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How Much Would Bangladesh Gain from the Removal of Subsidies on Electricity and Natural Gas ? (English)

As in many countries around the world, subsidies to energy in Bangladesh impose a significant fiscal burden, with benefits that disproportionately accrue to high-income households. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8677 DEC 17, 2018

Timilsina,Govinda R.; Pargal,Sheoli; Tsigas,Marinos E.; Sahin,Sebnem Disclosed

Economy-wide impact of electricity price increases in Bangladesh : a CGE analysis (English)

This paper presents an analysis of the economic impact of electricity price increases in Bangladesh. A computable general equilibrium (CGE) model is developed and used to trace through the impact of an increase in the price of electricity on GDP, household consumption, economy-wide investment, government income, the trade balance, inflation, and sectoral outputs and prices. ... See More +

Working Paper 122312 DEC 24, 2017

Pargal,Sheoli; Sahin,Sebnem; Tsigas,Marinos E.; Timilsna,Govinda Disclosed

Lighting the Way : Achievements, Opportunities, and Challenges in Bangladesh's Power Sector (English)

The report surveys the challenges facing Bangladesh's power sector today and makes recommendations for consideration by national policy makers. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 131216 DEC 01, 2017

Pargal,Sheoli Disclosed

Demand-Side Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Bangladesh (English)

Enhancement of energy efficiency (EE) can help bridge the gap between supply and demand for energy. This paper assesses the energy efficiency and conservation (EE and C) potential of sixteen EE end-use technologies and subsectors (for both primary energy (oil, gas and coal) and electricity) in Bangladesh vis a vis “business-as-usual”. ... See More +

Working Paper 132544 JAN 01, 2017

Hossain,Ijaz; Sarkar,Ashok; Pargal,Sheoli Disclosed

Governance of Indian State power utilities : an ongoing journey (English)

By the late 1990s, the technical and financial performance of the power sector in India had deteriorated to the point where the Government of India had to step in to bail out the state utilities, almost all of which were vertically integrated state electricity boards (SEBs). ... See More +

Publication 91157 SEP 25, 2014

Mayer,Kristin; Pargal,Sheoli Disclosed

More power to India : the challenge of distribution : India power sector diagnostic review - main report (English)

This report reviews the evolution of the Indian power sector since the landmark Electricity Act of 2003 (EA 2003, or EA), with a focus on distribution as key to performance and viability of the sector. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS9203 JUN 12, 2014

Pargal, Sheoli ; Ghosh Banerjee, Sudeshna Disclosed

More power to India : the challenge of electricity distribution (English)

This report assesses progress in implementing the government of India's power sector reform agenda and examines the performance of the sector along different dimensions. ... See More +

Publication 88906 JUN 01, 2014

Banerjee,Sudeshna Ghosh; Pargal,Sheoli Disclosed

More power to India : the challenge of distribution (Vol. 2) : India power sector diagnostic review - summary (English)

This report reviews the evolution of the Indian power sector since the landmark Electricity Act of 2003 (EA 2003, or EA), with a focus on distribution as key to performance and viability of the sector. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS9203 JAN 01, 2014

Pargal, Sheoli ; Ghosh Banerjee, Sudeshna Disclosed

Regulation and private sector investment in infrastructure - evidence from Latin America (English)

The author assesses the importance of the regulatory framework as a determinant of private sector investment in infrastructure. She uses recently compiled data on private and public sector investment in the water, power, telecommunications, railroads, and roads sectors between 1980 and 1998 in nine countries in Latin America. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3037 APR 30, 2003

Pargal, Sheoli

Private provision of a public good - social capital and solid waste management in Dhaka, Bangladesh (English)

The authors try to identify the determinants of private, community-based provision of a public good - in this case, trash collection. Using survey data for Dhaka, Bangladesh, where some neighborhoods have successfully organized an alternative to the municipal trash collection service, they examine why some communities or neighborhoods display such initiative, while others do not. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2422 AUG 31, 2000

Pargal, Sheoli; Gilligan, Daniel; Huq, Mainul

Reducing air pollution from urban passenger transport : a framework for policy analysis (English)

This paper develops a simple framework to analyze various pollution control strategies that have been used or are proposed in the urban passenger transport sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1991 OCT 31, 1998

Heil, Mark; Pargal, Sheoli

The World Bank economic review 11(3) (English)

Rationing can backfire: the "day without a car" in Mexico City. Prices and protocols in public health care. Formal and informal regulation of industrial pollution: comparative evidence from Indonesia and the United States. ... See More +

Publication 17657 SEP 30, 1997

Eskeland, Gunnar S.; Feyzioglu, Tarhan; Hammer, Jeffrey S.; Pargal, Sheoli; Hettige, Hemamala; Singh, Manjula; Wheeler, David; Taylor, Mark P.; Sarno, Lucio; Hoekman, Bernard; Djankow, Simeon; Haggarty, Luke; Shirley, Mary M.

