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Asia 2015 Conference Paper on Infrastructure Challenges

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Insititute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex
February - March 2006
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OPM provided a consultant to review materials prepared for the conference and to provide a summary of discussions at the conference on infrastructure issues. The paper reviews the challenges for infrastructure policy and investment in East Asia and South Asia. The context is one in which the major economies (led by China and more recently India) have enjoyed increasingly rapid growth accompanied by substantial reductions in poverty. Infrastructure investment has played an important part in this growth, but the increasing demands related to growth have also highlighted shortfalls in the quantity and quality of infrastructure and this is increasingly seen as a binding constraint on futher growth, particularly in India.

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