ndustry 4.0 can be characterized by the integration of autonomous robots and machinery and other smart technologies. It is a move toward smart technology in manufacturing with a focus on connectivity.
For this year’s edition, we reached out to more than 10,000 people in 10 major global cities to ask about their everyday experiences with infrastructure services. How satisfied and safe do they feel with their roads and bridges, rail services and utilities? How engaged are they in the decision-making processes for new projects that can improve lifestyles and drive new economic growth?
A practical guide for governments, informed by a country-lens review of leading practices
The reference tool on Governmental Processes Facilitating Infrastructure Project Preparation closely examines the relationships between countries’ institutional arrangements for project preparation, funding programs, project identification, feasibility studies and project structuring, through the lens of country-level governance and implementation. This initiative closely aligns with the G20 Principles for Project Preparation endorsed by the G20 Leaders in November 2018.
One of the primary responsibilities of governments the world over is to provide public services to their citizens, including through infrastructure projects. However, governments are often faced with limited resources, constraining their ability to finance and deliver infrastructure on their own. Thus, it is often necessary to invite a private sector party to jointly provide the services in partnership with the public sector.
The first edition of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Monitor tracks the development of the PPP business environment as well as the challenges of doing PPPs in nine of the ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs): Bangladesh, the People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. It is divided into four main categories: Regulatory Framework, Institutional Capacity for Implementation, PPP Market Maturity, and Financial Facilities. The PPP Monitor aims to increase the level and quality of private sector participation in infrastructure in the ADB's DMCs by serving as an active platform for dialogue between the public and private sectors.
The PPP Contract Management Tool provides practical guidance to government officials responsible for managing public-private partnership (PPP) contracts and concession contracts during construction and operations, based on extensive data and real-life case studies.
B&R Infrastructure Development Index Report 2018, in both English and Chinese, published by China International Contractors Association (CHINCA) in the 9th International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum held in Macao on June 7-8, 2018.