février 28, 2024

De-risking and leveraging infrastructure investment: helping the private sector fill the funding gap.

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This FIDIC webinar will be looking at the issue of investment for large-scale infrastructure and how such investments can be de-risked by international financial institutions (IFIs) like the multilateral development banks in order to draw in private sector finance thereby helping to fill the funding gap. 

Potential solutions from the IFI community could include:

  • Risk mitigation: IFIs can offer guarantees or political risk insurance to lower the risk profile of infrastructure projects, making them more attractive to private investors. 
  • Blended finance: The strategic use of development finance and philanthropic funds to mobilise private capital flows to emerging and frontier markets, achieving more impact than either could on their own.
  • Credit enhancement: IFIs can provide credit enhancements to infrastructure bonds, improving their credit ratings and making them more attractive to institutional investors.
  • Technical assistance: IFIs can support project preparation and implementation, improving the quality of projects and the likelihood of success.

Approaches to reducing the infrastructure investment gap to be discussed at the webinar include the use of Public-Private Partnerships, developing a regional approach to infrastructure, new and better models for funding infrastructure to attract a wider range of investors.

Registration: Session Details: FIDIC Webinar Series 2024