2020 Infrastructure and Public Procurement Weeks

Description

Infrastructure governance will play an important role to increase funding effectiveness for infrastructure investment in a post-crisis scenario. In order to meet investment needs, governments can turn to improving resource efficiency and collaboration with the private sector. To maximise the benefits, these efforts need to be accompanied by the development of appropriate financial instruments to encourage both debt and equity financing. Infrastructure governance frameworks that allow for innovative approaches to fund and finance infrastructure programmes linked to economic stimulus packages could be a powerful tool to mobilise investors, diversify sources of financing and optimise risk allocation. This session will discuss how governments could facilitate channels for private investment, promote innovative structures to increase access to infrastructure project financing, and to mobilise further resources from institutional investors in a post-crisis scenario.