This book presents several country studies and explains how infrastructure investment can increase output taxes trade and firm productivity governments throughout the asia pacific region recognize the catalyzing role of infrastructure investment for sustainable growth yet they are faced with the problem of financing new infrastructure. Finance for financing private infrastructure investment in the asia pacific region in 2014 global project finance lending stood at us260 bn highest level in 10 years in the same year asian and the pacific accounted for us72bn 277 of the global market largest share 200 157 46 45 44 41 28 27 24 21 16 04 0 50 100 150 200 250. Given that the asia pacific regions infrastructure investment requirement is immense and public resources are limited it is important to carefully design financing strategies to fill the existing gaps and meet future infrastructure demand. The need to have foreign investment in cross border infrastructure projects may be even more acute it is therefore important to identify potential challenges faced by countries in asia pacific when planning cross border projects and understand the major reasons for the slow progress of regional infrastructure investment and financing obstacles. This book examines the modalities for financing infrastructure projects in asia and the pacific including i mapping out the benefits and needs of infrastructure investment ii evaluating
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