The GI Hub Country Engagement Program enables a 1:1 engagement between the GI Hub and a selected country to boost the country's capability and maximise the positive impacts of infrastructure in the country.
Brazil was selected for the first program in December 2019. The GI Hub worked in close consultation with the Brazilian Government, and particularly its Ministry of Finance, to conduct a thorough needs assessment and design a program that met the requirements, needs and priorities set by Brazil. In the implementation of the program, the GI Hub provided targeted capability development and support, and engaged with strategic partners to support Brazil and its infrastructure objectives. These partners included multilateral development banks (MDBs), international organisations (IOs), national institutions and the private sector.
Brazil has already seen strong value from the program deliverables in the form of increased private sector participation, as a result of better structured projects. In the long term, value will be extended through the enhanced infrastructure capabilities of practitioners and policymakers as well as dialogue between the public and private sectors.
“This initiative took place at a special moment in Brazil, in which the public-private partnership is gaining the necessary space to foster the port sector. Our next privatisation projects will bring a more efficient and flexible model, and will expand the investment potential through private resources.” Diogo Piloni - Secretary of Ports, Brazilian government
To promote the country’s participation in the more than 80% of world trade which is carried by sea, GI Hub has delivered Brazil’s Ministry of Infrastructure a market sounding report to optimise its Port Privatisation Program.
The Brazilian government sought to diversify its energy mix and planned to add c. 10GW of power from renewable sources to its national grid by 2018
Accelerating the development of Brazil’s infrastructure markets is the aim of Global Infrastructure Hub’s (GI Hub) Country Program with Brazil, recently confirmed in a Letter of Intent with the nation’s Secretary of International Economic Affairs (SAIN) of the Ministry of Economy.
The Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) has appointed Maritime & Transport Business Solutions (MTBS) to support the development and delivery of an early market consultation for the Ports Privatisation Program in Brazil, which is a key aspect of GI Hub’s Brazil Country Program.