Infrastructure

How can governments effectively utilise project preparation financing sources?

How can governments effectively utilise project preparation financing sources?

As project preparation costs can vary widely, these cost figures are only indicative and are based on the following factors: project size and complexity; geographic location(s); degree of technical detailing required; social and environmental impacts; and the extent of upstream preparation required. While the majority of funding for project preparation is through government budgets, national and s... »

Ingredients required for an enabling environment for infrastructure development.

Ingredients required for an enabling environment for infrastructure development.

Globally, governments are accountable for the development of infrastructure and the delivery of basic services in an affordable and inclusive manner. The ability of governments to nurture a conducive enabling environment for infrastructure investment has often been found to be a key differentiator between countries that successfully scale up infrastructure and those that face challenges in doing s... »

Is enough being done to ensure successful delivery of Infrastructure projects?

Is enough being done to ensure successful delivery of Infrastructure projects?

The InfraCompass Report analysed 49 countries on their performance with regards to 6 Key Drivers Of Successful Planning And Delivery Of Infrastructure Projects. The countries analysed account for just over 90% of global GDP and slightly less than 75% of the global population. Approximately two-thirds of the countries are classified by the World Bank as ‘high income’ (also referred to as ‘developed... »

A NEW DAWN FOR UNEMPLOYMENT ALLEVIATION?

A NEW DAWN FOR UNEMPLOYMENT ALLEVIATION?

In the 4th quarter of 2017, the unemployment rate in South Africa decreased to 26.7% from 27.7% in Q1, Q2 and Q3.   Looking at specific sectors, job losses were as follows: • Finance and other business services: 92,000 • Mining: 39,000 • Trade: 25,000 • Transport: 5,000 • Utilities: 4,000   On the positive side; Manufacturing added 13,000 jobs – the highest number added. Construction and com... »

6 KEY DRIVERS OF SUCCESSFUL PLANNING AND DELIVERY OF INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

6 KEY DRIVERS OF SUCCESSFUL PLANNING AND DELIVERY OF INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

  Infrastructure, delivered right, promotes economic growth and lifts communities out of poverty. But often, infrastructure projects fail to deliver their full potential because they are stymied by weak governance or regulatory structures, lost in bureaucratic density, or poorly planned. The infrastructure challenge has been discussed at length, but with very little clarity around the solution. Th... »