The International Project Finance Association (IPFA) is an independent, not-for-profit, professional members association dedicated to promoting and representing the interests of both public and private sector organisations involved in project finance and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) worldwide. It has as its members the key players within the infrastructure and energy industry, including financial institutions, project sponsors, law firms, construction companies and operators active in PPP and project finance markets globally.
Established in 1998, the IPFA aims to raise awareness and understanding about project finance and PPPs and their crucial role in infrastructure and economic development.
The principle objectives of the IPFA are to:
- Encourage networking and dialogue between the public and private sector.
- Provide up-to-date information on best practice, industry trends and new developments that can be immediately applied to projects.
Successfully achieving these objectives since its inception has not only built political support for project finance and increased public awareness regarding the vital role that project finance can play in seeking more cost effective ways to provide essential economic infrastructure services; it has also created a truly integrated working relationship between the IPFA, the private sector and governments both at a local level and on a global scale.