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World Bank underpins social and environmental risk with procurement rules

Tesfaalem Gebreiyesus, lead procurement specialist at the World Bank, set out the bank’s approach. 

IDB looks to address dispute board absence in its construction contracts

Roberto Laguado Giraldo, senior procurement specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank, sets out the growing use of international contracts across countries across the Americas, but with a  notable absence of dispute boards.

World Bank: Income distribution better than energy subsidies

In a comprehensive analysis of growth in East Asia and the Pacific, the World Bank has warned that policy responses to distortions in food and energy markets may reduce funding for infrastructure, health and education.

ADB president warns of four global risks

Asian Development Banks’s Masatsugu Asakawa warns that China’s slowdown, global financial instability, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the threat of new Covid variants are serious threats to Asia’s economic recovery and development. 

AfDB president: Roses of growth come with debt thorns

Dr Akinwumi Adesina has told an audience in New York that huge opportunities for growth in Nigeria and Africa risk being held back by debt and climate change. 

Chongqing Rail Transit Loop Line leads communications-based train control

A high-density and mountainous city has shown how building Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) can help make a new metro line efficient and successful while its new train technology also cuts carbon.

Somaliland land management strengthens construction capacity

Improving water and food security through land management and tackling erosion, is complicated. When it’s in Somaliland, it comes with an added challenge.

AfDB provides Desert to Power training in Chad

African Development Bank (AfDB) has provided financial modelling training to staff of the government of Chad as they prepare the national utility for Desert to Power interventions in the country. 

Nigeria’s 2060 Energy Transition Plan ‘a practical and holistic approach’

Nigerian vice president Yemi Osinbajo makes case for decisive action on net zero and universal energy, launching major programmes that industry has been quick to support.  

WEF tests drones for infrastructure leapfrog in India

Medicine from the Sky in Arunachal Pradesh is a six-month project to analyse the response of the state’s healthcare system when integrated with drones. Its potential to connect regions without conventional road deliveries is an indication of where leapfrogging may take us.  
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