National infrastructure and services – including, but not limited to, telecommunications, power, and transportation - form the backbone of every economy and are a prerequisite for social wellbeing. The economic rise of the emerging markets has been undergirded, to a great extent, by public and private investment in essential national infrastructure.
Countries recognize the centrality of infrastructure in attracting private investment and making their economies more competitive. The challenge, therefore, is not whether to invest, but rather how best to invest given the available resources. Some typical issues stakeholders confront include how to finance, structure and manage a large project, where to prioritize when resources are scarce, how to establish an effective public-private sector collaboration, what form of governance model to adopt, how to implement efficient sourcing, and how to transition effectively from an implementation to a maintenance phase.
Both independently and by way of collaboration with partners, we have played a key role in infrastructure projects that have brought extensive change to countries and companies, and have impacted downstream businesses and millions of people. Coupled with our commercial and technical knowledge on the telecommunications, energy and financial fronts, our ability to anchor a project in a sensible strategic framework and sound management and operational controls helps ensure not only a successful start, but more importantly, long-term sustainability.