This Policy Paper is a work and a publication of the B20 Financing Growth & Infrastructure (FGI) taskforce!

B20 Taskforce Financing Growth & Infrastructure – Policy Paper 2017

By 2050 the global population will rise from 7.3 billion to 9.7 billion and is expected to reach 11.2 billion by 2100.  Many countries will be hard pressed to meet the needs of their people. There are, for example, already considerable investment gaps in infrastructure, research, and development, as well as education.  Yet, as governments pushed to restore stability and resilience in the wake of 2008 global financial crisis, infrastructure investment has been neglected.

There is increasing awareness that a more balanced policy mix is required to deliver a stronger path for growth and financial stability. The G20 has already taken actions to improve the environment for infrastructure investment, however, as this paper reports, more must be achieved so private investors can undertake the long-term, capital intensive investments such complex projects demand.

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