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Enhancing Regional Cooperation in Infrastructure Development Including that Related to Disaster Management

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Adequate infrastructure in the four key sectors of transport, telecommunications, energy and water is a prerequisite for opening up access to global trade and investment flows. This study analyses the role of infrastructure and its socio-economic linkages as well as regional initiatives in creating, maintaining and utilizing infrastructure with a focus on financing such investment. The study identifies a number of specific options for strengthening regional cooperation in these areas.

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Regional cooperation in infrastructure development and financing

Infrastructure is a broad concept linked to every facet of the economy and human life. Accordingly, the list of associated issues is long. For any purposeful analysis of issues in infrastructure development to lead to an action-oriented way forward, it is necessary to narrow down the definition of infrastructure and associated issues. The aim of this chapter is to clarify certain concepts and elaborate certain key issues.

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