Photo: Gordon | Flickr Creative Commons Public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Brazil have been around since 2004 when federal legislation established the legal framework to make them possible.…

Fernando Freire Dutra |

Photo: LWYang | Flickr Creative Commons Since the 1980s, investment in Brazil’s infrastructure has declined from 5% to a little above 2% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), scarcely…

Paul Procee |

Many countries are experiencing urbanization within the context of increased decentralization and fiscal adjustment. This puts sub-national entities (local governments, utilities and state-owned…

Kirti Devi, Luciana Guimaraes Drummond E Silva |

  Just fourteen projects in energy, transport and water/sanitation.  In only eight countries. Totaling $2.7 billion.   There are 56 IDA countries (excluding three “inactive” and a few rich enough…

Laurence Carter |

Photo: Inova BH In English, “Belo Horizonte” means “beautiful horizon, ” and this is an apt description of the long-term possibilities for educating the children of Belo Horizonte, the sixth…

Tomas Anker |

with research contributions from Zichao WeiAt conferences, in meetings, and even during casual work conversations, I am asked the same two questions:  “Which countries are ideal for investments in…

Jyoti Bisbey |

It is estimated that in order to close the gap in infrastructure, the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region requires an additional investment of $120 –$150 billion a year. However, given the…

Pablo Pereira dos Santos |

Imagine record commitments in transport that are 26% higher than the next best year since the inception of the Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) Database in 1990. That’s exactly what…

Henry Kasper |

When the Olympic Games comes to Rio in 2016, new medal-worthy sports will include kitesurfing, golf, and rugby sevens. If the Olympic Committee ever considers including our “sport” – the practice…

Isabel Marques de Sá, Tomas Anker |

Paving a highway in Brazil. In 2014, Brazil's  infrastructure investment commitments ​drove an overall global increase. In March we released the update from the Private Participation in…

Clive Harris |