Boasting dynamic international economies open to a wide variety of private investment opportunities in infrastructure, these markets recognize infrastructure’s importance to economic growth and have developed innovative solutions to sustain infrastructure investment in an age of fiscal austerity.
A combination of privatization, regulation and a wide range of investors has heightened competition for infrastructure in these markets. While many impressive projects designed to boost economic development are in the pipeline, many of these markets continue to struggle with access to finance and key skills.
As this year’s Infrastructure 100 report suggests, the ability to compete globally for finance and talent will determine whether the momentum in these markets is maintained.
Although countries are striving to tackle the skills shortage through academies and other links to further education, they also need to ensure that there is a continuous availability of challenging work for these individuals. Otherwise, talent will emigrate in search of new opportunities.
Read more about 25 exceptional projects underway in Mature International Markets that were selected by our panel of experts for their scale, feasibility, complexity, innovation and impact on society