The first bond issue under a project bond guarantee facility set up in 2012 by ADB and IIFCL is a landmark achievement for Indian infrastructure development, as credit enhancement can help draw in money from insurance companies and pension funds.
Donald Lambert leads the Private Sector Development Unit within ADB’s Viet Nam Resident Mission. The unit supports expanding the role of the private sector in contributing to Viet Nam’s socio-economic development. Previously at ADB, he worked on financial sector development in India and Sri Lanka, served as head of the corporate recovery unit, and was a credit risk management specialist covering ADB’s financial institutions portfolio. Employment prior to ADB included with the US Federal Reserve and as a US Army officer. Mr. Lambert holds a master’s degree from Harvard University, a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, and is a CFA® charterholder.
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To leverage more infrastructure development funds, India should establish a specialized institution dedicated to credit-enhancing corporate bonds.
Sri Lanka is an excellent example of how it makes good economic sense for the public sector to drive private sector development in Asia and the Pacific.
If investors are not keen on local SMEs, venture capital firms will struggle to find the exit door.
We learned in Sri Lanka that the most effective development projects not only provide new solutions to old problems, but also adapt to changing circumstances.
State-owned enterprises face unique challenges when it comes to attracting foreign financing for infrastructure projects. But there are solutions.
Hồi chuông cảnh tỉnh: Làm thế nào các doanh nghiệp nhà nước có thể huy động tài trợ nước ngoài cho cơ sở hạ tầng
Các doanh nghiệp nhà nước phải đối mặt với những thách thức riêng khi mời gọi tài chính nước ngoài cho các dự án cơ sở hạ tầng. Nhưng không phải không có giải pháp.
Một bộ luật cấu trúc tốt về đầu tư theo hình thức quan hệ đối tác công-tư là cơ hội chính để nâng cấp cơ sở hạ tầng ở Việt Nam.