There is growing interest in using rail transit

This World Bank publication focuses on establishing effective Light rail metro transit (LRMT) systems using Public Private Participation. Presents options and discusses practical issues related to preparing and implementing new LRMT PPP schemes. See Also: Report: Advanced network planning for bus rapid transit - the 'quickway' model as a modal alternative to "light rail lite".

Facing fiscal constraints, many governments in Central and Eastern Europe and Southeastern Europe have pursued private finance for transport infrastructure more to move investments off budget than to improve efficiency and services. Results have been mixed

This study addresses the question with a rigorous econometric approach and distills global results from a multitude of evidence. The data set compiled is unique in its coverage, size, and composition, making it possible to address for the first time methodological problems that have plagued empirical research and hampered conclusive results. The findings provide some answers,

The objective of the project

Land-based financing of urban infrastructure is growing in importance in the developing world. Why is it so difficult to finance urban infrastructure investment, when land values

India has seen rapid growth in recent years in its program of infrastructure public-private partnerships (PPPs). Despite the surge in demand for finance, local financial markets coped well over the period to 2007

For the urban poor in developing countries, informal waste recycling is a common way to earn income. There are few reliable

Private participation in roads revived strongly in developing countries in 2005

India has had the most success attracting more private investment in infrastructure in 2006 than any other developing country. Long-standing policies in most other South Asian countries are beginning to bear fruit as well. Nevertheless, delivering the infrastructure services needed to sustain and accelerate