The objective of the report and the accompanying index is not simply to rank countries, but to use score movements as a benchmark from which to investigate trends, identify successful PPP performers, and focus on the approaches that can facilitate a better understanding of common challenges and best-practice standards.
This paper reviews the literature on the impact of physical infrastructure on development and issues surrounding the analysis of the effects of infrastructure on development indicators such as poverty.
This publication analyses the relationship between several infrastructure indicators and income inequality in urban areas of the People’s Republic of China.
This paper summarizes and expands the state-of-the-art understanding of the urbanization, development, environment, and inequality nexus.
This paper explains hard and soft barriers to trade in South Asia by analyzing transport links and trade facilitation issues.
This publication discusses how the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program (CAREC) can enhance trade by addressing key challenges, including poor market access, limited economic diversification, and weak institutions for trade.
This paper provides a comprehensive overview of the issues, policies, and political economy of infrastructure investment, and a review of empirical literature of the relationship between growth and infrastructure within Asia.
This policy brief reviews two aspects of independent regulation: institutional efficacy, including primarily autonomy, capacity, and accountability; and the mode of regulation, or the regulator's functional scope. Recommendations are made in the policy brief relating to the entire regulatory process.
This publication captures the proceedings of the forum, which featured presentations on the regional economic outlook and various financing schemes for urban infrastructure projects.
This report outlines how energy efficiency and water conservation are each important for the delivery of electricity and drinking water.
This publication provides examples of how the ADB supported communities in the Shanxi province and met the rising challenges in water security, food production, and climate issues.
This publication identifies specific infrastructure and utility service reform measures that can be taken to advance the interests of the poor.
This is a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on the strategy and road map for the water supply and sanitation sector in Cambodia.
This is a report of the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) current assessment and strategic investment priorities of the Government of Indonesia and ADB in Indonesia's water supply and sanitation sector.
This guidance note will help define core areas of support and set the course for ADB's country partnership strategy investments in irrigation and assists.
This policy brief aims to inform policy makers in the Government of Vietnam and development partners involved in developing the water and irrigation subsector about the irrigation service fee waiver and related issues.
The Asian Journal Special Issue on High-Speed Rail (HSR) Services in Asia provides an overview of the impacts of HSR infrastructure in Asia and explains how investment in HSR brings significant socio-economic changes.
This paper investigates the relationship between high-speed rail (HSR) and agglomeration economy in the scope of specialization and diversity.
This report provides a discussion on the relevance of measuring greenhouse gas emissions, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2).
This report summarizes the transport sector profile, challenges, and the way forward in Armenia.