About Source Advisory Committee
Source (previously known as IISS) was first developed by the Asian Development Bank, and since 2013 is led by Development Banks’ appointed executing agency, Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation (SIF). Source today is a global software supported by major MDBs and IFIs, that form the Source Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee is committed to support and provide inputs to help SIF Management in its duties of implementing the strategic direction of SIF and evolution of the Source Software.
The current members of the Source Advisory Committee are:
- African Development Bank (AfDB)
- Asian Development Bank (AsDB)
- O Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES)
- CAF – Banco de Desarrollo de America Latina
- Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
- Inter-American Development Bank (IaDB)
- Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
- World Bank Group (WBG)
To varying degrees, members of the Source Advisory Committee help their respective public sector clients’ access and use Source. MDBs having already collaborated and provided seed capital to design and launch Source, are now seeking bilateral partners and/or donors to provide financial support to SIF to accelerate the roll-out of Source and efficiently respond to global users’ demands.
Quotes from our Advisory Committee
*Content Source: SIF 2016 Annual Report
African Development Bank (AfDB)
“I am very excited about SEFA taking the lead at AfDB in testing this sophisticated platform, and positive that this will enhance our screening, quality review and readiness assessment of pipeline. Hopefully other Bank PPFs will follow in our footsteps.”. December 20th, 2016.
Joao Duarte Cunha, SEFA Coordinator, AfDB.
Asian Development Bank (AsDB)
“I am very proud of the progress made by SIF, in particular on the IISS. IISS initially started as a pilot initiative of Asian Development Bank to address lack of quality project pipelines in infrastructure investment and then has been gradually expanded to a global platform with support and guidance of major MDBs. It is very encouraging that more agencies increasingly use IISS to better manage the project preparation process and improve information flow and quality of project documents. ADB will closely work with SIF and other partners in building local agencies’ capacity in Asia and the Pacific countries to adequately use IISS and develop more quality project pipelines which are critically needed for scaling up sustainable infrastructure investment.” January6th,2017.
Gil-Hong Kim Senior Director, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, AsDB
Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF)
“One of the most important challenges that Latin American Countries must face in order to grow, is related to the adequate provision of quality infrastructure. CAF is proud to actively support the improvement, adaptation and promulgation of the use of IISS platform as a practical solution that will contribute to reduce the infrastructure gap”. December 22nd, 2016.
Sergio Arze, Executive Principal, CAF
“The IISS Software is providing African government departments a globally endorsed, standardized project preparation template, a one stop shop, where they can manage their priority projects and answer all relevant questions as desired by both the commercial and development finance institutions alike. In addition, government departments are being capacitated in understanding the project preparation stages. This IISS tool build’s capacity, provides project management and create the opportunity to increase the number of bankable infrastructure projects on the continent. Congratulations SIF on capacitating more than 700 government officials in the past year through various training sessions in 25 countries! The DBSA is proud to be a part of this process.” January 5th, 2017.
Mohan Vivekanandan, Group Executive: Strategy, DBSA.
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
“IISS is now widely recognized as the go-to place for disseminating project preparation information for infrastructure development. Alongside our IFI partners, EBRD is very pleased to be a direct supporter of IISS, which we think provides major benefits to public and private sector players alike by providing easy-to-understand template-based information to allow people to see what’s happening now in emerging market infrastructure.” December 21st, 2016.
Matthew Jordan-Tank, Head of Infrastructure Policy and IPPF, EBRD
Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF)
“GIF and IISS share the crucial development goal of helping governments to prepare and structure high quality infrastructure projects. IISS complements GIF’s project preparation funding and technical assistance by providing a user-friendly platform for governments to better manage the project preparation process and to crucially improve the information flow around those projects, particularly with the private sector. Over the course of 2017, we look forward to a number of GIF supported projects being prepared on the IISS platform and are working with the IISS team on developing a new feature that will be hosted on IISS”. December 21st, 2016.
Jason Lu, Acting Head, GIF
InterAmerican Development Bank (IaDB)
“IISS has a huge role in helping produce more and better infrastructure—which is badly needed to improve the quality of life of developing-country populations. And as such, it has become an invaluable public good. Thus, from MDBs, we should keep joining efforts to help IISS reach its full potential, and to maximise its impact on global infrastructure.” December 20th, 2016.
Tomas Serebrisky, Principal Economic Advisor at IaDB
Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
“Thanks to the proactive management of SIF, IISS has already proved its use as a key project development tool which can help development practitioners and governments on two fronts. Firstly, it is no secret that we need more private sector participation in infrastructure projects to fill the financing gap. Standardized project documents prepared under the guidance of IISS templates will certainly be helpful in attracting private sector lenders. Secondly, increasing the quality of project documentation will enhance the quality at entry for financiers and facilitate project implementation. Overall, usage of IISS will promote developing and marketing more infrastructure projects and help MDBs access a richer project pipeline.” December 22nd, 2016.
Ali Kayar, Investment Officer, IsDB
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
“IFC was an early supporter of SIF in developing the IISS platform. We believe it streamlines PPP project preparation for the public sector and simplifies project assessment for the private sector during the initial tender phases, helping countries close their infrastructure gaps. We look forward to continuing our collaboration and piloting this important new platform.” January 9th, 2017.
Emmanuel Nyirinkindi, Global Head, IFC PPP Transaction Advisory Services
Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF)
“PPIAF is proud to be supporting the SIF-IISS in its development process : we truly believe this platform has an huge potential to attract private investments and beyond that, to set new standards for all infrastructure projects , irrespective of their financing and procurement modes.“ December 20th, 2016.
Francois Bergere, Program Manager, PPIAF
World Bank Group (WBG)
“I’m excited by the progress which has been made by IISS since its global launch in January 2016. Having over 63 projects from 24 countries already on the platform is a real achievement – good for countries, investors and consumers. We look forward to supporting further significant growth in the IISS platform in 2017.” December 20th, 2016.
Laurence, Carter, Senior Director, Public-Private Partnerships, World Bank Group