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Getting Infrastructure Right: A Call to Action

May 23rd from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM (Seoul time) May 22nd from 8:30 PM to 9:45 PM (Washington time)

Seoul , South Korea

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The infrastructure service gap is huge: 940 million people live without electricity, 663 million lack improved sources of drinking water, 2.4 billion lack improved sanitation facilities, 1 billion live more than 2 kilometers from an all-season road.

Yet, the main impediment to investment is not lack of financing, but of good governance. Analysis shows that substantial benefits can be realized by better governance of public investment throughout its life-cycle—and that the quality of public investment management is linked to growth outcomes. 

The Regional Roundtables on Infrastructure Governance  have successfully brought together governments, the private sector, and practitioners to create better approaches to tackle this issue head-on. The program moves to Asia on May 23-24 with an event in Seoul organized by the World Bank, KIND, and Korea Eximbank, in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank, Global Infrastructure Hub,  KDI School, Open Contracting Partnership, and OECD.

Follow the conversation at #infragovernance.

Intervenant(s)

Special Representative of the World Bank Group (WBG) Korea office

Vice President, Private Sector and PPPs, ADB, Philippines

Director, Leading Practices, GIH, Australia

Executive Vice President, KIND, Korea

Head, Budgeting and Public Expenditures, OECD, France

Managing Director, Macquarie, Hong Kong

Senior Economic Advisor, South Asia, World Bank