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Improving the performance of electricity and water and sanitation utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper is a synthesis of the findings of reports that look at the drivers of performance in energy and water utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper 108744 OCT 01, 2016

Van Den Berg,Caroline; Antmann,Pedro; Heymans,Christiaan; Danilenko,Alexander V.; Andres,Luis Alberto; Shukla,Sameer; Goksu,Amanda McMahon; Kingdom,William D.; Damania,Richard; Bakalian,Alexander E.; Kamkwalala,Jonathan S.; Bahuguna,Aroha; Wit,Joeri Frederik de; Cubas,Diana Disclosed

A methodological framework for prioritizing infrastructure investment (English)

Policy makers are often confronted with a myriad of factors in the investment decision-making process. This issue is particularly acute in infrastructure investment decisions, as these often involve significant financial resources and lock-in technologies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7433 OCT 06, 2015

Andres,Luis Alberto; Biller,Dan; Herrera Dappe,Matias Disclosed

India : how many toilets does it take to improve health? (English)

Access to proper sanitation helps keep children healthy, but millions of people in the developing world still practice open defecation, putting children at risk. ... See More +

Brief 96568 MAR 01, 2015

Andres,Luis Alberto; Briceno,Bertha; Chase,Claire; Echenique Henning,Juan Agustin Disclosed

Sanitation and externalities : evidence from early childhood health in rural India (English)

This paper estimates two sources of benefits related to sanitation infrastructure access on early childhood health: a direct benefit a household receives when moving from open to fixed-point defecation or from unimproved sanitation to improved sanitation, and an external benefit (externality) produced by the neighborhood's access to sanitation infrastructure. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6737 JAN 01, 2014

Andres, Luis A.; Briceno, Bertha; Chase, Claire; Echenique, Juan A. Disclosed

Reducing poverty by closing South Asia's infrastructure gap (English)

Despite recent rapid growth and poverty reduction, the South Asia Region (SAR) continues to suffer from a combination of insufficient economic growth, slow urbanization, and huge infrastructure gaps that together could jeopardize future progress. ... See More +

Working Paper 86432 DEC 01, 2013

Andres, Luis; Biller, Dan; Dappe, Matias Herrera Disclosed

The effects of country risk and conflict on infrastructure PPPs (English)

Through an empirical analysis of the relationship between private participation in infrastructure and country risk, the paper shows that country risk ratings are a reliable predictor of infrastructure investment levels in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6569 AUG 01, 2013

Araya, Gonzalo; Schwartz, Jordan; Andres, Luis Disclosed

The impact of government support on firm R&D investments : a meta-analysis (English)

This paper applies meta-analysis techniques to a sample of 37 studies published during 2004-2011. These papers assess the impact of direct subsidies on business research and development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6532 JUL 01, 2013

Correa, Paulo; Andres, Luis; Borja-Vega, Christian Disclosed

Uncovering the drivers of utility performance : lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean on the role of the private sector, regulation, and governance in the power, water, and telecommunication sectors : Main report (English)

This book conducts a micro-level analysis of various determinants of infrastructure sector performance that affect development. This book focuses on the distribution segment of three basic infrastructure services: electricity, water and sanitation, and fixed telecommunications. ... See More +

Publication 78679 JUN 07, 2013

Andres,Luis Alberto; Guasch, J. Luis; Schwartz,Jordan Z. Disclosed

Uncovering the drivers of utility performance : lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean on the role of the private sector, regulation, and governance in the power, water, and telecommunication sectors (Vol. 2) : Sumário executivo (Portuguese)

This book conducts a micro-level analysis of various determinants of infrastructure sector performance that affect development. This book focuses on the distribution segment of three basic infrastructure services: electricity, water and sanitation, and fixed telecommunications. ... See More +

Publication 78679 JUN 07, 2013

Andres,Luis Alberto; Guasch, J. Luis; Schwartz,Jordan Z. Spanish Disclosed

Uncovering the drivers of utility performance : lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean on the role of the private sector, regulation, and governance in the power, water, and telecommunication sectors (Vol. 2) : Resumen ejecutivo (Spanish)

This book conducts a micro-level analysis of various determinants of infrastructure sector performance that affect development. This book focuses on the distribution segment of three basic infrastructure services: electricity, water and sanitation, and fixed telecommunications. ... See More +

Publication 78679 JAN 01, 2013

Andres,Luis Alberto; Guasch, J. Luis; Schwartz,Jordan Z. Portuguese Disclosed

Governance in state-owned enterprises revisited : the cases of water and electricity in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

This paper studies the governance structure of state-owned enterprises in the water and electricity sectors of Latin America and the Caribbean. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5747 AUG 01, 2011

Andres, Luis Alberto; Guasch, Jose Luis; Azumendi, Sebastian Lopez Disclosed

Meeting the balance of electricity supply and demand in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Economic growth in the Latin America and the Caribbean region has picked up considerably during the past decade or so. This growth has been aided by widespread (earlier and more recent) investments in power generation, transmission, and distribution that increased the provision of electricity services to households, commerce, and industry. ... See More +

Publication 63436 JUN 24, 2011

Yepez-Garcia, Rigoberto Ariel; Johnson, Todd M.; Andres, Luis Alberto Disclosed

Meeting the balance of electricity supply and demand in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The development of the power sector will be critical for the Latin America and the Caribbean region's economic growth over the coming decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 63479 JAN 01, 2011

