Infrastructure

Finance

Analysis

World Bank rolls out the carpet for “troubled megaprojects” and PPPs

The World Bank and other multilateral development banks continue to push for public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects, despite concerns of debt risks and lack of transparency.

5 April 2016

Finance

Analysis

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.

2 February 2015 | At Issue

Finance

Background

DFID Financing for Development and infrastructure meeting

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

17 June 2015 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

What are the trends in the energy sector?

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

17 April 2015 | Minutes

Finance

Analysis

Where is the public in PPPs? Analysing the World Bank’s support for public-private partnerships

A review of the World Bank’s support for public-private partnerships by the Independent Evaluation Group reveals a lack of proven poverty impacts.

29 September 2014

Infrastructure

News

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.

29 September 2014

Infrastructure

Analysis

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.

20 June 2014

Infrastructure

Commentary

Tata Mundra: making a mockery of accountability

IFC criticised over Tata Mundra coal power plant in India, for ignoring recommendations from its accountability mechanism.

20 June 2014 | Guest comment

Infrastructure

News

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.

8 May 2014

IFI governance

Background

Mega-project mania?

Sponsors: Heinrich Boell Foundation, Bretton Woods Project, Latindadd, Pacific Environment, International Rivers, European Network on…

9 April 2014