McKinsey Global Institute: Bridging Infrastructure Gaps


Bridging Infrastructure Gaps: Has the World Made Progress?


Today, the world invests nearly 14 percent of global GDP in infrastructure and real estate. Ailing infrastructure assets, rising populations, and the demands of economic development are driving countries’ desire to channel more funding into transport, power, and other systems that catalyze recovery and growth.

In 2013, McKinsey Global Institute research found that the trajectory of spending would leave countries facing major gaps in infrastructure. Despite a recent rise in investment in economic infrastructure, gaps remain.