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Our research assesses infrastructure decision making and how it can be improved.

Infrastructure – energy, transport, utilities and digital communication – is the backbone of a successful modern economy. Well-designed infrastructure projects have long-term economic benefits, contributing to economic growth and productivity. To gain these benefits, investment must be undertaken wisely. Choosing the wrong projects can lead to delays, waste and low marginal returns.  

Our research has looked at decision-making on recent major projects, including how projects are valued, financing, public engagement and long-term planning. 

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