The Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub), working with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Boston Consulting Group (BCG), conducted a scenario-planning exercise to understand how a collection of 25 transformative trends—megatrends—could reshape the infrastructure industry in the future. The exercise involved surveying more than 400 practitioners across 70 countries on the certainty of direction, scale of impact and level of preparedness for the megatrends. The output of this exercise resulted in three scenarios and a set of implications for the infrastructure industry.
The objective of the Diagnostic is to provide strategic, customized advice to client countries so they can make informed decisions in determining an operational plan for their PPP program, the choice of public investment vis-à-vis PPP, and type of PPP.
Given the pivotal role of public finance agencies in scaling up climate finance, Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) have a major role to play in mainstreaming climate change and in providing finance in an effective, catalytic manner.
This report primarily focuses on the lessons of International Finance Institutions experience in three areas.
This report assesses infrastructure PPP investments in an expanded list of Fragile and Conflict Affected States (EFCS2), as well as the PPP regulatory frameworks during the 2012-2016 period.
This Checklist for PPPs has been prepared from the point of view of public policy makers and decision-makers in countries at various levels of development and capacities for the purpose of a high level assessment of a PPP project.
This taxonomy developed by OECD maps out investment options available to private investors, identifying channels through which they can invest in infrastructure projects.
This report provides a view on the Chongqing area and argues three dimensions of connectivity can be improved: physical (infrastructure) connectivity, digital connectivity, and economic integration with nearby areas, the report then provides a strategy on how to carry this out.
This report draws from interviews from coding bootcamps to understand why less women attend coding bootcamps, and strategy on how policy makers can achieve a higher ratio of women in these bootcamps.
This report provides an outline ending in 2015 of ASEAN connectivity, the report also outlines future challenges the Master Plan from 2015 on.
This guide outlines five steps in the context of achieving a knowledge exchange, (i) Anchor the knowledge exchange, (ii) Define the knowledge exchange, (iii) Design and develop the knowledge exchange, (iv) Implement the knowledge exchange, (v) report the results. Case studies from South America and Africa are discussed with reference to this guide.
This report looks at the nature of Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) and the resulting challenges associated with the integration of VRE technologies into a power system. It provides an overview of the measures available to limit and manage these challenges. This report highlights the importance of increased flexibility when integrating high levels of VRE, and focuses on two sets of options to provide such flexibility: natural gas-fired power generation technologies and energy storage.
This brief outlines some new technological solutions for energy storage in emerging markets
The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of the main elements that should be taken into consideration when evaluating the potential for specific projects, it is important to give some indication of potential cost (capital and operating) of an LNG chain.
This paper studies the joint decision to invest in such infrastructure, and retrofit it later, given that future climate damages are uncertain and follow a geometric Brownian motion process with positive drift.
This paper will describe the challenges in integrating wind and solar generation, the lessons learned, and recommended strategies from both operating experience and integration studies.
This report analyzes the major transformational economic opportunities and challenges which include tourism, labor mobility, ICT, oceanic tuna fisheries, deep sea minerals, climate change and natural disasters, and non-communicable diseases in Pacific Island countries.
This brief argues that we require more technology rather than lesss in developing countries since technology creates opportunities (leapfrogging), to generate jobs, increase earnings and be more inclusive, even though the technology could be widening the income inequality gap.