OverviewMeeting the infrastructure financing challenge has emerged as one of the most urgent issues facing the world. To bridge the funding gaps, all levels of governments have turned to creative ways offinancing public infrastructure investments. In this session, we describe the range of infrastructure financing mechanisms currently in use. Then we describe recent innovations in infrastructure financing in the U.S. and Canada, and illustrate these new options. We encourage the audience to share their innovations. We also engage the audience in discussing some of the challenges in implementing these new alternatives.
What You'll Learn
2. Innovations in infrastructure funding such as new taxes and value capture.
3. New financing mechanisms including credit assistance and new bond and dept financing tools.
4. New financial arrangements, such as public-private partnerships, philanthropic options, and investment funds.
5. Limitations and challenges in implementing innovative infrastructure finance.