Infrastructure at the Crossroads: Lessons from 20 Years of by World Bank

By World Bank

'Infrastructure on the Crossroads' brings jointly classes from the final twenty years of global financial institution engagement in infrastructure. It analyzes traits within the Bank's infrastructure lending, describes the evolution of the exterior setting and the Bank's personal strategic priorities, and provides classes approximately undertaking layout and appraisal, poverty concentration, deepest region participation, environmental and social sustainability, the difficulty of corruption, and stakeholder communications.

Show description

Read Online or Download Infrastructure at the Crossroads: Lessons from 20 Years of World Bank Experience PDF

Similar public affairs books

After the Great Complacence: Financial Crisis and the Politics of Reform

What's the dating among the economy and politics? In a democratic procedure, what sort of regulate may still elected governments have over the monetary markets? What guidelines could be carried out to control them? what's the position performed by way of various elites--financial, technocratic, and political--in the operation and law of the economic climate?

Institutional Constraints and Policy Choice: An Exploration of Local Governance

Examines the institutional ideas of the sport that either form and are formed by means of human habit, concentrating on the neighborhood point preparations.

Reforming for Results in the UN System: A Study of UNOPS

The United countries workplace for undertaking companies (UNOPS) is the one UN association that's self-financing via charges earned on undertaking management/provision of prone in all developmental and humanitarian fields. Following a disruptive merger approach its destiny appeared doubtful. This booklet describes and analyzes the consequent reform, its difficulties and successes, in addition to its relevance to different UN firms and New Public administration concept.

Additional info for Infrastructure at the Crossroads: Lessons from 20 Years of World Bank Experience

Sample text

Note: Based on survey responses from more than 6,000 key opinion makers in 35 countries. ture in achieving the Millennium Development Goals, welcomed the reinvigoration of the Bank’s infrastructure program, and underscored the importance of learning from past experience. In particular, they emphasized the need to pay close attention to project design and implementation, ensuring the sustainable operation and maintenance of new facilities, helping clients to access private capital, building client institutional capacity, simplifying Bank operational procedures, and not shying away from risky operations.

And a widening range of development priorities. In spite of the relative inexperience of implementing agencies, the Bank’s preoccupation with new lending led to a reduction in the share of Bank resources dedicated to supervision. 1), and the issue became the subject of intense scrutiny. Internal assessments highlighted a number of problems affecting both infrastructure and noninfrastructure projects, including: (a) complex project design; (b) optimistic or unclear economic, financial, and institutional assumptions at appraisal; (c) inadequate implementation monitoring frameworks and arrangements; (d) failure to accurately gauge — 8 INTRODUCTION political commitment; (e) lack of attention to sustainability; and (f) unwillingness to take decisive action in the face of noncompliance, particularly in relation to financial and audit covenants.

Recent evaluations of sustainability have shown that 92 percent of water supply schemes and close to 100 percent of latrines installed by the project are fully functional and are in use by the beneficiaries. Principles piloted in the Swajal project are now being replicated throughout India. In Kerala, for example, local governments (Village Panchayats) provide the institutional and financial support for expanding community-managed systems. Investment funds flow through the District and Village Panchayats, which also provide resources to cover periodic capital expenditure and facilitate access to technical assistance.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.75 of 5 – based on 44 votes