This webinar, organised by the FIDIC International Financial Institutions Committee (IFIC), 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.
The webinar will provide a platform for IFIs to air their views and highlight the steps that they can take to de-risk these major investments to make major infrastructure projects more attractive and bankable for those organisations looking to invest in them. What can they do practically to de-risk and leverage in investment? How can the key issues of lack of funding, climate change and technology challenges be addressed and overcome to encourage investment in the major infrastructure the world badly needs?
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.
Speakers at the webinar include representatives from the World Bank, the Multilateral Cooperation Center for Development Finance (MCDF) and members of FIDIC's IFIC Committee.
Reserve your place below for FIDIC’s De-risking and leveraging infrastructure investment webinar.
Suraj Rana, United Kingdom - DT Global | FIDIC International Financial Institutions Committee (IFIC)
Frederic Wiltmann, China - Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Şebnem Erol Madan, United States - The World Bank
Wale Shonibare, Ivory Coast - African Development Bank
Vera Monika Masurat, Germany - GOPA Infra
Gregory Liu, China - Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank