What's new @ the GIF - December 2018

The Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) held its Advisory Council meeting with more than 110 participants in ...... More »

Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) Advisory Council Meeting - October 16, 2018

The Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) held its Advisory Council meeting with more than 110 participants in Singapore on October 16. The meeting was co-chaired by Joaquim Levy, MD/CFO, World... More »

What's new @ the GIF - September 2018

With the support of the World Bank and the GIF, Vietnam’s electricity company ... Read... More »

IFFO and World Bank Group’s GIF demonstrate commitment to making infrastructure projects bankable

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (IFFO) hosted a presentation session with the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) of the World Bank Group... More »

Vietnam Electricity Obtains its First Rating Supported by GIF and the WB Energy GP

Vietnam Electricity (EVN) is assigned a Long-Term Foreign Currency Issuer Default Rating of ‘BB’ with a ‘Stable Outlook’ and a senior unsecured rating of ‘BB” which is the same as the sovereign... More »

GIF AC Meeting April 2018 – GIF portfolio presentation

GIF AC Meeting April 2018 - CEEW presentation

GIF AC Meeting April 2018 - Transaction Spotlight: Brazil Highways

What's New @ the GIF - April 2018

A message from our donor, signing ceremony with... Read More>>

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GIF AC Meeting April 2018 - Program Materials

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.

How Singapore and the GIF are bridging the infrastructure gap in Asia and beyond

By Kathy Lai

With support from the World Bank Group, Singapore invested heavily in infrastructure during the early stages of our growth. This included 14 World Bank loans between 1963 and 1975, which financed the development of the deep sea terminal at the Port of Singapore... Read More>>

An optimist’s view on climate-smart infrastructure

By Vasuki Shastry

In developed countries, we tend to take infrastructure services for granted. It’s easy to forget, when living in London, Washington, or Singapore, how much lies behind the simple act of switching on the lights. But as a young person growing up in India in the 1960s, I knew what it was like to live with rampant electricity shortages and terrible roads.  Read More >>

The GIF: Having what it takes to develop infrastructure

By John Larkin

Australia’s involvement in the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF)—as a founding member, and co-chair of the advisory council over the past year—underscores our commitment to lift investment in global infrastructure, which is a critical component to ensuring economic growth and poverty Read More>>

Learning from Japan: PPPs for infrastructure resilience

By Sanae Sasamori and Naho Shibuya

In March 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake struck Japan, unleashing a tsunami that left some 20,000 people dead or missing. Sendai, the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture and a regional economic hub, was heavily affected by the disaster. About 500,000 residents in the city lost access to water, and the city’s primary wastewater treatment Read More>>

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 »

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