Infrastructure Financing and Bond Markets
5-6 December 2013, Washington DC, USA
Discussions at the 14th IMF-OECD-World Bank Global Bond Market Forum will focus on how capital markets can help enhance infrastructure financing. Infrastructure needs are large in advanced and emerging countries and even more so in low income countries. There is therefore a need to attract a stable investor base to fund infrastructure projects. This raises a number of questions: what is the composition of the investor base to fund infrastructure projects (domestic versus external, financial versus non-financial, equity versus debt)? What is the role for banks (syndication) and investment banks and other financial intermediaries in infrastructure financing? What role can and should local currency bond markets (LCMBs) play in financing infrastructure? How should sovereign, subnational and non-government bonds contribute and interat with one another to have the greatest impact? What instruments could help improve the use of bond financing and what actions are needed to make them more attractive for market participants? Finally, the issue of contingent liabilities inevitably arises in the context of infrastructure rojects and financing. These issues and discussion on how to meet the challenges facing policy makers will generate a lively debate.
This event will be attended by senior level officials from debt management offices, ministries of finance, central banks, and capital market regulators from OECD countries and emerging markets, and private sector representatives.
Please note that participation in this event is by invitation only.
The agenda and other documents relating to this meeting will be posted on this site as soon as they become available.