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This timely report presents the findings of an initial Asian Development Bank impact study on the roll-on/roll-off system in the Philippines.
This document discusses how science-based indicators of vulnerability to climate change and of adaptability can inform the prioritization of adaptation assistance from a global adaptation fund.
This paper uses data from the world bank performance database and the electricity regulatory governance database using electricity company data to the develop the literature that explores the link between regulatory governance and sector performance.
The International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities (IBNET) blue book creates a baseline and, at the same time, offers a global vision of the state of the sector in developing countries.
This report provides a discussion on the relevance of measuring greenhouse gas emissions, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2).
This guidance note aims to explain key sector features of urban water supply and identify entry points for mapping governance risks.
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 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 book combines thematic and country studies, while breaking new ground in quantifying infrastructure's impact on Asia's trade costs.
This paper examines what factor facilitates most network expansion using micro data from 45 fixed-line and mobile telephone operators in 18 African countries by looking into network externailties and discriminatory pricing.
This benchmarking documents provides a preliminary analysis of infrastructure performance in Lesotho in four major sectors against the relevant group of comparator countries using a new World Bank international data base with objective and perception-based indicators of infrastructure performance from over 200 countries, this document outlines the deficiences in Lesotho in infrastructure.
This article presents results from the first statistically significant study of cost escalation in transportation infrastructure projects.
This paper considers three hydropower projects, these are in India, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. The paper looks into the impact of global climate change on these hydropower projects using an autoregressive model on a hydrological series, since hydropower is among the most vulnerable industries to changes in global and regional climate.
This report provides an assessment of the state of regulatory governance in infrastructure industries in Brazil and to suggest possible indicators for future monitoring, while also providing a ranking among Brazillian regulators.
This paper discusses the regulation of water and sanitation services in urban areas.
This report outlines how in recent years Armenia has made significant strides in reforming the water sector by developing policies, enacting laws, and drawing up plans, programs and strategies aimed at improving water service provision
One of the main challenges in introducing PPPs lies in the proper definition of governance structures for all actors.
The purpose of this brief note is to set out a checklist of issues which need to be considered when assessing the likely economic impact of regulatory reform.
This report looks into developing policies for Angola in the energy, water, transport and communcations sector in order to enhance the private participation in the rebuilding and development in the countries infrastructure.
This report indicates that although privatization, competitive restructuring, and regulatory reforms improve infrastructure performance, several issues must be considered and conditions met for these measures to achieve their public interest goals.