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What's New


New Infrastructure report from PPPI Days conference launched.

March 17, 2010 Announcement

WBI opens new practical online course to urban practitioners and training institutions.

March 16, 2010 Announcement

WBI has launched an online course on Safe Cities - Urban Crime and Violence Prevention which will be open for local government practitioners through June 18, 2010.

March 16, 2010 News

WBI has launched the first issue of PPP Solutions, a new series of practitioner-focused notes providing practical analysis of new or emerging approaches to PPPs.

March 16, 2010 Announcement

Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu of the Democratic Republic of Congo discusses the implications of the Copenhagen Conference for Africa - especially climate finance issues - in this post-dialogue interview.

March 1, 2010 News

Policymakers from Western and Central Africa debated how to deliver public services through PPPs. They also set up a regional practitioner network for knowledge sharing.

March 12, 2010 News

African managers learn how to design and run a successful water utility in inaugural program at new African Water Academy.

March 12, 2010 News

Government, multilateral, and civil society leaders will gather in Bogota, Colombia to discuss cooperation and capacity development.

March 18, 2010 Announcement

This global video dialogue will include participants from PPP programs in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions.

February 20, 2010 Event

For most cities, financing major infrastructure such as bridges presents challenges and dilemmas. One of the world’s biggest cities, New York City, offers models for alternative financing and regional integration.

March 10, 2010 Announcement