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.

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.

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.

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.

Conditionality

Background

6 October 2016 | Minutes

Managing global financial risks in uncertain times

Notes from a side event at the IMF/World Bank 2016 annual meetings discussing how financial globalisation can allow crises to spread far more quickly and widely than ever before.

IFI governance

Background

25 September 2015 | Inside the institutions

World Bank global practices and cross-cutting solution areas

This Inside the Institutions looks at the World Bank's new global practices and cross-cutting solutions areas that were established to improve how staff share knowledge internally and externally.

IFI governance

Analysis

5 October 2018

Annual Meetings Preamble: 10 years after crisis, World Bank and IMF fight for relevance amidst mounting global economic pressure

BWIs' approach questioned amidst lingering crisis of multilateralism.

Finance

Analysis

25 July 2018 | At Issue

The World Bank and the globalisation of housing finance

In prioritising capital market expansion, the needs of the lowest income groups are not being effectively addressed through World Bank interventions.