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21 May 2019

GI Forum 2018 Opening Session B

The MDBs – Catalyzing Private Finance

The world is facing a substantial infrastructure spending deficit. In 2016, McKinsey estimated $3.3 trillion of investment per annum (or approx. 3.8% of GDP), in economic infrastructure is required to support projected regional growth to 2030. In Asia alone, the ADB estimates the climate adjusted funding requirement to be $1.7 trillion per annum. This session will discuss how the multilateral development banks (MDBs), both individually and jointly, crowd in greater private finance, and the steps by which greater mobilization and catalyzation can be achieved particularly for lower income countries.