National Infrastructure Banks and Similar Financing Facilities
Guidance Note on national infrastructure banks (NIBs) and similar financing facilities
The Guidance Note’s overall aim is to help accelerate the flow of quality infrastructure projects, including through mobilising private capital and supporting project preparation. The analysis has sought to identify some of the unique niches and roles that such institutions can occupy and play in support of government objectives and policies in these areas. The building blocks for the analysis are a number of stand-alone case studies that explore different national infrastructure banks and similar financing facilities (NIBs) which have been established since 1945.
Key observations and learnings based on the case studies have been synthesised, plus more limited reviews of other NIBs, in terms of their evolving role, approaches to capital raising, financial products offered and other activities.
NIBs have evolved to address the financing challenges faced in different policy contexts.
This Guidance Note is designed to assist governments interested in establishing, or reforming, a NIB or similar financing facility to target government policies and maximise the impact that infrastructure banks can have in delivering quality infrastructure projects, encouraging private investment and providing value for end users.
The building blocks for the Guidance Note are 11 case studies that explore different NIBs which have been established since 1945. Three of the case studies have been specifically selected to focus on the topic of green finance.
These case studies examine a range of mature and new institutions, in both high-income countries and emerging markets.