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Sustainable infrastructure investment

  • Armida Alisjahbana
    Armida Alisjahbana

    Professor at Padjadjaran University and director of the university’s Center of Sustainable Development Goals Studies (SDGs Center)

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Bandung   /   Thu, May 4, 2017   /  10:09 am
Sustainable infrastructure investment Infrastructure race: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (third from right) inspects a section of a toll road construction project in Bogor, West Java, during a recent visit. (JP/Ayomi Amindoni)

Infrastructure investment needs are high on the global development agenda as the realization of the funding requirements depends not only on each country’s financing capacity but also on multilateral cooperation with other countries or international agencies. Sustainable and quality infrastructure investment are two sides of the same coin. Quality infrastructure investment can facilitate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are part of the global development commitments. What is sustainable infrastructure investment and how does it link to quality infrastructure investment and finance? To quote the Report of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate 2016, sustainable infrastructure is infrastructure that is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable. The report describes the three pillars of sustainable infrastructure investmen...

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