2016 Global Infrastructure Forum

Graphic representing the April 2016 Global Infrastructure Forum meeting

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 BRICS, and the World Bank Group, in close partnership with the United Nations (UN), and will be held at the headquarters of IFC on April 16, 2016 during the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C.  


In 2016, the forum was held at IFC headquarters on April 16, 2016 during the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C. Materials from this event can be found below. 

Chairman's Statement (English) | Arabic | Chinese | French | Spanish


Feature story: Spending more and better: Essential to tackling the infrastructure gap (includes video recording of Opening Plenary).


The 2nd Global Infrastructure Forum will be held on April 22, 2017, at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC. It will focus on financing sustainable infrastructure, including its link to climate change. 


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A global conversation about collaborating for better infrastructure delivery (blog post)

It’s time to change the way we talk about the “Infrastructure Gap” (blog post)

Next steps from the first Global Infrastructure Forum (blog post)

A field guide to infrastructure (blog post)

An innovative partnership for infrastructure in Brazil  (blog post)