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The Stanford Global Projects Center is located at the Yang & Yamazaki Energy & Environment (Y2E2) building at Stanford University. We research new ways to finance, develop, and invest in critical infrastructure worldwide.

Showcasing how the GPC has influenced large-scale, global projects by bringing together insights from diverse disciplines, the Stanford Office of International Affairs recently published an interview with Professor Levitt, Director of the GPC.

Secretary of State John Kerry recently congratulated Stanford's Global Projects Center and STC for an exemplary response to President Obama's call for private invesment in the global fight against climate change. 

In October 2015, the GPC and West Coast Infrastructure Exchange hosted a training for public officials focused on P3s in the water sector. View a summary of the training here.

The P3 FLIPS Program is a new Stanford GPC research initiative on public sector best practices for infrastructure delivery via Public-Private Partnerships.

A ground breaking United Nations Environment Program featuring work by Dr. Monk has been released. The program outlines an innovative framework for pooling private sector capital in support of international mini-grid portfolios.

In the September cover story of Institutional Investor magazine, GPC Executive Director Dr. Ashby Monk discusses his vision for the center and the investment community - to re-root finance in the real economy. 


Recent News

September 3, 2015
We are delighted to welcome Ed Crooks, Mike Houle, and Jeff Hughes as guest lecturers for our Public-Private Partnerships for the Water Sector course this fall. The pilot course, offered for the first time on campus this fall on 28-29 October 2015, is designed for public sector officials and managers responsible for delivering drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure.
August 17, 2015

Knowledge is crucial to asset management success, yet few asset owners and only some managers know how to manage knowledge to achieve superior investment results, according to a new article by Pensions and Investmentsfeaturing research by GPC's Dr. Ashby Monk and Dutch pension plan APG’s CIO Eduard van Gelderen. 

August 5, 2015
We are pleased to welcome Larry Blain, Rob Court, and Liz Kelly as guest lecturers for our Public-Private Partnerships for the Water Sector course this fall. These three practitioners will share insights from their unique experiences implementing successful P3s.
July 29, 2015
A new paper by Dr. Monk and Dr. Sharma of the GPC has been featured in CIO Magazine. The paper, titled "Re-Intermediating Investment Management," draws upon contract theory to address the issue of misalignment between institutional investors and asset managers.