Andres,Luis Alberto; Johnson,Todd M.; Yepez-Garcia, Rigoberto Ariel Disclosed

Charting a new course : structural reforms in Colombia's water supply and sanitation sector (English)

Infrastructure plays a key role in promoting economic growth and opportunities.
In particular, the efficient provision of basic infrastructure services, like water and sanitation, is a key ingredient in fostering a country's social and economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper 64693 SEP 01, 2010

Andres, Luis A.; Sislen, David; Marin, Philippe Disclosed

The impact of private sector participation in infrastructure : lights, shadows, and the road ahead : El impacto de la participacion del sector privado en infraestructura : luces y sombras en el camino hacia adelante (Spanish)

As numerous countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and elsewhere are moving toward a second phase of private participation in infrastructure programs mostly through public-private partnership schemes and other countries are just beginning the process, several concerns remain from the outcomes of the first phase. ... See More +

Publication 45625 JAN 01, 2010

Andres, Luis A.; Guasch, J. Luis; Haven, Thomas; Foster, Vivien English Disclosed

Crisis in Latin America : infrastructure investment, employment and the expectations of stimulus (English)

Infrastructure investment is a central part of the stimulus plans of the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) region as it confronts the growing financial crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5009 JUL 01, 2009

Schwartz, Jordan Z.; Andres, Luis A.; Dragoiu, Georgeta Disclosed

Crisis in LAC : infrastructure investment and the potential for employment generation (English)

Infrastructure investment is a central part of the stimulus plans of the Latin America and Caribbean Region (LAC) as it confronts the growing financial crisis. ... See More +

Brief 53541 MAY 03, 2009

Tuck, Laura; Schwartz, Jordan; Andres, Luis; Disclosed

The impact of private sector participation in infrastructure : lights, shadows, and the road ahead (English)

As numerous countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and elsewhere are moving toward a second phase of private participation in infrastructure programs mostly through public-private partnership schemes and other countries are just beginning the process, several concerns remain from the outcomes of the first phase. ... See More +

Publication 45625 JUL 25, 2008

Andres, Luis A.; Guasch, J. Luis; Haven, Thomas; Foster, Vivien Spanish Disclosed

Regulatory governance and sector performance : methodology and evaluation for Electricity distribution in Latin America (English)

This paper contributes to the literature that explores the link between regulatory governance and sector performance. The paper develops an index of regulatory governance and estimates its impact on sector performance, showing that indeed regulation and its governance matter. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4494 JAN 01, 2008

Andres, Luis; Guasch, Jose Luis; Azumendi, Sebastian Lopez Disclosed

Diffusion of the internet : a cross-country analysis (English)

This paper analyzes the process of Internet diffusion across the world using a panel of 199 countries during 1990-2004. The authors group countries in two categories-low and high-income countries-and show that the Internet diffusion process is well characterized by an S-shape curve for both groups. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4420 DEC 01, 2007

Andres, Luis; Cuberes, David; Diouf, Mame Astou; Serebrisky, Tomas Disclosed

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Improving the performance of electricity and water and sanitation utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 108744 Working Paper
A methodological framework for prioritizing infrastructure investment (English)
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OCT 06, 2015 WPS7433 Policy Research Working Paper
India : how many toilets does it take to improve health? (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 96568 Brief
Sanitation and externalities : evidence from early childhood health in rural India (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6737 Policy Research Working Paper
Reducing poverty by closing South Asia's infrastructure gap (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 86432 Working Paper
The effects of country risk and conflict on infrastructure PPPs (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6569 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of government support on firm R&D investments : a meta-analysis (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 WPS6532 Policy Research Working Paper
Uncovering the drivers of utility performance : lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean on the role of the private sector, regulation, and governance in the power, water, and telecommunication sectors : Main report (English)
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JUN 07, 2013 78679 Publication
Uncovering the drivers of utility performance : lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean on the role of the private sector, regulation, and governance in the power, water, and telecommunication sectors (Vol. 2) : Sumário executivo (Portuguese)
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JUN 07, 2013 78679 Publication Spanish
Uncovering the drivers of utility performance : lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean on the role of the private sector, regulation, and governance in the power, water, and telecommunication sectors (Vol. 2) : Resumen ejecutivo (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2013 78679 Publication Portuguese
Governance in state-owned enterprises revisited : the cases of water and electricity in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5747 Policy Research Working Paper
Meeting the balance of electricity supply and demand in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 24, 2011 63436 Publication
Meeting the balance of electricity supply and demand in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 63479 Working Paper
Charting a new course : structural reforms in Colombia's water supply and sanitation sector (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 64693 Working Paper
The impact of private sector participation in infrastructure : lights, shadows, and the road ahead : El impacto de la participacion del sector privado en infraestructura : luces y sombras en el camino hacia adelante (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2010 45625 Publication English
Crisis in Latin America : infrastructure investment, employment and the expectations of stimulus (English)
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JUL 01, 2009 WPS5009 Policy Research Working Paper
Crisis in LAC : infrastructure investment and the potential for employment generation (English)
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MAY 03, 2009 53541 Brief
The impact of private sector participation in infrastructure : lights, shadows, and the road ahead (English)
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JUL 25, 2008 45625 Publication Spanish
Regulatory governance and sector performance : methodology and evaluation for Electricity distribution in Latin America (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 WPS4494 Policy Research Working Paper
Diffusion of the internet : a cross-country analysis (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 WPS4420 Policy Research Working Paper