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Wider Economic Benefits of Transport Corridors : Evidence from International Development Organizations (English)

This paper collects meta data on transport corridor projects financed by the Asian Development Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency, and World Bank and links them to one important wider economic benefit -- local economic activity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9057 NOV 13, 2019

Alam,Muneeza Mehmood; Herrera Dappe,Matias; Melecky,Martin; Goldblatt,Ran Philip Disclosed

Competitiveness of South Asia's Container Ports : A Comprehensive Assessment of Performance, Drivers and Costs (English)

South Asia’s seaports are crucial to the region’s economy. The region transports 75 percent of thevalue of its exports and imports by sea. Shipments are concentrated at the 14 largest container ports, which handle close to 100 percent of total container traffic. ... See More +

Brief 130007 OCT 01, 2017

Herrera Dappe,Matias; Suárez-Alemán,Ancor Disclosed

How does port efficiency affect maritime transport costs and trade ? evidence from Indian and western Pacific Ocean countries (English)

Would improvements in port performance increase trade in countries on the Indian and Western Pacific Oceans? Previous studies attempted to answer this question using ad hoc measures of port efficiency that do not control for the actual use of port assets or measures that can be very noisy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8204 SEP 25, 2017

Herrera Dappe,Matias; Jooste,Charl; Suarez Aleman,Ancor Disclosed

Competitiveness of South Asia’s container ports : a comprehensive assessment of performance, drivers, and costs (English)

South Asia's trade almost doubled in the past decade, but the share of trade in GDP is still smaller (47 percent) than in East Asia (55 percent), and South Asia's economic competitiveness continues to lag that of other regions. ... See More +

Publication 106772 JUN 28, 2016

Herrera Dappe,Matias; Suárez-Alemán,Ancor 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

Infrastructure gap in South Asia : infrastructure needs, prioritization, and financing (English)

If the South Asia region hopes to meet its development goals and not risk slowing down or even halting growth, poverty alleviation, and shared prosperity, it is essential to make closing its huge infrastructure gap a priority. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7032 SEP 01, 2014

Andres,Luis Alberto; Biller,S. A. Dan; Herrera Dappe,Matias Disclosed

Infrastructure gap in South Asia : inequality of access to infrastructure services (English)

The South Asia region is home to the largest pool of individuals living under the poverty line, coupled with a fast-growing population. The importance of access to basic infrastructure services on welfare and the quality of life is clear. ... See More +

WPS7033 SEP 01, 2014

Andres,Luis Alberto; Biller,S. A. Dan; Herrera Dappe,Matias Disclosed

Sharing prosperity by closing South Asia's infrastructure gap (English)

While South Asia's average gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the past decade was only slightly lower than in East Asia and the Pacific, the region significantly lags behind in terms of infrastructure access. ... See More +

Brief 88928 JUN 01, 2014

Andres,Luis Alberto; Basnyat,Ashma; Biller,S. A. Dan; Herrera Dappe,Matias 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