Resource Financed Infrastructure: A Discussion on a New Form of Infrastructure Financing
with John J. Beardsworth, Bryan Land, and James Schmidt
With comments by Alan Gelb, Paul Collier, Justin Lin and Yan Wang, Clare Short, and Louis Wells
World Bank Study, May 2014
In recent decades, resource-rich developing countries have been using their natural resources as collateral to access sources of finance for investment. One of several financing models to emerge as a result is the resource financed infrastructure (RFI) model. This report, consisting of a study prepared by global project finance specialists Hunton & Williams LLP, and comments by Paul Collier, Alan Gelb, Justin Yifu Lin and Yan Wang, Clare Short, and Louis T. Wells, provides the first in-depth analysis of RFI contracting from a project finance perspective.