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Infrastructure Financing in Asia

Video | 24 October 2019

Infrastructure financing is one of the biggest challenges being faced by many Asian and Pacific countries today, says ADB Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development Bambang Susantono. Developing Asia and the Pacific needs $1.5 trillion every year in infrastructure financing through 2030.

Governments need to find ways to finance new and improved infrastructure projects that are sustainable, and yet will not put too much strain on their fiscal positions.

A new book on infrastructure financing in Asia and the Pacific provides innovative solutions on how to meet the region’s infrastructure financing gap by taking a fresh look at bond markets, public private partnerships, and alternative arrangements for private infrastructure financing.

The book explores ASEAN+3’s efforts in developing local currency bond markets to provide long-term local financing, while providing financial resilience. It also examines the use of green bonds to finance sustainable growth. 

Transcript

ADB Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development Bambang Susantono says, "Developing Asia and the Pacific needs $1.5 trillion every year in infrastructure financing through 2030.

Infrastructure financing is one of the biggest challenges being faced by many Asian and Pacific countries today.

Governments need to find ways to finance new and improved infrastructure projects that are sustainable, and yet will not put too much strain on their fiscal positions.

This book provides innovative solutions on how to meet the infrastructure financing gap by taking a fresh look at bond markets, public private partnerships, and alternative arrangements for private infrastructure financing.

The book explores ASEAN+3’s efforts in developing local currency bond markets to provide long-term local financing, while providing financial resilience.

It also examines the use of green bonds to finance sustainable growth. 

We hope that this will facilitate future collaborations to enhance infrastructure investment sustainability in the Asia and Pacific region."