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.
The General Guidelines for Preliminary Feasibility Studies (hereinafter General Guidelines ) have served as a basic manual for conducting all preliminary feasibility studies and include the methods and standards for doing so.
This report outlines lessons from two river basins in India, while arguing how planning for hydropower development needs to evolve from a project-based engineering approach to a more holistic one.
This toolkit is designed to help decision makers and practitioners in states and municipal governments who are concerned with urban transport development in medium-sized cities in India.
Standardised contractual documents help to structure projects and provide standardised guidance on project risk identification, allocation and mitigation mechanisms at the preparation stage.
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 document provides advice related to fluvial flood risk management that addresses strategic planning, environmentally sensitive design and the implementation of works.
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.
The Capital Asset Management Framework describes government objectives and policies for planning and managing publicly-funded capital assets such as schools, hospitals and highways.
This report outlines a project that serves as a pilot program, demonstrating a model that regional gas distribution companies can replicate throughout Colombia to speed access to piped natural gas for poor households.
The second volume of this report and looks at infrastructure statistics in Brazil and international benchmarks, regulatory policy issues, contract negotiations, and gives conclusions and policy implications on these topics.
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 paper uses a randomized controlled trial of a matching grant program for firms in the Republic of Yemen to demonstrate the feasibility of conducting experiments with well-designed programs, and to measure whether firms carry out additional innovation that they otherwise would not do.
The BFI Financial Model has been designed to appraise the affordability of any infrastructure project proposal submitted to the BFI.