ASEAN Workshop on Innovative Financing Approaches for Sustainable Infrastructure

11 February 2019

Infrastructure in support of sustainable development has a critical role to play in Southeast Asia's economic growth, poverty reduction, and environmental sustainability. 

The ASEAN Workshop on Innovative Financing for Infrastructure was held in the margins of the ASEAN Finance and Central Bank Deputies' Working Group Meeting (AFCDM-WG) to exchange knowledge and experiences on innovative finance approaches for sustainable infrastructure projects in ASEAN. This workshop highlighted approaches that ASEAN members can use on sustainable infrastructure financing needs, which is estimated to reach $184 billion per year in the region. Participants also discussed viewpoints on infrastructure financing in the region.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
11 Feb 2019 Opening Session Welcome Remarks Ramesh Subramaniam and Ketsuda Supradit
11 Feb 2019 Session 1: Setting the State by Organizers (ADB) Catalyzing Sustainable Finance: The ADB-SERD Innovative Finance Hub
In this session, ADB's Alfredo Perdiguero and Anouj Mehta briefly outlined the critical need for innovative financing in ASEAN, especially in...
Alfredo Perdiguero, Anouj Mehta
11 Feb 2019 Session 2.1: Green Finance Green Finance in Australia
In this session, Clean Energy Finance Corporation's Andrew Jauncey presented what Green Finance means, some data, and the challenges in mainstreaming...
Andrew Jauncey
11 Feb 2019 Session 2.2: Blended / Leveraged Finance Financing Infrastructure
In this presentation, Mark Rathbone of PricewaterhouseCoopers provided an overview of blended finance approaches and examples. He also ...
Mark Rathbone
11 Feb 2019 Session 2.3: Blue Bonds Blue Bonds Raghu Rama Swamy
11 Feb 2019 Session 3: Innovative Finance Initiatives in ASEAN ADB Southeast Asia Department Supporting Innovative Finance for ASEAN Infrastructure
This session showcased the Asian Development Bank’s green and innovative financing, and knowledge and capacity support relevant to each member...
Hung Ba Nguyen
11 Feb 2019 Session 3: Innovative Finance Initiatives in ASEAN Thailand Future Fund
The Thailand Future Fund is the sole government-sponsored infrastructure fund for investing in infrastructure projects to enhance Thailand’s...
Polchak Nimwattana
11 Feb 2019 Session 3: Innovative Finance Initiatives in ASEAN Innovative Financing Scheme for Infrastructure Development in Indonesia
Learn more about the innovative financing products being offered by PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero) in Indonesia. 
Darwin Djajawinata
11 Feb 2019 Session 3: Innovative Finance Initiatives in ASEAN Philippine Initiatives for Sustainable Infrastructure
Learn more about the initiative of the Philippines in innovative financing. 
Ephyro Luis Amatong
11 Feb 2019 Session 3: Innovative Finance Initiatives in ASEAN Infrastructure Fund and Infrastructure Trust Thailand Experience
Know more about the Infrastructure Fund (IFF) and Infrastructure Trust (IFT) of Thailand and its role in the country's infrastructure development...
Madasiree Sunthornyotin
11 Feb 2019 Session 4: The Way Forward What Do We Need to Promote Innovative Finance in ASEAN?
Infrastructure gap remains in the ASEAN region, which calls for the need for co-financing from public sector, multilateral organizations...
Mark Rathbone
11 Feb 2019 Closing Session Closing Remarks Hideaki Iwasaki


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