Using Islamic finance for infrastructure development attracted more attention recently in the quest to maximize finance for development. At the recent World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings in Bali, the…

Sara Ahmed, Ashraf Bouajina |

In New York on September 25, 2015, an extraordinary event took place: 200 developed and developing countries agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The development of sustainable…

Olivier Fremond |

As stakeholders from around the world gather at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, to agree on a New Urban Agenda, one of the important questions that remains unanswered is why we continue to see…

Kate Owens |

Africa is rich—energy rich. The continent has massive potential for renewable and low-carbon energy, with unparalleled resources to generate solar, wind, hydro and geothermal power.With such an…

Caroline Kende-Robb |

Editor's note: this is the second in a two-part series. Click here to read the first part, "Senegal shifts its thinking: Rural water delivery moves to private operators."   Photo:…

Oumar Diallo |

The release of the joint statement “From Billions to Trillions: Transforming Development Finance” at our Spring Meetings is one of the most satisfying moments during my two-year tenure as Managing…

Bertrand Badré |