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 |

Photo: Dane Macri/The Advocacy Project via Flickr CC. The relationship between poverty and disability goes both ways: [[tweetable]]disability increases the risk of poverty[[/tweetable]], and[[…

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo |

  On a recent trip to the Caribbean, I was in a meeting at the Ministry of Finance of one of the region’s largest economies. The topic under discussion was all too familiar: the difficulty of…

Paul da Rita |

Past PPP Blogs introduced readers to the Caribbean Regional Support Facility, which ran a series of boot camp-style workshops to increase technical capacity among Caribbean government officials…

S. Brian Samuel |

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 |

Students using new high-speed Internet in Tonga. Photo: World Bank Group For private financiers, official government support to information and communications technology (ICT) projects might seem…

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 |