This brief outlines how China's transport sector can contribute to carbon reduction
This study looks at the project practice in light of the strategy as declared in the sector paper. The main focus is on the first decade of the urban transport lending program (1972–82).
This Global Tracking Framework is featured in the GlobalMobility Report which provides the first-ever assessment of all modes of transport across theglobe.
This paper, prepared as background material for the Lifelines report on infrastructure resilience, summarizes the main findings on the risk faced by transport networks and users as a result of natural disasters and climate change, and the main recommendations for building more resilient transport networks.
This report discusses whether public-private partnerships (PPPs) are better than conventional public provision and can ensure proper maintenance, timely expansion, and less congestion.
This article presented an assessment of Low-Carvon Interventions in the Transport and Power Sector to reduceclimate change emissions
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 brief explores how to ensure that today's mobility needs are not met at the expense of future generations
This note provides examples of the synergies and trade-offs a policy-maker should consider and manage in order to achieve sustainable mobility
The World Bank undertook a comprehensive assessment of South Asia’s container ports to support South Asian governments and stakeholders in the sector. It sought to understand the links between performance and its drivers and costs and to identify whether and how performance might be improved. The study proposes an approach for improvement based on regional and global experience.
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 report examines the performance of the 14 largest container ports in the region based on two sets of criteria: operational performance and economic performance. To measure operational performance, the report benchmarks total time at port, waiting time at port, and idle time as a share of total time at berth. To measure economic performance, it benchmarks productivity and efficiency using two useful techniques: Malmquist total factor productivity decomposition and data envelopment analysis. The report identifies key drivers of port performance and examines how differences in performance across ports are related to those drivers.
The report first gives background information on infrastructure prioritization in Panama, then follows with a description of the IPF in technical and implementation terms.
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 publication outlines the current efforts of the Asian Development Bank to promote sustainable infrastructure in Asia and the Pacific, looking at how lives can be improved with regards to infrastructure in the energy, transport, water & waste, communcations technology areas.
This paper looks to determine the factors for the successful implementation of transit-oriented development (TOD) in Asian cities
This articlehighlights the process and lessons learned from the Vulnerability Assessment and Climate Resilient Road Strategy of the Samoan road network, and outlines a replicable approach for small island nations with acute capacity challenges that seek to balance analytical rigor with the need for practicality.
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 paper establishes a general equilibrium trade model and adopts the “market access” approach to measure the impact of the high-speed railway (HSR) network on the economic growth.