Summary of Strategic Infrastructure

Mitigation of Political & Regulatory Risk in Infrastructure Projects

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Strategic Infrastructure summary
Public and private entities can collaborate more effectively to deal with critical global infrastructure needs.


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Infrastructure drives all economic output, yet the world faces a $1 trillion shortfall in infrastructure spending every year. In this clear, accessible report, the World Economic Forum, in partnership with the Boston Consulting Group, highlights the political and regulatory hurdles that public-private partnerships (PPPs) often encounter in infrastructure projects. The study outlines current best practices and provides real-world examples of successful PPPs in action. While the study does not promote specific policies, the omission is reasonable, given that investment landscapes and infrastructure needs vary dramatically across countries and regions. getAbstract suggests this objective overview to senior officials making strategic decisions on infrastructure, as well as to investors, developers, executives and leaders of nongovernmental organizations.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How political and regulatory risks can undermine infrastructure development; and
  • How the public and private sectors can collaborate to mitigate those risks.


Infrastructure Development and Economic Growth
Infrastructure development and economic output grow symbiotically. The world must spend $4 trillion on infrastructure every year from now to 2030 to optimize growth, yet it falls short by $1 trillion annually. The public sector alone cannot...
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