Imperial College London

DrVivienFoster

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Principal Research Fellow
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7110v.foster

 
 
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Location

 

303Weeks BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Books

Herrera-Dappe, M., Foster, V., Musacchio, A., Ter-Minassian, T. and Turkgulu, B., 2023. Off the Books: Understanding and Mitigating the Fiscal Risks of Infrastructure, World Bank, Washington DC.

Briceno-Garmendia, C., Qiao, W., and Foster, V., 2022. The Economics of Electric Mobility for Passenger Transportation, Mobility and Transport Connectivity Series, World Bank, Washington DC.

Cull, R., Foster, V. and Jolliffe, D., 2021. World Development Report 2021 – Data for Better Lives, World Bank, Washington DC.

Foster, V., A. Eberhard and G. Dyson, 2021. “The evolution of electricity sectors in Africa:  Ongoing obstacles and emerging opportunities to reach universal access targets”, Chapter 22 in Glachant, J.-M., P.L. Joskow and M.G. Pollitt eds. Handbook of Electricity Markets, Edward Elgar, London.

Foster, V. and Rana, A., 2019. Rethinking Power Sector Reform in the Developing World, World Bank, Washington DC.

Foster, V. and Briceño-Garmendia, C. M. (eds.), 2011. Africa’s ICT Infrastructure, Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic, World Bank, Washington DC

Foster, V. and Briceño-Garmendia, C. M. (eds.), 2011. Africa’s Power Infrastructure, Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic, World Bank, Washington DC

Foster, V. and Briceño-Garmendia, C. M. (eds.), 2011. Africa’s Transport Infrastructure, Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic, World Bank, Washington DC

Foster, V. and Briceño-Garmendia, C. M. (eds.), 2011. Africa’s Water and Sanitation Infrastructure, Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic, World Bank, Washington DC

Foster, V. and Briceno-Garmendia, C.M., 2009. Africa’s Infrastructure: A Time for Transformation, Africa Development Forum, World Bank, Washington DC.

Foster, V., Butterfield, W., Chen, C. and Pushak, N., 2009. Building Bridges: China’s Growing Role as Infrastructure Financier for Africa, Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, World Bank Washington DC.

Andres, L., Guasch, J.L., Haven, T. and Foster, V., 2008. The Impact of Private Participation in Infrastructure: Lights, Shadows, and the Road Ahead, Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, World Bank, Washington DC.

Komives, K., Foster, V., Halpern, J. and Wodon, Q., 2005. Water, Electricity and the Poor: Distributional Impact of Utility Subsidies, World Bank, Washington DC.

Academic Journals

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Working Papers

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Foster, V., N. Gorgulu, S. Straub, M. Vagliasindi, 2023. The Impact of Infrastructure on Development Outcomes: A Meta-Analysis, Policy Research Working Paper No. 10350, World Bank, Washington DC

Foster, V., N. Gorgulu, S. Straub, M. Vagliasindi, 2023. The Impact of Infrastructure on Development Outcomes: A Qualitative Review, Policy Research Working Paper No. 10343, World Bank, Washington DC

Rana, A., M. Ngulube and V. Foster, 2022. Global Electricity Regulation Index – GERI 2022, ESMAP, AFDB and World Bank, Washington DC.

Foster, V., A. Rana and N. Gorgulu, 2021. Understanding Public Spending Trends for Infrastructure in Developing Countries, Policy Research Working Paper No. 9903, World Bank, Washington DC

Foster, V., J.U. Dim, S. Vollmer and F. Zhang, 2021. Understanding Drivers of Decoupling of Global Transport CO2 Emissions and Economic Growth: Evidence from 145 Countries, Policy Research Working Paper No. 9809, World Bank, Washington DC

Foster, V. and S.H. Witte, 2020. Falling Short: A Global Survey of Electricity Tariff Design, Policy Research Working Paper No. 9174, World Bank, Washington DC

Huenteler, J., D. Hankinson, N. Rosenthal, A. Balabanyan, A. Rana and V. Foster, 2020. Cost Recovery and Financial Viability of the Power Sector in Developing Countries, Policy Research Working Paper No. 9136, World Bank, Washington DC.

Foster, V., Witte, S. H., Banerjee, S.G. and Moreno, A., 2017. Charting the Diffusion of Power Sector Reform in the Developing World, Policy Research Working Paper No. 8235, World Bank, Washington DC

Banerjee, S.G., Foster, V., Ying, Y., Skilling, H. and Wodon, Q., 2010. Cost Recovery, Equity, and Efficiency in Water Tariffs: Evidence from African Utilities, Policy Research Working Paper No. 5384, World Bank, Washington DC

Yepes, T., Pierce, J. and Foster, V. Making Sense of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Infrastructure Endowment: A Benchmarking Approach, Policy Research Working Paper No. 4912, World Bank, Washington DC

Wodon, Q., S.G. Banerjee, A. Diallo and V. Foster, 2009. Is Low Coverage of Modern Infrastructure Services in African Cities Due to Lack of Demand or Lack of Supply? Policy Research Working Paper No. 4881, World Bank, Washington DC

Banerjee, S.G, A. Diallo, V. Foster, and Q. Wodon, 2009. Trends in Household Coverage of Modern Infrastructure Services in Africa, Policy Research Working Paper No. 4880, World Bank, Washington DC.

Foster, V. and T. Yepes, 2006. Is Cost Recovery a Feasible Objective for Water and Electric Utilities? The Latin American Experience, Policy Research Working Paper No. 3943, World Bank, Washington DC.