The objective of this paper is to explore the impact of Uruguay's privatization and subsequent nationalization of water services on network access and water quality
This paper presents the state of infrastructure in developing Asian countries, in particular how the development of this infrastructure has correlated with past and current growth in Asia.
This paper provides a comprehensive overview of the issues, policies, and political economy of infrastructure investment, and a review of empirical literature of the relationship between growth and infrastructure within Asia.
This paper provides a review of the literature connecting housing, housing finance and the broader economy. It draws together work in these areas that are seldom part of the mainstream literature of economic development.
This paper argues that with the rapid urbanization in Southeast Asia, local government units (LGUs) in Southeast Asia are comparable to their counterparts in Canada and therefore should move to a comprehensive/beneficial asset management system.
This policy brief reviews two aspects of independent regulation: institutional efficacy, including primarily autonomy, capacity, and accountability; and the mode of regulation, or the regulator's functional scope. Recommendations are made in the policy brief relating to the entire regulatory process.
This paper focuses on how to improve services by laying out the rationale and steps for cities to achieve bus sector reforms, with case studies, examples and illustrations.
This paper reviews the literature on the impact of physical infrastructure on development and issues surrounding the analysis of the effects of infrastructure on development indicators such as poverty.
This report provides a comprehensive overview of digital transformation in Russia, including chapters on the general digital economy in Russia, the global best practice for enhancing digital platforms in Russa and boosting digital innovation.
This report analyses the barriers women face in the water workforce and provides a practical approach to advance gender diversity in the water sector.
This report responds to a request from the Royal Government of Cambodia for the World Bank to assess the current state of its Digital Economy and identify policies such as supporting the development of digital skills and completing regulatory framework.
Focused on the electricity system, BloombergNEF s (BNEF s) New Energy Outlook (NEO) combines the expertise of over 65 market and technology specialists in 12 countries to provide a unique view of how the market will evolve. Each year BNEF makes a number of changes to NEO as they strive to improve the completeness and complexity of their analysis. Click on the link to BNEF s website to see the 10 key findings.
The Australian Infrastructure 2019 Audit covers transport, energy, water, telecommunications and for the first time social infrastructure, and looks at the major challenges and opportunities facing Australia s infrastructure over the next 15 years and beyond. They have presented their findings in terms that matter to users, by focusing on outcomes for them. The hope is that this enhanced focus on users, and the role infrastructure can play in improving their quality of life, helps to drive better decisions that are rooted in the long-term interests of Australians.
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.
This framework for action was developed to support the inclusion of nutritional considerations in the design of water operations and to help formulate nutrition-enhancing water policy.
The Project Disclosure Portal was launched in 2018 by the Government of Kenya with support from the World Bank, as a push to improve transparency of information on PPP projects.
This Primer provides an introduction to blockchain technology, outlines some of the potential benefits it can bring, and considers the risks and challenges it poses.
The OECD Recommendation on the Governance of Infrastructure provides practical guidance for efficient, transparent and responsive decision-making processes in infrastructure investment.
The Future of Infrastructure report (Annual edition) is based on a survey covering more than 10,000 people in 10 major global cities to ask about their everyday experiences with infrastructure services.
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.