07.06.2016 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Launch of the Governance Report 2016: Governance of Infrastructure

With an introduction by Helmut K. Anheier (Hertie School), and a keynote by Matthias Kollatz-Ahnen (Berlin Finance Senator). The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion with Rolf Alter (OECD), Torsten R. Böger (Association for Transport Infrastructure Financing mbH (VIFG)), Dorothée Allain-Dupré (OECD), and Matthias Woitok (European Investment Bank).

Moderation: Jobst Fiedler (Hertie School)

Please note that the event will be hosted in German but Dorothée Allain-Dupré will speak in English. A simultaneous translation into English will also be provided.


To register, please send an e-mail to events(at)hertie-school.org.

‘White elephants’ and ‘bridges to nowhere’– are infrastructure projects doomed to these cliches? What is the impact on countries’ prosperity, competitiveness and quality of life? What can be done?

The Governance Report 2016 includes:

  • An analysis of persistent myths and changing needs in infrastructure governance
  • An expert survey showing how successful projects hinge on governance in decision-making, and how the quality of political decision-making can be improved
  • Case studies showing innovations in the governance of public infrastructure projects
  • An appraisal of the often overlooked but pivotal role of sub-national governments in public investment
  • An analysis of risks to implementing projects over the course of their life cycle, showing what factors enable success
  • Tools for meeting infrastructure time frames, budgets, and delivery objectives
  • Indicators that assess governments’ capacities to plan, manage, and carry out infrastructure projects

A joint undertaking of the Hertie School of Governance and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Download the Table of Contents and About the Contributors Sections

General Queries

Regina List

Managing Editor

Phone: +49 (0)30 - 259 219 - 106

Email: governancereport (a) hertie-school.org

Press Queries

Regine Kreitz

Head of Communications

Phone: +49 (0)30 - 259 219 -113

Email: pressoffice (a) hertie-school.org

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