Noor Ouarzazate I, a 160 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, is a path-breaking large- scale CSP project, one of the first to be delivered in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, taking advantage of the region’s abundant solar resources.
The Global Infrastructure Hub, a G20 initiative, has today published two reports that reveal an urgent need for infrastructure investment in 10 Compact with Africa countries, and highlight the reforms required to encourage greater investment.
A new report released today by the Global Infrastructure Hub, a G20 initiative, has revealed an infrastructure investment gap of US$1 trillion in 10 Compact with Africa countries over the next 22 years. This represents a 42 per cent investment gap; one of the largest regional gaps in the world.
Talk of trade tariffs and heightened geopolitical tensions are dominating news headlines recently. As developed economies consider escalating protectionist policies, it’s easy to forget about the situation many emerging markets face.
The Africa Infrastructure Fellowship Program (AIFP) is a public-private initiative to support African governments build capacity in public infrastructure procurement. Developed by the Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub), Meridiam and the World Economic Forum, the AIFP aims to mobilise stakeholders across government, the private sector and multilateral development banks to deliver a program of practical training for public sector infrastructure practitioners. The AIFP will provide participating civil servants with tailored training by academic experts and infrastructure professionals, as well as give them an opportunity to undertake ‘hands-on’ learning by spending time in a private sector Sponsor Organisation. The objectives of the AIFP are to create the conditions and momentum for change in public infrastructure procurement and delivery in selected countries or regions, through partnerships that build capacity and break down any perceived or real barriers in understanding. In addition, the AIFP seeks to establish a network of practitioners across Africa and globally, to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, insight, technical expertise and on-the-ground experience between infrastructure market participants, both public and private sector.
The OECD has developed indicators in two policy areas which are presented on this webpage. A competitive product market environment that allows new firms to challenge incumbents, efficient firms to grow, and inefficient ones to exit, can help boost economic growth and living standards. Two main policy ingredients are necessary for a growth-enhancing competition environment. First, product market regulation should be set in a way that does not hamper competition and, second, an effective antitrust framework needs to be in place that safeguards a level playing field among firms.
World Bank Open Data provides free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe.
OECD.Stat includes data and metadata for OECD countries and selected non-member economies.
IMF provides data on Macro-economic conditions, including World Economic Outlook, Government Finance Statistics and International Financial Statistics.
The primary source of information on private participation in infrastructure in low- and middle-income countries. It contains more than 25 years of data on private participation in infrastructure in 137 countries. The data set includes information on more than 5,000 infrastructure projects.
The aim of this paper is to construct indicators that measure the strength of policies aimed at preserving and promoting market competition by empowering antitrust and sectoral authorities. The indicators, which cover both general and sector-specific competition policies, extend previous OECD work covering economy-wide and sector-specific regulations that restrict competition and promote governance.
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.
The report gives an overview of funded and private pension systems worldwide and outlines the latest developments. It monitors the size of assets in funded and private pensions across reporting countries, describes how these pension assets are invested in financial markets, and looks at how investments of these assets performed, both over the last year and over the longer term.