Future-proofing infrastructure assets: building capital-efficient infrastructure in the age of austerity

There was a time when roads, railways, power plants and other forms of infrastructure were paid for straight from the public purse. However, in recent decades, the corporate sector has played an increasingly important role in financing, building and operating these assets-whether through full privatisation or public-private partnerships (PPPs). And since the global financial crisis and the recession that followed in its wake, the role of private capital has expanded further.

This report will examine the tools and techniques that can help drive capital efficiency in infrastructure, as well as the business models and procurement arrangements that create incentives to rein in costs, while maximising performance and operational efficiency