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: Jonathan Meddings | Flickr Creative Commons The United Kingdom has been a leading player in the development of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) since the inception of the Private Finance…

Michael Walker |

Photo: USAID | Flickr Creative Commons Over $4.5 trillion a year will be spent on infrastructure between now and 2020. A recent article by PwC identified a number of themes likely to guide that…

Paul da Rita |

Photo Credit: Flickr user highwaysagency Infrastructure often makes headlines – and the sentiment is not always positive. Major projects must navigate a minefield of potential problems. One that…

John Kjorstad |

As a former country manager in Benin, my team and I advised the national administration on the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Project Law then under consideration and engaged in PPPs. This…

Olivier Fremond |

All of the parties involved in public-private partnership (PPP) transactions – including both governments and project developers – frequently express concern over the time and expense involved in…

Mark Moseley |

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 |

The following piece appeared as a guest blog in the UK's Guardian this past week. A good public education system means public spending – but not necessarily public provision. In OECD…

Harry A. Patrinos |