A new World Bank report with contributions from the Global Infrastructure Facility identifies ways to overcome key barriers to private sector investment in adaptation and resilience, laying out... More »
Enabling Private Sector Investment In Adaptation: Current Baseline, Barriers To Investment And Proposed Blueprint For Action
Category : Climate Adaptation and Resilience
Investing in a Resilient Future for the Caribbean
About 400 public and private representatives interested in sustainable infrastructure and PPP policies and investment in the Caribbean region attended a half-day GIF webinar co-organized... More »
IGCC – AIGCC – GIF Webinar - Mobilising Private Investment in Resilient Infrastructure
As we look toward a post-COVID-19 era, investing in sustainable infrastructure is crucial for reigniting global growth, attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and reducing climate... More »
Supporting Competition to Deliver Baseload Energy in Uzbekistan
Sector: Energy Partners: IFC GIF Activity: PPSA - Uzbekistan Syrdarya CCGT Funding: $2,000,000 ... More »
The developing world is crying out for greater private investment in sustainable infrastructure
Category : Op-Ed
Closing the Infrastructure Gap
The coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented global health and economic challenge. The situation is particularly acute for emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs), where... More »
The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis in Emerging Market Infrastructure Finance & PPPs PART III: MAPPING A WAY FORWARD: WILL ASIA LEAD THE RECOVERY?
The Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) completed its three-part webinar series on The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis in Emerging Market Infrastructure... More »
Helping Brazil’s Municipalities with Energy Efficient Street Lighting
Sector: Energy Partners: World Bank, IFC GIF Activity: PPSA - Municipal Public Street Lighting Program Funding:... More »
Sharing PPP Best Practice for Wastewater
Sector: Water Partners: World Bank, IFC, MoE GIF Activity: PPSA - Gaborone Wastewater Funding: $750,000 Reuse... More »
Promoting Competition in Ethiopia's Telecommunications
Sector: Telecommunicaitons Partners: MoF, World Bank, IFC GIF Activity: PPSA - Telecom License Award ... More »
What's new @ the GIF - Jan 2021
This edition of the newsletter kicks off 2021 with news on projects, reports, and events, and recaps some of our 2020 Q4 accomplishments. ... More »
What's new @ the GIF - Sept 2020 (COVID-19 Special Edition)
This special edition newsletter focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on infrastructure PPPs and the GIF's work in response. ... More »
What's new @ the GIF - May 2020
The GIF hosted a webinar focused on the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis in Emerging Market Infrastructure & PPPs.... More »
What's new @ the GIF - December 2019
This year marks a milestone for the GIF as we approach the final stretches of our pilot phase and head into the post pilot period in July 2020.... More »
What's new @ the GIF - June 2019
The Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) held its Advisory Council meeting in Washington DC on April 10...... More »
What's new @ the GIF - December 2018
The Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) held its Advisory Council meeting with more than 110 participants in...... More »
What's new @ the GIF - September 2018
What's New @ the GIF - April 2018
A message from our donor, signing ceremony with... Read More>>
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OVERVIEW SUMMARY Investments in low-carbon, resilient, and inclusive infrastructure are key to economic growth in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement Commitments. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was estimated that the Caribbean needed to invest approximately US$150 billion each year, to close the infrastructure gap. These estimates are expected to rise due to the pandemic, hence the need to catalyse private investment is heightened. With this in mind, on 28th January 2021 the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC), with strong support from the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPPs), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB Invest and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), jointly delivered a webinar, entitled “Investing in a Resilient Future for the Caribbean”. This four-hour webinar was an open conversation among around 400 participants at any given time and 23 presenters, featuring lively panel discussions and probing questions from the floor. In addition to discussions on key aspects of PPP projects and programs, the webinar also presented the Caribbean PPP Pipeline, a listing of current investment opportunities in resilient, sustainable infrastructure in the region. See Appendix 1 for webinar metrics and participant comments, and Appendix 2 for the PPP Pipeline.
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Our future resilience depends on smart infrastructure investment today
The coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented global health and economic challenge. The situation is particularly acute for emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs), where investment is diverted from long-term priorities such as infrastructure. Yet developing sustainable, quality infrastructure can both strengthen the pandemic response today and support economic recovery tomorrow. A focus on “building back better” can address long-standing challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed critical weaknesses in today's infrastructure... Read More »
Climate finance: Creating the conditions we need to invest in emerging markets
As we enter 2021, the world faces an enormous challenge: rebuilding our economies devastated by COVID-19. While vaccines hold the promise of economic recovery, we have a long road ahead and much work to accomplish. But in this arduous recovery, private investors, lenders, and developers also see great opportunity to accelerate investments that support the transition to low-carbon economies. While the circumstances that led to this opportunity are catastrophic, the timing is fortuitous. ... Read More »
Using government guarantees carefully as the private sector redefines bankability
As PPP projects suffer from supply chain disruptions and lower demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the private sector will start to redefine bankability and seek to transfer more risks to the government. To that end, there is likely increased demand for government guarantees.y. Read more..
A simple way to close the multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure financing gap
The COVID-19 global health pandemic has swept the world at an unprecedented speed and scale. Once the acute phase of COVID-19 is over governments will need infrastructure more than ever, but they don’t have the resources to fully finance their needs. Here's a proposal to increase private sector participation by investing in project preparation and development. Read more
We need to act now for sustainable infrastructure investments
The public and the private sectors have a shared interest in sustainable economic growth and resilient infrastructure. Yet, today's reality is that global economic growth is weak, while downside risks remain concerning. Coupled with this is the toll climate change continues to take on our planet and the unpredictable future it brings. Read more...
How Mexico City is fighting climate change and creating bankable opportunities
Cities are the engines of economic growth—creating jobs and connecting people to global markets. They are often bedrocks of political power, centers of excellence and innovation, and the epicenters of a country’s rich cultural and historical identity. Cities are also where the interconnectedness of infrastructure challenges and opportunities are most on display. Read more...
Municipal infrastructure needs more investment: harnessing private capital (responsibly!) will help
With more than half of the world’s population now living in cities, and cities now responsible for 75 percent of global CO2 emissions, finding practical ways for subnational governments to accelerate delivery of infrastructure, in a sustainable fashion, has taken on new urgency. Read more
How Singapore and the GIF are bridging the infrastructure gap in Asia and beyond
With support from the World Bank Group, Singapore invested heavily in infrastructure during the early stages of our growth. This included 14 World Bank loans between 1963 and 1975, which financed the development of the deep sea terminal at the Port of Singapore... Read More>>
An optimist’s view on climate-smart infrastructure
In developed countries, we tend to take infrastructure services for granted. It’s easy to forget, when living in London, Washington, or Singapore, how much lies behind the simple act of switching on the lights. But as a young person growing up in India in the 1960s, I knew what it was like to live with rampant electricity shortages and terrible roads. Read More >>