Assessing socioeconomic impacts of transport infrastructure projects in the Greater Mekong Subregion

This working paper attempts to quantify the links between infrastructure investment and poverty reduction using a multi-region general equilibrium model, supplemented with household survey data for the Greater Mekong Subregion. The authors concentrate on quantifying the effects of key linkages between upgraded infrastructure, economic growth, and poverty reduction. They model the impact of both reducing transport costs and improving trade facilitation in the GMS. Their findings suggest strong gains to the GMS countries as a result of infrastructure development and trade facilitation with national poverty reduced throughout the region. However, the impact on various segments of these populations differs, depending in part on factor returns.

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Field Value
Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Development and funding for transport
  • Economy and commerce
  • Poverty policy and regulation
  • Transport infrastructure and facilities
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • China
Copyright Yes
Access and use constraints

License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.

Version / Edition 1.0
Date uploaded 06/15/2015
Contact

Susan Stone: Susan.STONE@oecd.org Anna Strutt: astrutt@waikato.ac.nz Thomas Hertel: hertel@purdue.edu

Author (individual) Stone, Susan
Co-author (individual) Strutt, Anna; Hertel, Thomas
Publication place Tokyo, Japan
Publisher Asian Development Bank Institute
Publication date 2010
General note

Available at: https://openaccess.adb.org/handle/11540/3822