This PPIAF-funded report aims to discuss and disseminate information on how Islamic finance has been applied in infrastructure projects through PPP schemes, what the structural challenges and solutions are, and what can be done to deepen and maximise the use of Islamic finance for this purpose.
The checklist aims at providing a framework to ensure the mainstreaming of gender in the education sector throughout the project cycle.
The checklist aims at providing a framework to ensure the mainstreaming of gender in the health sector throughout the project cycle.
This publication analyses the relationship between several infrastructure indicators and income inequality in urban areas of the People’s Republic of China.
This paper provides a review of the literature connecting housing, housing finance and the broader economy. It draws together work in these areas that are seldom part of the mainstream literature of economic development.
This publication outlines the current efforts of the Asian Development Bank to promote sustainable infrastructure in Asia and the Pacific, looking at how lives can be improved with regards to infrastructure in the energy, transport, water & waste, communcations technology areas.
This publication examines the effective regulation and governance practices of the pharmaceutical sector in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
This brief analyzes the benefits and challenges of using portable screening devices to regulate medicine quality in low-income countries.
This is a study in 22 low- and middle-income countries in Asia revealing a strong positive relationship between social protection spending and health outcomes.
This publication is an assessment of the rationale for coordination between various healthcare and pension policies to better manage the cost of ageing.
This publication looks at how lowering trade barriers on health products can improve health systems.
This book discusses in detail the issues and challenges associated with infrastructure connectivity in Asia.
This report analyses the school design requirements in force in LAC countries.
This publication illustrates key Disaster Risk Management concepts and reviews DRM in the school systems of six LAC countries.
This publication reports the findings of a 2014 summit on the challenges of urbanization in Latin America and China.
This paper analyzes the trends and challenges of competitiveness and innovation in the tourism and telecommunications industries of Latin America and the Caribbean from a strategic and global perspective.
This report reviews the way we build our cities and how this directly impacts the safety of future generations within the context of Japan.
Japan's Program for Earthquake-Resistant School Buildings has increased the seismic safety of Japanese schools, and hence increased the safety of Japanese schoolchildren, teachers, and communities. Since 2003, when the program accelerated, the share of earthquake-resistant public elementary and junior high schools has increased, from under half of schools in 2002 to over 95 percent in April 2015. Japan is sharing knowledge from this program with developing countries through its relationship with the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), whose Global Program for Safer Schools has been supported by the Japan–World Bank Program for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management in Developing Countries and its implementing arm, the Disaster Risk Management Hub, Tokyo.
This report uses data from the PPI Database to analyze broad trends of PPP investment in infrastructure from 1991 to 2015.