‘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?
- 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).