Sixth Meeting of the Infrastructure Financing and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Network of Asia and the Pacific
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Sixth Meeting of the Infrastructure Financing and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Network of Asia and the PacificSDG INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT FAIRVirtual Meeting9 December 2021Sustainable investment is growing at an impressive pace around the world. Private companies are recognizing that investing in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) could unlock trillions of dollars in new market opportunities. However, significant obstacles remain. Even before COVID-19, the financing gap was $2.5 trillion per year.1 There is an urgent need, now more than ever, to mobilize commercial finance and private investment on a vast scale to achieve the SDGs, especially in Asia and the Pacific. At the same time, mobilizing private investment, a fundamental tenet of any country’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) strategy, is challenging for many developing countries. Essential investment projects in developing countries need additional support to develop green and bankable infrastructure project proposals.To address this challenge, ESCAP is co-organizing the sixth meeting of the Infrastructure Financing and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Network of Asia and the Pacific2 with the Public and Private Infrastructure Investment Management Center (PIMAC) under the Korea Development Institute (KDI) with the support of the China Public-Private Partnerships Center (CPPPC) under the Ministry of Finance. This meeting will serve as an SDG Infrastructure Investment Fair by providing an opportunity for participating member States to present their infrastructure project proposals to potential investors for financing support.In this regard, ESCAP is committed to accelerating the application of PPP to assist member States in promoting sustainability while connecting the public and private sectors to help our region accelerate SDG investments towards achieving the 2030 Agenda to build back better. As such, this investment fair aims to showcase Governments’ investment projects that are bankable and align with their respective national SDG strategy. In addition, it will serve as a venue to discuss Korea’s recent PPP experience in depth. Green finance experts will be invited to help member States improve the bankability and sustainability of their project proposals. Participants in this meeting are expected to include heads of PPP units, institutional investors, banks, infrastructure investors, international financial institutions, development banks and academia. Interactive discussions between countries and participants will follow presentations.