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Public-private partnerships : promise and hype (English)

This paper provides perspectives on patterns of public-private partnerships in infrastructure across time and space. Public-private partnerships are a new term for old concepts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7340 JUN 26, 2015

Klein,Michael U. Disclosed

Firms doing good : how do we know ? measurement of social and environmental results (English)

Social impact investors, philanthropists, or corporations pursuing social responsibility try to demonstrate that they are indeed "doing good." ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6773 FEB 01, 2014

Klein, Michael; Kaur, Sumeet Disclosed

The road to 2020 : scenarios for a world in crisis (English)

The paper is based on a scenario workshop held on January 20, 2009, where leading financial and private sector development experts from IFC, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank discussed the unfolding crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 69008 JAN 01, 2012

Djankov, Simeon; Gregory, Neil; Klein, Michael; Martin, Facundo Disclosed

The international financial crisis : what next for emerging markets? (English)

By now the author are in the middle of an unusual financial crisis with global proportions. Already many articles are being written about the causes of the crisis, its patterns and developments, and lessons to be drawn. ... See More +

Working Paper 50323 NOV 06, 2008

Klein, Michael U. Disclosed

Diffusing best practices and creating capable institutions : perspectives on policies for poverty reduction (English)

This analysis suggests a number of approaches countries can take to overcome obstacles to development and poverty reduction. It argues that the key to poverty reduction is creating productive jobs where poor people live. ... See More +

Working Paper 45470 DEC 31, 2003

Klein, Michael U.; Disclosed

The private sector in development - entrepreneurship, regulation, and competitive disciplines (English)

Over the years, the term private sector development, has been misunderstood and misconstrued - variously vilified and sanctified. During the decade of the 1990s, the role of the private sector in economic development, received increased attention, with controversy surrounding such issues as privatization, and corporate scandals. ... See More +

Publication 26290 MAY 31, 2003

Klein, Michael U.; Hadjimichael, Bita

Ways out of poverty : diffusing best practices and creating capabilities - perspectives on policies for poverty reduction (English)

Fundamentally, poverty reduction is about bringing growth processes to poor areas. Because poor areas can benefit from technical and organizational innovations made elsewhere in the world, it is possible today to create productive jobs faster and in greater quantity than ever before. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2990 MAR 31, 2003

Klein, Michael

Foreign direct investment and poverty reduction (English)

Foreign direct investment is a key ingredient of successful economic growth and development in developing countries--partly because the very essence of economic development is the rapid and efficient transfer and cross-border adoption of "best practices." ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2613 JUN 30, 2001

Klein, Michael; Aaron, Carl; Hadjimichael, Bita

Money, politics and a future for the international financial system (English)

In developing the architecture for a financial system, the challenge is to combine deregulation and safety nets against systemic failure with effective prudential regulation and oversight. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2226 NOV 30, 1999

Klein, Michael

Public policy for the private sector (English)

Private participation in the electricity sector - recent trends, by Ada Karina Izaguirre. World Bank guarantees for oil and gas projects, by Scott Sinclair. ... See More +

Newsletter 18682 DEC 31, 1998

Izaguirre, Ada Karina; Sinclair, Scott; Klein, Michael; Boubakri, Narjess; Cosset, Jean-Claude; Pomerleano, Michael Disclosed

Bidding for concessions (English)

Privatization of infrastructure ventures in sectors such as energy, telecommunication, transport, and water has become popular over the last decade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1957 AUG 31, 1998

Klein, Michael

Concessions for infrastructure : a guide to their design and award (English)

This report provides a guide to the complex range of issues and options related to design, award, implementation, monitoring, and modification of concessions. ... See More +

Publication WTP399 MAR 31, 1998

Kerf, Michael; Gray, R. David; Irwin, Timothy; Levesque, Celine; Taylor, Robert R.; Klein, Michael

Government support to private infrastructure projects in emerging markets (English)

Driven by fiscal austerity and disenchantment with the performance of state-provided infrastructure services, many governments have turned to the private sector to build, operate, finance, or own infrastructure in power, gas, water, transport, and telecommunications sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1868 JAN 31, 1998

Dailami, Mansoor; Klein, Michael

Dealing with public risk in private infrastructure (English)

This volume reports on the findings of a conference on managing government exposure to private infrastructure projects. The transfer of risk to private operators should lead to the development of new infrastructure, improvements in the operation of existing infrastructure, and a reduction in budgetary subsidies. ... See More +

