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 |

Street names in Accra, Ghana. Photo credit: Ben Welle/ Flickr CC When I used to work in Rwanda, I lived on a small street in Kigali. Every time I invited friends over, I would tell them to “walk…

Linus Pott |

​Today, a quarter of the world’s population lives in urban “agglomerations”—supersized metropolitan areas that cut across jurisdictional boundaries and bring together one or more cities along with…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Philip E. Karp, Maria Angelica Sotomayor |

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 |

Local governments are under pressure to provide more and better services. But in most cases, they cannot do this alone. An examination of the World Bank Group’s PPI database and the PPP databases…

Aijaz Ahmad, Shyamala Shukla |

Credit: OER Africa  Most African countries have realized the importance of private investment and are experimenting with private sector partnerships for the construction, maintenance, and/or…

Mavis A. Ampah, Randeep Sudan |

How valuable are lessons of experience in PPPs from other countries? Legislative and regulatory environments differ, as do market conditions and the overall investment climate. So replicating a…

David Lawrence |

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 |