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Second Committee, Side Event: Infrastructure and sustainable development - Making infrastructure investments work for women and girls (General Assembly, 73rd session).
16 Oct 2018 -  Economic and Financial Committee Side Event: Infrastructure and sustainable development - Making infrastructure investments work for women and girls.
A recent study by the G20’s Global Infrastructure Hub has shown that there is a current infrastructure investment gap of USD 97 trillion to meet global needs by 2040. The need to invest in infrastructure and provide scalable solutions is evident, but how can they be financed, particularly in low‐income countries where the gaps are greatest and the capacity of most households to pay user charges lowest?
UN‐Women and UNOPS have co‐organized this side event bringing together a group of leading experts to explore some of the key policy choices facing countries as they seek to address gaps in their capacity to effectively plan, deliver, and manage sustainable, resilient, inclusive, and gender‐responsive infrastructure.