17 June 2019

Bankability Through the Lens of Transparency: Increasing Private Investment in Latin American Infrastructure

Written by Marsh & McLennan Insights, IDB, IDB Invest
17 June 2019

Spending on infrastructure as a percentage of GDP in Latin America currently trails behind other regions, such as East Asia and the Pacific. In the face of new troubles around fiscal deficits and public debt, Latin American governments are now restricted in their ability to cover the cost of infrastructure development – meaning that private  entities must step in. Attracting private capital by establishing a strong pipeline of bankable projects has now become a key goal in aid of closing the infrastructure financing gap in Latin America and reviving economic growth.

This report will evaluate private investment prospects in infrastructure based on transparency reforms and project pipeline initiatives offered by the region’s governments.