Global Infrastructure Forum: Building a Resilient Future Post COVID-19

MDBs’ role in delivering sustainable infra in the COVID-19 era

The Global Infrastructure (GI) Forum was established as part of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda adopted at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in 2015. Held now for the fourth time since 2016, the GI Forum is the product of a collaboration of the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) to help bridge the infrastructure gap in developing countries, a key for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The GI Forum was held this year on 6-8 October, hosted by EBRD and organised by IPFA. and brought together members of the infrastructure community to take part in discussions on enhancing the development and delivery of infrastructure worldwide.

You can watch the webinar recordings for all nine sessions via the links below.

Webinar recordings

Day 1 (6 Oct)

Session 1 Building a Better Future

Session 2 The Role of Institutional Investors during a Pandemic 

Session 3 Sustainable Infrastructure Indicators: Mobilising Investment for a Sustainable Recovery

Day 2 (7 Oct)

Session 1 Green Cities – Smart Solutions

Session 2 Reducing the Global Infrastructure Investment Gap

Session 3 Infrastructure Project Preparation

Day 3 (8 Oct)

Session 1 Smart & Green Grids

Session 2 Electrifying Transit in the Wake of COVID-19

Session 3 InfraTech: Building Back Better



Forum objectives

  • Enhance coordination among multilateral development banks and their development partners to better develop sustainable, accessible, resilient, and quality infrastructure for emerging countries.
  • Focus on how governments and their working partners can attract more resources for infrastructure.
  • In the context of COVID-19, there will be a focus on ‘building back better’ through resiliency and mitigation of future pandemic impacts.

Forum Partners

The forum is a joint collaboration between the following multilateral development banks:

  • African Development Bank
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • European Investment Bank
  • Global Infrastructure Facility
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • International Finance Corporation
  • Islamic Development Bank
  • New Development Bank
  • World Bank

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