Given the magnitude of infrastructure financing gaps in the developing countries, the role of development finance institutions remains crucial. In addition to the existing sources of financing by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), African Development Bank (AfDB), the contribution of new generation development banks such as the New Development Bank (NDB) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for infrastructure development in emerging markets and developing countries would be critical. Further, innovative financing instruments and mechanisms are being considered for efficient pooling of financial resources for infrastructure projects. It would also necessitate comprehensive legal, institutional and regulatory reforms across countries and sectors.

The Government of India is hosting the third Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in June 2018. In the run up to the Annual Meeting a number of lead-up events and host country seminars would be held in different cities in India during February to June 2018. These events aim to stimulate debates on several important themes of infrastructure including mass rapid transportation systems, port and coastal infrastructure, urban development, futuristic, resilient, inclusive and digital infrastructure, regional development, clean and renewable energy, water and sanitation, and public private partnership and innovation in resource mobilization. For More Information Click Here



S.No Theme City Knowledge Partner Partner Institution Date
1. Curtain Raiser Ceremony Delhi RIS February 27, 2018
2. Mass Rapid Transport Systems Kolkata RIS ASSOCHAM March 13, 2018
3. Port and Coastal Infrastructure Visakhapatnam RIS CII April 3-4, 2018
4. Urban Development Ahmedabad RIS ASSOCHAM April 19-20, 2018
5.      Futuristic, Resilient, Inclusive and Digital Infrastructure  Bangalore RIS CII May 3-4, 2018
6.   Physical and Social Infrastructure for Regional Development Guwahati RIS FICCI May 14-15, 2018
7. Clean and Renewable Energy Bhopal RIS FICCI May 21, 2018
8. Water and Sanitation Pune RIS FICCI May 31– June 1, 2018
9. Private Sector Participation and Innovation in Resource Mobilization Mumbai RIS FICCI June 11-12, 2018

Host Country Seminars at AIIB Annual Meeting.



June 24-26, 2018

Infrastructure Financing: Exploring Innovative Ways and Partnership Mumbai RIS June 24, 2018
Forging Collaboration and Partnerships: Evolving Strategies and Collective Actions Mumbai RIS June 25, 2018
Financing Infrastructure: Mobilizing Resources and Exploring New Instruments Mumbai RIS June 25, 2018
Panel Discussion with Chief Ministers on Vision of Infrastructure Development in India Mumbai RIS June 25, 2018
Building Resilient and Quality Infrastructure Mumbai RIS June 26, 2018
Embedding Innovations in Institutions, Technology and Modalities Mumbai RIS June 26, 2018

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