This book addresses the prospects and challenges concerning both soft and hard infrastructure development in Asia and provides a framework for achieving Asian connectivity through regional infrastructure cooperation towards a seamless Asia. Key topics included are: Demand estimates of national and regional infrastructure in transport, electricity, information and communication technology; and water and sanitation; Empirical results on the costs and benefits of regional infrastructure for economies and households; The impact of infrastructure development on the environment and climate; Sources and instruments of infrastructure financing; Best practices and lessons learned from the experiences of the Asian region and other regions; and Experiences of public - private partnership projects. This insightful book will serve as a definitive knowledge product for policymakers, academics, private sector experts and infrastructure practitioners in the region. It will provide policymakers, concerned officials from private and public sectors, and other experts involved in environmental and natural resources studies.
Contents: Foreword 1. Introduction Biswa Nath Bhattacharyay, Masahiro Kawai and Rajat M. Nag PART I: DEMAND AND BENEFITS OF NATIONAL AND REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORKS 2. Estimating Demand for Infrastructure: 2010 - 2020 Biswa Nath Bhattacharyay 3. Benefits of Infrastructure Investment: An Empirical Analysis Fan Zhai 4. Socio Economic Impact of Regional Transport Infrastructure in the Greater Mekong Subregion Susan Stone, Anna Strutt and Thomas Hertel 5. Socioeconomic Impacts of Regional Transport Infrastructure in South Asia John Gilbert and Nilanjan Banik PART II: POLICIES AND INSTITUTIONS FOR EFFECTIVE INFRASTRUCTURE 6. Evaluation of Regional Infrastructure Manabu Fujimura and Ramesh Adhikari 7. Economic Space for Transnational Infrastructure: Gateways, Multimodal Corridors and Special Economic Zones Peter J. Rimmer and Howard Dick 8. Institutional and Policy Frameworks for Sustainable Infrastructure ZhongXiang Zhang 9. Managing Regional Infrastructure: European Union Institutional Structures and Best Practices Willem van der Geest and Jorge Nunez-Ferrer PART III: ADDRESSING INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING NEEDS 10. Modes of Asian Financial Integration: Financing Infrastructure Biswa Nath Bhattacharyay 11. Foreign Direct Investment in Financing Regional Infrastructure Kwok-Chiu Fung, Alicia Garcia-Herrero and Francis Ng 12. Public Private Partnerships for Regional Infrastructure: Lessons from the European Union Willem van der Geest and Jorge Nunez-Ferrer Index
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