GIF is built on our strong partnerships. Together with our donors, other development finance institutions, country governments, and the experience of private sector investors and financiers, we are able to leverage our collective knowledge and resources to find solutions to sustainable infrastructure financing challenges.

The GIF has an established and active network of Advisory Partners comprised of pension funds, insurers, asset managers, and investment and commercial banks, which together represents more than US$18 trillion in assets under management. As a global collaboration platform, the GIF develops and shares knowledge, lessons learned, toolkits, and best practices among its partners through workstreams and fora that serve as the “connective tissue” among key stakeholders in the EMDE infrastructure ecosystem.

Advisory Partners

Our Advisory Partners serve as the voice of the private sector, engaged in infrastructure finance. We call upon our advisory partners to act as a sounding board during the preparation and structuring of GIF-supported projects to help maximize attractiveness to private capital when investment opportunities are brought to market. Through the regular convenings of the GIF Advisory Council, which brings together our funding, technical, beneficiary, and advisory partners, we are able to exchange knowledge and ideas and collaborate to tackle the bottlenecks to creating “infrastructure as an asset class”, including emerging market infrastructure assets.


Currently, the GIF has 60+ Advisory Partners with $18 trillion in assets under management. Together, they represent private investors and financiers, including pension funds, insurers, asset managers, developers, and investment and commercial banks.



Institutional Investors


Commercial Banks


Development Finance Institutions, Regional, National, State Development Banks


Quality and Sustainability Organizations, and Finance Associations



In November 2021, our current and former Advisory Council Co-Chairs joined together to write an open letter of support for the GIF to the global infrastructure finance community.

Read the open letter here


"An increase in public finance can play a critical role in addressing the need for project development and preparation necessary to address the shortage of bankable sustainable infrastructure projects in EMDEs. In particular, we believe that GIF has a proven business model for addressing this bottleneck and has played a critical role in mobilizing the private sector to date. We believe it is the ideal focal point into which additional funds should be channeled.”


- Current and Former Private Sector Co-Chairs of GIF Advisory Council

Beneficiary Partners

Our Beneficiary Partners represent governments of countries that may benefit from GIF support. They provide regional insights and strategic guidance to ensure that the GIF is working towards its stated objectives of helping emerging markets meetings their infrastructure needs.  



Patrick Musoke, Deputy Director of Strategy Management and Business Development of Kampala Capital City Authority, Uganda, shares how the GIF partnership helps build capacity and bring private sector infrastructure investment to African cities.

Funding Partners

GIF is supported by generous contributions from the governments of Australia, Canada,  China, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Singapore, and the World Bank.


Former Vice President of Infrastructure at the World  Bank, Makhtar Diop.

Makhtar Diop, former Co-Chair of the GIF Advisory Council and IFC Managing Director, shares his views during the GIF's 2019 Advisory Council Meeting in Washington on why mobilizing investments from the private sector is critical for inclusive green growth and how the GIF is helping.

Technical Partners

GIF works with various multilateral development banks that serve as implementing partners for GIF-supported projects. These include the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, International Finance Corporation, Islamic Development Bank, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and World Bank.

Technical Partners

Lin O’Grady, Deputy Head, EBRD's Sustainable Infrastructure Group, tells us why it’s important for the EBRD to work with the GIF and what makes the GIF a unique global collaboration platform.


The GIF supports multiple global coalitions and initiatives that help advance the critical role infrastructure plays in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  


The GIF is partnering with HSBC (a GIF Advisory Partner), IFC, OECD, and the Climate Policy Initiative on the Finance to Accelerate the Sustainable Transition-Infrastructure (or FAST-Infra Initiative). This is an industry-led, public-private initiative with two main components: to develop a sustainable infrastructure labeling system and to target financial interventions to expand private infrastructure finance in developing countries, particularly from institutional investors. 

Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (CFLI)

Formed in 2018 by Michael Bloomberg at the request of the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (CFLI) convenes leading global financial investors to drive climate action and accelerate country-driven, cross-sectoral solutions for scaling net-zero financing. CFLI’s Country Pilots are supported by the collective efforts of the CFLI Secretariat, comprised of Bloomberg LP, the GIF, the UK Government, and the City of London Corporation. Each country pilot will focus on accelerating private capital mobilization for targeted Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) financing priorities.

Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA)

The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA) is a multi-level and multi-stakeholder coalition aimed at closing the investment gap for urban subnational climate projects and infrastructure. CCFLA provides a platform to convene and exchange knowledge among all relevant actors dedicated to urban development, climate action, and/or financing. GIF serves as the co-chair for the Enabling Frameworks Action Group, which seeks to strengthen legal, regulatory, and policy frameworks that boost climate finance for cities.

Aligned Set of Sustainability Indicators (ASSI)

With support from the GIF, the World Bank’s Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) is spearheading an initiative that establishes an Aligned Set of Sustainability Indicators (ASSI) for the first time among recognized international standard-setters and infrastructure asset raters. 

The ASSI is a partnership with:

ASSI partnership

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