The latest edition of the World Bank's PPP related newsletter Handshake is dedicated to the role data and information plays in boosting effective infrastructure investment.
The bank says:
'...To be able to make the right investment decisions, MDBs must have the right information—and that’s where data comes in. The right data must inform decisions about how and where to invest in infrastructure that will last. The current issue of Handshake explores the various ways that data can result in better decisions: from national or even regional infrastructure investment planning by allowing us to define the problem, or “gap,” more accurately; to learning from the growing experiences of national public-private partnership (PPP) programs by benchmarking properly and collecting the right information along the way; to improving contract management through the application of innovative real-time data collection and contract adjustment...."
However I would venture that all participants own the global infrastructure market would benefit from access to more and more timely and relevant structured data, information, workflow tools and benchmarks, This is what will bring transparency, standard documentation, a pipeline of more bankable projects, attract more investors, manage risks more effectively and generally grow infrastructure as an asset class. This is the intention of infraccess.net
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