Vivien Foster

World Bank

1818 H Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20433

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

38

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Scholarly Papers (38)

1.

The Impact of Privatization on the Performance of the Infrastructure Sector: The Case of Electricity Distribution in Latin American Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3936
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Luis Alberto Andres, Vivien Foster and J. Luis Guasch
World Bank, World Bank and World Bank - Finance, Private Sector and Infrastructure Sector (LCSFP)
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Economic Theory & Research,Energy Production and Transportation, Public Sector Economics & Finance, Labor Markets, Science Education

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Paying the Price for Unreliable Power Supplies: In-House Generation of Electricity by Firms in Africa

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4913
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Vivien Foster and Jevgenijs Steinbuks
World Bank and Purdue University - Center for Global Trade Analysis
Downloads 421 (82,689)
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Energy Production and Transportation, Infrastructure Economics, Power & Energy Conversion, E-Business, Energy Technology & Transmission

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Is Cost Recovery a Feasible Objective for Water and Electricity? The Latin American Experience

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3943
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Vivien Foster and Tito Yepes
World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 298 (121,835)
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Infrastructure Economics, Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Public Sector Management and Reform, Regional Governance, Urban Governance and Management

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The Distributional Incidence of Residential Water and Electricity Subsidies

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3878
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 Oct 2006
World Bank, Georgetown University, World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 273 (133,583)
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Economic Theory & Research, Tax Law, Energy Production and Transportation; Urban Water Supply and Sanitation, Town Water Supply and Sanitation

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Private Provision of Rural Infrastructure Services: Competing for Subsidies

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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Does Infrastructure Reform Work for the Poor? A Case Study from Guatemala

Number of pages: 76 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Vivien Foster and Caridad Araujo
World Bank and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 231 (157,659)
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Nigeria's Infrastructure: A Continental Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5686
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Vivien Foster and Nataliya Pushak
World Bank and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 218 (166,629)

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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Infrastructure Economics, Public Sector Economics, E-Business, Town Water Supply and Sanitation

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Cost Recovery, Equity, and Efficiency in Water Tariffs: Evidence from African Utilities

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5384
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank - Research Department, affiliation not provided to SSRN and World Bank
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Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Infrastructure Economics, Urban Water Supply and Sanitation, Water Supply and Systems, Energy Production and Transportation

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Making Sense of Africa's Infrastructure Endowment: A Benchmarking Approach

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4912
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Tito Yepes, Justin R. Pierce and Vivien Foster
World Bank, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and World Bank
Downloads 206 (175,739)

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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Urban Slums Upgrading, Urban Services to the Poor, Banks & Banking Reform, Infrastructure Regulation

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Ethiopia's Infrastructure: A Continental Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5595
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Vivien Foster and Elvira Morella
World Bank and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Infrastructure Economics, Public Sector Economics, Banks & Banking Reform, Town Water Supply and Sanitation

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The Sadc's Infrastructure: A Regional Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5898
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Rupa Ranganathan and Vivien Foster
World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 166 (212,773)

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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Airports and Air Services, Infrastructure Economics, Transport and Trade Logistics, Roads & Highways

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Information and Modeling Issues in Designing Water and Sanitation Subsidy Schemes

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Vivien Foster, Andres Gomez-Lobo and Jonathan Halpern
World Bank, University of Chile - Department of Economics and Georgetown University
Downloads 163 (216,056)

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Congo, Democratic Republic of - the Democratic Republic of Congo's Infrastructure: A Continental Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5602
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Vivien Foster and Daniel Benitez
World Bank and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 141 (243,490)

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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Infrastructure Economics, Public Sector Economics, Banks & Banking Reform, Energy Production and Transportation

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Ghana's Infrastructure: A Continental Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5600
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Vivien Foster and Nataliya Pushak
World Bank and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 138 (247,814)

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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Infrastructure Economics, Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Energy Production and Transportation, Water Supply and Systems

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Does Infrastructure Reform Work for the Poor? A Case Study on the Cities of La Paz and El Alto in Bolivia

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Vivien Foster and Osvaldo Irusta
World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 133 (255,028)

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Uganda's Infrastructure: A Continental Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5963
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Rupa Ranganathan and Vivien Foster
World Bank and World Bank
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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Infrastructure Economics, E-Business, Water Supply and Systems

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Energy Access Scenarios to 2030 for the Power Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa

FEEM Working Paper No. 68.2011
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 10 Nov 2011
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, United Nations - United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), International Atomic Energy Agency, The Energy Center, World Bank, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, affiliation not provided to SSRN, KTH Technical University, University of California, Berkeley - Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, African Union Commission, Southern African Power Pool, University College Cork and United Nations - Environment Programme (UNEP)
Downloads 101 (310,588)
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energy access, power system planning, Sub-Saharan Africa

