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Our global team provides actionable and value-focused advice on infrastructure assets. We help clients determine what to build, how to do it more quickly and cost efficiently, and how to invest in and enhance the value of existing infrastructure.

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Madeleine Albright
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Rethinking infrastructure

February 2013–In this video, global authorities and McKinsey experts share insights on tackling one of the 21st century’s biggest and most expensive problems.more

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report | McKinsey Working Papers on Risk, No. 52

A risk-management approach to a successful infrastructure project: Initiation, financing, and execution

November 2013—Large infrastructure projects suffer from significant undermanagement of risk throughout the life cycle of a project. This working paper explains what a comprehensive “through the life cycle” risk-management approach requires and also outline the benefits of, and processes involved in, effectively implementing a risk-management capability.

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report | McKinsey Global Institute

Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information

October 2013—Open data—public information and shared data from private sources—can help create $3 trillion a year of value in seven areas of the global economy.more

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report | McKinsey Global Institute

Urban world: The shifting global business landscape

October 2013—By 2025, almost half of the world’s biggest companies will probably be based in emerging markets, profoundly altering global competitive dynamics.more

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Transform a city into great places to live and work
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How to make a city great

May 2013–What does it take to advance a city's economic, environmental, and social performance? Our research and interviews with global city leaders make clear that there is no single path. Rather successful leaders must find the balance between three critical areas: smart growth, doing more with less, and winning support for change.

Infrastructure productivity
report | McKinsey Global Institute

Infrastructure productivity: How to save $1 trillion a year

January 2013–Just keeping pace with projected global GDP growth will require an estimated $57 trillion in infrastructure investment between now and 2030. Practical steps can reduce infrastructure spending by 40 percent—an annual saving of $1 trillion—by boosting productivity. more

Releasing the pressure on road agencies
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Releasing the pressure on road agencies

February 2011–Road agencies will have trouble meeting rising demand. Adopting new tools and processes, however, can produce big improvements in capital productivity and operating cost efficiency.

Building India
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Building India

August 2009–Inefficiencies in infrastructure implementation could result in GDP loss. This report examines how to effectively accelerate infrastructure projects.

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