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MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region is home to 5.5 percent of the world's population, 3.3 percent of its GDP and 48 percent of its energy subsidies. ... See More +

Working Paper 91210 OCT 01, 2014

Devarajan, Shanta; Mottaghi, Lili; Iqbal, Farrukh; Mundaca, Gabriela; Laursen, Maria; Vagliasindi, Maria; Commander, Simon; Chaal-Dabi, Isabelle

MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies (Arabic)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region is home to 5.5 percent of the world's population, 3.3 percent of its GDP and 48 percent of its energy subsidies. ... See More +

Working Paper 91210 OCT 01, 2014

Devarajan, Shanta; Mottaghi, Lili; Iqbal, Farrukh; Mundaca, Gabriela; Laursen, Maria; Vagliasindi, Maria; Commander, Simon; Chaal-Dabi, Isabelle English

Revisiting public-private partnerships in the power sector (English)

As the world demand for energy continues to grow, a big question is where will all the energy come from and what will the price tag be. With such enormous sums needed, public-private partnerships (PPPs) could play a big role. ... See More +

Energy Study 76183 MAR 14, 2013

Vagliasindi, Maria

Implementing energy subsidy reforms : evidence from developing countries (English)

Poorly implemented energy subsidies are economically costly to taxpayers and damage the environment through increased emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants. ... See More +

Publication 73518 OCT 31, 2012

Vagliasindi, Maria

Key drivers of PPPs in electricity generation in developing countries : cross-country evidence of switching between PPP investment in fossil fuel and renewable-based generation (English)

This paper presents new global evidence on the key determinants of public-private partnership investment in electricity generated by fossil fuels and renewable energy based on a panel data analysis for 105 developing countries over a period of 16 years from 1993 to 2008. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6118 JUL 01, 2012

Vagliasindi, Maria

The role of policy driven incentives to attract PPPs in renewable-based energy in developing countries : a cross-country analysis (English)

This paper presents new global evidence on the key determinants of public-private partnership investment in electricity generated by renewable energy based on a panel data analysis for 105 developing countries over a period of 16 years from 1993 to 2008. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6120 JUL 01, 2012

Vagliasindi, Maria

The role of regulatory governance in driving PPPs in electricity transmission and distribution in developing countries : a cross-country analysis (English)

This paper presents new global evidence on the key determinants of public-private partnership investment in electricity transmission and distribution, based on a panel data analysis of 105 developing countries over a period of 16 years from 1993 to 2008. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6121 JUL 01, 2012

Vagliasindi, Maria

Implementing energy subsidy reforms : an overview of the key issues (English)

Poorly implemented energy subsidies are economically costly to taxpayers and damage the environment. This report describes the emerging lessons that could help policy makers to address implementation challenges, including overcoming political economy and affordability constraints. ... See More +

Energy Study WPS6122 JUL 01, 2012

Vagliasindi, Maria

Power market structure and performance (English)

Unbundling power generation, transmission, and distribution is not an end itself, but rather a means to achieve better performance. The key objective of the analytical framework of this paper is to explore the links between alternative market structures and performance (in terms of access, price, quality, and technical and financial performance). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6123 JUL 01, 2012

Vagliasindi, Maria

Governance arrangements for state owned enterprises (English)

The aim of this paper is to shed new light on key challenges in governance arrangements for state owned enterprises in infrastructure sectors. The paper provides guidelines on how to classify the fuzzy and sometimes conflicting development goals of infrastructure and the governance arrangements needed to reach such goals. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4542 MAR 01, 2008

Vagliasindi, Maria

The effectiveness of boards of directors of state owned enterprises in developing countries (English)

This paper aims to shed some new light on the conditions needed to ensure the effectiveness of Boards of Directors of state owned enterprises with a focus on infrastructure sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4579 MAR 01, 2008

Vagliasindi, Maria

Private participation in infrastructure in Europe and Central Asia : a look at recent trends (English)

