Bridge in urban setting

Infraestructura para un futuro sostenible

WASHINGTON, DC – La infraestructura es un potente motor del crecimiento económico y el desarrollo inclusivo, capaz de impulsar la demanda agregada actual y sentar las bases para el desarrollo futuro. También es un elemento clave de la agenda de lucha contra el cambio climático. Si se hace mal, es parte importante del problema; si se hace bien, resulta un gran aporte para la solución.

En los próximos 15 años se necesitarán en el mundo más de $90 billones en inversiones de infraestructura. Se trata de una cifra que más que duplica la infraestructura actual y requiere que la inversión anual total aumente más que el doble, de los $2,5 a 3 billones actuales a más de $6 billones. Cerca del 75% de esta inversión deberá hacerse en el mundo en desarrollo, particularmente los países de ingresos medios, debido a sus necesidades de crecimiento, su rápida urbanización y sus ya importantes retrasos en la materia.

No hay duda de que cerrar la brecha de la infraestructura será un desafío, pero también representa una gran oportunidad para crear las bases de apoyo de un futuro más sostenible.

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