Photo: © Dini Sari Djalal/World Bank In the infrastructure domain, “price” is a prism with many façades.   An infrastructure economist sees price in graphic terms: the coordinates of a point where…

Melania Lotti |

Photo: CIFOR | Flickr Creative Commons  Africa is a continent rich in natural resources and boasts a large young, ambitious, and entrepreneurial-minded population. Harnessed properly, these…

Fida Rana, Chidi Izuwah |

The Nigerian government’s Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission has blazed an important trail, publishing details of 51 Federal Public Private Partnership (PPP) contracts—the culmination…

Laurence Carter, Rachid Benmessaoud |

Photo: Cristiano Zingale | Flickr Creative Commons"The nation has a huge infrastructure deficit for which we require foreign capital and expertise to supplement whatever resources we can…

Chidi Izuwah |

Photo: bigstock/ f9photos Income growth is not the sole aim of economic development. An equally important, albeit harder to quantify objective is a sense of progress for the entire community, and …

Victoria Kwakwa |

Photo: anekoho / Shutterstock.com Islamic finance assets represent only around 1% of the global financial market, [1] so how can tapping into these funds help close the $452 billion annual…

Aijaz Ahmad, Sara Ahmed |

At the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) we are always trying to improve how we help countries—especially those with the greatest needs—develop strategies to attract private…

François Bergere |

There is no doubt a significant financing gap exists for investments in infrastructure in emerging markets and developing economies, a gap that stands in the way of funding projects crucial to…

Jason Zhengrong Lu |

The World Bank and the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) have recently completed an in-depth analysis of Nigeria’s last set of household survey statistics, which were compiled in 2010 but until…

Mark Roland Thomas |

The side event on diaspora bonds organized during the annual meetings of the World Bank and the IMF attracted significant interest. Senior officials in the Bank considered forming a task force to…

Dilip Ratha |