Infrastructure and Transport

Infrastructure Strategies that Accelerate Economic Progress

Infrastructure and transport form a critical foundation for the growth of emerging economies and are key to ensuring countries are connected to the global markets and value chains. It also has been a core area of development focus for the Centennial Group since its inception 16 years ago.

We offer high-level experience and contacts in formulating strategies and policies to develop infrastructure in emerging markets. Our work is particularly geared to issues related to private sector participation in all major infrastructure sectors (transport, power, water supply and sanitation, etc.), infrastructure funds and project financing, and urban and municipal development policy, with a specialty in local government finance.

Our Infrastructure and Transport Expertise

We take a holistic view of infrastructure development, providing services that include:

  • Overall planning, strategies and policies to accelerate infrastructure development at the national and sub-national level.
  • Design of financing mechanisms (e.g. debt and quasi-debt funds) for large-scale infrastructure projects.
  • Formulation of strategies and programs to accelerate private infrastructure investments.
  • Formulation of new institutional approaches and strategies to support development of transport, power, water and telecommunications sectors.
  • Assessments of state- and municipal-level infrastructure programs.
  • Assessments for private companies interested in investing outside their home countries, and assistance in identifying and negotiating with potential strategic partners to enter new markets.

Example Infrastructure and Transport


Below is a sampling of the types of infrastructure-related projects the Centennial Group team has conducted for governments, development organizations, and the private sector:

  • Leading World Bank initiatives to promote private sector participation in infrastructure in Asia.
  • Advising a major Asian financial institution on its proposal to set up a large debt and quasi-debt fund to finance infrastructure projects throughout East and South Asia.
  • Leading a World Bank-sponsored program to formulate a strategy and program to accelerate private investments in infrastructure in Africa.
  • Coordinating an Asian Development Bank effort to formulate a new institutional approach and strategy to support transport sector development throughout Asia.
  • Assessing the Asian Development Bank’s prospects for and strategy towards sub-national initiatives to finance infrastructure programs at the state level.
  • Advising private companies interested in investing outside of their home countries.
  • Preparing concept notes for the Asian Development Bank that covered resource mobilization, including participation by the private sector, the role of transport in poverty reduction, environmental issues, and institutional development as they affect its transport operations.
  • Estimating infrastructure investment requirements for regions (Asia and Latin America) and countries (India, Indonesia).
  • Assessing effectiveness of India’s policies for infrastructure development.

Our Team

Meet the principal(s) that lead our Infrastructure and Transport assignments:

Anthony Pellegrini

Anthony Pellegrini

Founding Partner; Head of Infrastructure and Urban Development Practice

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