InfraCo Asia is a donor-funded, commercially managed infrastructure development company headquartered in Singapore. It seeks to bridge the infrastructure gap that can't be met by government or development bank funding at the early stage of project development.
This primer is designed to be a first step for PPP project teams aiming to ensure their projects promote gender equality.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is working with other multilateral development banks (MDBs) and international organisations (IOs) to define common mechanisms and policies to tackle the infrastructure gap in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by attracting more private investment. This paper is the first step towards utilising the resources offered by PPFs for infrastructure development projects in LAC, and applying these useful tools to another critical region.
The Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) has released a new reference tool to help governments lay the foundations for strengthening project preparation processes and capacities in order to prepare bankable and sustainable projects—a prerequisite for tackling the substantial global infrastructure gap.
Tackling the global infrastructure gap remains a priority for governments to drive inclusive growth and deliver quality infrastructure projects for their citizens.
Globally, governments are accountable for the development of infrastructure and the delivery of basic services in an affordable and inclusive manner. The ability of governments to nurture a conducive enabling environment for infrastructure investment has often been found to be a key differentiator between countries that successfully scale up infrastructure and those that face challenges in doing so.
Although Indonesia’s PPP regulations date back to 2005, initially the number of actual project transactions between the government and private sector was very limited. The private sector’s interest in Indonesian projects was constrained by three main factors; the low quality of project preparation, low financial feasibility of projects (particularly those related to the determination of tariffs) and uncertainty related to the political risk of projects.
The Infrastructure Finance in the Developing World Working Paper Series is a joint research effort by the Global Green Growth Institute and the G-24 that explores the challenges and opportunities for scaling up infrastructure finance in emerging markets and developing countries.
This paper discusses some of the main challenges in developing a robust and viable project pipeline to address the daunting infrastructure needs facing many countries worldwide.