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  • Report  |   2017

    Two to Tango: An Evaluation of World Bank Group Support for Fostering Regional Integration

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    Three overlapping forces shape economic and political systems in the contemporary world order: globalization, regionalism and nationalism. The first wave of regionalism in the 1960-1980 was primarily driven by the trade and tariff agenda, followed by the second wave in the 1980-2000 when regionalism was seen as a useful supplement to...

  • Presentation  |   2016

    World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    On Monday, February 1, 2016, the  World Bank Group Office in Geneva  and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) co-hosted a presentation of the “ World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends.” The 2016 World Development Report examines how the internet can be a force for development, especially for the poor in...

  • Report  |   2017

    Africa's Cities: Opening Doors to the World

    Author(s): Lall, Somik Vinay ; Henderson, J. Vernon ; Venables, Anthony J.

    Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. This study, however, identifies a deeper reason: African...

  • Report  |   2013

    Middle East and North Africa-- Integration of Electricity Networks in the Arab World: Regional Market Structure and Design

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    The Arab countries have enjoyed sustained economic growth in recent years, and the high economic growth has triggered a rapid increase in energy demand, particularly for electricity. Besides enabling energy imports, interconnected power networks impart a series of additional benefits such as improved system reliability, reduced reserve margins,...

  • Report  |   2005

    East Africa Trade and Transport Facilitation Project: Partial Risk Guarantee

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    The World Bank Group played a key role in supporting the revitalization of the Kenya-Uganda Railway, which would in turn deepen regional integration of transportation services and increase connectivity within East Africa. In addition to the $32 million financing and advisory services provided by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in 2006...

  • Discussion Paper  |   May 2018

    Why Connectivity Matters

    Author(s): World Bank Singapore Hub / Global Infrastructure Connectivity Alliance

    A draft Discussion Paper developed by the team from the World Bank Singapore Hub leading the GICA Secretariat and featured in the June 2018 Virtual Discussion on LinkedIn. The idea of connectivity has risen to prominence as sine qua non in the modern economy. Increasing connectivity is one of the defining trends of the 21st century. This is...

  • 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  |   2012

    Kenya: Adaptable Program Lending for Infrastructure Finance and Public-Private Partnership Project

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    This World Bank project appraisal document discusses an example of how the World Bank used its technical assistance loans to support the Infrastructure Finance and Public-Private Partnership Project in Kenya. The overall objective of this $40 million loan is to increase private investment in Kenya’s infrastructure, and to sustain private sector...

  • Report  |   2013

    Hydropower and Regional Development: Case Studies

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    IFC’s Good Practice Handbook on Cumulative Impact Assessment Management: Guidance for the Private Sector in Emerging Markets is now available online. This handbook proposes a six-step process that guides private sector companies and emerging markets in the effective design and implementation measures to manage  cumulative impacts. Energy World...

  • 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...

  • Presentation  |   2017

    Pacific Aviation Investment Program

    Author(s): R. Bennett, Christopher ; J. De Se, Christopher

    Transport R. Bennett, Christopher; J. De Se, Christopher Download PDF http://www.lpcb.org/index.php/documents/papers-and-reports/presentations-2/other... aviation runway security All Presentation World Bank Group 2017-01-01 00:00:00

  • Report  |   May 2017

    Mobile Metropolises: Urban Transport Matters

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    The evaluation exercise focuses on three themes that cut across strategies and project designs during FY07–16: mobility for all (including the poor, women, and persons with disabilities), sustainable service delivery, and institutional development. In spite of the pressing need arising from rapid urbanization, Africa has a declining urban...

  • Report  |   2012

    Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Grant for Kenya: Adaptable Program Lending for Infrastructure Finance and Public-Private Partnership Project

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    This World Bank project appraisal document discusses an example of how the World Bank used its technical assistance loans to support the Infrastructure Finance and Public-Private Partnership Project in Kenya. The overall objective of this $40 million loan is to increase private investment in Kenya’s infrastructure, and to sustain private sector...

  • Policy Brief  |   2016

    Innovation by Design: Conducting a Border-Crossing Time-Release Study in Belarus

    Author(s): Tetyora, Victoria ; Shemshenya, Irina ; Abrashkevich, Aliaksandr

    In 2015, the World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) conducted a border-crossing time-release study (TRS) at three points on the Belarus border. The joint team customized a standard survey methodology to gather a wider range of data as well as to overcome time and other resource constraints. This smart lesson describes the team’s...

  • Report  |   2016

    Indonesia: First Indonesia Logistics Reform Development Policy Loan Project

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    Development Policy Loans (DPL) provide support to governments for a program of policy and institutional actions to help achieve sustainable and shared growth. The policy actions are a result of careful research analysis, stakeholder discussions and deliberation by both the government and the World Bank. The development objective of the First...

  • Report  |   2013

    Moving Forward: Developing Highway PPPs in Lao PDR

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    This Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) report provides an overview of how Laos’ vision to transform itself from a landlocked to a “land-linked” country in the heart of the Greater Mekong Subregion can be realized through improving its highway network. It advises the Government of Lao on the necessary considerations and steps...

  • Report  |   2009

    Toolkit for Public-Private Partnerships in Roads and Highways

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    The Toolkit for Public-Private Partnerships in Roads and Highways is a multimedia reference guide for policy makers and transport professionals to develop enabling environments, to promote private sector participation and financing in the development of their road and highway sector. Presented in six modules, each presenting a specific subject...

  • Report  |   2011

    Railway Reform: Toolkit for Improving Rail Sector Performance

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    The Railway Reform Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to navigating the challenging process of railway reforms. It provides not only an easy-to-use resource on the rail industry, but also an experience-based set of best practices to aid in the planning and execution of railway reforms. It is based on international experiences with railway reform...

  • Presentation  |   2017

    E-Commerce & Trade Facilitation- Challenges and Opportunities

    Author(s): Gain, Bill

    Trade ICT Gain, Bill Download PDF http://unctad.org/SearchCenter/Pages/Results.aspx?k=connectivity&r=unctadcontenttype%3D%22Presentation%22&start1=101 Border management e-commerce technology cross border border border agencies paperwork Customs border procedures INTERNET e-payment integration air connectivity logistics last mile...

  • Report  |   January 2018

    Air Transport Annual Report 2017

    Author(s): World Bank Group

    The 13th edition of the World Bank Group (WBG) Air Transport Annual Report, outlines the support that is given to emerging and developing countries in air transportation. It summarizes the current portfolio of the air transport practice at the WBG, and highlights some of the projects in more detail. The above described new approach of financing...

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