Publications

11

Feb
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 ...

06

Feb
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 ...

31

Jan
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 ...

23

Jan
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 ...

23

Jan
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 ...

18

Dec
Abstract The Innovation Day 2018 at FNTP mainly focused on two aspects: The first part questioned the role and the added value of innovation and digital technologies for contractors and their workers on the field. In this context the integration of given digital technologies within construction companies were discussed from the ...

18

Dec
Main Findings The World Bank Group report on Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) investment of H1 2018 (first half of the year) shows the main trends of investments by region, country and sector.Increase of investment compared to 2017 but general decrease compared to the past 10 years average Highest ...

21

Nov
The benefits of digital construction are well known in theory. They provide the chance to improve productivity, increase efficiency and attract a younger and more diverse workforce. By not acknowledging the use of digital technologies, the industry will become marginalized and at risk of significant disruption. “At the heart of the ...

03

Oct
The Fourth industrial Revolution is on the agenda. Its watchword is agility. The World Economic Forum estimates a steep rise of the global population residing in cities to 68% by 2050. The challenge for city administrators is to quickly adapt to changing needs in all urban infrastructures and processes by ...

03

Oct
The Fourth industrial Revolution offers opportunities to rethink the management of project data and mobile collaboration to reduce costs and improve schedules. Indeed, much has to be done. Poor data and communication are a burden on the construction industry and have to be tackled.“Time spent on non-optimal activities will cost ...
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