A Global Overview of Infrastructure

There is a growing realisation that investment in infrastructure should be a key priority. Ageing infrastructure in developed countries means infrastructure update is overdue. At the same time, rapid economic development, population growth and a faster pace of urbanisation in developing countries are making it imperative to develop adequate infrastructure to support the growth. Euromonitor’s recent briefing titled ‘Global Overview of Infrastructure’ as the name suggests provides an overview of the state of global infrastructure. The three key findings include emerging markets are predominantly driving infrastructure investment, digital infrastructure has been experiencing a boom with three-quarters of the global population expected to become internet users by 2030 – up from less than half today and there will be a growing focus on sustainable infrastructure with clean energy being the primary beneficiary.