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Back to planning : how to close Brazil's infrastructure gap in times of austerity : De volta ao planejamento: como preencher a lacuna de infraestrutura no Brasil em tempos de austeridade (Portuguese)

Why does Brazil continue to lag its peers in the quality of physical infrastructure? What are the implications for growth prospects? What could be done to close the infrastructure gap? ... See More +

Working Paper 117392 AUG 01, 2017

Raiser,Martin; Clarke,Roland N.; Procee,Paul; Briceno-Garmendia,Cecilia M.; Kikoni,Edith; Mubiru,Joseph Kizito; Vinuela,Lorena Disclosed

Back to planning : how to close Brazil's infrastructure gap in times of austerity (English)

Why does Brazil continue to lag its peers in the quality of physical infrastructure? What are the implications for growth prospects? What could be done to close the infrastructure gap? ... See More +

Working Paper 117392 JUL 01, 2017

Raiser,Martin; Clarke,Roland N.; Procee,Paul; Briceno-Garmendia,Cecilia M.; Kikoni,Edith; Mubiru,Joseph Kizito; Vinuela,Lorena Disclosed

Improving the resilience of Peru's road network to climate events (English)

This paper proposes a methodology to prioritize interventions in Peru's road network. A network model is built, linking the country's economic and population centers through indicative corridors, which are defined as the least-cost routes to connect origins to destinations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8013 MAR 27, 2017

Rozenberg,Julie; Briceno-Garmendia,Cecilia M.; Lu,Xijie; Bonzanigo,Laura; Moroz,Harry Edmund Disclosed

OECS ports : an efficiency and performance assessment (English)

Handling charges in Caribbean ports are two to three times higher than in similar ports in other regions of the world. In some cases, it costs significantly less to ship a container to Hong Kong SAR, China, or Europe than it does to ship to a neighboring island no more than 100 miles away. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7162 JAN 01, 2015

Cubas, Diana; Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia; Bofinger, Heinrich C. Disclosed

Connectivity for Caribbean countries : an initial assessment (English)

Every discussion of the Caribbean states considers their characteristics as sea-locked countries, small economies, highly vulnerable to natural disasters, and a geographic platform that calls for regional cooperation and integration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7169 JAN 01, 2015

Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia; Bofinger, Heinrich C.; Cubas, Diana; Millan-Placci, Maria Florencia Disclosed

Want to keep tourists away? Keep flying solo : a lesson from small Caribbean states (English)

The island states of the eastern Caribbean are wastefully competing with each other for the lucrative, yet stagnant, stay-over tourist trade by ‘flying solo’: separately building long-haul airports and agreeing to expensive bilateral subsidy deals with airlines.1 Instead, they could vastly increase their tourist revenue and lower their costs through collaboration to remove barriers to inter-island travel. ... See More +

Brief 96227 DEC 01, 2014

Briceno-Garmendia,Cecilia M.; Bofinger,Heinrich; Cubas,Diana; Millan Placci,Maria Florencia Disclosed

Caribbean Infrastructure PPP Roadmap (English)

There is growing interest in the Caribbean in using public-private partnerships (PPPs) to provide infrastructure. Infrastructure investment needs are significant across the region, to boost economic growth and resilience. ... See More +

Board Report 91300 MAR 01, 2014

Martin, Helen;Sirtaine, Sophie;Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia; Disclosed

Connectivity for Caribbean countries : an initial assessment (English)

Their vital relation with the Caribbean Sea is a defining factor for the many cultures, languages and countries that co-exist in the Caribbean. ... See More +

Working Paper 89692 JAN 01, 2014

Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia ; Bofinger, Heinrich C. ; Cubas, Diana ; Millan-Placci, Maria Florencia Disclosed

Benchmarking container port technical efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean : a stochastic frontier analysis (English)

This paper presents a technical efficiency analysis of container ports in Latin America and the Caribbean using an input-oriented stochastic frontier model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6680 OCT 01, 2013

Sarriera, Javier Morales; Araya, Gonzalo; Serebrisky, Tomas; Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia M.; Schwartz, Jordan Disclosed

Mozambique - MZ - Spatial Development Planning Technical Assistance Project : P121398 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR6854 JUL 11, 2012

Briceno-Garmendia,Cecilia M. Disclosed

Spending on Public Infrastructure : A Practitioner's Guide (English)

This paper provides a methodological tool to support the collection and preparation of standardized, comprehensive data regarding public spending on infrastructure services that can be rigorously compared across countries. ... See More +

Other Infrastructure Study WPS5905 DEC 01, 2011

Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia; Sarkodie, Afua Disclosed

