Identifying a number of issues and topics that carry both pros and cons...
Infrastructure continues to drive growth of the global economy. Governments have the desire and ambition to invest, and new technologies and innovation are unlocking development opportunity, but social, financial and political division risks stalling critical action. A new KPMG International report, Emerging Trends in Infrastructure 2018 identifies the trends that will pose the greatest challenges and fuel new opportunities for infrastructure projects over the coming year.
This year’s Emerging Trends, identifies a number of issues and topics that carry both pros and cons. For example, technology could enable unprecedented progress… or it could make current planning models obsolete; new pricing and funding models could release massive investment… or they could exacerbate issues of social and wealth inequality.
The nine trends identified in this year’s report include:
– The clash of competing forces
– Infrastructure planners start to think about flexibility
– Sustainability – in all its forms – rises up the agenda
– The pace of development comes under the microscope
– Security becomes critical
– Creating alignment between payers, financiers and beneficiaries
– Pricing models mature
– The benefits of sharing data become more evident
– Alternative asset classes re-converge
While this year’s Emerging Trends in Infrastructure contains a number of trends that have been evolving for some time, it also highlights topics that are only now developing and should continue to shape infrastructure markets for years to come.