“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old,”—good advice from innovation and management guru Peter F. Drucker. This approach was key to a PPP we coordinated in one of the…

Malak Draz, Muneer Ferozie |

Gaza is one of the most fragile places in the world. Its 2 million people have lived under a blockade since 2007. Crammed within an area of only 365 square kilometers—about the size of…

Layali H. Abdeen, Julie Aurelie Carles |

RecondOil | Flickr Regional trade in electricity and other energy products can be a powerful force for market integration and sustainable development. In the Arab world, there are great potential…

Waleed Alsuraih, Victor Loksha |

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 |

There is hardly a government today that does not consider some sort of public-private partnership (PPP) to be relevant and integral to its development strategy. Everywhere you go now, there are…

Ziad Hayek |

Against a milieu of changing PPP enabling environments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), a public-private partnership (PPP) forum took place last month in Dubai focusing on anchoring…

David Baxter |

Photo: shplendid | Flickr Creative Commons Talk of trade tariffs and heightened geopolitical tensions are dominating news headlines recently. As developed economies consider escalating…

Mark Moseley |

Photo: Trocaire | Flickr Creative Commons In war-torn post-1991 Somalia, running water was a scarce commodity, to the misfortune of millions of people. Members of local communities rose to the…

Yolanda Tayler, Nazaneen Ismail Ali, Simeon Sahaydachny, Nataliya Langburd Wright |

Photo: Matej Kastelic / Shutterstock.com Over the past two decades, rated infrastructure worldwide has grown threefold. Some periods of flatter growth aside, the rise of infrastructure lending for…

Mar Beltran |

Also available in  العربية | Français Two years in the making, last week the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDBG) and the World Bank Group officially launched the landmark report Mobilizing…

Amadou Thierno Diallo, Mohammad Hedi Mejai |