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Closing the infrastructure gap

The role of public-private partnerships

From India to Somalia, countries around the globe confront the world's glaring infrastructure deficit daily. Evidence of the large and growing gap between infrastructure needs and the resources that governments have historically invested in meeting those needs is everywhere, ranging from congested transit systems to deteriorated hospitals and schools.

In an effort to narrow the infrastructure deficit, governments are increasingly turning to the private sector for financing, design, construction and operation of infrastructure projects. Once rare and limited to a handful of countries and infrastructure sectors, these public-private partnerships (PPPs) have emerged as one of the most important models governments use to close the infrastructure gap.

In this report, Deloitte examines the current shift in how governments provide infrastructure: through public-private partnerships.

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