The squalor of slums, unsustainability of sprawl, and sterility of skyscrapers are persistent challenges for community leaders and urban planners. Instead, they call for livable neighborhoods with…

Somik Lall, Mathilde Lebrand, Hogeun Park |

PPP grantors are looking to diversify revenues to make projects more robust and resilient to change. But these new revenues need to come from sustainable sources to ensure key stakeholders can…

Jeff Delmon |

About 500 days into the pandemic, it can be difficult to think beyond our COVID-19 reality. To ease this journey, our annual summer reading list is focused on shaping the post-pandemic world,…

Giulia Motolese |

Countries in the East Asia and Pacific region will benefit from cooperation in three major areas: vaccine deployment, reviving sectors of the regional economy, and building on their close…

Victoria Kwakwa |

A recent G7 communiqué highlighted the central role of multilaterally agreed standards, such as the G20 Principles for Quality Infrastructure Investment (QII), to building back sustainable,…

Jane Jamieson |

What is a smart city? We've seen the term used in urban planning and governance to transport, energy, the environment, health, and education. We’ve also noticed that the notion of smart…

Gunes Basat, Narae Choi |

The Local Connectivity Emergency Project (LCEP), funded by a $4.9 million grant from the State and Peacebuilding Fund, allowed the reopening of a 333 kilometer (207 miles) stretch of road between…

Shruti Vijayakumar, Marc Navelet, Andrew Losos, Aguiratou Savadogo-Tinto |

Colombia was ripe to explore a type of land value capture called tax increment financing (TIF). Learn why and what the steps were to develop the instrument. There’s also a road map for cities…

Vanessa Alexandra Velasco Bernal, Monica Almonacid |

When roads are damaged by natural hazards, the cost is far more than just the effects on the infrastructure. Lives can tragically be lost, and timely emergency response and reconstruction are…

Daniel Kull, Ko Takeuchi, Marinos Skempas, Faridun Sanginov |

Recently released data show a significant reduction in private participation in infrastructure due to COVID-19. PPPs can help bridge the financing gap in emerging and developing economies, with…

Mikel Tejada Ibañez |