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Job creation through infrastructure investment in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

In the next 10 years or so, the infrastructure sector has the potential to generate significant employment. This paper estimates annual job creation of about 2.0 million in direct jobs and 2.5 million in direct, indirect and induced infrastructure-related jobs just by meeting the infrastructure investment needs of about 6.9 percent of gross domestic product (about US$106 billion) for the Middle East and North Africa region on average. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6164 AUG 01, 2012

Ianchovichina, Elena; Estache, Antonio; Foucart, Renaud; Garsous, Gregoire; Yepes, Tito Disclosed

Making sense of Africa's infrastructure endowment : a benchmarking approach (English)

The paper's objective is to explain factors underlying Africa's weak infrastructure endowment and to identify suitable infrastructure goals for the region based on benchmarking against international peers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4912 APR 01, 2009

Yepes, Tito; Pierce, Justin; Foster, Vivien Disclosed

Is cost recovery a feasible objective for water and electricity ? The Latin American experience (English)

Given the relatively small segment of the population that faces genuine affordability problems in Latin America, there appears to be a promising case for using targeted subsidies to reconcile the cost recovery objective with social protection concerns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3943 JUN 01, 2006

Foster, Vivien; Yepes, Tito Disclosed

Achieving the Millennium Development Goals : The role of infrastructure (English)

The authors provide an empirical analysis of the determinants of three child-health outcomes related to the Millennium Development Goals: the infant mortality rate, the child mortality rate, and the prevalence of malnutrition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3163 NOV 01, 2003

Marianne Fay; Danny Leipziger; Quentin Wodon; Tito Yepes

Investing in infrastructure : what is needed from 2000 to 2010? (English)

The authors estimate demand for infrastructure services over the first decade of the new millennium based on a model that relates demand for infrastructure with the structural change and growth in income the world is expected to undergo between now and 2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3102 JUL 31, 2003

Fay, Marianne; Yepes, Tito

Location, concentration, and performance of economic activity in Brazil (English)

What are the prospects for economic development in lagging sub-national regions? What are the roles of public infrastructure investments and fiscal incentives in influencing the location and performance of industrial activity? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3268 APR 01, 2003

Lall, Somik V.; Funderburg, Richard; Yepes, Tito;