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Angola's Infrastructure: A Continental Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5813
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Nataliya Pushak and Vivien Foster
affiliation not provided to SSRN and World Bank
Downloads 96 (320,919)

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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Infrastructure Economics, Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Energy Production and Transportation, Economic Theory & Research

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Sierra Leone's Infrastructure: A Continental Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5713
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Nataliya Pushak and Vivien Foster
affiliation not provided to SSRN and World Bank
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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Infrastructure Economics, Energy Production and Transportation, Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Public Sector Economics

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Ecowas's Infrastructure: A Regional Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5899
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Rupa Ranganathan and Vivien Foster
World Bank and World Bank
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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Airports and Air Services, Infrastructure Economics, Transport and Trade Logistics, Roads & Highways

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Trends in Household Coverage of Modern Infrastructure Services in Africa

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4880
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 84 (348,777)

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Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Population Policies, Urban Water Supply and Sanitation, Urban Slums Upgrading, Urban Services to the Poor

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Zambia's Infrastructure: A Continental Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5599
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Vivien Foster and Carolina Dominguez
World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 81 (356,383)

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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Infrastructure Economics, Energy Production and Transportation, Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Banks & Banking Reform

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East Africa's Infrastructure: A Regional Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5844
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Rupa Ranganathan and Vivien Foster
World Bank and World Bank
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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Airports and Air Services, Infrastructure Economics, Transport and Trade Logistics, Common Carriers Industry

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Malawi's Infrastructure: A Continental Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5598
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Vivien Foster and Maria Shkaratan
World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 69 (390,081)

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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Infrastructure Economics, Banks & Banking Reform, Energy Production and Transportation, Town Water Supply and Sanitation

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Policy Choices Can Help Keep Universal Broadband Targets Affordable: A Spatial Model of 4G and 5G Roll-Out in Developing Countries

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 15 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2021
George Mason University, World Bank, World Bank and University of Oxford
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Policy, broadband, 4G, 5G, universal service

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Cameroon's Infrastructure: A Continental Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5822
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Carolina Dominguez and Vivien Foster
World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 61 (415,668)

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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Infrastructure Economics, Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Energy Production and Transportation, Banks & Banking Reform

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Falling Short: A Global Survey of Electricity Tariff Design

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 9174
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 05 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2020
Vivien Foster and Samantha Helen Witte
World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 60 (419,028)

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Liberia's Infrastructure: A Continental Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5597
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Vivien Foster and Nataliya Pushak
World Bank and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Infrastructure Economics, Energy Production and Transportation, Public Sector Economics, E-Business

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Eccas's Infrastructure: A Regional Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5857
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Rupa Ranganathan and Vivien Foster
World Bank and World Bank
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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Infrastructure Economics, Airports and Air Services, Roads & Highways, Transport and Trade Logistics

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Benin's Infrastructure: A Continental Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5689
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Carolina Dominguez and Vivien Foster
World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 42 (488,747)

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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Infrastructure Economics, Public Sector Economics, Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Economic Theory & Research

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Is Low Coverage of Modern Infrastructure Services in African Cities Due to Lack of Demand or Lack of Supply ?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4881
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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Currencies and Exchange Rates, Economic Theory & Research, Geographical Information Systems, Markets and Market Access

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The Central African Republic's Infrastructure: A Continental Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5697
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Carolina Dominguez and Vivien Foster
World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 40 (497,662)

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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Energy Production and Transportation, Infrastructure Economics, E-Business

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Cote D'Ivoire's Infrastructure: A Continental Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5594
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Vivien Foster and Nataliya Pushak
World Bank and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Infrastructure Economics, Public Sector Economics, Energy Production and Transportation, Banks & Banking Reform

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Charting the Diffusion of Power Sector Reforms Across the Developing World

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8235
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 08 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2019
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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Energy Policies & Economics

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Utility Subsidies as Social Transfers: An Empirical Evaluation of Targeting Performance

Development Policy Review, Vol. 25, No. 6, pp. 659-679, November 2007
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 19 Oct 2007
World Bank, Georgetown University, World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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Cost Recovery and Financial Viability of the Power Sector in Developing Countries: Insights from 15 Case Studies

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 9136
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 31 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2020
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, World Bank - Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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Niger's Infrastructure: A Continental Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5698
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Carolina Dominguez and Vivien Foster
World Bank and World Bank
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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Infrastructure Economics, Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Water Supply and Systems, Energy Production and Transportation