The developing world is crying out for greater private investment in sustainable infrastructure


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Can smart infrastructure help developing countries tackle the current public health crisis, climate-related risks, as well as unforeseen shocks? World Bank Vice President for Infrastructure Makhtar Diop and Swiss Re Group Chief Economist Jerome Haegeli say private investment in sustainable, quality infrastructure can boost growth and promote resilience.

You can read their joint op-ed here, published in the South China Morning Post.

The full report by the Swiss Re Institute and the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) outlining key action areas to move this needle, with a focus on institutional investors, can be read here:

Closing the Infrastructure Gap: Mobilising Institutional Investment into Sustainable, Quality Infrastructure in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies


Jérôme Jean Haegeli

Group Chief Economist, Swiss Re and Co-Chair of the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) Advisory Council