Expert Group Meeting on Infrastructure Financing for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

7 Mar 2019 to 8 Mar 2019
Bangkok, Thailand
By invitation only

While the development of quality, sustainable and resilient infrastructure is an important goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the investment in infrastructure in most countries in Asia and the Pacific is clearly insufficient. This expert group meeting will address how developing countries in Asia and the Pacific can increase the infrastructure investment by highlighting the challenges faced by the developing countries in Asia and the Pacific along topical areas. It will also draw attention to the growing complexity of transnational aspects of the infrastructure investment in the region and propose innovative financing strategies to enhance both internal and external financial resource mobilization.

The expert group meeting will also pay special attention to improve public sector efficiency and catalyze private sector involvement to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The meeting will discuss and peer-review the initial draft chapters of a forthcoming ESCAP book entitled ‘Infrastructure Financing in Asia and the Pacific for Sustainable Development’. The major objective is to provide feedback and direction to the authors to facilitate their preparation of the second and final draft chapters.