The Global Infrastructure Forum is the flagship event on collaborative financing for infrastructure development in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. The event was jointly organised with the United Nations, key development partners in infrastructure and the multilateral development banks (MDBs).
At the Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa, 193 nations agreed to establish a forum on infrastructure to build and enhance multilateral collaborative mechanisms to better align coordination among the full suite of infrastructure actors, including the private sector.
The Global Infrastructure Forum presented a range of opinions on how to bridge infrastructure and capacity gaps in challenging environments. Furthermore, it highlighted opportunities for investment and cooperation that are environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable.
President Hoyer contributed to the discussion on behalf of the EIB. In addition, in a complementary panel Vice President Ambroise Fayolle presented the progress of the EIB on the European Fund for Strategic Investments and discuss financing models which help to catalyse the much-needed investment in infrastructure.