Sustainable Growth Newswire

EPF compiles a selection of policy oriented-research from around the globe pertaining to its policy initiatives. To receive a weekly email of the newswire, please subscribe to our newsletter

Select Policy Initiative  

A New Approach to Scaling-Up Renewable Power in Emerging Markets

World Economic Forum  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
10. July 2020

Nearly 840 million people live without electricity in the world today, and the global demand for energy is only growing. Without more sustained and strengthened action, 650 million people will have no power within the next decade. With the world going through an unprecedented pandemic, providing affordable energy to the unserved population is even more critical for saving lives, powering health facilities and keeping people connected at home in the short term - and also to enable recovery of the…

Read more

Analysis: Roadmap to a Sustainable Emerging Market Energy Future

ESI Africa  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
10. July 2020

Reductions in GHGs in major economic blocks such as the US, China, Western Europe and Russia are not sufficient in limiting temperature increases to 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit in the atmosphere. Our future depends on the path taken by some of the fastest growing economies of Asia and Africa. India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania and more will need to take massive steps to decarbonise existing energy systems and develop within the most sustainable means possible, preferably with…

Read more

The Impact of COVID-19 on Water and Sanitation

International Finance Corporation  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
10. July 2020

Frequent and proper handwashing is the most basic frontline defense against the spread of COVID-19. Yet a quarter of the world’s population lacks access to a reliable water supply—a far cry from the aspirations of Sustainable Development Goal 6—Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030. The pandemic has heightened awareness of both the extent and consequences of this access gap, and it could slow down progress in meeting the SDG 6 development goal as…

Read more

Investing in Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure – Principles for Recovery

Green Growth Knowledge Platform  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
3. July 2020

Investments in sustainable infrastructure will be key for building more resilient societies after the COVID-19 pandemic while also creating millions of jobs. These 10 principles provide a framework for decision-making on infrastructure spending for post-COVID-19 recovery and stimulus packages. They cover a range of important considerations, including SDG alignment, systems-level planning, employment creation, social and natural infrastructure integration, biodiversity and human rights impacts, and transparency and consultative processes. Green Growth Knowledge Platform | Investing in Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure - Principles for Recovery

Read more

Infrastructure for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UNOPS  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
3. July 2020

The report, ‘Infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women’ examines the numerous barriers women and girls face when trying to access basic services – such as education and healthcare – or economic opportunities. As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates, women and girls are more exposed to the effects of pandemics – economically, socially and health-wise. Poor infrastructure can worsen the impact of crises, limiting access to critical resources such as clean water, proper health and sanitation services, and…

Read more

Do Sound Infrastructure Governance and Regulation Affect Productivity Growth? New Insights from Firm Level Data

OECD  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
3. July 2020

Measuring the quality of governance and regulation in various ways and focusing on energy, transport and telecommunications, this paper shows that both sound governance of infrastructure investment and procompetitive regulation in network industries are associated with stronger productivity growth in firms operating downstream. Interpreting results causally, the size of the effect is considerable – on average a yearly 0.24 percentage point gain in productivity growth over ten years - and increasing with firm size. OECD | Do Sound Infrastructure Governance and…

Read more

Sector Notes | COVID-19’s Impact on Infrastructure

International Finance Corporation  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
3. July 2020

The COVID–19 outbreak has significantly impacted infrastructure development and the global economy. International response to the rapid disruption to key infrastructure sectors and industries is ongoing. IFC’s COVID–19 infrastructure sector notes provide a quick and short analyses on the impact of the pandemic on different infrastructure sectors while proposing recommendations for an effective response to this global crisis. International Finance Corporation | Sector Notes | COVID-19's Impact on Infrastructure

Read more

Impact of COVID-19 on the EPC Sector in Asia: Outlook Remains Robust for the Infrastructure Sector

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
3. July 2020

COVID-19 has caused disruptions in every sector imaginable, and it has not spared the infrastructure construction sector. Anecdotally, there are many reports of delays in infrastructure projects, due to supply chain disruptions and low mobility among workers. This note analyses the infrastructure sector via the lens of major engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors that are actively involved in infrastructure projects in Asia. By tracking more recent data of 24 such contractors, it is possible to get insights into the…

Read more

Seite 3 von 12412345...102030...Letzte »
EPF | Economic Policy Forum

EPF | Economic Policy Forum

?>