Policy Dialogue on Infrastructure Financing Strategies for Sustainable Development in South-East Asia

29 Aug 2017 to 30 Aug 2017
Manila, Philippines

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 is holding a Policy Dialogue on Infrastructure Financing Strategies for Sustainable Development in South East Asia, Manila from 29 to 30 August. Overall, the policy dialogue will facilitate the sharing of experience as well as the identification of good practices and innovative mechanisms for designing infrastructure financing strategies. For instance, the event will consider 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, central banks, PPP Units and other infrastructure-related ministries with experts from financing institutions.