Infrastructure development plays a crucial role in economic growth, productive investment, job creation and poverty reduction. However, traditional sources of infrastructure finance, such as government budgets, banks and international donors, are no longer adequate in meeting the rising demand for infrastructure driven by rapid urbanisation and population growth. There is now recognition of the increasing need for participation of the private sector, especially as long-term financier, in infrastructure projects.

The resources and case studies below are a collection of knowledge and evidence from ICED’s work exploring approaches to infrastructure financing in developing contexts: