Dar es Salaam’s growing population is increasingly at risk of flooding. Photo: Chris Morgan/World Bank The Msimbazi River makes a volatile neighbor. With depressing regularity, the river breaks…

Alexandra Panman, Ian Madison, Jean-Benoît Falisse |

Photo: The central square of the old town. Brasov. Transylvania. By Ann Stryzhekin/ Shutterstock When U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Yokohama in 1854, it was a backwater village in Japan…

Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu, Yuko Okazawa |

Increasing the number of jobs publicly listed, enabling public and private institutions to better connect workers to jobs will not likely solve the jobs problem in developing countries. (Photo: …

Jacqueline Mazza |

Translations available in Chinese and Spanish. Many of you are already familiar with the PPP (Public-Private Partnerships) Group’s Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) Database. As a…

Clive Harris, Jenny Chao |

Much work remains to be done to ensure reliable electricity access for Africa's citizens. A number of complications are making it difficult to achieve this UN Sustainable Development Goal.…

Charles Feinstein |

“The test of success is not what you do when you are on top, ” as U.S. Army General George S. Patton Jr. famously said. “Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom.”  In the context of…

Jeff Delmon |

Almaty, Kazakhstan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons To gain a better understanding of how innovation in public-private partnerships (PPPs) builds on genuine learning, we reached out to PPP infrastructure…

Thomas Maier |

The World Bank has identified 34 countries that qualify as Low-Income Countries (LICs) for 2015. LICs have a per capita income less than US$1, 045 per year, while the world average is US$14, 307.…

Irene Portabales González, Lincoln Flor |

Path along the Ishim River in Astana, Kazakhstan. Photo: Jyoti Bisbey “What is different now?” This question echoed through my head during my recent morning runs along the beautiful Ishim River in…

Jyoti Bisbey |

Afghanistan. Photo by Steve Utterwulghe. This latest blog post should start with a mea culpa. Indeed, my 2015 work plan for public-private dialogue (PPD) did start in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, not…

Steve Utterwulghe |