GIF Project Brief: Malawi Lilongwe Water Supply

GIF Project Brief: Solomon Islands Tina River Hydropower Development Project

GIF Project Brief: Senegal Dakar Bus Rapid Transit

GIF Project Brief: Liberia Ganta-Zwedru Road Corridor

GIF Project Brief: Ghana Boankra Inland Port and Eastern Rail Line

GIF Project Brief: Ethiopia Wind Independent Power Producer (IPP)

Resilient Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs): Contracts and Procurement - The Case of Japan

GIF Project Brief: Georgia East-West Highway Operating Concession

Webinar: Toll Road PPPs: Identifying, mitigating and managing traffic risk

Through PPP models, toll revenues can be used to service private sources of finance that can enable fiscally-constrained governments to fund new road construction, improve existing roads and... More »

The Global Infrastructure Facility Operating Guidelines provide specific guidance relating to the processes and procedures which are applicable to GIF Activities and operations.

The Partnership Framework is the governance framework adopted by the Global Infrastructure Facility Governing Council at its first meeting in 2015.

This document establishes a Results Framework for the Global Infrastructure Facility, as required by the GIF Partnership Framework. This Results Framework serves three purposes throughout the life of individual projects and the facility: i) to facilitate management for results; ii) to monitor progress and ensure accountability; and iii) to facilitate learning from experience.

Helping Brazil realize its infrastructure promise

By Paul Procee

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 enough to cover depreciation and far below that of most middle-income countries (see figure below). The result is Read More >>

The Global Infrastructure Facility: What is it really and what have we been doing?

By Towfiqua Hoque

Three ways to manage construction risk to support infrastructure investment

By Eric Dean Cook

At the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) Advisory Council Meeting in March, we talked about construction risk and the way it shapes the delivery environment early in a project’s investment life. As a practicing engineer accustomed to attacking construction risk at the granular level, I enjoyed the broader discussion, particularly from the banking and credit perspective (meeting... Read More »

A portrait of PPPs in Latin America

By Gaston Astesiano

As in many regions, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are underinvesting in infrastructure—spending in the sector is only about half of the $300 billion needed annually to encourage growth and reduce poverty. Addressing this issue involves the successful interaction between public officials... Read More>>

Why addressing FX risk could hold the key to infrastructure investment

By Julie Monaco

The world is crying out for new infrastructure. In emerging market countries, growing populations and rapid urbanization mean that cities are struggling to keep pace with the needs of citizens. Meanwhile, infrastructure is outdated in many developed countries. Yet there is a $1 trillion annual shortfall in infrastructure... Read More>>

Traffic Risk in PPPs, Part III - Allocating Traffic Risk: Prophet & Loss

By Matt Bull

This is the final blog in a three-part series on traffic risk in PPPs   As explained in the previous two blogs – Traffic Risk in Highway PPPs, Part I: Traffic Forecasting and Traffic Risk in PPPs, Part II: Bias in Traffic Forecasts – traffic risk is... Read More »

Ukraine: How international partnerships are contributing to the development of transportation infrastructure

By Yuriy Husyev

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Infrastructure in Ukraine, Europe’s largest country, is extremely underdeveloped. Without significant investment, it cannot support the existing or future needs of our economy or population. The reasons are many: decades of mismanagement under Soviet rule, economic crisis, and more recently, the conflict in the Donbass.  ...... Read More »

Traffic Risk in PPPs, Part II: Bias in traffic forecasts—dealing with the darker side of PPPs

By Matt Bull

This is the second of a three-part series on traffic PPPs.  

"It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so."

“The Big Short”    Forecasting traffic accurately is a very difficult and thankless task, as I explained in my previous blog:... Read More »

Traffic Risk in Highway PPPs, Part I: Traffic Forecasting — It’s ok to be wrong, just try to be less wrong

By Matt Bull

This is the first of a three-part series on traffic risk in PPPs Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.  – Professor Nils Bohr, Nobel Laureate Professor Bohr was right: prediction is hard work. As a species, we don’t have difficulty making predictions. I, for one, frequently make doom-laden predictions on a diverse range of subjects ranging from politics to the fortunes...Read More >... Read More »

The Global Infrastructure Facility: Closing the infrastructure gap by building country capacity

By Henrique Pinto

It is well-established that the lack of infrastructure is one of the main problems facing developing countries. Good infrastructure is one of the most important drivers for development and competitiveness. The question that follows is straightforward: how can we mobilize private financing for high-quality infrastructure investment in these countries? This is a topic of discussion in almost every seminar and event about development. Usually, the issue is left for resolution by the decision makers of developing countries. Despite the... Read More »

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