With a growing global focus on attracting private sector investment into infrastructure and utilising the public-private partnership (PPP) model, it is crucial that governments focus on the entire duration of a PPP contract. Efforts need to extend beyond ‘achieving financial close’ and beginning construction or ‘cutting the ribbon’ for commencement of services.
On 12 July 2018 the GI Hub’s COO, Mark Moseley, joined a webinar panel on blockchain and its applications for infrastructure, hosted by the International Project Finance Association (IPFA). Blockchain is the technology that underpins Bitcoin and other similar ‘cryptoassets’, such as Ethereum and Ripple. Its potential, and the recent volatility of cryptoassets, has made the technology one of the most hyped and misunderstood technologies in the market.
Transferring risk to the private sector in a PPP contract is frequently referred to as a key part of a PPP arrangement, as well as a key reason why governments use such an approach to procure infrastructure.
The paper looks at the consequences of Technological disruption in construction for infrastructure-investment managers.
With a people-centred vision, the Argentine G20 Presidency placed sustainable development at the forefront of the G20 agenda in 2018, under the theme “Building consensus for fair and sustainable development”.
While 2017 was an eventful year for the Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub), 2018 is shaping up to be even busier.
The Financial Stability Board (FSB) have published a consultation report on the Evaluation of the effects of financial regulatory reforms on infrastructure finance.
Disputes in public-private partnerships (PPPs) globally involving key performance indicators (KPIs) represent 20 per cent of all disputes, as highlighted in our data using a representative sample of projects from around the world.
This year, the Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) again attended the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and IMF, held in Bali, Indonesia, alongside the meetings of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. Trade tensions dominated many of the multilateral meetings, with all sides calling for a workable solution to be found. The leaders and representatives of smaller nations among the G20 and the IMF and World Bank community were pointed in their remarks that escalation of tensions between major economic powers was already having exponentially greater impacts on smaller economies.