Increasing disaster risks in developing countries call for strategic planning and investments in resilient and low-carbon infrastructure. The tsunami that caused extensive destruction and loss of life in Tonga in January 2022 stressed the vulnerability of developing countries, especially small island developing states, to disasters triggered by natural hazards, such as … [Read more...] about Aligning Public Investments with Sustainable and Climate Goals
David Bloomgarden has over 30 years of global experience in infrastructure governance, project design, and implementation of infrastructure projects. At the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) , he was Chief of the Inclusive City Unit. In this role, he oversaw $44.5 million portfolio of projects in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region developing 40 blended finance investments for small- and medium-sized enterprises in sustainable business models for urban service delivery. As the Lead Private Sector Specialist, David led the IADB MIF program to promote PPPs in Latin America and the Caribbean, providing upstream technical assistance to governments linked to $2 billion of investments in PPP projects. David developed a PPP Readiness Index entitled Infrascope, published by the Economist Intelligence Unit, which measures PPP institutional capacity in the LAC region, and was subsequently adapted by other multilateral development banks for Asia and Africa. David is currently a PPP and Governance Consultant to the World Bank, Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).