The 3rd Infrastructure Working Group (IWG) Meeting Strives for Global Digital Infrastructure Development

The 3rd IWG’s first day focused on three agendas: sustainable infrastructure investment, social inclusion and regional inequality, as well as post-pandemic transformative infrastructure. Several reports supporting the completion of deliverables have been completed and presented by international organizations, including the OECD’s Report on Advancing the Environment and Data for Sustainable Infrastructure Financing and the GI Hub’s Report on Infrastructure Transition Pathways, which support the IWG agenda related to sustainable infrastructure investment.

On the first day of the meeting, the Presidency and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) co-hosted a High-Level Seminar on Digital Infrastructure: Closing the Digital Divide. The seminar addressed the issue of the digital divide, particularly from a regulatory standpoint, the role of the public and private sectors, as well as innovative financing structures in digital infrastructure development, all in keeping with the IWG agenda for digital infrastructure development. In her remarks, Sri Mulyani, the Minister of Finance, emphasized the G20’s role in improving global digital infrastructure to allow digital transformation.