Lifelines for Better Development

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  • Resilient infrastructure is about people. Particularly in developing countries, infrastructure disruptions are an everyday concern that affects people‚Äôs well-being, economic prospects, and quality of life.
  • There is a significant economic opportunity from investing in resilient infrastructure: the overall net benefit of doing so in developing countries would be $4.2 trillion over the lifetime of new infrastructure.
  • For infrastructure investors, governments, development banks and the private sector the message is clear: rather than just spending more, also spend better