2017 Global Infrastructure Forum

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Delivering Inclusive and Sustainable Infrastructure April 22, 2017

The Second Global Infrastructure Forum will focus on financing economically, financially and socially sustainable infrastructure, while considering its link to climate change.

Participants will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights by exploring best practices from across the world, understanding the need to foster early planning and how to access a range of financing sources for infrastructure projects.

  • About

    The Global Infrastructure Forum aims to enhance coordination among multilateral development banks and their development partners to better develop sustainable, accessible, resilient, and quality infrastructure for developing countries, and focuses on how governments and their working partners can attract more resources for infrastructure.

    The forum is jointly organized by the multilateral development banks (MDBs): African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank, New Development Bank, and the World Bank Group, in close partnership with the United Nations (UN).

    This 2017 forum is co-hosted by the European Investment Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

  • Date and Location

    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Inter-American Development Bank, 1330 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20577, Enrique Iglesias Auditorium


  • Agenda

    09:00 - 10:00 Registration
    10:00 - 11:15 Opening Plenary - IDB Enrique Iglesias Auditorium
    11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break
    11:30 - 13:00 1st Round of parallel breakout sessions
    13:00 - 14:45 Lunch break

    Plenary: Welcome to the Future, A New Perspective

    Plenary: Challenges of Infrastructure Investment & the Role of MDBs (led by UN DESA)
    15:00 - 16:30 2nd Round of parallel breakout sessions
    16:30 - 16:45 Coffee break
    16:45 - 17:30 Closing plenary: Outcome statement from 2017 Global Infrastructure Forum
    17:30 - 18:30 Reception


    For more informaiton, download the Annotated Agenda.

  • Registration

    Participation in this event is by invitation only. If you have not received an invitation, but are interested in attending, please send us an email stating your name, instiution, position and the reason for your interest to We will contact you as soon as possible.

  • Livestream

    The plenary (10:00 am) and closing session (5:00 pm) will be streamed live on April 22, 2017. Simultaneous translations from English to French, Portuguese and Spanish will be available. The links to the livestreams will be published closer to the time of the event.

  • Contact and Feedback

    For any questions or feedback related to the registration process, please contact

    For any questions or feedback related to the Forum, please contact


The forum is jointly organized by the MDBs in close partnership with the United Nations (UN):