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Report | 2016
East Asia and Pacific- Enhancing ASEAN Connectivity Monitoring and Evaluation
Author(s): Marcelo Gordillo, Darwin ; Mandri-Perrott, Xavier Cledan ; House, Ruth Schuyler
As Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) approaches end 2015, this report takes stock of the progress to date and draws out lessons for the next stage of ASEAN’s connectivity journey. The realization of an integrated ASEAN community demands connectedness vis improved and expanded transport, communications, and energy infrastructure; the...
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 | 2010
Understanding the Benefits of Regional Integration to Trade: The Application of a Gravity Model to the Case of Central America
Author(s): Marcelo Gordillo, Darwin ; Schwartz, Jordan Z. ; Stokenberga, Aiga
The paper identifies the impact of physical barriers to trade within Central America through the use of an augmented and partially constrained Gravity Model of Trade. Adjusting the Euclidian distance factor for Central America by real average transport times, the model quantifies the impact of poor connectivity and border frictions on the region...
Report | 2016
Prioritizing Infrastructure Investment: A Framework for Government Decision Making
Author(s): Marcelo Gordillo, Darwin ; Mandri-Perrott, Xavier Cledan ; House, Ruth Schuyler ; Schwartz, Jordan Z.
Governments must decide how to allocate limited resources for infrastructure development, particularly since financing gaps have been projected for the coming decades. Social cost-benefit analysis provides sound project appraisal and, when systematically applied, a basis for prioritization. In some instances, however, capacity and resource...