The present study “Review of success stories in urban water utility reform” was commissioned in 2015 as a follow-up to an independent evaluation of SECO’s Corporate Development activities.
In 2015, SECO undertook a Review of Success Stories in Urban Water Utility Reform. Key tables and diagrams from the Review are presented in this document – forming a tool for analysis and dialogue.
The use of public-private partnerships to design, build and deliver infrastructure worldwide has grown significantly in the past decade.
The Guide defines, inter alia, the scope of application, the definition and basic principles of social responsibility, and provides specific requirements on social responsibility management.
The Reference tool is meant to serve as a practical tool to help governments and other stakeholders understand and implement the critical success factors that deliver inclusive infrastructure.
This report provides an overview of the economic outlook for the cities covered in the latest Global Cities forecasting service.
The Infracompass explores the capability of 56 countries to deliver infrastructure projects, identify priority reforms and pinpoint leading practices across infrastructure governance & institutions, regulatory frameworks, permits, planning, procurement and delivery.
This primer is designed to be a first step for PPP project teams aiming to ensure their projects promote gender equality.
The IMF has compiled a suite of analysis, research, diagnostic tools, country reports, data sets, and other resources on the importance of public investment as a catalyst for economic growth.
The PFRAM, developed by the IMF and the World Bank, is an analytical tool to assess the potential fiscal costs and risks arising from PPP projects.
Water is fundamental to life and health. By extension it is a prerequisite for realizing other, basic human rights and in the fight against poverty. Innovative partnerships are needed to meet this huge challenge. One of the main challenges in introducing PPPs lies in the proper definition of governance structures for all actors: roles and responsibilities must be assigned and regulatory mechanisms must be established from the outset. The objective of this initiative is to enable optimal use of PPP as one of the options and contribute to the overall performance improvements of water supply and sanitation services.
The goal of this paper is to estimate the additional annual spending required for meaningful progress on the SDGs in these areas. Our estimates refer to additional spending in 2030, relative to a baseline of current spending to GDP in these sectors.
This paper has been prepared for the 2016 Plenary Meeting of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa, which focuses on building quality infrastructure for Africa’s development. Its intention is to provide background information, and guide participants for a better understanding of the topics to be covered the plenary meeting.
Star Ratings provide an evidence-based objective measure of crash risk to ensure that safety is built-in to designs for upgrades and new roads prior to construction.
The data presented in this report show that progress has been achieved in important areas such as legislation, vehicle standards and improving access to post-crash care. This progress has not, however, occurred at a pace fast enough to compensate for the rising population and rapid motorization of transport taking place in many parts of the world.
Infrastructure Finance in the Developing World: Multilateral Lending Instruments for Infrastructure Financing - A report by the G-24 and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). This paper is part of The Infrastructure Finance in the Developing World Working Paper Series, which is a joint research effort by GGGI and the G-24 that explores the challenges and opportunities for scaling up infrastructure finance in emerging markets and developing countries.
In light of the overwhelming needs for infrastructure finance in emerging and developing economies and the limitations facing alternative flows of financing, there is a clear role of MDBs to continue and in fact step up their activities. The Infrastructure Finance in the Developing World Working Paper Series is a joint research effort by GGGI and the G-24 that explores the challenges and opportunities for scaling up infrastructure finance in emerging markets and developing countries.
The paper discusses general trends in involving the private sector in public projects, PPPs and asymmetric information, and policy conclusions.
This paper examines the public finance underpinnings for an enhanced focus on different types of long-term investments as well as on operations and maintenance of existing investments.
This paper discusses some of the main challenges in developing a robust and viable project pipeline to address the daunting infrastructure needs facing many countries worldwide.