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Energy & the Developing World


Riccardo Puliti

Head of Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank Group

Host Bill Loveless talks to Riccardo Puliti, the Head of the Energy and Extractives Global Practice at the World Bank Group who oversees $52 billion in loans. They discussed:

  • the World Bank’s energy portfolio, financing targets, and its role in the fight against global poverty
  • the need for private sector partnerships to finance World Bank projects
  • the variety of instruments used to energy access and climate change issues
  • regional differences and needs, with respect to energy
  • and the role of a carbon price in aligning incentives.

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