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19 Nov 2018

2017 Global Infrastructure Forum: Outcome Statement

As set out by the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, sustainable, inclusive and high-quality infrastructure is of cross-cutting importance to increasing economic growth, attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and meeting the ambitions of the Paris Agreement (2015 COP21). In pursuit of the achievement of the SDGs, the 2015 Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) called on the MDBs to establish the Global Infrastructure Forum (Forum) in order to “improve alignment and coordination among established and new infrastructure initiatives” while bringing together the full range of stakeholders.

In view of the enhanced importance of infrastructure, many countries are now scaling up their plans based on their ownership of the SDGs and to meet their strategic infrastructure targets and their NDCs.1 MDBs historically have focused their efforts on increasing infrastructure investments with particular emphasis on developing economies. In line with their commitments under the Billions to Trillions Agenda, MDBs are increasingly seeking to devote a substantial part of their annual financing resources in support of sustainable infrastructure investments.

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