National Infrastructure Acceleration (NIA)

Continuous and close public-private collaboration at the country level remains crucial to unlocking the capital necessary to bridge the enduring infrastructure financing gap. Under the chairmanship of Douglas L. Peterson, President and CEO of S&P Global, this initiative focuses on select countries globally and serves as an enabling platform to create the conditions that can attract greater private-sector participation in national infrastructure projects.To achieve this, the initiative convenes national multistakeholder working groups, recognized and endorsed by the national governments concerned, to identify actionable solutions to facilitate infrastructure financing and development. This collaborative approach seeks to achieve tangible progress in a relatively short timeframe (12 months), to contribute to accelerating the project delivery process in each country.Working group members are senior executives drawn from several sectors, including institutional and private investors, banks and financial services firms, infrastructure developers, energy companies and multilateral development banks.The initiative is currently active in Argentina, Brazil, India, and Vietnam and has been successfully completed in Indonesia.