Earthquakes, landslides and heavy rainfall often cause long-term disruption of transport systems in South Asia, resulting in economic setbacks affecting internal trade and regional integration.…

Masatsugu Takamatsu, Julian Palma |

With its CO2 emissions increased by more than 100% over the last 15 years, Sri Lanka - which is highly vulnerable to effects of climate change - has submitted ambitious carbon-reduction targets…

Prajwal Baral, Keisuke Iyadomi |

Photo credit: Leonardo Canon Rubiano/World Bank The World Bank is supporting the Government of Sri Lanka’s efforts to create a roadmap for the modernization of urban bus services in the capital,…

Leonardo Canon Rubiano |

The simple answer is yes—with a little help from the Infrastructure Prioritization Framework developed by the World Bank.  Experts can make decisions based on remarkably few pieces of information…

Aditi Raina |

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 |

Also available in: Français Photo: Anthony Doudt/Flickr Bridges are critical links in the transport network. In their position across waterways, they are exposed to the full effects of flooding…

Oliver Whalley |

Sri Lanka has, over the past decade, relied primarily on public funds for most of its infrastructure needs that have come by way of borrowing on concessional and non-concessional terms with…

Amali Rajapaksa |

In a world of slow growth and very low interest rates in most major economies, there is increasing interest in infrastructure development. Building quality infrastructure helps spur economic…

Joaquim Levy |