Even with the best will in the world, national PPP programs have trouble focusing on local government PPPs, partly because the national structure is too busy delivering national PPPs—and their key…

Jeff Delmon |

Blog by World Bank Group Infrastructure Finance, PPPs and Guarantees director Jordan Schwartz and World Bank Group Senior Director, Gender, Caren Grown on a new primer, the first to address gender…

Jordan Z. Schwartz, Caren Grown |

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 |

In New York on September 25, 2015, an extraordinary event took place: 200 developed and developing countries agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The development of sustainable…

Olivier Fremond |

Photo Credit: United Nations Development of infrastructure services is often a central feature for rebuilding fragile and conflict affected states (FCSs). One of the reasons is that infrastructure…

Mark Jamison |

As stakeholders from around the world gather at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, to agree on a New Urban Agenda, one of the important questions that remains unanswered is why we continue to see…

Kate Owens |

Editor's note: this is the second in a two-part series. Click here to read the first part, "Senegal shifts its thinking: Rural water delivery moves to private operators."   Photo:…

Oumar Diallo |

The release of the joint statement “From Billions to Trillions: Transforming Development Finance” at our Spring Meetings is one of the most satisfying moments during my two-year tenure as Managing…

Bertrand Badré |