This report summarizes the investments in clean energy made by the operations departments of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 2014, condensing information from project databases and formal reports… more
South Asian countries, facing challenges in efficiently meeting growing electricity demand, can benefit from increased cross-border electricity cooperation and trade by harnessing complementarities in… more
It has been more than two decades since the widespread initiation of global power sector reforms and restructuring. However, empirical evidence on the intended microeconomic, macroeconomic, and quality-related… more
One common denominator observed in global financial regulation is the tendency to allow pension funds to invest more in infrastructure. Considering this, our study analyses what regulatory changes are… more
Consumers’ participation in regulatory decision-making in infrastructure sectors can be critical to ensure effective regulatory governance. Providing avenues for enabling consumers’ voice in the regulatory… more
The 2015 Preqin Global Infrastructure Report is the most comprehensive review of the infrastructure asset class ever undertaken. Covering a wide range of topics, with expert commentary, key trends from… more
The World Bank Group has established the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF), an ambitious financial framework bringing together supranationals, donor countries, development banks and institutional investors… more
Development economists have considered physical infrastructure to be a precondition for industrialization and economic development. Yet, two issues remain to be addressed in the literature. First, while… more
This paper uses household panel data from rural Indonesia to examine the impact of road quality on labor supply and wages. First, road projects are found to increase transportation speed. Second, the… more
Given the critical role that financial market infrastructures (FMIs) play in promoting the stability of the financial system, the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) has sought to… more
The law concerning guarantees and mortgages under the Civil and Commercial Code of Thailand (the "CCC") will soon be amended (the "CCC Amendment Act"). A draft of the CCC Amendment Act has already passed… more
Although previous research has demonstrated the health benefits of water treatment programs, relatively little is known about the effect of water treatment on education. This paper examines the educational… more
India's manufacturing sector has undergone many spatial adjustments since 1989, including, for example, the organized sector's migration to rural locations, the powerful rise of informal manufacturing… more
There has been a noticeable increase in allocations to infrastructure by both institutional and retail investors over the last five years. This has been driven by a desire from investors for income, inflation… more
In a context of rapit urbanization and energy transition, massive investments will be required to develop efficient public transport networks. Capturing the increase in land value caused by transport… more
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