifts as well as changing business strategies have driven firms to unbundle production processes and disperse them across countries. Thanks to these changes, developing countries can now increase their participation in global value chains (GVCs) and thus become more competitive in agriculture, manufacturing...

  • Report  |   2011

    Foreign Direct Investment in Cross-Border Infrastructure Projects

    Author(s): Fung, Kwok-Chiu ; Garcia-Herrero, Alicia ; Ng, Francis

    Comparative study of foreign direct investment in cross-border infrastructure in Latin America; Eastern and Central Europe; and Asia, including six case studies of investment in infrastructure projects in these regions. In this paper the authors critically review the relevant information and literature that can enhance the feasibility and the...

  • Report  |   2017

    ASEAN Infrastructure Fund Brochure and Overview of AIF Loans

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank

    The ASEAN Infrastructure Fund (AIF) promotes regional infrastructure financing and financial resilience to support long-term development of ASEAN countries. Infrastructure plays a critical role in driving economic growth and cutting poverty, so ADB and the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to establish...

  • Report  |   2018

    Incorporating Resilience in Infrastructure Prioritization: Application to the Road Transport Sector

    Author(s): Marcelo Gordillo, Darwin ; House, Ruth Schuyler ; Raina, Aditi

    Disruption of infrastructure services can cause significant social and economic losses, particularly in the event of a natural disaster. The World Bank Group and the Government of Japan established the Quality Infrastructure Investment Partnership to focus attention on the quality dimensions of infrastructure in developing countries, with a focus...

  • Report  |   2016

    APEC Supply Chain Connectivity Framework Action Plan 2010-2015: Final Assessment

    Author(s): Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

    The report presents the final assessment results of the APEC Supply Chain Connectivity Framework Action Plan (SCFAP). The SCFAP aims to improve the performance of supply chains in the APEC region, with a target of 10 percent reduction in time, cost and uncertainty by 2015. The results show that some progress has been made in reducing time and...

  • Report  |   2017

    Better Neighbors: Toward a Renewal of Economic Integration in Latin America

    Author(s): Bown, Chad P.Lederman, DanielPienknagura, SamuelRobertson, Raymond

    In a clear break from its past, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), particularly South America, experienced a growth spurt with equity during the first decade of the 21st century. One policy area that has moved back to center stage is regional integration. Indeed, since at least the 1960s, LAC has experimented with various forms of regional...

  • Presentation  |   2017

    Enhancing Regional Integration of Landlocked Developing Countries in North and Central Asia Through Infrastructure Connectivity

    Author(s): Chong, Edouard

    North and Central Asia continues to remain the least integrated subregion in Asia and the Pacific. Intraregional merchandise export within North and Central Asia accounted for 7.9% of its total export in 2015, which is significantly lower than in other subregions: 34.6% in East and North-East Asia and 24.4% in South-East Asia. The lack of...

  • Report  |   2014

    Bridging Transport, ICT and Energy Infrastructure Gaps for Seamless Regional Connectivity

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

    Bridging Transport, ICT and Energy Infrastructure Gaps for Seamless Regional Connectivity, is a contribution by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) to deliberations at the Second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) in Vienna, Austria, from 3 to 5 November 2014. It...

  • Report  |   January 2018

    Procuring Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships 2018

    Author(s): Ghossein, Tania ; Ruiz Nunez, Fernanda

    Governments around the world have turned to public-private partnerships (PPPs) to design, finance, build, and operate infrastructure projects. Government capabilities to prepare, procure, and manage such projects are important to ensure that the expected efficiency gains are achieved. Procuring Infrastructure PPPs 2018 assesses the regulatory...

  • Report  |   2017

    Measuring Digital Trade: Towards A Conceptual Framework

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

    The Internet and digitalisation are fundamentally changing the way people, businesses and governments interact, including across borders. The growing importance of what is commonly referred to as ‘digital trade’ and the emergence of new (and disruptive) players has resulted in increased interest from within the statistics community and amongst...

  • Working / Technical Paper  |   May 2018

    MPFD Working Paper on Public-Private Partnership for Cross-border Infrastructure Development

    Author(s): Verougstraete, Mathieu

    Cross-border infrastructure networks are critical for improving regional connectivity, their financing has however been challenging. This paper examines whether Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) may contribute to their development and reviews experience with this type of financing arrangements in the energy, transport and telecommunication...

  • Presentation  |   2017

    Abidjan-Lagos Transport Corridor: One Road- One Vision

    Author(s): Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa

    Trade Transport Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa Download PDF Transport corridors economic integration intra-regional trade road infrastructure customs clearance non-tariff barriers regulatory framework CAPACITY BUILDING REGIONAL INTEGRATION joint border checkpoint economic corridor...

  • 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  |   2016

    Promoting Regional Energy Connectivity in Asia and the Pacific

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

    At its seventieth session, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific endorsed the Bangkok Declaration on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific, which promotes a comprehensive view of regional economic cooperation and integration. Energy connectivity, with its specific focus on transboundary...

  • Report  |   2017

    Breaking Silos: Actions to Develop Infrastructure as an Asset Class and Address the Information Gap

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

    Policy and industry initiatives have been launched to build a better understanding of infrastructure at the macro and micro level. Taken together, all of these data sources and methods used in these initiatives may be applied to help close the data gap in infrastructure, charting a course forward that better describes investment expectations for...

  • Report  |   2007

    Cross-border Infrastructure: A Toolkit

    Author(s): Asian Development Bank and Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility

    This toolkit has been prepared based on a learning program offered to middle and senior policy makers of the Great Mekong Subregion (GMS) under the Phnom Penh Plan in March 2006. The program had four focus areas, namely, policy and planning, finance, private sector partnerships, and regulation and accountability. Each area was covered by an...

  • Report  |   2014

    Reviving Trade Routes: Evidence from the Maputo Corridor

    Author(s): Sequeira, Sandra ; Hartmann, Olivier ; Kunaka, Charles

    This report draws on the successes and failures of the Maputo Corridor in Africa, and informs readers on the challenges of private sector participation in the corridor transport systems and the associated policy reforms required to improve corridor efficiency. Trade Transport Sequeira, Sandra; Hartmann, Olivier; Kunaka, Charles Download PDF World...

  • Report  |   2014

    Broadband Networks in the Middle East and North Africa: Accelerating High-Speed Internet Access

    Author(s): Gelvanovska, Natalija ; Rogy, Michel ; Rossotto, Carlo Maria

    Just as the steam engine was the driving force behind the Industrial Revolution, broadband Internet is today seen as critical to the transition to knowledge-intensive economies across the world. As a general purpose technology, broadband Internet is considered as a fundamental driver of economic growth and social development, releasing the...

  • Report  |   2017

    2016 Progress Survey Report of Infrastructure Projects in CADP 2.0

    Author(s): Mori, Nobuyuki ; Nishida, Yoshiki ; Fujisawa, Takafumi

    The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) submitted the Comprehensive Asia Development Plan 2.0 (CADP 2.0) to the East Asia Summit in 2015. CADP 2.0 updates the infrastructure projects from the first CADP, reformulates the conceptual framework for connectivity and innovation, and discusses the quality of infrastructure...


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