Emerging markets infrastructure series

Emerging markets

What did we discover?

Emerging markets
infrastructure series


Industrial and urban growth in the emerging markets has led to unprecedented investment plans in infrastructure. This is creating opportunities for infrastructure operators, engineering and construction companies, private materials, and financial firms.

In fact, 59% of CEOs say they see emerging markets as more important than developed markets to their future, according to PwC's 15th Annual Global CEO Survey. While there are common drivers of infrastructure growth across emerging markets, such as the need for new infrastructure and the goals of sustaining economic growth and handling rapid urbanisation, the environment and challenges vary widely.

In PwC's Emerging Markets Infrastructure Series, we provide insights on the goals, challenges, risks and opportunities associated with emerging market infrastructure developments.

Key findings

“Today’s corporate leadership worldwide has a global mindset honed by time spent on extended expat assignments. Living and working in an emerging market opens the door to new ways of working and new possibilities as resource constraints demand flexibility and openness to change."

Dennis Finn, PwC Global Human Capital Leader
In August 2012, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said her government will invest nearly $69 billion by the end of 2014 to improve Brazil’s transportation systems.

"European and American companies already have a presence in China’s major coastal cities and provinces. However, very few foreign companies—if any—are operating in our secondary markets."

Gabriel Wong
In China, government planners and foreign investors alike are wrestling with the implications of water scarcity. China has 21% of the world's population, but only 6% of its freshwater.

The Indian Planning Commission has estimated that the country will need 180 additional airports in the next decade.

Richard Abadie
Global leader
Capital projects & infrastructure
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7213 3225
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