It takes a lot to do a first Public-Private Partnership (PPP) well. In the past 12 months, we witnessed the successful financial close of two landmark PPPs: the Tibar Bay Port PPP—a first for…

Jemima Sy |

يعاني العديد من البلدان النامية من وجود فجوات كبيرة في نصيب الفرد من تغطية البنية التحتية. على سبيل المثال، لا يزيد نصيب الفرد من قدرات توليد الكهرباء في هذه البلدان على خُمس نظيره في الاقتصادات…

Joaquim Levy, Zamir Iqbal |

Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan. © littlesam/Shutterstock [[tweetable]]In many developing countries, there are glaring gaps in the quantity of infrastructure per capita.[[/tweetable]] For…

Joaquim Levy, Zamir Iqbal |

Le nombre d’infrastructures par habitant est très insuffisant dans beaucoup d'économies en développement. Par exemple, la capacité de production d’électricité par personne ne représente dans…

Joaquim Levy, Zamir Iqbal |

As recently as 2006, Timor-Leste was in crisis. Only a few years into independence, the country was torn by riots and political turmoil. Not surprisingly, its business climate was one of the…

Christopher Bleakley |

Comment attirer davantage de financements privés dans l’agro-industrie, le logement et le tourisme en Afrique de l’Est ? C’est le thème choisi pour l’édition annuelle du Forum sur le financement…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Aussi loin que je m’en souvienne, quand on me demandait ce que je voulais faire plus tard, j’ai toujours su que je voulais travailler dans le champ du développement, même si, bien évidemment, ce…

Gloria M. Grandolini |

Understanding Macroeconomic Volatility: Part 2 The fact is that a government can soften a recession by increasing spending (the counter-cyclical approach) to raise demand and output. If government…

Francisco G. Carneiro, Ha Minh Nguyen, Rei Odawara |

Volatility in financial markets gets wide attention in the public eye. Less noticed is what we in the development world call macroeconomic volatility—faster-than-desired swings in the broad forces…

Francisco G. Carneiro, Ha Minh Nguyen, Rei Odawara |

Also available in: Français | العربية   A boat trip from Port Elizabeth to Kingstown, in the Caribbean country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, is a one-hour trip that locals take several…

Valerie Lorena |