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.
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.
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.
"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
Development Finance Institutions, State Development Banks, and Export Credit Agencies
Associations and Organizations
- Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation
- Global Infrastructure Hub
- Institute of International Finance (IIF)
- HKMA Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office (IFFO)
- Infrastructure Asia
- International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC)
- Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association (LTIIA)
- Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation (SIF-IISS)
- World Pension Council
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.
GIF is supported by generous contributions from the governments of Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Singapore, and the World Bank.
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.
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.
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.
GLOBAL INITIATIVES WE SUPPORT
The GIF supports multiple global coalitions and initiatives that help advance the critical role infrastructure plays in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).