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Fixing housing & construction

How do we close huge global gaps in housing and infrastructure?

Countries around the world are not keeping up with rising demand for infrastructure and affordable housing options. MGI research continues to highlight the urgency of these issues and explore solutions.

MGI has presented research on this topic to the Eminent Persons Group at the G20 in London and at CityLab Paris.

Publications

Reinventing construction: A route to higher productivity

The construction industry employs about 7 percent of the world’s working-age population and is one of the world economy’s largest sectors, with $10 trillion spent on construction-related goods and services every year.

Housing affordability: A supply-side tool kit for cities

From London to Lagos, housing costs are creating financial stress for a large share of the world’s urban residents, largely reflecting an extreme imbalance in supply and demand.

Bridging infrastructure gaps: Has the world made progress?

Today, the world invests nearly 14 percent of global GDP in infrastructure and real estate, but more is needed.

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