The need for resilient, sustainable and new infrastructure is on the rise globally. Executives around the world are concerned about the adequacy and existence of infrastructure. Availability of infrastructure is a critical issue for business as it impacts on operating costs and it becomes a major factor in strategic planning and decision making. The long term outlook for the businesses does not look bright as 77% of the surveyed participants by the Economics Intelligence Unit on behalf of KPMG... READ MORE
Infrastructure has finally made it to the top of political agenda following many years of neglect and decades of improper planning. Many business leaders are of the opinion that inadequate infrastructure will negatively impact their companies’ long-term growth and the decision of where to do business will be influenced by surrounding and available infrastructure. Government frontrunners are saying that developing countries need new infrastructure, while developed countries need rebuilt... READ MORE
Late last year I was teaching a course on infrastructure finance, in a highly regarded University in Brazil and one of the students asked me, without context: “how to bring losers on board of a Public-Private Partnership project?”
It was a good question, particularly because it shed light on a very relevant aspect of PPP projects, one which the professional community discusses less than it should: There can be losers!
For example, entire communities can lose their houses due to the flooding of... READ MORE