GIF is built on our strong partnerships. Together with our donors, other development finance institutions, country governments, and the experience of private sector investors and financiers, we are able to leverage our collective knowledge and resources to find solutions to sustainable infrastructure financing challenges.

New GIF Advisory Council Co-Chair, Mari Pangestu, Managing Director of Development Policy & Partnerships, World Bank

On assuming her role as the new GIF Advisory Council Co-Chair and providing opening remarks on  May 10, 2021, at the GIF Advisory Council Meeting, Ms. Pangestu said:

“As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, infrastructure, and the private sector are key to building back better, requiring sizable investments and global coordination. Facilities like the GIF play a critical role in mobilizing the private sector by building pipelines of sustainable, quality, bankable infrastructure projects and, more broadly, promoting infrastructure as an asset class. I’m pleased to be part of this essential work as part of our efforts to help developing countries get back on track, towards green, resilient and inclusive development.”


Funding Partners

GIF is supported by generous contributions from the governments of Australia, Canada,  China, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Singapore, and the World Bank.


Former Vice President of Infrastructure at the World  Bank, Makhtar Diop.

Makhtar Diop, former Co-Chair of the GIF Advisory Council and Vice President of the Infrastructure Practice Group at the World Bank, shares his views during the GIF's 2019 Advisory Council Meeting in Washington on why mobilizing investments from the private sector is critical for inclusive green growth and how the GIF is helping.

Technical Partners

GIF works with various multilateral development banks that serve as implementing partners for GIF-supported projects. These include the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, International Finance Corporation, Islamic Development Bank, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and World Bank.


Lin O’Grady, Deputy Head, EBRD's Sustainable Infrastructure Group, tells us why it’s important for the EBRD to work with the GIF and what makes the GIF a unique global collaboration platform.

Advisory Partners

Our Advisory Partners serve as the voice of the private sector, engaged in infrastructure finance. We call upon our advisory partners to act as a sounding board during the preparation and structuring of GIF-supported projects to help maximize attractiveness to private capital when investment opportunities are brought to market. Through the regular convenings of the GIF Advisory Council, which brings together our funding, technical, beneficiary, and advisory partners, we are able to exchange knowledge and ideas and collaborate to tackle the bottlenecks to creating “infrastructure as an asset class”, including emerging market infrastructure assets.


Jerome Haegeli, then Co-Chair of the GIF Advisory Council, and Group Chief Economist Swiss Re, Managing Director, Swiss Re Institute explains at the 2019 Advisory Council Meeting how the GIF brings the public and private sectors together and why being an Advisory Partner is a unique value proposition.


Currently, the GIF has 50+ Advisory Partners with $18 trillion in assets under management. Together, they represent private investors and financiers, including pension funds, insurers, asset managers, developers, and investment and commercial banks.



Institutional Investors


Commercial Banks


Development Finance Institutions, Regional, National, State Development Banks


Quality and Sustainability Organizations, and Finance Associations

Beneficiary Partners

Our Beneficiary Partners represent governments of countries that may benefit from GIF support. They provide regional insights and strategic guidance to ensure that the GIF is working towards its stated objectives of helping emerging markets meetings their infrastructure needs.  



Patrick Musoke, Deputy Director of Strategy Management and Business Development of Kampala Capital City Authority, Uganda, shares how the GIF partnership helps build capacity and bring private sector infrastructure investment to African cities.


The GIF supports multiple global coalitions and initiatives that help advance the critical role infrastructure plays in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

Getting to Zero

The Getting to Zero Coalition is a powerful alliance of more than 110 companies within the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors, supported by key governments and international government institutions. The Coalition is committed to getting commercially viable deep sea zero emission vessels powered by zero emission fuels into operation by 2030—maritime shipping’s moon-shot ambition. Learn more...

Aligned Set of Sustainability Indicators (ASSI)

With support from the GIF, the World Bank’s Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) is spearheading an initiative that establishes an Aligned Set of Sustainability Indicators (ASSI) for the first time among recognized international standard-setters and infrastructure asset raters. 

The ASSI is a partnership with:

ASSI partnership

CCRI—Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment

The Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI) brings together 48 organizations across the investment value chain—including several GIF Advisory Partners. The CCRI focuses on physical climate risk to produce, validate, and pilot analytical and investment solutions for the efficient pricing of physical climate risks in investment decision-making, ultimately informing key incentive structures in the financial industry to drive systemic change in financial transactions. 


The GIF is partnering with HSBC (a GIF Advisory Partner), IFC, OECD, and the Climate Policy Initiative on the Finance to Accelerate the Sustainable Transition-Infrastructure (or FAST-Infra Initiative). This is an industry-led, public-private initiative with two main components: to develop a sustainable infrastructure labeling system and to target financial interventions to expand private infrastructure finance in developing countries, particularly from institutional investors. 

Global Commission on Adaptation/Global Center on Adaptation

The GIF is supporting the development of a PPP learning module on the integration of climate resilience into the development of infrastructure PPPs, as well as the identification of potential climate resilient pilot projects among GIF-supported activities.