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Benin's Infrastructure : A Continental Perspective

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/7758
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Recent Economic Development in Infrastructure
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Dominguez-Torres, Carolina
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Foster, Vivien
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2017-06-21T21:11:27Z
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2017-06-21T21:11:27Z
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2011-06
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2017-12-13T14:44:04Z
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Between 2000 and 2005 infrastructure made an important contribution of 1.6 percentage point to Benin's improved per capita growth performance, which was the highest among West African countries during the period. Raising the country's infrastructure endowment to that of the region's middle-income countries could boost annual growth by about 3.2 percentage points. Benin has made significant progress in some areas of its infrastructure. The rural road network is in relatively good condition, and about 30 percent of the rural population has access to an all-season road, a level above the country's peers. Air transport connectivity has improved. Also, important market liberalization reforms designed to attract private capital to the water and information and communications technology (ICT) sectors have boosted performance. In particular, increased competition in the ICT market has contributed to the rapid expansion of mobile and Internet services. Addressing Benin's infrastructure challenges will require sustained expenditures of $712 million per year over the next decade, with heavy emphasis on capital expenditure. Almost half of the total relates to the transport sector. At 16.6 percent of Benin's 2005 gross domestic product (GDP), this effort is almost at the level of other Sub-Saharan African countries. Benin already spends around $452 million per year on infrastructure, equivalent to about 10.5 percent of its GDP. Almost $101 million a year is lost to inefficiencies of various kinds, associated mainly with under pricing in the power and water sectors; poor financial management of utilities; and inefficient allocation of resources across sectors. If Benin could raise tariffs to cost-recovery levels, and reduce operational inefficiencies in line with reasonable developing-country benchmarks, it could substantially boost flows to the infrastructure sectors. Comparing spending needs with existing spending and potential efficiency gains (and assuming that the inefficiencies are fully captured) leaves an annual funding gap of $210 million per year. By far the largest share of the gap can be traced to the water supply and sanitation sectors. Benin has the potential to close this gap by adopting alternative technologies in water supply, transport and power. Savings from alternative technologies could amount to as much as $227 million per year.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/883671468017459012/Benins-infrastructure-a-continental-perspective
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/27310
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic (AICD) country report;
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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ACCESS TO SAFE WATER
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ACCESSIBILITY
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ACCOUNTING
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ADJUSTMENT OF TARIFFS
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AIR
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AIR TRAFFIC
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AIR TRANSPORT
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AIRCRAFT
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AIRLINE COMPANIES
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AIRPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
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AIRPORTS
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AIRWAYS
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ARTERIES
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ASSET MAINTENANCE
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AVAILABILITY OF DATA
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AVERAGE DAILY TRAFFIC
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BACKBONE
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BACKBONES
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BANDWIDTH
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BANKS
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BROADBAND CONNECTION
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BROADBAND MARKET
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BUDGET ALLOCATIONS
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BUDGET EXECUTION
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BUDGET PERFORMANCE
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BUSINESS ACTIVITY
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BUSINESSES
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CABLE
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CAPITAL COSTS
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CAPITAL EXPENDITURE
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CAPITAL EXPENDITURES
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CAPITAL INVESTMENT
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CAPITALS
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CARGO
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CARGO HANDLING
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CARGO HANDLING CHARGE
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CARRIERS
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COMMODITY
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COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
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COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
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COMPETITIVE MARKETS
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COMPETITIVE SERVICES
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COMPETITIVENESS
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CONCESSION
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CONCESSIONS
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CONGESTION
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CONNECTIVITY
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CONTAINER TERMINAL
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CONTAINER TRAFFIC
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COPYRIGHT
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COST OF TRANSPORT
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COST RECOVERY
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COSTS OF POWER
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COUNTRY COMPARISONS
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CROSSING
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CUSTOMS
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CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
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DEFICITS
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DEPOSITS
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DIESEL
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DISCOUNT RATE
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DISTRIBUTION LOSSES
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DRIVING
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E-MAIL
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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ELECTRICITY
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ELECTRICITY SUPPLY
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ENTERPRISE SURVEYS
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EQUIPMENT
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FINANCIAL BURDEN
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FINANCIAL DATA
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FINANCIAL FLOWS
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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
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FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
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FIXED WIRELESS
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FLEETS
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FREIGHT
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FREIGHT FORWARDERS
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FREIGHT TRAFFIC
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FUEL
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FUELS
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GASOLINE
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GASOLINE PRICE
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GENERATION
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GENERATION CAPACITY
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GENERATORS
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GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
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GROWTH IN TRAFFIC
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HEAVY TRUCK TRAFFIC
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HIGHWAYS
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ICT
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IMPROVEMENTS IN ACCESS
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INCUMBENT OPERATOR
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INEFFICIENT ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES
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INFLATION
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS
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INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES
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INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING
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INLAND TRANSPORT
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INNOVATION
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INSPECTIONS
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INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
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INTERNATIONAL MARKETS
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INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
