According to the World Bank’s Global Infrastructure Facility, the unmet demand for infrastructure around the world is estimated to be above $1 trillion per year. Meeting the financing need for bankable and sustainable projects must be a priority, for both governments and the private sector, in the coming decades. In addition to financing needs, donors and the private sector must work together to build capacity and provide technical assistance that will ensure continued success long after the individual projects have been completed.During the session, the experts will discuss ways in which infrastructure can become a driver of development and stability, and how targeted investments in smart projects and capacity building can produce measurable results to pave the way for sustainable economic growth in low and middle-income countries.Participants:
- Andrew Patterson, Regional President, Africa, Bechtel
- John Graham, Principal Investment Officer, Infrastructure and Energy Division, Inter-American Investment Corporation
- John Moran, Vice President, Insurance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
- Mini Roy, Managing Director, Head of Public Sector and Development Organisations, Americas, Standard Chartered Bank
Moderated by:Daniel F. RundeGlobal Analysis Director, Project on Prosperity and DevelopmentCSIS
About the CSIS Series
This event is part of the CSIS Global Sustainability Speaker Series, which investigates the role of the private sector in engaging with the U.S. government, host governments, and NGOs to help address some of the world’s most complex global sustainable development issues.