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Improving management and charging policies for roads : an agenda for reform (English)

This paper reviews the Bank's current policies on managing and charging for roads. It does so because roads are important economic assets and arrangements for managing them and charging for road services can have a major impact on overall economic performance. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU92 DEC 31, 1991

Heggie, Ian G.

Transport and the mobility needs of the urban poor : an exploratory study (English)

This paper is an exploratory study of the demand for travel by the urban poor. It is the first step in an effort to understand how changes in the cost and extent of public transport services and infrastructure affect poor urban households. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU86 NOV 30, 1991

Kranton, Rachel E.

Rent seeking in water supply (English)

This paper presents a framework for the analysis of rent seeking in water supply and case study of water vending in a large metropolitan area in a developing country such as in Jakarta, Indonesia. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU85 SEP 30, 1991

Lovei, Laszlo; Whittington, Dale

Welfare analysis of rent control in Brazil : the case of Rio de Janeiro (English)

Rent control is a familiar institution in many cities of the United States and Europe. It is also more common in developing countries than is generally perceived. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU83 JUN 30, 1991

Silveira, Ricardo; Malpezzi, Stephen

Cost and benefits of residential rent control in Bangalore India (English)

Some of the empirical findings from this paper are that, costs and benefits differ significantly between, "strictly controlled" and "ordinary controlled" units. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU82 JUN 30, 1991

Malpezzi, Stephen; Tewari, Vinod K.

The MARPOL 73/78 convention : the economic implications and other issues in providing reception facilities for ship wastes in sub-Saharan African ports (English)

Attempts are being made to control the pollution of the oceans and coastal waters. One major step towards this objective has been the introduction of the MARPOL 73/78 Convention through the International Maritime Organization, an agency of the United Nations. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU80 JUN 30, 1991

Lethbridge, John; Wonham, Jon; Oestergaard, John; Klein, J. W.; Willekes, M. J.

Alternative approaches to pollution control and waste management : regulatory and economic instruments (Spanish)

The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of the most common strategies and policy instruments (that is, regulatory and economic) used in developed and developing countries to achieve pollution control and waste management objectives. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU79 MAY 31, 1991

Bernstein, Janis D.

Restrictive labor practices on railways in developing countries (English)

Restrictive labor practices on railways limit enterprise productivity and output. They generally fall under the following categories: fixed staffing ratios, rigid craft divisions, pay structure and basis of pay, difficulty of dismissal, working standards or customs, difficulty of using temporary labor, and pension arrangements. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU78 JAN 31, 1991

Beshers, Eric W.

Port administration : a review of the structural aspects and legal aspects (English)

This is a study of port administration from the legal and constitutional point of view. It is part of a larger study of port institutional reform which also includes economic and operational aspects. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU76 AUG 31, 1990

Douglas, R.A.P.

Transport plans : methodology and areas of application (English)

Transport plans are commonly used as a programming tool. Particularly in developing countries, many studies include this expression in their titles. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU65 FEB 28, 1990

Quinet, Emile

Management and operational practices of municipal and regional water and sewerage companies in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Institutional weakness is one of the most important obstacles that stands in the way of the efficient provision of water and sewerage services in Latin America. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU61 JAN 31, 1990

Yepes, Guillermo

Mortgage design under inflation and real wage uncertainty : the use of a dual indexed instrument (English)

Designing a mortgage system which protects lenders' interests in an inflationary environment and at the same time provides continued accessibility to credit for borrowers has been a challenge during the past decade. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU62 DEC 31, 1989

Buckley, Robert; Lipman, Barbara; Persaud, Thakoor

Pricing and regulatory issues in urban transport (English)

The paper first categorizes public policy interventions to improve traffic in cities, through quantity and price management focused on public and private transport. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU58 DEC 31, 1989

Pachon, Alvaro; Johansen, Frida

Structure and performance of the housing sector of the centrally planned economies : USSR, Hungary, Poland, GDR, and Yugoslavia (English)

This paper discusses some of the generic issues of the housing sector in centrally planned economies in the context of attempted economic liberalization. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU53 OCT 31, 1989

Matras, Hanna; INU

Earmarking, road funds and toll roads : a World Bank symposium (English)

