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  • Report  |   2018

    Connective Financing: Chinese Infrastructure Projects and the Diffusion of Economic Activity in Developing Countries

    Author(s): Bluhm, Richard ; Dreher, Axel ; Fuchs, Andreas ; Parks, Bradley ; Strange, Austin ; Tierney, Michael

    How do development projects influence the geographic distribution of economic activity within low-income and middle-income countries? Existing research focuses on the effects of Western development projects on inter-personal inequality and inequality across different subnational regions. However, China has recently become a major financier of...

  • Report  |   2018

    Does Regional Integration Matter for Inclusive Growth? Evidence from the Multidimensional Regional Integration Index

    Author(s): Claveria, Racquel ; Park, Cyn-Young

    This study constructs a multidimensional regional integration index series that embodies six key facets of regional integration: trade and investment, money and finance, regional value chains, infrastructure and connectivity, movement of people, and institutional and social integration. The index confirms that regional integration is most...

  • Report  |   2013

    Border Crossing Monitoring along the Northern Corridor

    Author(s): Fitzmaurice, Mike ; Hartmann, Olivier

    Border-crossing times in East Africa have been identified as a major constraint for smooth trade flows, both for regional trade and for international transit. Delays at borders disrupt efficient trade logistics, impacting on the transport costs and prices, and ultimately on trade competitiveness. In order to improve the efficiency of border...

  • 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,...

  • Report  |   2015

    Better Together

    Author(s): Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

    Better Together showcases ten cross-border projects involving at least two EU countries, either completed or in progress. They have been selected among hundreds of similar TEN-T projects financed by the EU for their outstanding achievements in building a faster, safer and greener European transport network. This publication will take you on a...

  • Report  |   2018

    Constructing the Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation and Integration Index: A Panel Approach

    Author(s): Park, Cyn-Young ; Claveria, Racquel

    Trade and investment and movement of people are the main drivers of regional integration in Asia and the Pacific from 2006 to 2016. Asia comes second to the European Union in progress on regional integration. This paper employs a panel approach in constructing the Asia–Pacific Regional Cooperation and Integration Index (ARCII) to strengthen the...

  • 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  |   2018

    Technology and Innovation Report 2018: Harnessing Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development

    Author(s): United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

    The Technology and Innovation Report 2018: Harnessing Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development notes that change is becoming exponential thanks to the power of digital platforms and innovative combinations of different technologies that become possible every day. This opens exciting possibilities for the democratization of frontier...

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