The Global Projects Center is an interdisciplinary research center at Stanford University. We seek to facilitate understanding of the financing, development, and governance of critical infrastructure worldwide.
We conduct interdisciplinary research, facilitate engagement among academic and industry leaders, and educate future leaders within the infrastructure finance and development space.
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.
As a part of the Financing Urban Infrastructure Initiative launched in 2015 the New Cities Foundation has just published a Handbook on Urban Infrastructure Finance, a tool to help cities tackle their impending infrastructure challenges. Prepared by GPC’s Dr. Julie Kim, the Handbook is designed to help cities better navigate the complex world of infrastructure financing and ensure the myriad of financing vehicles available today are understood within their proper context.
Showcasing how the Stanford Global Projects Center has influenced large-scale, global projects by bringing together insights from diverse disciplines, the Stanford Office of International Affairs published an interview with Dr. Levitt on a variety of topics including challenges related to the use of P3s for delivering infrastructure.
In October 2015, the GPC and WCX hosted an executive education course for the public sector focused on public-private partnerships in the water sector. The training was attended by approximately 50 public officials and employees from 16 utilities as well as 12 state and federal agencies. Select presentations are available for download.
We're thrilled to welcome Mei Ye of McKinsey & Company as our newest Board of Advisors member. Mei is a Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Company where she advises a diverse range of clients including those involved with financial services, Sovereign Wealth Funds, as well as government and regulation.