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Supporting hydropower : an overview of the World Bank Groupapos;s engagement (English)

Hydropower development makes an essential contribution to reducing poverty, boosting shared prosperity, and improving sustainability. Water storage associated with some hydropower projects can also make important contributions to water and food security and to climate resilience. ... See More +

Brief 91154 OCT 01, 2014

Rex, William; Foster, Vivien; Lyon, Kimberly; Bucknall, Julia; Liden, Rikard

Understanding CO2 emissions from the global energy sector (English)

The energy sector contributes about 40 percent of global emissions of CO2. Threequarters of those emissions come from six major economies. Although coal-fired plants account for just 40 percent of world energy production, they were responsible for more than 70 percent of energy-sector emissions in 2010. ... See More +

Brief 85126 FEB 24, 2014

Foster, Vivien; Bedrosyan, Daron

Ugandaapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)

Uganda has made substantial progress on its infrastructure agenda in recent years. The early and successful ICT reform detonated a huge expansion in mobile coverage and penetration resulting in a highly competitive market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5963 FEB 01, 2012

Ranganathan, Rupa; Foster, Vivien

The SADCapos;s infrastructure : a regional perspective (English)

Infrastructure improvements boosted growth in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) by 1.2 percentage points per capita per year during 1995-2005, mainly from access to mobile telephony. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5898 DEC 01, 2011

Ranganathan, Rupa; Foster, Vivien

ECOWASapos;s infrastructure : a regional perspective (English)

Infrastructure improvements boosted growth in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) by one percentage point per capita per year during 1995-2005, primarily thanks to growth in information and communication technology. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5899 DEC 01, 2011

Ranganathan, Rupa; Foster, Vivien

East Africaapos;s infrastructure : a regional perspective (English)

Sound infrastructure is critical for growth in East Africa. During 1995-2005, improvements in infrastructure boosted growth by one percentage point per year, due largely to wider access to information and communication technologies (ICTs). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5844 OCT 01, 2011

Ranganathan, Rupa; Foster, Vivien

ECCASapos;s infrastructure : a regional perspective (English)

Sound infrastructure is fundamental for growth across the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). During 1995-2005, improvements in infrastructure boosted growth in Central Africa by 1 percentage point per capita annually, primarily due to the introduction and expansion of mobile telephony. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5857 OCT 01, 2011

Ranganathan, Rupa; Foster, Vivien

Angolaapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)

Infrastructure made a net contribution of around 1 percentage point to Angolaapos;s improved per capita growth performance in recent years, despite unreliable power supplies and poor roads, which each holding back growth by 0.2 percentage points. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5813 SEP 01, 2011

Pushak, Nataliya; Foster, Vivien

Cameroonapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)

The poor state of Cameroonapos;s infrastructure is a key bottleneck to the nationapos;s economic growth. From 2000 to 2005, improvements in information and communications technology (ICT) boosted Cameroonapos;s growth performance by 1.26 percentage points per capita, while deficient power infrastructure held growth back by 0.28 points per capita. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5822 SEP 01, 2011

Dominguez-Torres, Carolina; Foster, Vivien

Nigeriaapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)

Infrastructure made a net contribution of around one percentage point to Nigeriaapos;s improved per capita growth performance in recent years, in spite of the fact that unreliable power supplies held growth back. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5686 JUN 01, 2011

Foster, Vivien; Pushak, Nataliya

Beninapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)

Between 2000 and 2005 infrastructure made an important contribution of 1.6 percentage points to Beninapos;s improved per capita growth performance, which was the highest among West African countries during the period. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5689 JUN 01, 2011

Dominguez-Torres, Carolina; Foster, Vivien

Beninapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)

Between 2000 and 2005 infrastructure made an important contribution of 1.6 percentage point to Beninapos;s improved per capita growth performance, which was the highest among West African countries during the period. ... See More +

Working Paper 62753 JUN 01, 2011

Dominguez-Torres, Carolina; Foster, Vivien

The Central African Republicapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)

