The GI Hub was asked by the Asia Pacific Investors Cooperation organisation (APIC) to give a presentation on the state of ASEAN infrastructure markets at the APIC 2018 Summit in Tokyo on 21-22 June 2018.
Welcome to the first edition in a series of updates that the GI Hub will provide in advance of each G20 Infrastructure Working Group (IWG) meeting. As committed to in the GI Hub’s Strategic Plan 2019-22, and in response to requests made by members of the IWG, these updates will provide both a description of activities undertaken since the last IWG meeting and a preview of upcoming initiatives. For each of the GI Hub products discussed in the update, we will identify the relationship between the product and the workstreams in the IWG Terms of Reference. We hope that you will find these updates informative and, of course, we welcome any questions or feedback.
An industry event about the need to attract private capital and develop infrastructure as a standalone asset class is nothing new. However, the G20 Infrastructure Financing Seminar that took place in London last week was unique in that it had the most wide-ranging and intense interactions between governments and the private sector that I have seen to-date.
The Africa Infrastructure Fellowship Program (AIFP)—a joint initiative between the Global Infrastructure Hub (a G20 initiative), private investment firm Meridiam, and the World Economic Forum (WEF)— has been formally announced by Mr Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, the Secretary of State attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
For the second year the conference gathered Brazilians and foreign professionals from the infrastructure public and private sector. The conference focused on the role of privatisation of infrastructure assets, PPPs and Concessions for the next wave of Brazilian infrastructure projects as part of the 20 year infrastructure program 2018 to 2038.
The third Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was held in Mumbai on 25-26 June 2018, and the Global Infrastructure Hub was asked to join one of the panels organised by India, as the host nation.
A new report released today by the Global Infrastructure Hub, a G20 initiative, has revealed an infrastructure investment gap of US$1 trillion in 10 Compact with Africa countries over the next 22 years. This represents a 42 per cent investment gap; one of the largest regional gaps in the world.
The World Economic Forum, the Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) and Meridiam on Wednesday launched a new partnership to help governments across Africa build infrastructure procurement capabilities within their civil services.