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Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Time: 20:00 - 21:30 GMT/ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET or convert time
Location: Preston Auditorium, WBG Headquarters, Washington DC

The need for sustainable and resilient infrastructure is enormous. Some 1.2 billion people in the world don't have access to electricity; At least 663 million people lack access to safe drinking water. About one billion people in low-income countries lack access to an all-weather road – cutting them off from basic health, education, trade, and employment opportunities: more than 4 billion people (60% of the global population, most in developing countries) do not have access to the internet – this is a significant opportunity gap for those without it. Much work is needed to make projects "investor ready" and to develop innovative frameworks to leverage private investment in order to mobilize the trillions of dollars needed to close the infrastructure gap.

This event is hosted by the Global Infrastructure Facility, a partnership among governments, multilateral development banks, private sector investors and financiers designed to provide a new way to collaborate on preparing, structuring and implementing complex projects. The seminar will feature high-level panelists who will provide their unique perspectives on the major challenges to and opportunities for developing a global pipeline of bankable infrastructure projects in emerging markets and developing economies by leveraging private capital.

Join us on October 5th at 4pm EST by registering here, and engage with us on twitter #InvestinInfra.

We also invite you to register for the other sessions in this series on mobilizing private financing:

This session is part of a series of four sessions developed to provide a multi-faceted view of the challenges and opportunities of mobilizing private finance. The series begins on October 5 with From Billions to Trillions: Combining Commercial Capital with Development Needs, which examines the role of the private sector as a powerful source of innovation and resources for jobs and growth in developing countries. It follows with a second session, Making Infrastructure Rewarding, which focuses on infrastructure investment in emerging markets and developing economies and explores the Global Infrastructure Facility’s efforts to mobilize private finance for infrastructure by developing better-structured, more bankable infrastructure projects. The series continues with a third session on October 6, From Risk to Reward: Accelerating Business Engagement Globally in Pursuit of the SDGs that will explore judgements about risk and reward that drive private investment flows. It culminates on October 7 with Catalyzing Private Finance for Development which brings together senior development thought leaders, policy makers, private sector executives, and civil society to consider the transformational actions needed to successfully catalyze private finance, support healthy and transparent markets, and build resilient societies.

Related Links

Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF)
Global Infrastructure Facility
Public-Private Partnerships
PPP Knowledge Lab
Private Participation in Infrastructure Database
Public-Private-Partnership in Infrastructure Resource Center


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Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group
Minister of Finance, Nigeria
Citigroup, Managing Director, Head of Global Structured Debt
Minister of Finance, Canada
Executive Vice-President, Infrastructure, and President and Chief Executive Officer, CDPQ Infra
MSNBC anchor and co-anchor of Weekend TODAY on NBC