Infrastructure in CESEE: Benchmarking, Macroeconomic Impact, and Policy Issues

12  October 2021    2:00 pm CEST

Open JVI Lecture




Scaling up infrastructure investment as part of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic presents a unique opportunity to lift long-term growth in a sustainable manner, and accelerate the digital and green transformation in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. With the crisis stretching budgets, achieving value for money will be even more relevant. This webinar will examine the region's infrastructure gaps and assess the potential returns of infrastructure investment. It will articulate policies that can help countries maximize the benefits of infrastructure investment, focusing on the role of infrastructure governance to ensure spending efficiency, stimulate more cross-border collaboration and greater private sector participation.


Ms. Petia Borissova Topalova, International Monetary Fund
Mr. Gabriel Di Bella, International Monetary Fund
Ms. Elisabeth Hagen (Moderation), Senior Research Associate, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies

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The webinar will be held in English. Participants are encouraged to ask written questions to the presenters using the webinar’s Q&A feature.

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