GIIA has today released the results of the fifth annual Global Infrastructure Index (GII)- the largest survey of its kind gauging public attitudes to infrastructure around the world. In 2020, almost 20,000 people, across 27 countries, were asked a number of questions about the country’s record on infrastructure, investment priorities and the role of the private sector.
Key highlights from the 2020 Global Infrastructure Index include:
- 79% agree that investment in infrastructure will create new jobs and boost the economy; 4% disagree.
- 68% believe Government should prioritise infrastructure investment as part of the Covid-19 economic recovery; just 8% disagree.
- There has been an increase in support for private investment among people if it helps their country get the infrastructure it needs with 68% in favour (up 4 percentage points from 2019) and only 8% opposed (down from 13% in 2019).