Public and private investment in infrastructure is needed to meet the increasing demand for
infrastructure globally and to reduce the infrastructure gap between advanced and emerging
economies. Many countries need better access to basic services and global connectivity needs to be
improved. Financing such large-scale projects and promoting climate-resilient and sustainable
infrastructure investment remain key challenges.
This task force aims to promote a discussion of the key barriers to and opportunities for improving
public and private infrastructure investment. It will identify which public policy changes are
necessary to boost infrastructure investment. The task force will also examine the essential role of
the private sector in providing long-term finance and consider innovative frameworks that help
bridge the infrastructure investment gap within and among countries. It will also identify and
evaluate infrastructure needs and opportunities for investment based on their efficiency,
sustainability, and economic development.