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INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
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INVESTMENT COSTS
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INVESTMENT TARGETS
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ISPS
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LABOR COSTS
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LANDLORD MODEL
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LEVEL OF COMPETITION
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LICENSES
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LOCOMOTIVE
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LRMC
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MAINTENANCE COSTS
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MARKET ACCESS
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MARKET CONCENTRATION
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MARKET SHARE
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MATERIAL
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MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
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MOBILE TELEPHONE
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NATIONAL BUDGET
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NATURAL RESOURCES
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NETWORKS
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O&M
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OPERATING COSTS
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OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY
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OWNERSHIP OF INFRASTRUCTURE
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OWNERSHIP OF SUPERSTRUCTURE
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PASSENGER TRAFFIC
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PEAK HOURS
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PHONE CONNECTIONS
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PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE
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PIXEL
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POPULATION DENSITY
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POPULATION GROWTH
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PORT AUTHORITY
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PORT CHARGES
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PORT USERS
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PORT WORKERS
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POWER
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POWER DISTRIBUTION
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POWER SECTOR
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PRIVATE CAPITAL
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PRIVATE INVESTMENT
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PRIVATE SECTOR
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PRODUCTIVITY
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PUBLIC
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PUBLIC EXPENDITURE
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PUBLIC FUNDING
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PUBLIC GOODS
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PUBLIC PRIVATE INFRASTRUCTURE
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PUBLIC UTILITY
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PUBLIC WORKS
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QUERIES
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RAIL
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RAIL SECTOR
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RAIL SERVICE
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RAIL SYSTEM
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RAILROADS
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RAILWAY
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RAILWAY LINE
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RAILWAYS
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REGIONAL NETWORKS
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RELIABILITY
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RESULT
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RESULTS
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REVENUE COLLECTION
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ROAD
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ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE
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ROAD INVESTMENT
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ROAD MAINTENANCE
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ROAD NETWORK
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ROAD SECTOR
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ROAD TRAFFIC
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ROAD USER
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ROAD USER CHARGES
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ROADS
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ROUTE
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ROUTES
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RUNWAY
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RURAL ACCESS
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RURAL ROADS
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SAFETY
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SANITATION
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SANITATION SECTOR
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SANITATION SERVICES
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SANITATION UTILITIES
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SAVINGS
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SEAT CAPACITY
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SECURITY STANDARDS
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SERVICE LEVELS
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STREETS
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SUBSIDIARY
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SURCHARGES
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SURFACE TRANSPORT
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SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
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TAX
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TAXATION
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TECHNICAL SUPPORT
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TELECOM
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TELECOMMUNICATION
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
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TELEPHONE
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TELEPHONE SERVICE
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TERMINAL OPERATORS
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THERMAL POWER PLANT
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TOLL
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TRAFFIC
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TRAFFIC FLOW
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TRAFFIC LEVELS
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TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP
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TRANSIT
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TRANSIT CORRIDORS
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TRANSMISSION
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TRANSPORT
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TRANSPORT CORRIDORS
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TRANSPORT COSTS
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TRANSPORT INDICATORS
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TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
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TRANSPORT MARKET
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TRANSPORT POLICY
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TRANSPORT QUALITY
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TRANSPORT SECTOR
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TRANSPORTATION
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TRANSPORTS
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TRAVEL TIMES
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TREASURY
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TRUCKS
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TURNAROUND TIME
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URBAN ROAD
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URBAN ROADS
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URBANIZATION
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VEHICLES
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WATER CONSUMPTION
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WATER SERVICES
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WATER SUPPLY
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WATER USE
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WATER UTILITIES
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WEB
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WEB SITE
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Benin's Infrastructure
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A Continental Perspective
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Working Paper
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2011-06-22
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Economic & Sector Work :: Recent Economic Developments in Infrastructure
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Economic & Sector Work
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/883671468017459012/Benins-infrastructure-a-continental-perspective
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000333038_20110622004906
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14427854
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62753
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/883671468017459012/pdf/627530WP0P1242000public00BOX361491B.pdf
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Africa
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Benin
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Transport :: Transport Economics Policy & Planning
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Infrastructure Economics and Finance :: Infrastructure Economics
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Infrastructure Economics and Finance :: Infrastructure Finance
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AFT: Sustainable Dev Fr. Office (AFTSN)

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