Power tariffs : caught between cost recovery and affordability (English)

This is the first paper to build a comprehensive empirical picture of power pricing practices across Sub-Saharan Africa, based on a new database of tariff structures in 27 countries for the years 2004-2008. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5904 DEC 01, 2011

Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia; Shkaratan, Maria Disclosed

Mozambique's infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)

In the last 10 years, Mozambique's economy has grown steadily at an impressive rate of 7.7 percent per year, driven by the service sector, light industry, and agriculture. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5885 NOV 01, 2011

Dominguez-Torres, Carolina; Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia Disclosed

Botswana's infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)

Infrastructure made a net contribution of just over two percentage points to Botswana's improved per capita growth performance in recent years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5887 NOV 01, 2011

Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia; Pushak, Nataliya Disclosed

The republic of Congo's infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)

Infrastructure contributed half a percentage point to the Republic of Congo's annual per capita GDP growth from 2001 to 2006. If the country's infrastructure were improved to the level seen in Mauritius, the regional leader, it could contribute more than 3 percentage points to annual per capita growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5838 OCT 01, 2011

Pushak, Nataliya; Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia M. Disclosed

Sudan's infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)

Improvements in infrastructure across Sudan in recent years have contributed 1.7 percentage points to the country's per capita growth. Consistent with trends in other countries, the ICT revolution that swept Africa contributed more than any other sector to growth in Sudan. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5815 SEP 01, 2011

Ranganathan, Rupa; Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia M. Disclosed

South Sudan's infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)

Newly independent South Sudan faces a challenge in making its own way in infrastructure development. Despite earning $6 billion in oil revenues since 2005, South Sudan's spending has not been proportional to its income, but rather has lagged behind North Sudan's development of infrastructure and social support. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5814 SEP 01, 2011

Ranganathan, Rupa; Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia M. Disclosed

Burkina Faso's infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)

Infrastructure contributed 1.3 percentage points to Burkina Faso's annual per capita gross domestic product (GDP) growth over the past decade, much of it due to improvements in information and communication technology (ICT). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5818 SEP 01, 2011

Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia; Dominguez-Torres, Carolina Disclosed

Senegal's infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)

Infrastructure contributed 1 percentage point to Senegal's improved per capita growth performance between 2000 and 2005, placing it in the middle of the distribution among West African countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5817 SEP 01, 2011

Torres, Clemencia; Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia M.; Dominguez, Carolina Disclosed

Zimbabwe's infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)

Despite general economic decline and power-supply deficiencies, infrastructure made a modest net contribution of just less than half a percentage point to Zimbabwe's improved per capita growth performance in recent years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5816 SEP 01, 2011

Pushak, Nataliya; Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia M. Disclosed

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Back to planning : how to close Brazil's infrastructure gap in times of austerity : De volta ao planejamento: como preencher a lacuna de infraestrutura no Brasil em tempos de austeridade (Portuguese)
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AUG 01, 2017 117392 Working Paper
Back to planning : how to close Brazil's infrastructure gap in times of austerity (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117392 Working Paper
Improving the resilience of Peru's road network to climate events (English)
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MAR 27, 2017 WPS8013 Policy Research Working Paper
OECS ports : an efficiency and performance assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7162 Policy Research Working Paper
Connectivity for Caribbean countries : an initial assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7169 Policy Research Working Paper
Want to keep tourists away? Keep flying solo : a lesson from small Caribbean states (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 96227 Brief
Caribbean Infrastructure PPP Roadmap (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 91300 Board Report
Connectivity for Caribbean countries : an initial assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 89692 Working Paper
Benchmarking container port technical efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean : a stochastic frontier analysis (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6680 Policy Research Working Paper
Mozambique - MZ - Spatial Development Planning Technical Assistance Project : P121398 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)
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JUL 11, 2012 ISR6854 Implementation Status and Results Report
Spending on Public Infrastructure : A Practitioner's Guide (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 WPS5905 Other Infrastructure Study
Power tariffs : caught between cost recovery and affordability (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 WPS5904 Policy Research Working Paper
Mozambique's infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 WPS5885 Policy Research Working Paper
Botswana's infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 WPS5887 Policy Research Working Paper
The republic of Congo's infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 WPS5838 Policy Research Working Paper
Sudan's infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 WPS5815 Policy Research Working Paper
South Sudan's infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 WPS5814 Policy Research Working Paper
Burkina Faso's infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 WPS5818 Policy Research Working Paper
Senegal's infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 WPS5817 Policy Research Working Paper
Zimbabwe's infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 WPS5816 Policy Research Working Paper