Juan Ferrero's article in today's New York Times discusses the poor results of water privatization and nationalization in Bolivia, as well as the country's turbid future as it…

Pablo H. |

Site Selection claims that massive infrastructure projects such as the Eurotunnel and the Three Gorges Dam are not one-shot events. They estimate that there are over 2000 global projects costing…

Pablo H. |

Cleaning out the inbox, some recent publications on private participation in infrastructure (PPI):
1) An excellent new research database on the economic performance of infrastructure
2…

Pablo H. |

Jordan Schwartz and Mukami Kariuki have just published an excellent new paper on small-scale private service providers (SPSPs) of water and electricity – including some great figures, maps and…

Pablo H. |

I haven’t fully searched through NationMasters.com yet – but from an initial dive it appears quite interesting. Tons of interactive country data on everything from aid as a % of GDP and gender…

Pablo H. |

And ahead of schedule, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development reports. HSBC did not actually go carbon neutral but paid for offsets at around $4.40 per tonne of CO2. I find this…

Tim Harford |

With the Little Big Bag, Mortemard de Boisse may have struck gold. If enough people share her view that her invention is an environmentally sound, healthful and inexpensive alternative, Mortemard…

Pablo H. |

One of the most frequent requests we get is for privatization data. Accordingly, we have launched a new privatization database. Building upon the efforts of previous World Bank privatization…

Pablo H. |

Deutsche Bank Research has released a short visual essay comparing the two Asian economies. Includes comparative graphs and charts on everything from FDI and the business environment to…

Pablo H. |

In Outlook India Fareed Zakaria calls India's private sector "India's true face - open, pragmatic." When asked about the dark side of globalization and how we can soften its…

Pablo H. |