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Author: François Bourguignon
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: development, infrastructure, rethinking
Number of Pages: 300
Published: 2008
ISBN-10: 0821368419
ISBN-13: 9780821368411

This edition of the 'Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics' presents selected papers from the ABCDE Meetings, held May 29-30, 2006, in Tokyo, Japan. This volume presents papers on Infrastructure for Growth - emerging issues; sustainable development and infrastructure - climate change, clean energy, and energy efficiency; rural infrastructure and agricultural development; and infrastructure and regional cooperation.

Author: Nathan Musick
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: preferred, bonds, tax, investment, infrastructure, subsidizing
Number of Pages: 50
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437924700
ISBN-13: 9781437924701

The fed. gov¿t. supports infrastructure investment in a variety of ways. The most common means of providing a tax subsidy for infrastructure investment -- by offering a tax exemption for interest on state and local bonds -- is generally viewed to be inefficient. This study assesses the role of tax preferences in infrastructure investment in the U.S. It discusses the types of tax preferences for state and local bonds, reports the amount of such debt that has been issued for infrastructure projects undertaken by the public and private sectors, and estimates the importance of that debt financing

Author: Patricia A. Dalton
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: infrastructure, congressional, testimony, nation, investment, challenges, physical, options
Number of Pages: 34
Published: 2008-10
ISBN-10: 1437905730
ISBN-13: 9781437905731

America¿s physical infrastructure -- incl. aviation, highway, transit, rail, water, and dam infrastructure -- is critical to the nation¿s economy and affects the daily life of virtually all Americans, but is under strain. Estimates to repair, replace, or upgrade aging infrastructure as well as expand capacity to meet increased demand top hundreds of billions of dollars, at a time when the fed. government¿s fiscal outlook is worse than many may understand. This testimony discusses: (1) challenges associated with the nation¿s surface transportation, aviation, water, and dam infrastructure, a

Author: Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: rwanda, infrastructure, solutions, private
Number of Pages: 120
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 0821359657
ISBN-13: 9780821359655

"The Rwandan Government outlines its vision for the development of the country in 'Vision 2020,' which elaborates the economic goals the Government aims to achieve. One of the major themes that lies at the heart of this vision is the refurbishment and development of Rwanda's core economic infrastructure. This book looks at the progress Rwanda has made and provides a review of the country's infrastructure in the transport, energy, telecommunications, and water and sanitation sectors and presents suggestions on improving the environment for private sector involvement in infrastructure. Although

Author: Mojmir Mrak
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: encouraging, aimed, private, sector, participation, policies, needs, infrastructure, slovenia, survey, investment, communal
Number of Pages: 78
Published: 2000-10
ISBN-10: 0821347977
ISBN-13: 9780821347973

There is already a large consensus in Slovenia for involving the private sector in communal infrastructure financing. However, there is presently no global strategy for translating this consensus into practice.This study contributes toward a better understanding of communal infrastructure investment issues in Slovenia, especially the main bottlenecks in this area, and discusses policies aimed at increasing the volume of communal infrastructure investment.The study has three specific objectives: to give an overview of the existing institutional, legal and regulatory environment for communal inf

Author: Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: lesotho, infrastructure, solutions, private
Number of Pages: 108
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 0821362054
ISBN-13: 9780821362051

Infrastructure in Lesotho is relatively undeveloped with poor coverage and low-quality services common to many African countries that have low per capita incomes and government fiscal limitations that constrain infrastructure investment. This report finds that private participation in infrastructure could offer Lesotho three key advantages:1. augmenting budget resources in cases where the private sector undertakes to finance projects or services that would not otherwise be funded,2. improving the quality and efficiency of service delivery, and3. accelerating investments in infrastructure.By th

Author: Michel Kerf
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: award, design, guide, infrastructure, concessions
Number of Pages: 140
Published: 1998-06
ISBN-10: 0821341650
ISBN-13: 9780821341650

This paper examines the increased role of the private sector in developing and maintaining critical infrastructure. It identifies governments' quest to shift part of the burden of new infrastructure investments to the private sector for the economic development of firms and industry and the improvement of quality of life and, given the constraints on public budgets, to finance growing infrastructure needs. Adequate infrastructure services include power, telecommunications, transport, water supply and sanitation. The paper also emphasizes the private sector involvement in bringing increased eff
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