This paper aims to explore how an infrastructure bank could operate and its possible sources of finance. It draws upon previous calls by ACE for further exploration of both more traditional and new forms of infrastructure spending stimuli, including:
If an infrastructure bank were to be set up it would need to:
Have a clearly defined remit, and suitable targets;
Be a source of confidence for the markets;
Have skill sets conducive to investment, including engineering and financial expertise;
Have transparent funding arrangements to help provide security and confidence in the institution; and
Be able to provide accurate risk analyses of the investment options available.