The Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) held its Advisory Council meeting with 112 participants in Singapore on October 16. The meeting was co-chaired by Joaquim Levy, MD/CFO, World Bank Group... More »
Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) Advisory Council Meeting - October 16, 2018
What's new @ the GIF - September 2018
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
GIF AC Meeting April 2018 - Program Materials
Resilient Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs): Contracts and Procurement - The Case of Japan
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.
An optimist’s view on climate-smart infrastructure
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
Learning from Japan: PPPs for infrastructure resilience
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
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?
Three ways to manage construction risk to support infrastructure investment
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
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
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
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
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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 »
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