10Minutes on global infrastructure

March 2010
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Global infrastructure

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In this business brief, PwC discusses the risks and opportunities associated with global infrastructure investment, and offers insight into optimal project management, governance and assurance.

As the competition for global investment heats up, governments and businesses around the world are focusing their attentions on the ability of national infrastructure to drive—or hinder—economic growth. 10Minutes on Global Infrastructure examines the value that can be realized from investments in key initiatives, and the emerging influence of public-private partnerships in financing, building and operating major global infrastructure projects. Opportunities for investment abound and, as sustainability features more prominently in infrastructure development, that opportunity set will cover a growing spectrum of projects, from more traditional transportation build-outs to the development of "smart" electric grids.

While nations and businesses are focused on the social and economic value of infrastructure development, the increasing complexity of global infrastructure projects also creates new risks for all parties involved, requiring intense focus on risk management and accountability. This issue of 10Minutes explores the risks and opportunities associated with global infrastructure investment, and offers insight into the project management, governance and ongoing assurance that is increasingly required for project success.

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