17 May 2017

Paving the Way: Maximizing the Value of Private Finance in Infrastructure

Written by WEF
17 May 2017

This Report aims to showcase both the opportunities and the challenges associated with attracting and involving private investors in the provision of infrastructure.
The Report outlines features of successful infrastructure projects using illustrations from countries that have tapped private finance markets. Examples include projects that demonstrate the results of creating a political, legal, and economic environment that is conducive to investment; establishing a program of opportunities; having a contractual and regulatory framework that deals with issues effectively and fairly; having forums for stakeholders to share experiences; and involving the public at all stages.
The Report highlights the notion that private finance will invest in new infrastructure when the investment is based on established practices and approaches, but the challenge remains when the project is novel, untested, or in a new market.

You can access the report here