The purpose of this manual is to contribute to improvements in the quality of infrastructure regulation.
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 study looks at the project practice in light of the strategy as declared in the sector paper. The main focus is on the first decade of the urban transport lending program (1972–82).
The study specifically examines whether power system size and coun¬try per capita income can be reliable indicators of initial conditions for guiding policy on power market structure.
This brief outlines some new technological solutions for energy storage in emerging markets
Population growth and economic development, aggravated by climate change, will increase pressure on energy and water resources. Integrated planning can make the most of these two essential and scarce resources. Thirsty Energy, a World Bank initiative, helps countries address these issues and ensure sustainable development of both resources. This note focuses on the water needs of the power sector and particularly answers the following questions: Why is this issue important? Do power plants need all that much water? What about other types of plants? What are the challenges? and, What are our options?
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.
Benchmarking Public Procurement provides comparable data on regulatory environments that affect the ability of private companies to do business with governments in 77 economies.
The 2018 edition provides updated analysis to show what the latest data, technology trends and policy announcements.
The G20 Leaders endorsed the MDB Action Plan to Optimize Balance Sheets at the 2015 November Antalya meeting.
The IPD Global Quarterly Infrastructure Direct Asset Index highlights the performance characteristics of the asset class and builds a track record which can be segmented by region, sector and other key metrics.
The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) captures the flows of Official Development Finance (ODF) for infrastructure.
SOURCE is a collaboration of AfDB, ADB, BNDES, CAF, DBSA, EBRD, IsDB, IaDB, PPIAF, and the World Bank Group.
The Global Emerging Markets (“GEMs”) Risk Database Consortium is the world’s largest default and loss database for the emerging markets business of International Financial Institutions (“IFIs”).
The Fund’s main objectives are to participate in financing development projects in the developing countries by granting them the necessary loans, technical aids necessary for financing studies and more.
The Blended Finance Facility (BFF) will build on and expand IFC’s existing blended finance platforms by extending support into new high-impact sectors.
The LCF will allow IFC to provide financing in local currency for high impact projects in IDA and FCS countries where local currency solutions are underdeveloped or completely missing.
PPIAF is a catalyst for increasing private sector participation in emerging markets.