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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

Mongolia’s mining revenues are set to soar in the coming years, but here people talk about the need to save for the future. Surely building infrastructure, educating young Mongolians, improving…

Gregory Smith |

Photo courtesy of christahasenkopf.com I recently read a quote by Edward Glaeser, an urban economist, in the latest issue of IFC’s quarterly journal on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), which…

David Lawrence |