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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

December 4, 2015
Dr. Douglass C. North, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, passed away on November 23rd, 2015 at the age of 95. Dr. North was an early collaborator in GPC’s research and helped advance GPC's work on the transaction costs associated with cross-national infrastructure projects.
November 16, 2015
The idea of selling membership into society is not new, but it has taken on new life as of late. Considering this trend, a recent paper by authors including GPC's Dr. Ashby Monk explores if Immigrant Investment Funds (IIFs) could become a new source of infrastructure funding. The paper also considers how IIFs could potentially help solve urgent problems surrounding migration, refugees and related public attitudes.
October 30, 2015
The GPC’s Dr. Rajiv Sharma delivered a keynote talk at the European Commission in Brussels last week at a High Level Conference on Boosting Investments in Transport. The main message of Dr Sharma’s talk was that government’s should recognize the value of partnering with true long-term investment partners for the delivery of their infrastructure needs.
October 9, 2015

The Stanford Global Projects Center, in collaboration with West Coast Infrastructure Exchange, is excited to share our final update on guest lecturers attending our upcoming Public-Private Partnerships for the Water Sector Executive Education course.