The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently downgraded its global growth forecast to 3.2 per cent, and for the developed countries in the G-20, it predicted just 2.1 per cent.

In 2014, the global infrastructure funding gap reached approximately $57 trillion in terms of the amount that would have to be invested in infrastructure to maintain GDP growth through 2030, according to the McKinsey Global Institute. With infrastructure lifespans of between 15 and 150  years, depending on the asset class,…