This paper, prepared as background material for the Lifelines report on infrastructure resilience, summarizes the main findings on the risk faced by transport networks and users as a result of natural disasters and climate change, and the main recommendations for building more resilient transport networks.
The objective of the study is to strengthen capacity of geohazard disaster resilience of federal highway infrastructure in Brazil through reviewing disaster risk management (DRM) capacity for federal road infrastructure and case studies of applying innovative methodologies for assessing disaster risk and evaluating economic benefits of resilience countermeasures.
This study identifies potential competition issues to monitor and makes specific recommendations by country and topic.
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 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 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.
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.
In this report, Marsh & McLennan Insights, the Inter-American Development Bank and IDB Invest review the progress of the six largest infrastructure investment markets in the Latin American and the Caribbean region (the LAC6) in the recovery period following the Lava Jato investigation – the period from 2016 until the present. This report will evaluate private investment prospects in infrastructure based on transparency reforms and project pipeline initiatives offered by the region’s governments. The report will additionally outline a selection of key financing and risk solutions available to private investors to ensure project bankability in the region.
Infrastructure Finance in the Developing World: Multilateral Lending Instruments for Infrastructure Financing - A report by the G-24 and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). This paper is part of The Infrastructure Finance in the Developing World Working Paper Series, which is a joint research effort by GGGI and the G-24 that explores the challenges and opportunities for scaling up infrastructure finance in emerging markets and developing countries.
In light of the overwhelming needs for infrastructure finance in emerging and developing economies and the limitations facing alternative flows of financing, there is a clear role of MDBs to continue and in fact step up their activities. The Infrastructure Finance in the Developing World Working Paper Series is a joint research effort by GGGI and the G-24 that explores the challenges and opportunities for scaling up infrastructure finance in emerging markets and developing countries.
This paper assesses the challenges and trade-offs faced by the three major NDBs in emerging economies in their efforts to (1) reach the goals set by their governments, (2) obtain the resources needed to function at a meaningful scale, and (3) operate within their unique economic and political contexts.