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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)

Sep 19, 2019

The Dirty Footprint of the Broken Grid

To better understand the impacts of generators on health, economies, and the climate, IFC has partnered with the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University to embark on the most comprehensive inquiry to date into the footprint and repercussions of using backup generators. This study explores fundamental questions about the scale and impacts of backup generators that have been largely unanswered beyond anecdote and local or regionally focused studies.

English | 64 pages | 2019 IFC

May 7, 2019

Setting Sail Towards Zero Emissions in Shipping

The need for new technologies to make fleets more sustainable, and compliant with changing industry standards, is creating investment opportunities in green shipping. This research note explains how IFC helped the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) improve operational efficiency and manage water treatment systems amid shipping industry change.

English | 3 pages | 2019 IFC

Mar 12, 2019

Natural Gas and the Clean Energy Transition

In the clean energy transition, the value of natural gas infrastructure is very important for operating the energy system. Gas-fired power plants contribute to optimized energy systems when they are designed to operate flexibly, responding to demand patterns and the variable supply of renewable energy. Smart electricity grids, renewable energy, battery storage technology, and gas-fired power plants in combination will generally be the lowest cost, low-carbon solution to the growing energy requirements of emerging markets. Private investors and financiers are responding to these opportunities, but the full potential will only be reached with improvements in policy, regulation, and procurement in destination markets.

English | 8 pages - March - Note 65 | IFC 2019

Feb 22, 2019

Institutional Investing: A New Investor Forum and Growing Interest in Sustainable Emerging Markets Investments

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is estimated to require additional financing on the order of $2.6 trillion in emerging markets and low-income countries in 2030. A substantial increase in private investment is required to close this financing gap. The Investor Forum held at the 2018 G20 Buenos Aires Summit, which included some of the world’s largest investors, focused on solutions to these challenges. The resulting Buenos Aires Call to Action calls for a more regular dialogue with policy makers at the highest level and underlines the need to break away from the short-termism that plagues current investment strategies.

English | 8 Pages - February - Note 64 | IFC 2019

Oct 30, 2018

Construction Industry Value Chain

Construction companies are becoming increasingly accountable for their contribution to global emissions and are facing pressure from investors, banks, regulators, contracting authorities, and consumers to mitigate their climate risk and find new solutions to reduce their carbon footprint. In response, the industry is making inroads toward addressing these concerns.

English | 48 pages | 2018 IFC

Jun 28, 2018

Peru’s Works for Taxes Scheme: An Innovative Solution to Accelerate Private Provision of Infrastructure Investment

Created in Peru in 2008, Works for Taxes is an innovative approach to accelerating infrastructure investment. It allows private firms to “pay” their income taxes in advance through the execution of public works projects. By accepting infrastructure projects in lieu of future taxes, national, regional, and local governments can forego mobilization of public funds and reduce the burden on government budgets, as the private sector assumes the upfront costs and management of new infrastructure projects.

English l 7pages l - June - Note 55 l IFC 2018

May 30, 2018

Factsheet: IFC in Transportation

IFC is a leading investor in emerging market transportation.

English | 2 pages | 2018 IFC

Mar 12, 2018

Good Practice Note: Environmental, Health, and Safety Approaches for Hydropower Projects

This Good Practice Note is intended to be used in conjunction with other EHS Guidelines and IFC's Performance Standards to identify, avoid, mitigate, and manage EHS risks and impacts in hydropower projects.

74 pages | © March 2018 IFC | Complimentary

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