Connecting East Asia: A New Framework for Infrastructure by World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Japan Bank for

By World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Japan Bank for International Cooperation

A lot of East Asia keeps to develop speedily, pushed to a substantial volume by way of China. Urbanization is continuing at velocity. call for for infrastructure companies is expanding hugely, really in towns. a lot of the call for comes from the newly urbanized bad. Infrastructure has to satisfy their wishes, yet has additionally to proceed to supply the underpinnings for the region?¦s development. The complexity of responding to those calls for is larger than ever, and the price of getting issues mistaken very excessive. Poorly conceived infrastructure investments at the present time could have an important environmental, fiscal, and social effect ?V and be very high priced to mend later. Neglecting the infrastructure wishes of individuals closing in bad components of East Asia ?V really in rural components, and in remoted nations of the area; and failing to incorporate them in development, might even be expensive, in human and political phrases. This learn is ready East Asia, and it?¦s approximately infrastructure. It?¦s approximately poverty and progress, and it?¦s approximately delivery, water, sanitation, strength, and telecommunications ?V either the infrastructure, and the infrastructure providers. Infrastructure is just one a part of the improvement problem, yet its affects are one of the most crucial. Connecting East Asia appears to be like on the function that infrastructure has performed in helping East Asia?¦s development and appears forward at what the demanding situations are for the longer term, and the way to method them.

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Finally, the role of infrastructure in creating livable cities and providing service to slum dwellers is a theme of Chapter 1 and is included in our discussion of urban management in Chapter 3. xxxiii E X E C U T I V E S U M M A RY between infrastructure investments that have an impact on growth, and those that have an impact on poverty reduction. Finally, institutions often face difficult trade-offs between the interests of different groups of poor and non-poor. Participation of affected groups in decision making is one measure that can help—a theme we pick up in Chapter 4, on accountability and risk management.

Indonesia’s coordination story is that of an incomplete progression from autocratic technocracy to greater participation and decentralization. In the process, the country’s planning apparatus has been largely dismantled. Under the Suharto regime, policy planning and coordination was centralized in two institutions that operated more or less in tandem, and had substantial ability to plan strategically and oversee the implementation of planning: Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional (BAPPENAS), which prepared national five-year development plans, and the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy and Industry (EKUIN).

Although environmental impact assessments are prepared, they frequently take the form of formal attachments to projects treated by their proponents as faits accomplis. On the whole, Thailand’s planning and coordination system has been flexible and adaptive. It has dealt well with crisis and long-term strategy. The system has evolved effectively as the political context has changed, and strategic vision has managed to play a central role. Chapter 4. Accountability and risk management Coordination is about the big picture.

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