The Africa Infrastructure Fellowship Program (AIFP) is a public-private initiative to support African governments build capacity in public infrastructure procurement. Developed by the Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub), Meridiam and the World Economic Forum, the AIFP aims to mobilise stakeholders across government, the private sector and multilateral development banks to deliver a program of practical training for public sector infrastructure practitioners. The AIFP will provide participating civil servants with tailored training by academic experts and infrastructure professionals, as well as give them an opportunity to undertake ‘hands-on’ learning by spending time in a private sector Sponsor Organisation. The objectives of the AIFP are to create the conditions and momentum for change in public infrastructure procurement and delivery in selected countries or regions, through partnerships that build capacity and break down any perceived or real barriers in understanding. In addition, the AIFP seeks to establish a network of practitioners across Africa and globally, to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, insight, technical expertise and on-the-ground experience between infrastructure market participants, both public and private sector.
Building Prospects (formerly known as Infrastructure Development Fund, IDF) was established in 2002 by the Dutch government and FMO to support private investments in infrastructure.
An updated Checklist on Long-term Investment Strategies and Institutional Investors stresses on issues related to the identification of long-term investment needs.
The G20/OECD Checklist consists of a list of questions and issues that represent an effort to develop an evaluation tool to help those countries who wish to self-assess their long-term investment (LTI) strategy and policy framework and more.
G20 Leaders endorsed the High Level Principles on Long-Term Investment Financing by Institutional Investors in September 2013, which is intended to help governments facilitate and promote long-term investment by institutional investors.
The aim of this guidebook is to compile information on PPP frameworks in APEC member economies into a single information as a facilitatory tool for investment.
The purpose of these principles is to help government work with private sector partners to finance and bring to fruition projects in areas of vital economic importance, such as transport, water and power supply and telecommunications.
The 2018 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report represents a milestone in the four-decade history of the series, with the introduction of the new Global Competitiveness Index 4.0.
Over the last decade, much has been written about globalisation and how we’re more connected than ever before. In the infrastructure world, we think of connectivity as the “linkages of communities, economies and nations through transport, communications, energy, and water networks across a number of countries” .
The G20/OECD report on G20 investment strategies demonstrates the various initiatives undertaken by the G20 countries to promote infrastructure investment.
The G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance help policy makers evaluate and improve the legal, regulatory, and institutional framework for corporate governance, with a view to supporting economic efficiency, sustainable growth and financial stability.
The Principal Global Indicators dataset provides internationally comparable data for the Group of 20 Economies (G-20) and economies with systemically important financial sectors.
In Buenos Aires on 23 March, the G20 Finance Ministers announced that infrastructure would remain a priority for at least the next three years—a very welcome announcement for those in the private sector who have long called for greater global coordination of efforts in this area.
In June 2016, under Japanese presidency, G7 Leaders endorsed “G7 Ise- Shima Principles for Promoting Quality Infrastructure Investment,” which has crystalized as definition of quality infrastructure investment.
Financial viability support mechanisms help governments with limited budgetary resources and insufficient capacity deliver much-needed infrastructure and services.
This report has been prepared by Foster Infrastructure for the APEC Business Advisory Council. It presents the findings of a desktop research study of frameworks to protect the long-term interests of pension funds investing in Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).