Summary of The $75 Trillion Opportunity in Public Assets

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Nations own a vast array of assets collectively worth a whopping $75 trillion. Yet many governments fail to tap into that value through arrangements like joint ventures, privatizations or management contracts. Although the nature of politics and government makes it difficult to forge such deals, the challenges of monetizing public assets are not impossible to overcome, and the fiscal payoffs could be huge. This incisive article from Boston Consulting Group professionals offers food for thought to state officials and policy experts.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why governments should consider monetizing public assets through joint efforts with private enterprises,
  • Why officials usually fail to tap the monetary value of these resources and
  • What steps officials can take to extract returns from state assets. 
 

About the Authors

Dinesh Khanna et al. are professionals with the Boston Consulting Group.

 

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It’s no secret that the financial picture in many countries is far from ideal. National budgets are tight, and researchers estimate that the gap between the world’s infrastructure needs and available funds will reach $15 trillion by 2040. The United States, Italy and Japan each bear gross public debt in excess of their respective GDPs. The monetization of public assets could help manage government finances.


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