Publication 17322 DEC 31, 1997

Irwin, Timothy; Klein, Michael; Perry, Guillermo E.; Thobani, Mateen [editors]

Managing guarantee programs in support of infrastructure investment (English)

The author discusses the risks of infrastructure projects and the costs of capital, rationales for government support of private infrastructure ventures, and approaches to managing government guarantees of private infrastructure investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1812 AUG 31, 1997

Klein, Michael

Risk, taxpayers, and the role of government in project finance (English)

The author concludes that government, through the tax system, cannot really do better than private financial markets at funding infrastructure projects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1688 DEC 31, 1996

Klein, Michael

Transaction costs in private infrastructure projects - Are they too high? (English)

While the number of private infrastructure projects continues to grow, tales of endless delays and exorbitant development costs still scare both developers and governments. ... See More +

Viewpoint 16884 OCT 31, 1996

Klein,Michael U.; So,Jae; Shin,Ben Disclosed

Economic regulation of water companies (English)

This paper provides an overview of approaches to the economic regulation of piped water supply and sewerage systems. The discussion emphasizes the particular importance that quality issues take on in water systems relative to any other infrastructure sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1649 SEP 30, 1996

Klein, Michael

Public policy for the private sector (English)

Regulatory lessons from Argentina's power concessions, by Antonio Estache and Martin Rodriguez-Pardina; railway concessions-heading down the right track in Argentina, by Jose Carbajo and Antonio Estache; regulating water concessions-lessons from the Buenos Aires concession, by Claude Crampes and Antonio Estache; competition in telecoms-implications for universal service and employment, by Ben A. ... See More +

Newsletter 47577 SEP 01, 1996

Estache, Antonio; Rodriguez-Pardina, Martin; Carbajo, Jose; Crampes, Claude; Petrazzini, Ben A.; Klein, Michael; So, Jae; Shin, Ben; Alexander, lan; Irwin, Timothy; Dale, Tony; Ball, lan; Nicholl, Peter; Barger, Teresa; Carter, Laurence; Kuczynski, Irving Disclosed

Competition in network industries (English)

A wave of privatization is sweeping the globe, affecting about 100 countries and adding up to an average of more than $60 billion a year in business in the past decade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1591 APR 30, 1996

Klein, Michael

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Public-private partnerships : promise and hype (English)
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JUN 26, 2015 WPS7340 Policy Research Working Paper
Firms doing good : how do we know ? measurement of social and environmental results (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6773 Policy Research Working Paper
The road to 2020 : scenarios for a world in crisis (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 69008 Working Paper
The international financial crisis : what next for emerging markets? (English)
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NOV 06, 2008 50323 Working Paper
Diffusing best practices and creating capable institutions : perspectives on policies for poverty reduction (English)
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DEC 31, 2003 45470 Working Paper
The private sector in development - entrepreneurship, regulation, and competitive disciplines (English)
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MAY 31, 2003 26290 Publication
Ways out of poverty : diffusing best practices and creating capabilities - perspectives on policies for poverty reduction (English)
See More +
MAR 31, 2003 WPS2990 Policy Research Working Paper
Foreign direct investment and poverty reduction (English)
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JUN 30, 2001 WPS2613 Policy Research Working Paper
Money, politics and a future for the international financial system (English)
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NOV 30, 1999 WPS2226 Policy Research Working Paper
Public policy for the private sector (English)
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DEC 31, 1998 18682 Newsletter
Bidding for concessions (English)
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AUG 31, 1998 WPS1957 Policy Research Working Paper
Concessions for infrastructure : a guide to their design and award (English)
See More +
MAR 31, 1998 WTP399 Publication
Government support to private infrastructure projects in emerging markets (English)
See More +
JAN 31, 1998 WPS1868 Policy Research Working Paper
Dealing with public risk in private infrastructure (English)
See More +
DEC 31, 1997 17322 Publication
Managing guarantee programs in support of infrastructure investment (English)
See More +
AUG 31, 1997 WPS1812 Policy Research Working Paper
Risk, taxpayers, and the role of government in project finance (English)
See More +
DEC 31, 1996 WPS1688 Policy Research Working Paper
Transaction costs in private infrastructure projects - Are they too high? (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1996 16884 Viewpoint
Economic regulation of water companies (English)
See More +
SEP 30, 1996 WPS1649 Policy Research Working Paper
Public policy for the private sector (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 1996 47577 Newsletter
Competition in network industries (English)
See More +
APR 30, 1996 WPS1591 Policy Research Working Paper