Between 2000 and 2005, infrastructure contributed less than 1 percentage point to the Central African Republicapos;s annual per capita GDP growth, despite substantial spending in the road sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5697 JUN 01, 2011

Dominguez-Torres, Carolina; Foster, Vivien

Nigerapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)

Between 2000 and 2005 infrastructure made a net contribution of less than a third of a percentage point to the improved per capita growth performance of Niger, one of the lowest contributions in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5698 JUN 01, 2011

Dominguez-Torres, Carolina; Foster, Vivien

Sierra Leoneapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)

Infrastructure development in Sierra Leone contributed about half a percentage point to the economyapos;s per capita growth rate in 2003-07. But if Sierra Leone could upgrade its infrastructure to the level of the best performer in Africa, per capita growth rates could be boosted by more than three percentage points. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5713 JUN 01, 2011

Pushak, Nataliya; Foster, Vivien

Cameroonapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)

Better access to improved infrastructure services is an important engine for economic growth. The poor state of infrastructure is a key bottleneck to growth in African countries, and Cameroon is no exception. ... See More +

Working Paper 64735 JUN 01, 2011

Dominguez-Torres, Carolina; Foster, Vivien

Central African Republicapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)

Between 2000 and 2005 infrastructure made a modest net contribution of less than one percentage point to the improved per capita growth performance of the Central African Republic (CAR), despite high expenses in the road sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 62799 MAY 01, 2011

Domínguez-Torres, Carolina; Foster, Vivien

Nigerapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)

Between 2000 and 2005 infrastructure made a net contribution of only 0.3 percentage points to the improved per capita growth performance of Niger, one of the lowest in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper 62800 MAY 01, 2011

Domínguez-Torres, Carolina; Foster, Vivien

Cote dapos;Ivoireapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)

Infrastructure contributed 1.8 percentage points to Cote dapos;Ivoireapos;s annual per capita GDP growth over the mid-2000s before conflict began to erase the countryapos;s infrastructure and its growth contributions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5594 MAR 01, 2011

Foster, Vivien; Pushak, Nataliya

Liberiaapos;s infrastructure: a continental perspective (English)

Liberiaapos;s power generating capacity and national grid were completely demolished during 14 years of civil war. Piped water access fell from 15 percent of the population in 1986 to less than 3 percent in 2008. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5597 MAR 01, 2011

Foster, Vivien; Pushak, Nataliya

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Supporting hydropower : an overview of the World Bank Groupapos;s engagement (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91154 Brief
Understanding CO2 emissions from the global energy sector (English)
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FEB 24, 2014 85126 Brief
Ugandaapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)
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FEB 01, 2012 WPS5963 Policy Research Working Paper
The SADCapos;s infrastructure : a regional perspective (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 WPS5898 Policy Research Working Paper
ECOWASapos;s infrastructure : a regional perspective (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 WPS5899 Policy Research Working Paper
East Africaapos;s infrastructure : a regional perspective (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 WPS5844 Policy Research Working Paper
ECCASapos;s infrastructure : a regional perspective (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 WPS5857 Policy Research Working Paper
Angolaapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 WPS5813 Policy Research Working Paper
Cameroonapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 WPS5822 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigeriaapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 WPS5686 Policy Research Working Paper
Beninapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 WPS5689 Policy Research Working Paper
Beninapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 62753 Working Paper
The Central African Republicapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 WPS5697 Policy Research Working Paper
Nigerapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 WPS5698 Policy Research Working Paper
Sierra Leoneapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 WPS5713 Policy Research Working Paper
Cameroonapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 64735 Working Paper
Central African Republicapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 62799 Working Paper
Nigerapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 62800 Working Paper
Cote dapos;Ivoireapos;s infrastructure : a continental perspective (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5594 Policy Research Working Paper
Liberiaapos;s infrastructure: a continental perspective (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5597 Policy Research Working Paper