Search Results for: global infrastructure facility

Infrastructure

News

12 November 2014

World Bank Global Infrastructure Facility launched despite “reputational risks”

The World Bank-hosted Global Infrastructure Facility has been launched despite concerns over risks, including duplication with other initiatives, such as the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

Infrastructure

News

8 May 2014

World Bank to push ahead with Global Infrastructure Facility

The World Bank has confirmed its intention to develop a Global Infrastructure Facility, prioritising projects that have stalled due to size or complexity, while concerns continue over the Bank’s support for the Democratic Republic of Congo Inga dams.

Infrastructure

News

4 October 2013

World Bank to “lead the way” on infrastructure investment

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim reiterated the Bank’s intentions to develop a global infrastructure facility, while the G20 process on infrastructure continued to focus on PPPs. The G20 accountability report noted failure to address environmental safeguards, and criticism on privatisation in the energy sector was raised by PSIRU.

Infrastructure

News

29 September 2014

Risking the bottom line? World Bank infrastructure initiatives criticised

The Global Infrastructure Facility is expected to be launched as a World Bank-hosted programme in October. Concerns remain about the Bank’s continued support for fossil fuel infrastructure.

Infrastructure

Analysis

26 June 2013

World Bank says "stars are aligned" for large infrastructure

The World Bank, in conjunction with the G20, is reinvigorating its infrastructure focus, paying particular attention to leveraging resources from the private sector and investing in fragile and conflict affected states. It announced a return to big hydropower projects, despite continued concerns about projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala and Uganda.

Infrastructure

Analysis

20 June 2014

The rise of the infrastructure giants

World Bank faces increased competition over large scale infrastructure in Asia, with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the BRICS Bank.

Finance

Analysis

2 February 2015 | At Issue

The World Bank: In the vanguard of an infrastructure boom

This briefing analyses the "biggest investment boom in human history", examining elements of a new public-private partnership focused infrastructure investment model, including the role of the World Bank Group.

Finance

Background

17 June 2015 | Minutes

DFID Financing for Development and infrastructure meeting

Minutes from a meeting with UK NGOs and DFID on Financing for Development and infrastructure.

Social services

Commentary

31 March 2015 | Guest comment

How will the Global Financing Facility deliver for sexual and reproductive health and rights?

The Global Financing Facility, hosted by the World Bank, aims to scale up support for sexual and reproductive health, however, concerns remain that funds may be transferred from existing programmes.

IFI governance

News

29 September 2014

World Bank appoints remaining global practice directors

The remaining vacancies in the World Bank’s new global practices and cross cutting solutions areas, which emerged as part of the Bank’s 2013 strategy, have been filled.

News

15 September 1998

Philippines meeting to assess alternatives to globalisation

IBON Foundation Inc. and BAYAN (New Patriotic Alliance) are organising a conference from 8-11th November to discuss alternative strategies and paradigms to neo-liberal globalisation.

Conditionality

Background

16 April 2015 | Minutes

Causes and consequences of income inequality: A global perspective

Notes from a meeting on income inequality during the World Bank spring meetings.