Resources

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 »

GIF AC Meeting October 2017 - FX Solutions for Infrastructure session

GIF AC Meeting October 2017 - From Concept to Conception session - IPG

GIF AC Meeting October 2017 - From Concept to Conception session - GIF

GIF AC Meeting October 2017 - Big Movers Panel: Nigeria

GIF AC Meeting October 2017 - Big Movers Panel: Brazil

GIF AC Meeting October 2017 - Project Briefs

GIF AC Meeting October 2017 - GIF One Step Beyond

GIF AC Meeting October 2017 - Program Materials

Contractual Considerations for Bond and Corporate Financing in PPPs

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

By Yuriy Husyev

Read this blog in Ukrainian

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 »

The Global Infrastructure Facility: fulfilling its mission

By Akihiro Tsuchiya

Nearly two years ago, the Global Infrastructure Facility, or the GIF, began its mission to develop bankable, sustainable infrastructure projects in developing countries that are attractive to investors. Being a partnership of multilateral development banks, private sector partners, donors and beneficiary countries, we have the knowledge and resources to make that happen. Read More

How the GIF helps governments build successful infrastructure projects

By Jason Zhengrong Lu

Nothing about infrastructure is quick, easy or cheap. Every step—conceptualization, feasibility studies, design, financing, construction, operations, maintenance, and stakeholder communications—takes a lot of time, money, coordination and planning. Unfortunately, in most cases, no single institution has the capacity to handle such complexity on its own, while at the same time private sector investors and financiers who have trillions to invest have not been able to find pipeline...... Read More »

Infrastructure is rewarding…but requires patience

By Bayo Oyewole

Developing viable infrastructure projects is tough in the best of circumstances. And over the last few years I’ve learned, first-hand, that developing them in emerging markets and developing countries is even tougher. That’s the main reason I joined the small-but-dedicated team of the... Read More »