Public Investment and Public-Private Partnerships

Author/Editor:

Bernardin Akitoby ; Gerd Schwartz ; Richard Hemming

Publication Date:

March 21, 2007

Electronic Access:

Free Full text

Summary:

Over the past three decades, public spending on infrastructure, as a share of GDP, has been on the decline worldwide. Although the link between infrastructure investment and economic growth is not yet fully understood, the quality of infrastructure clearly affects a country's productivity, competitiveness in export markets, and ability to attract foreign investment. This EI explores the following questions: Should countries increase public investment in infrastructure? If the answer is yes, how can they do so in a fiscally responsible manner? Are public-private partnerships a viable alternative?

Series:

Economic Issues No. 40

Subject:

Notes:

Also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.

English

Publication Date:

March 21, 2007

ISBN/ISSN:

9781589064782/1020-5098

Stock No:

EIIEA040

Price:

Free

Format:

Paper

Pages:

24

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