Strengthening Infrastructure Governance — From Aspiration to Action

Friday, January 25, 12.45 to 2.00 pm

Mr. Gerd Schwartz, Deputy Director Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund

Mr. Schwartz will outline that good infrastructure governance, i.e., strong institutions for "producing" and managing infrastructure assets, is critical for addressing the massive economic and social infrastructure needs that exist in most countries. While this is broadly recognized and also reflected in a number of international initiatives (e.g., including G7 and G20 principles, and OECD guidelines), up to recently, there has been no framework for assessing and evaluating infrastructure governance. The presentation of Mr. Schwartz introduces a tool for assessing and quantifying infrastructure governance on a country-by-country basis, and presents initial results and outcomes from applying the tool in about 50 countries.

The event will take place at the Joint Vienna Institute, room 600 C, 6th floor, Mariahilfer Straße 97, 1060 Vienna. We hope that you will be able to join us, and look forward to your participation. To participate, please register by January 22, 2019 to

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