Benefit-cost analysis (BCA) is a valuable and widely used tool. To reduce the odds of misuse, this report probes some important methodological issues, especially as they relate to transport projects.
This paper studies the impacts of providing an efficient and affordable transport system within a country through the experience of the Philippines.
This paper presents three different approaches to quantifying postive and negative “additionalities” of cross-border transport infrastructure developments in GMS economic corridors.
The paper applies indicator calculations to three case studies of proposed bypass roads in Japan to evaluate their resilience.
The paper discusses the potential contribution of transport infrastructure to regional growth in the years following the GFC.
This paper explains hard and soft barriers to trade in South Asia by analyzing transport links and trade facilitation issues.
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 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.
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.
Half of all global infrastructure investment will be needed in Asia from now until 2040, major new analysis by the Global Infrastructure Hub shows. And while so much of the region’s infrastructure growth has been in China, the focus will shift to South and South East Asian countries where infrastructure gaps remain very substantial.
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.
The performance of an urban road system can be defined according to different thematic areas such as traffic flow, accessibility, maintenance and safety, for which the scientific literature proposes different measurement indicators.
RAND researchers used a six-step scenario development process to develop two thought-provoking scenarios that address the future of mobility in the US in 2030. Three driving forces caused one path to emerge over another: (1) the price of oil, (2) the development of environmental regulation, and (3) the amount of highway revenues and expenditures.
What might one expect for the future of mobility in China in 2030? Mobility is defined as the ability to travel from one location to another, regardless of mode or purpose. RAND researchers used a six-step scenario development process to develop two thought-provoking scenarios that address this question.
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.
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.
By delivering efficient, cost-effective and innovative maintenance services, well-designed output and performance-based road maintenance contracts can help maintain road assets and achieve value-for-money.
This paper develops a port productivity and efficiency analysis of all developing regions between 2000 and 2010, using both parametric and nonparametric approaches.
This report presents the findings of the analysis of unit costs and cost overruns of road infrastructure projects in Africa.
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.