Infrastructure, broadly defined as electric power, irrigation, transport, telecommunications, water supply and sanitation, will play a key role in facilitating the resumption and acceleration of growth in developing countries. Expectations about the role of infrastructure in development have changed over time. While infrastructure's importance to development has long been understood, its impact has been blunted by other constraints that blocked or deflected its effects throughout the economy. Over the last decade, policy reform has brought many countries to the point where they are now able to use the resources devoted to infrastructure services more effectively for development. A dominant theme arising from this study is the need to reorient thinking about infrastructure away from the traditional emphasis on supply and toward demand considerations and the quantitative but also qualitative needs or users, clients and beneficiaries.

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  • Authors:
    • Israel, A
  • Publication Date: 1992


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  • Accession Number: 00712467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0821321935
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 171
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 10 1995 12:00AM