This note asserts that Eastern Europe and Central Asia is attracting more investment to infrastructure projects with private participation than any other developing region except Latin America. ... See More +

Brief 41701 AUG 01, 2007

Vagliasindi, Maria; Izaguirre, Karina

Buildings market institutions in South Eastern Europe : comparative prospects for investment and private sector development (English)

This report studies impediments to investment and private sector development in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, and Serbia and Montenegro. ... See More +

Publication 29301 MAY 01, 2004

Broadman, Harry G.; Vagliasindi, Maria; Ryterman, Randi; Claessens, Constantijn A.; Anderson, James H.; Vincelette, Gallina A.; Slavova, Stefka

Unleashing Russia's business potential - lessons from the regions for building market institutions (English)

This analyzes, based on more than seventy company case studies across 13 Russian regions during the spring, summer, and fall of 2000, and the summer of 2001, examines four key issues that Russian firms face in carrying out business transactions in Russia's regional markets: 1) the state of enterprise competition; 2) the regulatory regime governing the delivery of infrastructure services (with a focus on the telecom, and Internet sector); 3) the sources, and use of corporate finance; and, 4) the efficacy of the court system in fostering the settlement of commercial disputes. ... See More +

Publication WDP434 JAN 01, 2002

Broadman, Harry G. [editor]; Dutz, Mark; Vagliasindi, Maria; Claessens, Stijn; Ulgenerk, Esen; Hendley, Kathryn; Murrell,Peter Russian

Unleashing Russia's business potential - lessons from the regions for building market institutions (Russian)

This analyzes, based on more than seventy company case studies across 13 Russian regions during the spring, summer, and fall of 2000, and the summer of 2001, examines four key issues that Russian firms face in carrying out business transactions in Russia's regional markets: 1) the state of enterprise competition; 2) the regulatory regime governing the delivery of infrastructure services (with a focus on the telecom, and Internet sector); 3) the sources, and use of corporate finance; and, 4) the efficacy of the court system in fostering the settlement of commercial disputes. ... See More +

Publication WDP434 JAN 01, 2002

Broadman, Harry G. [editor]; Dutz, Mark; Vagliasindi, Maria; Claessens, Stijn; Ulgenerk, Esen; Hendley, Kathryn; Murrell,Peter English

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MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91210 Working Paper
MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies (Arabic)
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OCT 01, 2014 91210 Working Paper English
Revisiting public-private partnerships in the power sector (English)
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MAR 14, 2013 76183 Energy Study
Implementing energy subsidy reforms : evidence from developing countries (English)
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OCT 31, 2012 73518 Publication
Key drivers of PPPs in electricity generation in developing countries : cross-country evidence of switching between PPP investment in fossil fuel and renewable-based generation (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 WPS6118 Policy Research Working Paper
The role of policy driven incentives to attract PPPs in renewable-based energy in developing countries : a cross-country analysis (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 WPS6120 Policy Research Working Paper
The role of regulatory governance in driving PPPs in electricity transmission and distribution in developing countries : a cross-country analysis (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2012 WPS6121 Policy Research Working Paper
Implementing energy subsidy reforms : an overview of the key issues (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 WPS6122 Energy Study
Power market structure and performance (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 WPS6123 Policy Research Working Paper
Governance arrangements for state owned enterprises (English)
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MAR 01, 2008 WPS4542 Policy Research Working Paper
The effectiveness of boards of directors of state owned enterprises in developing countries (English)
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MAR 01, 2008 WPS4579 Policy Research Working Paper
Private participation in infrastructure in Europe and Central Asia : a look at recent trends (English)
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AUG 01, 2007 41701 Brief
Buildings market institutions in South Eastern Europe : comparative prospects for investment and private sector development (English)
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MAY 01, 2004 29301 Publication
Unleashing Russia's business potential - lessons from the regions for building market institutions (English)
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JAN 01, 2002 WDP434 Publication Russian
Unleashing Russia's business potential - lessons from the regions for building market institutions (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2002 WDP434 Publication English