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Global Investment Map – A New Interactive Tool Developed by FT

Using the data from World Bank’s PPI database the Financial Times has developed an interactive tool, Global Investment Map, to display investment commitments through private participation from 1999 to 2008. The tool can be accessed from here.  Advertisements

PPPs to be the corner stone of a WB’s initiative to raise USD 1 billion in infrastructure financing for MENA region

Dubai: The Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region needs to invest between $75 billion (Dh275 billion) and $100 billion a year to sustain growth rates achieved in recent years and to boost econ-omic competitiveness, the World Bank has said. The World Bank Group, in partnership with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), is setting up a … Continue reading

Opposition to Private Sector Participation in Mumbai Metro

MUMBAI: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) chief E Shreedharan came out strongly against private sector participation in metro construction and operation on Wednesday, and warned about the high expenses of an underground route for Mumbai metro.  Read more: Underground route costly proposition, warns metro man – The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Underground-route-costly-proposition-warns-metro-man/articleshow/6783061.cms#ixzz12zDI9Xcc

Infrascope throws light on the prospects for success of PPPs in Latin America and Caribbean region

Economist Intelligence Unit has introduced a new index – Infrascope – that applies a microscope to the region’s infrastructure environment. It focuses specifically on the readiness of countries to implement PPPs in the water, sanitation and transport sectors. The Infrascope is based on an evaluation of five broad factors: 1) a country’s legal and regulatory … Continue reading

Improving Health and Education Service Delivery in India through PPPs

India has identified an investment requirement of $500-billion across various sectors, to be made during 2007–2012 to increase its infrastructure spending from 4.7% to 8.0% of GDP to sustain growth and poverty alleviation targets. Due to fiscal constraints, PPPs have assumed a critical importance to mobilize this investment. Although health and education are two critical … Continue reading