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The Recommendation calls for governments to assess their public procurement laws and practices at all levels of government in order to promote more effective procurement and reduce the risk of bid rigging in public tenders.
This guide outlines five steps in the context of achieving a knowledge exchange, (i) Anchor the knowledge exchange, (ii) Define the knowledge exchange, (iii) Design and develop the knowledge exchange, (iv) Implement the knowledge exchange, (v) report the results. Case studies from South America and Africa are discussed with reference to this guide.
This report analyzes the major transformational economic opportunities and challenges which include tourism, labor mobility, ICT, oceanic tuna fisheries, deep sea minerals, climate change and natural disasters, and non-communicable diseases in Pacific Island countries.
This brief argues that we require more technology rather than lesss in developing countries since technology creates opportunities (leapfrogging), to generate jobs, increase earnings and be more inclusive, even though the technology could be widening the income inequality gap.
This Railway Reform Toolkit aims to provide an easy-to-use resource on the rail industry and to provide an experience-based set of best practices to aid in the planning and execution of railway reforms.
This is a self-learning tool for city transport leaders and their advisers, but also a public resource that provides guidance in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of an ITS program.
This toolkit is designed to help government officials and policy makers evaluate existing and alternative urban bus systems in developing and transitional countries. It offers practical advice to enact fundamental system reforms.
The toolkit provides expert guidance, dependable counsel and a compilation of best practices to assist state legislatures as they consider whether and how to pursue public-private partnerships (PPPs) in their states.
This report outlines benchmarking techniques, in order to improve the effectiveness of monitoring and evaluation in policy design
It addresses the growing worldwide interest in the use of light rail metro transit (LRMT) schemes to provide urban transport solutions and reviews the potential use of public-private partnership (PPP).
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 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 paper analyses the outcomes from dynamic pricing of a utility on its profits, in the context of the utility facing competitive fringe, short-run network adjustment costs, theft of service, and the threat of a retaliatory regulatory review.
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.
Canada and British Columbia agree on the need for high-quality, modern public infrastructure that contributes to long-term economic growth, a clean environment and strong communities.
The Capital Asset Management Framework describes government objectives and policies for planning and managing publicly-funded capital assets such as schools, hospitals and highways.