Last Updated:
26 Jun 2022

Well-maintained: Economic Benefits from More Reliable & Resilient Infrastructure

This World Bank report was commissioned to inform this past weekend’s G20 conversations. It underlines that lack of maintenance of infrastructure assets has real costs and repercussions on people, firms, and economic systems. Moreover, regular maintenance is an essential contributor to infrastructure resilience as countries face the impacts of climate change. We emphasize that more spending alone is insufficient, unless accompanied by new approaches in planning, costing, and delivering maintenance, operations, and repairs—drawing lessons from private participation in infrastructure.