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Mobilising Private Investment in Infrastructure: Investment De-Risking and Uncertainty

Public investment in infrastructure was the first to be cut by fiscally constrained governments during the recent economic crisis. Recognising the value of infrastructure investment as a counter cyclical measure, policy makers turned to private finance. This report examines why this strategy was not effective. The paper is part of a series of 19 papers and a synthesis report produced by the International Transport Forum’s Working Group on Private Investment in Transport Infrastructure.

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