Earmarking is the dedication or hypothecation of a specific government revenue to a specific public expenditure. Road funds represent one form of earmarking and toll roads offer the potential for earmarking; this feature is the reason why the two concepts were dealt with in the same seminar. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU45 JUN 30, 1989

Johansen, Frida [editor]

Understanding the collateral qualities of housing for financial development : the Korean "Chonse" as effective response to financial sector shortcomings (English)

The potential collateral efficiency of housing is the cornerstone on which to develop a housing finance system. In developing countries, this collateral question goes beyond the provision of mortgage services for housing ownership, as is the case in developed countries. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU49 JUN 30, 1989

Renaud, Bertrand

Strengthening municipal government (English)

This paper identifies five sets of specific institutional arrangements which condition the effectiveness of municipal government: (a) structure; (b) functions; (c) internal organization and process; (d) staffing; and (e) financing. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU47 JUN 30, 1989

Davey, Kenneth

The use of satellite images for urban planning : a case study from Karachi, Pakistan (English)

Satellite images provide a useful planning tool to monitor the growth of large and small cities. No country can afford to update its maps at the same pace that development and land use changes occur. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU42 MAY 31, 1989

Bertaud, Marie-Agnes

Taxing urban land in China (English)

Urban land in China is not priced, it is owned by the state and assigned to enterprises and households free of charge. This practice has resulted in major efficiency and equity problems in allocating land resources. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU39 MAR 31, 1989

Bahl, Roy W.; Jun Zhang

Conrail : government creation and privatization of an American railroad (English)

Three major railway institutional reforms have been achieved in the United States in the past 20 years -- the formation of Amtrak, the formation and eventual privatization of Conrail and rail rate deregulation. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU38 MAR 15, 1989

Beshers, Eric W.

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Improving management and charging policies for roads : an agenda for reform (English)
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DEC 31, 1991 INU92 Departmental Working Paper
Transport and the mobility needs of the urban poor : an exploratory study (English)
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NOV 30, 1991 INU86 Departmental Working Paper
Rent seeking in water supply (English)
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SEP 30, 1991 INU85 Departmental Working Paper
Welfare analysis of rent control in Brazil : the case of Rio de Janeiro (English)
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JUN 30, 1991 INU83 Departmental Working Paper
Cost and benefits of residential rent control in Bangalore India (English)
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JUN 30, 1991 INU82 Departmental Working Paper
The MARPOL 73/78 convention : the economic implications and other issues in providing reception facilities for ship wastes in sub-Saharan African ports (English)
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JUN 30, 1991 INU80 Departmental Working Paper
Alternative approaches to pollution control and waste management : regulatory and economic instruments (Spanish)
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MAY 31, 1991 INU79 Departmental Working Paper
Restrictive labor practices on railways in developing countries (English)
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JAN 31, 1991 INU78 Departmental Working Paper
Port administration : a review of the structural aspects and legal aspects (English)
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AUG 31, 1990 INU76 Departmental Working Paper
Transport plans : methodology and areas of application (English)
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FEB 28, 1990 INU65 Departmental Working Paper
Management and operational practices of municipal and regional water and sewerage companies in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JAN 31, 1990 INU61 Departmental Working Paper
Mortgage design under inflation and real wage uncertainty : the use of a dual indexed instrument (English)
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DEC 31, 1989 INU62 Departmental Working Paper
Pricing and regulatory issues in urban transport (English)
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DEC 31, 1989 INU58 Departmental Working Paper
Structure and performance of the housing sector of the centrally planned economies : USSR, Hungary, Poland, GDR, and Yugoslavia (English)
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OCT 31, 1989 INU53 Departmental Working Paper
Earmarking, road funds and toll roads : a World Bank symposium (English)
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JUN 30, 1989 INU45 Departmental Working Paper
Understanding the collateral qualities of housing for financial development : the Korean "Chonse" as effective response to financial sector shortcomings (English)
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JUN 30, 1989 INU49 Departmental Working Paper
Strengthening municipal government (English)
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JUN 30, 1989 INU47 Departmental Working Paper
The use of satellite images for urban planning : a case study from Karachi, Pakistan (English)
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MAY 31, 1989 INU42 Departmental Working Paper
Taxing urban land in China (English)
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MAR 31, 1989 INU39 Departmental Working Paper
Conrail : government creation and privatization of an American railroad (English)
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MAR 15, 1989 INU38 Departmental Working Paper