In most countries discretionary fiscal policies are counter-cyclical, that is, taxes are cut but spending increased during downturns to promote economic recovery and growth, with investment in economic infrastructure seen as one of the key methods by which a government can influence economic growth.
While the role Economic Infrastructure can play in positively influencing economic growth is widely accepted, delivering such major investments has never been more challenging to both the public and private sectors. In many parts of the world ageing infrastructure is suffering from decades of under maintenance, while in others the demand for new infrastructure, fuelled by a rapid expansion of an increasingly wealthy urban middle class, is stretching the resources of even the most affluent governments. Many are turning to the private sector to design, build, fund and operate these facilities, and yet the private sector is struggling with limited access to debt and growing risk aversion from investors. Now, more than ever, investment decisions need to be based on robust analysis and informed advice.
The main strands of the services we can offer in this sector are: