Policy Dialogue on Infrastructure Financing Strategies for Sustainable Development in North and Central Asia

7 Jun 2017 to 8 Jun 2017
Tbilisi, Georgia

Recognizing the importance of infrastructure development for achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, ESCAP is supporting the countries in the region in addressing infrastructure financing challenges. As part of this continuous effort, ESCAP held a Policy Dialogue on Infrastructure Financing Strategies for Sustainable Development in North and Central Asia in Tbilisi, Georgia from 7 to 8 June. Overall, the policy dialogue facilitated the sharing of experience as well as the identification of good practices and innovative mechanisms for designing infrastructure financing strategies. For instance, the event considered how to mobilize more domestic resources, improve public expenditure efficiency, partner with the private sector and tap financial markets for infrastructure development. Participants to the policy dialogue were government officials from the ministries of finance and planning, PPP Units and other infrastructure-related ministries with experts from financing institutions.