How will we bridge the gap?
As the global population increases, there has been an urgent need to expand and rebuild the world’s aging physical infrastructure: Roads. Bridges. Airports. Rail systems.
To satisfy the demand, experts have estimated a need for some $100 trillion in investment over the next 20 years. Unfortunately, those same experts are predicting a gap of approximately $18 trillion between the demand and the capital available to make it a reality.
The infographic above outlines some of the more creative ways that the need is being met, through government assistance, financial institutions, and end user fees.