Infrastructure and Investment policy

According to G20 plans, infrastructure investments are to be doubled worldwide. But what kind of infrastructure will be built and who will benefit? How are such large-scale infrastructure projects compatible with the goals of sustainable development and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to zero? How should infrastructure be financed, and what role should public-private partnerships play in financing these projects?

Our dossier provides up-to-date information and analyses on global infrastructure and investment policies.

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Infrastructure investment

Contracts for Sustainable Infrastructure

Infrastructure is essential to the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and to the success of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Our partner IISD presents why governments must invest in sustainable infrastructure and how they can integrate sustainability into infrastructure contracts.

Debt Relief for Green and Inclusive Recovery

The initiative Debt Relief for Green and Inclusive Recovery was conceived in the summer of 2020 to advance innovative solutions to address the sovereign debt crisis that many countries in the Global South are facing at a time when social progress is under threat and urgent climate action is needed. We are working with thought leaders, civil society and policymakers around the world to develop systemic approaches that help to resolve the debt crisis and advance a just transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy.

For more information on the Initiative, please visit our website 

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EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

China and the EU are currently negotiating a new, far-reaching investment treaty called the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI). This scoping paper focuses on the potential risks for the EU from enshrining rights for Chinese investors in Europe in an international investment treaty.

Infrastructure projects in Africa - „development for whom?“

The G20 Compact with Africa: innovative partnerships or business as usual?

Africa and the G20 – Considerations for Building a Meaningful Partnership

Will the G20’s infrastructure finance model support people, especially the poorest and vulnerable ones that lack access to infrastructure, and bring greater equality? Or is it a means to create another plaything for financial markets to concentrate wealth at the top?
Aldo Caliari

Perspectives #02/2017: Putting People Back Into Infrastructure

This edition of Perspectives contributes to the ongoing debate on infrastructure development in Africa by sharing snapshots of experience from around the continent, exploring questions about democratic participation, the role of human and environmental rights, and economic transformation.