Source: The World Bank Group |

New Data: Private Sector Pumps $86B into Infrastructure in Low- to Middle-Income Nations

Despite the decline in total investment, more countries received private investments in infrastructure across a wider sample of projects

New World Bank data finds that private infrastructure investment in low- and middle-income countries totaled $86 billion in 2023. Investments declined 5% compared with 2022, however, were on par with the previous five-year average. Despite the decline in total investment, more countries received private investments in infrastructure across a wider…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Empress Shôken Fund announces 103rd funding distribution to support projects in 17 countries

The projects to be supported cover a variety of topics, including youth, first aid and rescue, disaster preparedness, dissemination of humanitarian ideals, blood transfusion services and National Society development

The Joint Commission of the Empress Shôken Fund (ESF) has announced a new funding distribution that totals CHF 485,597 and supports projects administered by Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies in 17 countries. The commission is administered by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)…