Rebuilding Confidence

The Global Infrastructure Gap Between Needs and Investment Is Wide; Teams Must Rethink Risk and Embrace Innovation to Meet Demand

Time is running out to reshape and right-size infrastructure for a growing world. Countries need to invest as much as US$97 trillion in energy, telecom, transportation and water infrastructure projects by 2040 to meet current requirements—about US$18 trillion short of what's currently budgeted, according to the most recent analysis by Global Infrastructure Hub and Oxford Economics. Nearly 75 percent of the global infrastructure investment gap can be attributed to the need for roads, electricity, wireless networks, rail, water, airports and ports, according to a 2019 World Economic Forum report.
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