The 2018 Global Infrastructure Forum explored the unlocking inclusive, resilient, and sustainable technology-driven infrastructure
The 2018 Global Infrastructure Forum (GIF 2018) was hosted by the Asian Development Bank in Indonesia on 13 October 2018 under the theme: Unlocking Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Technology-driven Infrastructure. The Forum aims to enhance coordination among multilateral development banks and their development partners to better develop sustainable, accessible, resilient, and quality infrastructure for developing countries. The GIF 2018 discoursed how infrastructure could be developed to reach the technology last-mile, how governance can improve sustainable infrastructure, how multilateral development banks (MDBs) can catalyze private finance, and how innovative finance modalities can support development. In GIF 2018, the MDBs published the Global Toolbox to advance private sector investment in infrastructure and other sectors which provides a set of instruments for governments, investors as well as an array of private sector entities. In its outcome document, GIF 2018 recognizes the significance of technology for inclusive, resilient and sustainable future infrastructure (greenfield projects) and operating infrastructure (brownfield projects).