Meeting Asia’s Infrastructure Needs

This report from Asian Development Bank updates estimates by presenting infrastructure investment needs for all 45 DMCs from 2016 to 2030, the final year of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Two sets of estimates are presented. The first includes the costs of climate mitigation and adaptation (climate-adjusted estimate). Using this set of estimates, developing Asia will need to invest $26 trillion over the 15-years from 2016 to 2030, or $1.7 trillion per year. The second set of estimates does not include climate-adjusted costs (baseline estimate), and amounts to $22.6 trillion, or $1.5 trillion per year.

The baseline estimates are generated closely following the methods of Seamless Asia, but
using more refined data and deriving key parameters from ADB project experience and the latest literature. The second contribution of the report is that it provides a detailed analysis of infrastructure investment gaps.  The third contribution of the report relates to measurement of infrastructure investment.

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