Infrastructure Financing for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific
This book takes stock of the infrastructure financing landscape in Asia and the Pacific, and proposes new strategic approaches and emphases to infrastructure financing, based on three complementary pillars. First, the SDGs should serve as the over-arching principles that set good practices in all stages of infrastructure development, from initial planning and conceptualization, through to implementation and operation. Secondly, governments need to provide a conducive enabling environment for infrastructure financing and development, including developing new financial instruments and markets, and ensuring effective planning and implementation of infrastructure investments. Thirdly, the private sector needs to be more meaningfully engaged in infrastructure development, as a valuable partner in achieving economic, social and environmental sustainability.