Formal and informal regulation of industrial pollution : comparative evidence from Indonesia and the United States (English)

Economic theory and recent empirical work suggest that when formal regulation of pollution is absent or less than 100 percent effective, affected communities are often able to negotiate abatement from plants in their vicinity through 'informal regulation'. ... See More +

Journal Article 77253 SEP 01, 1997

Pargal, Sheoli; Hettige, Hemamala; Manjula Singh; Wheeler, David Disclosed

Inspections and emissions in India : puzzling survey evidence about industrial pollution (English)

Industrial plants face pressure to abate water pollution from many sources, national and local, through formal government regulation and through more informal pressure from consumer groups and concern for the firm's reputation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1810 AUG 31, 1997

Pargal, Sheoli; Mani, Muthukumara; Huq, Mainul

Formal and informal regulation of industrial pollution : comparative evidence from Indonesia and the United States (English)

The authors start from the premise that governments act as agents of the public in regulating pollution, using the instruments at their disposal. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1797 JUL 31, 1997

Pargal, Sheoli; Hettige, Hemamala; Singh, Manjula; Wheeler,David R.

Does environmental regulation matter? Determinants of the location of new manufacturing plants in India in 1994 (English)

The cost of complying with environmental regulations has been cited as a major burden on businesses. Is it enough of a burden to influence where businesses locate new plants, which are not restricted to their choice of location? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1718 FEB 28, 1997

Mani, Muthukumara; Pargal, Sheoli; Huq, Mainul

Informal regulation of industrial pollution in developing countries : evidence from Indonesia (English)

The authors test a model of supply-demand relations in an implicit market for environmental services when formal regulation is absent. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1416 FEB 28, 1995

Pargal, Sheoli; Wheeler,David R.

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How Much Would Bangladesh Gain from the Removal of Subsidies on Electricity and Natural Gas ? (English)
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DEC 17, 2018 WPS8677 Policy Research Working Paper
Economy-wide impact of electricity price increases in Bangladesh : a CGE analysis (English)
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DEC 24, 2017 122312 Working Paper
Lighting the Way : Achievements, Opportunities, and Challenges in Bangladesh's Power Sector (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 131216 ESMAP Paper
Demand-Side Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Bangladesh (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 132544 Working Paper
Governance of Indian State power utilities : an ongoing journey (English)
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SEP 25, 2014 91157 Publication
More power to India : the challenge of distribution : India power sector diagnostic review - main report (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 ACS9203 Working Paper
More power to India : the challenge of electricity distribution (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88906 Publication
More power to India : the challenge of distribution (Vol. 2) : India power sector diagnostic review - summary (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 ACS9203 Working Paper
Regulation and private sector investment in infrastructure - evidence from Latin America (English)
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APR 30, 2003 WPS3037 Policy Research Working Paper
Private provision of a public good - social capital and solid waste management in Dhaka, Bangladesh (English)
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AUG 31, 2000 WPS2422 Policy Research Working Paper
Reducing air pollution from urban passenger transport : a framework for policy analysis (English)
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OCT 31, 1998 WPS1991 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 11(3) (English)
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SEP 30, 1997 17657 Publication
Formal and informal regulation of industrial pollution : comparative evidence from Indonesia and the United States (English)
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SEP 01, 1997 77253 Journal Article
Inspections and emissions in India : puzzling survey evidence about industrial pollution (English)
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AUG 31, 1997 WPS1810 Policy Research Working Paper
Formal and informal regulation of industrial pollution : comparative evidence from Indonesia and the United States (English)
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JUL 31, 1997 WPS1797 Policy Research Working Paper
Does environmental regulation matter? Determinants of the location of new manufacturing plants in India in 1994 (English)
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FEB 28, 1997 WPS1718 Policy Research Working Paper
Informal regulation of industrial pollution in developing countries : evidence from Indonesia (English)
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FEB 28, 1995 WPS1416 Policy Research Working Paper