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Feb 28, 2020

Accelerating Digital Connectivity Through Infrastructure Sharing

Digital connectivity has enormous potential to support development. Yet today some four billion people in emerging economies remain offline, partly due to a lack of affordable Internet access. Sharing infrastructure among operators and across sectors is a potential solution. It can accelerate digital connectivity at lower cost, especially in the least developed markets where returns to investment can be limited. It can also reduce investment costs and operating expenses for investors and operators, and increase their balance sheet sustainability. Sharing models can also benefit consumers by increasing competition, lowering prices, and raising service quality. The private sector has already embraced this model; further expansion requires targeted policies that promote competition and facilitate sharing.

English | 8 Pages - February - Note 79 | IFC 2020

Feb 11, 2020

Artificial Intelligence and the Future for Smart Homes

Population growth and urbanization in emerging markets will mean expanding cities and rising demand for new housing in urban areas around the world. These trends represent an enormous opportunity to design, build, and operate the homes of tomorrow in intelligent ways that minimize energy consumption and carbon emissions, lower building and homeowner costs. Artificial intelligence will play a pivotal role in this effort by using data—including grid data, smart meter data, weather data, and energy use information—to study and improve building performance, optimize resource consumption, and increase comfort and cost efficiency for residents. AI will also analyze data collected from multiple buildings to improve building design and construction and inform future policy making related to construction and urban planning.

English | 8 Pages - February - Note 78 | IFC 2020

Jan 30, 2020

Data in Action: Natural Resources Disclosure for People and Progress

This discussion paper consolidates the findings of D2D’s natural resources data assessments conducted in Colombia, Ghana, Mongolia, and Peru

English | 44 pages | 2020 IFC

Jan 30, 2020

Unlocking Data Innovation for Social License in Natural Resources

This report describes how companies can use new data tools, approaches, and techniques to generate and sustain social license in communities.

English | 40 pages | 2020 IFC

Jan 30, 2020

Transparency for Impact: Lessons from IFC Projects in Peru’s Natural Resources Sector

This document is part of a series of knowledge products by IFC’s From Disclosure to Development program.

English | 52 pages | 2020 IFC

Jan 27, 2020

Sector Overview | Global Infrastructure

IFC Global Infrastructure Overview

English | 2 pages | January 2020

Jan 16, 2020

Electric Vehicles 101

Dec 11, 2019

Guía de Buenas Prácticas para el Desarrollo Eólico en Argentina: Gestión de Impactos en Aves y Murciélagos

La Guía de Buenas Prácticas para el Desarrollo Eólico en Argentina: Gestión de Impactos en Aves y Murciélagos ha sido desarrollada por BID Invest y el IFC en cooperación con la SSERyEE para brindar lineamientos técnicos sobre la gestión de los impactos en aves y murciélagos en los proyectos de energía eólica.

87 pages | © December 2019 BID Invest, IFC | Complimentary

Nov 8, 2019

Sector Overview | Urban Infrastructure

Nov 8, 2019

Sector Overview | Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory

Nov 8, 2019

Sector Overview | Sustainable Mining

Nov 8, 2019

Sector Overview | Municipal & Environmental Infrastructure

Nov 8, 2019

Sector Overview | Upstream Infrastructure

Nov 8, 2019

Sector Overview | Water

Nov 8, 2019

Sector Overview | Transport

Nov 7, 2019

Sector Overview | Telecoms, Media & Technology

Nov 7, 2019

Sector Overview | Energy

English | 2-pager | 2019

Nov 6, 2019

How Artificial Intelligence is Making Transport Safer, Cleaner, More Reliable and Efficient in Emerging Markets

Transport in emerging markets often faces acute challenges due to poor infrastructure, growing populations, urbanization, and in some regions rising prosperity, which increases vehicle traffic, cargo volumes, and pollution. Artificial intelligence offers new solutions to these challenges by making market entry easier and allowing countries to reach underserved populations, creating markets and private sector investment opportunities associated with them.

English | 8 Pages - November - Note 75 | IFC 2019

Oct 7, 2019

Closing the SDG Financing Gap—Trends and Data

How big is the financing gap to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Can private capital fill the gap? This note provides an updated overview of estimates of SDG financing in low- and middle-income countries and gives an analytical and data-based foundation for discussion. Based on a review of recent studies, as well as IFC’s own calculations of cross-border flow trends, the note documents the ongoing and significant SDG financing gap. Raising taxes to expand public spending is an option for many middle-income countries to fill the gap, but it will be insufficient for low-income countries. Private financing, especially of infrastructure, can also contribute to bridging the gap, but it will depend on the availability of investable projects. Capital market development and improved domestic financial systems can help intermediate more private capital into available investment opportunities.

English | 8 Pages - October - Note 73 | IFC 2019

Oct 7, 2019

Scaling Infrastructure: New Tools for a New Strategy

Oct 7, 2019

Scaling Infrastructure: The Complete Package for Scaling Solar

Oct 7, 2019

Scaling Infrastructure: Seven Sisters (Jordan)

Oct 7, 2019

Scaling Infrastructure: Rewa Solar (India)

Oct 7, 2019

Scaling Infrastructure: Nubian Suns (Egypt)

Oct 7, 2019

Scaling Infrastructure: RenovAr (Argentina)

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