‘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).

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