The unprecedented decrease in private investment in infrastructure due to COVID-19 has renewed focus on infrastructure policy reforms, sequencing, and the role of public, quasi-public, and private investors in developing-country infrastructure. There is an urgent need to look at the pent-up opportunity of deferred investment for recovery -- especially in this continued low interest-rate environment -- and how various actors in the public and private sectors can collaborate to bring projects to market. Investment will need to target key areas of social benefits and inclusion, including employment generation, economic growth, as well as attention to climate and gender concerns. Ultimately, this investment can stimulate economies while helping countries build back better in a low-carbon, resilient, and sustainable recovery. This session will explore this topic.
Opening Remarks: Makhtar Diop, Vice President of Infrastructure, World Bank
Moderator: Imad Fakhoury, Global Director of Infrastructure, PPPs & Guarantees, World Bank
Presenter: Fatouma Toure Ibrahima, Practice Manager, PPP Group, World Bank
- HE Umayya Toukan, Deputy Prime Minister of Jordan
- Marc-André Blanchard, Executive Vice President and Head, CDPQ Global
- Vivien Foster, Chief Economist for Infrastructure, World Bank
- Emmanuel Nyirinkindi, Director, Transaction Advisory Services, IFC