The International Labour Organization (ILO) has promoted employment-intensive public and community works programmes as a major means of job creation and poverty alleviation in developing countries.
The Project Readiness Assessment (PRA) is a standardized tool managed and financed by the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF).
This paper presents three different approaches to quantifying postive and negative “additionalities” of cross-border transport infrastructure developments in GMS economic corridors.
This paper explains hard and soft barriers to trade in South Asia by analyzing transport links and trade facilitation issues.
This paper examines the evolution of infrastructure and the impact of infrastructure investment and public finance shocks on key development indicators and growth performance in the context of middle income countries.
This study analyses the direct and indirect links between cross-border infrastructural development and poverty reduction under the guise of transport, electricity and communication infrastructure.
This paper analyzes the economic impacts of the Second Mekong International Bridge linking Mukdahan Province in Thailand with Savannakhet Province in the Lao People's Democratic Republic using a general equilibrium model.
This paper analyses how wider roads or more lanes can reduce vehicle emissions and help people be more mobile and efficient, longer roads can increase emissions, although not in a statistically significant way.
This paper studies the impacts of providing an efficient and affordable transport system within a country through the experience of the Philippines.
We introduce and apply the concept of spillover effects to high-speed rail (HSR) development to formulate the economic impact on increasing the regional tax revenue.
This paper discusses the approaches that analyze the way in which new transport infrastructure may lead to the restructuring and rebalancing of local and regional economies through structural change and the relocation of activities.
This study examines the potential role of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program in improving aviation in the region.
This Publication uses computable general equilibrium (CGE) methods to address how infrastructure developments in SASEC might affect the region's broader economy and the impact on income distribution and poverty.
The paper analyses the impact of infrastructure on trade, suggesting that potential gains are large and increase with the quality of infrastructure of trading partners.
The paper discusses the potential contribution of transport infrastructure to regional growth in the years following the GFC.