Appropriate risk allocation in public private partnerships (PPPs) and the GI Hub’s PPP Risk Allocation Tool were central themes of the GI Hub’s recent Regional PPP Risk Allocation Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand. Participants comprised public sector representatives from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam, as well as multilateral organizations operating in the region including the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
The third meeting of the G20 Infrastructure Working Group (IWG) was held in Sydney, Australia from the 4th to the 6th of June, with the GI Hub playing an active role.
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.