Research

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  • POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER

    Global supply chains and trade policy

    Blanchard,Emily J., Bown,Chad P., Johnson,Robert Christopher  |  Jan 19, 2016
    How do global supply chain linkages modify countries' incentives to impose import protection? Are these linkages empirically important determinants of trade policy? To address these questions, this paper...
  • POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER

    Supporting export competitiveness through port and rail network reforms : a case study of South Africa

    Pieterse,Duncan, Farole,Thomas, Odendaal,Martin, Steenkamp,Andre  |  Jan 11, 2016
    Transport and logistics infrastructure is a critical determinant of the competitiveness of a country's producers and exporters. Well-functioning transport and logistics infrastructure relies not just on hardware,...
  • WORKING PAPER

    Federative Republic of Brazil - International Road Assessment Programme (IRAP) pilot technical report : federal highways

    Castro Lancharro,Borja  |  Jan 01, 2016
    As part of efforts to curb road deaths and serious injuries, the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) invited the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) to work with the National Department of ...
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    High-speed railways in China : an update on passenger profiles

    Zhou,Nanyan, Bullock,Richard G., Jin,Ying, Lawrence,Martha B., Ollivier,Gerald Paul  |  Jan 01, 2016
    Two Chinese high-speed rail (HSR) projects supported by World Bank loans - the Nanning-Guangzhou (Nanguang) and Guiyang-Guangzhou (Guiguang) - began operations in late December 2014. The services have connected...
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    Attracting capital for railway development in China

    Lawrence,Martha B.  |  Dec 23, 2015
    China Railways Corporation (CRC) is considering new ways to attract capital to support the strategic development of the railway sector. Currently, government is the predominant equity financier, with debt being...
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Publication

Transport for Health: the Global Burden of Disease from Motorized Road Transport

New study finds that over 1.5 million deaths a year can be attributed to motor vehicles once you factor in both road fatalities and air pollution.


Working Paper

Reducing Black Carbon Emissions from Diesel Vehicles: Impacts, Control Strategies, and Cost-benefit Analysis

Transport accounts for approximately 19 percent of global black carbon emissions, whose role in climate change is second only to carbon dioxide.