The passage of a public-private partnership (PPP) law is often hailed as a big step, one that allows private sector participation in infrastructure and public services. But that is no guarantee…

Aknur Jumatova and Karine Bachongy |

Using Islamic finance for infrastructure development attracted more attention recently in the quest to maximize finance for development. At the recent World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings in Bali, the…

Sara Ahmed and Ashraf Bouajina |

The developing world faces a twin challenge—closing the infrastructure financing gap and changing the composition of infrastructure financing. Given rising global macroeconomic and trade concerns…

Abha Joshi-Ghani and Deblina Saha |

It takes a lot to do a first Public-Private Partnership (PPP) well. In the past 12 months, we witnessed the successful financial close of two landmark PPPs: the Tibar Bay Port PPP—a first for…

Jemima Sy |

With support from the World Bank Group, Singapore invested heavily in infrastructure during the early stages of our growth. This included 14 World Bank loans between 1963 and 1975, which financed…

Kathy Lai |

There is hardly a government today that does not consider some sort of public-private partnership (PPP) to be relevant and integral to its development strategy. Everywhere you go now, there are…

Ziad Hayek |

Tomas Castelazo | Wikimedia Commons The Colombian magazine Dinero, one of the most respected economic publications in Latin America, recently published a story about a World Bank study that placed…

George Castellanos |

Tomas Castelazo | Wikimedia Commons La revista colombiana Dinero, una de las publicaciones económicas más reconocidas de América Latina, recientemente publicó un estudio del Banco Mundial en el…

George Castellanos |

Like winter and summer solstices of investment cycles, every six months we take stock of how much private participation in infrastructure has come to financial close across emerging markets.  From…

Jordan Z. Schwartz |

With apologies to Charles Dickens If you’ve had the opportunity to travel abroad, I´m confident you’ve made comparisons among airports: which one is more efficient? Where did you lose some luggage…

Eduardo de la Peña |