Photo: Carol Mitchell | Flickr Creative Commons As the backbone of development, infrastructure provides vital support for the twin goals of poverty reduction and shared prosperity. Considering the…

Caren Grown |

Photo credit: joyfull/Shutterstock.com When the Manila Light Rail Transit (LRT) extension project reached financial close in March 2016 it was a landmark event for the Philippines and for…

Bill McCormack, Anna Chung, Chad Passlow |

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Public-private partnerships (PPPs) come in many shapes and sizes, often accommodating unusual partners. The Philippines NAIA Expressway Project—better…

Lulu Baclagon |

Every day around the world, millions of people rely on buses to get around. In many cities, these services carry the bulk of urban trips, especially in Africa and Latin America. They are known by…

Shomik Mehndiratta, Camila Rodriguez |

Local leaders have turned to OpenStreetMaps (OSM), and use targeted drone tracking to document road needs and investment progress.  Photo: Kai Kaiser Amazon is promising to deliver goods with…

Kai Kaiser |

Access to paradise? Photo by authors. GoPro videos have become ubiquitous among mountain bikers. The more adventurous the journey the better. Go viral on social media, and you have a winner. You…

Kai Kaiser, Hanif Rahemtulla, Rogier van den Brink |

Light Rail Transit in Manila, the Philippines Credit: Ingmar Zahorsky/Flickr The Philippines has one of the best performing Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programs in Asia. According to the…

Jesse Ang |

Aerial view of a refugee camp @Vincent Tremeau/World Bank It would be hard to find another place on earth where the improvement of transportation is more impactful on the wellbeing of a population…

Mohammed Dalil Essakali |

The transport sector contributes between 5 and 10% of gross domestic product in most countries, so the question of how to integrate transport networks for sustainable and inclusive growth is a…

Marc Juhel |

When planning transport systems in developing countries, one of the main challenges is to evaluate the proportion of income spent by poorer households on transport as well as in understanding…

Julie Babinard |