Publications include reports, reference guides, toolkits, frameworks, academic papers, analytical pieces and case studies from all over the world, related to the various drivers of infrastructure development. Use the filters to narrow down the below list of publications.
World Bank Benchmarking Infrastructure Development 2020
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 book describes some key global water challenges, perspectives for remote sensing approaches, and their importance for water resources-related activities. It presents eight key types of water resources management variables, a list of sensors that can produce such information, and a description of existing data products with examples.
This aquaculture supply chain review aims to: (1) identify issues now present in the fish supply (export) chain, specifically pinpointing market imperfections as well as legal and regulatory obstacles; (2) develop recommendations to resolve the problems and challenges so identified, and thus contribute to the improvement of the business and investment environment by reducing costs and increasing productivity; and (3) contribute to enhancing the competitiveness and investment attractiveness of the Armenian
This paper answers three questions surrounding the reform of water supply services in Abidjan. What motivated reform in a system that was already performing well? How and why did the reform affect sector performance, and what additional changes might improve performance further? And what explains the relatively strong performance of Abidjan's water system?
The author evaluates the strength of the effect that community pressure and pollution charges have on industrial pollution control in China, the author finds that the implicit discharge price is at least as high as the explicit price. In other words, community pressure not only exists, but may be as strong an incentive as the pollution charge is for industrial firms to control pollution in China.
This report analyses the economywide and distributional impacts of the multipurpose Mwache dam investment in the coast region of Kenya. Considered in the report are impacts on economic growth, poverty reduction, food availability and nutrition.
The report describes eight nutrition-sensitive approaches for achieving greater impacts on early child nutrition. Results framework indicators are proposed to support monitoring and evaluation of nutrition-sensitive investments in water management and irrigation.
The study has found that the main impacts of hydropower development in Bhutan relate to aquatic biodiversity and are cumulative,meaning that they are not of immediate concernbut should get priority attention once the development of hydropower accelerates. This study has identified a number of gaps inthe management of E&S impacts and rankedthem according to relevance for Bhutan.
The objective of this review is to analyze the current status on achievement of targeted benefits from distribution privatization and identify the gaps between expectations and realizations, with a key task of proposing concrete procedures and methodologies to ensure that EMRA and other government agencies involved in monitoring and enforcing quality in electricity distribution and retail have timely access to reliable information on service actually provided by the DISCOMs to their customers.
This brief outlines some new technological solutions for energy storage in emerging markets
This Energy Sector Policy Note is intended to support the Government of Mozambique in determining priorities for policy decisions with the aim of delivering efficiently produced, technically and financially sustainable electricity supply to the Mozambican population.
Population growth and economic development, aggravated by climate change, will increase pressure on energy and water resources. Integrated planning can make the most of these two essential and scarce resources. Thirsty Energy, a World Bank initiative, helps countries address these issues and ensure sustainable development of both resources. This note focuses on the water needs of the power sector and particularly answers the following questions: Why is this issue important? Do power plants need all that much water? What about other types of plants? What are the challenges? and, What are our options?
This report looks into the area of Congqing, benchmarking its performance against other regions within China and outlining pillars to achieve Chongqing's vision and the risks associated with this vision.
This paper provides a preliminary assessment of expected benefits of government-backed identification systems for firms across a variety of industries.
This book addresses two concerns. First that advanced technologies developed in high-income countries would inexorably lead to job losses of lower-skilled, less well-off workers and exacerbate inequality. Second Policies intended to protect jobs from technology advancement would themselves stultify progress and depress productivity, these are addressed using the output effect subsitution effect framework.
This report provides an outline ending in 2015 of ASEAN connectivity, the report also outlines future challenges the Master Plan from 2015 on.
This paper is intended to capture the main lessons learned from conducting Open Data Readiness Assessments and assisting countries with their implementation.
This study aims to assist Bangladesh in becoming a viable player in the IT/ITES industry in five years by identifying the strategies, programs and investments needed in order for the country to leverage ICT for economic growth and competitiveness, as well as for social development by increasing gender equality and youth employment.
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.