Roles for the Private Sector, Governments and Multilateral Creditors in Latin American Private Infrastructure

Dec 2003
This paper discusses a growing consensus in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean about the importance of the efficient management of infrastructure services, not only for economical but also for social reason. Specifically, the barriers for infrastructure projects will be discussed in three categories: financing, public-private partnerships, and putting the deals together. Included is a review of each of these areas and an examination of the role of the major stakeholders in project financing, which together clarify why private sector infrastructure investment has not lived up to expectations.