Scott Moris and Gailyn Portelance from the Center of Global DevelopmentU.S. President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he will nominate David Malpass to be the next president of the World Bank. However, Malpass’ record as a critic of the bank — and particularly of its relationship with China — has some staffers and development experts ...
February 11, 2019admin
EDHEC InfraPurposeThe Global Infrastructure Company Classification Standard was created by EDHECinfra to provide investors with a frame of reference to approach the infrastructure asset class. Its added value lies in offering an alternative to investment categories that were inherited from the private equity and real-estate universe. The GICCS tracks the financial performance of several infrastructure companies ...
February 6, 2019admin
Disaster and Climate Change Risk Assessment Methodology for Projects of the Inter-American Development Bank
What are we talking about?The Disaster and Climate Change Risk Assessment Methodology has been developed and piloted by the Inter-American Development Bank ( IDB) during 2017 and 2018. The Methodology is mainly the result of the work done by specialists of the Climate Change and Sustainability Division, the Environment, Rural ...
January 31, 2019admin
Connective Financing: Chinese Infrastructure Projects and the Diffusion of Economic Activity in Developing Countries
Bluhm, Richard; Dreher, Axel; Fuchs, Andreas; Parks, Bradley; Strange, Austin; Tierney, MichaelOverall reviewThis article analyses the impact of development projects on the geographic distribution of economic activity within low-income and middle-income countries while focusing on Chinese infrastructure investments. As a matter of fact, China has recently become a major financier ...
January 23, 2019admin
Kunaka, Charles; Liu, Xingjian; Derudder, BenOverall reviewThis article published by the World Bank examines under which conditions the new Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) led by China will benefit countries involved and what opportunities emerge as a result of participating in the initiative.The Belt and Road Initiative, first defined in 2013 by the ...
January 23, 2019admin