Stocktake of Approaches that Leverage Private Sector Investment in Sustainable Infrastructure

Scaling-up investments in sustainable and quality infrastructure is critical for generating long-term social, economic, and environmental benefits to societies globally. To withstand these challenges, build resilience against future shocks, and boost long-term sustainable and inclusive growth, accelerated private sector investment in infrastructure has never been more imperative. This not only requires efficiently leveraging limited public resources, but also, crucially, crowding-in private sector capital to fill the critical investment gap. It is within this context that the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF), under the Indonesian Presidency of the G20 and its priorities for the G20’s Infrastructure Working Group (IWG), was asked by the G20 to undertake a stocktake on leveraging the private sector’s role to accelerate investment in quality, sustainable infrastructure. The stocktake considers the current landscape of initiatives and innovations across the infrastructure project life cycle to understand global trends, the perspectives of key stakeholders, and opportunities to scale-up private investment into sustainable infrastructure that builds on leading practices.