Has Asia’s growth-centric model translated into better lives for Asians? UN ESCAP’s 2020 Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific measures just that. It calls for all stakeholders to…

Jyoti Bisbey |

Economic stops due to COVID-19 are cascading through economies. For infrastructure investors, the evaporation of demand is colliding with cost increases/uncertainty. This tidal wave will come into…

Herb Ladley |

Angola has an ambitious reform program for the public business sector including restructuring some SOEs, privatizing others, and developing PPPs. How is the World Bank helping this? Enabling…

Olivier Lambert, Wilson Piassa |

Economic impacts of the coronavirus on PPPs will place a tremendous burden on project stakeholders, users, and public and private sectors for weeks, months or years. A strategic focus on…

David Baxter |

Cities face a dilemma: urbanization presents opportunities for youth and attracts private investment, but often infrastructure and services can’t keep up. Using PPPs to boost livability and…

Emmanuel Nyirinkindi, Adele Paris |

After three years of intense work, Freetown has changed the paradigm in planning transport infrastructure and services—focusing more on the who than the what to ensure the needs of women and…

Fatima Arroyo Arroyo, Bailo Diallo |

Islamic finance holds vast potential to help fund much-needed infrastructure projects across the developing world. But, how do you access and operationalize it? This new reference guide breaks it…

Ashraf Bouajina, Sara Ahmed |

Unsolicited proposals are common, particularly in developing countries where governments are flooded with them. But they can be tricky: governments don’t want to miss out on a good idea from an…

Jeff Delmon |

In a world of limited debt headroom, how can countries invest in infrastructure to boost productivity and growth while balancing fiscal budget constraints with social goals? PPPs can help, but…

Sebnem Erol Madan |

What’s it going to take to help drive Africa into the digital infrastructure sector and ensure landlocked countries benefit from pan-African economic growth? Partnerships like PPPs can pave the…

David Baxter |