Photo: shplendid | Flickr Creative Commons Talk of trade tariffs and heightened geopolitical tensions are dominating news headlines recently. As developed economies consider escalating…

Mark Moseley |

Photo: AhmadArdity | Pixabay  There are many reasons why infrastructure projects often fail to materialize, meet their timeframe, budget, or service delivery objectives. Important examples include…

Abha Joshi-Ghani and Ian Hawkesworth |

Many countries are experiencing urbanization within the context of increased decentralization and fiscal adjustment. This puts sub-national entities (local governments, utilities and state-owned…

Kirti Devi, Luciana Guimaraes Drummond E Silva |

Photo by Adam Gregor/ Shutterstock.com The theme of this year’s Global Infrastructure Forum was delivering sustainable and inclusive infrastructure. As a woman who works in the world of…

Julia Prescot |

  Just fourteen projects in energy, transport and water/sanitation.  In only eight countries. Totaling $2.7 billion.   There are 56 IDA countries (excluding three “inactive” and a few rich enough…

Laurence Carter |

Editor's note: this is the second in a two-part series. Click here to read the first part, "Senegal shifts its thinking: Rural water delivery moves to private operators."   Photo:…

Oumar Diallo |

Photo: Wikimedia Commons Overnight success takes years, as the saying goes – and that’s certainly the case for the delivery of water to rural regions of Senegal. On July 2, 2015, the Government of…

Oumar Diallo |

Photo: Wikimedia Commons What do Benin, Niger, Guinea-Bissau, Togo and Mali have in common? Apart from being members of the eight-country strong West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA),…

François Bergere |

Paving a highway in Brazil. In 2014, Brazil's  infrastructure investment commitments ​drove an overall global increase. In March we released the update from the Private Participation in…

Clive Harris |

A view of the Dakar-Diamniadio toll road. Why is Senegal’s Dakar-Diamniadio toll road, which opened on time and on budget in August 2013, so successful? The road has dramatically improved urban…

Laurence Carter |